The Career Zone at NPC17 has resources, interactive activities, and sessions to support your career development and job search — no matter where you are in your planning career. Here are six events to be sure not to miss while in New York City for the 2017 National Planning Conference.
Saturday, May 6–Monday, May 8
Would you like a pro to review your resume? Bring your most up-to-date resume to the NPC17 Resume Clinic for a 20-minute review and feedback session. Online registration is coming soon, or you can reserve your spot by signing up in Career Zone on-site at the Javits Center, starting Saturday, May 6, at 9 a.m.
Reviews take place on Sunday, May 7, and Monday, May 8, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Don Draper was a master of the pitch - from selling Lucky cigarettes to Kodak’s carousel. In today’s fast paced, media-centric world, presentation skills are critical for success. Learn seven tips from the field of advertising to perfect your pitch.
APA's Mentor Match program offers emerging and seasoned professionals an opportunity to make connections and share advice about career and professional development. Sign up before the conference; APA will match mentors to protégés before NPC17. Deadline for applications is April 17.
Read about how a connection at Mentor Match at NPC16 helped lead to a job offer for one protégé.
"Entrepreneurs," "Startups," "Independents," – they're all the buzz. But what about for the planning profession? How do we unleash the creative entrepreneurial spirit of the planning professional?
This session will provide insight on how to start and run a planning firm from the ground up, including real life experiences and best practices for everything from getting your first client to running the business side of things.
The employment landscape in today’s marketplace is much more complex and competitive. The job search process poses new challenges and it can be difficult to know what employers are looking for and how you are perceived in this new era.
Learn how to assess your value, develop your compelling story, chart your path and create a professional brand that lasts your entire career.