Career Transitions for the Underemployed

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Mar 6, 2015

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Kitty Boitnott
Educ ’00

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If you were looking for (or losing) a job during the economic downturn of recent years, you might find yourself now in a job beneath your skill or experience level. As the economy shows signs of definite growth and improvement, it may be time to stop putting up with a less than satisfying career and start looking for more professionally fulfilling employment.

Making that transition can be a daunting task. The landscape for job searching has changed dramatically in the last decade.

Career Transition and Job Search Coach Kitty Boitnott (Educ ’00) will help to demystify the job search process for underemployed workers by discussing the 8 ways job seekers are currently being shut out of the hiring process. As part of Kitty’s solution, you will maximize your potential by considering
1. your professional brand,
2. your marketing plan, and
3. how you can execute a winning strategy for finally landing the job of you have always wanted.

Presenter Bio:

Kitty Boitnott, Ph.D., NBCT (Educ ’00), is founder of Boitnott Coaching, LLC, a coaching service dedicated to offering personal and professional coaching, professional development workshops, and break out programs for conferences and conventions around the country. Kitty speaks on topics related to stress management for busy professionals along with speaking to the importance of intentionally creating work-life balance in today’s busy, information over-loaded world. Kitty has coached dozens of individuals from all over the world either through her private practice or as a career coach consultant with CareerHMO.

Kitty also offers programs related to job search strategies and the problems individuals in their 40’s and 50’s typically run into as they attempt to find new work, switch careers, or find work that is more satisfying after being chronically under employed since the economic meltdown of 2008-2009.

Kitty has a B.A. from Longwood University, a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies from Hollins University, an Ed.S. in K-12 Administration and Supervision from the Curry School at the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Kitty worked in the public school systems of Roanoke County and Henrico County Public Schools before serving as President of the Virginia Education Association from 2008-2012; she founded Boitnott Coaching, LLC in April of 2013. Kitty is a National Board Certified Library Media Specialist, and she coaches national board candidates working toward National Board Certification with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. In addition, Kitty serves on the adjunct faculty and teaches a class on education policy, politics, and ethics at the University of Richmond.