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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Don't Miss Workshop on Navigating Your Career in Challenging Times

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                Contact:   Michelle Tooker, Public Relations
                                                                                                                                                                    610-359-5276

(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA)— Beginning Monday, February 24, 2014, Delaware County Community College will offer a 10-week career workshop on Navigating Your Career in Challenging Times. The workshop runs on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Marple Campus (901 S. Media Line Road, Media, PA).

Navigating Your Career in Challenging Times provides structure and support for men and women attempting to cope with the uncertainty of a changing job market. The workshop is targeted to the unemployed or those who are still working but lack a sense of direction and focus.  

Participants will learn how to manage their careers, how to network, how to construct a strong résumé, and how to job search effectively. They will take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory to assess career satisfiers and occupational interests. They will also meet one-on-one with one of the workshop leaders and identify their strongest marketable skills to develop an individualized plan to move ahead proactively. Later sessions will explore networking strategies and online tools (including LinkedIn), and will emphasize the importance of taking a proactive role in career development. 

“The College knew that in the present climate we needed to provide special assistance,” says Ruth Campbell, who co-designed and facilitates the workshop with Will Miller. “Workers need to have a stronger career strategy than ever before. Going from job to job without a focus puts workers in a one-down position with very little security.” 

Campbell is a career counselor and professor at the College, a licensed professional counselor and holds national certifications as a career counselor and coach. Miller is a nationally certified counselor and career counselor with a professional background in the information technology and consulting industries.

The cost of the workshop is $119 for residents of sponsoring school districts, $168 for those in non-sponsoring districts. The cost of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory is included. 

Space is strictly limited, and seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to register, contact the Career and Counseling Center at 610-359-5324. 

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