As career development professionals, we support clients and students who wish to change careers. Our speaker, Jenny Foss, is an expert in the field and will provide us with insights and advice to enable our candidates to maximize their career pivot success. Jenny will respond to some prepared questions (see below), but we will also have time set aside for questions from attendees.
- Strategies to consider in support of a career pivot?
- Getting a new credential? If so, what’s the best way to leverage that new capability?
- What about internships? Volunteering?
- When (if ever) does direct mail offer an opportunity to support a career pivot?
- Is teaching an effective strategy for career switchers? Entrepreneurship?
- Pros and Cons of pivots to adjacent functions or sectors?
- What to do when you lack the specific requirements for a posted role
- Handling online applications
- Interviewing effectively
- Persuading a recruiter to advance you as a candidate
- Recommendations for gaining support for an internal career pivot?
- Is there an optimal time for career pivots? Does the strategy change based on age / stage of life?
- Other paths for a career change?
Jenny Foss | Job Search Strategist
Jenny Foss is a Job Search Strategist and has owned her own career consultancy for more than 13 years. After launching her career in marketing, she executed her own career pivot into technical recruiting 20 years ago with a focus on the robotics industry, ultimately founding her own firm. A thought leader with more than 67K LinkedIn followers, Jenny’s specialties include job search strategy, career coaching, professional branding, resume writing, recruiting, LinkedIn makeovers, corporate outplacement, public speaking, on camera tutorials, and social media marketing.
Jenny’s book was published earlier this year: “Do This, Not That: Career”. In recent years, she’s been named on “Top 75 Websites for Your Career” (Forbes), "Top 50 Twitter Accounts for Young Careerists" (YouTern.com), and "Top 100 Voices in HR" (HR Weekly). She has also partnered with LinkedIn Learning and had innumerable articles in leading business publications (e.g., WSJ Market Watch, Forbes.com, CBS Money Watch, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, NBC News, MSN, Business Insider, and The Muse).
Jenny earned her Master of Science in Management and Marketing from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration and her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW).
You may register to earn 2 NCDA CEUs.
- CEUs are free for PACDA members; $10 for those who are not members of PACDA.
- If you attend the program live, simply complete the post-program survey and receive your CEU certificate.
- If you register for the program but do not attend live, you will receive an email with a link to the recording. Watch the recording and then complete the post-program survey (survey link in the same email) to receive your CEU certificate.
- NCDA is the National Career Development Association (www.ncda.org/). See https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/credentialing for information on NCDA credentials and Continuing Education requirements.
Act 48 credit
Not a PACDA or PSCA member?: You may be able to obtain Act 48 credit. After the event, complete the post-event survey, then email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your certificate of attendance. Submit this to the Pennsylvania Department of Education via your local education agency, which will have the final say on whether this program qualifies for Act 48 credit. Or, you may submit via the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association for $10.
Pennsylvania Career Development Association (PACDA)