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August 9, 2010

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August 9, 2010

Doug and Susan Thorpe both have done a fabulous job with JMS. They’re not only bringing different guest speakers to the main meeting but also organizing work shops such as resume writing, marketing planning, and interviewing techniques. In addition, Doug also teaches the benefits of social media such as Linkedin.

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At JMS, I am able to expand my professional network with others outside of my industry sector. In addition, I’ve learned a great deal from the guest speakers and have added them to my Linkedin contacts.

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I am glad to have met and worked with Doug/Susan and the volunteers at JMS. It takes a very special character to do what's need to be done and I am very proud to be part of JMS.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 15, 2010

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February 15, 2010

I spent about 4 months contributing to and learning from the folks at JMS. JMS offers practical help to the job search process. They provided a forum to learn about myself - both strengths and areas of growth. Opportunities to assist and contribute to the job search of others. The leadership provided inspiration to follow Gods direction for my life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Practical help in the search process.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Inspiration and leadership when I was down and needed support

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 27, 2010

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January 27, 2010

About six years ago I used to go to Between Jobs ministry, but it was a long comute. This past summer I learned about Jobs Ministry Southwest and started attending and was invited to join the Segue Group. I just love helping and giving back to this organization. Doug has done a great job in organization, speakers, and information given to our members.In my openion I think this organization does a better job in offering its members information for thier search.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the information given here really works in its members job search, and the joy shared when someone lands.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 27, 2010

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January 27, 2010

As a job hunter who has been "out of the market" for years, raising children, I've been very impressed by the caliber of help available through JMS - Free! for people like me in search of employment.Through the JMS website, I've accessed sophisticated tools to update my skills and help me understand what employers are now looking for. Now I can "market" my skills and experience in terms that today's employers understand and value. Their outstanding motivational speakers, keep me going, since persistence and a "can-do" attitude is essential in this job market. Like "life", the more effort I put into the JMS program, the more I get out of it. I don't think I could find a better job training/hunting program in the profit-making world.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide personal counseling & testing for clients who have been out of work for a year or more. Many job hunters don't realize they should be looking in a different field;that their talents are in a different area. I've met several people who need that.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 27, 2010

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January 27, 2010

I am an alumnus of Job’s Ministry Southwest, and found the program to be extremely helpful, by providing much needed insight in to job search process along with providing support and encouragement. Mr. Thorpe does an excellent job of finding unique and informative speakers that provide the group with information to given them a competitive advantage in this challenging job market. This is a great cause that I have and will continue to support.

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Doug Thorpe works tirelessly to provide the tools and motivation needed to succeed in a job search. If you listen and follow the directions and work with a Green Light group you will get a job.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 27, 2010

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January 27, 2010

Doug Thorpe and the volunteer staff at JMS have given me the tools to set myself apart from the hundreds of other job seekers in my field. I'm confident that setting myself apart from the rest of the herd will result in an interivew, offer and landing.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

improving my networking skills. My improved networking and contact aquisition obtained me interviews with employers who have not yet publicized their openings.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting other people struggling with the my same issues.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely helpful and realize that in helping others they help themselves; great role models.

Ways to make it better...

I would have known about it sooner.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 27, 2010

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January 27, 2010

I have attended JMS since the start of the year. After 31 years of unbroken employment with essentially the same company I quickly came to realize that while skilled in many areas; job searching was not one of them. Doug Thorpe has a real passion to help people seeking work and JMS is a tremendous resource that far exceeded my expectations for both practical and emotional support. I recommend JMS to anyone who is seeking work and unsure how to go about it effectively.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

gaining the skills and understanding of what it will take to reenter the workforce ina job that fits my passion and skills.

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It has been a terrific and fun learning experience.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Knowledgable, compassionate, and dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 27, 2010

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January 27, 2010

In the networking groups, I've met several valuable contacts. Doug Thorpe's devotionals are always helpful and thought-provoking. The main speakers have been excellent the last few weeks. They bring priceless tips and hilarious stories to illustrate their serious points.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the tips exchanged in the small networking groups and in the large group's very helpful presentations.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

start one closer to where I live.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

interacting constructively with the speakers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful and friendly

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

focus even more individualized attention on clients who really need help, find more of the high caliber speakers like the most recent ones, and allow them to branch out into their respective areas of expertise for the clients who need the help.

Ways to make it better...

the location were not so far a drive for me.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

how they might handle a serious economic recovery. Many of the clients would then be gainfully employed -- a good thing, to be sure.

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I've had a blast listening to the main speakers recently.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 27, 2010

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January 27, 2010

I have been involved with Job Ministry Southwest for about 3 months. JMS has been an extremely valuable resource in my job search. I have learned how to rebrand myself and sell my experience to prospective employers. In addition, JMS has helped me stay focused on my job search and avoid hitting the walls that typically set one up for failure.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

having the opportunity to network with others and learn from them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

experienced professionals that were willing to use their experience and skills to help others in need of guidance and support.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 26, 2010

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January 26, 2010

I was laid off here in Houston due to the economic downturn in February 2009, so I have been looking for a job for almost a year now. I have worked in the information technology industry in Houston for 30 years and I am 52 years old. At times I have been very discouraged because I would get interviews but never an offer. JMS has been a huge encouragement to me!!! The speakers are great and the other job seekers have been a real support. I am not alone!!!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The upbeat speakers that have been at each weekly meeting. The excellent advice on current and most effective job search techniques versus the old ways to search. Small group meetings sponsored during the week where we can talk and get more help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Doug Thorpe has a very difficult job and is doing a great job. He has over 200 people attending weekly joint meetings and about 10 small group meetings during the week. People feel free to volunteer under his leadership.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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