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Does your job search plan include weak links that have the potential to sabotage your quest for that dream job?  As you map out your job search roadmap, are you making sure each individual element is based on proven strategies that will enable you to not only land your dream job but will also incorporate opportunities for career advancement?  The new four-week Expert Speaker Series being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will focus on the individual steps required to ensure a successful job search.  Solid tips on networking, personal branding and identifying weak links will round out this Series, which begins with its Wednesday morning meeting on March 4 and continues through March 25, 9:00-10:30 AM, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX. 

 

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 St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry March 2020 Expert Speaker Series is:

MARCH 4. 2020

Topic:              Putting Your Plan Together

Speakers:        Brian Dobbs, Public Speaker, Author, Minister and Coach

Mr. Dobbs is a dynamic speaker, author, minister, and coach who combines faith, personal progression, and professional development to create tremendous growth toward powerful, substantial results. After spending many years managing profitable sales and business development teams and serving as a pastor in full-time ministry, Brian stepped out to create something powerful. His affinity for the marketplace and passion for the ministry led him to build a training program to equip others to find their calling and fulfill it. He continues to speak and coach professionals, corporations, churches, and organizations on the importance of reaching success through relationship building and identifying one’s personal brand. Tying his knowledge and experience together, he now shows others how to build fulfilling and profitable businesses.  “Positive results are not an accident,” says Mr. Dobbs. And it’s true. Through public speaking and business coaching, Mr. Dobbs guides individuals on a journey where they first find their purpose and then determine how to utilize it to their fullest advantage.  Mr. Dobbs’ LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briancdobbs. Mr. Dobbs’ website: www.BrianCDobbs.com.

 

MARCH 11, 2020

Topic:              Networking: The Old-Fashioned Way

Speaker:         Jay Arbetter, Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Inc.  

Mr. Arbetter frequently facilitates his “Networking the Old-Fashioned Way” workshops at the Jewish Family Service where he served on the board of directors for four years, 2011-2015.  In addition, Mr. Arbetter regularly facilitates these workshops for other groups throughout the DFW Metroplex.  For more than 28 years, Mr. Arbetter has navigated his clients through the financial markets. He is passionate about financial planning, wealth transfer and wealth preservation strategies. He serves as Senior Vice President – Wealth Management for UBS Financial Services Inc. where he creates high quality growth and income portfolios for his clients.  A 1975 graduate of the University of North Texas where he earned a BBA degree in accounting, Mr. Arbetter has also earned the designations of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, the Senior Portfolio Manager, and Certified Special Needs Advisor.  Mr. Arbetter’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Jay/Arbetter

 

 

MARCH 18, 2929

Topic:              7 Steps to Business and Personal Success                  

Speaker:         Steve Zipkoff, International Business Motivation & Leadership Expert. Mr. Zipkoff is the President/CEO of Richardson-based Zipkoff Solutions, a unique, innovative management education company founded in 1992 that utilizes a “no-box” thinking approach.  Zipkoff Solutions’ mission is simple: To inspire clients to discover, cultivate and capitalize on new capabilities for delighting customers and maximizing returns.  During his more than 40 years in retail marketing, Mr. Zipkoff has included Sears, Roebuck, KFC, Burger King, and Taco Bell (Pepsico) among his clients.  Mr. Zipkoff is also an instructor at the SMU Cox Graduate School of Business where he earned the prestigious Teaching Excellence Award 31 times for his course on Delivering Customer Delight™.  Mr. Zipkoff’s website: www.zipkoffsolutions.com.

