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Networking Meetings

Meetings are business casual and cell phone friendly. Be sure to bring business cards to share.
There is NO CHARGE for participation at any of these groups, unless noted.

Be sure to check out the groups in your area...click here to go to the map of the groups listed below.

 

Career and Employment Services (CES) of Jewish Family Service (JFS) - offers several different programs for the job seeker, including one-on-one appointments with a professional Career Counselor. For more information about any of the programs call 972-437-9950 or visit www.jfsdallas.org/help/careers. Career and Employment Services (CES) also has a FREE, no cost, Job Resource Center Job Resource Center with job leads, computers, phone, printer, copier and a fax machine available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12 Noon to 5 pm. CES also offers verified, online job leads at https://jfsdallas.org/services/career-employment/jobs/

 Career Care @ St. Andrew UMC - Directions: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano. Park on the east side of the campus, which is the Mira Vista street entrance, and park in the upper North lot and enter those doors. The rooms are down the hallway.

  • "Quick Start Your Job Search" @ St. Andrew UMC - If you are NEW to your job search and have recently attended, or you are planning to attend, the regular St Andrew CareerCare program on Monday nights, then we invite you to come EARLY and attend a special session at 6:00 PM SHARP (arrive 5:45) to "Quick Start your Job Search", and then join the regular session at 7pm (see below). No registration is needed, and it is also a free session. Content:- Our volunteer professional recruiters will present "Quick Start your Job Search", an overview/orientatio n on how to develop and conduct a search from start to finish, including a resume template, registration for CareerCare job postings, and advice on interviewing, networking, etc. in a one hour "quick start" format at 6:00 PM in room 137. Then, at 7:00 PM you will join the regular meeting in the Youth Commons room for networking to get leads/contacts and hear a speaker who goes more in-depth on one key aspect of the job search method.
  • Career Care Main Meeting @ St. Andrew UMC - Career Care is a weekly support group established to help individuals who are out of work, seeking job transition, needing career advice or in a process of a career change. They meet each Monday night from 7:00pm to 9:15pm at St. Andrew United Methodist Church located at 1401 Mira Vista, Education Building, Youth Commons room, Plano, TX 75093. Park on the East side of campus on Mira Vista street in the upper north parking lot and come in the north entrance. For more info go to http://www.standrewumc.org/support or contact Bill Brewer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

  • CareerConnection – Is the oldest and largest career management and networking organization in the DFW area. Founded in 1992, this group has assisted tens of thousands of professional in networking, career management and placement. For more info go to www.careerconnection.org or call 214-739-7153.  University Park UMC, 4024 Caruth Blvd. (Preston and Caruth), Dallas, TX 75225.

CareerBridge - at Trietsch Memorial UMC - Launched in 2001, CareerBridge was one of the Dallas area’s first church-based ministries to help people in job transition. Church membership is not required and all services are provided free of charge to all members of the community. CareerBridge Network Objectives: Provide first-line assistance after job loss, Provide professional job search assistance, Create a welcoming atmosphere for networking, Link job seekers with prospective employers, Share job search resources, Compliment other job search networks. For connection to the free online job network, contact Linda Mihalick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 972-539-0413. For details on a free resume review or a one-on-one coaching session, contact Dan Chraska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 214-500-4548. Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 6101 Morriss Road, Flower Mound, TX 75028.

Career-in-Motion @ Watermark Community Church - Our Vision - Many people in our body have gone through big careers changes, some planned and some unexpected. Careers-in-Motion is dedicated to helping members of our body during these often stressful times of change. We want to help you through that transition period by praying with you, providing counsel during your job search and directing you to other helpful resources. Weekly Meeting - In order to connect with us, please come to our Careers in Motion meetings that occur each Tuesday at 8am on the 3rd Floor of the Watermark tower. Visit us at http://www.watermark.org/dallas/ministries/careers-in-motion  Typical Agenda:  8:00 - Networking / Orientation,  8:15 - Announcements,
 8:30 - Panel or Speaker,  9:30 - Networking, 10:00 - Battle Teams, 11am - end of meeeting

PLEASE NOTE: ALL SPEAKERS AT Career-in-Motion MUST AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING 5 STATEMENTS:
I believe in the deity of Jesus Christ
I believe eternal salvation is available only through Jesus Christ
I accepted the Bible as the authoritative Word of God
I have received Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord
If asked by someone during the CIM meeting, I can give a clear presentation of the Gospel message

 

Career Assistance Ministry at Cathedral of Hope is a come-as-you-need-it weekly meeting designed to help job-seekers and those wanting to better their work situation. Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75235. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Church office 214-351-1901

 

Career Search Network - www.CareerSearchNetwork.org - Career Search Network’s approach to today’s job-search market is simple: Provide a location for qualified unemployed or under-employed professionals to meet and exchange professional networking data, job leads, company contacts, company and industry research. Combine this with 21st century job search strategies, career search workshops conducted by savvy industry professionals and add a healthy dose of positive reinforcement and career search accountability…at no charge and you have a better idea what makes Career Search Network unique. Choose the CSN branch that’s most convenient, sign-up and come prepared to participate and be inspired!

