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Beyond the Basics: Obstacles and Creative Solutions

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MIT Sloan School of Management

100 Main St

Bldg E62, Room 233

Cambridge, MA 02142-1347

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Join Ofer Sharone, and guests Juliet Schor and Erin McCormick, as we go beyond the basics to gain a deeper understanding of economic changes influencing the job search and new ways of thinking about and planning for our futures.

We’ll explore:

  • Economic Shifts: Obstacles and Opportunities
  • Belt Tightening: Temporary Setback or Lifestyle Change
  • Results of ICT’s Ongoing Research with Recruiters
  • Examples of Creative Collaboration
  • Personal Action Plans

To encourage participation by all, we are offering bare bones pricing. Lunch is not included. Brown bag it or grab something from a local eatery.

Presenters include:

Ofer Sharone, Assistant Professor Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Catalyst, Institute for Career Transitions
Ofer’s research focuses on career transitions, job search, and unemployment. His book entitled Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences (2014, University of Chicago Press) compares job searching experiences of white-collar workers in Israel and the United States.

Juliet B. Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College
Juliet's research focuses on the economics of work, spending, environment, and the consumer culture. She is the author of Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth.

Erin McCormick spent her career turning ideas into action. She has been CEO, CIO, Executive Producer and Creative Director in technology, publishing and education; and is currently Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at UMass Boston. She is author of Year of Action – How to Stop Waiting & Start Living Your BIG, Fabulous Life.

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