Are you feeling stranded – even abandoned – because of the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in employment? The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry is here to help whether you are in North Texas or anywhere you are seeking new employment. Career Alliance is a tool that you can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. The ministry announced today that, beginning with its Wednesday morning Zoom meeting on May 20, 9:00-10:30 AM, and continuing through Wednesday, June 24, it will offer an Expert Speaker who can help you achieve quick job search results. This five-week program is designed to provide each participant with insights for achieving quick employment. Interested parties who wish to join these Zoom meetings should click on:
“The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry was originally founded in 2009 to offer job search assistance to the many local people who had lost their jobs during the Great Recession,” said Greg Mechler, Ministry Coordinator. “In response to present conditions, we are now offering our Expert Speaker Series via Zoom-based meetings to help to as many people as possible with their job search needs. Participation in this Zoom-based workshop 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 May-June 2020 Zoom-based Expert Speaker Series is:
MAY 20, 2020
Topic: I am 50 and Unemployed: Now What?
Speaker: Locke Alderson, Senior Career Consultant, Alderson & Associates
With extensive knowledge and 19 years of experience in the field of career transition as a speaker and workshops and seminars (6 of those years with Lee Hecht Harrison & Mullin International), Mr. Alderson is a seasoned recruiter resource for candidates seeking their next employment opportunity. Mr. Alderson’s 41 years of professional, executive, and executive 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”
- What Recruiters Look for in 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/.
JUNE 3, 2020
Topic: Personal Branding – How to Stand Out from the Crowd
Presenter: 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.A. Mr. Hevesi spent 25+ years in the corporate world, many of which as a CMO in companies such as Nabisco, Nike, and Gerber Brazil. In 2008, he left the corporate world and joined AnimusO2 (a start-up focused on strategic design and branding) 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 to 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
JUNE 10, 2020
Topic: Life Lessons . . . How to Achieve Business and Personal Success
Presenter: 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 41 times for his course on Delivering Customer Delight™. Mr. Zipkoff’s website: www.zipkoffsolutions.com.
JUNE 17, 2020
Topic: Just Laid Off – Now What?
Presenter: Greg Tall, The Gregory Tall Company
Mr. Tall is a keynote speaker, trainer, facilitator, storyteller, and founder of The Gregory Tall Company. He helps people become better communicators, collaborators, managers, and leaders and is on a mission to help people build better careers and employers build better workplaces. Mr. Tall has over 14 years’ experience helping high-growth organizations build innovative talent acquisition strategies, immersive onboarding experience, high-quality professional development offerings and experiential leadership development programs. The Gregory Tall Company is a minority-owned business and contributes a portion of its earnings to organizations committed to improving education, public health, and social justice. Mr. Tall holds an M.B.A. Degree from the Morris Graduate School of Management (Chicago, IL), a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designations. The website for Mr. Tall is: www.gregorytall.com.
JUNE 24, 2020
Topic: Top 10 Ways Your Attitude is Affected during a Job Search
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, scheduled for release in 2020, 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org