Career-Boosting Seminar Focuses on Building Confidence

Being confident pays off in a job interview, but it's easier said than done - particularly when you've been through a job loss. Harper College this week will offer a public session focused on building and developing self-confidence, even when it seems in short supply.

The presentation, delivered by former news anchor and reporter Catherine Johns, will highlight the February edition of Career Stimulus, Harper's monthly career-boosting program focused on delivering job-nabbing support to local residents. Johns, formerly part of the morning shows at WLS and WJMK, has reinvented herself several times over with post-radio careers, and devotes her time now to teaching people to project confidence and charisma - whether they're addressing an audience, meeting with a customer or interviewing for a new position.

Career Stimulus runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, February 22 in the Wojcik Conference Center on Harper's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. The keynote discussion, "Flip Your Confidence Switch: Let Your Light Shine," will start at 9:45 a.m., following brief welcome remarks from Harper President Dr. Kenneth Ender. Career Stimulus, which also includes breakout learning sessions and networking opportunities, is open to the public, and is free for first-timers. Subsequent sessions are $20.

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