Career Renewal Ministry


“Personalized Assistance for people out of work, considering new employment or looking to improve your existing career: Our workshops provide personalized, interactive activities to help you develop your job acquisition portfolio with assistance from our career coaches.  You will be involved in exercises that will allow you to leave the workshop with personalized documents that will help you to achieve your career goals.

All Are Welcome – FREE of Charge: The Career Renewal Ministry is hosting job workshops on Thursdays to assist those in need of finding new work.

Two Methods of Support: We offer two levels of assistance in your job search – portfolio development and networking accountability.  The portfolio development focuses on the following:
a)       Establishing a thorough inventory of your experience/accomplishments,
b)       Preparing situational statements and power stories
c)       Improving your resume and other networking support tools
d)       Establishing/refining your public profile and introduction speech
e)       Interview preparation
f)        Networking methods/techniques

Networking Accountability focuses on identifying networking opportunities, professional contacts/forums and industry connections along with establishing concrete action plans with measurable performance results. Our coaching helps to build accountability into the plans and support your weekly achievements.

Instruction Begins Every Thursday Evening at 7:00 p.m.: Please join us for our Mixers/Networking and Workshops. 

  *  1st Thursdays (Mixer/Networking) – Franciscan Room
  *  Other Thursdays (Networking/Workshops) – Classroom 7A

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Upcoming Events and Information

Guest Speaker and Networking Mixer (1st Thursday of each month)

Date: Thursday, May 4, at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Community Center at Sts. Simon & Jude Church, 20444 Magnolia St. Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Free Admission; Open to All: Please come if you are out of work, considering new employment or looking to improve your existing career. Bring handouts or business cards and BRING A FRIEND!

Structured Networking Mixer:  Facilitator led mixer following the presentation allows you to make lots of new contacts.

“Become Like Vito” in your Job Search.  Vito Excels in: Communication, Job Knowledge, Business Judgment, Performance presented by Val Schmidt, Life Coach, Career Mentor, Author, Confidence Trainer.

  *  Learn the 3 keys to getting the job you want
  *  Understand the value of a “business persona”
  *  Unlock “action steps” to become more visible
  *  Hear why you need to “focus your efforts”
  *  Discover how to introduce yourself in one sentence

Leave with New Networking Contacts and Next Steps for Success.

Job Seekers Workshop (2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursdays of each month)

Learn Professional Job Search and Career Development Skills: Our weekly workshops provide personalized assistance for people out of work, considering new employment or looking to improve their existing career.  Attendees will learn from a “panel” of experts the key tools necessary for job search and career development success, including:

    • Writing a resume that improves chances for an interview
    • Learning networking tools that make you memorable
    • Receiving real-time feedback on your job search and career development tools

The program is customized to your personal needs with an interactive format tailored to where you are in the job search or career development process.

Presentations, Worksheets and Handouts


8 Steps to a New Job

Guest Speaker Presentations:

Mission: In the spirit of St. Francis, we bring the gospel directly to “the marketplace” through service to the unemployed and underemployed so they may see job search as a sacred journey.

John Hazlin:
(714) 904-2510 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.