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 additional individual or group mentoring services you will need to participate in our three 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, August 2, 2021 @ 10:30am
Orientation is only for Job Seekers who want additional mentor services beyond attendance at our weekly meetings. If that is the case, you must participate in a three 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 indicate your interest by completing the Job Seeker Input Form and plan on attending the next Week 1 session of Orientation.
Orientation meetings are 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 the weekly Job Seeker meeting today.
Monday, August 2, 2021 @ 8:30am
Building a strong personal brand is at the heart of getting hired and reaching your career goals. In this talk by career coach and U of O business school instructor, Merryn Roberts-Huntley teaches specific steps you can take to elevate your personal brand. She’ll cover the topic below building off what she teaches in her book, “Made To Hire: How to Get the Job You Really Want”:
- How to master your first impression with particular emphasis on video interviewing
- How to tell your own story in a way that will best position you and ultimately connect you with your audience
- The tools you can use beyond just a resume to help you land your dream job
- How you can manage your reputation to ensure it’s helping not hurting your career
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 @ 10:00am
Weekly mentor-led meeting specifically for participants who completed all three weeks of the LGJS Orientation Program between May 10-Aug 9, 2021.
In a cohort or small group setting, we will emphasize a different topic each week pertaining to the job search process -- combining education and real-time practice to strengthen your ability to confidently pursue your job/career search objectives. Meeting runs 2 hours, though some weeks we may end sooner.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://lakegrovepres-org.zoom.us/j/83066974211?pwd=R2hyL1o1c0pxRUJFc3VNZktzY1hLQT09
Meeting ID: 830 6697 4211, Passcode: 918608
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. Meetings are recorded and the recording is posted to this website for 7 days, then it is automatically deleted. Login logistics are the same every week:
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church (LGPC)
Hub Room, 2nd floor
4040 Sunset Rd, Lake Oswego