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.
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 a.m., Mountain View Campus, Fellowship Hall
Upcoming Dates and Topics:
Saturday, May 18
Guest Speaker: Eric Waisman
Presentation Topic: How Social Fluency Can Help Your Job Search
About the presentation: Do you want to improve your interaction with others - especially in the process of networking and interviewing? In this highly-interactive workshop, we will teach you social and emotional intelligence skills to enable you to communicate better and be more effective in all of your relationships. From making new friends or connecting with an interviewer, to deepening current bonds or having fun and being influential at work, you will learn ways you can thrive in any situation and feel comfortable in any setting.
Instead of vague advice such as "be yourself" - we focus on what you can concretely DO to change how you approach your life and ultimately improve the way you feel about yourself. When you use the techniques that our team of psychologists and professional coaches and trainers offer, you'll be amazed at how quickly you can grow in ways you never thought possible. We'd love to have you join us!
About the speaker: As a fourth generation entrepreneur and after a too-long experimental corporate career in management, sales, marketing, and communications with Fortune 500 companies such as MetLife, Merrill Lynch and American Express, Eric left his power suit behind to follow his true passions--teaching communications and being social. He is a longtime student of the study of human behavior, the science of attraction, theatre, music, and business.
Eric sits on the board of BookBank USA, a non-profit organization to ensure underprivileged children get books, and also serves as CCO and Head Men's instructor at Social Fluency. Eric received his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Northern Colorado and studied business ethics and cultural studies at the University of Jerusalem. As a former punk rock musician, Eric enjoys traveling, playing his guitar, exercising and socializing in his spare time.
Social Fluency is dedicated to the goal of helping others achieve their true social potential, reduce the pain of social tension, and remove barriers to developing successful relationships in all facets of life —whether they be professional or personal. We teach the art and science of communication. Learn more at Social Fluency.
Saturday, June 1
Guest Speaker: Panel of Sucessful Job-Seekers
Presentation: How We Found Work (with Tips to Help You Find Work, Too)
Saturday, June 15
Guest Speaker: Kelli Greene, Human Resources Program Manager, Plantronics
Presentation Topic: Personal Branding
Saturday, July 6 No meeting due to holiday
Saturday, July 20
Guest Speaker: Ron Yu, Managing Partner at ExecCatalyist
Presentation Topic: Getting 'Offensive' in your Interview
About the Presentation: We've all heard "you can't win without a good defense", but 'good defense' alone in the highly competitive game of interviewing won't work. You are competing against other very qualified candidates who've made it to this stage in the process. You have to stand out to win.
Most people walk in expecting to field a vast array of questions thrown at them and react to rapid fire questions (i.e. defense). So how do you turn around the dynamics of a typical interview from an interrogation (where they have all the power and you feel under attack) to an engaged dialog (where you are relating professionally and connecting personally) with you controlling the outcome?
Come ready to participate in a very interactive workshop where you will take away practical skills to nail your next interviews!
About the Speaker: Ron Yu is Managing Partner at ExecCatalystTM, and has a 100% success rate in helping executives land their next job. Ron has recruited and developed hundreds of top performers and leaders while holding senior management, VP, and executive roles at market leaders likeSalesforce.com, Oracle, Hyperion as well as startups. Ron speaks frequently and blogs on Executive Leadership topics and continues to serve as an Alliance Director for the Alliance of CEOs, the premier CEO organization in Silicon Valley with over 350 members, and an executive mentor for Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, a high-tech business network with over 20,000 members worldwide. Career Management Blog: http://execcatalyst.blogspot.com/
Directions to 1667 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View
Contact: Marcia Davis-Cannon