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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Who can join Career Network Ministry - CNM? Who should come to CNM?
    Anyone in job transition, or thinking about it, can benefit from the wide variety of workshops and services we offer. CNM is a Christian organization that provides job search advice to its members and is open to everyone of any faith background or no faith background. CNM has assisted tens of thousands of people in job transition over the last 20+ years and we warmly welcome you into our community. Our services are both virtual and in-person.
  • How do I join?
    You can register for any of our upcoming events and workshops here. You may also join our Meetup group to get push notifications of upcoming workshops and events. If you have not joined our Meetup group page, you may still register to attend any and all events. We also suggest that you join our LinkedIn page where you will find job postings and helpful articles to aid you in your job search. To receive updates, resources, and notifications via email, please complete the subscription form on our Join the CNM Network page. You'll gain access to a dynamic professional network, along with important updates about upcoming events, workshops, job opportunities, and valuable information to enhance your career journey. Join over 10,000 successful members who have utilized CNM's resources to find their next job. Don't miss out on this chance to elevate your career—sign up now and open doors to a world of possibilities! We're excited to have you as part of our network!
  • Where can I get a copy of the regularly scheduled upcoming events and their details?
    You have multiple options! You can access a downloadable and printable list of our regularly scheduled upcoming events here. Additionally, for more information and registration details, visit our upcoming events page here to find details on our weekly featured event and more. If you prefer to plan in advance, you can also check out our monthly calendar here and sign up for sessions that align with your job interests and schedule. We've got you covered!
  • How much does CNM cost?
    All CNM's services are provided free of charge. CNM is an all-volunteer organization, and the costs are covered via donations.
  • What services does CNM provide?
    CNM provides three programs: CNM ONLINE — Weekly virtual workshops that cover the full spectrum of the job search process. On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, CNM hosts well-known guest speakers, an expert in the job search area, at our 8 PM ET online meeting. We also present a quarterly Recruiters Panel. CNM LIVE! — On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, we offer in-person sessions at McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182. The meetings include an opportunity for face-to-face networking, individual advice from our expert volunteers, and a guest speaker. CNM Job Search Teams — We also offer small job search accountability groups of 8-12 people for a 10-week session. The groups are facilitated by two leaders and hold each other accountable for meeting weekly goals and developing and implementing best practice steps in their job search. CNM also offers: Virtual Resume Reviews – Click here to get instructions to receive a virtual resume review.
  • I have a job; should I still be involved?
    Anyone looking to keep their search skills sharp and be prepared for a future transition can benefit from CNM's workshops. A growing percentage of our members are currently employed and trying to stay on top of best practices in job searching.
  • Where does CNM meet?
    All CNMONLINE workshops are virtual and held over Zoom. CNM LIVE! meets in-person meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm at McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182. For directions, click here. Please park on the lower level of the parking deck, and enter the church through the door by the CNM sign.
  • What should I expect on my first in-person visit?
    Bring a hard copy of your resume, if you want it reviewed, and a pen and paper to take notes during your sessions. Dress is business casual. For both virtual and in-person sessions, come prepared with any questions you might have. We look forward to discussing your current status and how we can best help.
  • Is CNM an Employment Agency? Will CNM find me a job?
    CNM is not an employment agency and does not find jobs for anyone. CNM is an all-volunteer organization that teaches best practices in today's job search. CNM helps those in job search with ideas on how they can be more efficient and effective in their process.
  • Can I volunteer at CNM?
    We are always looking for more volunteers to join our amazing team. If you are in job search, we would prefer you get fully versed on our offerings in advance of volunteering. The majority of our volunteers are people who have come through our program and are now paying it forward. Please check the volunteer page of our website where you will find specific roles and fill out an interest form.
  • What is the Job Search Teams Accountability Program?
    The Job Search Teams Accountability program is a structured 10-week virtual group meeting designed to empower job seekers. Members collaborate, hold each other accountable for job search goals, and develop effective strategies for job search and career advancement.
  • When does the Job Search Team Accountability Program begin, what are the session times, and how can I sign up?
    CNM holds two series annually, typically commencing the fourth week of January and third week of September for 10 weeks. In addition, a Spring-Summer series is considered each year. New members can join up to the 5th week and even later at the leaders' discretion and based on availability. The Job Search Teams Accountability Program offers flexible meeting options including daytime, evenings, or weekends. Our next scheduled series will start the week of January, 29, 2024. Registration is now available! Register today to reserve your preferred meeting day/time! To explore program details, visit our Job Search Teams page. We hope you will join us!
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