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11 Afternoon Workshops starting at 12:30 p.m.
Attire to Hire – 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Fast Start Orientation – 5:00 p.m.
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. with Dinner Speaker, TBA
Evening workshops 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
We will dismiss at 8:00 p.m. due to the
2017 College Football Playoff National Championship


First Time or Newer to RUMC Job Networking? Don’t miss the Orientation Fast Start Session. Our Job Networking events offer a great deal of information, which we know can overwhelm newcomers. We can help you understand what we have to offer and decide which events you’d like to try in our Orientation Fast Start Session at 5:00 p.m. Room B 233–237 “Dining Room”.

Attire to Hire – Interview Ready Clothing4:00 to 8:00 p.m. If you have an interview and need one piece for an outfit or an entire outfit, be certain to stop by the “clothing store” located on the lower level of Building B. There is no cost involved. Come and see what we can do to help you look your best!

Dinner Program –  Seating begins at 5:15 p.m. with serving to start at 5:30 p.m. Dinner Speaker is to be announced. Our dinner program is focused on developing your spiritual resume so you are not conducting your search alone! A donation of $3.00 for the dinner is appreciated; however, for those who are unable to contribute, the meal is on us. Our buffet may close around 6:15 p.m.


Detailed Agenda Below:

Notice: Bonus Afternoon Workshops prior to dinner and starting as early as 12:30 p.m. Pick one or two! No reservations needed. Also, reservations are not needed for dinner or other evening events.

Workshop #1 – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.  – Crossroads Career “Mini” Workshop. Fast Paced, Dynamic and Comprehensive. Are you new in the job search process, or is your search stalled and you are not sure how to proceed? This session is for you! We will guide you through a 7 step process for seeking and finding a job, using the most effective and competitive methods. The content addresses both the spiritual and practical aspects of navigating a crossroads in your career. A donation of $5.00 is appreciated for the cost of materials. Led by Craig Simons and Anne RiggsbyRoom B 233–237 “Dining Room”.

Workshop #2 – 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. – How to Change Negatives to Positives During Transition. Learn how to take care of yourself during the stress of job transition. We will arm you with proven tools for increasing and sustaining your resilience, motivation, and optimism. You will be provided with ways to minimize the “Big Three” – anger, anxiety and depression – that are often part of job search and career transition. In fact, you can replace negative thinking with faith, hope and trust. Led by Dr. Phil Sidwell. Room B 246-248.

Workshop #3 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Revolutionize Your Competitive Edge. Move your search from stalled to competing for opportunities. Learn the secret formula for jobs. Led by Reed Harvey, Room B 126.

Workshop #4 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Boomer & Gen. X Job Search Strategies. This workshop is a must for job seekers age 45+. Amazon Best Selling Author, Al Smith, demonstrates how to uncover objections, overcome “ageism” (age discrimination) and explain how to use your “Value Proposition” to prove you are more marketable than candidates from younger generations.  Led by Al Smith, Room B 123-125.

Workshop #5 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – The Art of Buying the Right Business. A Business Ownership Boot Camp. Business ownership is not for everyone; choosing between an existing business or acquiring a franchise requires a proven process. There are over 4,000 different franchises, therefore, learning how to find the best match for your future is key. Led by Bill Williams. Room B 239.

Workshop #6 – 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. – How to Win in Your Job Search Every Time! This is a fast paced, hands-on, in your face workshop that produces results and job offers. HR people hate to be sold a candidate, but they love to buy winners. In a mere 1 1/2 hours you will acquire and have practiced with the tools and triggers that reassure employers that YOU are who they want to buy! You will WIN no matter the competition. Led by Dan Jourdan. Room B 242-244 “Trinity Café”.

Workshop #7 – 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. –   Networking Your Way to the Top. Learn the techniques and skills necessary to open the “right” doors, to place your resume in the “right” hands and then to interview with the “right” person. You will learn how to use your time to meet the decision makers and land that next opportunity. Led by Steve Beecham, Room B 242-244 “Trinity Café”.

Workshop #8 – 3:45 to 4:50 p.m. – Why Should I Hire You? – The person with the most laser-sharp, crystal clear, powerful, dynamic, value laden, hypnotic, irresistible answer to that question is the one who is most likely going to get the job. You will learn how to answer that question. It is a brutally honest, straight forward….and funny presentation. You will come away with a different point of view….guaranteed! Led by Hal Coleman, Room B 246-248.

