Career Transition Groups & Professional Assn.

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Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church -  Career Counseling at the Middleton Center
http://www.bmpc.org/
--  http://www.middletoncenter.org/careercounseling.html
625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-525-0766

Meet: Weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30-9:30  pm.
Contact:
mail@middletoncenter.org  

Group counseling and support for exploring personal career/vocation choices, &
mastering job-hunting skills.
John Grandbois, VP, Right Management Consultants has led this group for over 20 years. 

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Calvary Fellowship Church - Barnabas Group
http://www.calvary-fellowship.org
95 West Devon Drive, Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 363-7171

Meet: 7:00 pm -8:30 pm every Monday  
Contact: BarnabasGroup@hotmail.com
Casey Jones at bps461@msn.com or (610) 707-1494.

Note: Also provide the four-hour 12 Steps Toward EmploymentTM workshop, in segments
and supplemented with additional speakers.  Individual assistance also will aid participants
with resume and interview skills, job search techniques and other needs.

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C3N (Christ Centered Career Network)
(www.LCBCchurch.com)
Lancaster County Bible Church
2392 Mount Joy Road, Manheim, PA 17545

Meet: Monday evenings at 7 pm (except Holidays)
Contact: Mr. Paul Jaspers at pauljaspers@lcbcmail.com
http://www.lcbcchurch.com/careernetwork/

A regional ministry focused on assisting career explorers to trust in the Lord for direction and
 guidance in their job search. For meetings we invite employers and excellent speakers.
 All other Monday evenings we host a support meeting focused on assisting the career explorer. 
We are a member of the Crossroads Career® Network (www.crossroadscareer.org),
an association of member churches. Crossroads Career® Network provides member
churches a set of proven career ministry resources.


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 Exton United Methodist Church
ctministries@umcr.org
181 Sharp Lane, Exton, PA
Assistance includes one-on-one confidential mentoring with volunteer career counselors,
resume writing, interview coaching, networking, and a prayer partner. 

Meet: Career Transition Group meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth
Sundays of the month (UMCR). 
Contact: Danny Van Deventer at (610) 458-8143 or (205) 914-5004  

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First Presbyterian Church - Unemployment Support Group
121 N. Fifth St., Perkasie, PA

Meet: 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays
This group is for those who are  unemployed to find support, encouragement, and help in
searching for a new job. This means equipping them with the tools needed to assess their
situation and prepare their next job.  We  do this in the light of the counsel provided in Scripture.
Our group has been highlighted by front page articles in the Intelligencer and
Bucks County Courier Times, which you can read by going to http://www.phillyburbs.com/news
Contact: Rev. Richard Scott MacLaren at 267-625-4871 maclaren.1@opc.org

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First Presbyterian Church - Unemployment Support Group
www.firstpreswc.com/unemployment-support-group.
130 West Miner Street, West Chester, PA

Meet: Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
Goal is to learn tips and techniques related to job search. 
Contact:  Elisabeth Hartwell at ehartwell@firstpreswc.com, at (610) 696-0554
 

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Grace Point & Addisville Reformed Church -Between Doors
www.gracepointpa.org
592 Washington Crossing Rd , Newtown, PA 18940

Meet: Monthly - starting promptly at 8:00 AM, light breakfast at 7:30 AM -
Between Doors is a ministry for those who are underemployed or pre-employed.   We exist to prepare, train, and mentor those who are asking the hard questions when they suddenly find themselves out of work, or suddenly underemployed.  We help  with: Job Search, Interviewing, Benefits, Finances, and Faith -  all centered around HOPE!  Group and individual coaching available. 
Contact:  betweenDoors@gmail.com or 215.968.2354

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Har Zion Temple: S.H.A.R.E.- Support Help Assistance Resources = Employment
(formerly BAI Cares)  Har Zion Temple,
1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley, PA 19072

