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 Tuesdays 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
January 24: Conversation Skills for Networking and Interviews
Small talk is what warms us up to do business in the interview. Conversation is how you make an impression when you network. Executive coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop designed to make you a better conversationalist.
January 31: How Social Media Can Support Your Job Search
If you’re transitioning or you have been out of the workforce for awhile, social media is an excellent way to learn and to build your credibility. Executive Coach Kris Ishibashi will talk about strategies for raising your professional profile.
February 7: Building Your Own Business
If you’re thinking about starting a business, this session will focus on the journey of two successful entrepreneurs who built Adam Smith, Esq., which provides management consulting services to law firms globally and is now one of the best-recognized consultancies in the legal industry. Founder Bruce MacEwen and Janet Stanton will provide their thoughts on how they built their business, with specific suggestions for how to build marketplace visibility and relevance – that are germane to a wide number of businesses and individuals. They’ll also discuss how they run their business and how it has evolved – and answer any questions you may have.
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.