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.
November 7: Getting Your Foot in the Door Again
Technology and other factors have brought dramatic changes to the way companies look for professional staff in recent years. If you haven’t done a job search in ten or more years, the landscape may look completely unfamiliar to you. In addition, you may be worried about ageism. Leadership/Career coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop discussing the key changes and how you may need to adjust your approach.
November 14: Holiday Networking to Support Your Search
For job seekers, the coming holidays may raise our anxiety. Not only does hiring activity slow to a crawl, but gatherings with friends and family may feel challenging. Yet, the experts tell us that it is friends and family who can really boost our search. Leadership/Career coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop where participants will discuss and practice ways of making these gatherings support a job 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.