M.B.T.I. Certified Ruth K. Robbins has been a member of The Five O Clock Club Guild of Coaches since its inception and has been leading job search strategy groups for over a decade. Her expertise includes transition coaching, job search strategies, personal branding, group facilitation and career development. Since 1992 she has been in private practice, specializing in career exploration, self-assessment, job search strategies, on-the-job effectiveness and written communications in support of job search.
Prior to entering the career field, Ruth Robbins directed market research for several textbook publishing companies, including CBS Publications. She also has experience in fund raising and events management for non-profit organizations.
She led weekly job-search strategy groups for ten years both at the Grand Central Branch and earlier at Workforce America in Harlem. During her prior work with a national consulting agency, she specialized in transitional career coaching and job search assistance for trailing spouses of relocated employees throughout the country.
In 2006 Ruth was one of the instructors in a leadership coaching project at Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She wrote a chapter entitled “Time Management and Handling Stress in the Workplace,” for a new Five O Club book on executive coaching (Work Smarts: Be a Winner on the Job, due to be published in 2007).
Ms. Robbins has taught career development workshops at the New York Public Library Job Information Center and at various branches throughout the city. She has also presented at the International Facilities Management Association, Out Professionals, The East End Long Island Women’s Business Association, The Transition Network and All Soul’s Church Career and Life Planning Group, to name a few.
Ruth holds an M.B.A. in marketing from Fordham University and a certificate in Adult Career Planning and Development from NYU. She was M.B.T.I. certified in 1995 and has taken numerous workshops sponsored by The American Psychological Type Association. She has conducted resume training and Myers Briggs workshops in the Project Strive network, a program serving the marginally employed and youth at-at-risk.
She also coached trainers and job developers at the Strive Centers.