DURHAM, N.C. – Out-of-work professionals interested in sharpening their skills to become more competitive in today’s job market should mark their calendars now for a free event next week designed specifically for adult professionals.
The Professional Placement Network is hosting “Networking Show-and-Tell,” an interactive networking event that will help attendees hone the skills needed to network effectively. Attendees are asked to bring their business cards, pull out their business wares, practice their elevator speeches, and join in to learn new skills on how to network with ease.
The free event will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St., Durham. It will be conducted by Meloney M. Miller, chief executive officer of M3 and a certified professional coach. Light refreshments and door prizes will also be provided.
The Professional Placement Network offers targeted career services to adult professionals through the expansion of networking opportunities, workshops, development of business partnerships, and job referrals. Designed to provide opportunities for mid-to-upper level professionals who have earned at least $30,000 per year or have received higher education credentials or professional certifications, PPN provides a place for professionals to come together to share ideas, employment leads, and current job market information.
Participants interesting in learning more about the Professional Placement Network or attending next week’s event should visit http://www.DurhamPPN.org or R.S.V.P. to Allen Wimmer, adult employment program coordinator with the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, by email at Allen.Wimmer@DurhamNC.gov or by calling (919) 560-4965, ext. 15218.
About the Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development helps ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by increasing the city’s tax base through several revitalization initiatives, including new development efforts in the central city area. The department also plans and promotes cultural awareness and events, identifies and recruits target industries as well as assesses and trains Durham residents to fill new jobs. For more information, visit http://www.DurhamEconomicDevelopment.org.