14 August 2018

Archives for 2016

New Job, and Two Job Leads

flight-display-systems-squarelogo-1423178534937I am delighted to share this message with you. Theresa says a lot of nice things below, but I want to emphasize what a great leader she was during her time at JobSeekers. Each week, the same core group of people sat at her table and cheered each other on.

This morning Theresa wrote to say there is an opening for an accountant and a purchasing manager. These are not yet on their website, but they may be by the time you read this. The jobs are in Alpharetta. Contact Theresa if you think you might be a fit.

Congratulations Theresa, and thanks for paying it forward!

– Dave

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Dear Dave,

Each week as I continue to receive and enjoy the JobSeekers Newsletter, I think back on my time there this past spring. It is blessing to hear about all that is continuing on in your ministry there. As I write this note, I realize I will have my six-month anniversary here at Flight Display Avionics next Tuesday November 1st. Wow, where has time gone? Since late April, I have passed my PMP Exam, taken a new job, sent two kids off to college, and moved to Cumming for my new position.

In reflecting on the last six months, I remember vividly this past January through April attending JobSeekers and practicing my 60-second introduction each week. It was hard initially to figure out how to shorten and target 15 years of program and project management-related work at IBM into a statement which would not direct people to thinking I was a full blown IT professional.

The practice paid off because I landed the perfect job for me – project management in a technical environment. Since coming on board as the Strategic Project Manager to the CEO and CFO, I have been tapped to lead a long term project retooling the company’s ERP system. I have been challenged professionally in new ways I never imagined and have learned so much. I wanted to thank you personally, Dave, for the work you did on my résumé and for your continued guidance at JobSeekers. I landed in only four months’ time and I credit this program and process strongly in my success.

Many changes and challenges – all seen as blessings from our Lord and Savior. As I read the verse in today’s newsletter, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. – Proverbs 16:3” it really reminded how focused on God I was during my transitional season and how much I trusted Him to show me the new path. Keeping faith and keeping focused on what was really important led to the blessings I am experiencing today. I am one grateful God Girl but also aware that I need to keep this focus now amidst the blessings of this new job.

Thank you again and blessings to all those new JobSeekers out there. Feel free to link me and if you ever see a connection or way I could help you – drop me an email and let’s see what we can do!

In Christ,

– Theresa Yoss

Need a Better Social Presence?

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Marketing and social media strategist Jeff Sheehan will be our guest speaker: Jeff Sheehan

Jeff is a well-known speaker nationally and in the Atlanta area on the use of social selling, LinkedIn, personal branding, social media, and marketing. Clients include Intel, Apple, HP, IBM, AT&T, and Cisco, to name a few. He is also the leader of the career ministry at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Devotional Topic and Speaker

For the devotional, we have a special guest from Operation Mobilization in Tyrone. OM USA is a global missionary organization with 6000+ people deployed in 100+ countries around the world.

Richard Sharp will share his “One Wish” message of hope. He serves on the OM ship Logos Hope. This ship travels around the world sharing the love of God. Right now they are docked in Tema, Ghana. Richard will share information about OM in general, and the ship ministry specifically: OM Ships

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JobSeekers meets every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road.

Click here for directions and agenda.

See you on Friday!

– Dave O’Farrell
Corporate Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
O’Farrell Career Management

“South Atlanta’s best career services firm.”

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Working Out of My Home Office

Home Office

John Lloyd

Hello Dave,

Hope things are well!

Wanted to let you know I have landed a new job with Ametek. Working out of my home office which is different, but a welcome change from commuting.

Thank you for all your help and support. What you and the team do for JobSeekers is awesome. Glad Arlyn directed me to you and the group because I was little lost at the time.

It was a relief to be able to meet other folks and talk about ‘things’ that really matter with the Lord present and behind us all. Gave me much needed peace of mind which I wouldn’t have found elsewhere.

If there is anything I can do to help going forward please let me know.

Thank you again and God Bless.

– John Lloyd

Secret Job Market

Secret Job Market

John Duncan

Dave,

I want you to know that I received a job offer from Robert Half Legal and I accepted it! Your help was invaluable, especially the focus on the secret job market. My new position was never posted but my persistence with networking got me in the door.

You and your team do amazing work, and I am confident that my time on Fridays was well spent. Thank you for everything! Praise God!

– John Duncan