Saturday, May 19th, 2012

9:00* am to 4:30 pm

*Sign-in begins at 8:15 am and the workshop begins at 9:00 am.

Rosemont College, McShain Hall
1400 Montgomery  Ave., Rosemont, PA 19010


Join us for a interactive day of information and ideas
to provide help and hope to energize your search,
whether you are in transition, switching jobs or a new graduate.
Anyone who has already landed a position could use these ideas to
improve their career prospects.


Stand Out From the Crowd!

Amy DinningSenior Training and Talent Development professional – Amy
will lead an interactive presentation on various methods to set yourself apart from the rest of the pack.  When there are so many job seekers how do I look unique and how do I get noticed?  Get answers to these questions, as well as tools for success.


Get the Job You Want Even When No One’s Hiring

Ford MyersPresident of Career Potential LLC – Ford will help you to learn how to land a good job in the midst of an economic crisis; address the realities of this job market, view this economic downturn as an opportunity;  stand out as the best candidate; and recession-proof your career.

The No Excuse Guide to Success

Jim Smith
- President & CEO of JIMPACT  - End the day with this motivating and energizing session.  Jim’s keynote focuses on developing the leader within -  Personal power, drive, courage, passion, enthusiasm and attitude. The session’s objectives will challenge learners to get out of their performance comfort zone and move into expanding their personal power.


Mini Sessions – you choose 3 out of 5 to attend:

1) Leave Them Hungry for More- Excellent Interviews that Win Job Offers


David Fink, Professional Development Trainer - David’s presentation will prepare job candidates to maximize the odds of winning that job offer through in-depth interview preparation.

2) Networking: Tapping into the Hidden Job Market

Brenda Grove Director of College Outreach for Villanova  University - Brenda will share how to  build relationships through relevant conversations in key one-on-one networking meetings and how to uncover important career information. Attendees will gain access to 100's of networking/transition groups.


3) Your Best You: Reaching Your Fullest Potential

Randi Raskin Nash-
Certified Professional Coach - Randi will take you through a powerful exploration of your priorities aimed at helping you address challenges and achieve your goals.


4) Getting Unstuck – Maintaining Momentum During Your Job Search

Sue Kaiden
President of CareerEdge - Job search is a journey.  As with any journey, there are bound to be obstacles and wrong turns.  One of the frustrations is you don’t know how long it will take or even where it might lead.  Discover where you might be stuck and how you can overcome some of the obstacles.

5) Enhance Your Job Search with Social Media

Kristin Kane -
Director of Social Media and Recruiting for Kane Partners Learn how LinkedIn, Facebook, and twitter can help you advance your career search and better connect you to potential employers.  Kristin will share practical tips on how companies and job seekers are using these tools in today’s job market.

  Click  Register on-line  to pay by a credit card.   This link will redirect you to the Villanova University Alumni Association although your information will only be utilized for Jump Start purposes.


This event is organized and run by volunteers with the support of our all of our sponsors
Rosemont College,, Saint Joseph’s University and, the Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association, and Villanova University.


Please note that on-line registration will  close on Thursday, May 17th at 5:15 p.m.  Also, please note we are unable to accommodate new walk-in registrations on the day of the event.
No refunds will be given for  a cancellation within one to 5 days prior to the event.


Optional Photos: will  take Linked-In head shots prior to the start of the workshop and at the lunch time break and provide them for free  by signing up on their website.
(Available on a first-come, first serve basis).


Note: Sign in begins at 8:15 am and the workshops begins at 9:00 am.  The formal part of the workshop will end at 4:30 pm.   DON'T FORGET TO BRING A LUNCH!


For more information or questions please contact Brenda Grove at
 (610-519-5234) or
Amy Dinning at