Rhonda Watson Explains Networking

Rhonda Watson Explains Networking by Kate Rainey

Rhonda Watson, who is a Senior HR Business Partner for Sungard Availability Services, will present “Networking: Anyone Can Do It,” 7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 6, at Media Presbyterian Church, 30 E. Baltimore Ave., Media, PA 19063. All are welcome to the free event, regardless of religious affiliation.

Employee seekers should start networking before they need it. Learn how to get started on mastering the basics of networking, building connections and the art of small talk. Attendees will prepare and practice the elevator speech. 

Mrs. Watson supports over 500 employees across North America in areas including talent development, performance and talent management.  Prior to Sungard Availability Services, shewas an Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for Firstrust Bank.  

Joseph’s People of Delaware County is 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 visit www.josephspeople.org or email contactus@josephspeople.org.

Rhonda Watson Explains Networking by Kate Rainey
Rhonda Watson, who is a Senior HR Business Partner for Sungard Availability Services, will present “Networking: Anyone Can Do It,” 7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 6, at Media Presbyterian Church, 30 E. Baltimore Ave., Media, PA 19063. All are welcome to the free event, regardless of religious affiliation.

Breakfast With David Barton Is Sept. 26

Breakfast With David Barton — Author and activist David Barton will be hosted by WFYL 1180AM at a breakfast, 7:30 – 9 a.m., Sept. 26 at the Westover Golf Club, 401 S Schuylkill Avenue, Jeffersonville, PA 19401. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at http://www.wfyl1180am.com.

Barton is the founder of Wallbuilders. He has written numerous bestselling books, consulted with many legislators and written amicus briefs in cases at the U. S. Supreme Court.

Breakfast With David Barton
Breakfast With David Barton

Joseph’s People Picnic Is July 9

Joseph’s People Picnic Is July 9

By Kate Rainey

Joseph’s People is hosting their annual picnic 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, at the Saint Joseph’s School, 332 Manor Ave., Downingtown, Pa. 19335. Parking is accessible by turning right and circling behind the school. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be grilled and served. The free event is open to all those who are seeking employment and their families.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to find support and information in a relaxed atmosphere,” said Ann Barr, who is Vice President of Joseph People. 

Joseph’s People is a non-denominational and ecumenical non-profit group that providesmembers with the tools and resources necessary to pursue an effective and successful job search. Since 1995, they have helped more than 50,000 people recover from job loss. They have more than 1,800 members with 12 chapters in the Philadelphia area and one in Pittsburgh. They are run entirely by volunteers. All meetings and events are free.

To register for the picnic, visit or email contactus@josephspeople.org. Indicate your needs if you need a ride via the registration form. The RSVP link to EventBrite is on our web page, www.josephspeople.org.

Joseph’s People Picnic Is July 9
Joseph's People Picnic Is July 9

July 4 Pierogie Sale At HMB

July 4 Pierogie Sale At HMB — Based on extremely strong demand and community requests, Holy Myrrh-Bearers’ Pierogie-makers, are holding a “Special 4th of July Pierogie Sale”.  The delicious potato/cheese filled pierogies are $9 per dozen.  Please place order by Sunday, June 23. 

Leave your name, phone number and the number of pierogies you need on the “Pierogie Hotline” at  610-544-1216 or e-mail  HMBChurch@verizon.net.  

Pick up is Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28, from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.. in the parish hall, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa., (Ridley Township) 19081.

July 4 Pierogie Sale At HMB
July 4 Pierogie Sale At HMB -- Based on extremely strong demand and community requests, Holy Myrrh-Bearers’ Pierogie-makers

Job Recruiter Role Explained At Workshop

Job Recruiter Role Explained At Workshop

By Kate Rainey

Human Resource Executives and Career Coaches of Joseph’s People Central Delaware County Chapter will teach job seekers how to maximize the effectiveness of interaction with recruiters 7-8:30 p.m., June 18, in the Parish Hall of St. Laurence Church, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby. The entrance is from the rear church driveway off of St. Laurence Road. All are welcome to the free event, regardless of religious affiliation.

