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
(Sign-in 5:45 p.m.) 6:00-7:00 p.m. ~ "Quick Start your Search" for new members
Main Meeting for All Members
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.
December 22 & 29
Closed for Holiday
January 5 ~ Executive Guest Speaker Series
“Selling Yourself to Get Your Next Job”
Debbie Mrazek, Author, “The Field Sales Guide”; Owner, The Sales Company
Jan 8 (Thurs) Special Free Event (Festival Hall room): 10:00 – 12:00
“How to win the hearts and minds of a recruiter”
Abby Kohut (Absolutely Abby) President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and the author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets”; AbsolutelyAbby.com: one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career”
Jan 12 Speed Networking
(meeting will adjourn by 8:00 p.m. due to the college national championship game, so come network and still see most of the game)
Jan 15 (Thurs) Special Free Event (Festival Hall room): 10:00 – 12:00
“Networking for leaders - - building the magical relationships”
Abby Kohut (Absolutely Abby): see Jan. 8 bio.
Jan 19 “First things first….attitude”
Richard Best, M.Ed., Certified Master Coach; President/CEO, LEAD Executive Consulting
Jan 24 (Sat.) Excel Intermediate Level TRAINING WORKSHOP 9-12, room 126
Limited seating; registration and laptop required. Leader: Brian Clark
Jan 26 “Who am I? Your Value and Skills Inventory”
Phil Guy, Chief Executive Officer, Corepoint Health
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.