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October Workshop #2 - The 2019 Job Market: A State of the Union

  • 20 Oct 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Drexel University - LeBow Hall, 3220 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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Maybe you feel comfortable with your current position. And maybe...just maybe...you feel like you career couldn’t possibly be going any better.

Stop. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment.

Even in the midst of a great career, unexpected things happen. That’s why the best time to think about finding a new job is when you already have one. Don’t wait for the economy to tank again to think about your current trajectory and where you want to go. Proactive work today can set you up for success, even if it’s years down the line!

Join the Learning & Development professionals of Greater Philadelphia and an all-star panel of locally-based recruiters on October 20th  for an in-depth look at the current job market. Hear from individuals who interact with candidates every day about the trends going on right now. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about professional profiles, interviewing tips, hiring practices, and much more!


Cathy Sands - Manager of Talent Acquisition - Performance Development Group

Cathy is the Manager of TA at Performance Development Group (known to us training people as PDG). A consulting, instructional design, and training firm with global reach, PDG partners closely with contractors to bolster staff in developing and delivering custom design, world class learning solutions for their clients. As head of TA, Cathy oversees recruitment for both internal positions as well as leading the company's efforts and attracting and retaining it's large cadre of consultants that help support specific projects.

Thomas Thornton - Director - Talent Acquisition - Comcast

Tom currently serves as a Director of Talent Acquisition for Comcast Business, the multi-billion dollar wing of Comcast that provides the best internet, video, and voice services to hundreds of thousands of companies across the country. Previous to Comcast, Tom held positions as a recruiter for several other organizations such as Burlington Stores and Tri-Worth Solutions in addition, serving as account manager for CareerBuilder. Tom is a proud graduate of both Ohio State University as well as Temple University.

Matthew Brown - Global Talent Manager - TE Connectivity

Matt currently serves as the global leader of Talent Acquisition for TE Connectivity, a $13 billion dollar global technology and manfacturing leader. Formerly, Matt served as a Talent Acquisition Manager fro Aramark's Facilities and Healthcare Sector, recruiting senior level field positions across HR, Sales, Marketing, and Finance. A graduate of Penn State, Matthew is an avid athlete and proud father.

Kate Madden - Founder - Fresh Start Careers

Kate is the founder of the Fresh Start Careers - a women-owned, boutique staffing agency that supports the local Life Sciences and Construction Management communities. She's also an award winning, published Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) who has helped hundreds of clients find the 'right fit' through the development of strategic personal branding materials. Kate has a unique 360 view from the candidate, the career coach, AND the recruiter perspectives ... because she's been all of them!
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