As retail industry job losses grow, a number of Institute members expressed a desire to give back — helping job seekers by serving on this newly established committee. Thanks to Barbara Beeghly, RDI, Catherine Messina, RDI, Genevieve Davis, RDI and Margot Jacqz, Allied RDI, along with International President Cynthia Hirsch, RDI, and Vice President Lindsay Henningfeld, RDI, who have met several times to discuss ways the Institute can help job seekers stand out. Topics discussed include resume and portfolio creation. As the International group was forming, the Ohio Chapter hosted “Strategies, Techniques and Tools to Land Your Next Career!” on November 18. The 90-minute session presented by Donna Szarwark, SPHR, SCP, RCC, provided participants with a number of practical and low-cost tips to navigate ins and outs of job search as only a credentialed veteran of a major design firm HR director can offer. Catch the presentation here on YouTube.
Due to the novel coronavirus/Covid-19, the Retail Design Institute has waived membership fees and dues through May 31, 2021 for new members. Stay informed, stay connected and receive all the benefits of Retail Design Institute membership through May 31, 2021. Please use discount code 2020free when signing up. *All prospective members will be vetted according to the Institute's stated membership criteria.