Meet: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. – 9/9:30 p.m.
Mission: To be a caring resource and support network for those in our community who are seeking employment (unemployed or are concerned about their employment status) due to the economic downturn.
Contact: Sharon Richman sir4531@gmail.com 610-453-1803  adamwish23@gmail.com 215-882-4312

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Hopewell Christian Fellowship
www.hopewellchurch.org
2286 Hopewell Rd, Elverson, PA 19520
610-286-6308

Meet: Once a week for eight weeks  7:00 - 9 PM
http://www.crossroadscareer.org/ce/ce-career-tools-find-church-details.php?chID=1182
 Meetings for anyone who is seeking career direction, job change or God’s calling. Meetings include a presentation on one of the six steps of "How To Walk Through a Crossroads in your Career™," a career professional speaking on a job search or career change topic; and informal networking with other career explorers.  
Contact:  Mr. Jon Spahr at jpspahr@gmail.com

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Jarrettown Professional Relationships Network (Linked-In)
http://JPRN.jarrettownchurch.org
Jarrettown United Methodist Church
1460 Limekiln Pike ,Dresher, PA 19025
Contact: tom.tyree@verizon.net 484-919-9349
 

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Joseph's People, Ltd.  (See their main site for full & extensive details)
www.josephspeople.org 610-873-7117
Email:  JPCheryl@verizon.net 
Joseph’s People, Ltd. is a 501 ©(3) non-profit corporation, founded at St. Joseph’s Church in Downingtown, PA in 1995 to serve the unemployed and underemployed people in our community.

 Berks County

Joseph's People -READING

Employment Workshop St Catharine's of Siena - Parish Center

2427 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, Pa 19601

Call 610-779-4005 Leave Message for John Senick, Leader

Email: jsenick@ptd.net

Meeting 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month 7-8:30 PM
 

Chester County

Joseph's People – Downingtown

St. Joseph Parish – 460 Manor Avenue (Route 322)

Parish Meeting Room behind the school

Call 610 873-7117 Leave Message

Email: JPCheryl@verizon.net

Leader: Cheryl Spaulding

Meets 2nd & 4th Tues. of the mo. at 7:30 PM

 

Joseph's People – EAGLE

St. Elizabeth Parish - 120 St. Elizabeth Drive, Uwchlan, PA 19425

Call 610-873-7117 Leave Message

Leader: Dave Bolz Email: david.bolz@verizon.net

Meetings are the 1st & 3rd Mon. of each mo. 7-8:30p.m.
(in the Creative Learning Center)

 

Joseph's People - West Grove

Assumption BVM Parish, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA 19380

Leader:John Colgan  Call 610-873-7117 Leave Message

Email:John Colgan  johnfcolgan@gmail.com

Meets once a month at 7 PM. Call for dates.

 

Joseph's People – BERWYN/MAINLINE

St. Monica/Parish Center , Faculty Lounge or Hagenbach Room.

601 First Avenue , Berwyn, PA 19312

Call Bob Schubert 610.755.2398

Email: BobSchubertJr@aim.com

Meets 1st  & 3rd  Thursdays of the mo. 7-9 PM.
 

DELAWARE COUNTY
 

GetWorks - Media Presbyterian Church

30 E. Baltimore Avenue, Media, PA 19063

Call 610-873-7117 Leave Message

Email:  getworks@comcast.net

Leader: Sue Kaiden  Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month

Hassler Chapel @ Media Presb. 7-8:30 pm  and

 
Employment Network -  St. Mary Magdalen

2400 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063

Leaders: Barb & Paul Stoyell-Mullholland

For information Contact:  smmemploy@gmail.com

by email: or call  the Hotline 610.873.7117

 
Joseph's People– ALDAN

Career Crossroads Aldan Union Church –7 East Providence Road, Aldan PA 19018

Call 610-259-8010 (Church Phone)

Leader: Dan Willard

Email: wdwillard@verizon.net

Meeting in Conference Room 119 Use office entrance off parking lot

Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month  @ 7PM

 

Joseph's People –  ST. FRANCIS

St. Francis Church - Del. County

Parish Rectory 136 Saxer Ave Springfield, PA 19064

Art McGuire, Chapter Leader

Meets every Third Tuesday at 7 P.M.

