jobsearchministryUnemployed? Underemployed? Unhappily employed? We're here to help you.

 

Vision

To communicate the gospel through deeds of discipleship for those in need of employment improvement.

Our Job Search Ministry is not a placement agency. It provides a Christian environment where people can let their hair down and learn techniques that they hadn't heard of or dared to try.  If you are either unemployed, underemployed or unhappily employed, this ministry is for you.

Accountability because we care:

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” - Ephesians 2:10

Most importantly, we make a commitment to support you, pray for and with you, encourage you and hold you accountable to do your homework and follow through until you land a satisfying new job.

We point you in the direction you need to go. And we do it all in the spirit of Christ. In other words, we don't do the work for you, but we do what we can to help, and mostly show you what you have to do yourself.

Our desire is to be there for our brothers and sisters going through a dark valley.

Instruction to guide you:

  • Techniques for developing potential employment leads, including how to organize them, pursue them, and systematically follow-up on them.
  • Techniques to best utilize the want ads, the internet, personal contacts, the library, and job placement services.
  • Techniques to set up your “search office”
  • Techniques to stay focused
  • Techniques to weigh the “shotgun” approach vs. the “rifle shot” approach to lead generation.
  • Techniques to generate some cash.
  • Techniques to respond to written, email, or telephone inquiries.
  • Techniques to develop networking strategies.
  • Techniques to write effective resumes and prep for job interviews.
  • How to research the interviewing company ahead of time and develop pertinent questions to ask the interviewer.
  • Techniques to assist with salary negotiation.
  • Techniques to search for a temporary job, begin the process of starting your own business, or to find joint-venture or franchise opportunities.

 

Our Approach

What we do is simply sit down with you, finding out your unique situation and ask the hard questions.  A typical employer is looking for someone who is definitely qualified but also is determined and enthusiastic about the job prospect.  JSM will seek to find out what you really like, strongly dislike and what you're good at.  We will utilize proven techniques to discover and develop your skills and qualities.

How do I get involved?

Set up an meeting with a JSM counselor.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the discipleship and direction of New Covenant’s Job Search Ministry, please contact Alan Bertaux at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.