Work Search Roundtables

These Wednesday morning sessions are open to the public and provide ongoing networking, support, group problem solving and coaching for individuals during periods of work search and career transition. When you attend you can expect hot coffee or tea, and bagels, muffins or ‘celebratory donuts’ (or similar fare) when someone’s landed a new job–and always a warm welcome.

These sessions are the longest, continuously meeting job clubs in West Michigan–over 12,000 have attended sessions since 1998. Both sessions are facilitated by seasoned coaching, counsel and management professionals led by Ken Soper at Westminster and Bill Weitzel and his cadre of coaches at St. Robert.

Topics covered include:

  • Verbal Resume / Elevator Pitch / Personal Branding
  • “Golden Rule” Relational Networking
  • Reactive Job Search Tips
  • Proactive Search Strategies
  • Blending the Re– and Pro-active Approaches
  • Resume Building & Cover Letter Tactics
  • Interviewing Preparation
  • LinkedIn Usage Recommendations
  • Online Work Search Resources
  • Remaining Positive, Persistent & Optimistic

 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

*Conference Room / Fellowship Hall

47 Jefferson St. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(parking lot entrance on Jefferson at State)

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a. m., alternating with the St Robert of Newminster (Ada) Roundtable. See dates below.

2020
Jan 8, 22
Feb 5, 19
Mar 4

*NOW a virtual event on Zoom video conferencing until COVID-19 crisis passes. Request an invitation to Ken with the date you’d like to attend.

Mar 18
Apr 1, 15, 29
May 13, 27
Jun 10, 24
Jul 8, 22
Aug 5, 19
Sep 2, 16, 30
Oct 14, 28
Nov 11, 24 (Tuesday of Thanksgiving Week)
Dec 9 (no meeting 23 Christmas Week)

Contact Ken Soper (www.lifesteward.com), careerken@gmail.com, (616) 813-4998 cell/text.

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ST. ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER CATHOLIC PARISH

*Parish Center

6477 Ada Dr SE, Ada, Michigan 49301
(east of Spaulding Road 1.5 miles, north side of road)

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a. m., alternating with the Westminster Presbyterian (downtown Grand Rapids) Roundtable. See dates below.

2020
Jan. 15, 29
Feb. 12, 26
Mar. 11

*NOW a virtual event on Zoom video conferencing until COVID-19 crisis passes. Request an invitation to Bill with the date you’d like to attend.

Mar 25
Apr. 8-other location, 22
May 6, 20
Jun. 3-other location, 17
Jul. 1, 15, 29
Aug 12, 26
Sep. 9, 23
Oct. 7, 21
Nov. 4, 18
Dec. 2, 16, 30

Contact Bill Weitzel, bill@weitzellmsw.com, (616) 446-1873 cell.

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