Feel stuck in your job? Find yourself daydreaming about a new career?
Come hear our panelists and learn how they successfully changed career direction (some more than once) and found satisfying employment. These career changers will discuss their catalysts for change, fears and mistakes, successful strategies, and thoughtful insights.
In Pursuit of the Perfect Career will take place at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center
, located at 8236 SE 24th St. The event is free for PSCDA members and $10 for nonmembers. Snacks provided.
Sharon Giampietro — from Social Worker to TV Producer to Real Estate Agent
Sharon consciously chose three very different careers during her working life to enable her to capitalize on her diverse interests and talents. As a social worker she was able to use her helping skills, as a TV producer, her creativity, and as a real estate agent, her business acumen. For the past eight years Sharon has enjoyed a successful career with Re/Max Northwest Realtors.
Dawn Flannum — from Banker to Animal Behaviorist
A successful branch manager in the banking industry, Dawn was looking for a new career that would allow her to use her analytical and management skills for the greater good. Through her research and introspection she narrowed her choices to occupational/physical therapy or working with animals. Dawn eventually took a job as a canine coach for a pet training company and has become increasingly involved in the field of animal behavior.
Jake Domer — from Finance to Staffing Specialist
Jake is the owner of the Express Employment Professionals in Bellevue. Prior to owning a staffing agency, Jake held a variety of executive banking roles, was controller of two different high tech companies, and an audit consultant for Deloitte. Acquiring Express Professionals allowed Jake to leverage his broad corporate experience and expertise in conjunction with his passion for growth and people development.
Chuck Tiernan — from Journalism to Sales to PR/Development
Sales was paying the bills as Chuck tried to break into the newspaper industry. But after six years of selling things — and stories — for a profit, Chuck discovered he could combine his writing skills with the art of salesmanship to “sell” the positives of a local medical center to its community. His involvement and advocacy for organizations doing good for others led him to doing “PR for a purpose” — to raise money and awareness for the nation’s leading dropout-prevention organization.