The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry announced today that - beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on June 20, 9:00 AM to noon, and continuing through Wednesday, July 25 - it will offer a new career marketing workshop titled Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career.  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 new curriculum is designed to help 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.  

"We have designed this new marketing career program to challenge the participants to incorporate all the knowledge, skills, and experience they have to offer an employer and sharpen their ability to effectively communicate these personalized assets," said Jack Bick, Certified Career Coach practicing in Collin County, TX, and the Be Mission Critical creator.

The Be Mission Critical workshop targets three specific audiences:

  • Those Who Are Unemployed/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 marketing 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 June 20 in the Lecture Hall at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX. The specific topics to be addressed each week are:

JUNE 20----Be Mission Critical: Product/Yourself 

Presenter:  Mike Karson, Retired Lawyer, and Educator

JUNE 27----Be Mission Critical: Resume/Impact 

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

JULY 11----Be Mission Critical: Targeted Search/Touch Points 

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

JULY 18----Be Mission Critical: Interview/Conversation

Presenter:  Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach

JULY 25----Be Mission Critical: Summary - How It All Works Together

Presenter:  Jack Bick. Mr. Bick is also the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and the Collin County Business Press.  In 2008, Mr. Bick sold the Collin County Business Press.

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 unemployed/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 marketing 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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