North Coast Job Seekers is a job search support group for professionals in transition or those who are currently employed but seeking new career options. We provide tools, tips, resources, techniques and networking opportunities to help maximize a job search. If in transition, or want to explore new career options, we encourage attending North Coast Job Seekers meetings.
"North Coast" refers to the geographic region of NE Ohio, particularly the metropolitan Cleveland area (which is on the shores of Lake Erie, hence the "North Coast" of the U.S.). However the resources available here are offered to any who might benefit from them.
Is it necessary to sign up in advance to come to a NCJS meeting?
Definitely not. Everyone is welcome. See our schedule of upcoming meetings here on the website and sign up for our e-Connect email newsletter to stay informed. Join us!
NEXT MONDAY NIGHT MEETING:
Monday, January 27, 2020
7:30 – 9:00pm
North Coast Job Seekers Meeting
Presentation: "The 10 Second Resume" & "Marketing Yourself Like a Pro"
Speaker: Jim Folger
Jim Folger will be giving TWO presentations at this meeting. The first is called "The 10 Second Resume" and shares perspectives about what is important from a recruiter's perspective to quickly communicate the key things in your resume. These techniques have helped many job seekers get jobs over the years.
The second presentation is called "Marketing Yourself Like a Pro" and will show job seekers how to expand their list of target companies and network their way in. Jim will share a few tricks to help you get what you need off the internet without using expensive tools. The meeting will start promptly at 7:30pm to make sure we get through all of the information and have time for Q&A.
Jim Folger is a recruiter, and the President of One Source Technical. Inc., a national search firm that partners with small to medium sized companies to help them recruit for positions ranging from Engineering and other professional positions, to all levels of Management, to Sales and other customer facing roles. They have multiple ways that they can work with clients. Their flagship service, which they call their Premier Staffing Program, is optimized for high visibility positions in the company, and utilizes behavioral sciences to assess fit to help avoid expensive mis-hires in these important roles.
Jim is an Engineer with two decades of industry experience in Engineering, management, and customer facing roles prior to founding OneSource Technical. Jim's background as a hiring manager, and as a recruiter provides a unique perspective that encompasses both sides of the hiring desk. Jim is on the Advisory Board of North Coast Job Seekers and has been volunteering his time with various job seeker help groups for more than 20 years to help people in career transition. Jim can be a valuable resource to reach out to should you be at a crossroad in your career and need to brainstorm ideas. Job seekers are also welcome to Search Jobs in the company's network of nearly 1,000 recruiters.
PLAN AHEAD - FOLLOWING MEETING:
Monday, February 10, 2020
7:30 – 9:00pm
North Coast Job Seekers Meeting
NETWORKING AND JOB SEARCH ISSUES
Job seekers are invited to join with other NCJS members and leaders for constructive networking, job search troubleshooting, sharing what's going well and what is not, and collaborating on job leads.
Networking is part of "Job Search 101," yet many job seekers lack the actual network of "people with connections" during a time of job transition. Networking is one of the cornerstones of North Coast Job Seekers and we are very intentional about providing face-to-face time to explore connections, be introduced to new contacts, discover new opportunities, and share the people resources that YOU have to help another job seeker. Join with other NCJS members for this face-to-face time of constructive networking, job leads, and issue sharing.
NOTE: MEETINGS ARE NOW HELD IN UPSTAIRS ROOM
USE MAIN ENTRANCE AND FOLLOW SIGNS.
Career transitions are seldom easy. The many pieces of a job search can be overwhelming, and fitting those pieces together to find your next position can be tricky. North Coast Job Seekers wants to provide support, training, and resources as you go through your job search.
NCJS is a completely volunteer organization bringing together those in job transition with leaders, presenters, resources, and other job seekers. Job seekers themselves bring a multitude of resources to NCJS with knowledge, experience, skills, and professional networks. Together we share a mission to help motivated people succeed through career changes.
North Coast Job Seekers meets in the Gym/Fellowship Hall of Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church in Solon, Ohio at 7:30pm on the second and fourth Monday of the month. We actively network, discuss job search issues, and get terrific tips from job search experts. If you are in transition or want to explore new career options, we encourage you to start attending North Coast Job Seekers meetings.
If you're not part of the online discussions, job leads, and networking with NCJS, join the NCJS LinkedIn Group now to expand your job search resources.
The twice monthly meetings of North Coast Job Seekers is supplemented by an active LinkedIn Group. This rich forum includes relevant discussion topics, job postings, and networking opportunities. Click on the LinkedIn logo to visit the group page.
If you are looking for our job listings or have a position to share with the NCJS membership, we invite you to participate in the NCJS LinkedIn group. All of our job postings and information are handled on LinkedIn, not on our website. For more information about the LinkedIn group or for instructions on posting a job opportunity, click this link.
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January 28, 2019
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