CareerSearchers is a resource and support group for people who are looking for a new job, starting as a contractor/freelancer or changing careers. Coordinators and volunteer speakers provide answers to questions concerning the job search. concerning the job search.
CareerSearchers meets most Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish House of St. Michael’s Church at 225 West 99th Street. Meetings last for at least 90 minutes
February 21: NO SESSION
February 28: Resume Workshop
Learn the basics of modern resume construction. Kandice Thorn, Corporate Department Manager at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and Rebecca Morrow, Administrative Law judge, will provide the basics on developing resumes that will get you noticed. Bring your questions!
March 7: Burnout: Strategies for sustaining your job campaign in an unfavorable market
At some point or other we all get to a point where we are ready to give up on our efforts and yet, for most of us a job is a necessity. If we are working and hating every moment, we also know that survival requires summoning the energy to get out. Coach Win Sheffield will guide a discussion of how to navigate this prevalent aspect of a job campaign. In this talk, you will:
• Examine some of the underlying causes of anxiety and look more closely at our shadowy fears
• Explore how and where to get support so you are not alone in your efforts
• Develop strategies for working more effectively
• Learn techniques to change your attitudes and develop good habits to build momentum in your campaign:
March 14: New Directions
Being out of work may be an opportunity to look at your life to find a direction that makes you excited to get out of bed every morning. Executive coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop that invites participants to look at things that really engage them.
The support that members give one another is of great value. Listening carefully to one another, participants ask questions that are both sensitive and insightful. Members rediscover their own value through helping others achieve their goals. Often members are able to help each other in tangible ways.
CareerSearchers does not provide counseling but, when appropriate, may offer referrals to appropriate resources.
Participants are free to express their concerns and draft documents at CareerSearchers because confidentiality is respected by all. To protect everyone’s privacy, members are asked to refrain from discussing each others’ situations outside of meetings.
CareerSearchers members have a wide variety of backgrounds: men and women, all age groups, most occupations, and many different socio-economic levels. Most members are out of work, many are hurting. Some are new to the job world or are re-entering it. Still others are seeking to change their careers.
There is no charge to participate. CareerSearchers is sponsored by St. Michael’s Church as a service to anyone who is – or expects to be – out of work, changing careers or entering or re-entering the job market.
For more information you may contact us at email@example.com. There is no need to pre-register, however. You are welcome to join us any Tuesday you are available.