Are you confident your job search plan communicates that special energy which sets you apart from the average applicant?  You might want to check out the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry’s Wednesday morning meetings November 28 to December 12, 9-10:30 AM, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX.  The new three-week Expert Speaker Series is designed to present proven tips for achieving individualized career marketing goals.   


Attendance at this Expert Speaker Series is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.


The lineup for the upcoming St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Expert Speaker Series is:

NOVEMBER 28, 2018

Topic:       Defining Your Passion – How to Create the Best You

Speaker:  Tina Slinker, Coach, Author and Speaker.  Ms. Slinker has coached women’s basketball at the high school and Division I college ranks for nearly 30 years.  As a coach, author, and speaker, Ms. Slinker has made it her mission to touch people’s lives in a positive and affirming way, either through the one-on-one contact in a coaching environment, or writing her 2009 book, For the Love of Mom, which offers insights into managing, but not eliminating, the pain of loss.  Ms. Slinker recently retired as the Director of Athletics and Physical Education at The Hockaday School in Dallas.  Previously, Ms. Slinker was the head women’s basketball coach at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX, where she and her teams achieved numerous milestones, including four Conference Championships, back-to-back appearances in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT), and Big West Conference Coach of the Year for the 1998-1999 season.  Ms. Slinker departed as the winningest coach in UNT women’s basketball history, posting 241 wins in nineteen seasons. Ms. Slinker is now continuing her passion for health and exercise as a Sales Specialist at the Peloton Bike Southlake Showroom in Southlake, TX.  Ms. Slinker’s website:  Ms. Slinker’s LinkedIn Profile:


DECEMBER 5, 2018

Topic:              The Less Painful NEW Microsoft LinkedIn

Speaker:         Terry Sullivan, Founder, Buzzpro.  Mr. Sullivan and his team at Buzzpro, a nationally-known integrated marketing and social media solution & training company, work with their clients to show them how to fill their sales funnel with better leads, schedule more appointments and close more sales using advanced social selling strategies.  Widely considered to be a LinkedIn guru, Mr. Sullivan has trained more than 6,200 business leaders, owners, and individuals seeking to improve their career possibilities across the U.S. on how to create their own unique online brand that gets results.  Mr. Sullivan’s website:


DECEMBER 12, 2018

Topic:              Top 10 Mistakes a Job Seeker Makes

Speaker:         John McDorman, Managing Partner, Transition Consulting.  Transition Consulting is a firm that helps its clients move people into, out of and up through their organizations.  Since 1990, the firm has provided search support, outplacement services and professional development to a wide variety of clients. 

Sought after by both local and national media, Mr. McDorman has often been quoted in the press and featured on television.  He appeared in two major video productions from Fortune Magazine titled “Get the Job You Really Want: Proven Job Search Strategies” and “Keep Your Job! The Secrets to Being Indispensable.”  Mr. McDorman is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering and an MBA.  Please Note:  At the December 12, 2018, Mr. McDorman will focus on the first five of the top 10 mistakes made by job seekers.  He will present the remaining five reasons at the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meeting on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  


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 and 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 speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.


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