Career path, job security and job hunting are all topics of the utmost importance for anyone either working, looking for work or trying to change professions.
Those topics will be addressed in two upcoming complimentary webinars hosted by Walsh College.
“Career Obsolescence: Don’t Do It!” will be hosted by Dr. Lee Meadows, Ph.D., professor, Management, Walsh College. The webinar is from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sept. 20. He will discuss the five symptoms of career obsolescence and the steps necessary to move from obsolescence to opportunity.
Meadows describes “career obsolescence” as a professional descent that is easy to fall into when employees believe that being patient and waiting for an opportunity is their best option, or when they believe that they don’t need to update their skills, even as the business world changes around them.
“Given the new, competitive landscape, simply waiting for your turn is an ingredient for missed opportunities,” Meadows said. “The accelerated pace toward obsolescence is brought on by the unwillingness to learn and grow when history has taught us to specialize and hold on.”
In “LinkedIn for Career Changers and Job Seekers,” Tracy Morgan, an advisor in Career Services at Walsh, offers advice on how to use LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking site. The webinar runs from 1 to 2 p.m. on Oct. 4.
Morgan will discuss how to create a profile that highlights professional skills, researching companies and recruiters, building or enhancing a network, and promoting a personal brand.
For more information on the webinars or to register, visit www.walshcollege.edu/webseries.
Walsh College Career Services offers numerous programs exclusively for its for-credit students and alumni free of charge, including résumé reviews and participation in career fairs, where employers who have open positions can meet with job candidates. For more, visit www.walshcollege.edu/careerfair.
For more information on Walsh College, visit www.walshcollege.edu. Classes for the fall semester begin Sept. 21.