Article – “Three Secrets Of Every Successful Job Search Or Career Change”

University student listening to music and holding laptop, studio shotA lot of people contemplate starting a job search or a career change.  Some are more successful than others.  A successful job search or career change has many factors, length of search, landing a position, landing the right position.  The list can go on.  Read Kitty Boitnott’s article to learn more.  From ensuring that you know what you want as you start your job search to understanding what tools or resources you need as you conduct your job search or career change.  And finally making sure you are willing to continually carry out the process.  No job search or career change happens over night, it takes time and patience.

Read full article here.

Job Club – Wednesday, June 21, Noon to 1:30

501690121Topic: Job Club Handbills and Elevator Pitches with speaker Sarah Breithaupt, Youth and Family Services for Lisle Township.

Job club handbills and elevator pitches are important tools for success in networking and landing your next job. But what makes them effective and memorable? We will review what works and how to best engage others to actively support your search.

The Library’s Job Club welcomes job seekers and career changers.  Network, share and learn from guest speakers in a friendly and helpful atmosphere.

Bring your lunch, dessert is on us.  Registration requested.  Connect with the Library at 815.327.2515 or online.

Article – “How to Keep Your Stealth Job Search Quiet”

Conducting any job search is stressful and each one comes with its own unique set of challenges.  A stealth job search can be the start of leaving behind a job or company where you felt stifled or unhappy.  However, it does come with its own unique set of challenges.  Read Liz Ryan’s article to learn how to successfully conduct a job search, while remaining in your current position.  From emphasizing while networking that you are conducting a stealth job search to ensuring your LinkedIn settings don’t spark red flag to colleagues or your boss.

Read full article here.

Employment Ministry Roundtable – 8/8 – Get Your Most Perplexing Job Search Questions Answered!

logoJoin them August 8 (6:30 pm) at their Employment Ministry Roundtable to brainstorm with experienced hiring managers, job coaches and fellow job seekers.  Learn Resume Tracking System Do’s and Don’ts.  Get your most perplexing job search questions answered and discover new avenues to getting employed.

After the Roundtable, you can:

  • Meet one-on-one with job coaches and hiring managers to review your resumes, improve your interviewing skills, etc.
  • Attend our Networking 101 workshop and learn networking skills
  • Continue networking with others
  • Get spiritual, emotional or social service help

Location: St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 South Rt. 59 in Plainfield

For more information, email EmploymentMinistry@smip.org or visit http://www.smip.org/ministries/employment

The Employment Ministry looks to help build confidence and accelerate your job search success.  They help job seekers succeed.  There is no cost to attend, pre-registration is not required, and everyone is welcome.  Bring copies of your handbill or resume to distribute.  Dress is casual.

Job Club – Wednesday, August 16, Noon to 1:30

501690121Topic: Job Club Handbills and Elevator Pitches with speaker Sarah Breithaupt, Youth and Family Services for Lisle Township.

Job club handbills and elevator pitches are important tools for success in networking and landing your next job. But what makes them effective and memorable? We will review what works and how to best engage others to actively support your search.

The Library’s Job Club welcomes job seekers and career changers.  Network, share and learn from guest speakers in a friendly and helpful atmosphere.

Bring your lunch, dessert is on us.  Registration requested.  Connect with the Library at 815.327.2515 or online.