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Job Transitions Group

Job Transitions Group

Tuesdays, 7:30-9 a.m., Easter by the Lake

Meetings are held at the Easter by the Lake location, in the southeast corner of the intersection of Pilot Knob and Cliff in Eagan. There is ample parking.

Map and Directions (be sure to note the Easter by the Lake location; there are two church buildings 1 mile apart).

We are also looking for some volunteers to help coordinate and facilitate our weekly meetings.  Learn more about the tasks we’d like help with!

“I got more out of (this event) than I did out of 16 hrs of training with an outplacement firm!” – Vicky E.

Testimonial Video: From Steve Ziemke   (more testimonial videos available)

Upcoming Meetings:

August 19:  Presentation by Molly Mogren

August 26: “Rebuilding Trust…A Journey of Faith,” presented by Anne Johnson. Anne is currently Director of HR at Union Gospel Mission, where she can combine her people skills with her passion for serving. She is also actively involved in the community and serves on her church council and as Chair of the Board for the Cookie Cart, a non-profit organization focused on providing first employment experiences and life skills training to disadvantaged youth. Anne has held executive and senior leadership positions in Human Resources at TCF, Piper Jaffray, International Dairy Queen, GMAC and PricewaterhouseCoopers over the course of her 20+ year career. Anne loves spending time with her husband, Brent of 23 years, and two boys.

September 2: “No Choking! 5 Keys to Igniting Your Interview Success,” presented by Catherine Byers Breet. Kiss goodbye to your nerves and learn 5 secrets from hiring managers that will put you ahead of your competition every time. Get a fresh (and fun) inside look at what employers really want to know – and how to get it right … every time!  You’ll learn:

  • The 5 things every employer wants to know about you (and how to give it to them)
  • The 3 biggest mistakes job seekers make (and how to avoid them)
  • PLUS! Live mock interview (see it in action!)

September 9: “Helping Introverts Find their Voices and Claim their Spaces in the World,” presented by Lynette Crane. Lynette is an executive coach, corporate trainer, professional speaker and author of The Confident Introvert. Find her at CreativeLifeChanges.com

September 16: “Behind the HR Curtain,” presented by Spencer Gohre. Learn how human resources makes hiring decisions so you can join ‘em, not be beaten by ‘em!

September 23:“Catch Your Purpose and Find Your Job,” presented by Robin Riley. Do you know what you really want in a job? Money, security, happiness? Being unemployed allows you a unique opportunity to get in touch with your purpose in life and to shape your job search around that special purpose. Robin Riley takes you on a walk through his job search history and shares what he has discovered about himself as a result. In the process, he tells stories and jokes that will lighten your load for the morning. Through a series of exercises, Dr. Riley will help you think through your job search and assist you in fine-tuning your sense of direction for what you really want. As a result, you will be empowered and gain a new sense of direction in your career efforts.  Robin Riley operates Riley Coyote Productions, producing films for individuals, businesses and non-profits. Robin is also ordained in the American Baptist tradition and has served as bi-vocational pastor in two churches, most recently at Walnut Hills Baptist Church in Cincinnati. Dr. Riley worked as a university professor in the fields of communication and media production for 25 years. He is married to Claire Cassell, one of the pastors on staff at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville.

September 30: “Living with Less,” presented by Roxanne Meshar. Dr. Meshar is a professor of religious studies at the University of Saint Thomas, and is a terrific example of how to live with less.  After decades of five figure salaries, Roxanne took the huge step of giving up her consulting practice to attend seminary at the Catholic Theological Seminary in Chicago.  She now strives to live on less than $20,000 per year.  Learn how she does it, and how you can, too!

About Catherine Byers Breet

ARBEZ (www.arbez.com) and its founder, Catherine Byers Breet, have been faithful sponsors and a driving force behind the Easter groups’ formation and success. Their expertise in the world of career strategy and transition lend an ongoing level of guidance and contribution that ensures the group delivers accurate, relevant and actionable career and job search information. You can meet their pet zebra, and access a number of tools to support you in your journey at www.arbez.com. Check out their online job hunt coaching system, upcoming live events and consulting services. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to hear about upcoming events around town.