610-873-7117

 
Montgomery County

Joseph's People – Hatfield

Joseph People Chapter Meeting

St. Maria Goretti Parish - 1601 Derstine Rd, Hatfield

Parish Center Library

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month @ 7:30pm

Leaders: Nancy Cocks

Contact: 610 -873-7117

Email: Nancy Cocks jlcmba@verizon.net

 

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Main Line Unitarian Church
816 South Valley Forge Road, Devon PA, 19333-1825
610-688-8332

Note: They have hosted Career workshops for Women in coordination with the Women's Resource Center in Wayne.

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Media Presbyterian Church - (Get Works) Joseph's People affiliate
www.mediapresbyterian.org
30 East Baltimore Ave.
Media, PA 19063

Meet:
First and third Tuesday of month, 7-8:30 p.m.
Contact: 610-566-3944 c/o Sue Kaiden@getworks@comcast.net

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New London Presbyterian
- Weathering the Storm Group
www.nlpcfamily.com
New London Presbyterian Church/Christian Life Center
1986 Newark Rd., New London Township, PA 19352
610-869-2140
Now meet virtually
http://www.nlpcfamily.com/NLPC-Web/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=170 

Contact: Beth McDonough  -  mcdono@verizon.net

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The Networking Group at NPC
Newtown Presbyterian Church
25 Chancellor St.
Newtown, PA 18940

Meet: First and third Tuesdays of the month.
Everyone is welcome.  This is a non-sectarian group " run by people who have "been there". 
Each meeting features a speaker on an area of job search.
Contact: Dan Bello
- 215-962-7032 dbello20@verizon.net

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel
235 E State St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4770
(215) 348-4190

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St. David's Employment Guidance Ministry
www.stdavidschurch.org
St. David’s Episcopal Church
763 South Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA 19087

Evening meetings that focus on a specific topic of interest to people in career/job transition and offer them as one-time events. An example is the session we had on the Internet, run by an expert on that topic. It was well-attended and well-received. If you have suggestions of topics that would interest you. Employment Guidance by appointment:

Call the church office, 610.688.7947 or
Contact: George Vosburgh at gbvosburgh@aol.com

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Wayne Presbyterian Church Career Networking Group-
 http://www.waynepres.org
125 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne PA 19087
 610-688-8700

Meet:  Monday 7:30-9:00
Online discussion and announcements  Group affiliated with Work Ministry (www.workministry.com)  Work Ministry builds social networks of job seekers by assisting faith-based and community organizations in developing Job Support Groups and connecting groups with Employers
Contact: Bill Seeburger bill_seeburger@verizon.net or Brian Clapp brianclapp@verizon.net

Transition Groups -  in NJ or DE and Sponsored by a Religious Organization

If you don't see what you need below, try the group list at
Landing Expert
 www.landingexpert.com 
(This listing is not an endorsement but we appreciate his willingness to share.)

CTP - Career Transition Partnership
(http://ctpnj.org)
The CTP is an interfaith community, business and industry partnership created to provide free services to the unemployed and under-employed. The web site's content offers free practical services and support you can use to improve your chances for success in securing a job or becoming self-employed.

