Parish-Based Job Ministries
Published: March 5, 2009
These are some of the active career and job ministry programs in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. All are free and open to all in need of assistance.
All Saints Job Network
- Meets at All Saints Church, 2443 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody.
- Second Saturday of the month 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Kiernan Hall.
- Workshops cover resume building, networking, interview techniques, one on one support.
- Web site: www.allsaintscatholicchurch.org and click on activities, then job support.
- Contact: Joe Crowley at (770) 393-3255, ext. 85, or email@example.com.
- Meets at Transfiguration Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, NE, Marietta.
- Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the adult education/OCI meeting room.
- Career Care is a support ministry of professionals and volunteers offering spiritual and practical support to those in career transition.
- Industry guides are available to assist in specific job searches.
- Resume review, networking, spiritual topics, interviewing, support.
- Web site: www.transfiguration.com and click on ministries and on support groups. Site includes schedule of meetings, topics, staff bios, links to career sites and resources.
- Contact: Mike Lang at (678) 642-3727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Special Update (05/19/2009): During the new construction at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in Atlanta, The Career Ministry will be meeting at Northwest Presbyterian Church through December. The address is 4300 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta 30327. It is right up the street from Holy Spirit. We are also changing our meeting days. We will meet on the first and third Thursday's of the month,at 6:30 PM. For more information, please go to our web site www.careerministry.org or call Caroline Hansen 770 794-6651. Our first meetinng at our new location is Thursday, June 4. We will not have any more meetings in May. We want to thank Northwest Presbyterian Church for their ecumenical hospitality.
- Web site: careerministry.org has extensive information including meeting details and has a current jobs list that is often linked to by the other church job networks.
- Invites employers to present job opportunities.
- Contact: Caroline Hansen at (770) 794-6651 or email@example.com.
- Meets at St. Ann Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta.
- Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m.
- Career Quest started in 1985 and has helped launch other job networks. Meetings begin with two tracks for one hour (networking or resume review) followed by workshop/s until 10 p.m. such as interviewing, stress management, salary negotiations. One-on-one resume reviews by experienced professionals. Mentoring on request.
- Web site: www.st-ann.org and click on Career Quest. Site has staff bios; session topics, descriptions; links to companies adding jobs; other job networks; helpful hints; listings of companies searchable by job category.
- Contact: John Marotto at Careerquestfirstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 552-6400, ext. 6104.
Crossroads Career Network
- Meets at St. Benedict Church, 11045 Parsons Road, Johns Creek.
- Networking, resume building, meeting with employers.
- Web site: www.stbenedict.net and click on ministry alphabetical listing and then on Crossroads Career Network.
- Contact: Jack Scherer at email@example.com or (678) 421-1950, ext. 22.
- Meets at St. Oliver Plunkett Church, 3200 Brooks Drive, Snellville.
- Starts Tuesday, March 10, from 7:30-9 p.m.
- Parishioners, as well as others suffering from job loss, are welcome to join discussion of unemployment, underemployment or impending job loss. Guest speaker will be Deacon Al Feliu. Future monthly meetings to address spirituality in job search, health, finances, resumes, interviewing, depression. No preregistration is required. Light refreshments will be served.
- Contact: Kathryn Szynal at (678) 344-7800.