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"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Job Search Survival is a Christian job skills program. It stresses the importance of being a person of faith and how that will help you through the ups and downs of the job search process. We are Christian in our presentations, our prayers, and our focus. It will not be our intent to ever insult, embarrass, or force our faith on anyone, but we will not back away from the truth of the Bible, and the power of a mighty prayer life on the job search process.
Fort Bend County Texas
May 13, 14 – 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
August 5, 6 – 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Sugar Land Branch Library
Sugar Land, Texas
October 7, 8 – 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Sienna Branch Library
8411 Sienna Springs Blvd.
Missouri City, Texas
These seminars teach all you need to know about how you can be successful in your job search. We teach the 10 main areas that you need to know to find your job! The World’s Best Resume, Advanced Interview Techniques, Your Step by Step Plan, and Your 30 second Marketing Commercial, are just a few of the classes we teach at the seminar.
We tell you what does not work, and then show you what does work! We want you to find a new job as quickly as possible, so we teach you the methods our successful students have used to find their new job.
The job of finding a new job is the hardest job you will ever have. You need the right tools and methods to be successful.
Remember, there are only 2 things that separate success from failure in the job search market – ATTITUDE and TECHNIQUE! Our techniques work, and the success you achieve improves your attitude.
Job Search Survival is an outreach ministry of Sugar Creek Baptist Church, and the classes are taught by successful business leaders in the community. The classes are free, and dress is casual. No pre-registration is needed. Our conference rooms at the library have room for over 100 students, so come and bring your friends!
Job Search Survival Advanced Training & Support Group
If you are really serious about finding a new job, then after attending the seminar, you really need to attend the weekly Advanced Training and Support Group. This is where you can find help for any problem areas you may be having in your job search.
The weekly group meets at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Main Building – just above the Commons and near the Bookstore. The class meets every Thursday, Room B3-75 from 9am to 12 noon.
Sugar Creek Baptist Church is located at 13333 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land TX 77478. Office phone number 281-242-2858. Or email JobSearchSurvival@gmail.com for additional information.
Usual Topics to be presented at the seminars are:
Your 30-Second Commercial
Learn to write a clear and concise statement of the position you’re seeking, along with your prior job experience, accomplishments, skills and the personal qualities that make you an excellent candidate for that position. This statement will be utilized in your networking efforts, resume summary statement and in the job interview.
The “World’s Best” Resume
Why do we say that our format is “The World’s Best Resume”? Just one reason: It works! We’ll cover all the essential ingredients of an effective resume aimed at surviving the culling process and winning a job interview.
Researching Prospective Employers
Research is used to identify those companies for which you might be interested in working. Learning about the company’s culture, before you go for an interview, will likely increase your chances for success. We’ll help you identify the best sources for gleaning the information you need.
Networking and Telemarketing
To hear about those prime, unpublished job openings, get the inside scoop on the company that most interests you, learn what they’re really looking for in an employee, and even have an insider pave the way for your interview, networking is the best way to spend your job search time and energy. We’ll cover some of the most useful networking tips, plus the best telemarketing techniques for getting the job interview.
Interviewing & Non-Verbal Skills
The job interview is an opportunity to present your skills, experience and accomplishments. Those are important, but remember that companies only hire people they like! So, most importantly, the interview is an opportunity to sell yourself. In this class, you’ll learn how to sell both your job skills and your personal qualities.
Planning and Commitment
We all know that we should get organized, but we often don’t. Your search deserves the same kind of careful planning that you would put into a job, and that plan should be set down in writing. But, even that is not enough. The spark that ignites the engine is commitment. You must commit yourself to actually follow your written and organized job search plan. We’ll give you our recommendations for a weekly allocation of your time among the various job search activities.
Reading Your Interviewer’s Favorite Communication Style
As the result of genetics and/or environmental training, every person is influenced by four basic “learning styles”. In each individual, one of those fundamental styles is dominant; a second also has a strong influence upon the way that person prefers to communicate. By developing the ability to quickly detect the dominant learning style of your interviewer, you are then able to adjust your interaction with that person, and the way you present information, in order to accommodate the interviewer’s preferences. That will make him/her more comfortable with you, and more amenable to hearing what you have to say.
Building Your Own Action Plan
Structured around “Management By Objectives (MBO)”, this class encourages each participant to build his or her own personal action plan. You’ll begin by identifying your Career Goal. Then, you will set Objectives critical to reaching your goal; Strategies to achieve your objectives; Key Audiences who can help you and Hot Buttons to enlist their support. Finally, we will detail the “To Do” list that identifies specific actions you will take. This planning pyramid is a tool to help focus and direct your job-hunting efforts.
Saving Your Home During Unemployment
This class gives free mortgage and credit information for anyone that may have questions. Information about how to save your home during unemployment, and how companies look at your credit during this period.
“Crossroads Career” Website Training
Attendees get a FREE membership to www.crossroadscareer.org This website offers a huge amount of training materials, as well as one of the best and most comprehensive Jobs Databases available. Login and passwords will be given in class.
Job Search Advanced Training
After completing the above classes, an ongoing advanced training techniques, discussion and support group will be available to you for as long as you need, giving participants the opportunity to discuss any problems they may be having, networking, sharing job leads and encouraging one another. Advanced training on topics of interest to the class will be done. The Job Search Survival Support Group meets at the Family Center, Room B3-75 at 9am to noon on Thursdays.