  • Groups by Location
    • Arlington Career Search Network (Formerly - Job Networking Community (AJNC)) - A networking group for job seekers with a diverse membership. We are a group of unemployed or under-employed people who are networking to find our next job. The AJNC meets in the Student Center of First Baptist Church of Arlington, every Monday morning from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  The student center is located at 401 Spaniola Drive, Arlington, TX 76010, and the Student Center is located across the street from the UTA Bookstore. For more information, please visit http://fbca.org/ministries/community-connections/arlington-job-networking-community/
    • CSN Community at Bible Way - Meets Every Tuesday night at 7pm at the Bible Way Community Baptist Church, 4215 N Greenview Dr., Irving Texas 75062. 214-728-6930
    • Concord Career Unlimited Network (CCUN)· meets every Wednesday, 12pm - 2pm at Concord Church 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive, Dallas,· TX· 75237. Our Facilitator is Olivia France. For more information about the group, all communications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I'm still involved but primarily as a participant. The group is here to support the South Dallas County area (Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto, etc.)
    • DFWBAFFS Banking/Accounting/Finance/Financial Services – A networking group for banking, mortgage, finance and financial service professionals who are seeking new career opportunities and for those who would like to assist others in their career search. This group is an open forum for professionals in these areas to network, share contacts, leads,and ideas, in an upbeat meeting. There is NO CHARGE to be a member of this group. We have a very informal networking session the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. We meet at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S White Chapel Blvd – Evans Hall, Room 2235, Southlake, TX 76092. This twice monthly session is intended to be a place to provide positive encouragement, exchange job leads and network to provide help to others in their job search. If you are a recruiter and want to meet some outstanding talent, please join us! Moderators: June Whisenhunt: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & Foster Williams: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • DFW CSN Healthcare Focus Group - This group is limited to experienced healthcare industry professionals who are assisting one another by thoughtfully pooling our collective industry knowledge of organizations and people. The group gathers after the main Southlake Focus Group concludes its general meeting. The healthcare special interest group meets from 11am  to 12:15pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Stacy Furniture in Grapevine were the Community Room on the 3rd floor has been reserved for the group. Park in the far end of Stacy's lot and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. For questions contact Tom Vallar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Fort Worth Career Search Network - To join this group, one must attend our Monday morning meeting. It starts at 9:00 a.m. We suggest you arrive early to register and to start networking with our members! The Fort Worth Career Search Network (FWCSN) group meets EVERY Monday at North Fort Worth Baptist Church at 5801 North I-35W, Fort Worth, TX 76131 (located in the Northwest corner of I-35W and North Loop 820). Once you attend your first meeting, you will be allowed to join our YahooGroups Site where members may post messages and job leads generously, but concisely! More information and directions can be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FWCSN/.
    • North Richland Hills Career Search Network - This group provides support to fellow professional job seekers in the North Richland Hills area. We exchange job leads, network, offer useful strategies for a job search, share information on job search workshops, and provide support and encouragement to each other. Facilitator Jim Bandy.· To join this group, one should attend our Tuesday morning meetings that start at 9:00 a.m. We suggest you arrive early to register and to start networking with our members! Meeting location is at: North Richland Hills Baptist Church, 6955 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, TX 76180-8807
    • Project Management, Business Analysis, Supply Chain and/or Logistics - We meet every Wednesday at 1pm till 3pm at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S White Chapel Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092. If you are looking for jobs in any of the bolded areas above, please come by and visit us on Wednesdays. Led by Alvin Donohue and supported by Foster Williams and the Career Search Network, we will be be visited by companies and subject matter experts from all over the DFW job market. Join us for opportunities to obtain certifications and join professional associations that can help land that rare "good fit" career opportunity. Contact Alvin Donohue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details and schedules.

 

Career Jump Start @ First United Methodist Church in Richardson - To guide our job seekers during their job search process by offering excellent informational and motivational speakers and programs; providing an opportunity to network; and assisting each member to utilize their God-given talents and abilities to become contributing members in our community. There are many ministries in the DFW area that focus on the crucial needs of the job seeker. What makes Career Jump-Start unique is that it provides guidance for a “Successful Job Search”. We do not duplicate; we guide our members throughout the entire process. There is no charge and we hope you will invite those who you believe will benefit. Weekly meetings Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. First United Methodist Church, 503 North Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080. For more info go to:http://www.fumcr.com/pages/caring_career

 

CareerCareer Transition Support Group At Grace Presbyterian Church - Our purpose is not only to provide moral support to persons in career transition, but also to assist them in identifying and utilizing their strengths, and to equip them with the tools necessary for a successful job search. These include: An attention-grabbing resume, A well-developed LinkedIn profile, The use of the Internet and social media to facilitate the job search, Networking skills, Interviewing skills. We meet on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at Grace Presbyterian Church, 4300 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093 in Room MB1 at 9:00 a.m. For further information contact the facilitators: Mike Shaw at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bill Harrison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Group- This group has merged with the Retail Executives. (See below.)

