What is the name of the organization?SJN – Southwest Job Network is an all-volunteer program made possible through the passionate service of our members and community supporters. Our Mission is to provide job transition training, personal connections, access to resources and moral support for job seekers through a Valley-wide network of passionate volunteers.
How long has the organization been operating in the Phoenix area?Since February 2006
Does the organization serve a particular geographic area?We began by serving the Scottsdale and North East Phoenix areas; however due to growing demand of job seekers needs for training and networking we have expanded to the Southeast and West Valley. During the summer months of 2009 our new locations began offering the enhanced Curriculum enabling job seekers to participate at their convenience and interest.
Who is most likely to benefit from services provided by the organization?Job seekers, volunteers, employers, recruiters.
Job Seekers benefit by learning more about the job search process and by getting support in their career transition process, networking opportunities and introductions to people and companies they would not otherwise be able to connect to easily.
Recruiters and employers get access to a group of people who are highly qualified, well trained, and ready to work. The variety of knowledge, skills and abilities represented by members of the group results in many members quickly becoming "alumni."
Volunteers are provided with much opportunity to help those who are struggling with the career transition process and to see the positive results of their work as job seekers improve their skills, connect with employers and get back into the work force much more rapidly and efficiently than in years past.
Are there requirements or prerequisites for people to access your services?We welcome all Phoenix area Job seekers, volunteers, employers, recruiters, and others who find our activities and efforts worthwhile and useful. We provide education in the job search process and all attendees have the opportunity to meet and work with people who offer support and guidance during employment transition. The SJN Curriculum for the Job Search Process has been designed to provide the training and practice that job-seekers need to be successful. A series of four sessions will be offered during four consecutive SJN bi-monthly networking meetings.
Three things about SJN - Scottsdale Job Network that people might not know.
- SJN is a non-profit offering meetings at three (3) locations: North Phoenix, Southeast Valley and West Valley.
- We are not a job placement forum, and we do not match candidates to openings nor do we send resumes to employers or recruiters. There is no guarantee of employment either directly through this group or as a result of association with SJN.
- Offer SJN Members Online Services through:
Yahoo Group is our member-only intranet resource allowing members to stay connected. Through it, we post job leads, share relevant articles and more. The SJN Yahoo site includes resources that support members including the SJN members contact list, calendar of SJN events, past presentations, reading lists and more. To join, attend one SJN meeting and fill out a registration form. If you are already a SJN member Click Here to go to the Yahoo Group.
SJN LinkedIn Group is a meeting place for members, alumni, and supporters. The LinkedIn Group membership is limited to AZ based job seekers, employers, recruiters and those who are relocating to Arizona. Also accepted are out of state recruiters who place Arizona based candidates.
What is the local address?Meetings are held at:
North Phoenix - Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Southeast Phoenix – Mesa Community College, Varying Locations, Mesa, AZ
West Phoenix – Glendale Community College Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Glendale, AZ 85302
What is the local phone number?480-513-1491 (Voice Mail)
What is the URL of the local web site?www.southwestjobnet.com
Any other comments?SJN is a group of job seekers and others volunteering their time to help them in their career transitions. The group attracts speakers from industry, technology, government, finance, coaching and recruiting to discuss job search fundamentals including developing marketing plan, writing a resume, networking and interviewing.
The value of SJN lies in the skills, business networks and personal passions of our members. Membership is open to everyone willing to share their skills and anyone interested in local networking or in need of employment transition support.
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