Career Transition Resources

Change, especially an involuntary job loss, creates a difficult and challenging time for most people. To assist with career change, the Career Transition Resource group (CTR) provides services to help you build a foundation for executing a career search plan. 


Career Planning Course

This five-week Career Planning Course from our Career Transition Resources Team covers the most important cornerstones of your job search or career journey, including self-assessment, budgeting, resume building, marketing, networking, interview preparation, and negotiations.

Classes will be held in room 101/103 during family night programming, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Fall – Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 27, November 3, 10

Winter – Wednesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 9

Email [email protected], by September 30 for Fall or January 31 for Winter.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a new job or seeking a change in your career path, you don’t have to face these challenges alone. Sign up now!’

Overview of the CTR Program

Our five week career planning program starts with helping you identify skills and interests so you can build a resume and profile that highlights your experiences and strengths. We follow that step with helping you prepare for a career change through ways to source opportunities and prepare for interviews. Last, we provide an overview of what to expect when reviewing job offers.

Our next five week career planning program is scheduled for October 6, 13, 27, November 3, 10. We will meet each Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. To register simple send an email to [email protected] with your full name, email address and phone number no later than Sept 30th, 2021. Once we receive your registration email, CTR will reach out with meeting information for our first session. The CTR email can also be used for any questions.

CTR Curriculum Includes:

Getting Started

  • Emotional Impact and Self Management
  • Assessing Your Strengths
  • Assessing What You Want
  • Budgeting / Financial Planning

Resume Building

  • Resume Content

  • Cover Letters

  • References

Social & Business Media, Marketing & Networking

  • LinkedIn
  • Marketing Plan
  • Research Resources
  • Associations
  • Targeted Companies
  • Networking


  • Types of Recruiters

  • Types of Interviews

  • Phone Interviews

  • In-Person Interviews

  • Mock Interviews

Interview Questions

  • Questions to Anticipate

  • Responding to Questions and STAR Answers

  • Questions You Should Ask

Negotiations and Accepting a Job

  • Compensation

  • PTO

  • Benefits

More about Career Transition Resources

First Pres is offering free resources and consulting for people looking for new employment opportunities. Our Career Transition Resources program helps our members and the larger community deal with one of the realities that has come about during the last few months: increased involuntary job loss. Experienced HR members are available to help with such actions as resume building, practice interviewing, career planning, and more.

If you would like to be connected with our Career Transition Team, or know of others who might want career guidance, please send an email to [email protected]. You will be contacted shortly thereafter to confidentially discuss how we can best help you. 

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