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 the first and third
Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 pm
in the Parish House of St. Michael’s Church
at 225 West 99th Street. Meetings last for at least 90 minutes.
June 5: How do you keep bumps in the road from derailing your search?
The road to a new job or a transition is not an easy one. There are plenty of bumps in the road. How do you look at these bumps? They could be seen as “setbacks” while to another they can be new information, or motivation. This week Leadership/Career Coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop exploring how the way we think about a situation can be the difference between moving forward and being stuck.
June 19: Summer Networking
For many of us, the word “Networking” has bad associations. It makes some of us feel icky, and it fills others with dread. Yet, feedback from successful alumni of our group tells us that it’s a critical part of a successful search. In this session career/leadership coach Kris Ishibashi and Anne O’Loughlin will lead an interactive workshop about how you can overcome your reluctance and use social opportunities presented during the summer to support your search.
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 Monday you are available.