Hosted by the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church in Lake Oswego, the Lake Grove Job Seekers program offers individual mentoring, plus group instruction and support, in all aspects of the job search process. Open to any in the Portland metro area, this program is available to all who are out of work and seeking employment, or to those seeking a new career direction.
With a diversity of mentoring skills and experiences, we will personally assist you in a confidential, non-denominational manner at no charge. We strive to offer our assistance in a listening, positive and supportive environment.
You are always welcome to attend our Monday meetings and register for an account on this website.
If you are ALSO interested in having a mentor you will need to participate in our two week Orientation program and complete the homework assigned each week. Orientation is required for new job seekers and for job seekers who are returning after a 2+ year absence from our program.
Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 10:30am
Orientation is only for Job Seekers who wish to be assigned a mentor. If that is the case, you must participate in a 2 week Job Seeker Orientation program. This week is Week 2; it starts immediately AFTER the regular Monday Job Seekers meeting and typically runs from 10:30am - 12pm. The sessions must be attended in order, so if you have not yet attended Week 1, please attend that session first (which will be next week, barring holiday closures.)
This meeting is not required if you are only interested in attending the weekly Job Seeker meetings. Otherwise new job seekers, or returning job seekers who have not actively participated in the last 2 years, should plan on attending.
This is an online Zoom meeting and will use the same Zoom logistics as for the earlier Job Seeker meeting at 8:30-10:30am today.
Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 8:30am
Two topics will be covered today: Contract gigs and networking. First, Jasmine Stark will present her lessons learned, particularly her experiences and insights as a tech writer, who gets most of her work via contracts. Jasmine will share her do’s, dont's, and other tips for how she’s succeeded for 15-plus years. Then Bob Yokoyama and guest Michael Hebert will present a different approach on how to network. They will cover the A to Z's on how to approach someone, set up a Zoom session, the preparation prior to the meeting, and what to cover during the one on one meeting.
Because this is a formal Job Seeker meeting, you can count it towards the "Job Search" requirement for those collecting Unemployment benefits.
The JobSeekers club is a great resource, a real gem and a wonderful gift for those who need it.
I appreciate having a place to go each Monday to start my week action forward. I have met wonderful and inspiring people who have been generous with their time and skills. Fabulous presenters and presentations!
The LGPC JobSeekers group has been very supportive and helpful in my career transition and I'm so thankful for your work. I look forward to an opportunity to pay it forward or pay back in the future.
Everyone that is a part of Job Seekers has been wonderful and insightful. It has been such a blessing during my job seeking process!
This is an exemplary group of supportive, committed mentors, who orchestrate a well-crafted curriculum. Keep up the good work. You truly make a difference!
Job Seekers is a great mentorship program! I've loved having access to my mentor and to the rest of the team for my job search.
Unquestionably, Job Seekers is the best collaboration I’ve found to keep me going, add to my knowledge base, maintain ability to connect with fellow job seekers and mentors, and more.
Until further notice, all weekly meetings are held online via Zoom, every Monday, 8:30 - 10:30 am. Same login logistics every week:
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church (LGPC)
Hub Room, 2nd floor
4040 Sunset Rd, Lake Oswego