 

MARCH 25, 2020

Topic:              Personal Branding

Speaker:         Stephen A. Hevesi, MBA, ACC, Executive Coach and Strategic Adviser at Step Forward Coaching

Mr. Hevesi is an executive and business coach, adviser and speaker dedicated to developing business executives’ leadership skills, work performance and self-confidence. His main areas of interest are leadership, business strategy, personal branding, innovation, and change management. Mr. Hevesi earned his MBA in International Business from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and his BA in Communications and BS in Marketing management from Syracuse University. He is also an ICF certified coach (ACC). Born in Peru, Mr. Hevesi was exposed to a diverse and international cultural background from an early age. He moved to Brazil at the age of 10 and has also lived in France and the U.S.  Mr. Hevesi spent 25+ years in the corporate world, many of which as a CMO in companies like Nabisco, Nike, and Gerber Brazil. In 2008, he left the corporate world and joined AnimusO2 (a start-up focused in strategic design) as a partner. There he was exposed to Design Thinking and provided organizational design consultation services with a focus in branding, innovation, and shopper marketing. In 2017, Mr. Hevesi moved to Plano, Texas. He is a partner at b-think, an advisory firm focused on innovative business solutions and owns Step Forward Coaching, helping executives maximize their leadership performance. Mr. Hevesi was an adjunct professor at IBMEC Business School in Brazil and is now an adjunct professor at the Executive Program at UTDallas. Mr. Hevesi’s LinkedIn profile: https://linkedin/in/stephenhevesi.  Mr. Hevesi’s websites: www.b-think.com and www.stepforwardcoaching.org.

 

The St.  Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping those who are unemployed/underemployed, career builders, and college students 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.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email greg@thehumanadvantage.com.

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Does your job search plan include targeted companies for which you believe you would be an asset?  Or, are you just taking a scatter shot approach?  The new three-week Expert Speaker Series being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will focus on “how to” identify & research target companies.  Beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on February 12 and continuing through February 26, 9:00-10:30 AM, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX, this three-week series will also define proven steps for reinforcing individual strengths and capitalizing on existing job search programs. 

 

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 St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry February 2020 Expert Speaker Series is:

FEBRUARY 12, 2020

Topic:              How to Identify & Research Target Companies Using ReferenceUSA

Speakers:        Mike Ray, Vice President/Director Marketing & Product Management

                        Kipp Lifson, Vice President/Director Data Privacy & Compliance Consultant

Data in the Career Search Network have shown that it is better for job seekers to network into potential companies for their next career positions than to spend time submitting applications on “job boards.” How do job seekers find these companies?  Where do they find information about these potential companies?     

Messrs. Lifson and Ray have developed a workshop on how to “Identify & Research Target Companies” using ReferenceUSA. Through this easy-to-use platform, ReferenceUSA provides users access to company information which is beneficial to job seekers.  This tool is free from many local libraries in the DFW Metroplex.   Since the beginning of the new year, Messrs. Lifson and Ray have presented on the best practices contained in their workshop to over 225 people in six Career Search Network groups in the DFW Metroplex.  The “Identify & Research Target Companies” workshop is designed to empower job seekers to identify potential companies for their next career success.  Messrs. Lifson and Ray have used the power provided by ReferenceUSA to research companies in their own career transitions and are now sharing these “best practices” with workshop attendees.  Messrs. Lifson and Ray advise that many who have already attended the “Identify & Research Target Companies” workshop consider it to be a “must attend” for job seekers.  Mr. Ray’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeray8116.  Mr. Lifson’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/klifson.

 

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Topic:              Using Your Strengths

Speaker:         PJ Dunn, C.C.P., Dunn Coaching Dunn Consulting

Mr. Dunn is often described as a “critical thinker with a heart for human flourishing.”  Mr. Dunn inspires executives and transitioning professionals on how to polish their natural strengths while managing weaknesses.  He is energized by helping leaders and companies discover the patterns that are serving them and the tendencies that are not. Mr. Dunn is a certified coach practitioner through the Certified Coaching Federation and master certified Strengths Champion in the Strengths-based psychology movement.  He coaches lawyers from the associate to the partner level, solo law firms to mid-size firms, C-level executive boards, sales teams, business owners and financial services industry executives who needs traction when processing specific goals.  Mr. Dunn’s website: www.dcdcllc.com.  Mr. Dunn’s LinkedIn profile:  www.linkedin.com/in/pjdunnccp.

