Location: Curry Student Center, Room #348
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
This seminar is appropriate for career professionals who work with teens, young adults and adults throughout the lifespan who are in career transition. Participants will receive a copy of Transform Interests Into Jobs, A Career Practitioner’s Guide.
Note: Please bring your laptop or tablet. This seminar also has an additional materials fee of $10.00
The world of work is complex and fluid, and it is only going to become more so. Choosing an occupation requires self-awareness, information about options in the job market and an understanding of current and future market realities. The challenge: to help clients thoroughly explore different career options that might surface after they take a self-assessment and/or identify the factors that matter to them in an ideal job. This session will give you time to reflect on your current practice, and introduce a process outlined in the guide Transform Interests Into Jobs, a Career Practitioner’s Guide.
The theme for the day is how to help people in transition, whether students or mid-career professionals, build lives they love supported by work they enjoy.
In this engaging and interactive seminar, participants will:
- Review the current economic climate and job market shifts that are affecting clients’ prospects
- Briefly review the principles of good career decision-making
- Learn about a process that helps clients get beyond their assumptions and dig deeper in order to investigate various interesting job targets
- Share best practices with peers about helping clients identify people to interview about prospective occupations
- Experience a simple tool your clients can use when evaluating what they learn from informational interviews
Don’t miss this chance to learn best practices from peers, develop a structured process for helping undecided young adults and clients wanting to change careers, and create an action plan for immediate use with clients.
ROBIN ROMAN WRIGHT, MSW, BCC: Robin is a Board Certified Career and Leadership Coach. She transitioned from social work into management development training and then started her own coaching and consulting business 15 years ago.
Robin is coauthor of Transform Interests Into Jobs: A Career Practitioner’s Guide, publisher of the newsletter, “Career Planning for the iPod Generation,” and active in private practice in Andover, MA. She works with clients of all ages but specializes in working with teens and young adults. She also has a specialty coaching clients with ADHD and has been a coach at the Hallowell Center in Sudbury, MA for over 10 years.
Robin has presented to varied audiences on the topic of career planning including the International Career Development Conference, the Independent Educational Consultant’s Association and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).