Volume Eleven, Issue Four — April 2015

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Feature Article:

Thinking of Changing Careers? Here’s How to Get Started.

By Ford R. Myers,
President of Career Potential, LLC

If you’re seriously considering making a career change, it will be important to go through some preliminary “internal exercises” to discover what type of role would be best for you. Here at Career Potential, LLC, we use at least seven exercises that are very powerful. These are explained in detail, with multiple examples, in my book, Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring. With the guidance of a skilled career consultant, these exercises can generate a high level of clarity, focus and direction.

As a career changer, you would also be well-advised to take a battery of “formal” career assessments and personality profiles (such as The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and The Strong Interest Inventory). These will help you identify some new career options and narrow-down the possibilities to a carefully thought-out list of initial job choices. Changing careers is a big decision, so it’s wise to pursue this sort of deliberate, logical process – as opposed to just jumping impulsively from one career to another.

From these exercises and assessments, you can start to eliminate the “pipe dreams” and focus on the career paths and work environments that fit best with your strengths, preferences and experiences.

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You’re Invited – Four Career Success Events – April 2015

Event #1 – Monday, April 6, 2015

Topic: Compensation Negotiation – The Rules of the Game

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
Cost: $15.00

Why is it that people have such a difficult time successfully negotiating their compensation? The reason we can’t or won’t negotiate is not because we’re incapable of doing so, but rather because we just don’t know how. No one ever taught us “the rules of the game.” This is a very practical, “real world” program that focuses on mastering the rules of the salary negotiation game – a game that can actually be fun, as well as financially rewarding!

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Event #2 – Saturday, April 18, 2015

Topic: Interviewing for Success

Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Location: Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA
Cost: $10.00

A full day of information and ideas to assist you in finding the right position more quickly. Four career experts will be presenting. Come learn, network and take home great tips to make your job search more successful.

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Event #3 – Monday, April 27, 2015

Topic: Position Yourself For The Future!

Time: 9:00am to 11:30am
Location: Radnor Financial Center, Radnor, PA
Cost: $25.00

You’ve landed your new job (or soon will). Congratulations! Now you can “put your feet up” and take it easy, right? Wrong! In many ways, your work is just beginning. It’s time start thinking about your future – which starts on the first day of your new job and continues through the rest of your working life.

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Event #4 – Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Topic: Applicant Tracking Systems: What REALLY Happens Behind The Scenes When You Apply For A Job

Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Bartley Hall, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Cost: $20.00

This a comprehensive look at how the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) ties-in with all aspects of the hiring process, and what you really need to know as an candidate before you apply for your next job. We’ll show you step-by-step how recruiters view, evaluate and process resumes. You won’t want to miss an opportunity to hear straight from an experienced ATS subject matter expert how to stand-out from the competition!

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Career Potential, LLC YouTube channelDid you know that Career Potential, LLC has its own YouTube channel? Check it out, and watch all our TV interviews and educational presentations online. It’s FREE, and you’ll learn quite a lot by watching. Just visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/careerpotential and access all the video segments. Below is one of them for you to enjoy.

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