Landing your next job means knowing the right people – and a whole lot of other things. Job seekers can get information, tips and valuable job searching advice twice a month at the Transitions networking group hosted by Lorain County Community College’s Career Services.
Transitions is a free networking group for business professionals that meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. in room 118 of the LCCC Spitzer Conference Center. Each meeting includes a short seminar, support and networking.
“Looking for a job can be stressful and it can be lonely. Transitions helps people connect with others in the same situation,” said Cynthia McCabe, job placement coordinator for LCCC’s Career Services, who co-founded the group as a community volunteer. “Each seminar is unique and can help you consider a new angle in the job search market.”
Since its inception in 2004, Transitions has served more than 1,000 students, alumni and community members.
Transitions is open to the community, as well as LCCC students. Reservations are encouraged by calling (440) 366-4076 or visiting the website.
Transitions meetings this month will highlight the importance of understanding personal credit and resisting the urge to take a summertime break from the job hunt.
June topics are:
Understanding your Personal Credit
7 p.m., Monday, June 12 in room 118 of the Spitzer Conference Center
An item that is often overlooked by job seekers is the impact that their personal credit can have on their ability to land a job with certain employers. Lisa Hutson, director of the Lorain County Small Business Development Center, will help take the mystery out of personal credit.
Make your Summer Job Search Sizzle
7 p.m., Monday, June 26 in room 118 of the Spitzer Conference Center
Chris Wenz, development specialist with the Ohio Talent Development Network Resource Center Workforce and Business Solutions, will offer reasons why it is important to resists the urge to take a break from your search during the summer months. He will also share practical tips for maintain the momentum in your job search this time of year.
Upcoming meeting topics:
July 10: Making Age Work for You
July 24: Leveraging LinkedIn for Networking Success
August 14: Negotiating the Job Offer
August 28: Mid-Life Career Transition – from Surviving to Thriving
September 11: Working with a Recruiter
September 25: Selling Yourself and Your Ideas
In addition to Transitions, LCCC’s Career Services offers job search preparation workshops and services to the community. Services include: resume and cover letter help, social media strategies for networking, job interview preparation and more.
To learn more about Transitions and other LCCC Career Services tools, visit www.lorainccc.edu/transitions.