Triad Career Network
Triad Career Network is a community outreach ministry of our church. Our first meeting was held Feb. 6, 2009, with six in attendance. We have now grown to 251 active members and have 79 alumni working full time. That's 320 members – 64 percent male and 36 percent female; 90 percent are college graduates; 22.5 percent have an MBA or higher; and 7.5 percent have international experience.
Triad Career Network is now meeting Memorial 304 each Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30 am.
We have evolved over time and continue to broaden our efforts in different and exciting ways to help members of the community "find their way" to a new job. As you know the job market continues to be tight, and there is little short term evidence that it will be changing soon. Therein lies the purpose of this request. Eighty percent of job opportunities are never posted and are filled by word of mouth. The three most important things a job seeker must accomplish in their job search are networking, networking and networking. We are asking you to be a part of their/our network.
I know, I have heard it before, "I don't know anybody." You do know somebody. You don't go though the day without talking to somebody and you never know who has information about an upcoming opportunity unless you ask.
Here is what we are asking you to do:
- Talk to your friends about our Web site http://www.triadcareernetwork.org. Take a look at the site yourself, too.
- Be willing to receive an e-mail message from us every two to four weeks to keep you up to date on what we are doing so you can mention it in conversation when appropriate.
- Listen for potential opportunities that might be coming up in the future that would be of interest to members of the group.
- Talk to your friends and contacts about our nonprofit and our efforts to create an income bridge with temporary and contract work for our members.
- Tell people about our full color advertisements in The Business Journal.
- Solicit your friends and contacts to join our network.
– Bill Linton, Jeff Claypool, Dick Bruce, group facilitators