 

Dallas ATD Career Development Special Interest Group (SIG) – This SIG meets on the 4th Monday of most months. It is free and open to learning and performance professionals who are members of Dallas ATD. Non-members may attend up to 2 sessions of any SIG free. After 2 sessions, you must join Dallas ASTD by paying the annual dues. Please visit http://tddallas.org/Events for information on upcoming meetings.

Dallas PMI Career Networking Group - The Dallas PMI Career Networking Group provides support for Project Management professionals who are seeking new career opportunities and for those who would like to assist others in their career search. This monthly session is a place to network with Project Managers and recruiters to provide positive encouragement, exchange job leads and to provide help to others in their job search. We meet at Brookhaven Country Club, 3333 Golfing Green Drive, Farmers Branch in the Fireside Room on the second Thursday of the month.  The sessions are held each month one hour before the PMI Dallas monthly dinner meeting.  Information about the dinner meetings and other events can be found here - http://pmidallas.org/meetinginfo.php Facilitator: Lois Montague - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

• DallasHR JobLink for Human Resources Professionals - JobLink is a free career development program for individuals seeking employment in the field of human resources. Individuals who are currently unemployed or who have been notified that their jobs are ending are welcome to join. Membership in DallasHR is not required. JobLink meetings are held on various dates at 9:00 a.m. at the Dallas HR office, 5001 LBJ Freeway. Suite 800 (Heritage Square II - Argosy University Building) Dallas, TX 75244. Please visit www.dallashr.org/joblink for dates and topics or call 214-631-8775 for more information on these free networking meetings.

 

Dallas/Fort Worth Retail Executives Association Transition Networking Group - A group to provide support and networking opportunities to both Retail Executives and their service supporters. The group will meet monthly to encourage networking and sharing of job leads and contacts as well as to give participants a chance to “prospect” for new opportunities. The group should provide you an avenue to widen your sphere of contacts in the retail world in the Dallas/Fort Worth through its association with REA. We are currently in the formative stages and will have our first meeting the first week of November. For more information please contact Chris Holland at 817-948-2839 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Your participation and support as well as your ideas for meeting agenda’s and formats would all be welcome. Join our new LinkedIn Group, Dallas/Fort Worth Retail Executives Association Transition Networking Group.

DFW Career Focus Group - This group of professionals (from a wide variety of professions - not just sales and business development) who are unemployed or under-employed meets each Tuesday from 8 am to 10 am. New member orientation starts promptly at 8am and will join the main meeting at 8:30am. Started in 2002 and led Dennis O’Hagan the group meets at St. Andrews UMC, 5801 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 (approx ½ mile east of the Dallas North Tollway on Plano Pkwy). Please Park in the north east parking lot (behind the church). From Plano Parkway go north on Mira Vista and pull into the parking lot behind the church. Enter thru the double glass doors on the north side of the building. There is a canopy over the double doors we need to enter… Once inside the bldg. take the stairs on your right to the second floor. Elevators are available a few feet further down the hallway on the right. Festival Hall is at the top of the stairs. For more information send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to the group website at http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/DFWsalesandbizdev

Employment Transition Ministry (ETM) @ First United Methodist Church Richardson - volunteers assist both members and referrals of the FUMCR community in their efforts to find employment, change careers, or return to the workplace. ETM's goal is to reduce the time of employment transition by networking with many local organizations, and through introductions to local companies represented by the members of FUMCR. Come visit us on every Sunday in room 209 at 11:00AM. A computer workstation will also be available for job-search use in the FUMCR library during their regularly scheduled hours.First United Methodist Church, 503 North Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080.For more information go to http://www.fumcr.com/pages/etm

 

• Empowering Job Seekers Seminar @ The Hills Church of Christ - Empowering Job Seekers, The Hills Church of Christ, 6300 North East Loop 820 North Richland Hills, Texas 76180, Meetings: Private one-on-one counseling  by appointment. Through private one-on-one counseling by appointment, we focus on teaching you how to find the 90%+ good salary paying jobs that are never advertised. For any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details. http://www.thehills.org/empowering-job-seekers/

 

Engineering Career Management Group - This group of engineering professionals who are unemployed or under-employed meet each Tuesday from 9:00 am to 10:30am at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S White Chapel Blvd – Evans Hall, Room 2234, Southlake, TX 76092. Discussions generally focus on current engineering opportuniites across many markets, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, oil / gas and all engineering diciplines from electrical, chemical, mechanical, civil, industrial and aeronautical. We share job leads, current industry trends as well as round table networking. We strongly encourage all engineers to attend. Guest speakers also present periodically to share current industry trends and opportunities. We also encourage working engineering professionals who would like to participate and contribute to present on current activities they are engaged in. For more details go tohttp://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/CSN_Engineering/

 

