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Professional Development Seminar: Preparing Our Clients for the “Gig Economy"

  • Friday, December 01, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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CCC Professional Development Seminars
Northeastern University | Boston, MA

Friday, December 1, 2017: Preparing Our Clients for the “Gig Economy"                                 

Location: Curry Student Center, Room #440

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm                       

Nearly all of the 10 million jobs created in the last decade were not traditional 9-5 jobs, according to research published in 2016 by Professors Lawrence Katz (Harvard University) and Alan Krueger (Princeton University). Employment in the so-called “Gig Economy” is growing much faster than traditional payroll employment (Brookings Institute, 2017) and is expected to reach 40% of the workforce by 2020. This has big implications for the work we do as career counselors and coaches.

In this seminar, participants will explore the changing nature of work and careers, with its more entrepreneurial focus, to better guide our clients.

 Topics to be covered:

  • Overview of the changing world of work – how and why this came about
  • What kind of opportunities will be available for our clients
  • “Making money” vs. “building careers”
  • Changing mindset (adult clients, college students and their parents)
  • Practical application – challenges, getting started, and resources for making this work 

Wendy Gelberg is a Career Navigator with JVS CareerSolution who provides one-on- one coaching, writes resumes, and facilitates job search workshops for people in transition. She has a particular interest in job search skills for introverts and authored the book, The Successful Introvert: How to Enhance Your Job Search and Advance Your Career. Wendy earned a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, a Master’s Degree in Education from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester. She has presented at national conferences for resume writers and career coaches, and her job search advice has appeared in 20+ publications including Fortune.com, Time.com/money, Inc.com, Monster.com, Idealist.careers, and Woman’s Day.

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