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
May 24 — Open Discussion About Getting Your Foot in the Door
You can help others! Even if you feel like your experience is a wall of rejection. This session will feature an open discussion of lessons learned. Bring your questions, and your experience to share with others. We all look forward to hearing from you.
May 31 — Negotiating an Offer
So your resume and your interviewing skills have resulted in a job offer. What do you do now? Beth Ann Day, Chief Talent Officer and Associate Head of Global Research at Bernstein, will provide guidance on how to handle this important conversation.
May 17 — Living the (Open and Honest) Questions
Learning to listen well, and to ask open and honest questions, can help others along their vocational and professional journeys – and it can also help us to listen better to our own deepest selves. Using the work of Quaker educator Parker Palmer, the Rev Susan E Hill will lead us in an exploration of deep listening and questioning that can help at any stage of our careers and our lives. Susan is an Episcopal priest and spiritual director, and is the Associate Rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Chelsea.
On weeks with no speaker, there is open discussion of topics raised by participants. This is also the opportunity to help each other and to provide leads and advice within the group.
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.
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.