FENG (Financial Executives Networking Group) www.thefeng.org is a national organization for senior level financial executives. The purpose of our chapter meetings is to offer an invaluable opportunity for you to create a sharp focus of your background with the other members and to network for opportunities.We get together once a month. We occasionally have guest speakers. The bulk of the meetings are to network, meet new members, share leads and go over updates on leads. It is a no-pressure casual meeting where members can join in fellowship to discuss things. The normal schedule for the monthly meetings of the DFW Chapter of the FEI/FENG is the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 pm unless otherwise noted. If our organization fits your background, you are most welcome to attend. Call Bob Walker, Dallas Chapter Chair of the FEI/FENG, with any questions at 214-532-1152. Find out more at http://thefeng.org/chapters/announcement.php?ChapterID=15

 

Frisco Career Transition Workshop @ Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco - This is the BEST one day workshop in the DFW area. Human Resource professionals specialized in recruitment and staffing teach advanced skills, techniques and secrets for job-hunting strategies: Utilizing the Internet and Social Media in your job search, Job search strategies, Resume writing, Networking, Interviewing, Negotiating techniques. The workshop is for anyone seeking work - unemployed, under-employed or just seeking new employment. The workshop is offered on Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, 4 times a year. The workshop is FREE, snacks and lunch included along with a workbook. To Register online, please visit: www.stonebriar.org (Helping Others - Community Care - Frisco Connect - Frisco Career Transition Workshop "Register Here"  http://www.stonebriar.org/helping-others/community-impact/frisco-connect/). Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive, Frisco, Texas 75034. 

 

Frisco Connect - meets regularly on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Multi-Purpose Room, building B on the Legendary Drive side of the campus (east side) at Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Dr., Frisco, TX 75034. Foster Williams will lead these practical meetings where you can network with others seeking employment in your particular industry and with those currently employed. There is no cost for these meetings, and no registration is needed. For more info http://www.stonebriar.org/helping-others/community-impact/frisco-connect/

Grace Outreach Center Employment Network - Grace Outreach Center Job Seeker meetings have been suspended. If you would like to receive job postings, please send request to facilitator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   http://www.graceoutreachcenter.org/

Holy Cross Career Network Meeting - Do you know anyone who has lost their job, or have quit their job and are looking for their next career opportunity? The Holy Cross Career network provides mentoring and support in critical areas of the job search such as interview skills, resume writing, social media, networking and more! We have a great lineup of presenters. We meet on the 2nd Monday of every month from 6.30pm - 8:00 pm at 303 King Road, Frisco, TX 75034. Parking is available at the back and East side of the building. The meetings are open to everyone in the North Dallas area. For more info, go to https://holycrosscc.org/career-networking-ministry https://www.linkedin.com/company/holy-cross-catholic-church-career-network-ministry/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/419824971841246/ Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Human Resource Career Networking Group - Southlake - for HR professionals who are seeking new career opportunities and for those who would like to assist others in their career search. This weekly session is intended to be a place to provide positive encouragement, exchange job leads and network to provide help to others in their job search. If you are a recruiter and want to meet some outstanding talent, please join us! We have a very informal networking session weekly - Wednesday mornings - from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. We meet at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S White Chapel Blvd – Evans Hall, Room 2235, Southlake, TX 76092. For more info go to: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/HRCareerNetworkingGroup/

 

IT Focus Group - The networking group is for all jobseekers seeking IT opportunities and also we invite any IT employees as well that would like to help the unemployed obtain employment. All facets of the IT market will be observed. If you are involved in IT in anyway, we strongly encourage you to attend. We will be discussing the group's ideas of a national and perhaps a global prescence. We will be meeting Tuesdays at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S White Chapel Blvd – Evans Hall, Room 2234, Southlake, TX 76092 at 9:00am.

Job Connection Ministry @ LakePoint Church - Job Connection Meetings - Networking, Learning and Support for Job Seekers during their job search.
Every Thursday morning 9:00 AM to Noon – Room A128, Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall Campus, 701 E. Interstate 30, Rockwall, Texas 75087

  • JOB CONNECTION MEETINGS (Networking Meetings) –

    Join us in our weekly meeting designed to support individuals who is currently in a “Job Search”. It is intended to provide training and encouragement to individuals during their ongoing job search. Job seekers will be able to:
    > Interact with Job Coaches to receive both group and personal support on resume improvement, interviewing, and networking techniques
    > Network with other like-minded individuals who are also in an active job search to share leads, ideas and concepts that have discovered during their individual job searches
    > Access computer resources to aid the job search
    > Learn new techniques and nuisances of the job search process

    Meetings will be every Thursday 9 AM to Noon at Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall campus in room A-128

