IABC/Toronto MEDIA ADVISORY - Become a Career-Change Champion: Industry
Leaders Share Tips and Strategies for Your Successful Job Switch to a New
Sector

TORONTO, March 22 /CNW/ - Life is about change. Sometimes change, especially in our careers, is uncontrollable or can come as a surprise to us - like those career changes brought on by corporate downsizing, re-structuring, or mergers. At other times, we can be our own best agents of change, creating new opportunities for ourselves, instead of waiting for a lucky break or some other event to dictate our next move. It just takes some know-how, planning, and outside-the-box thinking. At an upcoming IABC/Toronto seminar, an expert panel will deliver concrete tips and practical strategies for professionals looking for a career change and wondering how to market and transfer their skills across various industries and sectors. Participants will leave the seminar better-informed, motivated, and confident in their ability to not only switch jobs, but also switch sectors, as they pursue new career challenges and opportunities.

Participants will learn:

    
    -  what's new in hiring practices;
    -  what skills are easily transferable across sectors; and
    -  how to move across job titles and into new industry sectors.

    WHAT: IABC/Toronto Seminar - Thinking of Changing Jobs? Think Outside the
          Box!

    WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 2010.
          6:00 PM - 8:15 PM. (Light refreshments will be provided. A
          question-and-answer period will follow panel discussion.)

    REGISTER NOW:
http://toronto.iabc.com/iabc-events/upcoming-events/2010/03/02/thinking-of-changing-jobs-think-outside-the-box-evening-seminar/

    WHERE: Wellesley Room, The Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay Street, Toronto.

    SPEAKER PANEL:
    -  Richard McKinnell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cabinet Office
       Communications
    -  Patrick Gossage, Chairman and Founder, Media Profile
    -  Gillian Howard, Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications,
       University Health Network
    -  Julia Oosterman, B.A.A., Director, Corporate Communications, RSA
       Canada
    

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: The evening's featured speakers and IABC/Toronto President, Brent Carey, are available for interviews before and after the event. Please schedule an appointment.

IABC/Toronto's professional development series are made possible through the generous sponsorship of CNW Group.

About IABC/Toronto

With approximately 1,600 members, IABC/Toronto is the largest IABC chapter in the world. The organization provides these members with multidisciplinary resources and a global network of more than 16,000 communicators, in 70 countries, working in diverse industries and disciplines to identify, share and apply the world's most effective communications practices. Website http://toronto.iabc.com

SOURCE IABC/Toronto

For further information: For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Christine Andrew, VP Marketing Communications, IABC/Toronto, Tel: (647) 654-6802, E-mail:toronto-marketing@iabc.com


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