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There's Still Time to Register for Workshop on Navigating Your Career in Challenging Times

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

(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA)—There’s still time to register for an upcoming 10-week workshop on Navigating Your Career in Challenging Times. The workshop begins Monday,  September 23, 2013 and will be held Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at Delaware County Community College’s Marple Campus (901 S. Media Line Road, Media).

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. Group members will take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory to assess career satisfiers and occupational interests. They will also use card sorts to identify motivated skills and personal priorities.  In addition, participants will identify their strongest marketable skills and develop an individualized plan to move ahead proactively.  

One-to-one consultation appointments with one of the group leaders will be scheduled during the workshop.  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 a nationally certified career counselor.  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 $114 for residents of sponsoring school districts, $163 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, contact the Career and Counseling Center at 610-359-5324.To register, call the Community Education Office at 610-359-5025. 

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