 

FEBRUARY 26, 2020

Topic:              How to Use CaraeerDFW.org in Your Job Search 

Speakers:        Jeff Morris, Founder, CareerDFW.org and CareerUSA.org

 

In 2008, Mr. Morris founded CareerDFW.org, a website created to assist the unemployed and under-employed in the DFW area.  In 2012, he launched CareerUSA.org, a website to help those outside the DFW area. Also, in 2012, Mr. Morris published his first book titled What I’ve Learned about YOUR JOB SEARCH That You May Not Know.  In addition, Mr. Morris facilitates the North Dallas/Plano Career Focus Group which meets every Friday.  Over 850 people have found their next great opportunity while attending this group. Mr. Morris’ website: www.CareerDFW.org.

 

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.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email greg@thehumanadvantage.com.

 

 

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Are you becoming concerned your carefully thought-out job search plan lacks the missing ingredient that will enable you to have your dream job – a higher level position with increased salary and more benefits?  Beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on January 8, 9:00-11:30 AM, and continuing through Wednesday, February 5, 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 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

Beginning in January 2020, the Be Mission Critical curriculum will include a new section on job search positive attitudes.  “A positive attitude is often the missing ingredient in what could be a successful job search,” said Jack Bick, Certified Career Coach practicing in Collin County, TX, and the Be Mission Critical creator.  “The hiring process is changing rapidly with higher competition and more confusion caused by impersonal hiring processes.  An applicant with an upbeat approach stands out like a beacon.  After researching this topic, I incorporated a new section on the power of positive attitudes during a job search into the curriculum.”

 

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 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 9:00-11:30 AM each Wednesday for five consecutive weeks beginning on January 8 in the Lecture Hall at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  The specific marketing-based methodology topics to be addressed each week are:

 

JANUARY 8---------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

 

JANUARY 15-------Be Mission Critical: Resume/Impact

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

 

JANUARY 22-------Be Mission Critical: Targeted Search/Touch Points

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

 

 

JANUARY 29-------Be Mission Critical: Interview/Conversation

Presenter:  Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach. 

 

FEBRUARY 5-------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 those who are unemployed/underemployed,  career builders and college students to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

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.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email greg@thehumanadvantage.com

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Why are champions considered to be winners regardless of the types of challenges being met – in sports, in sales, in all areas of academics?  Is it possible for job searchers to be “champions” when it comes to landing the job of your dreams – one that brings an increase in salary, better benefits, and opportunities for career advancement?  The new three-week Expert Speaker Series being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will focus on how the “champion way” to job searches helps ensure career advancement opportunities.  Beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on December 4 and continuing through December 18, 9:00-10:30 AM, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX, this series will define proven steps for a well-organized job search plan that significantly increases long-term success.

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 St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Fall 2019 Expert Speaker Series C is:

DECEMBER 4, 2019

Topic:              How to Use CareerDFW.org in Your Job Search 

Speakers:        Jeff Morris, Founder, CareerDFW.org and CareerUSA.org

 

In 2008, Mr. Morris founded CareerDFW.org, a website created to assist the unemployed and under-employed in the DFW area.  In 2012, he launched CareerUSA.org, a website to help those outside the DFW area. Also, in 2012, Mr. Morris published his first book titled What I’ve Learned about YOUR JOB SEARCH That You May Not Know.  In addition, Mr. Morris facilitates the North Dallas/Plano Career Focus Group which meets every Friday.  Over 850 people have found their next great opportunity while attending this group. Mr. Morris’ website: www.CareerDFW.org.

 

 

DECEMBER 11, 2019

Topic:              I Need to Get a Job NOW!

