ELLIE’S LIST OF FREE SE WI JOB NETWORKING SUPPORT GROUPS 08.25.2015
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40Plus of Southeastern Wisconsin, www.40pluswi.org a self-help support, resource and advocacy group for job seekers from SE Wisconsin for over 40 years. Join the LinkedIn Group to connect, see speakers, get notice of changes to meeting locations, learn, or see posted agendas: 40Plus of Southeastern Wisconsin. A non-profit, please donate when you get your job. President 40Plus: Dennis R. Cherne, 414-840-0792 firstname.lastname@example.org
40Plus Wednesday Night Weekly Meetings: 7-9pm Learn about the current job search process and network with other job seekers. Meetings are FREE, open to the public, held weekly at 4 variable locations. Check www.40pluswi.org under the Area Job Seeker Meetings tab.
1st Wednesday at Mayfair Mall, Garden Suites Rm #110, lower level, 2500 N Mayfair Rd, Milwaukee 53226
2nd Wednesday at Brookfield Library, 1900 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield 53005
3rd Wednesday BY APPOINTMENT: Dennis R. Cherne, 414-840-0792 email@example.com
4th & 5th Wednesday at Waterstone Bank, in the basement, 6560 S 27th St, Oak Creek 53154
40Plus Weekly Small Group Meetings – FREE weekly small group meetings offer more one-on-one interaction, in-depth networking, and problem solving. No pre-registration required.
40Plus Mayfair Job Networking Support Group – Mondays 9-11am Business Attire Suggested, Mayfair Mall 2500 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226, In the Food Court on the second floor, (Canceled if Mayfair Mall is closed.) Marc Jensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
40Plus North Shore Job Networking Support Group – Thursdays 10am-12pm Business Attire Suggested, north entrance, Hill Point Church, 2500 W Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53217, North Doors, (Canceled if Mequon schools are closed.) Rich Longabaugh, email@example.com
40Plus Brookfield Job Networking Support Group – Saturdays 8-9:30am St. Dominic Parish, Marcy Center, 18255 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53045 (take Mountain south to the back of the church, enter under overhang, right hand door, in the basement, (Canceled if Brookfield Library is closed). Brent Wenzel / John Gregor, 40PlusWISaturday@gmail.com
Career Network and LLC Group – Gateway Community Church, 16 S Main St., Mayville, WI 53050. Call for an appointment. 920-387-GATE (4283) Arnot Heron 414-915-0866, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pewaukee Opportunities Networking Group (PONG on LinkedIn) – Mondays, 8:30-10:30am Goodwill Community Services Center, 1400 Nike Dr., Waukesha, WI 53186 (park in the lower lot, the driveway is located on the south side of building.) PONG is a dynamic and interactive networking group for serious job seekers. The PONG website is http://pongnetworkinggroup.wordpress.com on Twitter https://twitter.com/pongnetworking and the PONG Group on LinkedIn. Meetings include introductions, resource sharing, advice from local career/ professional development experts, and round table presentations. Meetings are open to all job seekers.
ProTech – Mondays, 9-noon, Racine County Workforce Development Center, 7 Taylor Avenue, Racine, WI 53403 (North Entrance) in Classrooms C, D & E located on the first floor. Job-search support in a structured group setting for professional and technical knowledge workers, who have an associate degree or higher level of education, through peer-to-peer networking and facilitator guidance. No reservation necessary. Facilitated by a Professional Career Consultant, guiding the job search process in a structured, professional business format. http://www.wdc.racineco.com/JobSeekerServices/ProTechNetworking.aspx (262) 638-6312 http://www.wdc.racineco.com
Crossroads Career Network – Hales Corners Lutheran Church – Meetings 6:30pm every 2nd Monday of the month, 12300 W Janesville Rd, Hales Corners, WI 53130 414-529-6700, x358 email@example.com Networking, Interview Preparation, Personal Finances, Using the Internet for Search, Resume Preparation, Cover Letter Writing, Career Counseling, Negotiating Job Offers.