Recruiters can help enhance the effectiveness of gaining employment. Attendees of this workshop will gain understanding of the recruiter’s role in the job search, how to select a recruiter who can best service particular needs, what a recruiter needs and how to interact with a recruiter to maximize the effectiveness of interaction.

Bring a copy of your resume and job description that interests you. If you are just launching a job search, bring the resume you used in the past.

Joseph’s People Central Delaware County Chapter (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 information, send a message through the LinkedIn group listed above, visit www.josephspeople.org or email contactus@josephspeople.org.

Job Recruiter Role

Dom Hosts Brad Thor June 27

Dom Hosts Brad Thor — Author Brad Thor joins Dom Giordano for discussion of his latest book Backlash: A Thriller. 

This WPHT Speaker Series event is 7 p.m., Thursday, June 27 at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St.
West Chester, PA 19380

Tickets are $24 and can be purchased here. They include a signed copy of Brad’s book Backlash…A Thriller. 

Please note: Handicap Seating is available by contacting 1210Promotions@entercom.com

Dom Hosts Brad Thor
Dom Hosts Brad Thor

Beth Ann Wilson Explains Resumes

Beth Ann Wilson Explains Resumes

By Kate Rainey

Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County welcomes Beth Ann Wilson, who will present Build a Targeted Resume and Cover Letter! The program is 7-8:30 p.m., May 7, at Media Presbyterian Church’s Hassler Chapel, 30 E. Baltimore Ave., Media, PA 19063. 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.

What do your resume and cover letter say about you? Will they make you stand out from the competition so that you will be selected for an interview? Join us on May 7th to discuss the latest news about these critical job search tools.

Learn how hiring managers, recruiters and applicant tracking systems screen resumes. Hear tips on making your experience, skills and accomplishments shine. Understand how to address the challenges we all face in preparing a resume!

Bring a copy of your resume. If you are just launching a job search, bring the resume you used in the past. 

Beth Ann Wilson M.Ed., CMF specializes in career transition, direction and management, advising people of all ages from diverse fields and backgrounds. She brings a lifetime’s worth of expertise to her independent career coaching practice. Professionally recognized as a Board certified Career Management Fellow from the Institute of Career Certification International, Beth has held leadership roles in global and local professional associations. She earned a M.Ed. in Counseling from Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. in Psychology from Dickinson College. She serves on the Steering Committee of Joseph’s People Central Delaware County. 

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.

Beth Ann Wilson Explains Resumes
Beth Ann Wilson Explains Resumes

Israel Nitzan To Speak In Wynnewood

Israel Nitzan, the deputy consul general of the Consulate General of Israel New York will speak, 7:30 p.m., May 14 at the Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096.

The even is sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council, MLRT Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Israel Committee.

It’s free and open to the public but RSVP is appreciated. Call Tobin Moskowitz at 610-649-7800 or email tmoskowitz@mlrt.org.

Israel Nitzan To Speak In Wynnewood
Israel Nitzan To Speak In Wynnewood

PA Political Leadership School

Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership will hold a PA Political Leadership School, 9 a.m., June 8, at Victory Church, 2560 Audubon Road, Audubon, Pa 19403.

The Foundation describes this a intense one-day training that covers:

  • The Real Nature of Politics – why just “educating” people alone won’t result in change;
  • The Biggest Lie in Politics – and how the political class uses your convictions against you;
  • How to work effectively at the Capitol – getting a bill sponsor and a roll call vote despite the leadership; and
  • How to put pressure on legislators.

The Foundation says the instructors have years of experience putting these principles to work in multiple states.

It says many have worked on federal, state and local campaigns, including major presidential campaigns, and successful campaigns for U.S. Senate and Congress.

The early bird price through May 25 is $40 or $25 for students.

Visit here to sign up.

PA Political Leadership School
PA Political Leadership School

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