Are you becoming concerned about your prospects for future career advancement?  Are you beginning to think that your present job skills are not enough to help you land your dream job – a higher level position with increased salary and more benefits?  Beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on September 11, 9:00 AM to noon, and continuing through Wednesday, October 9, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will offer a career advancement workshop titled Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career.  This five-week program is designed to help participants crack the hidden job market via a pro-active, start-to-finish job search methodology.  At the first session, each participant will receive an outline of this new program.  However, the complete curriculum materials can be purchased for $20.00.  These online book materials include:

  • 12 Be Mission Critical Objectives
  • 28 Helpful Work Sheets and Scripts
  • 91 Insightful Check Lists


“The hiring process is changing rapidly with higher competition and more confusion caused by impersonal hiring processes,” said Jack Bick, Certified Career Coach practicing in Collin County, TX, and the Be Mission Critical creator.  “For this reason, we have upgraded our curriculum from last year.”    


The upgraded curriculum helps participants develop skills that will enable them to continuously move their careers forward.  The Be Mission Critical workshop strives to guide participants to personalize each job search step to win not only their desired job, but also the career of their dreams.  Participants will build their confidence, communications, control, and consistency. 


The Be Mission Critical workshop targets three specific audiences:

  • Those Who Are Underemployed and Seeking Suitable Employment
  • Those Who Are Striving to Advance Their Careers; and
  • Those Who Are Endeavoring to Make a Career Change


Attendance at this career advancement workshop is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.


The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will present the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career workshop 9:00 AM to noon each Wednesday for five consecutive weeks beginning on September 11 in the Lecture Hall at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  The specific marketing-based methodology topics to be addressed each week are:


SEPTEMBER 11-------Be Mission Critical: Selling Yourself

Presenter: Jack Bick. Mr. Bick is also the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and the Collin County Business Press.  In addition, Mr. Bick is the Volunteer Coordinator for the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.    


SEPTEMBER 18------Be Mission Critical: Resume/Impact

Presenter: Tony Mattei, Retired Vice President of Supply Chains & Operations and Member of the Fairview, TX Town Council.


SEPTEMBER 25-----Be Mission Critical: Targeted Search/Touch Points

Presenter: Greg Mechler, Partner, The Human Advantage, Inc.


OCTOBER 2----------Be Mission Critical: Interview/Conversation

Presenter:  Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach. 


OCTOBER 9---------Be Mission Critical: Summary – How It All Works Together

Presenter: Jack Bick.  


Each session of the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career workshop will begin with a “review” of the previous sessions.  


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


Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!


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


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