Recap: Jump Start Your Career Event – Jan. 21, 2010

Recap: Jump-Start Your Career: Strategies for Career Management

Chris Barton, president of Barton Career Advisors, answers questions from participants at the Jump Start Your Career program in Wilmington, Delaware.
Chris Barton, president of Barton Career Advisors, answers questions from participants at the Jump Start Your Career program in Wilmington, Delaware.
Stephanie Jacobson, Vice President of Communication & Public Affairs at JPMorgan Chase, talks about the transitions she has made during her communications career.
Stephanie Jacobson, Vice President of Communication & Public Affairs at JPMorgan Chase, talks about the transitions she has made during her communications career.
Christine Hahn Proffitt, Director of Sales, Training & Development, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc., speaks with participants at the Jump Start Your Career program on Jan. 21.
Christine Hahn Proffitt, Director of Sales, Training & Development, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc., speaks with participants at the Jump Start Your Career program on Jan. 21.

As you’re preparing to start with a clean slate and make resolutions for change in the coming new year, here’s one to add to your list: Manage your career more actively. In today’s economy, you really can’t afford not to. But where to begin? How can you best position yourself for career success in today’s marketplace? And how does social media fit into the picture? Unemployed and looking for a job? Want to change careers? Interested in finding a more challenging position? Join IABC/Philadelphia for our Jump-Start Your Career program, which will  offer you strategies for successfully managing your job search and career moves in 2010 and beyond.

Whether you’re looking for a job, wanting to make a change or just interested in giving your career the right steer for the future, Jump-Start Your Career will get you thinking about strategies for successfully managing your career in 2010 and beyond.

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Tap into the hidden job market through networking (85 percent or more of jobs are unadvertised.)
  • Develop your personal brand and promote yourself more effectively
  • Prepare yourself for a successful change in jobs, industries or communication fields

Panelists:
Chris Barton, president of Barton Career Advisors, LLC, is a former Fortune 250 financial services Senior Vice President and has more than 15 years of experience working with professionals of all levels. He has been known throughout his career as an affable, roll-up-your-sleeves manager who puts people first. His keen focus on people development and helping other people get what they want has led to his own rapid career advancement.

Christine Hahn-Proffitt is Director of Sales, Training & Development, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. and President-elect of the Delaware chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. She has coached hundreds of professionals in finding new positions and also partners with businesses across the U.S. to evaluate, improve and redesign the hiring process. Christine has an inside view to what she terms “the hidden job market” and how the hiring process really works.

Stephanie Jacobson, First Vice President, Communication & Public Affairs, Chase Card Services in Wilmington, DE has held a wide range of progressively responsible roles in public affairs, media relations, government relations and politics. She will share her personal story and strategies for successfully managing communications career transitions.

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