WELCOME!


Welcome to our new web site and the Omaha Career Networking Support Group.

We provide tips and new tactics to help you along your job search. The facilitators of this group “have been there and done that” which is to say, they have walked along the journey of unemployment and know exactly what you are going through.

No one that has never been unemployed for an extended period of time can empathize that same way we do. We know it is not a pleasant journey and is fraught with ups and downs.

Don’t Give Up

Never Give Up.  We know that the longer your job hunt lasts, the easier it is for you to give up hope.  Some journeys last a month or two, some years. This is a very difficult time for you and the country as a whole.  Things have changed with high numbers of unemployed and underemployed as employers are bombarded with hundreds if not thousands of resumes for open positions. Yet only 10% of all jobs are even advertised! How do you find the others?  NETWORKING!

What you need to do is not just to rely on answers ads, applying online like everyone else. You need to find new ways to locate open positions and to find the hiring manager for advertised jobs. It does take work and if you are unemployed, you new job right now is finding a job and that will take work, but the payoff in landing where God wants you is great.

Meetings

We meet every Tuesday evening at 7 PM at Christ Community Church in Omaha. There are several weeks we do not meet like during the last several weeks in December, or during severe weather.

Come as you are, no invitiations are required.  There are no charges for the meetings or the services the group offers.

While we hope never to see you as you are gainfully employed, if you should ever find yourself out of work, please stop by. We can help through sharing what we know and offering encouragement when you need it most.


About OCN

Jeff Quandt is an Inbound and Digital Marketing Strategist and owns On-Q Marketing LLC. He helps the members of the OCN through understanding their personal brand, how they have to market themselves as the solution to a hiring manager's problem, and offers a personal LinkedIn Counseling session for any member of the group. Jeff is a corporate refuge that has been laid off several times, so he is very familiar with the job hunt process, the ups and downs, and the success at the end of the tunnel. Keeping a positive attitude with the end goal in mind is crucial to a job seekers success. Today as a business owner, he is constantly looking for work, he knows the process well and it makes no difference if you work for someone else or yourself, you need to be the solution to someone's problem to get paid.