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.

Program Changes Due to COVID-19


Until further notice: Meetings are online only using the ZOOM platform. Scroll down for meeting logistics.

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, or 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, plus group instruction and support through weekly meetings.

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.

Core Components of the Program

  • Weekly Meetings. Every Monday morning we host a different guest speaker -- someone who is a content expert who can share best practices and advice to help you navigate the job search or career transition process. Job Seekers are encouraged to attend the weekly meetings, as they are a source of ideas, a place to learn from others, and a place for support. Staying connected with fellow Job Seekers is important both for emotional support and for getting practical help throughout the job search process.
  • Mentorship. In addition, each Job Seeker has the opportunity to have a personal Mentor. A Mentor is a valuable ally, providing as-needed, one-on-one guidance, support, and assistance throughout the process of finding a job or changing careers. While you own your job search, the content and frequency of meetings with a Mentor are determined by the Job Seeker and the Mentor together and will fluctuate based on the Job Seeker’s needs and personal circumstances, and Mentor and Job Seeker availability. This relationship is defined in the Seeker Guidelines, which you will be asked to review and sign.
  • Online Resources. The Lake Grove Job Seekers website contains a wealth of curated content from multiple sources, in addition to our calendar of upcoming and prior meetings and speaker presentations. We also sponsor a private LinkedIn group, where program participants share information and connect with one another.

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New Job Seekers - If you are interested in joining our program please do ALL of the following:

  • Fill out this New Seeker Input Form
  • Join us for our regular meetings: These are held every Monday (except holidays and school closure days) from 8:30-10:30am. Scroll down for more information about our location and to see a list of upcoming speakers and topics.
  • Please attend our mandatory three week Orientation Program for new job seekers:

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Tips for Using Zoom

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Still Have Questions?

Upcoming Events

ZOOM MEETING: Week 1 Orientation for New Job Seekers

Monday, April 6, 2020 @ 10:30am

This meeting is ONLINE Only. All new Job Seekers must participate in a 3 week Job Seeker Orientation program. Orientation starts today, immediately AFTER the regular Monday Job Seekers meeting (just stay in the meeting; logsitics are the same). It typically runs from 10:30am - 12pm.

ZOOM Meeting Logistics: https://zoom.us/j/197518779. Meeting ID: 197-518-779. Password: 708811
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,197518779# US (San Jose)
Dial by your location (audio only):
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

ZOOM MEETING: Using LinkedIn Strategically to Get Noticed and Optimize Your Job Search

Monday, April 6, 2020 @ 8:30am

This meeting is ONLINE Only. Join Connie Plowman as she shares some Do's and Don'ts for LinkedIn, and leads a discussion about how to use LinkedIn more strategically to get noticed and stay above the fray.

ZOOM Meeting Logistics: https://zoom.us/j/197518779. Meeting ID: 197-518-779. Password: 708811
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,197518779# US (San Jose)
Dial by your location (audio only):
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

ZOOM MEETING: Using Stories to Make Connections

Monday, April 13, 2020 @ 8:30am

This is an ONLINE MEETING ONLY. The ability to tell your professional and personal story can make connections, open doors and help you capture opportunities. And we can all become stronger storytellers. In this workshop with story teller expert Larry Shoop, we will discuss essential storytelling skills that will allow you to make stronger connections with everyone you meet.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/197518779, Meeting ID: 197 518 779, Password: 708811
One tap mobile
: +16699006833,,197518779# US (San Jose)
Dial in (audio only)
: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

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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