June 5, 2013

Where has the time gone?

It’s been a year since PSGMC was founded to help job seekers get back to work.

In those 365 days, we’ve celebrated successes of our friends who have landed, shared their disappointment as promising leads fizzled, and provided encouragement and advice to help each other be successful in a job search.

Our weekly meetings have offered a variety of speakers on topics as diverse as organizing and conducting a job search, personal branding, writing a resume, nailing the interview, and keeping physically and emotionally strong during the search.

Networking exercises have created new friendships and deepened existing relationships. 

But as successful as the meetings have been, it’s only part of our mission: to provide a supportive community, training, resources, and volunteering opportunities to enable professionals to find their marketplace value and network into employment.

Like any fledgling organization, PSGMC has encountered setbacks. Funding remains a concern, affecting how we can best deliver the services we know are needed. The complexity of government forms needed to secure non-profit status seems to grow at every step.

But we have made significant progress behind the scenes.

The Training Committee is ready to test the new course curriculum as the search for permanent classroom space continues. The IT Committee has been designing systems not only to register students and deliver course materials, but to provide the administrative tools needed to run the organization. The Communications Committee has launched the PSGMC blog with this initial post.

That meetings consistently attract an average of 50-55 attendees has given us confidence that we are fulfilling a need. With your continued support and participation, we are looking forward to doing even more in the next 365 days.

- Peggy Woosnam
Communications Committee

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