• The Job Axis Network (JAN) Ministry -THIS GROUP IS MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION - NOT MEETING AT THIS TIME-  is one of the outreach teams of True North Church in Frisco, Texas. Our goal is to provide caring support to individuals during their career transitions. We desire to encourage, equip and empower individuals to become all that God wants you to be. The Job Axis Network (JAN) Ministry provides support to anyone in a work life transition. Discover your God-given gifts and find a career that is right for you. We offer moral and prayer support in a safe environment, encourage the exchange of information and ideas and the sharing of resources. Join us each Monday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm (first-timers orientation from 6:30pm - 7:00pm) at True North Church, 8680 Main Street, Frisco, TX 75035. Our meetings are open to the community and there is no charge. To register, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; we provide consultation and training in the following areas which include but are not limited to the following: Skill development, Job Search Management, Branding & Personal Packaging, Resume Development, Job Search Techniques, Accountability in a Job Search, Networking Techniques, 20-Second ‘Elevator’ Pitch, Interviewing & Salary Negotiation, Career Assessment. We provide assistance to support you in finding a job. All sessions include a networking session and job lead sharing. For more information please contact either Harold Heard or Sindy Heard at 972-464-1038 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Job Searchers Club - Bedford - Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County will host a Job Club on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Job Club is designed to assist people in finding job leads to obtain employment. Open to the public. Bedford Public Library, Bonnie Finn Room, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. Bedford, Texas 76021

 

Job Seekers Ministry of St. Peter Lutheran Church - This ministry is available to support those currently seeking employment for any reason — whether unemployed, under- employed, or just seeking the life and calling that God has intended for you.  Church membership is not required and our services are provided free of charge to all members of the community.  We do not currently have regularly scheduled meetings, but are available to meet one-on-one to assist you!  As the need arises, we will plan group meetings, just not on a regular schedule.  St. Peter is located at 15701 Cleveland Gibbs Road, Roanoke, TX· 76262. For more information, call 817-491-2010 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Job Seekers Ministry of The Heights Baptist Church of Richardson - visit http://www.theheights.org/jobseekers/index.htm for more info on this group.

 

Lincoln County Networking Group - We're a loosely organized, talented group of folks, headquartered in Plano, Texas, with members all over the country. We all are (or have been) in the same boat and are serious about helping others with networking, leads, and job search information. We are a networking and lead sharing group, not a recruitment agency, although we have a number of recruiters who work with us routinely. We meet weekly, Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m., at the SMU campus in Plano. It's West of Preston Road (Hwy 289) on Tennyson Parkway. That's between Legacy Drive and Spring Creek Parkway. It's in a 2 story office complex on the South side of Tennyson. We meet in Building 4, Room 117. We're a low overhead group, so if you would like something to eat, we suggest you bring it with you. Meet with us weekly for networking, or, if you prefer, you can be a member "at large" and stay connected through our daily emails. The only obligations of membership in LCNG are that you need to be willing to: 1) share leads (that you aren't personally pursuing) with the rest of the group, and 2) agree to take calls from others in the group to help with networking and referrals. For more info go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lcngroup/ 

 

MAG!C - a special interest group for professionals in Marketing, Advertising, Graphics and Communication. Meeting Tuesdays, 9 am at United Memorial Christian Church, 1401 North Main, Euless. When creative minds come together, magic happens!! For more info go to http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/magc-group/ or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

M.E.G. - This invitation only group is for high level executives who have more than 10 years in a Vice President or Director level position. If interested in this group, please send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you and we look forward to getting to know you.

North Dallas / Plano Career Focus Group- Professionals from all industries have met in the North Dallas / Plano area since 2000. This group helps professionals who are unemployed or under-employed with all areas of their job search. The North Dallas Group meets each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am at Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road, (on the southwest corner of Coit and Parker) Plano, TX 75075. North building (closest to Parker) room N156. For more information send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For a map & agenda...click here

 

Practice Interview Team (The PIT Crew) - You must have an appointment in order to have a practice interview. Panels of interviewers are ready to help you practice for that real interview.  The practice interview team is made up of volunteers from multiple industries and they attempt to ask the questions that your potential employer might ask.  The team will need research time so  "Appointments are taken on a first-come basis, for proper preparation no appointments will be accepted after 6 pm the previous day." You must have an appointment in order to have a practice interview.  Observers are welcome and no appointment is required to be an observer. We meet each Wednesday from 1 - 2:45pm at CUMC, 3101 Coit Road, (Southwest corner of Coit and Parker) Plano TX. Send your resume and a current job description to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 972-861-CREW (2739)

 Real Estate Networking Group - We are a group of real estate professionals who provide job seeking support & networking information to our members within the DFW area. Our group consists of active job-seekers & employed professionals who may want to change jobs. We are a diverse group of real-estate professionals from many functional areas. We have members in property & asset management to development & acquisitions to finance & mortgage bankers to architects, Engineers & facilities planners. Come and network with us.  We meet each Friday from 7:30am to 9:30am at The Lincoln Centre Café, lower level , Two Lincoln Centre, 5420 LBJ Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75244 - Phone 214.649.1029. The building located in the south-east quadrant of LBJ Freeway the North Dallas Tollway. Please park on the surface parking. For more info go to http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/RENGDFW/

 

• Senior Connection started in 2002 This is a networking meeting for individuals age 50 and older who are looking for employment. It’s an opportunity to learn about employers who are “Older Worker Friendly”, other employment resources, and ways to be competitive in the job search. To attend, you must be at least 50 years old and must RSVP in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 214-823-5700. The group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 10am to noon at The Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75219. Sponsored by The Senior Source, Senior Employment Program. Website: http://www.theseniorsource.org/pages/senioremployment.html or click here for current program information.

