PHILADELPHIA--(Peirce College, Philadelphia’s leading private, non-profit, four-year institution for working adult learners, is proud to announce a free LinkedIn workshop they are hosting for their students and the local community to learn the benefits and job opportunities of professionally connecting yourself via LinkedIn, titled, “How LinkedIn Can Help You Get a Job Faster.”)--
“We are thrilled to host this event and open it to the city of Philadelphia”
The seminar will teach participants how they can get the greatest value out of the professional network to promote career success, use it to its fullest potential, and leverage connections to get a leg up in the job search process.
The two seminars will be led by Robb Pardee, a nationally recognized expert on LinkedIn and social networking for businesses and the founder and president of Strategic Leadership Coaching, a career and leadership development firm in Warminster, Pa. Pardee has over 13 years of experience as a counselor, trainer, and coach and will lead attendees in discovering how to:
- Create their own personal brand to represent themselves professionally
- Build a dynamic profile to illustrate strengths and credentials
- Expand their professional networks and increase their visibility
- Increase their reach for job opportunities
- Communicate effectively with their network
In addition, Pardee will advise attendees on the best ways to use social media and the top do’s and don’ts they should keep in mind while using any kind of social networking platform.
“We are thrilled to host this event and open it to the city of Philadelphia,” said Lisa Paris, Assistant Vice President, Marketing/Communications for Peirce College. “At Peirce we are committed to lifelong learning and supporting Philadelphians in their career goals at every step in their journey. This event also allows us to offer yet another valuable resource for our students and alumni to take advantage of in their career pursuits and allows them to gain valuable skills to advance themselves in the workplace,” continued Paris.
Attendees are invited to take part in one of two sessions on Thursday, April 26, 2012: 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Peirce College (1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102). After the event, attendees and anyone who missed it can visit the Peirce College blog, PhillyAdultLearners.com, and Robb Pardee’s website for additional resources pertaining to career development and using social media to accelerate your career. For more information about Peirce College, call 888.467.3472 or visit www.peirce.edu.
About Peirce College
Peirce College offers bachelor’s and associate degree programs in the areas of Business, Healthcare, Information Technology and Legal Studies. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Peirce is a non-profit institution that specializes in serving the unique needs of working adults, many of whom work full time and are raising families. In response to the changing demands of the economy and the prospect for future jobs in the Philadelphia market, Peirce recently introduced additional degree programs in Healthcare, Human Resource Management, Accounting, and Criminal Justice. Peirce College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104 (phone: 267-284-5000). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs accredits the College's Business Administration program and the Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association.
For more information about Peirce College, call 888.GO.PEIRCE, or visit www.peirce.edu.
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