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.
April 3: Use LinkedIn for Research and to Advertise Yourself
Everyone agrees LinkedIn is a valuable resource, but advice about the best ways to use it in the job market can be overwhelming. Career Coach Win Sheffield will provide and introduction for those just staring out with LinkedIn and valuable perspective about setting priorities on the use of LinkedIn for seasoned users and novices alike. In this seminar you will learn:
* How to position your LinkedIn profile
* The most effective ways to use LinkedIn for research
* Strategies for joining LinkedIn groups
April 17: Getting Over the Anxiety of Talking About Yourself
Many of us have no problem speaking fluently about topics we’re passionate about. Yet, when it comes to interviews and we’re talking about what we’ve done, talking about ourselves can be as difficult as explaining the science of rocket propulsion Career/leadership coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop where you will build stories about things that you’ve done to show off your special talents and skills, and to speak about these experiences fluently.
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 Monday you are available.