Career Seekers Support Group

Career Seekers’ Support Group offers career guidance and job search assistance.

The loss of a job can mean loss of income, loss of self esteem, and loss of confidence. If you, or someone you know, is looking for a job or career change, Career Seekers’ Support Group offers career guidance and job search assistance. Career Seekers also offers support and guidance to those recently retired or anticipating retirement.

For individual assistance with resume, job search correspondence, interview coaching, or other career guidance and/or job search needs, contact Jan Mead at kscareerdoc@gmail.com, or call the church office at 316-722-8504. Jan is a Retired Career Counselor/Assistant Director of Career Services at Wichita State University. She has more than 10 years of experience in HR Management.

Call (316-722-8504) or email Traci Ahlstrom at the church if you would like to schedule a meeting with Career Seekers..

Career Seekers has developed relationships with the Workforce Center, Thrive, Family Promise, Dress for Success, and New Covenant United Methodist Church in Delano District.

Anyone with a career or job related need is welcome to the assistance of Career Seekers’ Support Group. If you have questions about this ministry, would like to participate, or share job postings, please email careers@aldersgatechurch.org.

Resources

Wichita Area Colleges
Bible Verses to Provide Encouragement and Hope

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

Isaiah 40:31

“but those who hope in the Lord, will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Galatians 6:9

“And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after awhile we well reap a harvest of blessing if we do not get discouraged and give up.”

Colossians 4:2

“Do not be weary in prayer; keep at it; watch for Gods answers and remember to be thankful when they come.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 1:19 (NLT)

“If you will only obey Me and let Me help you, then you will have plenty.”

Jeremiah 17:7 (The Living Bible Paraphrased)

“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence.”

Nehemiah 8:10 (The Living Bible Paraphrased)

“For the joy of the Lord is your strength. You must not be dejected and sad!”

Psalms 55:22 (NIV)

“Give your burdens to the Lord. He will carry them. He will not permit the godly to slip or fall.”

Isaiah 55:8-9 (NKJV)

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

“for I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.”

Books That Offer Encouragement, Life Lessons, and More
Some titles are available at the public library or our church library.
  • Believe – Eric Legrand
  • Believing Christian – Zig Ziegler
  • Born to Preach – Anne Gimenez
  • Can’t Is Not an Option – Nikki Haley
  • The Difference You Make – Pat Williams
  • The Dream Giver – Bruce Wilkinson
  • Driven By Faith – Trevor Bayne
  • Financial Peace – Dave Ramsey
  • Game On – Emmitt Smith
  • God’s Shelter for Your Storm – Sheila Walsh
  • Grace, Gold, Glory – Gabrielle Douglas
  • Hidden Treasures in the book of Job – Hugh Ross
  • How Great Women Lead – Bonnie St John
  • I Am Second – Norm Miller
  • The Jesus Mission – S. Scott
  • The Last Lecture – Randy Raush
  • Leadership Excellence – Pat Williams
  • Lessons I Learned in the Dark – Jennifer Rothschild
  • Life’s Not Fair but God is Good – Robert H. Schuller
  • Possibility Living – Robert A. Schuller
  • The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale
  • The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
  • RePosition Yourself – Bishop T.D. Jakes
  • Rudy: My Story – Rudy Ruettiger
  • The Shelter of God’s Promises – Sheila Walsh
  • Tough Minded Faith for Tender Hearted People – R.H. Shuller
  • Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do – R.H. Shuller
  • Your Best Life Now – Joel Osteen
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? – Richard Bolles
  • When It All Falls Apart – Reva Tims
  • Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson
Business and Government Websites
  • City of Wichita: General information – www.wichita.gov, City jobs – agency.governmentjobs.com/wichita
  • First Research: Industry intelligence tools from over 300+ industry profiles – www.firstresearch.com
  • Glassdoor: Search jobs, company salaries, reviews, interview questions, and more, posted anonymously by employees and job seekers – www.glassdoor.com
  • Reference USA: Business database to identify potential target companies, business reference and research – www.referenceusa.com
  • U.S. Small Business Administration: Answers, resources, and support to small businesses and entrepreneurs so they can start-up, succeed, and grow their small businesses – www.sba.gov
  • US Dept of Veteran Affairs: Robert J. Dole VAMC, 5500 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67218; Carl Engel, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, Office: 316-685-2221 ext. 57076, VA Cell: 316-249-0277, Fax: 316-239-2746; www.wichita.va.gov
Job Search Websites
Resources to Find a Job and Keep a Job
The Workforce Center offers a “one-stop” for resources – help with resumes, assistance with job search, exploring further education.
  • Assessment Tools
  • Basic Skills Assessment & Skill Building
  • Job Search Assistance & Career Planning
  • Veteran’s Services
  • Workshops

 

www.workforce-ks.com

Networking

LinkedIn, social media for professionals: www.linkedin.com

Information about Financial Assistance
  • Financial Peace University – Dave Ramsey – Rid yourself of all debt and build real wealth today! www.daveramsey.com
  • Crown Ministries – Learn how to have financial freedom. www.crown.org/personal-finance/
  • Feed the Pig – Learn about the national campaign by the American Institute of CPAs and the Ad Council to encourage young adults to take control of personal finances. www.feedthepig.org
  • United Way 2-1-1 – Utility assistance. www.211kansas.org
  • Evergy – Pay agreements, average payment plan, automatic bill payment, authorized pay stations, Project DESERVE. www.evergy.com