Southlake Focus Group – Started in 2001 this group helps professionals who are unemployed or under-employed, networking for their next job. The Southlake Focus Group meets at White's Chapel United Methodist Church every Thursday from 8 am to 10:30 am. The church is located at 185 South White’s Chapel Blvd in Southlake, TX 76092. The group meets in Wesley Hall. For more info visit www.southlakefocusgroup.com

Southlake Logistics & Supply Chain (LOGS) Group - We are a special interest group for the logistics, supply chain, transportation and warehousing sectors. We seek to share leads, network and provide fellowship and share information in the various supply chain functions. We no longer meet on a regular schedule, however··you can network with us via our Yahoo group. For more info http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/LOGSGROUP/

 

St. Jude Career Alliance- We invites all who are underemployed, unemployed or just ready to seek a new career direction to join us as we explore a new weekly program.  Three times a year we hold a 5 week "Mission Critical Job" program from 9am till noon, Wednesdays. The other weeks of the year we have speakers on various topics from 9am to 10:30am on Wednesdays. We will meet at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 N. Greenville Ave. Allen, TX 75002.  RSVP’s are nice but not necessary.  For questions please contact Della Doss 972-727-1177 ext 2230 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or visit http://www.stjudecareeralliance.net/

Tarrant County Senior Executive Networking Group - Networking group targeting Senior level executives.· Meets Mondays at 10:00am. For all interested/qualified executives needing to network email Ken Cage at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Technology Executives Networking Group - The Technology Executives Networking Group (TENG) is a professional community of selected Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, vice presidents and directors of technology with organizations ranging from startups to the global Fortune 100, from non-profits to government agencies. http://www.dfw-teng.org/

 

The Links - Premier HR Networking - The LINKS is a networking group for HR Directors and VP's with a base salary of $90K+ that are looking to network with their peers or looking for their next opportunity and willing to pay it forward. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. To attend the meetings, you must be part of The LINKS Yahoo Group. Here is the website to join http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheLinks_dfw/join. We are also listed under the groups section of Linkedin. The group is called The Links_dfw

 

Career Workshops - 4,6,8,12 week programs

 Meetings are business casual and cell phone friendly. Be sure to bring business cards to share.
There MAY be a charge for materials at many of these groups.

Be sure to check out the groups in your area...click here to go to the map of the groups listed below.

 

Career Care @ St. Andrew UMC - Directions: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano. Park on the east side of the campus, which is the Mira Vista street entrance, and park in the upper North lot and enter those doors. The rooms are down the hallway.  

    • "Quick Start Your Job Search" @ St. Andrew UMC - If you are NEW to your job search and have recently attended, or you are planning to attend, the regular St Andrew CareerCare program on Monday nights, then we invite you to come EARLY and attend a special session at 6:00 PM SHARP (arrive 5:45) to "Quick Start your Job Search", and then join the regular session at 7pm (see below). No registration is needed, and it is also a free session. Content:- Our volunteer professional recruiters will present "Quick Start your Job Search", an overview/orientatio n on how to develop and conduct a search from start to finish, including a resume template, registration for CareerCare job postings, and advice on interviewing, networking, etc. in a one hour "quick start" format at 6:00 PM in room 137. Then, at 7:00 PM you will join the regular meeting in the Youth Commons room for networking to get leads/contacts and hear a speaker who goes more in-depth on one key aspect of the job search method.

CAREERSOLUTIONS Workshop & Radio Program – This 12-week recurring workshop is FREE for the unemployed, and unhappily employed. We use faith-based principles, coupled with the experience of a 31 year HR career of our founder.  We meet 6-9pm at multiple locations around the metroplex, to equip those in transition: Resumes, Interviewing, Networking, Job Search Planning, Negotiating Job Offers, Financial Survival and much more. Our radio program, “CAREERSOLUTIONS with David Rawles” airs to augment and support principles taught in our workshops with expert guests discussing current employment issues. For more info go to www.careersolutionsworkshop.org … Workshop is FREE. Materials Cost is $40 and includes David book, Finding a Job God’s Way.

  • Groups by Location
    • Euless – Thursdays 6-9pm, First Baptist Church Euless, 1000 W. Airport Fwy., Room 115, Euless, TX 76039, For info, contact founder, David Rawles, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 817-312-4503.
    •  Fort Worth -  Tuesdays 6-9pm, Pleasant Mt Gilead Baptist Church, 5312 Houghton Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107. For info contact Kimberly Nelson at 817-443-7904 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 CareerWorks - Wilkinson Center - CareerWorks is a 2 week course designed for job seekers who have a hard time finding job due to employment barriers. In this class students will learn how to think like the employer, develop good answers to difficult questions and how to market yourself. Students will also develop a 5 year career plan. For job seekers without computer skills, there is a 6 week basic class that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint offered prior to the start of CareerWorks. There is an onsite computer lab available for students to use for job search after class and a Jobview Kiosk machine.

