Mountain View Campus, Fellowship Hall
The Career Actions Ministry (CAM) is for both job seekers and employed "Good Samaritans" who want to help. CAM desires to bring the love of Jesus Christ, during these difficult times, to the growing number of MPPC members, their families and friends and all others who are facing the challenges of job transition.
For job seekers, we offer a multi-faceted program of large group meetings, small Success Teams, and the opportunity to join a web-based service called the Career Actions Network. More information.
For employed Good Samaritans, by signing up, you can easily submit job leads and facilitate connections between job seekers and hiring managers. More information.
In the Press: Read about Career Actions Ministry as featured in the January 2012 edition of "Christianity Today" -- Blessed Are the Jobless: How Ministries Aid the Unemployed.
LARGE GROUP MEETINGS
Typically, First and Third Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mountain View Campus, Fellowship Hall
Dates and Topics
Saturday, August 2
Guest Speaker: Judson Walsh
Presentation Topic: “Identifying Local Career Opportunities”
About the Presentation:
Use local marketplace information as an effective tool to identify companies, job leads and career opportunities, and to prepare for interviews.
What you will learn:
• Techniques for identifying which companies are hiring
• The importance of creating a written plan
• How to find new companies that are hiring as they expand
• How to tap into the hidden job market
About the Speaker:
For the past 6 years, Judson Walsh has been delivering job-transition workshops to people looking for work throughout the Bay Area. In the process, Judson built a reputation of connecting people to the business community. As a result, he recently joined global career transition services company Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH) as a career coach.
Judson comes to LHH following 8 years at the San Francisco Business Times. He brings with him a well-established network and a broad knowledge of the local business scene. While at the Business Times one of his overall objectives as Business Development Director was to increase readership. This was achieved through biz-dev workshops, one-on-one consulting and keynote speaking at professional associations.
Prior to the Business Times, Judson was an event producer in the East Bay where he produced, managed and promoted business symposiums, educational workshops and
community events. Earlier, Judson was employed as the marketing director at the PGA of America Section office (Nor-Cal). There he was responsible for securing key sponsorships and
promoting PGA sanctioned events for club professionals.
Saturday, August 16
Guest Speaker: Clara Chorley
Presentation Topic: 3 BIG MISTAKES… That Cause Job Seekers to Lose Motivation, Focus and Not Find The Job They Want
About the Presentation:
The longer people find themselves out of work, the harder it can get to maintain focus, energy and motivation. Over time, taking steps results in little or no progress, obstacles appear that seem impossible to get around, and a sense of stuckness begins to settle in.
Job success is largely determined by three things:
- Making sure what we’re doing aligns with our personal values
- Knowing how to strategically access and utilize resources and connections
- Being willing to grow, change and adapt – as our work situation has
Signs that indicate overwork and overwhelm is here or on the way:
- Stress and anxiety are daily companions
- Doing ‘more’ doesn’t generate the desired results
- It’s really difficult to see the long term vision
- Buying that plane ticket to Hawaii is getting to be a very real option – if only it was affordable!
What you’ll take away:
- Tools to help you avoid the 3 Massive Mistakes
- Clarity about your next steps
- Insight into how you are getting in your own way, and practical steps to get out of the way
- Energy and inspiration to get you moving again (sorry, the site is down, I’ll get this soon!)
About the Speaker: Clara Chorley is the CEO and Founder of Clarity Unlimited. She has an extensive and unique background as a Career Satisfaction Coach, professional speaker, business consultant and humanitarian. Clara grew up in England, has lived in Germany; India; the Hawaiian Islands; Rwanda; and now resides in San Francisco, California. She has traveled and worked across 4 continents and 40 countries with organizations as diverse as Fortune 500 Ernst and Young, and humanitarian Millennium Village Project. Clara has been a volunteer for international humanitarian causes for over 15 years She is author of the best seller book T.U.R.N.: 4 Steps to Clarity in your Life and Career, and has been interviewed by multiple radio shows, plus View from the Bay. She is featured in the documentary film Achieve Your Ultimate Success, is an international speaker and proud TEDx presenter. Clara is trained in Voice Dialogue, a certified facilitator, and member of the National Speakers Association. Website: www.ClarityUnlimited.com
Directions to 1667 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View
Contact: Marcia Davis-Cannon
Practical Support Ministries at MPPC