June 7, 2010


Moving up in a down economy

Practical advice, personal experience and signs of hope were offered at “Keeping Up and Moving Up in a Down Economy,” hosted by the Center for Women and others on May 26.

Jane DiFolco Parker, retired vice president of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, advised: “Invest in yourself,” using learning services in your community, as well as Emory, where HR Learning Services’ Carolyn Yanes noted “quite a few are free.”

“Include on resume outside activities you do for church, your kids’ school, hobbies,” said Campus Services central administration’s Brenda Roberts.

“Nothing says a resume can only include things you got paid for,” said Carolyn Bregman, director of alumni career services.

To get direction, encouragement and to keep on track, all panelists advised finding a mentor, through Mentor Emory, formal or informal programs.
Roberts said a mentor “may point out areas where you are strong . . . Having a mentor can do nothing but benefit you.”

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