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

Our next meeting will be Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
(Doors will open at 6:30 PM for early networking.)

Topic: Resumes and Interviews; an unorthodox view

This month we will learn how to create resumes that work, and we get some great interviewing tips from someone who has reviewed hundreds of resumes and interviewed several people a week.

This month's speaker, Ray Murphy is currently retired from an independent consultanting, where he filled the role of Project Director of the Healthcare Information Xchange of New York, located in Albany, since early 2006. He also consulted with Parameds.com, an entity that provided medical histories to life insurance companies.

Prior to that, he spent 3 1/2 years as the Senior VP and Chief Information Officer of Capital District Physicians Health Plan in Albany.

Before moving to the greater Capital Region, he spent over six years as a Vice President of Paragon Computer Professionals, an IT consulting firm headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey. At Paragon, Mr. Murphy was responsible for the delivery of technology-based solutions to major clients in the health care and insurance industries on the east coast.

Prior to Paragon, he spent 12 years at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield in New York City, where he rose to the level of Vice President of Information Services. He spent his early IT career in various technical and management roles at Union Carbide Corporation in New York City, Tarrytown, New York and Danbury, Ct.

Mr. Murphy holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Providence College and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Register for the EARN meeting (via Eventbrite)

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.