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, November 9, 2020

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

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

 

Special Virtual Networking Meeting:
"Zoom Mocktail Meeting"

 

You’re Invited!
A Primer for Mixing Job Seeking and Party Mingling
in the Age of Virtual Gatherings


Remember the "normal" holiday cocktail party where business, recruiting, and networking would mingle  like the well-dressed guests around the room?  Many of those gatherings will still be happening, but with the added awkwardness of being virtual.  It was one thing to balance a glass and a plate of hors d'oeuvres while shaking the hand of the person you've been trying to meet with for a month, but now it will be with the added awkwardness of all-things-virtual.  What should I wear (at least in camera view)?  What about computer/camera placement and audio?  And just how DO I get the introductions I am hoping for?


Join NCJS for a dress rehearsal Zoom Mocktail Meeting.  This year you will need to supply your own appetizers and beverages, but we will practice this new art of virtual meeting and networking.  We'll include tips for working in your elevator speech, how to navigate introductions, and getting yourself noticed without being overbearing – because this is, after all, yet another opportunity for networking.

 

Black Tie Optional

 

Use this link to join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/830647397
see information above about downloading GoToMeeting app.

Or dial in using your phone:
(872) 240-3311     Access Code:  830-647-397

NCJS Online Meetings

North Coast Job Seeker meetings are held online during this season of social distancing.  Using a secure platform, our meetings continue "virtually."

Using the secure and encrypted platform GoToMeeting, we are continuing our most important NCJS services:  Meeting "face-to-face" for networking, job search support, and presentations to assist professionals in transition.  While not the same as "being there" with the group, these virtual meetings are a helpful time of connecting and networking.  They also serve as good training ground for virtual interviews!

 

How to prepare for NCJS Virtual meetings:

  • Download the GoToMeeting app to your computer or phone (it's free):
    GoToMeeting Download
  • Make sure your tech is working and plan a quiet space to join the meetings.
  • If you do not have webcam/video technology, you will be able to call into the meetings and participate with audio only either from your computer or a phone.
  • Review your "30-Second Elevator Speech" to be able to introduce yourself and clearly communicate your expertise and skills to someone who doesn't know you. We will be using these in the online meetings.  Here's an easy to follow tutorial: Elevator Speech
  • At the designated time, join the meeting using the link provided.  Each meeting "room" will open 15 minutes before the meeting begins in order to make sure you are connected and to become familiar with the GoToMeeting platform.

PLAN AHEAD - FOLLOWING MEETING:

Monday, November 23, 2020

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

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

 

Virtual Presentation:
"Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile"

 

Speaker: De-de Mulligan

De-de Mulligan is President and Chief Content Specialist of Mulligan Management Group.  De-de leads an energetic team who deliver memorable design and content for websites, blogs and social media posts. She helps clients extend their marketing reach and add more value to the conversation surrounding their business. 

 

De-de is well known for her strong writing skills and ability to tell a compelling business story.  Establishing, conveying, and implementing clients’ vision is what she and her staff do best. Businesses tap her proven record of successfully launching digital marketing initiatives and creating name recognition for clients in highly competitive marketplaces. As a consultant, De-de works closely with major decision-makers to set digital communication goals, plan strategy and build long-term relationships.

 

She is a true professional with diverse experience in marketing, public relations, communications, program development and implementation.

 

De-de is a member and participant in the NCJS LinkedIn Group and her LinkedIn profile can be found at De-de Mulligan.

Use this link to join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone:


https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/830647397

see information above about downloading GoToMeeting app.
 

Or dial in using your phone:

(872) 240-3311     Access Code:  830-647-397

Additional Suggestions During the Coronavirus Crisis

 

Even during this pandemic, job search work does not take a pause.  We have several recommendations and ways that NCJS can continue to support your job search networking and efforts:

 

  • Our NCJS LinkedIn Group is stronger and more vibrant than ever.  That is an outstanding place to actively network, ask questions, promote discussions, and stay connected with one another.
  • Telephone Networking.  Picking up the phone and talking with other NCJS members you have met, following up on job leads, and networking voice-to-voice is an excellent tool that is not impeded by the COVID-19 virus.
  • Find an Accountability Partner who will commit to helping you stay on track with your job search and with whom you can talk about job search issues.
  • Our NCJS website contains helpful information in our Resource Library that you can explore and use.  We will do our best to bolster that resource during this time.
  • Commit to using this time to focus on your job search via internet searches and online resources, one-on-one meetings (practicing "social distancing" for safety), and making/keeping appointments as you are able.

 

We are committed to supporting you in whatever ways we can.  We commit to keeping you informed of changes and updates to our scheduled events.  Please be safe, smart, and help others do the same.

 

-- North Coast Job Seekers Advisory Board

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:

"Attracting Awesome Job Opportunities with LinkedIn"

Speaker: Kristen McLaughlin

Monday, January 24, 2020

 

Kristen's presentation is now available in the online

NCJS Resource Library Click Here.

E-Connect Newsletter

 

Would you like to receive our semi-monthly E-Connect email newsletter?  Use the link below to securely sign up for NCJS email communications.

 

E-Connect Signup

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

Second & Fourth Monday

of each month

7:30 - 9:00pm

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Location

Upstairs Room

Pioneer Memorial

Presbyterian Church

35100 Solon Road

Solon, OH 44139

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Job postings are handled on our NCJS LinkedIn page. Click here for instructions to post a job

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