Hales Corners Lutheran 8-week Crossroads Career Network Explorer Course, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, Call for next meeting. 12300 W Janesville Rd, Hales Corners WI 53130 Next one is starting in January 2015 on Saturday mornings. Contact: Hales Corners Lutheran Church at 414-529-6700, x 358 or Susan Kruger at 414-651-2886 after 5pm or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Creek Career Ministry, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:00pm, Spring Creek Church, N35 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee, WI 53072. Room 24, (Door #4 in back) A Christian-based support network for people seeking employment, encouragement, resources, and practical job-search tips. We support each other in prayers and encouragement, networking contacts, provide learning opportunities with guest speakers, tools, resources and ideas such as personal employment testimonies, resume writing, social media tips, interview preparation, etc. http://www.springcreekonline.com/site/cpage.asp?sec_id=3449&cpage_id=19132 Contact: Kevin Burns, email@example.com, Angie Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Fletcher, email@example.com
Lumen Christi Employment Network (LCEN) NORTH (Mequon )- Wednesdays at 7:30am-~9:00am Lumen Christi Church, 11300 N. St. James Ln, Mequon, WI 53092, Range Line and Mequon Rd., across from the Range Line Inn, first floor (church level) in the Parish Library Room. Since May 2002, LCEN has been assisting candidates in job transition, especially those without the benefit of outplacement services. Over 441 placements! We meet every week to review progress of candidates, share success stories, provide mutual support and encouragement, and assist in the development of job search strategies. Attend and join our LinkedIn Group: Lumen Christi Employment Network. Pat Cronin 262-391-5406 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheboygan Job Seekers Networking Group, Wednesdays- 6:00pm, United Way, 2020 Erie Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Looking for the next step in your career? We want to equip you with tools to meet your challenges. Participate in the sharing of ideas, group presentations, activities, and open discussions in a positive environment. Group meets every Wednesday. Free. Matt Kautzer (920) 458-3784 mkautzer@cccsonline.
Crossroads Career Network – Eastbrook Church – Meetings 6:30pm every 1st Thursday of the month, Holy Grounds Café, 5385 N. Green Bay Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53209 414-228-5220 Networking, interview preparation, personal finances, using the Internet for search, resume preparation, cover letter writing, career counseling, negotiating job offers. email@example.com
Crossroads Career Network – Elmbrook Church Brookfield, Meetings the 3rd Thursday of the month: 6:30pm networking, 7:00 program-~9:00pm. Fellowship Hall at Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Rd, Brookfield, WI 53045 262.786.7051 www.elmbrook.org/crossroads
St. Mary Catholic Church Career Group Waukesha- Thursday mornings 9:00-11:00am in the Hartwell Room. 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186 (Please enter through Parish Office area off of Hartwell Ave), Led by career coach Peter Werra, call FIRST: Marguerite Thompson, Pastoral Assoc. 262-547-6555, ext. #302.
Employment Networking Group (ENG) – 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 2-3:30pm, Washington Park Library, 2nd Floor – Finney Community Room, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53208. A networking/support group for those with significant experience, job seeking knowledge, computer skills and familiarity with social media. We share job leads, knowledge, ideas and information. Topics and programs are presented to help create strategies to aid in obtaining successful employment. Contact: Heather Nilsen 414.395.6978 or Laneice McGee 414.267.3272; (additional parking on the street) For upcoming topics, and to pre-register: Milwaukee Job Center Workshops
CareerCare – Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm (by reservation): A ministry of St. Anthony on the Lake, W280N2101, Prospect Ave, Pewaukee, WI 53072 Professional job search support services. FREE and by reservation only. * Job Search workshops teaching the Job Search Process. 6 modules leading the job seeker through self-discovery, planning their job search, developing their marketing plan, identifying companies they are interested in, networking, and the art of interviewing. * Resume review. Individual 30 minute sessions with a reviewer, by appointment. * Video recorded mock interviews. 45 minute opportunities to hone the job seekers interview style, video recorded, constructively critiqued, and put on their flash drive. Contact: Russ Jordan, 262-361-8232, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.stanthony.cc/careercare.cfm
Career Connection – Crossroads Career Network, Call Guy Hoppe for individual coaching during summer. Still Waters Community United Methodist Church, 3617 Scenic Road, Jackson, WI 53037 (Near West Bend). Help for those who are unemployed, underemployed, or mis-employed. Participants will be provided with a professional Career Guide to help in their job search process. Career counseling, resume preparation, and networking with fellow job seekers. All are welcome. Call Guy Hoppe for more information at 262-673-4279 or write email@example.com
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