Jobs Ministry Southwest, Inc.

Rating: 4.83 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Human Services

Location: 1860 Fm 359 #128 Richmond TX 77406 USA

Mission:

Jobs Ministry Southwest (JMS) is committed to helping people from entry level to senior executives better manage their careers by providing a wide variety of programs and services. On a weekly basis we provide our members with General Sessions, various Career Management Groups covering numerous disciplines and industry segments, as well as various workshops. Many workshops and special programs are designed to provide our members with the opportunity to interact with other professionals and develop skills to improve themselves and their career prospects.
Geographic areas served: Southeast Texas, Houston and surrounding counties

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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I found the ministry very useful in my job search. The presentations were on a variety of topics relevant to my search. I would recommend this ministry for anyone searching for a new position.

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

providing additional tools for my job search.

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

support of the other members.

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

very friendly and helpful.

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

expand it's services across the metro area.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Great organization. Always great selection of weekly group meetings. The best is the special speakers that give many different perspectives on the job search, no matter the background. The extra events are the best having all day meetings that include well known speakers. The training on LinkedIn has been followed by many people that I know and have passed on the knowledge I gained.

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

Reorganization of my Resume that has received more employer's compliments

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

The time the leadership takes in listening to issues. Also the Saturday all day sessions

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

Very friendly and willing to take time with everyone

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

JMS has been a Godsend for me. After transplanting myself across the continent three times in the last three years, it is nice to have a home. Unemployment is typically seen as a time of despair; however, I have been given hope attending JMS. Doug directed me to a counselor to assist with my depression (no more anti-depressants for me) then he led me to create a poster of my ideal job. I see that poster everyday hanging in my room giving me focus as to what I am looking for in a job. The networking groups force me to speak up and get out of my comfort zone. The input I get from others helps me to get out of my head and realize I am not the only unemployed person or for that matter a highly qualified one. If you are looking for a job, I stongly recommend that you attend JMS. Learning to write well constructed resume will make it worth your time if nothing else. Hope to see you there. Bobbi Hodge

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

helpful and supportive.

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

reach out to more people around the nation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

As a job search speaker and teacher I present at similar organizations around the country. JMS is among the best at what they do. This ministry is a calling for Doug Thorpe. JMS was launched with no funding and continues to offer world-class job search advice, techniques and connections at no cost to the job seeking public. I know personally of the time and commitment that Doug makes for the benefit of those he counsels.

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

grow this uniquely structured program across the nation. JMS has a smart, efficient workable process that takes job seekers from novice to expert in a period of approximately 6 weeks.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

To Whom It May Concern: This is my personal recommendation for Jobs Ministry Southwest (JMS). I have been associated with this organization since March 2004. I found from the beginning that this group and its leaders and volunteers are welcoming and accepting of all individuals no matter their background, economic status, social status, job level, religious affiliation, etc…. JMS leaders and volunteers display a genuine interest in each individual and a desire to help all individuals through their job transition period. In addition to bringing in speakers covering all topics regarding how to find that next career opportunity or just getting through the rough times experienced during the job transition they offer assistance in resume writing, interviewing, and networking and salary/benefit negotiations. They have an experienced group of professional volunteers available to coach you one-on-one through every step of the job transition process. The organization also provides an individual with a place to network with others in the same situation at the weekly meeting. I highly recommend this group to any individual going through a job transition.

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

meeting new people and sharing experiences and techniques used in searching for a new career.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

JMS is a great jobs ministry. They have two very good ways of supporting a person in their job search. First, the meetings themselves are a good place to network, and to find support. Second, the speakers that they have are top notch, and provide good insight into finding and holding the next job.

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

how to organize a resume

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

The interactions with other job seekers

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

Very friendly and helpful

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

JMS is a fantastic group for anyone who finds themself in between jobs. So many of us dedicate so much time to being the best at our jobs that when we find ourselves in transition, we really don't know what to do or where to start. I myself had not had to look for a job in more than 20 years. I had enjoyed a very successful career in roles where I had moved up the corporate ladder. I left my last role as a Vice President of a major financial firm, but I truly did not know how to market myself in this new economy. JMS provided practical but creative advice on how to improve my chances of landing that perfect job. The knowledge and assistance that they provide is PRICELESS! Doug Thorpe is a phenomenal leader and the people who attend truly believe in paying it forward. Everyone helps everyone and that is what sets this group apart. I frequently send friends who find themselves in transition to JMS. You won't find a better support group for landing that next great opportunity. Thank you JMS!

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

Everything - This group is wonderful

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

FANTASTIC!!!

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

serve even more people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

God directs us if we allow, first you have to have the spiritual means to confirm your personal strengths have value. Then you just have to have the power to release the "Faith" into God's hands, which is what I did by allowing JMS to openly guide me.. JMS is by far the most extraordinary gift to those who attend. Having been laid off you tend to reachout but without real direction. JMS has helped me structure my direction and where to best focus my energies: Effctive resume writing, Networking power tools, and overall the consistent "positive" attitiude that the memebers portray each week. The consistent basis of communicaiton and job search links and job opportunites passed are phenominal--constant feed back daily. It has helped me feel comfortable in my job search and know that I am capable of doing anything, and most importantly that change is enevitable but with change comes great oportunities for us all-you have to be confident and not give up. Get up everyday and begin with the Go Getter attitude. My weekly attendance reaffirms that there are many so many opportunies with in our networking group it's real people going through the same challenges. Overall the most important aspect is it has helped me really outline my accomplishments, which to so vital to who I really am and what I really have to offer the business world. It also reminds me that these tools are things I must continue to monitor even after I am employed to maintain my credentails. I highly recommened attending JMS to all my friends--absolutely a "Power" Booster we need!

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

Noting my accomplishments, defining really what I have done in my career. We tend to discount ourselves at times and take our benefits for granted. WOW, it's amazing to know who I am and rediscover the raod I have traveled...

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

The people and dynamics of their outlook. Not one person comes across as the "poor me" mindset. It's true synergy filtering into this group. We enteract and talk, no fear to openly shake someones hand and speak out. Also the resources they feed-WOW!

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

All ready to help and reach out with anything they can to help...lots of email communication.

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

Branch out so much farther to my unemployed friends in other states--they need resources for the on-hand networking we have here--they would really benefit. We all hve to have a reason to get up and meet and greet...this is it!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I feel like I have a successful resume from what I learned by attending training at JMS. The people are friendly and supportive and I am very pleased with my experience at JMS.

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

writing a more professional resume.

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

the people that I met.

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

highly qualified professionals.

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

help 100 million people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I like JMS and rate #1. They work to help others and provide them with job postings, advices, workshops, meetings and great networking opportunities. Thanks you JMS. God bless all who is working there.

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

job placement

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

help others to better their lives by facilating their job search and support them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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