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Jobs, jobs, jobs! In the news, in the coffee shop, at home, at work -- nearly everywhere, people are concerned about employment. A small group of unemployed and under-employed and employed-in-the-wrong-position folks got together to talk about creating a job networking group, and Job Transitions is the result. St. John's Episcopal Church in St. Cloud offered to host our gathering, and here we are!
It is a work in process.
It is our wish to find mutually nurturing relationships in a community of folks who are also in the season of transition; who will join with us to find meaningful work at a living wage. This is a place of dreams and goals, a place for aligning talents for the greatest purpose.
Here are some photos from the last few months. We thank the community business leaders for participating in our weekly presentations.
Ines Mehr from Rengel Printing offered a presentation on the challenges of staying positive during transition. She always has a huge smile! Below, Ines accepts the certificate of appreciation from Laurie Senn.
Jenni Morine, King Solutions, gave a presentation on what the employers are looking for from candidates. There was good interaction with the audience for this event.
Dave and Pam Faust from Stonehouse Productions were with us in June. It was a really motivating and "Positive" presentation.
Bonnie Wenker did a presentation based on the book "Who Moved My Cheese"
Special thanks to Rasmussen College for allowing us to participate in their recent Career Fair. This was a great opportunity for us to present what we do with the job seekers in attendance. Mike and Jena helped at the booth as well as taking time to meet with prospective employers.
Resume Review: Many enjoyed our resume review event. We started with a celebration of our anniversary, now over 6 years, and followed with community business leaders doing resume review for those in attendance.
Above: Advisors Dave Blue and Diane Kuehl. Below: Guest Reviewers: Terry Kurash, Roxanne Ryan, Jena Klein, Karla Dale, Connie Hauer, and Harriett Terry
Sincere gratitude to all of the volunteers for our
"Resume Review and Interview Rehearsal"event on April 20th.
Kim Markwardt, Jena Klein, Carrie Stang, Holly Coady and Ryan Hylla all volunteered as Resume Reviewers.
Mike Goodwin was on hand to offer help setting up personal business cards.
Jodi Lubbers of Jody Lea Photography offered her services as photographer (www.facebook.com/pages/Jodi-Lea-Photography/)and
Joel Butkowski of Butkoski Digital Imaging (www.bdiphoto.com) loaned us his backdrop for our professional photos.
It was a great day.
The hardest part about what we do is not reaching those who
can use our help. We tease among the group that there is no billboard that says
"You are going to lose your job on Friday. Are you ready?"
Please help us spread the word about our group. Each of us crosses paths with many different groups of people. Many are in transition or thinking about making a change. These are the ones that could use some extra support. Print some posters or fliers. Email a calendar. Bring a friend! Many of our programs are relative for all stages of life.