Speaker:         Debbie Mrazek, Founder and President, The Sales Company

Ms. Mrazek’s company helps entrepreneurs, individuals, and large corporations to better assess, understand, and engage in practical, purposeful selling.  She teaches the ways in which the tools, techniques, and talents every individual possesses can be transformed into s-a-l-e-s.  Ms. Mrazek applies this approach as a faculty member for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital, and business support services. She is also a consultant, conference facilitator and author of 13 books, including the best seller, Field Guide to Sales.  Ms. Mrazek was selected as an honoree for the Dallas Business Journal’s 2016 Women in Business Awards, which honored exemplary commitments to the North Texas Community in addition to impressive professional achievements.  Ms. Mrazek’s website: www.the-sales-company.com.

 

DECEMBER 18, 2019

Topic:              The Champion Way

Speaker:          Jack Bick, Certified Career Success Coach Practicing in Collin County

Mr. Bick created the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career curriculum for the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Mr. Bick recently completed his latest book, The Champion Way Career Management.  This new book will be available in January 2020.  It will be available online through Amazon.com and through the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  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.  Mr. Bick’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/jackbick.

 

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.

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

 

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Does your job search plan include a very crucial detail that is often overlooked?  The human element.  Every step involved with landing the job of your dreams – one that brings an increase in salary, better benefits, and opportunities for career advancement – involves working with people.  Understanding how to deal with people and how to connect with them effectively will make or break your job search.  Understanding the role the human element plays in successful job searches will be examined in a new four-week Expert Speaker Series being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on October 30 and continuing through November 20, 9:00-10:30 am, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX.  This Expert Speaker Series will focus on the role the human element plays in such key job search steps as networking, interviewing and stress management.

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 St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Fall 2019 Expert Speaker Series B is:

OCTOBER 30, 2019

Topic:              Re-humanize Your Job Search! 

Speakers:       Trevor Houston, Host of “Who Ya Know” Job Networking Show, KVGI Radio

 

In addition to his KVGI Radio responsibilities, Mr. Houston is a career search volunteer and networking expert at Frisco Connect, a career search network in Frisco, TX, and a Financial Services Professional with NYLIFE Securities LLC with expertise in handling 401k rollovers.  He finds purpose in helping build a community of leaders by empowering job seekers to find their passion.  Mr. Houston’s out-of-the box approaches such as hands-on social media training and strategies on key elements of job search networking have proven to be quite successful.  Mr. Houston’s website: www.trevorhouston.com.

 

 

NOVEMBER 6, 2019

Topic:              Stress Management for the Job Search

Speaker:         PJ Dunn, C.C.P., Dunn Coaching Dunn Consulting

Mr. Dunn is often described as a “critical thinker with a heart for human flourishing.”  Mr. Dunn inspires executives and transitioning professionals on how to polish their natural strengths while managing weaknesses.  He is energized by helping leaders and companies discover the patterns that are serving them and the tendencies that are not. Mr. Dunn is a certified coach practitioner through the Certified Coaching Federation and master certified Strengths Champion in the Strengths-based psychology movement.  He coaches lawyers from the associate to the partner level, solo law firms to mid-size firms, C-level executive boards, sales teams, business owners and financial services industry executives who needs traction when processing specific goals.  Mr. Dunn’s website: www.dcdcllc.com.  Mr. Dunn’s LinkedIn profile:  www.linkedin.com/in/pjdunnccp.

 

NOVEMBER 13, 2019

Topic:              5 Successful Tactics for Job Seekers

Speaker:         Elizabeth Lions, President, LIONSOLOGY.  Ms. Lions has designed and developed leadership and career courses, webinars and even a radio show titled, Leadership Lessons from the Lioness.  Ms. Lions has been quoted in Yahoo, the Ladders, and the Dice job board.  Her words have reached as far as the front page of the Philadelphia Tribune, PBS, CBS Money Watch, Dale Carnegie, and John Tesh’s blog.  She is the author of three books:  Recession Proof Yourself; I Quit! Working for You Isn’t Working for Me; and Hear Us Roar – Unapologetic Women Leading in Corporate AmericaAll three of Ms. Lions’ books are available through Amazon.com and the LIONSOLOGY website. They will also be available for purchase at Ms. Lions’ presentation on Wednesday, November 13.  Ms. Lions started her career as a recruiter on the west coast, working with leading companies such as Microsoft, Wells Fargo, EBay and Intel.  Ms. Lions’ website: www.LIONSOLOGY.com.

