Weekly, Free Monday Night Support/Coaching
Over 500 jobs landed 2010 - 2013 !
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.
Apr 21 CLOSED FOR CHURCH HOLIDAY
Apr 28 Special Free Event (Festival Hall room)
Executive Guest Speaker Series
“Secrets Recruiters Don’t Want You to Know”
Abby Kohut, who is known on the web as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and the author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets”. In the past 18 years, Abby held positions such as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes in 2013, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. Abby has provided job search tips on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Abby was selected as one of "The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search" and is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine. Since 2010, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal which you can learn more about at www.AbbyAcrossAmerica.com
May 5 Executive Guest Speaker Series
“How to tell your success stories in 60 seconds”
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (ret.), Texas Health Resources
May 12 Executive Guest Speaker Series
"Networking The Old Fashioned Way"
Senior Vice-President, UBS; Board member JFS; workshop leader “networking”
May 19 “First things first….attitude”
Richard Best, M.Ed., Certified Master Coach
Chairman, Board Member at LifeNet Community Behavioral Healthcare
President/CEO at LEAD Executive Consulting, LLC
May 26 CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
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.