Career Care

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

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

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”

                        Elaine Gwaltney

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (ret.), Texas Health Resources

 

May 12            Executive Guest Speaker Series

                        "Networking The Old Fashioned Way"

                        Jay Arbetter

                        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.

 
 
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