"Job Search References"
Job Search References Job Search Reading Resources Title Author - summary Job Search Strategies What Color Is Your Parachute? Richard Bolles - overall approach to job search strategies with an emphasis on informational interviewing and some ”do-it-yourself” self- assessment Knock ‘Em Dead Martin Yate - a comprehensive book on job search strategies Job Search Magic, Susan Britten Whitcomb - another comprehensive book on job search strategies Smart Networking, Liz Lynch The Carolina Job Bank (a listing of large and medium sized companies and organizations in North and South Carolina) Dictionary of Occupational (a frequently updated list of all known job titles, Titles, U.S. Dept. of Labor listed by field – helpful in identifying jobs related to your field of interest) Interviewing Skills Dictionary of Occupational (a frequently updated list of all known job titles, Titles, U.S. Dept. of Labor listed by field – helpful in identifying jobs related to your field of interest) Sweaty Palms Anthony Medley general aspects of interviewing, classic book on this topic that has been updated) 60 Seconds and You’re Hired Robin Ryan a brief, but thorough overview of this topic Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry Team Page 1 Title Author - summary Best Answers To The 201 Most Matthew DeLuca - sample questions and Frequently Asked Interview answers, broken up by categories Questions The 250 Job Interview Questions Peter Veruki - (sample questions and answers, You’ll Most Likely Be Asked broken up by categories Resumes and Cover Letters The Perfect Resume Tom Jackson The Resume.com Guide To Rose Curtis & Marin Simons Writing Unbeatable Resumes Amazing Resumes Bright & Earl How To Say It On Your Resume Korsh & Pike Gallery of Best Cover Letters David Noble, Ph.D Other books A Punch In The Stomach: Taking Celeste Turner Back Your Life After Job Loss Conducting Better Job Interviews Robert F@ Wilson Cover Letter Magic Wendy Enelow Cover Letters that Knock 'em Martin Yate Dead Dealing Effectively With Job Eileen Berman. Loss: A Unique Approach to Rebuilding Your Life E-Resumes - Everything you Susan Britton Whitcomb Need To Know About Using Electronic Resumes to Tap into Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry Team Page 2 Title Author - summary Today's Hot Job Market Hiring Top Performers: 600 Bob Adams with Peter Veruki Ready to Ask Interview Questions Knock 'em Dead - 2002 Martin Yate (Resumes) Life After Loss: A Personal Bob Deits Guide to Dealing with Death, Divorce, Job Change and Relocation Parting Company: How to William J. Morin and James C. Cabrera. Survive the Loss of a Job and Find another Successfully Resume Handbook Arthur Rosenburg Resume Magic - Trade Secrets of Susan Britton Whitcomb a Professional Resume Writer Rites of Passage at $100,000 to John Lucht $1 Million+ The Manager’s Book of John Kador Questions: 751 Great Interview Questions for Hiring the Best Person What Color is Your Parachute? Richard Nelson Bolles Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry Team Page 3 Job Search Support Groups in Metrolina Career Transition Group; Providence United Methodist Church When: Meets: every Monday (except holidays) 11-12 PM; Room 106 Sponsor/Location: Providence UMC – Stephen Ministers Address: Corner of Providence Rd. and Sharon Amity; Room 106 Contacts: Bill Crigger 704-849-2500 firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Jeffries email@example.com The purpose of the Career Transition Group is to provide a confidential, Christian fellowship for those making job or career changes to discuss feelings, common issues, and practical actions during their transition time. You are encouraged to share your feelings and personal issues surrounding your transition. Confidentiality is important to this group and is absolutely necessary for participants to feel comfortable in sharing their experiences. Therefore, all of us are asked not to discuss outside of this group the names of participants or any personal matters we discuss. Some of the facilitators of the meeting are professional employment transition executives who freely give their time and resources to the group. Their input is not intended to replace professional assistance you may otherwise need in your particular situation, but is offered as practical steps-of-action in conjunction with the discussions of the group. During your active participation and sharing of ideas, please keep in mind the overall purpose of the meeting as it relates to Transition issues and the presence of God in our lives. Employment Network; Church at Charlotte When: Meets: the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, 7-9 PM Sponsor/Location: Church at Charlotte Address: 