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Beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on July 12, 9:00 AM - noon, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will offer a new career marketing workshop titled Discovery: Marketing My CareerDiscovery follows a traditional marketing process because everyone who is looking for a job is in a marketing role whether they realize it or not.  Discovery is designed to help make participants competent and comfortable in the role of marketing themselves and their careers.

Jonathan Miller recently landed a new position through his association with the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry and Jack Bick, Certified Career Coach practicing in Collin County, TX, and the Discovery creator. "The time I spent with Jack while I was job hunting was invaluable," Mr. Miller stated.  "Jack encouraged me to trust that God was at work in my circumstances; he challenged me to remember all the knowledge, skills and experience I had to offer an employer, and he sharpened my ability to effectively communicate what I had to offer.  I am deeply grateful for what Jack taught me and how he gave me the shot in the arm I needed."

The Discovery curriculum is designed to help participants develop skills that will enable them to continuously move their careers forward.  The Discovery workshop strives to guide participants out of their "comfort zones" to enable them to personalize each job search step to win their desired job. 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will present the Discovery: Marketing My Career workshop 9:00 AM to noon each Wednesday for six consecutive weeks beginning on July 12 in the Lecture Hall at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  The specific topics to be addressed each week are:

JULY 12---Recruiter Presentation: "20-Point Checklist for a Successful Job Search"/Preview of Discovery: Marketing My Career Workshop 

Recruiter: Charles E. Zinger, Vice President, Career Management Partners.

Preview Presenter: Jack Bick.  Mr. Bick is also the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and Inside Collin County Business, now the Collin County Business Press.

 

JULY 19----Discovery: Product/Yourself

Presenter: Mike Karson, Retired Lawyer and Educator.

 

JULY 26-----Discovery: Resume/Impact

Presenter:  Steve Mauser, Retired Business Development Manager, Advanced Programs, Siemens Energy; Consultant - Hardware and Software Solutions Innovator for Energy Systems.

 

AUGUST 2---Discovery: Targeted Search/Touch Points

Presenter: Deacon Shawn French, Training & Learning Professional and Training Program Manager for Faith Foundation at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Dallas, TX.

 

AUGUST 9---Discovery: Interview/Conversation

Presenter: Walter Glass, Interview Success Coach.

 

AUGUST 16---Discovery: Summary - How It All Works Together.

Presenter:  Jack Bick.

 

The Discovery workshop is applicable for participants who want to start their career off right.  It is designed to help enhance a person's career path as well as get a career back on the path in case of unemployment.  When used correctly and continuously, Discovery can help a person build a great career with few and short career gaps. 

This career marketing workshop is free of charge and open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  A workbook will be included and, for those who complete all sessions of the program, there will be a certificate of completion.  Each session will begin with a "review" of the previous sessions so that participants can catch up quickly.

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are unemployed/underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen TX.

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.  

In addition to the Discovery career workshops, the ministry offers other career-oriented speakers and presenters at weekly Wednesday morning meetings as well as training in job search skills, support groups and job hunting resources.

For more information, visit www.stjudecareerallienace.net or email jbick@stjudeparish.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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