Christians In Career Transition

Meetings for job seekers are typically the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of the month – No meetings for the rest of 2020

A job seeking support ministry

Notice During Pandemic:  Christians in Career Transition (CICT) is a support ministry that assists active job seekers or employed individuals who are considering a job change. Our focus is around understanding your current employment situation and helping identify viable solutions that will gain employment. The four main areas we provide guidance on are getting started, resume advice, networking, and interviewing. Due to the current Pandemic we are suspending meetings for the rest of 2020.  We continue to be available for one-on-one consultation. Counselor’s contact information can be found on our website at stmatthewcatholic.org/counselors.

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What is the Christians In Career Transition (CICT) Ministry?

Mission: To provide guidance for those out of work or about to be out of work who attend the CICT meetings regardless of their faith, for the purpose of helping them find employment. This is accomplished by discussing issues encountered by job seekers, recommending actions and providing advice based on experience, critiquing resumes, providing articles and reference publications, fostering work group interchanges, discussing networking and interviewing techniques, suggesting people with whom they can network, directing job seekers to employ various tips and methods to aid their search, and distributing job leads and postings.

Goals:  We are an Ecumenical support ministry that began at St. Matthew Church in Charlotte, NC during March 1997. Since that time, we have helped hundreds of people to understand and successfully put into practice those methods and procedures for finding and accepting employment.  People who come to St. Matthew’s Christians in Career Transition have lost their jobs, or are working in a job that does not or soon will not provide a family supporting income and benefits.

Volunteer Opportunities:  We are always looking for more counselors who can share their own job search experiences with job seekers.  Click on the Counselors link to see our current counselors and the process for joining the ministry.

Approach for Job Seekers:  The CICT ministry provides their services free of charge. A job seekers obligation to CICT is very simple. We ask that when you get that new job, you let the facilitator / counselors know your status, help others find a position of employment by being a network contact, and advising us of positions that you know are available.

There are numerous other groups in the Greater Charlotte community that provide support, and job seekers are encouraged to visit them. However, we ask all job seekers to keep us informed of their status.

Meetings are typically the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of the month.  Click on the Meeting Schedule link for the date, time and location of our next meeting.

In the meantime, think about your major issues encountered while searching for suitable employment?

  • Starting a business
  • Have not worked in years
  • Changing field of work
  • Transitioning from military service
  • Difficulty networking
  • No response to resumes sent
  • Consider yourself too old

We look forward to addressing your questions and concerns related to your job search

While You Wait for the Next CICT Meeting, feel free to contact any of our counselors to discuss your issues & potential solutions for you. See Counselor Tab on this site.

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We are an encouraging group of professionals that have 20+ years of experience each in hiring and developing talent and look forward to sharing helpful hints we have learned throughout our careers on how to best navigate the job search. The format of our meeting is an OPEN discussion focused around your specific job search challenges and where you can make progress toward landing a job. These are your meetings.

If you have specific suggestions for our upcoming meeting, feel free to email them to Randy Gartz at randy.gartz@gmail.com and put CICT Discussion Suggestions in the Subject line.

(If you have landed a job and / or if you wish to have your name removed from the CICT distribution, please let me know.)

Have a Super Week!

Randy Gartz
Randy.Gartz@gmail.com