Career Care

Weekly, Free Monday Night Support/Coaching

Over 600 jobs landed 2010-2014!

CareerCare is a free, weekly support/coaching group helping those who are out of work or “mis-employed” and seeking a career change. Career Care provides comprehensive support:

  • Job postings
  • Networking to build job leads/contacts, including LinkedIn group
  • Speakers teaching search skills (resumé, interviewing, etc.)
  • Free, volunteer coaches to assist one-on-one with resumés, etc. (by appointment for those attending our weekly meetings, and who don't have professional outplacement package)
  • Career assessment testing
  • Private budget/debt counseling at no charge

No pre-registration is necessary to attend. Park on the East side of the campus, corner of W. Plano Parkway and Mira Vista Boulevard, in the upper North parking lot, and enter the north doors. First-time visitors should come at 5:45 p.m. to register and attend the new member orientation “Quick Start your Search” in room 137 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. when our volunteers will cover how to handle your search successfully, provide a resume template, and register you for job postings. Then, at 7:00 p.m. you will join the main meeting. The main meeting is every Monday evening from 7:00-9:15 p.m. in Youth Commons. Sign-in recommended by 6:45 p.m.  Network roll-call sign-in ends at 7:00 p.m. ( you are encouraged to attend if you arrive later, but your name will not be called during the speed networking session).

Employers or Volunteers: please email Bill Brewer to send job postings to reach qualified candidates at no charge, or to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

Standard Meeting Agenda

New Member Meeting

Room 137
(Sign-in 5:45 p.m.)
 6:00-7:00 p.m. ~ "Quick Start your Search" for new members

Main Meeting for All Members

Youth Commons
6:30-7:00 p.m. ~ Registration and fellowship (new members 6:00 p.m.) Sign in by 7:00 p.m. for networking roll call sheet. Late arrivals will not have their name called.
7:00-7:15 p.m. ~ Devotional and announcements

7:15-8:15 p.m. ~ Group networking

8:15-9:15 p.m. ~ Speaker topic 

In addition, we offer one-on-one meetings (by appointment only for those attending our weekly meetings) with volunteers to assist you with your resumé, interviewing, and other career issues.

Agenda


Jan 24 (Sat.)    Excel Intermediate Level TRAINING WORKSHOP 9-12, room 126

                        Limited seating; registration and laptop required. Leader: Brian Clark

 

Jan 26              Amnesia, Paralysis, Focus

 

Rick Waggoner, MC Smith Realty Investments; Job Ministries Leader / Coach

 

Feb 2               "The Winning Resume"

Phil Resch; Partner / Executive Recruiter, The Sandhurst Group

 

Feb 9               Executive Guest Speaker Series

                        “Moving Forward: Choices for Success”

                        Ruth Glover, Writer, Speaker, Trainer; experienced network group leader

                        Attitude and a creative search process help “moving forward.”  Ruth Glover suggests traditional and alternative steps during this interactive presentation, titled Moving Forward: Choices for Success.  What new choices can you make to enhance your progress?  By looking carefully at your own job search process during the presentation, you will see new ways to seize opportunity through less traditional methods.

                       

Feb 16              "Finding the hidden job...effective networking"

Stephen Gillem

Director Recruitment, MedAssets

 

Feb 23              "How to turn an interview into a Job!"

                        Scott Gleason

VP Finance & Admin., Realty Management division of Goldman-Sachs

 

 

For more information or to suggest additional topics, please email Bill Brewer or call 214-291-8082.

Additional Career Support Groups and Resources

DFW Sales Network Meeting

St. Andrew also sponsors “DFW Sales and Business Development” meetings, a free, weekday job networking group every Tuesday morning, 8:00-10:00 a.m. in Festival Hall. No pre-registration. Click here for more information and location. Park in upper North lot off Mira Vista street and enter North doors and go upstairs.

Human Resources Network Meeting

This job networking group specializes in Human Resource careers; a free group each 1st and 3rd Thursday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in room 123 near Wesley Hall. No pre-registration. Park in upper north lot off Mira Vista Boulevard, enter north doors and go down hallway to end, turn right to 123.

Click here for a list of DFW job groups and other resources.

 
 
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