Welcome to the Omaha Career Networking 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 20% 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.
We meet every Tuesday evening at 7 PM at Christ Community Church in Omaha (old Mill area click here for map).
A Typical Month Consists of the following meetings:
- One Discussion a month, where a group facilitator leads a discussion around a topic related to a job search.
- Two Special Guest Speakers. We have professionals from all walks of life come to share information to help a job seeker. These can be resume pros, career coaches, motivational speakers, staffing firms, HR or recruiters.
- One Workshop a month. The monthly workshop is where members come with questions and they are answered.
There are several weeks we do not meet like during the last several weeks in December, or during severe weather.Check the calendar and do sign up for weekly emails.
Come as you are. No invitations 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.
You can always find the latest job posted listed in the Jobs Discussion area of our LinkedIn Group.