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 the first and third
Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 pm
in the Parish House of St. Michael’s Church
at 225 West 99th Street. Meetings last for at least 90 minutes.
January 23: Conversation Skills for Networking and Interviews
Small talk is what warms us up for the interview. Conversation is how you make an impression when you network. Leadership/career coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop designed to make you a better conversationalist.
February 6: The View from HR
We’ve talked about resumes. Where does it go after you hit submit? How is the resume processed? How long does a recruiter spend with it? What do they look at? What is the recruiter thinking about? What do they like? What turns them off? Joanna G., an HR specialist with a major New York City company, will share how HR looks at resumes/applications.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no need to pre-register, however. You are welcome to join us any Monday you are available.