Stellar LinkedIn Profile How To

Stellar LinkedIn Profile How To

By Kate Rainey

Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County will present, “Creating a Stellar LinkedIn Profile” 7-8:30 p.m., April 16, in the Parish Hall of St. Laurence Church. The church is located at 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby. The entrance to Parish Hall is from the rear church driveway off of St. Laurence Road. All are welcome to the free event, regardless of religious affiliation.

LinkedIn is THE social media site where today’s professionals electronically post their career accomplishments, passions and share their expertise. LinkedIn is also the primary vehicle where recruiters and potential hiring decision makers first learn about and begin the evaluation of job seekers. If making a positive first impression is important, a strategically crafted LinkedIn profile is the most effective way to make this happen. 

Joseph’s People President Ernie Russom will present an informative and interactive session where he will share strategies, tricks-of-the-trade and must haves which will allow your LinkedIn profile to win you notice and recognition to stand out from the crowd of job seekers. 

Ernie is the Executive Director of the highly successful retained and dedicated executive search firm, The Westview Associates. 

JPCD is a joint program of Media Presbyterian Church and St. Laurence Church, Upper Darby and is affiliated with Joseph’s People, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing guidance and support to unemployed and underemployed workers.

JPCD also has an active, free forum on LinkedIn. To become part of it, search for “Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County-Free Job Search Group” through the LinkedIn directory. Send a request to join the group, and an email will be sent to you confirming your membership. Shared on the page are job postings; information about upcoming meetings and events; tips and strategies, to increase the effectiveness of the search; strategies to deal with stress; and success stories from “graduates” who share their first-hand experience. For more information, send a message through the LinkedIn group listed above, visit www.josephspeople.org or email contactus@josephspeople.org.

Stellar LinkedIn Profile How To

Cotcus Education Event Is Saturday

Cotcus Education Event Is SaturdayConversations on the Culture (Cotcus.com) will host a breakfast panel, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 23, at the Court Diner, 104 E. Baltimore Ave., Media Pa. 19063.

Terry Doyle founder of Champions for Children will speak from 8:45-9:05 a.m. on how businesses and individuals can redirect state tax money to provide scholarships for children to attend private schools of their choice with little out of pocket cost as part of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.

Dr. Patricia Divine-Jackson, a Liberian immigrant, who has practiced medicine in Africa, England and the United States, will from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. describe her Parent Child Learning Project which she started in Philadelphia. The project allows low-income parents to equip their children to learn.

From 10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m., there will be a panel discussion led by William and Jane Bonner.

Cotcus Education Event Is Saturday
Cotcus Education Event Is Saturday

Body Language Tools to Nail Your Next Interview

Body Language Tools to Nail Your Next Interview

By Kate Rainey

Joseph’s People Central Delaware County (JPCD) welcomes Shelly O’Donovan who will talk about “Presenting Yourself” and Cheryl Ju, who will be available to photograph professional head shots for social media profiles. The free event is 7-8:30 p.m., April 2, at Media Presbyterian Church’s Hassler Chapel, 30 E. Baltimore Ave., Media, PA 19063. The chapel can be accessed from Baltimore Avenue, to the left of the main door, or around back on E. Franklin Street. Enter the back door and go up the stairs. All are welcome, without regard to religious affiliation.

Since up to 93 percent of information is communicated non-verbally,  imagine the effort spent on words delivered without being aware of what messages our body reveals. Ms. O’Donovan, who teaches Persuasive Speaking at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, will provide insights on how body language can provide increased levels of confidence in your next interview and optimize first impressions to build rapport with hiring managers. She is passionate about helping everyone discover their inner superpower through understanding the fascinating science of body language and interpersonal skills.

Shelly ODonovan, CEO of the Authentic Influence Group, has focused her career on cultivating authentic influence and decoding what makes people tick. She has led vaccine advocacy for GSK, worked as a healthcare lobbyist, and served as a staffer in state government. She has an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania, a Marketing certification from Wharton School (of UPENN) and a BA in political science. She has a certification in body language training and the big 5 personality from a  behavioral research lab.

