Having the occupation title of recruiter lends itself to questions from those searching for a new job. It could be a candidate from a LinkedIn connection looking to network or someone wanting simple job search advice. People see the title recruiter and constantly ask for assistance of some kind to help them find employment or different employment from their current role. Generally, these requests tend to become part of any recruiter’s DNA becuase they are in the people buisness.
Many recruiters have countless stories of either directly impacting someone’s life by being the conduit by which a person gets hired. Most recruiters will tell you helping people better their lot in life by getting either a job or a better job is one of the joys of the job. If you find yourself unemployed recently, or if your unemployment has been longer than anticipated, you may want to consider these local organizations in St. Louis to assist you in your job search:
Catholic Employment Network – The CEN’s mission is to serve the St. Louis area community who need help during their job search transition by providing spiritual and practical job search support services . CEN conducts job search workshops throughout the year, addressing the critical topics of the job search: networking, interviewing, resume-writing, among others.
Workshops are held at various parishes throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. Parish groups are very active and help job seekers in a variety of ways; many hold individual job support groups within their parish, providing support and encouragement, discuss effective job search techniques and advice for specific job search situations/problems. Some of the groups also provide spiritual support in their meetings. All of the parish chapters can help job seekers through one-on-one coaching.
Business Persons Between Jobs – BBJ is very similar to the Catholic Employment Network in many ways. Both are Christian organizations that provide a variety of job search advice and support services. They both come highly recommend as a solid source for both job search education and job leads.
Bounce Back St. Louis has a goal to connect job seekers and companies. Bounce Back St. Louis typically brings recruiters in to discuss how to apply for jobs and job search strategy. Likewise, they will bring in experts in areas such as financial services, health care, and education to discuss career in those industries. Also, Bounce Back St. Louis has some additional benefits such as an invite to join the St. Louis Job Angels on LinkedIn. This LinkedIn group connects local job seekers with opportunities. Finally, they offer various workshops that will educate and enhance your job search.
All three of these organizations offer services that should be taken advantage of if you find yourself looking for work. All services are free and conducted by people who have your best outcome in mind. Most recruiters will tell you to take advantage of these kind of free services. After all, we can all learn something and when you are looking for a job you must become a student of the job search process. These organizations do a fine job of educating people on the job search process.