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How to Avoid Career Obsolescence

June 26, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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200 East Randolph, Suite 5500
Chicago, IL 60601


Program Overview

Rapid advances in technology and science are causing some industries to decline while others flourish.  These factors when combined with the retiring baby boomers will accelerate major skill gaps over the next five to ten years, ushering in a new era of career obsolescence. The skills gap is further compounded when people get too comfortable in their jobs and develop a false sense of job security.   This presentation will help managers meet the future with confidence, stay ahead of the game and acquire concrete techniques to keep their careers on track.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the top warning signs of a career at risk.
  2. Know how to best position yourself for tomorrow’s opportunities.
  3. Understand how to develop and launch a career marketing plan.

About the Speaker

Joe Carroll, SPHR, CMF, is vice presient, human resources for IST Management Services headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  IST is a national facility management company providing on-site, mail and copy services as well as electronic document management software services.  Carroll is an International speaker, career coach and internationally certified career management fellow.  He is author of the book, "How to Get a Great Job in 90 Days or Less."  He can be contacted at

NOTE: Brainy Bites are a no-charge program for Chicago Chapter IFMA members.  A current member may bring a guest to the program.  A $20.00 No-Show Fee applies and no-shows will be invoiced.  24 hour cancellation notice is requested.



$0.00 Chicago Member Registration

$0.00 Guest Registration - must be accompanied by a Chapter Member

$0.00 Northern Illinois Member Registration

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