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“Mini” Job Fair plus 8+ hours of activities!
Over 20 employers confirmed
13 afternoon workshops beginning 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 Guest Speaker, Rev. Eric Lee of RUMC,
Associate Minister – GROW Team
Evening workshops beginning at 7:00 pm
“Mini” Job Fair at 7:55 p.m.

First time or newer to RUMC Job Networking? Don’t miss the “Orientation Fast Start Session” – 5:00 p.m. Feedback we receive tells us it can be overwhelming to a first time or newer attendee at our Job Networking events as we do offer a great deal of information. Deciding what activities to take advantage of can be a task — one that we want to help you understand. We will help you to resolve this issue by offering our Orientation Fast Start Session at 5:00 p.m. Dining Room, Room B 233 – 237.

Attire to Hire - Interview Ready Clothing4 – 8 pm. 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. 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. so come early to hear our dinner speaker, Rev. Eric Lee of RUMC, Associate Minister – GROW Team, and then enjoy the conversation focused on the speaker’s message led by a volunteer table host.

7:00 – 7:55 p.m. – Evening Workshops

7:55 – 9:00 p.m. – “Mini” Job Fair – Over 20 Employers! Keep checking our website for updates as companies are being added throughout the week leading up to our meeting.

Detailed Agenda Below:

Notice: Bonus Afternoon Workshops prior to dinner and starting as early as 12:30 pm. 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 pm – Crossroads Career Workshop. Crash course – Fast Paced. “Maximize Your Career in the New World of Work.” Led by Steve Naughton. A donation of $5.00 is appreciated for the cost of materials. Room B 233 – 237 “Dining Room”.

Workshop #2 – 12:30 to 3:30 pm   How to Change Negatives to Positives during Transition.  A polished resume, improved interviewing skills, a quality LinkedIn profile and more networking mean nothing if people sense you are frustrated with your job search.  Learn how to replace those emotions with hope, faith and trust so you will positively impact your job search efforts.  Leverage some simple, easily applied methods that can be used immediately.  Led by Dr. Phil Sidwell.  Room B 246 – 248.

Workshop #3 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Discover 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 pm – Boomer Career Survival Strategies. This workshop is a must for job seekers age 45+. Amazon Bestselling Author, Al Smith, demonstrates how to uncover hidden objections, overcome “ageism” (age discrimination), how to Get Found for those elusive Hidden Jobs and explain how to use your “Value Proposition” to prove you are more marketable than candidates from younger generations. Room B 123 – 125. 

Workshop #5 – 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 ½ 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 B242 – Trinity Café.

Workshop #6 — 2:00 to 2:45 pm  Find That Hidden Job.  A discussion centered on the answer to finding that hidden job.  Led by Bruce Dreyfus.  Room B 131. 

Workshop #7 – 2:45 to 3:45 pm – Networking For Life.  The Real Network.  Led by Bruce Dreyfus.  Room B 131.

Workshop #8 – 3:45 to 5:00 pm – Get Noticed Through all the Noise! – Led by Bruce Dreyfus. Room B 131.

Workshop #9 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm – 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 #10 – 3:30 to 5:00 pm    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 #11 – 3:45 to 5:00 pm – 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 #12 – 3:45 to 5:00 pm – “You Landed the Interview….now what?” – Prepare or Plan to Fail: Presented by Paula Pope, Senior Career Consultant, The Frontier Group. *Seal the Deal….Make the First Impression a Lasting One: Presented by Michael Q. Parker, Appearance Advisor, Dress to Deal and Attire to Hire Wardrobe Consultant. *What H.R. Managers Won’t Tell You About the Interview, But I Will: Presented by Julie Mizer, SPHR, Retired, Senior HR Manager, Automatic Data Processing, Lazarus Department Stores (now Macys),  Saks Fifth Avenue. Room B 123 – 125.

Workshop #13 – 4:00 to 5:00 pm – 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.

4:00 – 8:00 p.m. – “Attire to Hire” Interview Ready Clothing. If you need an outfit for an interview or simply need one piece for an 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!


7:00 to 7:55 pm – Evening Workshop Activities

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.

Resume Writing Workshop. Tim Morrison will lead his workshop in the best practices for getting selected via your resume. Room B 131.

Interview Workshop. Richard Kirby leads this practical and “do not” miss interactive workshop on interviewing. Room B 125.

Mock Interview Program. Meet with experienced business personnel. Has it been a while since you interviewed for a new job? Come and spend some time going through the interview process and receive some great advice on how you did — it should help you GET THAT JOB! Sessions are being offered in Rooms B 200, 202, 203 and 211.

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. Keith Warrick leads his team of LinkedIn Reviewers. Room B 123.

Start Your Own Business. This is coordinated by business consultant Bill Williams. Should you start your own business now and leave the corporate world? That question can be answered. KZ Room B 220.

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.

Finding Hidden Jobs. Join Bruce Dreyfus who will guide you in finding these jobs. Room B 239.

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, let us know! Fellowship Hall Table.

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 3rd Floor Chapel.

Facilitator Led Accountability Groups.
RUMC has reorganized the Accountability Groups and added a new Group.  The Accountability groups are now organized into three major groups: Specialty (1-2), Entry (3) and Masters (4):

1) 21/29 Group (For those in their 20s)
2) Entrepreneurs Accountability Group (By Appointment Only)
3) Entry Accountability Group (Beginning Accountability)
4) Masters Accountability Group (Graduate Accountability)
Consider joining an accountability group.  Learn the details and join one at our next meeting. We have volunteer facilitators to ensure everyone stays on track.  To get information about these groups see Charlie Brown at Fellowship Hall Table #6 immediately after the dinner segment.

Industry Guide Access and Workshop on How to Create Your Job Search Strategy by Gary Shaar. Sign up to connect with one of over 100 Industry Guide volunteers to network with. You pick one of them to follow up with, (after our meeting) based on the industry and company they are employed with. Stay for Gary’s workshop on creating your job search strategy. Room B 233 – 237 “Dining Room”.

LinkedIn Photos. Is your LinkedIn photo in need of an overhaul? Photographer Bruce Kromer will be on hand to make that LinkedIn headshot look professional. KZ Room 208.

Introduction to LinkedIn. Join Brandy Nagel, an expert in how to leverage LinkedIn as a job seeker. Room B 126.

Finding Federal Government Jobs. We have an authority on some of the best ways to assist you in this huge marketplace. KZ Room B 206.

Free Training (Govt. Funded) for Your Next Job. This workshop is hosted by Emory University representative, Hamid Arjmand. Learn how to leverage these potential government funded training opportunities to move to a new job or industry. KZ Room B 214.

God is Talking to you…..Really.  Join a Bible study where you will be able to see how God is trying to talk to you. 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 “Trinity Cafe”.

Our Last Meeting – Over 312 job seekers and volunteers participated as Dan Jourdan kicked off our dinner program. We had 93 first time visitors to the program. Attire to Hire outfitted 27 job seekers. The evening ended with our ever popular “9 Speakers, Pick 3!”

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 jobseekers that combine their job search techniques, strategies and faith together. CrossroadsCareer 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 January 12th!

Jay Litton,

Volunteer Leader

Do you have questions about the ministry? Please contact Karen Griggs at or call directly at 770-261-1739.

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