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CNM JOB RESOURCES

Transition Support

Explore CNM's collection of documents and website materials using the hyperlinks below. 

TRANSITION ASSISTANCE


Career Network Ministry Job Search Manual, PDF Click Here

 

FINANCIAL PLANNING


The Financial Empowerment Center Visit WebSite

Get expert financial advice from professionals for FREE!


The Financial Empowerment Center in partnership with CNM will be presenting a series of financial workshops designed to help you make the most of your money.


In order to receive the link to join these workshops, you must register at

https://fecsoco.setmore.com/bookclass or email info@fecsoco.org.


The Financial Empowerment Center also provides free services in these areas:

  • Financial Coaching

  • Tax Preparation

  • Starting a Business

  • Workforce Development


Brightpaths Visit Website

Brightpaths' mission is to provide Northern Virginia neighbors in need of short-term safety-net services and empower them to work toward long-term sufficiency. The Financial Empowerment and Workforce Development supports Brightpaths. Their Stability Programs - Food Bridge and Financial Assistance - help individuals and families stay in their homes while they work through a crisis. Through community partnerships they also offer Supports for Children including Food4Thought weekend food packs. Back to School and Holiday assistance and Youth Financial Literacy, providing hope and easing stress for children and their families.


 

CAREGIVER SUPPORT


Virginia Office for Aging Services-Division for Community Living Visit Website

The Office for Aging Services of the Division for Community Living helps older Virginians live as independently as possible by coordinating and providing services to help them maintain their dignity and security. Our website provides information that aging Virginians, caregivers and their families can use in making important decisions about their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

 

OTHER JOB SEARCH CLUBS / SUPPORT GROUPS

Here is a list of job search groups both in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) area and nationwide.


BoomerWorks  Visit Website

BoomerWorks is a 501(c)(3) that inspires professionals age 50+ to re-career into self-employment through educational programs, networking opportunities, career coaching, resources, and community building. They currently host monthly events on Zoom. You can view the upcoming events schedule via their webpage or Meetup. A Registration on Meetup provides a secure and consistent Zoom URL through August 2024, so no need to register more than once. Please note: meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month, NOT on the 25th of each month as stated on Zoom registration.


Bulletproof Your Career  Visit Website

Pat Romboletti, Career Coach, TEDx Speaker, LinkedIn Expert and CNM guest speaker, is the creator of the 4-Step Bulletproof Your Career Methodology and author of "Bulletproof Your Career: Secure your financial Future and do fulfilling work on your own terms...for LIFE". Her system Clarify, Eliminate, Prioritize, Accelerate offers clients a resilient mindset, an efficient job search, lasting financial security, and control over their career. Pat hosts weekly Zoom sessions on Thursdays at 7:45pm covering networking strategies and various job search topics. Click here to register.


Career Confidence  Visit Website

Career Confidence is a 501(c)(3) that teaches Motivated Job Seekers how to streamline their career transition. This business education organization hosts job search meetings that cover a variety of topics ending most of their seminars with a 10-minute Christian story. They offer seven different online groups via Meetup. Check out their website to see one that is right for you!


CareerOneStop  Visit Website

Find job clubs in your area. The job clubs offer a range of employment services, often including networking and coaching, resume and interview assistance, and more. Some clubs focus on a specific occupation or industry.


CareerSherpa Visit Website

Hannah Morgan, also known as Career Sherpa, is a nationally acclaimed author, job search strategist, and distinguished CNM guest speaker. With a belief in the power of online visibility and personal branding, she guides job seekers beyond conventional resumes. Her invaluable advice has been featured in esteemed publications such as Huffington Post, Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes, and more. Recognized by LinkedIn as a Top Voice in Job Search & Careers in 2019, she's also been listed as a Top Influencer by various reputable sources including Forbes and The Daily Muse. Stay updated with her cutting-edge job search insights by subscribing to her newsletter, delivered 2-3 times per week.


Federal Careers Connection  Visit Website

Executive Director Alex Harrington, GCDF, CCSP, a CNM volunteer and guest speaker, established Federal Career Connection, Inc., a nonprofit that brings together federal agency insiders and resources to help those who aspire to find their occupational calling in public, national, military, or other federal services to contribute to the public good. Check out their informational webinars.


Great Careers Group (GCG) Visit Website

Lynn Williams, Director of Great Careers Group (GCG), author, and CNM guest speaker, provides job seekers with a wide range of services, including expert speaker sessions, networking events, and workshops covering various career-related topics. All their offerings are currently accessible through Zoom and Clubhouse. While legally known as the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, they serve a global community. Interested individuals can join via Meetup, connect on social media, and sign up for their newsletter.


Griefshare Visit Website

GriefShare is a ministry and support group program designed to help individuals cope with the grief that comes with the loss of a loved one. It provides a supportive environment where people can share their experiences and emotions with others who are going through similar situations. The program typically consists of weekly meetings that include video seminars, group discussions, and personal workbook exercises. To locate your area group, click here.


Hire Moments Mastermind Visit Website

Shira Lotzar of Purposeful Hire, a seasoned recruiter/career coach, hosts a free speed networking forum weekly via Meetup. During the 60-minute Q&A session, she'll help you navigate the twists and turns of your job search with practical, in-the-trenches advice.


Project S.A.V.E. (Staffing Alliance of Virginia Employers) Visit Website

Project S.A.V.E. is a collaborative platform for recruiters, talent acquisition specialists, HR professionals, and employment representatives in the Washington DC area. This open forum facilitates discussions on recruitment best practices, addresses professional concerns, and allows for the exchange of job seekers' resumes. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday via Google Meet from 4 PM to 5 PM. Eligible members include those involved in hiring for their own payrolls or offering employment services without fees to applicants. For more information and to join, visit the Project S.A.V.E. Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/http-www-cluffassociates-com.


SCORE Visit Website

SCORE is a nonprofit organization that is driven to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and educational workshops. SCORE mentors offer area-specific advice at no cost (financing, human resources, business planning) via email, telephone, and video. SCORE mentors, all experts in entrepreneurship and related fields, meet with their small business clients on an ongoing basis to provide continued advice and support. SCORE provides a wide range of services including training, webinars, online workshops, courses on demand, and a library of online resources. To locate your local area SCORE mentors, click here


SCORE Washington DC Volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, government leaders and business executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business professionals start, develop, and grow businesses in Washington DC, Maryland (Prince Georges & Montgomery County) and Northern Virginia.


The Who Ya Know Show Visit Website

The "Who Ya Know Show" is a podcast hosted by Trevor Houston and Mark Elder that emphasizes the crucial role of connections in business, careers, and life. They feature top thought leaders discussing topics like business, career strategy, networking, and mindset. With up to three episodes weekly, you'll receive a consistent flow of insightful content for motivation and learning. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform. Stay updated on events and resources: https://linktr.ee/whoyaknow.


 

DMV UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE


Here are some employment assistance websites in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) area.


District of Columbia Office of Unemployment Compensation Visit Website

Maryland Department of Labor Visit Website

Professional Outplacement Assistance Center (POAC) Workforce Development & Adult Learning Visit Website

The Professional Outplacement Assistance Center (POAC) is a specialized service operated by the Maryland Department of Labor's Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning. It caters to professionals in executive, technical, managerial, and scientific occupations, providing resources like a Computer Lab, a range of publications, and personalized career guidance. The program is at no cost to Maryland residents.


Virginia Employment Commission  Visit Website

Virginia Workforce Connection is the state-run employment service in Virginia, USA. The web-based platform provides various tools and resources to assist individuals in finding employment and helps employers in their recruitment efforts.

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