January 29, 2014

New Career Counseling Program For Parents And Students


R. William Holland


R. William Holland, PhD Takes Kids From “Backpack To Briefcase” With His New Career Counseling Program For Parents And Students

Chicago, IL, January 29, 2014 – Today families invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a college education. Does investing in a college education guarantee a successful career for your young adult? The answer is NO. According to the Department of Labor, nearly 50% of college graduates have jobs that do not require a college degree. And it will remain that way for the foreseeable future. Today’s job market is tougher than ever. Even growth industries long thought to be a sure thing are streamlining talent to cut rising costs.

How do parents empower their students to take the right steps to secure their future? What can a student do to get on the right path to achieve the career they have dreamed of since they embarked on their college journey?

Bestselling author, award winning professor, and long-time HR executive, R. William Holland launches a series of workshops and individual coaching programs to help parents and their students become their own effective career counselors.

“The number one concern for parents,” says Dr. Holland “is the inability of their college graduate to gain traction in the professional job market.”

Dr. Holland shares key skills and strategies that lead to breakthrough success. He shows parents and students how to integrate these strategies into tactics that support and help deliver outstanding career results.

Some of the topics Dr. Holland shares include:

– Right job, Right company:  How do you evaluate the companies in the industry of choice?  Where do you start?

– Timing:  When is the best time to start the job hunt?  How do you get started?

– Skills:  Does your student have the skills he/she needs to get placement in their field of choice?

– Networking:  Have you and your student started a network of contacts to utilize when you or your child have completed their college education?

– Charting:  Charting steps to a successful career.

Dr. Holland’s forthcoming book, From Backpack to Briefcase: A Parent’s Guide to Landing Right Side Up in the New Job Market compiles years of program results from studying today’s job market. It includes observations as a long time human resources executive, conversations with parents, top CEOs throughout the country, and leading career counselors. The book and the program provide rare insight about how to navigate the path for an extraordinary career. This basic tenet shows parents and students how to make college count. “It’s not so much what someone majors in as it is what they learn to do with whatever major they have,” says Dr. Holland.

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