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.
ONLINE MEETINGS ON ZOOM PLATFORM
Beginning with our April 26, 2021 meeting we transitioned to Zoom (from GoToMeeting). Several features available in Zoom will add value to our meetings, particularly breakout rooms, in-meeting polls, and a slightly easier user interface. If you need help with Zoom, we have a few steps below or you can find many very helpful video tutorials online. We look forward to the new platform as we see our online meetings continuing in the foreseeable future.
SEE GETTING STARTED HELP AND TUTORIALS BELOW
NEXT MONDAY NIGHT MEETING
Monday, September 27, 2021
7:30 – 9:00pm EDT
[online meeting room will open at 7:15pm]
North Coast Job Seekers Meeting
"From One Job to the Next:
Financial & Legal Best Practices"
Speakers: Gina Betti & Emily Smayda Kelly
Gina Betti works as a Financial Advisor. Her aim professionally as well as personally is to seek the highest quality possible and work for that goal. Gina sees both financial matters and every person she meets with the understanding that there is no such thing as "one size fits all." She is committed to listening, learning, and providing the best service she can. That extends from her professional life into her extensive volunteer work, including North Coast Job Seekers. Connect with Gina on LinkedIn and join her in the NCJS LinkedIn Group.
Emily Smayda Kelly, Esq. guides both individuals and companies through transitions with her legal consulting company, Kel-Lume Group. She has taken twenty years of being a labor and employment attorney experience in public (Jane Campbell Administration), private (Union Representation), corporate (Tradesmen International), and nonprofit (GC of Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio), settings on both sides of the table and now focuses on making a difference. She helps individuals navigate through their employment challenges, including non-compete, severance packages, unemployment and coaches them through to their next opportunity be it traditional employment, business owner, or independent contractor.
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:
or dial manually:
(646) 558-8656 Access Code: 8197-6352-173#
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 familiar video conferencing platform, Zoom, 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:
NCJS Getting Started with Zoom Tutorial
This tutorial can help walk you through the steps of using Zoom for our
NCJS meetings. Topics in the tutorial include a general overview, how to connect if you already use Zoom, how to download and install Zoom, and how to use Zoom using your web browser without installing the Zoom app.
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:
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
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 Job Search Process
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:
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 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.
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Second & Fourth Monday
of each month
7:30 - 9:00pm
Currently Meeting Online
due to pandemic.
Our Physical Home:
35100 Solon Road
Solon, OH 44139
Job postings are handled on our NCJS LinkedIn page. Click here for instructions to post a job
North Coast Job Seekers
Please use our contact form.