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
We will not meet on August 23 or 30. Meetings resume September 6.
September 6 – Your LinkedIn Profile
A current LinkedIn profile is a must for any job search in 2016. Not only does it give employers an insight into your skills, but if you have a lot of experience, a good LinkedIn profile is one thing that shows that you aren’t afraid of modern technology. Executive coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop demonstrating how to make your profile show you at your best.
September 13 – NO SESSION
September 20 – Organization and Time Management
Whether you are searching for a job or pitching yourself as a freelancer, being able to organize yourself and manage time is critical. Executive coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop where participants share strategies for staying on track to meet their goals.
September 27 – Emotions and Your Search
Emotions are a huge part of who we are and how we connect to others, including prospective employers. This week, Executive Coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a group discussion about the role that emotional intelligence plays in our job search and we will talk about some strategies for handling the challenges.
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.