All classes are FREE. There is an orientation the 3rd Friday of every month at 10am. The classes are Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 11:30am. To attend the orientation, please call Eyeisha Washington at 214-269-1418 x 391 or Rachael Berhe at 972-284-0311. Wilkinson Center at Eastfield College in Pleasant Grove. 802 S. Buckner Blvd, Dallas 75217. www.
wilkinsoncenter.org

CAREER TRANSITION WORKSHOP - The Career Transition Workshop is designed as a 12-week recurring series to help job seekers. It is open to all unemployed, underemployed, and employed individuals in transition. The workshop targets executives, managers, and professionals. People from all walks in life, however, can benefit from the series. During the workshop, participants learn proven tools and techniques to advance their job search. They get the opportunity to network and fellowship with other seekers. The methodology we teach participants to use is time-tested, faith-focused, and biblically-based. Consequently, it works! For more info go to http://www.careertransitionworkshop.org. This program consist of a 12 week program...you can jump in on any session.  

  • Southlake - Mondays 6-9pm, White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake, TX 76092. For more info, call 682-365-6367

Career Transitions - Denton @ Denton Bible Church - Career Transitions Ministries meets at Denton Bible Church each Wednesdays from 6:45pm-8:45pm (First Timers Orientation at 6:00pm) Learning Center #2 – Room 102, 2121 Nottingham, Denton, TX 76209. Teaching topics include: Job Search Management Branding & Personal Packaging Resume Development Finding Job Search Focus Networking Techniques Two Minute Presentation Interviewing & Salary Negotiation Accountability in a Job Search All sessions include a networking circle and job lead sharing. Leader – Dick Welday. To register send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or go to http://www.dentonbible.org/index.php?pfile=careers&mfile=ministrieslm&dir=ministries

Career Transitions - Plano @ Prestonwood Baptist Church -The Tuesday evening Career Transition meeting at Prestonwood Baptist Church will be taking a break as we are in the process of developing a new program to address the needs of those who are in the midst of a career transition.  In the meantime, to receive updates on the status of the Tuesday meetings, please go to www.prestonwoodfoundation.org and click on the Career Transition tab on the top left hand corner.

Career Transition Ministry @ Irving Bible Church - We meet Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:30 in room West B. Here is link to the building map http://www.irvingbible.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/IBC_Building_Map.pdfWe offer an 8 week program to guide you through a successful job search along with support and fellowship. You are welcome to join at anytime during the program. A couple of the weeks are set aside as open discussion nights to address your concerns.  Let us give you a view from the Hiring side to assist you in preparing your resume, teaching you interview skills, reviewing how best to use networking in your job search, providing information on internet searching, and much more.

  JOB CONNECTION – LAKE POINTE CHURCH – Support for the Job Seeker - Career Launch Workshops - Job Search Training for the individuals
Every Tuesday morning 9:00 AM to Noon – Room A128, Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall Campus, 701 E. Interstate 30, Rockwall, Texas 75087

The Job Search Process is taught in four classroom training style workshops. Check out our current schedule at www.lakepointe.org/jobconnection
Workshop 1 – Discovering your career direction
> What you need to know
> How to choose a career direction
> How to effectively identify and communicate your accomplishments
Workshop 2 – Resumes that Wow ‘Em
> An in-depth look at how to write an accomplishment-based resume.
Workshop 3 – Interviews That Get the Job
> How to master the interview process:
> Questions you will be asked
> Questions YOU should ask
> How to effectively “bridge” your accomplishments during the interview
> Salary negotiation
> And much, much more…
Workshop 4 – Exploring the Hidden Job Market
> Learn how to network to discover jobs in the “Hidden Job Market”.
> If you are changing careers, this meeting is a MUST!!

Meetings will be every Tuesday 9 AM to Noon at Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall campus in room A-128

Frisco Career Transition Workshop @ Stonebriar Community Church - This is the BEST one day workshop in the DFW area. Human Human Resource professionals specialized in recruitment and staffing teach advanced skills, techniques and secrets for job-hunting strategies: Utilizing the Internet and Social Media in your job search, Job search strategies, Resume writing, Networking, Interviewing, Negotiating techniques. The workshop is for anyone seeking work - unemployed, under-employed or just seeking new employment. The workshop is offered on Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, 4 times a year. The workshop is FREE, snacks and lunch included along with a workbook. To Register online, please visit: www.stonebriar.org (Helping Others - Community Care - Frisco Connect - Frisco Career Transition Workshop "Register Here"). You must register - http://www.stonebriar.org/helping-others/community-impact/frisco-connect/

