There were 17 people that attended Absolutely Abby at First United Methodist Church DeSoto on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. We started the meeting promptly at 5p.m. Sharon Weyker did the devotion, prayer and a poem on "What is a True American?
What is a True American?
First God! Second Family! Then country! If it's going to be it is up to me! Quitters never win and winners never quit. Tough times never last, but tough people do!
A- ATTITUDE What is your attitude toward others?
M- MISSION Why are you here?
E- EDUCATION We want the best education for you.
R- RELIGION What are your values?
I- INDIVIDUALITY If it is going to be it is up to me. Everybody is important.
C- CIVILITY Remember when we use to say hello to anyone down the street or wave to people that drove by or past you. It is time it has rolled back.
A - ACHIEVEMENT Everyone can achieve!
N - Take the last 4 letters and we all can do things. There is no such word as I can't.
I CAN WITH THE HELP OF GOD!
I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!
Then Abby Kohut who is Absolutely Abby presented on "Take Your Job Search by Storm in 2013.” She told us that we need to be prepared, prudent, being willing to partner, be pliable and be pleased.
- Research the company
- Prepare your why's
- Prepare SAR's- Situation, Action, and Results
- Prepare HR questions
- Prepare questions to ask
- How do you support growth? How long have you been here? When will I know if you will hire me? (That should be your last question.)
- What is the one thing would you change in your company?
- Never complain about anything or anyone unless no one can hear you except for your cat of dog
- The Weather
- The President
- The Mets or Yankees- or Rangers
- Recruiter turnaround time
- The economy
- Your job or your boss
Be Willing to Partner:
- Partner with Strangers
- Pay it forward
- Job Search Buddy
- Use Linked In
- Temp jobs
- Hours of the Job
- Start a business
Top 10 List You Are Happy for:
The following volunteers that assisted in either emailing, calling, advertising, bringing cookies, hospitality, getting the laptop/screen ready, photo's taken were: Brenda LeGard, Linda Tate, Dee Trimble, Larry Phillips, Jeff - Steve Collins son in law, William Weyker and Sharon Weyker.
Others that have started this program within the last 2-3 years are: Rev. Kevin Strempke, Pastor Peter McNabb, Ann Repke, Paul Buckley, Donna Devlin, Pat Thibodeau, Curtis Johnson, Alina Esquivel, Linda Harris, Ginger Williams, Ernanda White, Ron Blackwell, Pastor Brian Dierolf, Rev. Mel Carraway, Mack Christian, Brenda LeGard, Linda Tate, Dee Trimble, Larry Phillips, Steve Collins, Jan McKey, Dee Campbell, William Weyker and Sharon Weyker.
Special thanks go out to many others from the congregation that helped find jobs were: Darryl/Betty Cordell, Cheryl Clardy, Joe Johnson, Nieta Hickman, Elizabeth and Charles Reed, Ann Repka, and many others that are well appreciated.
Our next Job Seekers Ministry will be on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 starting at 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. which is going to be always the second Tuesday of the months from September-May 2013-2014. Then the Job Seekers will be ready to start the week out right. If there are any other volunteers that would like to volunteer for this Job Ministry we are always looking for new people sharing their expertise.
After all we have had over 135 job seekers that were interested in the program; 75 people went through the program and over 50 have received jobs. Some of them were Full Time, Part Time, Contract or Temporary jobs.
Tough times never last, but tough people do! Quitters never win and winners never quit! If it is going to be it is up to me!
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue, somewhere over the rainbow, dreams do really come true.