The PDC Messenger is e-published eight times a year on months our flagship The PDC Post does not appear. Like The Post, The Messenger provides useful information empowering professionals to advance their careers.
PDC President’s Report Spring 2016
All is well with the PDC, and all is constantly in change. That phrase perhaps best describes what running a non-profit educational organization is like in today’s economy. Our organizational life parallels in many respects the life of those struggling to stay above water in today’s turbulent economy. Individuals are faced with the growing demands […]
Need a Professional Head Shot for Your LinkedIn Profile?
Photographer Bimal Nepal and the Professional Development Collaborative are teaming up to offer professionals and job-seekers high-quality photos to replace selfies and family photos in their LinkedIn profiles and other professional materials. Session One: Thursday, June 2 WIND South (Canton) at 12 pm Session Two: Wednesday, June 8 Wind North (Wilmington) at 12:15 pm To sign […]
Network to Your Next Business Relationship
Networking should be part of every professional’s strategy in a job search. It is an invaluable tool to create connections with people to share advice, company knowledge and leads to new customers, clients and jobs not yet made public, to introduce contacts at companies someone may be interested in or to share the difficulties one […]
Dealing with Discouragement in Life and the Job Search
Disappointment and discouragement are a part of life. Anyone facing challenges in a job, a job search, or other area knows that these two emotions surface all the time. In a job search, you review postings and find you don’t qualify, you apply and don’t hear back, you interview and are told they accepted someone […]
Which Skills Will Help You Advance Professionally Or Get a New Job in 2016?
When thinking about your professional development certain job skills are always in demand, especially “soft skills” such as communication, problem-solving, leadership and teamwork. But demand for technical skills varies over time, depending on the state of the economy and specifics of supply and demand. The occupations showing the most current job gains are professional and […]
The ‘Gig Economy’ is an Answer to a Sluggish Job Market, but not the Answer
If you’ve hit the wall in finding a job, the idea of chucking the job search and driving a car for Uber may have crossed your mind at some point. That could be an option; recent research shows more and more people taking part in the so-called gig economy. But there are drawbacks as well. […]