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
March 28: Resume Review
This session will feature a review of resumes and a discussion of follow-up after interviews if time permits. All are welcome, even if you do not want to have your resume reviewed by the group. If you want to have your resume reviewed, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 27 at noon.
April 4: Working for a Non-Profit
This session will cover different ways to begin a career, or a second career, in the nonprofit sector. Topics covered will include identifying positions, transferable skills, understanding nonprofit culture, and resources to identify potential opportunities. Discussion will be informal with opportunity for discussion and questions. Program will be led by Mary Tufts, Deputy Director of Foundation Relations at Baruch College. Mary herself made a successful transition to the nonprofit field fifteen years ago.
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 Tuesday you are available.