Meet: Workshops every other Wednesday
at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 345 Rveboro-Medford Rd. & Ellmwood Rd., Marlton, NJ.
Contact: Thom Scattaregia, 856 235-0181 x124

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Christ Church in Short Hills - Careers in Transition
http://www.christchurchshorthills.org/Outreach.htm#CAREERS_IN_TRANSITION   66 Highland Avenue - Box C, Short Hills,  New Jersey 07078
(973) 379-2898

Meet: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8:30 – 11:00 am

 All persons who are either in transition or exploring career alternatives are welcome to join us.  The group has been meeting since 1987. The CIT group is the most ecumenical undertaking of Christ Church. It is  open to anyone regardless of religious affiliation.  The meetings are informal and provide the benefits of networking, resume critique by peers and a degree of support.   The standard format is a quick introduction then break into smaller groups for strategy sessions.  There is the resume review group. Anyone is invited to participate and everyone is considered an expert - because most of our members are middle to upper management and have hired employees. 

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Employment Support Group (ESG)
Calvary Assembly, 2600 Shipley RD, Wilmington DE 19810.
calvarywilmington.org/jobs
302-478-1275


Meet:. EVERY Tuesday Morning 8:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
Come early and enjoy Marcia’s “Breakfast Delights.”
Contact: Len Deane  deanel@verizon.net


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Haddonfield United Methodist Church - Career Management Group

29 Warwick Road (Corner of Kings Highway), Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Meet: Thursday mornings ,  8:15AM- 9:30AM
 A faith-based Support Group for South Jersey/Tri-State area.Group is a network of unemployed/under-employed people. Our members meet to provide spiritual support (non-denominational), career networking and guidance for those in career transition.
Contact:  Jeanne Page-Soncrant at
jeannepage123@yahoo.com OR 856-296-3546

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Job Seekers of Montclair

St. Lukes Church Hall
73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 783-3442

Meet: Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Job Seekers  is a nonprofit organization providing professional job search programs and valuable networking opportunities to community members who are from a wide career spectrum: Business, Education , Government , Nonprofits.   Job Seekers is a cooperative enterprise in which steering committee members volunteer and maintain the program by providing leadership, hospitality and arranging for speakers. Speakers are individuals from the community with expertise in career management topics. 
Contact:
http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/ ronjudy24@verizon.net


 

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Katz JCC Jobseekers Networking Group
Katz JCC Community Center
1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Meet: Every 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.
Contact:
Rachel Katz (856-424-1333 x-189, rkatz@jfedsnj.org)
 

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The Monmouth Career Network Group
christchurchmiddletown@verizon.net
Christ Church (West entrance)
90 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ  07748
732-671-2524

Meet: 4th Saturdays of the month, at 8:30 a.m, -10:30 a.m.
The group does not meet on holiday weekends.
Our mission is to provide support, education, and networking opportunities to those in any type of career transition.  All are welcome. 
Contact: Coordinator, Chuck Watson, for further information at monmouthnetwork@comcast.net.
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/MonmouthNetworkingGroupCC/

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 Morris County Career Network
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
70 Maple Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey  07960

(973) 538-0555

Meet: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 9-11 a.m. (Great Hall)

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish - Career Resources Ministry
1 Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ  07450
Phone: (201) 444-2000

Meet: Once per month. Noon on Sundays and a workshop series
Contact:  Ed McCabe at 201-652-3130 career@olmcridgewood.com
http://www.rcan.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/feature.display/feature_id/1178/index.cfm?CFID=1265441&CFTOKEN=85429849 and

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St. Catharine’s Church -Employment Resource Committee
http://www.stcatharine.net/index.php?page=5&sub=11 and http://www.stcatharine.info/thyme/
St. Catharine’s Church, Holmdel, NJ

Meet: Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7 pm
Our purpose is to offer moral support and provide a forum for exchanging ideas and suggestions in preparing resumes, networking strategies and interviewing techniques. We welcome  members of the community.
Contact:
Angelo DeRosa 732-264-8894 – angeloderosa23@hotmail.com or Tom DiCanio 732-946-8202 – tjd55555@aol.com.

