Fresh Start officially closed out 2016 with a BANG – awards, publications, a NEW company, and 3 novel platform releases to name a few. Thanks for all the support this year … stay tuned for exciting announcements in the new year!
Fresh Start Careers – Highlights
- Launched Fresh Start Careers LLC – including a kick off celebration at Great American Pub with 50 of our biggest supporters.
- Became an Affiliate Member of the National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA) and sponsored the 19th Annual Conference in Annapolis, MD – with 120+ attendees. Rolled out the 1st & only NRWA-endorsed database of professionally written resumes and its members only, profit sharing referral platform.
- Created JerseySummerJobs.com – the only online job board dedicated to seasonal staffing solutions for Jersey shore communities. Partnered with the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) & Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) for JSJ marketing support. Interviewed by Alumni Society for a Feature in the January 2017 e-newsletter.
- Hosted the opening night reception for the Greater Philadelphia ACRP Annual 2-day conference, “Trials & Tribulations: Mitigating Risk in Clinical Research“
- Kate joined the Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School alumnae board and chaired the professional development / networking events. Carrie was the keynote speaker for the National Honors Society Induction ceremony.
- Attended over 35 professional networking events. Sample list includes:Chamber of Commerce (various), Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), Inside HigherEd, NJ / PA Bio Pharmaceutical Networking Groups (NJBPNG, PABPNG), Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association (GVFHRA), University of Scranton President’s Business Council, Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy (PSPS), Life Sciences PA (formerly PA Bio), Association of Builders & Contractors (ABC), Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE), Association of Career Professionals, Delaware Valley Career Professionals (DVCP), Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Association
Fresh Start Resumes – Highlights
- Contributed 2 selected cover letter samples for the published book, ‘Modernize Your Job Search Letters: Get Noticed … Get Hired’.
- Developed #YourLaunchPlan in collaboration with Plumtree Financial Services – a roadmap for financial independence and professional development for recent grads. Published 6 LinkedIn articles as part of #YourLaunchPlan – covering a variety of topics including resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, networking, interview preparation. Secured a 4-part YLP workshop series at Valley Forge Military College for Feb. 2017.
- Received the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honors Society Award for Best Chapter Program for a Resume Workshop (Phila. Chapter).
- Expanded Fresh Start Resume service products to include: Corporate Outplacements, Performance Improvement Rebuttal letters, and New Hire Contract Negotiation Letters. Hired our 1st NCRW-pending subcontractor.
- Received 14 new LinkedIn recommendations and gained over 1,200 followers.