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
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.)
WHERE: Wellesley Room, The Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay Street, Toronto.
- Richard McKinnell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cabinet Office
- 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
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.
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
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