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 every Tuesday 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
June 21: What’s Your Story?
What do you do? How do you answer that question in a business setting? How you communicate your story is a critical factor for your success – Whether its during networking or a formal interview, you want to be able to crisply articulate your key points and strengths with confidence. Come learn some best practices on telling your story succinctly and incorporate them into crafting your own! The workshop will be led by Lori Scherwin, founder of Strategize That, a firm that works with successful professionals wondering “is this it” to to build winning strategies for their careers.
We will not be meeting on June 28.
July 5: Managing Stress and Staying Focused
Starting something new, whether it’s looking for a new job or work as a freelancer is stressful. That stress can result in health and other problems that make the transition harder. Executive Coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop to help manage that stress.
July 12: Resume Review
This session will feature a review of resumes and a discussion of follow ups after interviews if time permits. All are welcome, even if you do not want to have your resume reviewed by the group. If you want to have your resume reviewed, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 11 at noon.
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.