By Kate Rainey
Joseph’s People Central Delaware County (JPCD) welcomes Christine Allen, who will present Focus On Your Accomplishments. The program is 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 19, at St. Laurence Parish Hall, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082. The entrance to Parish Hall is from the rear church driveway off of St. Laurence Road. All are welcome to the free event, without regard to religious affiliation.
Ms. Allen will teach how to identify and present your accomplishments. Your job search strategy, resume preparation, interview presentation or a request for a raise all depend on your ability to define and tell the story of your accomplishments. Can you quickly and clearly deliver a few sentences that define the problem, action you took and result you achieved for several work accomplishments? Being able to link your skills and strengths to your specific success stories is critical to launching and conducting a productive job search.
Bring your copy of The Journey; if you are new to Joseph’s People, you will receive a workbook at the meeting.
Christine Allen, M.S., has been serving as Coordinator of Career Services at Penn State Brandywine since 2006. Prior to that, she worked at Delaware County Community College as an Academic Advisor and a Career Counselor/Intern serving a diverse population of students in the college as well as adults in the community through CareerLink. Christine obtained her M.S. in Counseling from Neumann University and is certified as both a Myers Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner and a Global Career Development Facilitator. She presently serves on the Board of Joseph’s People. Christine thoroughly enjoys her work with people of all ages, from teens through seniors, as they seek to find their place in the world of work.
JPCD is a joint program of Media Presbyterian Church and St. Laurence Church in Upper Darby. The group has an active, free forum on LinkedIn, named “Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County-Free Job Search Group” in the LinkedIn directory. To join, send a request and an email will be generated confirming membership.
JPCD is affiliated with Joseph’s People, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping unemployed and underemployed workers. Local, affiliated chapters provide networking opportunities, guidance and emotional support to job seekers and career changers. For more information, send a message through the LinkedIn group listed above, visit www.josephspeople.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.