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.

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New in Our Resource Library

Recently Added Resources:

• March 11, 2024 Meeting Handout from Speaker Marvin Montgomery, "Selling Yourself to Potential Employers"

 

• January 22, 2024 PowerPoint Slides from Speaker Shawna Whitlock, "Measuring and Identifying a Great Culture While Interviewing"

North Coast Job Seekers Meetings

2nd & 4th Mondays of each Month

7:30 to 9:00pm

 

Currently Meeting Virtually in Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meeting Link:

NCJS ZOOM MEETING CONNECTION

NEXT MONDAY NIGHT MEETING

Monday, April 22, 2024

7:30 – 9:00pm ET
[online meeting room will open at 7:15pm]

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

 

Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services
Support Services for Job Seekers

Speaker: Russell Sheeler

Russell Sheeler, Community Program Supervisor for the Family and Adults Services Division, Summit County Department of Job and Family Services.

 

The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services is a partner with programs like OhioMeansJobs in a web of support services. This public service, however, can assist in finding support for many of the stressors that employment transition brings. Russell and other professionals are skilled in helping Ohioans find resources for everything from unemployment benefits to medical care to child care to help with food insecurity and much more. In this presentation, Russell will provide an overview of the Department of Job and Family Services and the various support programs offered by the department.

 

Russell Sheeler began his public service career in 2013 as a case manager with the Summit County Department of Job and Family Services. He is currently the Community Program Supervisor for the Family and Adults Services Division, a position he has held for eight years. Russell manages a staff of ten to fifteen individuals who determine eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, and Medicaid. Russell is responsible for managing the Outreach department and has several workers stationed throughout Summit County. Russell holds a bachelor’s degree in integrated social studies with a minor in sociology from Kent State University.

Use this link to join our virtual meetings with video
from your computer, tablet, or smartphone:

NCJS ZOOM MEETING CONNECTION

see information below about downloading Zoom app/program
it is NOT required to download the app -- Zoom can run from your browser

 

Or dial in using your phone:

NCJS ZOOM MEETING ONE-TAP PHONE CONNECTION

or dial manually:
(646) 558-8656     Access Code:  8197-6352-173#

NCJS Job Search Process
Road Map

The NCJS Job Search Process Road Map is the core of our approach to career transition.  The downloadable document in our Resource Library outlines each of the three major waypoints on the road map.  It is important to note that the Road Map is not a simple
1-2-3 step method.  Rather, it is more organic and dynamic – the steps lead to one another, and in the end lead back to the beginning.  It is easier than it sounds, is more intuitive, and is more effective than a "do this list of things and you'll land your dream job" approach.  This is our Road Map for guiding us through the next career move in ways that use our best gifts, skills, passions, and experiences to our advantage.

 

Use the link below to download a pdf version of the Road Map:

North Coast Job Seekers Search Process Road Map
North Coast Job Seeker's approach to the job search process. All of our meetings and presentations are tied to the elements of this Road Map.
NCJS Process Road Map.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [706.0 KB]

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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 Postings

If you are looking for job opportunities 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 are handled in our NCJS LinkedIn group.  For more information about the LinkedIn group and details of how to post a job opportunity, click this link.

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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Meeting Schedule

Currently Meeting Online

Second & Fourth Monday

of each month

7:30 - 9:00pm

Upcoming Meetings

Have a Job to Post? Looking for Job Postings?

Job postings are handled on our NCJS LinkedIn page. Click below for instructions to post jobs.

Job Postings

Other Job Seeker Groups

View our collaborative/ shared calendar and listing of other NEO job seeker groups.

Other Job Groups

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