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.

NEXT MONDAY NIGHT MEETING:

Monday, September 25, 2017

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

Presentation:  "Finding a New Habit: How to Develop the Networking Skill"

Speaker:  Dan Toussant

Finding a new job can be either like a painful and serious new health condition, or a ticket to an adventure of a lifetime.  If you find yourself believing this situation more a new health condition rather than an adventure, it’s time for a gut check on what you want next, and why. 

 

Dan Toussant experienced this ‘finding a new job’ dilemma a few times in his career, and discovered the secret to managing the ‘opportunity’ relies on the development of a new habit.  Dan will present the Why for this new habit, the Building Blocks to formulate a plan for the new habit, and the Steps to Acquire the new habit to get you to your next job/gig.

 

Dan expects this to be an interactive talk, and will provide you with ideas and tips as well as stories about how to navigate the job-seeker-waters whenever you find yourself in the position that you periodically must take to get to the next career-enhancing move.

 

 

Dan Toussant, president and owner of Dan Toussant & Associates, a Sanford Rose affiliate, recruits executive, managerial and professional talent for organizations based or conducting substantial business in Ohio and contiguous states.  With the 2015 affiliation and membership in the Sanford Rose Associates network of offices, Dan Toussant & Associates became a part of the tenth-largest search firm in the world, and broadens its service reach from the primary focus of Ohio-based companies to a national and global footprint.  With eight years in the executive search business and over 30 years as a Human Resource executive and internal chief recruiter, Dan and his team source and vet professional talent from the perspective of an external recruiter/partner. Two benchmarks of their metrics-oriented service business: speed and reliability.  Speed? Two-vetted-and-qualified-candidates-in-14-days; Reliability? Every candidate offered a position accepts the offer.

 

Active as a leader and mentor within Toastmasters in northeast Ohio, Dan has earned the Distinguished Toastmaster award.  He serves on a non-profit board serving people with re-entry and/or homelessness issues, and visits a detention center for incarcerated youth on a regular basis to share Toastmasters with the inmates, and as a church ministry.  He lives with his wife Colleen in Canton, Ohio, and are parents of three grown children, and grandparents of three children.

PLAN AHEAD - FOLLOWING MEETING:

Monday, October 9, 2017

7:30 - 9:00pm

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

NETWORKING AND JOB SEARCH "JOYS & CONCERNS"

 

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.

North Coast Job Seekers

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.

NCJS LinkedIn Group

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.

Job Listings

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.

NCJS Resource Library

Newest Resource in the Library:

"Recruiter Hacks for Networking"

Jim Folger presentation to NCJS on July 24, 2017

 

"The 10 Second Resume"

Jim Folger presentation to NCJS on July 24, 2017

Click the title to see the newest article in the NCJS Resource Library

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Partnerships

We are grateful for our generous partners:

 

PMINEO (Project Management Institute Northeast Ohio) partners with North Coast Job Seekers to focus on career advancement for all professions in the NE Ohio area.

 

Click here for more information.

Click here for PMINEO Website.

Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church, Solon, OH

www.pioneersolon.org

Pioneer Church partners with NCJS by generously providing our meeting space and hospitality to make us always feel welcome.

Liaison:  Greg Reynolds | 216.224.7434 |  Email

The Catholic Church of St. Rita, Solon, OH

www.stritaparish.com

St. Rita Parish has partnered with NCJS by promoting our programs with parish members and by providing generous financial support.

Liaison: Jim Folger | 440.248.6911 | Email

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Second & Fourth Monday

of each month

7:30 - 9:00pm

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Pioneer Memorial

Presbyterian Church

35100 Solon Road

Solon, OH 44139

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