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St. Gregory the Great Networking Group (SGGNG).
4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
609-587-4877

Meet:  Monthly on the 3rd Saturday (8:15-10:30 am)
Meetings in SGG Parish Center, O’Connor Hall
The mission of SGGNG is to provide the opportunity for job search networking and education for the employed and unemployed who are willing and committed to providing help and support to one another in the job search process.  SGGNG welcomes people of all faith traditions.   The group is primarily geared toward professionals but is open to all interested in job search networking.

Contact:
 SGGNGroup@gmail.com http://www.stgregorythegreatchurch.org/misc/sgtg_networking_group.html

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 Trinity Church, Job Seekers
http://www.trinityprinceton.org/jobseekers.cfm
33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609)924-2277

Meet: Every Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Trinity Church , Job Seekers is an instruction and support group for people who are unemployed or changing careers. Professionally-trained volunteer coordinators and volunteer speakers provide answers to questions concerning the job search. Weekly Tuesday meetings alternate between topical workshops by volunteer leaders one week and open discussion and support group the next. There is no cost.



Community Resources and Job Clubs:

The Breakfast Club - NJ
http://www.thebreakfastclubnj.com/

Meet: Once a month on the 2nd Saturday at the Days Inn in the New Brunswick area.

Executives of all disciplines get together with a common focus to assist each other in pursuing new employment opportunities, tackling the challenges of their current positions, and providing a support network to each other.  We have highly qualified and dedicated career councilors who provide their insights and knowledge to job candidates.  We share job leads, introductions to recruiters, and have a camaraderie in pursuing professional goals. These are all individuals who readily give and share with each other which makes the environment pleasant and provides a support structure in facilitating each members career.  Note they share on their site a good list of professional associations
 

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Career Forum
www.somersethillsymca.org
Somerset Hills YMCA
140 Mt. Airy Road , Basking Ridge
908-766-7898

Meet: Tuesday night 7:30 to 9:30 PM.
Structured agenda (repeats every 13 weeks) emphasizing the “how to’s” by career marketing professionals plus networking. Agenda available on the Y’s web site.

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Career Networking Group
www.bernards.org/library
Bernards Township Library
32 South Maple Ave., Basking Ridge

Meet: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:30PM
Contact: John Hadley  John@JHCareers.com

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The Business Executive Networking Group
www.thebeng,org
St. Phillip & James Church, Exton, PA
Meet:
The 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00-8:00 pm

40 Plus of Philadelphia (PA)
40 Plus is the Nation’s oldest non-profit organization dedicated to helping currently available managers,
executives and other professionals over 40 years of age find jobs.

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Gen-Y
Wednesdays, (1st and 3rd) 7:00–9:00 pm
Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ
See Facebook – GenY Networking Group

c/o Joseph Fizzano
joseph.finazzo@yahoo.com

 

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Jewish Employment and Vocational Service 
Not-for-profit and non-sectarian,
Greater Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group
 http://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Area-Great-Careers-Group

This group is run by well-known career experts, Eric Kramer and Ford Myers.They also encourage members to establish supportive sub-groups to provide support to foster creation of these groups. These groups are on meet-up.com.
Meet: Primarily meets monthly at Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, Pa 19085. The room varies.
Typical fee $15.

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Jobs for Life -Philadelphia Access Center
www.philaccess.org
1832 South 11th Street, Philadelphia PA 19148
Phone: (215) 389-1985

The Jobs for Life training course consists of 16 sessions, combining instruction in principles of work and job readiness skills.  Besides the training, each Jobs for Life student is matched with a champion - a mentor or a group of mentors - who provides the student the support needed through the class and the first year of his or her employment.

 The Philadelphia Access Center is one of about fifty Jobs for Life sites across the country, with more being added all the time.  Jobs for Life (www.jobsforlife.com) pursues its mission and vision by mobilizing churches and community-based organizations as Jobs for Life sites, each equipped with all the tools and processes necessary to provide job training and support to our country’s neediest citizens, lifting them from dependency to self-sufficiency. 

