Welcome to the Lake Grove Job Seekers program!
We are a non-profit whose mission is to help people in the Portland metro area find a job or work through a career transition.
We're glad you're here
Led by volunteer Mentors with years of experience, Lake Grove Job Seekers (LGJS) is dedicated to helping you through your career transition.
Our approach combines weekly meetings with expert speakers, in-depth workshops, and individual mentoring. Job Seekers are encouraged to attend the weekly meetings, as they are a source of ideas, a place to learn from others, and a source of support. However, if you are not able to attend meetings we also offer many services virtually. We are non-denominational and open to all.
Job Seekers who complete our Orientation Program will be offered individual mentoring support. A mentor is a valuable ally, providing as-needed guidance, support, and assistance throughout the process of finding a job or changing careers. This relationship is defined in the Job Seeker Guidelines, which you will be asked to review and sign.
We follow a process similar to the one below. When you become part of the Job Seekers program, you will learn more about each step and be helped along the way as you work your way through it.
Most successful Job Seekers work very hard to find a job or navigate a career change. Working through the process requires diligence, persistence, faith, knowing when and how to ask for help, and taking care of yourself. In addition to educating and supporting Job Seekers in the “nuts and bolts” of how to land a new job, we also invite career counselors, psychologists, and motivational speakers to help you learn ways to stay emotionally and physically healthy, as well as motivated, through what can be an anxious time.
Want to Sign Up?
A mentor can offer valuable support and expertise throughout a job search. Listen to this podcast to hear about the many ways a coach or mentor can help you.
Then click here to sign up and get started!
Did You Know?
1. Some career experts think a job club is the Top Habit of Successful Job Seekers!
2. Attendance counts as a “work seeking activity” when filing for unemployment.
Claimants can claim attendance for any Monday meeting or mentor session as “work seeking activities.” Simply write in “Lake Grove Job Seekers” for the activity on your unemployment claim submission. Only three of the five work-seeking activities in a filing period can be from a work-seeking training event or 1-1 career coaching (resume, interview, or career planning support, etc.) Job seekers with active unemployment benefits accounts still have to apply to two new jobs each week (follow-ups do not count). This only applies to folks with active unemployment benefit accounts.
Claimants must be registered in iMatchSkills to request unemployment benefits.
Visit this site for more information about eligible “work-seeking activities.”
Weekly meetings on Monday, 8:30 - 10:00 am. Doors open at 8:15am for coffee and networking.
Location: Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, Hub Room, 2nd floor, 4040 Sunset Rd, Lake Oswego
Speaker slides posted to the website after the event. Meetings are not recorded.
Orientation meetings are offered in person (room 204) or online. See the EVENTS page for how to login to join via Zoom. Orientation begins shortly after the weekly meeting ~ 10am-11:30am.