Job Seekers Group

Mondays, 10 a.m.–Noon
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7p.m.

The Job Seekers Support Group provides emotional support, resources, career testing, inspiration and concrete ideas to women who are changing careers, reinventing themselves, their career or are in a job search. Job seeking can be very lonely, exhausting and discouraging. The group is open to women who are thinking about or have decided to make a change in their employment situation. The group facilitators guide participants in a structured process toward realizing their true skills, abilities, assets, and strengths.

Oftentimes women undervalue what they know, the work they do, both volunteer and paid, and the skills acquired through the various roles they have in their lives. Topics covered include: finding your employment bliss, writing an effective cover letter, resume writing, marketing yourself, networking, the hidden job market; how to work for bosses younger, older or different than you; dressing for today’s job market, to color gray hair or not, are fishnet stockings really appropriate for an interview?

The group focuses on workplace and job searching realities. Job searching in today’s economic climate is different than it was even a few years ago. Once a job seeker has an interview scheduled, the facilitator will conduct mock interviews using up to date interview questions and techniques used by employers. Resources available to participants in the job seeker group consist of free computer classes, learning how to use the internet for job seeking, resumes and other job-search materials or tools to track one’s job search efforts. Participants also have access to resources of how to follow-up a job lead and how to write an effective thank you note after an interview.

The Job Seeker’s Support Group is responsive to the needs of participants. Experienced jobseekers share with newcomers. Women who have attended the group report leaving with a feeling of encouragement, hope, and empowerment.