Cheryl Ju is the founder of Deju Designs LLC. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design, Ms. Ju has a business in design andphotography. She photographs special events for families including Christmas cards, Birthdays, professional headshots and more.

JPCD is a joint program of Media Presbyterian Church and St. Laurence Church in Upper Darby. The group has an active, free forum on LinkedIn, named “Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County-Free Job Search Group” in the LinkedIn directory. To join, send a request and an email will be generated confirming membership.

JPCD is affiliated with Joseph’s People, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping unemployed and underemployed workers. Local, affiliated chapters provide networking opportunities, guidance and emotional support to job seekers and career changers. For more information, send a message through the LinkedIn group listed above, visit www.josephspeople.org or email contactus@josephspeople.org.

Body Language Tools to Nail Your Next Interview
Body Language Tools to Nail Your Next Interview

Christine Allen Focuses On Accomplishments

By Kate Rainey

Joseph’s People Central Delaware County (JPCD) welcomes Christine Allen, who will present Focus On Your Accomplishments. The program is 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 19, at St. Laurence Parish Hall, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082. The entrance to Parish Hall is from the rear church driveway off of St. Laurence Road. All are welcome to the free event, without regard to religious affiliation.

Ms. Allen will teach how to identify and present your accomplishments. Your job search strategy, resume preparation, interview presentation or a request for a raise all depend on your ability to define and tell the story of your accomplishments. Can you quickly and clearly deliver a few sentences that define the problem, action you took and result you achieved for several work accomplishments? Being able to link your skills and strengths to your specific success stories is critical to launching and conducting a productive job search. 

Bring your copy of The Journey; if you are new to Joseph’s People, you will receive a workbook at the meeting.

Christine Allen, M.S., has been serving as Coordinator of Career Services at Penn State Brandywine since 2006. Prior to that, she worked at Delaware County Community College as an Academic Advisor and a Career Counselor/Intern serving a diverse population of students in the college as well as adults in the community through CareerLink. Christine obtained her M.S. in Counseling from Neumann University and is certified as both a Myers Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner and a Global Career Development Facilitator. She presently serves on the Board of Joseph’s People. Christine thoroughly enjoys her work with people of all ages, from teens through seniors, as they seek to find their place in the world of work.

JPCD is a joint program of Media Presbyterian Church and St. Laurence Church in Upper Darby. The group has an active, free forum on LinkedIn, named “Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County-Free Job Search Group” in the LinkedIn directory. To join, send a request and an email will be generated confirming membership.

JPCD is affiliated with Joseph’s People, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping unemployed and underemployed workers. Local, affiliated chapters provide networking opportunities, guidance and emotional support to job seekers and career changers. For more information, send a message through the LinkedIn group listed above, visit www.josephspeople.org or email contactus@josephspeople.org.

Christine Allen

Holubtsi Sale At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Holubtsi Sale At Holy Myrrh-Bearers — Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Rite Catholic Church is taking orders for stuffed cabbage i.e. holubtsi, golumki.

The stuffing is the traditional mix of beef, pork, rice spices and tomato sauce. Cost is three rolls for $11.

Orders may be placed by calling Please place your order by Sunday, January 20, 2019 by calling us at: 610-544-1215, faxing 610-544-1216 or emailing  HMBChurch@verizon.net.

Deadline is Sunday (Jan. 20).

Pick up will be 1 -4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26 albeit other arrangements can be arranged, just call or email to make arrangements.

The church is at 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.

Holubtsi Sale At HMB
Holubtsi Sale At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Tim Tebow Spaghetti Fundraiser

Tim Tebow Spaghetti Fundraiser — A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the Tim Tebow “Night to Shine” will be held 6-9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at the Brookhaven Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road Brookhaven, PA 19015.

Tim Tebow Spaghetti Fundraiser

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12.

There will be raffle baskets baked goods and a silent auction.

Hat tip Lisa Esler.

