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Put our expertise to work for you. At Job Transitions, we are here to share what we have with the community, and to help our community find what they need. 
News, Announcements, and Testimonies
 for the Job Transitions Group
Did you see it???? The SC Times ran a great article about the group on January 13, 2015.  It was great to see a group success story in print. If you missed it, here it is!   Way to go Jim Staska!                      
A special welcome to Sharon Sorenson or Heartland Organizing. She is a leader and a force. She will be facilitating Wednesday's meetings, organizing our meeting coverage and helping organize our files.  We are very happy to have her on board. 
Great Events on the schedule. Join us for "First Mondays" on April 4 and May 2.  Also Resume Review on  April 20th.  Get your complimentary head shot to use for Linked in other social Media sites.
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.
Looking for an opportunity to perfect your speaking skills?  Have a passion that you would like to present?  We consistently have 2-3 speakers per month. If you are willing to volunteer your time for an amazing cause, please contact us through this website. 
Do you have a lunch hour at your job and get tired of going out to grab a bite? Instead, bring a lunch to our weekly meeting. Interact with those in the community looking for a change in their employment status. Find others who are thinking maybe there is a better position "out there". Build your confidence through connection with others in similar situations.  A welcoming and supportive group. 
Hot off the press!! 
Check out the article written for Sr. Perspective in regard to our group.  This newspaper is distributed free and its market is 45 and up. There are a lot of job seekers in that target market.    www.srperspective.com
Great News:  You can now "Like Us" on Facebook.
 Look for Central MN Job Transitions Group.

https://www.facebook.com/centralmnjobtransitions
Congratulations to Anne Groetsch on her position at Wells Fargo as an Instructional Design Consultant. We wish her the very best. Below are some thoughts that Anne offered about her experience with CMJT. 
"CMJT is a great group! The benefits for me are/were:
1. Having the “ emotional support” so necessary and vital when self-confidence is not always there during a job search.
2. I was able to make connections or reconnect with members of the group.
3. I was able to participate not only as a job searcher, but also as a presenter—this time on Using Improvisation for Business and Life
4. I appreciated the presentations that were done on the various aspects of the job search. There is almost always a knowledge nugget I could take home and use.
5. It is better to be around others who share your ‘pain’, then to be isolated and trying to ‘figure it all out’ on my own.
6. I heard about other resources available to job seekers like Central MN Job Spot, MRC (MN Resource Center) , Coffee and Careers, MN Workforce Center, What Color is Your Parachute? Resume Review and photo shoot at CMJT, etc.

A final benefit of CMJT group—is it is an intimate group. I love the ‘smallness’ of the group....more one-on-one attention."

Great News:  You can now "Like Us" on Facebook.
 Look for Central MN Job Transitions Group.
 
https://www.facebook.com/centralmnjobtransitions
Special Event Programming The job market is improving and are offering programming that will work for those "thinking" about a job change. With that in mind, we are hosting an evening event! 

Please join us on Tuesday Evening, October 1st from 6-8pm. 

 Dave Faust of Stonehouse Resources will present a condensed version of a two day program on stress.  It will be applicable to anyone's life. We are very excited to welcome him to our special Event. He will present a program  titled "The Stress Intelligene Series:  How to Make Stress Work for YOU and All Stressed Up With No Place To Go.". This will include topics of understanding types of stress, tools to manage it and how to turn harmful stress into helful stress. It will be held at St Johns Episcpal in the large parrish hall.

Bring a friend!  The same program will run Wednesday 10/2 from 11:30-1:30 (special time)
Congratulations to Kurt Voss on his new position at Country Financial.   He has been hired as an insurance agent  We wish you the best! Auto/Home/Life/Business/Retiremement. Referrals are welcomed. 
Have you ever thought about coming to a meeting and backed out because you were unsure of what to expect?  On Saturday, Septemebr 14th, we will have a booth outside of St Johns Episcopal church during their Annual Bizaare Bazaar.  We will have someone from the group at all times to answer questions about what we do to support those who need a little help during transition periods.  Please stop by between 8 and 3:30.  Maybe you can find a fun item at their sale as well!