Career Quest

Career Quest serves the unemployed and workers at risk. The ministry's goal is to increase self perspective, knowledge of the job market and development of the skills required to secure a job. Volunteers can serve in different capacities and can design a schedule to participate based on their availability.

► 6:30pm – 8:00pm (2 events run concurrently):
• SPEED NETWORKING: a forum to meet other job-seekers
• JOB COACH: 1-on-1 time with a Coach to review your search strategy, resume and more

► 8:00pm – ending between 9:00 and 10:00pm
• WORKSHOP SESSIONS: designed to provide self-help tools and solutions

► EVERYONE IS WELCOME - there is NO CHARGE & dress is casual

Career Quest Schedule

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, Donnellan Café 

4905 Roswell Road, Marietta, behind the main church
Door sign states: JOB NETWORK TONIGHT

1-on-1 job search coaching and a networking forum are offered. Speakers begin at 8:00pm.

   
JULY
 
•7/16: 6:30pm: 1-on-1 job search coaching and speed networking | 8:00pm: Seven Guaranteed Strategies for a Successful Interview by Michael Parker
 
•7/23: SPECIAL EVENT: Job search boot camp | Nolan Hall | 1:00-4:00pm: If you’re looking for outside-the-box strategies to attack your job search, this is for you! Led by parishioner Mike Maetz, this will be an interactive and informative training that will give you creative strategies, confidence and motivation to identify and land your next job. Mike owns a boutique staffing firm and has been executive job search coaching for 15 years. The training is free and dress is business casual.
 
•7/30: 6:30pm: 1-on-1 job search coaching and speed networking | 8:00pm: S.T.A.R. Interview Workshop by Nadine Walley 
 
AUGUST
•8/6: 6:30pm: 1-on-1 job search coaching and speed networking | 8:00pm: Recruiter Strategies presented by Scott Kriscovich & Terry Brennan
 
•8/13: 6:30pm: 1-on-1 job search coaching and speed networking | 8:00pm: Using LinkedIn to Find a Job presented by Gregg Burkhalter
 
•8/20: 6:30pm: 1-on-1 job search coaching, speed networking and LinkedIn photos by photographer Joe Agostini
 
•8/27: 6:30pm: 1-on-1 job search coaching and speed networking | 8:00pm: Seven Guaranteed Strategies for a Successful Interview presented by Michael Parker
 

 building blocks: Career quest preps interviewees

Every Tuesday night, they descend on Donnellan Café, some with dashed dreams and in dire straits, others with insight and inspiration to share. Many will leave with renewed spirits and the skills to land a job that will change their lives.  

For more than 30 years, the Career Quest ministry has been helping people from all over Atlanta hone their job interview techniques. The group’s dedicated leader, John Marotto, estimates more than 40,000 people have come to this St. Ann ministry over the years.  

“We’re just incredibly gratified,” he said, “that through whatever skills we were helping [clients] build that they landed a successful job.” 

The program starts each week at 6:30pm with a prayer before moving to speed networking and one-on-one coaching. After that, there is a workshop designed to provide self-help tools and solutions. Marotto says it’s the time and talent of the “awesome volunteers,” who mainly come from the parish, that make a difference in clients’ lives.  

“I lost my job at the end of May … and I felt ashamed, lost and had little self-confidence,” one client recounted in an email to Marotto.“The tools that were offered by the [Career Quest] coaches, speakers and you empowered me to reinvent and market myself.” 

pictured: The jobs ministry had its biggest event ever March 5 when Mike Maetz presented his job search boot camp.  

 

Contact Information

John Marotto
[email protected]
770-552-6400 x6104
 

The Catholic Church of St. Ann is a La Salette parish family dedicated to reconciliation through worship, word, works and sacrament.

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