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Lost your job? Company closed it's doors? Reduction In Force?
Whatever you call it, it's tough.
PartyFishers have been through.... and are going through.... the process of finding a job.
You don't realize how many people are out of a job until, unfortunately, you suddenly find
yourself there! The numbers are huge, it affects every neighborhood, every community,
I was laid off in March 2009...... and I've learned a LOT about networking, workshops,
seminars, more networking, and how even TWITTER can help find a job!
If you have to be out of a job, it's great that you are in the DFW area.... not only is the
economy better here than the rest of the US, but there are also more FREE groups, seminars,
and classes for the unemployed than anywhere in the country. In fact, the DFW career
classes have become a model for other metropolitan areas.
TAKE ADVANTAGE of all this FREE STUFF!!!
Here are the basic resources you should start with......
as you attend more, you'll find your 'groove', and can work out your own routine that works
with your career goals and personal schedule.
(I attend 3 networking groups a week, and volunteer at all of them)
|This is, by far, the BEST workshop to attend.... it's a 12 week class, it's Faith Based, and
it is a reassurance every week that God is in control, that God loves you, and that He has
a plan for you that is greater than you can imagine. You also learn the tools needed to
create an effective job search in today's technological world. Even if you are still
employed, the evening classes make it easy for all to attend. There is a $40 materials
fee.... however, it is well worth it, filled with the class notes and hand outs that you can
refer to, after you've completed the class.
Thousands of job seekers are
Finding a Job God’s Way
A 12-week recurring workshop for unemployed and unhappily employed.
You may start at any week.
Thursday nights, 6-9 pm
First Baptist Church Euless , rm 115
1000 W. Airport Frwy
Euless, TX 76039
For info call 817-354-4864 or visit www.careerworkshops.org
Learn secrets to successful resume building and get personal help.
Discover where the good jobs are and how to get discovered.
Learn the secrets to effective networking and getting interviews.
Get help in preparing for interviews and how to answer the tough questions
And much, much more!
See our web site:
-- for job postings
-- to order FREE business cards
-- for temporary medical insurance
-- for our schedule, our special events and our many resources!
Go to www.careerworkshops.org
|Now, while you're attending the Thursday night class, you need to start networking. 20% of today's jobs are
found on the internet. The other 80% are found by networking... who you know! Networking comes easy to
some people, but not to MOST people! Southlake Focus Group is one of the largest in Tarrant County... and
their numbers have grown as the unemployment numbers have grown! This is an 8 year old group, well
connected to the alumni (folks who's found jobs) and is a source for great contacts and job leads that are not on
the traditional job boards. The group really helps you hone your 10 second elevator speech (yes, you'll learn
what that is too!) and to learn to focus on your career objectives.
Southlake Focus Group
8:00 to 10:30 am
Whites Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake
This networking group has grown to over 300 attendees any given week, Weekly support and resource group for
those searching for a job or in transition to a new job. Once you attend your first meeting and orientation, you
will be invited to join the Yahoo group, where you can network with other job seekers and alumni, with postings
not found any place else!
Thursday morning sessions include networking as well as resume help, career transitioning, and lots of great
for address and maps, go to southlakefocusgroup.com
|Fort Worth Career Search Network
Monday mornings, 9-11:30 am
North Fort Worth Baptist Church (near I-35 and Western Center Blvd. Website has map.
This group is an offshoot of the Southlake Focus Group, a smaller group, and closer to those in the Fort Worth
area. Excellent networking, discussions, and job search help and encouragement. Smaller than Southlake, this
group offers an environment conducive to forming friendships and really getting to know your colleagues.
A Yahoo group is also available for attendees
In less than a year, this group has grown another 9 locations in Colleyville, NRH, Arlington (3 locations),
Mansfield, Waxahachie, South Fort Worth, and Highlands Ranch. Check out the website for a group close to you.
|Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Monthly Job Fair
updated weekly... get in the habit of checking this link regularly!
"Job Links Excelerator:
Click HERE for calendar of events.
Tarrant County Business Breakfast (TCBB)
the first Tuesday of every month.
Fort Worth Business Assistance Center
While it's a Business Breakfast, there are often times people there looking for their next Greatest position.
There are always plenty of people willing to help also.
There are more networking groups... Special Interest Groups for those in specific industries, such as HR, IT,
Project Management, Marketing & Advertising, Retail, Sales, and others forming every week. These are usually
about 20-30, and are helpful in sharing leads and contacts within your own career area.
There's also a whole group of the same happening over in Dallas County.
Fortunately, Jeff Morris (also unemployed) formed a great website that lists groups, events, job fairs,
seminars...all in one convenient place. This comprehensive resource can be found at
Also, check out www.careerconnections.org for workshop and job posting information in the Dallas area. This is a
huge (over 1000 at each meeting!) networking group. There is a monthly fee, but I've heard nothing but good
things... and that it is WELL WORTH the $10 a month!
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