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Meeting Times/Location:

Deacon Jim Breen

Dave Muthler

Dave Otto

Phil Trabaris

Weekly meetings are held every Friday 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. in the Light House Room. The exception will be we will not meet on the Friday morning after the Thursday Evening Monthly Jobs Meeting.

St. Thomas the Apostle
Jobs Ministry Meetings

Friday, Oct 1st at 9:30am: "Liminality-the Time from Our
Last Job to Our Next Career Position", presented by Al
Gustafson. Is it all about getting there or is it really about living the journey?
Al is associated with the Career Transition Center (CTC) of Chicago
(Old St. Pat's). He is also the leader
of the retreat titled, "Finding Work Without Losing Heart".
Find the real purpose of your time during transition.

Friday, Oct 8th at 9:30am: "Life Skills by Design" presented
by Pam O'Donnell of NCTV17. Her diverse professional background includes
banking, non-profit, healthcare, and career transition. She was awarded the
Career Management Practitioner Certification, trained and certified in the
Myers-Briggs Assessment and also a Certified Consumer Credit Counselor.
In her career transition business, she noticed that the majority of people don't spend
their time planning for their future. Did we plan our life or
did life just come at us fast? It's not too late for any of us
to make a change and start designing our lives. Are you ready
to make the change?

Friday, Oct 15th, at 9:30am: "Treat the Job Interview as
a Sales Call" presented by Mike Cooper. Prepare for your
interview as you would for a sales call using the PAPCE
selling technique. The biggest sales call you'll make is
selling yourself to the hiring manager. Using the PAPCE
technique (Preparation, Approach, Presentation, Close, and Evaluation),
you will be confident you did your best. Mike
is a recognized authority on consumer selling as well as the development
of effective selling strategies, and is founder
and Chief Sales Officer, at Sales Kitchen, a sales leadership
and sales coaching firm. Coop has managed, coached or trained
more than 1,200 sales professionals and earned numerous awards
for leadership and sales achievement.

Wed, Oct 20th: NO Meeting
>> Nite-of-Networking NEXT WEEK Thurs/Oct 28<<

Fri, Oct 22nd: NO Meeting (4th Friday)

Thurs, Oct 28th: 7 pm >> Nite-of-Networking:
- Networking #101 at 6pm: IF you're new to job search,
or, need a refresher course on the `how to' of job search,
this is a great course chocked-full of job search tips,
ideas, and, strategy.

- Nite-of-Networking at 7pm: Featuring (2)rounds of structured networking,
in tables of (10), where you'll get a chance to hear
from and network with employed alumni on: where they work, how
they got their job, how to approach their company about a job,
what worked, what didn't, etc.
> 1st round will be cross-functional.
> 2nd round will be functional, across all the disciplines:
Sales, Marketing, IT, Finance, HR, Supply Chain, Ops,
Engineering, Admin, etc.

Informal networking will both precede and follow the
structured networking rounds.

All meetings START promptly.
Be Early.
Network with others.

Fri, Oct 29th : NO Meeting (5th Friday)

St. Thomas the Apostle Church
1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563

ALL meetings start promptly. Be EARLY. Friday meeting formats include
announcements, speaker presentation, and 2 rounds of networking. Prepare

your elevator speech, and bring enough
handbills to pass out to 30 fellow networkers.

Contact Jim Breen at for more info.



Monthly meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M in the Light House Room.




St. Thomas The Apostle Parish
1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Phone: (630) 355-8980

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For more information, please visit the St. Thomas the Apostle website

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