Belonging To A Job Search Work Team


Submitted by CCC Staff Member

 

If you are a client at the Community Career Center, you should know one of the resources available to our members is the opportunity to join a Job Search Work Team (JSWT).

 

WHAT IS A JOB SEARCH WORK TEAM?

A Job Search Work Team is a group of six to twelve committed team members who are in job search that meet once a week to keep each other on task. A CCC career coach facilitate the team each week whose function is as a:

Peer Advisory Panel that knows you and your job search, providing job search advice and answers to daily issues and problems that may come up in your job search

Core Network where each person shares contact names, information sources, job search information and leads (networking) to help you stay on top of the latest job search trends

Task Support Team to encourage and support you in their job transition to help you stay motivated

Project Management Team that keeps you accountable, focused and monitors your progress

 

HOW CAN BELONGING TO A JOB SEARCH WORK TEAM HELP YOU WITH YOUR CAREER TRANSITION?

Doing your job search alone can be difficult at times, so belonging to a Job Search Work Team:

- Keeps you motivated and focused

- Gives you support and objective advice from others

- Keeps you accountable through your weekly progress reports

- Makes the “job” of job search more pleasant!

- Studies show individuals that belong to a Job Search Work Team reduce their job transition time by one-third.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM BELONGING TO A JOB SEARCH WORK TEAM?

Each Job Search Work Team has a facilitator who runs the meeting. Each meeting is held at the same place and time and lasts approximately two hours long, depending on the size of the group. There is a typical structure to the meeting including:

- A Progress Report where each member briefly report on their weekly job search progress, their goals for the next week, and any agenda items they would like discussed

- An Advisory Discussion where there is group discussion on job search topics and agenda items

 

HOW DO I JOIN A JOB SEARCH WORK TEAM?

If you are interested in joining a Job Search Work Team, please see a CCC Staff member at the reception desk for dates and times of our upcoming team meetings.

 

Belonging to a Job Search Work Team can make the “job” of job search more pleasant! We hope you decide to take the next step and join a JSWT today!




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