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Job Club
http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/leta/site/default.asp

Lancaster Employment & Training Agency (LETA)
1016 N. Charlotte St., Lancaster PA
Phone: 717-397-4159

Meet: Resume Workshop, Fridays 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Regular Job Search seminars, on interviewing, networking, negotiating and cover letter and resume assistance.
Contact: showaltt@co.lancaster.pa.us

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Meetup.com

This web site hosts a variety of groups including several local career groups.

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MY Career Transitions
 www.mycareertransitions.com

Meet: 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:45 AM. (register on website). Large meetings, with nearly 100 attendees. All meetings are free. The permanent site is Penn State - Great Valley.
 My Career Transitions provides a forum for those who are in the midst of a job search, or who are contemplating a job change. Programs and meetings provide information on career planning and job search tools, sharing job leads, building a professional network and mutual support.  
Contact:  E-mail contacts from their web site.

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The Philadelphia Career Connection
www.meetup.com/The-Philadelphia-Career-Connection
This is a relatively new group with attendance under 50.

Meet: Plymouth Meeting on Mondays at 6:00 p.m
Contact: Rick Tashman

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Women’s Resource Center (Wayne, PA)
Career Guidance Over Coffee
Meet: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 9:30-11:00 am
Coffee is provided. $5 recommended donation
Upstairs at the Gryphon Café (105 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087)
Contact: Career Services Program Coordinator 
Call WRC to register: 610-687-6391
/www.womensresourcecenter.net/programs/careerservices.html

 Women who have been downsized, laid off, or are new to the area can take advantage of the opportunity to expand their network in an informal setting. Perfect for those who have prior work experience and experience searching for employment, participants in this group receive assistance in improving their job searches and come away with the tools needed to successfully navigate a tough job market. 

 The Women’s Resource Center also offers brief free Individual Career Consultations on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month (7-8:30 pm).  Come in for a 30-minute one-on-one consultation in their office in Wayne (113 West Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA 19087).  Professional career counselors can help with one issue - (ex. critique your resume, do a mock interview, help you figure out where to look for jobs or counsel you on your career path).   Call to register.

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Free Chester County Resource Guide for the Unemployed and Underemployed :A Road to Employment initiative from the Chester County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) provides additional services for the unemployed and underemployed.
www.chesco.org/JobSeekerToolkit.

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 Professional Service Group (NJ)
(Burlington County )
795 Woodlane Road , Westampton
(609) 518-0275
(Camden County )
2600 Mt. Ephraim Ave. ,Camden
(856) 614-3174
(Cumberland/Salem )
275 N. Delsea Drive,Vineland
(856) 696-6293

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Philadelphia Business Journal - http://philadelphia.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/jobs/
They list professional meetings and have industry information to learn which firms are growing.

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Greater Philadelphia Alliance of Colleges and Universities
phillycolleges.org
Information on adult and graduate programs at 30 local academic institutions.

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Jobhunt.org.

List of PA resources http://www.job-hunt.org/jobs/pennsylvania.shtml
 

List of additional transition groups is available through a career coach's web site
the Landing Expert http://www.landingexpert.com/
(this listing is not an endorsement but we are appreciate his willingness to openly share this information.)

 Professional/general in Pennsylvania (see also Women's Groups above)

Bucks County  (PA) Executive Networking Group
www.bceng.org

(BCENG) is an informal organization of senior management and executive-level professionals.  The purpose of BCENG is to  create E NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES  ;  Showcase job opportunities and talent;   Provide job hunters with  links to business resources and career information ;    Create a forum for sharing . To join, go to the Contact US section of the website and submit your  information to be added to the e-mail list for information on local business news and events. (Note: They have a good resource page listing other groups.)

