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 Mondays 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.
December 18: Conversation Skills for Your Search (and the Holidays)
Small talk is what warms us up to do business in the interview. Conversation is how you make an impression when you network. It is also how you keep the connection with your family and friends during the holidays. Leadership/career coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop designed to make you a better conversationalist.
December 25 and January 1
January 8: Getting Your Foot in the Door
You’ve worked hard on your resume and you’ve applied for dozens of jobs and never heard anything back. Leadership/Career coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a discussion of options for getting your foot in the door.
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 Tuesday you are available.