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Career Advancement in the Field of Publishing
March 16, 2016 @ 4:30 pm$20.00
Publishing, like all fields, has changed tremendously in recent years. Impacted by everything from technology to globalization to the rise in self-publishing, the field has needed to be agile to stay relevant. Publishing professionals have needed to be more agile yet, with editors dipping their toes into marketing, designers developing expertise in ebooks, and everyone on the team learning to do the social media do-si-do.
With so much going on, it’s easy to lose track of personal career management. In this session, expert career strategist Amy Lindgren will describe three key arenas of modern publishing and two discovery questions to pursue in determining your next career moves. Come join the discussion and learn ways to stay upright in a field where the ground keeps shifting.
President of Prototype Career Service since 1985, Amy writes a nationally syndicated column (twincities.com/lindgren) and appears regularly as a guest expert on Minnesota Public Radio. She has authored 12 job search guides and is co-author of a 2016 workbook for older job seekers. In addition to building her career counseling practice, she has maintained a parallel, intermittent profession in publishing which began with proofreading at West Publishing during college.
In 1992 Amy founded Banfil Street Press to publish a book on the repatriation of former prisoners of war, which was awarded an honorable mention in the Minnesota Book Awards. Three years later she created Prototype Career Media as a way to publish job search guides and curriculum. She considers publishing to be her second professional “home” and has been an MPBR member off and on since 1990.