Spring Hill College Division of Business to host seminar series for local job seekers

Thu, 10/15/2009 (All day)

Oct. 15, 2009

MOBILE, Ala. – As a community service initiative, local employment experts are joining forces with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce to present “Job Search Strategies for Today’s Economy.” This free five-part seminar series is open to anyone in the community who has lost a job, or is interested in changing careers or re-entering the job market. Hosted by the Spring Hill College Division of Business, the seminar will be held on five consecutive Monday evenings, beginning Monday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Byrne Memorial Hall on the Spring Hill College campus.

More than 20,000 Mobilians who were part of the labor force in January are now looking for work. The downturn has led to a local unemployment rate of 11.1 percent – well above both state and national levels. Conducting a successful job search in today’s market requires a uniquely different approach from years past. 

Seminar dates and topics:

Monday, October 26
"Seven Steps to a Successful Job Search: Creating a Personal Search Strategy"
Presented by Guy Carter, president, The Carter Group

Monday, November 2
"Networking – The Ultimate Contact Sport"
Presented by Mary Anne Thompson, president, Going Global 

Monday, November 9
"Developing an Effective Resume and Other Critical Job Search Tools"
Presented by Evelyn Gibson, director of outplacement services and corporate marketing manager, Long’s Personnel Services Inc.

Monday, November 16
"Straddling Unemployment: Managing Financial and Personal Issues"
Presented by Patty Vanderpool, president, EAP Lifestyle Management

Monday, November 23
"Where the Jobs Are" (Panel Discussion)
Co-Chaired by Ramona Hill, associate provost at Spring Hill College and president of Workshops, Etc., Inc.; and Leida Javier-Ferrell, director, Center for Workforce Development with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce; and previous presenters.

There is no charge to attend any or all of the seminars. Space is limited and reservations are requested.

For reservations contact Tim Dorriety at (251) 431-8659 or via e-mail at tdorriety@mobilechamber.com or Leida Javier-Ferrell at ljavier@mobilechamber.com.

Seminar Partners
The Carter Group – Guy Carter
EAP Lifestyle Management – Patty Vanderpool
Going Global – Mary Anne Thompson
Long’s Personnel Services Inc. – Evelyn Gibson
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce – Leida Javier-Ferrell
Spring Hill College – Division of Business
Spring Hill College – Graduate & Continuing Studies Division

For more information, contact Mary Anne Thompson, president of Going Global, at (251) 342-9811; or Ashley Horn, director of communications at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, at (251) 431-8623 (office) or (251) 586-2367 (cell).