Lake Grove Job Seekers

Job Seekers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people find jobs or work through a career transition.

Do you need job search or career planning assistance?

We mentor individuals seeking a new career path or a new job. For those out of work and seeking employment — and those employed but seeking a new career direction — the Lake Grove Job Seekers program offers individual mentoring in all aspects of the job search process. We also offer group instruction and support through weekly meetings, with opportunities for job seekers to connect with each other.

With a diversity of mentoring skills and experiences, we will personally assist you in a non-denominational manner at no-charge, with confidentiality and understanding in a listening, positive and supportive environment.

In addition to mentoring individuals as needed throughout the week, we host meetings every Monday morning with professional speakers who address all aspects of the job search and career transition journey and all are welcome, any time.

Come Check Us Out

All are welcome to attend our weekly meetings, every Monday from 8:30-10:30am in the 2nd floor Hub Room of the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. The calendar at the bottom of this page shows topics for our next three meetings.

Want More?

If you would like to access to our online tools, or be assigned an individual mentor, we ask that you attend three "Orientation" sessions to get started. These sessions provide an overview of the Job Seekers program and resources, and they also cover valuable information you will need in any job search or career transition:

  • Week 1: Program Overview
  • Week 2: Self-Assessments
  • Week 3: Communicating your Value through Stories, and Drafting Your Resume

Orientation sessions are run monthly from 10:30am-12pm in Room 204 at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, immediately following our regular Monday meetings. Except when there is a holiday, Week 1 typically starts on the first Monday of the month, and Weeks 2 and 3 occur on subsequent Mondays, but check the calendar below to confirm.


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Upcoming Events

Motivational Listening for Business Networking; Be Interesting by Being Interested

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 8:30am

We all know networking is an important part of business. Events and trade shows are part of the requirements of today’s business environment. It seems some people are natural at building connections with people who help them with referrals and career development. How are these people so successful at developing their network of supporters?

Understanding the neuroscience or physiology and psychology of relationships can make you a self-assured network builder, regardless of whether you are an extrovert or introvert. We will discuss the scientific research on "Why" and "How" we can shifting towards a defined and proven process of quickly building rapport with new people can be learned and mastered -- very quickly -- for far more enjoyable and fruitful engagements at networking events.

Orientation for New Job Seekers (Week 1)

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 10:30am

All new Job Seekers must participate in a 3 week Job Seeker orientation program. Topics for each week include:

Week 1 - Program overview. In this session you will meet other new job seekers, learn how the Job Seekers program works, and gain access to our online resources. You will also receive a copy of the Job Seekers Guidelines. You must read, sign, and return this document by Week 2 to be assigned a mentor.

Week 2 - Self-Assessments. Understanding your interests and strengths is essential to a successful job search or career transition process.

Week 3 - Resumes. In this session, you will learn some recommended practices pertinent to resume writing.

These sessions start immediately AFTER the regular Monday Job Seekers meeting and typically run from 10:30am - 12pm. We will start earlier if the regular Monday meeting ends early.

You must attend all 3 sessions and complete the required assignments each week.

How to Lead Yourself to the Job You Want

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 8:30am

Getting a job is a job as you've heard before. As with all jobs, some parts are more enjoyable than others. However, there are strategies that job seekers can use to help them complete the unpleasant parts of the search. These strategies are based on the notion of self-leadership. The session will help with issues like how to cope with destructive self-talk, creating the right work environment, and rewarding yourself.

Testimonials

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.

I really love the warmth I feel from the mentors and the whole group. Great place to network.

Join us

Lake Grove Presbyterian Church (LGPC)
Hub Room, 2nd floor
4040 Sunset Rd, Lake Oswego

Mondays, 8:30 - 10:30 am

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