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From Paycheck to Passion: Jump Start Your Career With Recruiter Shira Harrington

  • Mon, November 26, 2012
  • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

Directions to 40 Plus

Monday Morning Speaker Presentation:

From Paycheck to Passion: Jump Start Your Career 
With Recruiter Shira Harrington



What you will learn at the session:

Why do you work? Is it for a paycheck and benefits… to contribute to a larger mission… for another reason entirely? Many employers hire based on the skills that make you productive, not necessarily those which deeply motivate you.

Isn’t it time to discover a career that will truly excite you? The adage holds true: Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.

Shira Harrington, Founder & President of Purposeful Hire, Inc. is an 'in-the-trenches' recruiter and career consultant who helps job seekers and employers find each other in mutually meaningful ways. Come join us, and get ready to answer questions that may forever change the way you look at your career!

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About The Speaker

Shira Harrington

Shira Harrington, CPC, began her recruiting career in 1994 developing a search practice within the association industry and the human resources community. To enhance her expertise in association management search, she is an active volunteer leader in ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership (the American Society for Association Executives) and facilitates an executive peer roundtable entitled SAFE (Small Association Forum for Executives) which provides a forum for best practice sharing among small staff association executives.

In addition, Shira plays an active role in the Washington, DC metropolitan human resources community. She has been the Vice President of Programs for the Human Resources Association of the National Capital Area; she is Programs Chair for the Human Resources Leadership Forum and she runs a monthly brown bag lunch for HR professionals in the nonprofit and association sectors.

Shira also is a consultant and presenter on managing the multigenerational workforce. As a subject matter expert, she brings her extensive research and her unique, ‘real world’ perspective of the world at work to bridge the perceived gaps between the generations and prepare executives for the coming labor shortage. Differences in work ethic, life values, work-life expectations, teamwork, communication styles and relationship to authority are just some of the challenges facing employees of each generation.  Moreover, as Baby Boomers prepare to retire, employers are likely to be short-handed unless succession planning begins now.

Shira has presented her generational findings to both human resources audiences as well as to staff of every level. Speaking engagements have included: Adhesive and Sealant Council, America’s Promise Alliance, American Association of Community Colleges, American Chamber of Commerce Executives, American Payroll Association, Baltimore-Washington Chamber of Commerce, Center for Nonprofit Studies, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, DC Courts, Dulles SHRM, Finance and Administration Roundtable, General Investment, Human Resources Association of the National Capital Area (DC SHRM), Logos College, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, National Association of Funeral Directors, National Wildlife Federation, Performance Institute, Ritz Carlton, and Windsor Property Management.

Shira has been published in the monthly magazine of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, quoted in Federal Computer Weekly, profiled in the Washington Business Journal, interviewed in Bottom Line Briefing and is a contributing author to a new book, Motivating the Millennial Knowledge Worker.

Contact The Speaker

Shira Harrington
Founder & President
Purposeful Hire, Inc.
shira@purposefulhire.com
http://www.purposefulhire.com/
T: 703-508-9573 (mobile)

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ShiraHarrington


When business goals and careers goals align, employees are motivated to succeed. Purposeful Hire intentionally connects job seekers and employers through career consulting, executive recruiting and generational diversity training. The philosophy is simple: for every hire, there is a purpose. Let’s find yours together.




Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036


  Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line) South Exit to 40Plus Office.

  1. Leave the Dupont Circle Metro Station by the 19th Street SOUTH exit.
  2. At the top of the escalator (street level), turn 180 degrees, and walk a short distance towards Dupont Circle.
  3. Turn right and walk counter-clockwise around the outside of the Circle, past Connecticut and Massachusetts Avenues.
  4. At P Street, turn right . Proceed on P Street past 18th Street.
  5. 40Plus is near the end of the block on the right side, at 1718 P Street, in the Webster House apartment building.
  6. See below for ONCE YOU ARE AT THE BUILDING directions.

Directions to 40Plus

40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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