Home Official News Releases Drake offers seminar on effective job hunting in today’s market

Drake offers seminar on effective job hunting in today’s market

CONTACT: Assistant Dean Danette Kenne, 515-271-4017, danette.kenne@drake.edu

To help laid-off workers and others seeking to sharpen their job-search skills, Drake University will hold a half-day seminar on Strategic Positioning — Effectively Navigating The Job Market in 2009.

The seminar, which is open to the public and costs $10, will begin with registration at 8 a.m. Friday, March 6, in the lobby of Aliber Hall, 2847 University Ave. The session will focus on strategies such as resume writing, how to conduct an effective job search and networking.

Career Resources Group of West Des Moines will present the opening and concurrent sessions. Mary Gottschalk, owner of MCG Strategic Services in Des Moines, will give the closing address, titled “Never Waste a Crisis.”

This event is the second in a series of three seminars designed to help people cope with the current economic turmoil.

“We’re focusing on practical ways that people can strengthen their skills, conduct effective job searches and explore opportunities to start businesses,” said Tom Root, associate professor of finance at Drake.

The series is sponsored by the Center for Graduate and Professional Studies in Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration. Dardis Communications Inc. of Chicago and Des Moines is co-sponsoring the series.

The final seminar in the series will be:

  • March 27 — Uncovering Opportunities — Entrepreneurship Here! How! Now! Speakers will include Leisa Fox of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry; Lori Day of FocusFirst; Doug Lewis of the Iowa Department of Economic Development; Mike Wagner of White Rabbit Group; and Tom Swartwood of both The Pointer Group LLC and Swartwood Hesse Inc.

For information and advance registration for the seminars, visit the College of Business and Public Administration Web site. For questions, call 515-271-2592.