Suncoast Jobs has partnered with the Tampa Bay Career Transition Group and the Job Search Acceleration Group of Tampa to aid transitioning professionals and executives in gaining re-employment. These groups are dedicated to serving the transitioning professional (unemployed, displaced or terminated) by providing a support network and structured workshops designed to focus one's efforts towards re-employment. These venues have helped many local Florida Professionals & Executives and these groups continue to refresh their material with the changing times, strategies and tools that help differentiate you from the masses.
How These Groups Benefit You
These groups are free and weekly meetings provide support in marketing yourself, networking opportunities, career guidance, relationship building, resume optimization, financial guidance, job leads, and accountability groups.
Weekly meetings cover a multi-step process to gaining re-employment and are supplemented by roundtable introductions and accountability reporting. The cornerstone of these programs include:
( 1 ) Developing a Personal Mission /Vision Statement ( your 30 second commercial )
( 2 ) Reviewing Assessments and Values ( Identifying your skill set and learning to adapt when required )
( 3 ) Performing a Financial Review ( being cost effective during your job search )
( 4 ) Developing a Marketing Plan ( Marketing yourself successfully with a focused approach )
( 5 ) Resume Optimization ( getting past the electronic screeners )
( 6 ) Developing Interviewing Skills ( preparing yourself with a proven method for difficult questions )
( 7 ) Working with Recruiters ( pros and cons )
( 8 ) Exploring Entrepreneurship ( Is Business Ownership a viable option )
( 9 ) Maintaining a Job Search Calendar ( optimize / plan your time and events you attend for success )
( 10 ) Networking Towards Success
( 11 ) Advanced Job Seeking techniques using LinkedIn
( 12 ) Working a Job Fair effectively
Location of Career Transition Group Meetings:
Tampa Bay Career Transition Group
See calendar below for meeting dates and times.
University of Phoenix
1901 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL, 33762 Map
Job Search Acceleration Group of Tampa (JSAG)
See calendar below for meeting dates and times.
Job Seeker Workshop Reviews:
"I've been in professional sales for over 20 years and I thought I was well prepared for the interview process. After attending just a few sessions, I can easily attest to the success of the tools and practices discussed in this group. I have secured more interviews, and therefore more job opportunities, using just a few of the skills we've studied. As for Scot Cummin, he is consistently positive and creative in his role as a leader of our group. I've found Scot is always professional and willing to provide support beyond the weekly meetings. I highly recommend this group for anyone looking for a new perspective in the job search process."
"Scot does a tremendous job as Co-Facilitator of the ACT group. To me, and many members of the group, he has been more of a mentor than just a facilitator. He provides an empathetic viewpoint of the journey we go through to network and market ourselves. His ideas are sound and his approach is compassionate. I appreciate his ability to give of himself unselfishly."
"Scot's insight and professional guidance as the co-facilitator of the support ACT group was the cornerstone for my job search, one that I had not conducted in over twenty years. This group through Scott's lead, set the focus, organization and confidence I needed to conduct a successful job search. One area that stands out is the emphasis on 30 second verbal presentations of your experience especially in front of network groups and individuals during their job search. This experience was instrumental especially when preparing for interviews with potential employers. For any transitioning professional I strongly recommend Scott and this group."
"Scot is a tough but patient facilitator asking those who attend ACT to dig deep, understand their skills and strengths and create a powerful marketing plan for presenting yourself to the job market. Each week he presents a different building block of that marketing plan and you can jump in at any time. He also incorporates role playing in networking situations and giving 30 second elevator pitches to the group so you feel more comfortable in real networking situations. Scot's humor and approachability creates a camaraderie in the group that makes attending sessions feel supportive and something to look forward to. ACT is really a complete package for learning to market and sell an awesome product (yourself!) to get results in a tough job market."
"After finding myself unexpectedly unemployed at the age of 55, I was woefully unprepared to re-enter the job market. My resume was outdated, my interview skills were rusty and I was mentally unfocused. While looking at a website, a saw a calendar notice for Scott's weekly gathering for displaced professionals. It was one of the smartest things I did during my transition. His presentations were exactly what I needed. Loaded with practical advice, from resume help, to networking tips, Scott helped me take my job search to the next level. Within a short time, I was getting interviews - and I'm now employed - in my chosen field. I would highly recommend Scott. His advice, put simply, works."
Job Seeker Workshop Photos
Further extending our reach in the Tampa, Sarasota and Naples area, we regularly sponsor career fairs to provide an opportunity for employers and job seekers to connect face-to-face. Our most recent career fair was held at the Sarasota Westfield Southgate where 50+ employers and nearly 1,500 job seekers attended.