With the new year, some may be thinking of a fresh start in their careers and job search.
The Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce’s Employment Outreach Program assists the public in employment outreach and this upcoming Monday, they’re hosting a program for those in career transition and business owners called, ‘Networking to Build Your Personal Safety Net.’
The program will be on Monday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Parsippany Library. The program will conclude with 30 minutes of networking by attendees.
“Employees are one of our most valuable assets in every organization,” said said Chamber President Robert J. Peluso. “We recognize this fundamental concept and promote the Parsippany Area’s talented workforce though the Chamber's Employment Outreach Program.”
Neil Cooper, a leadership and personal development coaching specializing in career transition, will present a 90-minute interactive workshop. Advance registration is required at the chamber’s website. Space is limited to 60 registrations.
“Educated and skilled employees drive the economic success of our community in addition to retaining, expanding, and attracting businesses to create opportunities in the Parsippany Area,” said Peluso. “We encourage you to join the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce because with your support, we will continue to create success stories.”
There are fewer traditional, secure, well-paying jobs and a lot more competition for the ones that exist and employers are hiring more part-timers, consultants, and contractors, said the chamber, adding that “organizations are hungry for people who are engaged, passionate, creative, and innovative.”
The workshop will focus on defining networking, “what it means to you; how to network effectively and enjoy it; and how to build your network so it is a positive tool for giving and receiving. Networking is a meaningful way to make a difference through your career and build your ‘personal safety net.’”
Cooper “specializes in assisting people who want to learn how to make a difference through their career and live in integrity which means pursuing a career that is in alignment with their personal values and supports their desired lifestyle. It is executive career coaching with a special emphasis on leadership and personal development,” said the chamber.