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Posted By Administration, Friday, March 27, 2020
As Career Coaches and Resume Writers, we know that there are things happening in the world right now that are absolutely unprecedented. But what does that mean to YOU? Now? LET’S TALK! What’s on YOUR Mind? How can we help and support one another? Grab a cup of coffee, tea, glass of wine, something stronger (we aren’t judging!) and get together 1 pm EDT Wednesday, April 1st. Executive director Margaret Phares will lead a discussion about our profession, our industry, what’s happening now, and what can happen in the days ahead! The economy, the job market, and our society are experiencing transformations unlike anything we have ever experienced as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. We can sense that fear, anger, indecision, and even grief is present today. BUT we also know that in every crisis lies the seeds of greater opportunities. Let’s start figuring it out together. See you there! HERE's the link: You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Apr 1, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Too Many Tortilla Chips

Posted By Margaret Phares, Friday, March 27, 2020
I hope all of us are still hanging in there and feeling some optimism along with our natural concern! My personal mantra has always been, “Well. We will just have to figure it out.” Because life throws you a LOT of crazy stuff you didn’t know you would have to handle. So, you get up and you figure out how to deal with it. AND HERE WE ARE! We are working on the April Issue of The Spotlight where we will address the “normal” things about career services and celebrate our new CPRWs, CEIPs, CEMPS, and CPCCs. We have some new contributors and a new feature too - so make sure that when you have time, you give it a read! Let us know if there is anything you want us to address - or thoughts for new features or amenities for our members. Everything is on the table right now! Wash your hands, walk your dog, share, share, share . . . everything is harder when you are alone. Here for you and eating too many tortilla chips in quarantine,

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Member Stories are Starting to Come In

Posted By Administration, Friday, March 27, 2020
We are starting to hear from members with questions and tips for navigating the changing workplace. Whew, and it is changing for so many! I'll share a couple below and encourage you to keep reaching out to us either on the forums, blogs or by sending me an email directly. One common theme is the understanding that our skills will be critical in helping people find the right work in coming months. The expectation of significant upheaval in many business is growing and that is likely to displace many, many workers. We need to be ready for them!

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Navigating Covid 19 as a Writer and Coach

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 16, 2020
I’m not sure you all have heard about this little virus going around . . .
I know.  You’ve gotten a bunch of e-mails from everyone about it;  your grocery, your local hangout, your workplace, your reading club, EVERYONE wants to talk about COVID-19.

We don’t.  

Not directly.

What PARWCC wants to talk about right now is how this is changing our world as career service providers.  Lots of us are working from home, we have different resources, our clients feel differently, programs are on hold, our life feels different.  And we don’t know what is next.  

We want to provide support for you however we can.  

What we have today are some curated thoughts - but what will follow will be directed by YOU.  You tell us, what would be useful right now?  What can we do for you?  How can we help?  Email me with ideas  or even bettter, post them in our forums for others to comment.

We have to be ready.  We have to be ready because when this is just something that we got through - YOU will be on the front lines for creating new lives, new strength, and new hope for the future.  Big words.  True words.  

Career services professionals like you will be the people who lift up others, who create positive outcomes, and create a foundations.  We will collect your thoughts, concerns, ideas and bring them back to you via our forums, blogs and occasional email newsletters.  

So let us know what you need in the days and weeks ahead.  Because you will be needed more than ever.  

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