Path Forward: Life Solutions for Today's Job Seeker @ First Baptist Church - Garland - is a ministry of our church that will provide help, hope, and healing for the job seekers in our community. The purpose of this ministry is to provide individuals with: Help - by practical and useful training and tools to educate and assist, Hope - by scriptural encouragement and biblical mentoring, Healing - to allow persons to move on from the previous experiences that may hold them back. Path Forward meetings will be held on Monday nights in the MAC, from 6:30-8:30 pm. MacDonald Activity Center (MAC) building First Baptist Church-Garland, 425 S 9th St, Garland, TX 75040, (972) 276-5273. The planned program will span 12 weeks, with four seminar cycles offered annually - spanning the entire year, since job searches aren't limited to a certain time of the year. There is no charge for this ministry. Sessions will include tools & tips for résumé writing, job interview techniques, networking, and other related topics. Biblical perspectives on jobs, career, and related personal issues will be offered as well.
This ministry is for all people, regardless of their membership or relationship with First Baptist Church. The ministry is also attempting to meet the needs of both white collar and blue collar workers. A skilled ministry team has been assembled to plan, organize, and implement the ministry, led by Vickie Lee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (972-686-8169). Visit the website at http://www.fbcg.org/fbg/path_forward_life_solutions_for_job_seeker To see the flyer...click here

St. Jude Career Alliance- We invites all who are underemployed, unemployed or just ready to seek a new career direction to join us as we explore a new weekly program.  Three times a year we hold a 5 week "Mission Critical Job" program from 9am till noon, Wednesdays. The other weeks of the year we have speakers on various topics from 9am to 10:30am on Wednesdays. We will meet at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 N. Greenville Ave. Allen, TX 75002.  RSVP’s are nice but not necessary.  For questions please contact Della Doss 972-727-1177 ext 2230 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or visit http://www.stjudecareeralliance.net/

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) -

Offices by Location

  • Job Search Seminar - TWC - Garland -Fridays from 2pm - 4pm at TWC, 217 North 10th Street, Garland, TX 75040 call 972-276-8361x2110
  • Job Search Seminar - TWC - Preston @ Alpha - 5955 Alpha Rd, Suite 200, Dallas, TX  75240, call 972-388-5600
    • **All Workshops are First Come, First Served. Limited Seating** (as of 8/4/14)
      • UI/WIA Orientation - Mondays @ 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
      • Intro to Computers - Tuesdays @ 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
      • Microsoft Word I - Basic - Tuesdays @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      • Microsoft Word II- Intermediate - Wednesdays @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
      • Microsoft Word III- Advanced - Thursdays @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      • Microsoft Excel I - Basic - Wednesdays @ 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m
      • Microsoft Excel II - Intermediate - Thursdays @ 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      • Microsoft Excel III – Advanced - Fridays @ 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m
      • Interviewing - Fridays @ 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
      • PowerPoint - Fridays @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      • Résumé Writing I - Wednesdays @ 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m
      • Résumé Writing II - Thursdays @ 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
      • Workintexas.com (How to use) - Tuesdays @ 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m
  • Job Search Seminar - TWC - Grand Prarie- Thursdays from 1:30pm to 5pm at TWC, 801 West Freeway Street, 5th Floor, Grand Prairie, TX 75051 call 972-264-5881
  • Job Prep Seminar - TWC - Grand Prarie- Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 1:30pm to 5pm at TWC, 801 West Freeway Street, 5th Floor, Grand Prairie, TX 75051 call 972-264-5881
  • Job Club - TWC - Terrell Office - The WIT (Work In Texas), Job Club brings together local unemployed people of all ages who are looking for work and ready to enter the workforce. Here, job seekers help and encourage each other to find work. It provides a range of facilities and services to help Job Club participants return to employment. It is free of charge and is available to all Workforce Solutions customers who are Job Ready. Under the expert guidance of the WIT staff, you will receive training and support in developing your job seeking skills and the Job Club will provide you with the resources needed for an intensive search for work. They meet each Thursday from 1-2pm at WorkForce Solutions - Terrell Office, 109 Tejas, Suite 300, Terrell TX 75160. 972-563-7271

 

The Womens Center of Tarrant County -The Women's Center believes passionately in the value of strong, long-term and short-term employment programs that help people get into the labor market, build skills, earn income, advance in the labor market and be financially self-sufficient. The Women’s Center of Tarrant County is located at 1723 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, TX 76110. Job-seekers should call our direct number at (817) 927-4050 to register for the orientation. For more info go to http://www.womenscenter.info/Esnew.htm There are three main Employment programs:

    • Jobs Now! - A two-week group-training program that features individual assessment, job targeting, job search training, and job placement assistance, designed to help people find the best possible job in the shortest possible time. There is no cost to participate in this program.
    • Strengthening Family Services - An intensive job readiness and placement service for welfare families who want better futures. Participants must pre-qualify with Department of Human Services or the Workforce Center. This program is provided in partnership with six Workforce Centers in Tarrant County
    • Individual Employment Assistance - This job search service is primarily for the unemployed and under-employed, who cannot participate in JOBS NOW! training classes. Clients must be referred by a Women's Center staff person. Career assessment inventory available for a small fee.

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