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2019

Topic:              Distinctive Interviewing

Speaker:         Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach.  Mr. Glass retired in 2012 from an information technology career that spanned more than 40 years. He spent 25 years with Electronic Data Systems in a wide variety of roles including systems engineer, financial analyst, managing leadership training and development, account manager and as a member of a special team in winning accounts greater than $1 billion. His industry experience includes financial, retail, manufacturing, and state government. Mr. Glass spent several years as a consultant developing Information Technology (IT) projects for clients and 10 years as an account relationship manager serving over 40 colleges and universities in Texas.  Currently, Mr. Glass volunteers as an Interview Success Coach. His free Interview Success Workshops are designed to help job seekers gain skills and confidence for winning hiring interviews.  He also provides speaking engagements on Distinctive Interviewing. Mr. Glass has an MBA from University of Florida and a B.S. in Math from Florida State University.  He is a Vietnam veteran and served as an officer in the U.S Army. Mr. Glass’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/walt-glass/

 

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.

 

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

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While searching for that job of your dreams - one that brings an increase in salary, better benefits, and opportunities for career advancement – you, of course, began with a resume.  But, did you know that 75 out of every 100 resumes sent to a job posting get rejected?  Knowing how to work with recruiters and understanding what they are really looking for when they review resumes will be explored in a new two-week Expert Speaker Series being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on October 16 and continuing through October 23, 9:00-10:30 am, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX.  This Expert Speaker Series will focus on “How to” build positive relations with recruiters while providing insights into how recruiters read resumes. 

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 St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Fall 2019 Expert Speaker Series A is:

OCTOBER 16, 2019

Topic:              Building Positive Relations with Recruiters 

Speakers:        Paula Calise, Principal, Linked Executive Search

                         Daniel Cady, Director of Talent Acquisition, Solis Mammography

 

Forbes lists Linked Executive Search in Dallas as the #1 recruiting firm in Texas and the 20th overall in its list of the US Best Recruiting Firms for 2019.  Ms. Calise specializes in filling hard to fill positions, completing numerous searches in many industries and professions since founding Linked Executive Search in 2008.  A frequent speaker and instructor, Ms. Calise gives presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses on the topic of personal branding for professionals.  Ms. Calise earned an undergraduate degree in Human Resources from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Houston.  Ms. Calise’s website: www.linkedexec.com.  Ms. Calise’s LinkedIn profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulahardtofilljobs/

 

Mr. Cady is an accomplished senior leader with broad Human Resource experience and industry knowledge crossing borders, lines of business and job titles.  He specializes in the healthcare industry, engineering, defense, and military.  Throughout his career, Mr. Cady has demonstrated a strategic agility in partnering and collaborating with clients to address critical business needs, including organizational building, talent acquisition, process improvement and team building.  He strives to provide a best fit for the right world-class enterprise.  Mr. Cady is committed to excellence in transformational leadership, human resources strategy, tactical execution, and operation.  Mr. Cady earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and General Management from Columbia Southern University.  He is a United States Air Force veteran with more than 16 years of service. Mr. Cady’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-cady-2a4a1865

 

October 23, 2019

Topic:              What Do Recruiters Really Look for When They Look at Resumes?

