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Transferable Skills

September 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Perhaps you’re changing careers, or have not landed your first job yet. Maybe the industry you’ve always worked in has been shrinking, or is even disappearing. You may feel that there is “no hope” to break into a new field, or you may fear that you’ll need to take a big step down in order to change your career direction.

By understanding and identifying your transferable (portable) skills, your new career can become a reality! In this seminar, you will:

  • Complete assessments to gain clarity about your passions, talents and work values
  • Examine your work history, volunteer work, interests, hobbies and other life experiences to identify your transferable skills
  • Gain information on the top skills necessary in today’s job market
  • Examine best ways to market transferable skills through key career documents and in your presentation to potential employers
  • Learn what employers are really seeking in job candidates, and what careers are in most demand
  • Understand what constitutes a transferable skill through the eyes of an employer
  • Review John Holland’s career model to gain clarity about your personality type as it relates to the current job market
  • Learn about online resources that help you identify transferable skills, along with key industries in which to find jobs
  • Incorporate key, transferable skills into your resume
  • Utilize recommended tools to further assist with identifying and leveraging transferable skills

The meeting is open to all BENG members and other mid- to senior-level professionals Guests are always welcome. If you know anyone who could benefit from the meetings, or from being a part of BENG, bring them along.

Late Attendees: Note that the office building doors will be automatically locked at 6:30pm. Please be prompt, but if you arrive late and find the doors locked, call Wayne Oliver at (267) 625-3706.

Here are the details:

SPONSOR: BENG (Business Executives Networking Group)
PRESENTER: Ford R. Myers, President of Career Potential, LLC
LOCATION: Caramanico Maguire Associates Building 610, Suite 110, 350 Sentry Parkway East, Blue Bell, PA
REGISTRATION: RSVP to Wayne Oliver at wfoliver@msn.com or by phone at (267) 625-3706
QUESTIONS: Call Wayne Oliver at (267) 625-3706 or e-mail wfoliver@msn.com

Here is the agenda:

  1. Each attendee gets two minutes to provide the group with:
  2. Copies of your “One-Pager” (**see below for details)
  3. Your background and area(s) of expertise
  4. Your Target Companies
  5. The type of contacts you are looking for at your Target Companies.
  6. Other attendees will provide contacts at those target companies or other information that may be helpful.
  7. If time permits, attendees can bring up additional questions and discussions about job search concerns, techniques, processes or another related topic.
  8. The room will be available 30 minutes after the meeting for individual networking or discussion.

Here is what to bring:

  1. Your “One Pager” (25 copies).
  2. Name tag.
  3. Tent card with your name on it (to place on the table in front of you).
  4. Your Resume (4 – 5 copies). These are to hand-out to anyone who may want to learn more about you, or to pass it on to others they think may be interested in talking to you.
  5. If you represent a business, bring business cards and/or flyers.

To see an example of a “One-Pager,” go to www.thebeng.org and select the “Example One Pager” link under “Featured Links.”

About the speaker:

Ford R. Myers is an Award-Winning Career Coach and author of the best-seller, Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring. Ford’s firm, Career Potential, LLC, helps clients take charge of their careers, create the work they love, and earn what they deserve! He has held senior consulting positions at three of the nation’s largest career service firms. Ford’s articles and interviews have appeared in thousands of magazines, newspapers, web sites, television and radio networks. He has also conducted presentations at hundreds of companies, associations and universities. Learn more at www.careerpotential.com or contact Ford directly at (610) 649-1778.


September 21, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Caramanico Maguire Associates Building 610
350 Sentry Pkwy #110
Bluebell, PA 19422 United States
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