If the new year highlights the need to find a new job with better pay, more meaning and a great culture, make time to attend an upcoming Career Connectors job seeker event in January. Career Connectors, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, hosts monthly no-cost events around the Valley to connect people in career transition with hiring companies and free resources.

A Career Connectors event focuses on connecting job seekers with hiring companies. Attendees can ask questions and make immediate connections with potential employers. At the meeting, the job seeker is also guided to many available educational opportunities and free resources such as resume review, business portraits and LinkedIn coaching.

For more information, or to register for an event, visit careerconnectors.org or call 480-442-5806.

“There are many people who feel trapped in low paying, going nowhere jobs who don’t know where to start in their search because they haven’t been in the market for years,” said Jessica Pierce, executive director at Career Connectors. “We are proud to offer free job seeker events around the Valley with resources to help coach and guide those who need to find a new more meaningful career.”

Attendees should arrive early, bring a resume and dress in business attire. Preregistration is recommended for the free hiring events featuring award-wining Valley businesses.

Career Connectors January 2018 Job Seeker Event Schedule:

Phoenix (first Wednesdays) 

When: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: North Phoenix Baptist Church – Building B, 5757 North Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Presentation: How to Deal with Challenging Situations & People with Diplomacy & Civility

Featured Hiring Companies: Maricopa Integrated Health System, Staff Logic, State Farm, Supreme Lending

Scottsdale (second Thursdays)

When: Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Highlands Church – The Lobby, 9050 E Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Presentation: Finding and Landing a New Career FAST!

Featured Hiring Companies: Allstate, Connect Wireless

Glendale (third Thursdays) 

When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Calvary Community Church – Northwest Campus, 6060 West Bell Road, Glendale, AZ 85308

Presentation: Success for the Seasoned Search

Featured Hiring Companies: TBA

Gilbert (fourth Tuesdays)

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Central Christian Church – Gilbert, Student Center, 965 E Germann Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Presentation: What Did You Say?! Read and Respond to Interviewer Body Language Like a Pro

Featured Hiring Companies: Northwestern Mutual, Stewart Title