Genesee Community College Hosts Adults in Career Transition: Are You a Purple Squirrel?

Genesee Community College along with the Genesee County Career Center will host its second workshop on ‘Adults in Career Transition: Are You a Purple Squirrel?' on Monday, February 28, 2011 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm.

Genesee Community College along with the Genesee County Career Center will host its second workshop on ‘Adults in Career Transition: Are You a Purple Squirrel?’ on Monday, February 28, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. The workshop will be held at the Genesee County Career Center, Eastown Plaza, 587 East Main Rd – Ste 100, Batavia (behind Aldi’s). This event is free and open to the public.

The term “Purple Squirrel” is a human resource term for the elusive candidate, with exactly the right qualifications and experience, to match an employer’s need. The term is synonymous with the term “ideal candidate.”

The Adults in Career Transition workshop will focus on introducing transition skills and career opportunities for adults returning to the workforce or attending college. Guest speakers for the workshop include John McGowan, Career Services Coordinator at Genesee Community College and Veronica Frost, Senior Employment and Training Counselor at the Genesee County Career Center.

“We want to encourage adults of all ages and skill sets to come to this workshop,” John McGowan said. “Employers are now looking for the ideal candidate and we want to inform adults transitioning back in to the workplace on how they can be that ‘purple squirrel’.”

Interested participants should RSVP to the Adults in Career Transition workshop by calling the Genesee County Career Center, (585) 344-2042 extension 217, or e-mail vfrost@co.genesee.ny.us.

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