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Business Executives Networking Group (BENG)
www.thebeng.org

1st. Monday of the month, 6.00 p.m.  – Reading
2nd  Tuesday of the month 6:00 - Exton - Facilitator, Brian
2nd. Wednesday of the month – Harrisburg
3rd. Wednesday of the month – York
4th. Wednesday of the month – Lancaster
1st. Thursday of the month, 6.30 p.m.  – Baltimore
3rd. Tuesday of the month – Allentown
4th. Tuesday of the month – Philadelphia

Contact: Peter Frost: Peterfrost@comcast.net , 717 815-0200

 Multidiscipline, employed, self-employed and unemployed networking group.  BENG is a network consisting primarily of mid to senior level executives from all disciplines; employed, self employed and unemployed.  Most members are or have been in career transition. All are dedicated to helping others successfully navigate their search.

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ExecuNet
www.execunet.com

 ExecUNet is a private network for senior-level executives.  Attending ExecuNet meetings is an excellent way to build your personal contact list and capitalize on a proven networking event.   Monthly meeting in the Philadelphia area are sponsored by Kelleher Associates.    Go to http://www.execunet.com/e_network_results.cfm  and http://www.kelleherllc.com/ for more information. For the meeting in the Wilmington, DE area: Go to http://www.execunet.com/e_network_results.cfm .

Contact: ………..

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Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group
www.gpseg.org

Extensive number of sub groups with meetings throughout Philadelphia. Approximately 2,000 members.
To attend most meetings requires being a member. Cost $200 per year.
. You will need a member sponsor who must vouch that you meet the membership requirements  and you will be interviewed by phone or in person. You get nightly job leads and opportunities to attend networking breakfasts, evening networking events,  special networking groups, etc.Qualifications are:1) You must have been a C level executive or equivalent ; 2) Compensation level of
$150k base salary an  d other qualifications.

Contact: .........

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Network Now ( Buck County women's group)
http://bucksnetworking.com/


Membership fees to join. Meeting times, sites and format varies.

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Toastmasters - Allentown
http://concretelyspeaking.org/
 

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Union League Business Network
 www.ulbn.org 

One of the largest special-interest groups at the Union League of Philadelphia.
Its membership consists of 289 League members who want to get to know each other better personally and professionally.

The Business Network meets once a month for roundtable discussions over breakfast. Quarterly kick-off meetings.
Offered are suburban locations for sessions and special events which bring members together for additional networking opportunities.

Contact:


 

 

 BioNJ
  www.bionj.org

  Bio PA see below

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Chem Pharma
www.chempharma.net

The transition sub-group meets monthly on Friday morning at Villanova University.
$1.00 per meeting. Registration requested.
Contact: Michael Chiampinelli or  Tom Smith - tsmith493@comcast.net

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Delaware BioScience Association 
  www.delawarebio.org

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FENG
An organization of senior financial executives with the common desire to stay networked for career purposes. The group is a 30,000 plus national email group with local chapters around the country.  There is a website for members, a nightly newsletter with job search tips and a large member directory. 

To join FENG national, go to http://www.thefeng.org/application.asp?apptype=m and
fill out the application and attach an electronic copy of your resume.  

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Healthcare Business Women's Association
events:

Must be a member to attend. Meetings are held at various corporate sites.
They hold a monthly Women in Transition Group
 

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 Philadelphia SHRM
www.phillyshrm.org

Can post your resume and have HR job listings.

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Whine and Dine
www.whineanddine.org

HR Networking group meets monthly for networking (not just people in transition) – dates change each month, please check with website. Can sign up for Yahoo! or Facebook group to get job leads. 2013 the group meets at Dave & Buster's in Plymouth meeting and is sponsored by the graduate programs in HRD of Villanova University.


 

 

This list of resources was primarily compiled by the
volunteers / friends of Amy Dinning,
a training and OD professional who is the the volunteer creator
of the workshop series,
Jump Start Your Job Search.
 

The next  Jump Start event - Date TBD.

Details and registration online -
See Church of the Saviour in
Wayne, PA

 

To update this site, PLEASE contact
brenda.grove@vill
anova.edu