News source: Collapse of Bear Stearns and layoffs, downsizing in financial services industry

Barry Miller, Ph.D., manager of alumni career programs and services at Pace University in New York and a private career consultant, has been seeing people from Bear Stearns and other financial services firms for several months. He can offer advice on how to survive and thrive after downsizing and layoffs in financial services and other industries.

March 21, 2008

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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Topic: Collapse of Bear Stearns and layoffs, downsizing in financial services industry

Barry Miller, Ph.D., manager of alumni career programs and services at Pace University in New York and a private career consultant, has been seeing people from Bear Stearns and other financial services firms for several months. He can offer advice on how to survive and thrive after downsizing and layoffs in financial services and other industries.

“The collapse of Bear Stearns is no shock,” says Miller. “There will be many more layoffs to come.

“Still, as of today there are an abundance of jobs out there. They are posted but not on the web sites that most people are familiar with.

“Networking is the antidote to the threat of downsizing. Most people do not know how to do it effectively. They don’t know how to use on-line networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook properly. The sites are both different and have their uses. It isn’t ‘either or.’

“For some people, this may be an opportunity to retool their skills.”

At Pace, Miller counsels students and alumni and conducts workshops on Networking Strategies, Self Assessment, and Interviewing Skills.

Miller is a faculty advisor for Women in Corporate America, an organization that offers mentoring and networking opportunities for female students, connecting them with women in corporate America who want to share their work experiences.

Prior to coming to Pace, Miller was an outplacement consultant assisting executives, managers and professionals on their job search. Miller has fourteen years of experience in the corporate world including seven years with Becton Dickinson, a leading health care products manufacturing organization.

Miller holds a Ph.D. in Human Development from New York University, has written many professional articles, and has been quoted on job search and management, appearing in National Business Employment Weekly, Fortune, Associated Press, Management Review, Time, U.S. News & World Report, New York Times, Cosmopolitan, More, Working Mother, Working Woman, and Smart Money. He has appeared on NBC News and Fox News.

Phone: (212) 346-1540; email bmiller@pace.edu .

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