Workshop #9 – 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. – Hot Jobs / Many FREE Boot Camps for Job Training. Emory University representative Hamid Arjmand, hosts this workshop.  Are you trying desperately to go back to the same shrinking industry you just left while there is great boom in other industries with huge shortages of professionals? You owe it to yourself to make an informed decision before you jump into another dissatisfying job. You don’t have to get a new degree. There is professional training and certificates that take less than 3 months to earn. Find out how to leverage these potential government funded training opportunities to move to a new job or industry. Room B 239.

Workshop #10 –
 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. – Learn About the Marketing Document! This is a most important tool in the marketing phase of the search process. Led by Reed Harvey. Room B 126.

Workshop #11 – 5:00 to 5:40 p.m. – First Time or Newer to RUMC Job Networking? Don’t miss the “Orientation Fast Start Session”. Our Job Networking events offer a great deal of information that we know can overwhelm newcomers. We can help you understand what we have to offer and decide which events you’d like to try in our Orientation Fast Start Session at 5:00 p.m., Room B 233-237 – Dining Room.


Evening Workshops 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Employers & Educators – (E&E) – Learn about open job opportunities and educational programs available for job seekers from employers and educators. Fellowship Hall.

One-On-One Resume Review.
 Join with us in this session to have your resume reviewed by Career Management Consultants, Hiring Managers and Human Resource Professionals. Room B 246-248.

Interview Workshop. Richard Kirby leads this practical and “do not” miss interactive workshop on interviewing. Room B 239.

Resume Writing Workshop. Al Smith will lead this workshop teaching best practices for getting selected via your resume. Room B 131.

One-on-One LinkedIn Profile Review. Bring a pdf printed version of your LinkedIn profile (there is a pdf icon on your LinkedIn profile under Edit Your Profile). A robust profile increases your chances to be found for employment opportunities. Led by LinkedIn Reviewers. Room B 126.

God’s Talking Workshop! Join a workshop where you will be able to see how God is trying to talk to you.  You definitely won’t want to miss this! Have you ever thought about the Bible being full of people in transition and God was trying to talk to them? We have a strong leadership team to guide you through an interactive discussion. Room B 242-244 “Trinity Cafe”.

Introduction to LinkedIn. Learn how to get started with LinkedIn as a job seeker. This session is perfect for people who are just starting with LinkedIn as well as those who have an account and just don’t know how to get started. Led by LinkedIn Profile Review Team. Room B 123.

Mock Interview – Small Group Session (limited to 5 people). Join Cindee Sapoznik in a small group workshop designed for people who are starting, or who are already interviewing. Attendees are those looking for feedback at a personal level, through a round table discussion led by a facilitator, where job seekers help each other with their knowledge and experiences. Room B 218.

Small Group Networking.
 Network with your peers in the main room for networking in your profession. We will have Sales, HR, IT and other groups for you to be a part of. If we are missing your group, please let us know! Fellowship Hall Tables.

Facilitator Led Accountability Groups.
RUMC has reorganized the Accountability Groups and added a new group. The Accountability Groups are now organized into two major groups:

  1. Entry Accountability Group (Beginning accountability). – Eric West
  2. Masters Accountability Group (Graduate accountability) – Bob Chaet

Consider joining an accountability group. Learn the details and join one at our next meeting. For more information about these groups, meet with Charlie Brown at Fellowship Hall Table #13 immediately after the dinner segment.

Industry Guide Access. Sign up with Jim Hallberg to connect with one of over 100 industry guide volunteers to network with you. You pick one of them to follow up with after our meeting, based on the industry and company they are employed with. Room B 233-237 “Dining Room”.

Chapel Time with our Prayer Ministry Leaders. We encourage everyone to keep God in your search. A job search is easier when He is included. Dedicated prayer partners are waiting in the Chapel during this time to pray with you. This could be the most important time you spend with us. B Building – Chapel – 3rd Floor.

LinkedIn Photos. Is your LinkedIn photo in need of an overhaul? A team of photographers will be on hand to make that LinkedIn head shot look professional. Room B 212.

IT Answer Man – Cliff Riviere will provide one-on-one answers to your computer questions so you don’t have IT problems holding back your job search! Fellowship Hall Table.


For information and directions please go to Our meeting is located in Building B on the church campus. We have signs on the street to direct you. The best parking will be at Building A and at Building D. You’ll find it only a short walk to Building B. Review our website, for maps of the campus under the link “Directions.”

Gain Access to Do you need another reason to attend? We will be discussing the #1 website for job seekers that combine their job search techniques, strategies and faith together. Crossroads Career is a unique site that will walk you through the Seven Steps in your Job Search. This website is a one of a kind resource that we are pleased to share more with you when you attend Monday. Hope to see you December 11th!

Jay Litton, Volunteer Leader

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