Tim Tebow Spaghetti Fundraiser

Library Job Search Resources Explained

Library Job Search Resources Explained — Diane Arnold will present Free Job Search Resources at Your Local Library  7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 5, at Media Presbyterian Church’s Hassler Chapel, 30 E. Baltimore Ave., Media, PA 19063. 

The event is sponsored by .Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County.

The chapel can be accessed from the Baltimore Avenue side, to the left of the main door, or around back on E. Franklin Street, enter the back door and go up the stairs. All are welcome, without regard to religious affiliation.

Learn how to use the Delaware County Libraries’ resources in your job search! Find targeted job listings in your area of interest and experience. Use resources like Tutor.com to write an up-to-date resume and a targeted cover letter. Sign up for a library card on the spot for instant access to all of the County’s no cost library resources. 

Ms. Arnold, who is the Reference and Outreach Coordinator for Delaware County Libraries, will describe how to best take advantage of the Libraries’ cutting edge job search information.

Earning a MSLIS in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky, she was employed as a Librarian at Chestnut Hill College before joining Delaware County Libraries. For 16 years, Diane has been a librarian showing adults how to get the most out of electronic resources! 

Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County is a joint program of Media Presbyterian Church and St. Laurence Church in Upper Darby. The group has an active, free forum on LinkedIn, named “Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County-Free Job Search Group” in the LinkedIn directory. To join, send a request and an email will be generated confirming membership.

Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County is affiliated with Joseph’s People, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping unemployed and underemployed workers. Local, affiliated chapters provide networking opportunities, guidance and emotional support to job seekers and career changers. For more information, send a message through the LinkedIn group listed above, visit www.josephspeople.org or email contactus@josephspeople.org.

Library Job Search Resources Explained
Library Job Search Resources Explained

10th Annual Feast Of 7 Fishes

Dom Giordano’s 10th Annual Feast of the the 7 Fishes is Dec. 17 at Gallo’s Seafood, 8108 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19152.

The dinner is 7-9 p.m. with a cocktail reception starting an hour before the meal. The even is in the tradition of the traditional Italian-American Christmas Eve feast. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here. The price includes butlered hors d’oeuvres, and beer and wine.

All proceeds benefit the FOP Survivor’s Fund.

10th Annual Feast Of 7 Fishes

10th Annual Feast Of 7 Fishes

 

Slavic Christmas Lunch 2018

Slavic Christmas Lunch 2018 — This year’s Holy Myrrh-Bearers Slavic Christmas dinner is Dec. 2. It starts noon immediately following the 11 a.m. liturgy. On the menu are stuffed cabbage, pierogies, halushki, kielbasi and sauerkraut, ham, homemade desserts and beverages.

There will be a theme basket raffle and a visit from Saint Nick.

Tickets, which must be brought in advance, are $15 for adults; and $8 for children 8-12. Children under 8 eat free.

To order call 610-544-1215 or email HMBChurch@Verizon.net.

Repeat, no tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no take out.

The Eastern-Rite Catholic Church is at 900 Fairview Road
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081.

The church is in complete communion with Rome and those belonging to Latin Rite churches may fully participate in the liturgy.

Slavic Christmas Lunch 2018

Slavic Christmas Lunch 2018

 

Tkach Documentary Premiers At Manor College

Tkach Documentary Premiers At Manor College — Manor College will host the Philadelphia premiere of the movie “Hunger for Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story” 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov.  17. The film, by Emmy-award winning director Andrew Tkach, will be screened in the Basileiad Manor Library and is presented by the College’s Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center. At the conclusion of the viewing, Mr. Tkach will offer some remarks on his journey in making this work as well as conduct an open Q&A session with the audience.

The documentary interweaves journalist Rhea Clyman’s reporting on the Stalin imposed famine in the Ukraine in 1932-33, and today’s conflict in the eastern Ukraine told through the eyes of family of soldier Serhiy Hlondar. Hlondar hwas been held as a POW by pro-Russian forces for more than 1,200 days.

The event is free and open to the public. Manor College is at 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Tkach Documentary Premiers At Manor College

Tkach Documentary Premiers At Manor College