Speaker:         Locke Alderson, Senior Career Consultant, Alderson & Associates 

With extensive knowledge and 18 years of experience in the field of career transition, Mr. Locke is a seasoned recruiter resource for candidates seeking their next employment opportunity.  Mr. Locke’s 41 years of professional recruiting and Human Resources experience (Siebel, Oracle, Raytheon) has given him a unique skill set to help those looking for their next job.  He is a sought-after workshop speaker on several strategic topics:

  • Re-Kindling Your Job Search
  • Avoiding the Resume “Black Hole”
  • Winning Resumes
  • Power Interviewing
  • Negotiating Your Salary
  • Dressing for Interview Success

Mr. Locke has earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, and an MBA in Industrial Relations from the University of California at Berkeley.  Mr. Locke’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lockealderson/.

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.

 

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

 

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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 (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

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.

 

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

 

  

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The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry announced today that it is suspending its Wednesday morning career advancement programs during the summer of 2019.  The weekly meetings will resume on Wednesday, September 11.  Interested parties should watch the ministry’s website - www.stjudecareeralliance.com – for further details.

 

“The hiring process is changing rapidly with higher competition and more confusion caused by impersonal hiring processes,” said Jack Bick, Career Alliance Volunteer Coordinator.  “In light of this situation, we are upgrading our offerings and making changes to better serve all job seekers, unemployed and underemployed.”

 

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 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 meetings, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

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

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If you want to make more money in the next job in your career, then you must pay attention to the business relationships you are making now.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry presents speakers who are experts in subjects pertinent to your career growth and compensation. Each speaker will not only give you useful ideas but will also illustrate “how to” make them part of your career progress. The new Expert Speaker Series offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will focus on the power of business relationships beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on June 5 and continuing through Wednesday, June 26, 9:00-10:30 AM.  This three-week Expert Speaker Series will also provide proven tips on overcoming obstacles to personal progress as well as take an in-depth look at LinkedIn and how each participant can use it to help develop their own individual career strategies.

 

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.  Each of the three sessions will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX.

 

The lineup for the upcoming St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry June 2019 Expert Speaker Series is:

June 5, 2019

Topic:              4 Steps to Priceless Business Relationships  

Speaker:         Dean Lindsay, Award-Winning Author, Popular Business Speaker, and Host of the C-Suite Network TV Show, The DEAN’s List.  Mr. Lindsay is a powerful keynote speaker and coach with a humorous and engaging approach.  He has been hailed as an “Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships” by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as:

  • “The Dean of Sales and Service” by Business Class News;
  • “America’s Progress Agent” by the Strategic HR Forum;
  • A “Sales and Network Guru” by the Dallas Business Journal; and
  • An “Outstanding Speaker” by the International Association of Speaker Bureaus.

Mr. Lindsay’s books - including Big PHAT Goals, winner of Business Class News’ 2018 Editors’ Choice for Book of the Year - have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, Spanish and Greek.  Mr. Lindsay’ latest book, titled Leading Progress in a World of Change, will be published in the spring of 2019.  Mr. Lindsay has served as a contributing editor for business publications such as Sales and Service Excellence, CEOWorld Magazine, The Smart Manager (India), Training Magazine Europe and the American Management Association’s Moving Ahead Magazine as well as numerous podcasts and the audio magazine, Selling Power Live.  His business views have also been featured in the Dallas Morning News and Monster.com.  A cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas, Mr. Dean has served as a Guest Lecturer to the UCLA and the University of Dallas MBA programs as well as the International Call Management Institute.  He has presented his sales and marketing insights during programs offered in Spain, Turkey, Poland, Ecuador, Mexico, Switzerland, Venezuela, Sweden and the islands of Aruba and Jamaica.  Mr. Lindsay’s website: www.DeanLindsay.com.

