Job Networking at RUMC April 14, 2014


RUMC Job Networking cordially invites you on 

Monday, April 14, 2014 to attend: 

Ten afternoon workshops, beginning at 12:30 pm

Fast Start Guest Orientation at 5:00 pm

Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., Dinner speaker Dr. Mike Long

Resume Review, Multiple Evening Workshops and

Bible Study (God’s Talking…Really!) at 7:00 pm

Keynote Speaker, Ed Baker, Atlanta Business Chronicle,

 “Learn Where the Jobs Are”, at 8:00 pm


Ed Baker, Publisher of the Atlanta Business Chronicle will be the evening keynote speaker at RUMC Job Networking on Monday, April 14th to address the key job creation opportunities in Metro Atlanta. He will follow a Q&A format to keep things interactive. This is a great opportunity to speak directly with one of metro Atlanta’s top business leaders.


First Time Guest? Try our Orientation Fast Start Session for first time or newer attendees at 5:00 pm prior to dinner. Learn how to take advantage of all the resources at RUMC Job Networking to maximize your time with the 18 workshops, dinner, networking, small groups, keynote speaker, and more.  Dining Room, Building B.

Consider visiting our “Attire to Hire” program which provides our attendees with interview ready attire – one outfit or suit per person – at no cost. Attire to Hire begins at 4:00 pm and closes at 7:50 pm. We also accept “gently used interview ready” donations during our meetings if you care to contribute. We are in need of new donations so if you have changed a size or two and the clothes are Interview Ready – let us know as it is typically a tax deductible expense.


Don’t miss dinner and music, sponsored by Fellowship Bible Church, with blessing offered by Pastor Kevin Cross, at 5:30 pm with Guest Speaker Dr. Mike Long.  Seating begins at 5:15. A donation of $3.00 for the dinner is appreciated; however, for those who are unable to contribute, the meal is on us. Our serving buffet may close at 6:10 pm so come early to catch the dinner speaker and enjoy the conversation with a volunteer table host.

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 Craig Simons and Chris Gilliam. 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 jobseekers aged 45+. Industrial psychologist and author, Ken Tanner, shows how to navigate the dramatic changes that have occurred in the employment market since you last looked for a job, how to deal with age discrimination, and why the older worker is actually more marketable than those from GenX. Room B 123 – 125.

Workshop #5 – 2:00 to 2:45 pm  Paradigm Interview:  A discussion centered around the theory that Your First Question is the Most Important.  Led by Bruce Dreyfus.  Room B 131.


Workshop #6 – 2:45 to 3:45pm – Net Working For Life. The Real Network. Led by Bruce Dreyfus. Room B 131.


Workshop #7 – 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 #8 – 3:30 to 5:00 pm – Net Working 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 #9 – 3:45 to 5:00 pm – Get Noticed Through All The Noise! Led by Bruce Dreyfus.  Room B 131.


Workshop #10 – 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.

Our Last Meeting

Over 240 job seekers and volunteers participated as Tim Lester kicked off our dinner program with dozens of volunteers reviewing resumes, leading workshops and our Bible study for job seekers called “God’s Talking…Really.” We had 55 First time visitors to the program and 30 people were fitted with suits in our Attire to Hire program. We concluded with the keynote speaker David Guelzo as he spoke about levering social media for your job search.


AFTER the afternoon workshops we have…


Fast Start Guest Orientation. Feedback we receive tells us it can be overwhelming to a first time or newer attendee at our Job Networking events; 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 help you to resolve this issue by offering our Orientation Fast Start Session at 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm right before dinner. The session is held in Room B 233-237 “Dining Room.”
4:00 – 7:50 pm Attire to Hire. Interview Ready Clothing. If you have an interview and need one piece for an outfit or the entire outfit, be sure to stop by. There is no cost involved. Come see what we can do to help you look your best!


Don’t miss dinner and music, sponsored by Fellowship Bible Church, with blessing offered by Pastor Kevin Cross, at 5:30 pm with Guest Speaker Dr. Mike Long. A donation of $3.00 for the dinner is appreciated; however, for those who are unable to contribute, the meal is on us. Our serving buffet may close at 6:10 pm so come early to catch the dinner speaker and enjoy the conversation with a volunteer table host.

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


One-On-One Resume Review. Volunteer Human Resource and Personnel Staff work with you to review your resume. 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, author of “Fast Track Your Job Search”, leads this practical and not to miss interactive workshop on interviewing.Room B 233 – Dining room.

Mock Interview Program. Meet with an experienced business person and hold a “Mock Interview” in order to sharpen the your interview skills. Sessions available in four rooms for this one-on-one program. Room B 200, 202, 203, 209.


One-On-One LinkedIn Profile Reviews. 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. Room B 125.


I T 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 so you can find these jobs. Room 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 Tables.


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 of pray with you.  This could be the most important time you spend with us. B Bldg. 3rd Floor Chapel.


New Accountability Groups.  RUMC has reorganized the Accountability Groups and added a new Group.  The Accountability group are now organized into three major groups: Specialty(1-3), Bachelors(4) and Masters(3 & 5):


 1) Veterans Group (Dinner only/Veterans Only)

          2) 21/29 Group (For those in your 20s)                                                  

          3) Entrepreneurs Accountability Group (By Appointment Only)

          4) Bachelors Accountability Group (Beginning Accountability)

          5) 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 140 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, and then stay for Gary’s workshop on creating your job search strategy.Room B 233-237.


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. Room B 212.         


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. Room B 206.

Free Training (Govt. Funded) for Your Next Job. This workshop is hosted by Southern Polytechnic State University representative, Hamid Arjmand. Learn how to leverage these potential government funded training opportunities to move to a new job or industry. Room B 208.


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 – 244 “Trinity Café.”


Keynote Speaker @ 8pm – Ed Baker, Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle

More Info and Directions to RUMC Job Networking…
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 for maps of the campus under the link “Directions.”
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Do you need another reason to attend? We will be discussing the #1 website for jobseekers who 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 Night.
Hope to see you Monday Night!
Jay Litton
Volunteer Leader

Do you have questions about the ministry? Please contact Katherine Simons or call directly at 404-518-1377.

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