What we're about
This is a group for people who would benefit from having others to bounce ideas, to energize creative thinking, help you discover your professional talents and desires, strategize how to package yourself, and guide you as you prepare for your dream career or position. This group will work through two career books written by individuals who are renowned in the career transition field. Each session will consist of actually working through the books to create our own personalized descriptions of our professional selves and move us one step closer to our dream jobs. The primary book is titled, What Color is My Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles. This book has been updated every year since the 1970s and is a popular career transition book. We will spend plenty of time applying the self-inventory, the Flower Exercise and holding each other accountable to informational interviews. The second book will be either (1) The New Leader′s 100–Day Action Plan, by Jayme A. Check, Jorge E. Pedraza, and George Bradt or (2) First Time Leader by George Bradt and Gillian Davis. This group is for career changers, career starters, and those stuck in a dead-end job...from executives to boots on the ground and all those in between!