 

JUNE 12, 2019

Topic:              Top 5 Obstacles to Personal Progress

Speakers:        Angela Gwinn, Director of Pastoral Care at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Plano, TX.  Ms. Gwinn holds a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University (Garland, TX) and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Oakland University (Rochester, MI).  After a 25-year career in Industrial Sales & Marketing, Ms. Gwinn decided to pursue her passion for helping others through their life’s challenges.  A Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Gwinn’s experience to date includes work in a behavioral hospital on the adolescent unit, with a local school district, and with public mental health counseling adults and children.  Ms. Gwinn’s LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/angela-gwinn-35960052

 

JUNE 26, 2019

 Topic:      LinkedIn – A Very Powerful e-Networking Tool

Speaker:  Dennis O’Hagan, RE/MAX Real Estate Agent.  Mr. O’Hagan attributes his success as a real estate agent in the RE/MAX Frisco, TX office to his strong network and his ability to get and stay connected via networking and social media tools.  He is currently involved in multiple DFW-based networking groups and is the leader of the largest Sales & Business Development Career Focus Group (CFG) in the Metroplex.   Recognized as one of the most networked individuals through the very powerful e-Networking tool called LinkedIn, Mr. O’Hagan believes that LinkedIn is an important tool for helping individuals to grow their businesses by creating better brand awareness.  Mr. O’Hagan’s website: www.ohaganteam.com.

 

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.

 

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

 

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Are you aware that your state of mind has an impact – positive or negative – on your ability to successfully redirect your career in a more fulfilling direction?  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will be offering a new six-week Expert Speaker Series that examines emotional wellness as the key to job search success beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on April 17 and continuing through May 22, 9:00-10:30 am, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX.  This Expert Speaker Series will also discuss five things participants will need to know for their job searches in 2019 along with proven tips on building trust, branded introductions, networking, and finding target companies.

 

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 2Q2019 Expert Speaker Series is:

APRIL 17, 2019

Topic:              Build Trust Quickly 

Speaker:         Yoram Solomon, PhD and Founder, Innovation Culture Institute, LLC.  The founder of the Innovation Culture Institute, LLC, Dr. Solomon has published nine books, 22 patents, more than 200 articles, and was one of the creators of Wi-Fi and USB 3.0.  Named one of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Dr. Solomon has also been a columnist at Inc. Magazine and Innovation Excellence Weekly.  In 2019, he was named as one of the Top Global Thought Leaders on Corporate Culture by Thinkers 360.  Dr. Solomon is an adjunct Professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.  He was the host of the first TEDxPlano in 2014, and a speaker at the TEDxOakLawn 2018 conference.  In 2015, Dr. Solomon was elected to the Plano Independent School District Board in Plano, TX.  He brings his expertise as a shooter, serving in the IDF 35th Airborne Paratrooper brigade, and as a USAF CAP pilot.  In 2015, Dr. Solomon founded the Innovation Culture Institute with a mission of helping companies build innovation culture and trust.  Dr. Solomon’s website: www.yoramsolomon.com.

 

 

APRIL 24, 2019

Topic:              Emotional Wellness – The Key to Success

Speakers:        Dr. Lawana Gladney, Speaker, Trainer, Emotional Wellness Expert, Author, and CEO of Gladney Enterprises, LLC.  Dr. Gladney has a doctorate in Instructional Psychology and Technology that focuses on emotional wellness and the science of the mind.  This degree not only focuses on human behavior but also on how the brain processes information that will lead to change.  Dr. Gladney has spent almost two decades researching, writing, and creating behavior changing programs and products.  She has worked with many of the nation’s Fortune 500 companies and organizations.  The goal for Dr. Gladney is to help create amazing employees and companies through enrichment programs that will ensure engagement, wellness, and inclusion, while creating productivity and helping companies to elevate from good to great.  Dr. Gladney’s website:  www.DrGladney.com.

