Phoenix, Arizona (PressExposure) September 09, 2011 -- Career Connectors will celebrate its second anniversary by focusing on the industries and businesses headquartered in the Phoenix market. This event includes representatives from career transition experts, job search resources and hiring companies Sept. 21, 9:00-noon at 5757 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix.
Career Connectors is a volunteer organization that helps put professionals back to work by hosting six networking meetings per month at three Valley locations (Phoenix, Gilbert, and Mesa). The events bring in actively-hiring companies, keynote speakers, and career transition coaches who provide free services to professional job seekers, including resume and interview coaching, free head shot photos, social media training, and financial counseling. Since its inception Career Connectors has helped over 3,500 people in the Phoenix, area, get back to work. They currently hold six meetings that serve over 600 job seekers per month.
Sept. 21 meeting's theme is designed to "take the current mindset of being an employee to thinking like an entrepreneur. This can be a life-changing perspective on how professionals should be handling our job search," said Jessica Pierce, founder of Career Connectors. Speakers will be Kimber Lanning, Director of Local First Arizona, a coalition of 1,800 locally-owned businesses, and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council's Mitchell Allen will give an overview of which industries are growing and where to find professional jobs locally. Cartel Coffee Lab, a local Phoenix coffee shop, will be catering the event with croissants, bagels and muffins.
Two companies will discuss their current job openings: Avnet, named by Fortune Magazine as one of the "Most-Admired Companies" for the past three years, and LifeLock, a Business Journal "Best Places to Work" winner. Personal time with these companies will be offered.
"We wanted to do something extra special for this anniversary event, so we're bringing in more career coaching volunteers - a service that is absolutely free to job seekers," says Jessica Pierce, founder of Career Connectors and a former professional recruiter. "I'm looking forward to that moment where people will have a true understanding that the local Phoenix market is full of opportunity, a great place to live, work and play."