2500 Carmel Road (corner of Colony Rd), Charlotte, NC 28270 Contact: Doug Forrest 704-369-3215 firstname.lastname@example.org Church at Charlotte Employment Net encourages the unemployed, under-employed, or unsatisfactorily employed in an “intimate” setting where attendees share their job history, what they are looking for now, and how they are progressing in their job search. Attendees “brainstorm” contacts, companies, and job search ideas gleaned while listening to others. We have a membership in www.crossroadscareer.org for excellent job search materials and Bible studies to strengthen the job seeker during their search. We provide spiritual encouragement where necessary. All sessions are open as a ministry to the greater Charlotte community Christians in Career Transitions (CICT); St Matthew Catholic Church Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry Team Page 4 When: Meets: 1st & 3rd Mondays of every month. 7:00 PM to 9:00PM; Room 132 in the New Life Building (two story bldg. to the right of the water fountain) Sponsor/Location: St Matthew Catholic Church Address: 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28277 Contacts: Deacon Jim Hamrlik, 704-543-7677 x1040; email@example.com Jack Rueckel, 704-341-8449; firstname.lastname@example.org Just show up for Networking, Interview Skills & Resume review Careers in Transition; St. Philip Neri Catholic Church When: Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 103 of the Ministry Building at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church Sponsor/Location: St. Philip Neri Catholic Church Address: 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715 (803)548-7282 www.stphilipneri.org (you can get directions from their website) Contacts: Tony Armeni (803)802-0614 [home] or (704)408-8874 [cell] email@example.com Gus Leotta (704)617-4208 or firstname.lastname@example.org Careers in Transition is a ministry of professional mentors who provide assistance to persons experiencing a career transition. Join professionals from the parish and community who have volunteered to help you with your career transition! We offer support, encouragement, advice, skill building and networking opportunities. This is an opportunity to hear from employment experts, network with others and learn about the employment market and job seeking skills from professional mentors and other job seekers. We occasionally have speakers and/or panel discussions. Otherwise, the format is networking, Q&A, sharing success & challenges. We usually have at least two mentors at a meeting. Everyone is welcome and they can just show up. We recommend that people bring a resume and/or business cards. Weddington United Methodist Church When: Meets: 2nd and 4th Mondays 7PM in the Hemby House Sponsor/Location: Weddington United Methodist Church Address: 7003 Weddington-Matthews Road in Weddington, NC Contacts: John Chaplin, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Dick Garner, 704-846-2503, email@example.com Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry Team Page 5 St Johns Episcopal Church When: Meets - Every Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sponsor/Location: St Johns Episcopal Church; www.saintjohn-charlotte.org Address: 1623 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226 Contact: Jeff Searcy (704) 341-2255 firstname.lastname@example.org Guest speakers every week and networking among participants The NetWORK Group; Davidson United Methodist Church; When: Meets: First and Third Wednesdays, 10 AM to Noon Sponsor/Location: Davidson United Methodist Church Address: 233 South Main, Davidson 28036 Contact: Dick Brenner 704 907-5212 email@example.com We operate in a relaxed manner for all meetings. Sessions are a blend of 1) member sharing of job interests and needs for help and, 2) instruction in how to find a job through networking from the group leader. The goal of the NetWORK Group is to equip each participant with the knowledge and tools to get the job they want. NetWORKing Guides are provided, containing complete information on the job search process from the marketing plan to negotiating the offer. It is free of charge as are all meeting sessions. When time is available, participants will practice interviewing or making networking calls. Coaching pairs are established. A complete listing of all participants, both active and alumni, are provided to each participant. After the first session, the group leader schedules a one-on-one lunch with new people to get to better understand the help that is needed. The resume and network call text are reviewed also. NetWORK; North Rock Hill Church; Meets: Thursday; 7:00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month Sponsor/Location: North Rock Hill Church Address: 2562 Mount Gallant Rd. Rock Hill, SC 29732 Contact: Tim Bagnell 803-517-7525 firstname.lastname@example.org NetWORK is not a job board, rather it will help those looking for a job as well as those seeking transition into a new field. This group is sponsored and supported by the church for NRHC members and members of the communities of both North and South Carolina. Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry Team Page 6 Charlotte Professionals When: Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Sponsor: Compass Career Management Solutions Location: Shoney's Restaurant, 231 Carowinds Blvd, Fort Mill, SC (I-77; exit at Carowinds Exit; Shoney's is across from exit close to Carowinds Park) Contact: Bill Crigger, (704) 849-2500; email@example.com The Charlotte Professionals is networking group for Charlotte (NC) area professionals that are anticipating or are currently conducting a job search or career transition. Format is sharing of successes; sharing of relevant articles; review of 60 second commercials; networking, what is working and not working in job search; explanation of yahoo group and LinkedIn group; and small group huddle. Calvary Church is restarting their ministry. Contact: Bob Adams – CalvaryCrossroads@carolina.rr.com Calvary Church has numerous support groups. The format is (was) great in that you gather in common area where they announced where each group will meet and you sang songs albeit Christian songs. Singing relieves stress and can extend your life – you can sing for the sake of singing even if you maybe of alternate faith and the words do not meet your beliefs or you can skip. If you have an addiction to something, grieving for someone, etc. you might find an alternate group you may wish to attend. The format afterward was a free or very low cost common gathering over coffee, tea, cookies, health snacks and less than healthy snacks allowing you to network again with all. Since the groups generally finish at the same time you have chance to network with your group and others. St Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church is starting a new ministry to job seekers. Their contact is Harold Soutier - Harold.Soutier@ltl.com <mailto:Harold.Soutier@ltl.com> and Bill Conwell firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> 704.366.2047– meets Thursday January 15th Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry Team Page 7 Job Search / Professional Support Groups in Metrolina CAC Employment Network Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:00 PM Meets at Church at Charlotte 2500 Carmel Road Charlotte NC Contact (704) 372-4701 Doug Forrest Career Transition Group Meets Every Monday at 11:00 AM Meets at Providence United 2810 Providence Road Charlotte NC Contact Bill Crigger (704) 849-2500 Careers in Transition Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays at 7:00 PM Meets at St Philip Neri Catholic Fort Mill SC Contact Tony Armeni (803) 802-0614 Charlotte Professionals Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 8:00 Meets at Shoney's Restaurant 231 Carowinds Blvd (I-77 Fort Mill SC Contact Bill Crigger (704) 849-2500 Shoney's is across from Carowinds Park Charlotte Professonals - Meets 1st Friday at 11:30 Meets at Compass Career Mgmt 8509 Crown Crescent Ct, Charlotte NC Contact Bill Crigger (800) 215-6410 firstname.lastname@example.org Christians in Career Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:00 PM Meets at St Matthew Catholic Church 8015 Ballantyne Commons Charlotte NC Contact Jack Rueckel (704) 341-8449 Job Hunters Support Meets Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM Meets at St Johns Episcopal Church 1623 Carmel Road Charlotte NC Contact Jeff Searcy (704) 341-2255 Job Seeker Support Group Meets Every 3rd Thursday at 6:00 PM Meets at Temple Israel 4901 Providence Road Charlotte NC Contact Sandy Lewis (704) 364-6594 email@example.com Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry Team Page 8 NRHC Networking Group Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:00 PM Meets at North Rock Hill Church 2562 Mt Gallant Road Rock Hill SC Contact Tim Bagnall (803) 517-7525 NRHC Networking Group Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:00 PM Meets at North Rock Hill Church 2562 Mt Gallant Road Rock Hill SC Contact Tim Bagnall (803) 517-7525 Carolina IT Professionals Meets2nd Wednesday of month Forest Hill Church Forest Hill Church 7224 Park Road Charlotte NC Contact Enterprise Developers Guild Meets4th Tuesday of month at 6:00 At Microsoft Charlotte NC Contact Get With (IT)! Meets at Murphy's Tavern 131 E Woodlawn Charlotte NC NC Contact Krissy Green Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry Team Page 9