EARN Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at St. Patrick's Church Parish Center at 7:00 PM beneath the new church located at the corner of Moseman Road and Hanover Street.

Please note: Our next meeting will be on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

(Doors will open at 6:30 PM for early networking.)

Topic: "Job Search in an Agile World"

Key points presented by Chris Hanson:

  • 1) Background: Why do this?
  • 2) What are the steps?
  • 3) Some Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for job search
  • 4) What's changed with CSFs in an agile world?

A former and current EARN Job Search Work Team member, Chris has given this presentation or its predecessor to several networking groups in the area. As a fellow job-seeker, he's an advocate for making your search as effective and efficient as possible. This presentation also covers the changes he's seen in job search to a much more agile environment.

Currently, Chris has a leadership position in information, technology and data risk management, logical extensions of his IT process improvement/quality management days at previous positions within financial services in the NYC area for the last twenty-two years and a military career before that.

Chris has a Bachelor's degree from Penn State, and Master's and Engineer degrees from the US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, all in electrical engineering. An active duty, career officer in the US Navy's submarine service and at challenging shore assignments, he received his commission as an Ensign through the NROTC Scholarship program and retired his commission as a Commander 21 years later. As a volunteer, he led the Westchester chapter of the Project Managers Institute's (PMI's) Job Club in 2009-2010. He lives in Somers, NY, and is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 228

EARN has been ministering to the people of St. Patrick’s Parish, and the surrounding communities of the lower Hudson Valley (and beyond) for over a quarter century. Please help spread the word to those who need our ministry’s help in these challenging times.

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Location: St. Patrick's Parish Center (Lower Level of the New Church)
137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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Career Transition Plan

People will change careers 7 times as adults. This is a fairly recent situation. So it is very important that people understand and master Job Changes. Many people take what they think is a temporary job to cover some mounting expenses only to find that they have entered a new field for which they are ill prepared. The Career Transition Process identifies many of the topics one must master or at least be acquainted with. The Process is a general transition flow chart that represents major steps from Transitioning out of a company, Knowing Yourself, Marketing Yourself, Selling Yourself, Negotiating a New Job and ultimately to Keeping Your Next Job. There are many job search topics one must learn about to successfully find a new job. These topics are associated with each of the major steps. EARN speakers address these topics throughout the year and the Job Search Work Team covers many in more detail. For more information, visit our Career Transition Plan Page.

Resources Available

This section will help you obtain all the Resources you need during your Career Transition.
For more information, visit our Resources Available Page.

Job Search Work Team (JSWT)

The Job Search Work Team is intended for those people that are looking for work who are willing to step-up and better organize their search efforts. The purpose of the team is simple: the appropriate placement of each team member as soon as possible. The team functions as:

  • An advisory panel that provides guidance in dealing with day-to-day issues and problems of job hunting. By hearing and providing advice on a wide range of practical issues, team members learn more quickly how to conduct an effective search.
  • A core network that expands your personal network by sharing leads, information and contacts. Team meet meetings are designed to accelerate networking within the group, and the team becomes a learning laboratory for networking.
  • A task support group that encourages members to support each other in their search projects. Team members pledge a limited amount of time each week to assist other members. The team is a support community of people in transition.
  • A project management team that helps you monitor your progress, providing support to keep your search focused and productive.
The single most important factor affecting how long a job search takes is how hard and how consistently you work on it. For more information, visit the Job Search Work Team Page.

EARN Contacts and Member Information

For more information, visit the EARN Contacts Page.

Also, find us on LinkedIn at EARN at St. Patrick's group.