I was on a speaker panel recently with Al Hulvey, one of the heads of the Career Actions Network, which is a very effective and free service that is being offered by Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC).
The church has an excellent program of meetings with expert speakers on job search strategies, plus small accountability groups, and a résumé and referral network.
See the end of this email for the topic and speaker info.
Here’s their link:
These are the key actions you can take to access their great (and free!) resources:
1. Attend a Large Group Meeting.
When: On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays
9:30 to 11 a.m. at MPPC’s Fellowship Hall
1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, CA
The aim of the large group meeting is to provide practical training on job search skills and networking. This large group setting offers:
– Presentations by experts to help you improve your job search
– Networking with a broad cross-section of professional disciplines
– Resume review with instant feedback
– Opportunities to join a Success Team and participate in our Job Referral Network
2. Join a Success Team.
CAM (Career Action Ministry) offers on-going small group support and encouragement through weekly Success Team meetings. These groups of 5-10 job seekers provide:
– A regular meeting structure that avoids isolation
– A forum for sharing ideas, contacts, and job leads
– A sympathetic group to practice interviewing techniques or other job search skills
– A trusted team to share individual problems for referral to other MPPC ministries or community resources.
3. Become part of the web-based Career Actions Network.
A unique feature of the CAM program is our job referral network. Members of the congregation have opted in to provide job leads and referrals. Register to create a profile and post your resume.
The next Large Group meeting:
Saturday, November 2
Guest Speaker: Dennis Romley
Presentation Topic: Hire Yourself an Employer
About the Presentation:
Go Hire Yourself An Employer (originally a book title by Richard Irish) is a powerful concept and the theme for Dennis Romley’s talk. Dennis will dissect the job search process and zero in on getting the interview. He offers concrete advice on how to nail each interview. Key is what Dennis calls the “ladder to success” which will translate personally to each one of us regarding our process of searching for a job. Participants will leave this discussion with an awareness of our choices in getting more of what we want in each situation as well as great materials for preparing and interviewing powerfully.
About the Speaker:
Dennis Romley is the founder and principal of Threshold Consulting, a firm dedicated to organizational change & development and strategic management of human capital. Recent assignments include: transition consulting and career coaching for Career Curve clients, design and delivery of Collaboration and Ideation workshops for product conception and improvement, and talent retention strategies for an organization under fire.
Dennis applies his skills as a strong negotiator, compassionate leader and team collaborator to produce the results needed when he is called in to support organizational change. He has over 30 years experience in strategic and global roles that include Senior Vice President at Roche Pharmaceuticals, Vice President SRI International/SRI Consulting and Director at Raychem Corporation (now Tyco). Dennis is a mentor and coach with senior leaders to encourage positive team and organizational dynamics. With global leadership and training experience in the USA, UK, Switzerland and Japan, Dennis is able to apply best practices across cultures and teams.