 

MAY 1, 2019

Topic:              5 Things You’ll Need to Know for Your Job Search in 2019

Speaker:         Elizabeth Lions, President, LIONSOLOGY.  Ms. Lions has designed and developed leadership and career courses, webinars and even a radio show titled, Leadership Lessons from the Lioness.  Ms. Lions has been quoted in Yahoo, the Ladders, and the Dice job board.  Her words have reached as far as the front page of the Philadelphia Tribune, PBS, CBS Money Watch, Dale Carnegie, and John Tesh’s blog.  She is the author of three books:  Recession Proof Yourself; I Quit! Working for You Isn’t Working for Me; and Hear Us Roar – Unapologetic Women Leading in Corporate AmericaAll three of Ms. Lions’ books are available through Amazon.com and the LIONSOLOGY website. They will also be available for purchase at Ms. Lions’ presentation on Wednesday, May 1.  Ms. Lions started her career as a recruiter on the west coast, working with leading companies such as Microsoft, Wells Fargo, EBay and Intel.  Ms. Lions’ website: www.LIONSOLOGY.com.

 

MAY 8, 2019

Topic:              Branded Introductions

Speakers:        Paula Calise, Principal, Linked Executive Search.  Forbes lists Linked Executive Search in Dallas as the #1 recruiting firm in Texas and the 20th overall in its list of the US Best Recruiting Firms for 2019.  Ms. Calise specializes in filling hard to fill positions, completing over 450 searches since founding Linked Executive Search in 2008.  A frequent speaker and instructor, Ms. Calise gives presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses on the topic of personal branding for professionals.  In her May 8 presentation, Ms. Calise will explain how the concept of branded introductions evolved and why they are important.  A well-conceived professional brand introduction is the old-fashioned elevator pitch polished up to a professional level with a memorable impact.  It differentiates each individual from others.  So simple to recognize when done well, and so hard to make one’s own.  Ms. Calise will provide a three-step method and a set of frameworks that results in each May 8 participant having a professional brand introduction of their own to use, that day.  Ms. Calise earned an undergraduate degree in Human Resources from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Houston.  Ms. Calise’s website: www.linkedexec.com.  Ms. Calise’s LinkedIn profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulahardtofilljobs/

                       

MAY 15, 2019

Topic:              Networking: The Old-Fashioned Way

Speaker:         Jay Arbetter, Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Inc.   Mr. Arbetter frequently facilitates his “Networking the Old-Fashioned Way” workshops at the Jewish Family Service where he serves on the board of directors.  In addition, Mr. Arbetter regularly facilitates these workshops for other groups throughout the DFW Metroplex.  For more than 28 years, Mr. Arbetter has navigated his clients through the financial markets. He is passionate about financial planning, wealth transfer and wealth preservation strategies. He serves as Senior Vice President – Wealth Management for UBS Financial Services Inc. where he creates high quality growth and income portfolios for his clients.  A 1975 graduate of the University of North Texas where he earned a BBA degree in accounting, Mr. Arbetter has also earned the designations of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, the Senior Portfolio Manager, and Certified Special Needs Advisor.  Mr. Arbetter’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Jay/Arbetter

 

MAY 22, 2019

Topic:              Finding Target Companies

Speaker:         Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach.  Mr. Glass retired in 2012 from an information technology career that spanned more than 40 years. He spent 25 years with Electronic Data Systems in a wide variety of roles including systems engineer, financial analyst, managing leadership training and development, account manager and as a member of a special team in winning accounts greater than $1 billion. His industry experience includes financial, retail, manufacturing, and state government. Mr. Glass spent several years as a consultant developing Information Technology (IT) projects for clients and 10 years as an account relationship manager serving over 40 colleges and universities in Texas.  Currently, Mr. Glass volunteers as an Interview Success Coach. His free Interview Success Workshops are designed to help job seekers gain skills and confidence for winning hiring interviews.  He also provides speaking engagements on Distinctive Interviewing. Mr. Glass has an MBA from University of Florida and a B.S. in Math from Florida State University.  He is a Vietnam veteran and served as an officer in the U.S Army.  Mr. Glass’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/walt-glass/

 

 

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.

 

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

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