Are you one of the many job seekers who believes that jobs are non-existent in this market? I encourage you to consider this perspective from Ford Meyers, author of Get the Job You Want Even When No One’s Hiring: “…..regardless of how bad the economy and job market may seem, the fact is that every company is hiring all the time, if you can offer precisely what they need when they need it.” I highlighted this last phrase for a reason. In the business world this phrase is the determining factor of whether a business succeeds or fails. Businesses spend considerable dollars researching, branding , and developing strategies that will get to their customers precisely what they need when they need it.
A successful job search requires this same approach. YOU are the product seeking the right “market” for your skills and abilities!
The Portland Career Circle’s mission is designed to transform the “job seeker” into a “jobpreneur”. In a small group setting [registration is limited to 12], participants will apply the four basic tenets of entrepreneurship to their job search:
- Energetic Practice
- Creating Opportunity
- Taking Action
Does this process work? Here is a testimonial from Jason J. who had been in Portland only two months when he enrolled in the Portland Career Circle :
“I attended the Career Circle class after moving to Portland from Colorado. Changing my work from solar contractor to project manager was a challenging prospect. Sarah expertly guided and encouraged me in the fine points of self-assessment, focusing skills and values, networking, introductions, marketing, speeches, resume and cover letter development, and interviewing. Sarah pulled out all stops to ensure her clients succeeded. Her personal attention and assistance were invaluable. I attribute my successful career search to her care and construction. I recommend Dr. Stebbins to anyone considering a career or market change.”
How about you? The Portland Career Circle is starting again in February-let us help you become a successful “jobpreneur”!
Here are the details:
Portland Career Circle
When: Monday evenings, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
February 7 through April 11, 2011.
Location: Amenities Room, Atwater Place • 0841 SW Gaines
Portland’s South Waterfront
Cost: $400 includes:
- 10 weeks of structured class content and discussion
- Three 30 minute private coaching sessions with Dr. Sarah Stebbins or Mel Lee, Career Circle Facilitators
- All course materials with the exception of the book: Get The Job You Want Even When No One I Hiring by Ford Meyers-this book will be purchased separately.
- Video taping of a mock interview
- The synergy of a supportive community with group and one-on-one accountability
Are you new in town and looking for a position? The Portland Career Circle is YOUR “Career Re-location Specialist”!
Contact Dr. Sarah Stebbins, C.P.C. for additional information