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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
The outstanding programs at JMS have provided me with the skill sets and continuing motivation to maintain an effective career development program. Each week offers a choice of six concurrent workshops to develop skills in specific areas, an insightful devotional message and an energizing keynote speaker, as well as ample networking opportunities and referrals to outside/third party assistance or training. I highly recommend JMS to anyone initiating a job search and to those further along in career transition.
A good support system for those in between jobs in the Southwest Houston area. JMS provides encouragement, job search skills and a network of individuals to support each other. Unfortunately I have not attended very frequently because of the travel distance and the themes of the latest speakers, which have not interested me.
JMS has really given me some insight on my job search. I have only been too two sessions and I am very impressed. Professional, approachable and the time I am there, very informative. I wish I had found them sooner. I told a friend in Dallas she needs to find such a group. I tell everyone who is looking for a job or just needs some guidance and support about this program. Monique
JMS has been a blessing to me and a wonderful and convenient option to someone who lives in the southwest outskirts of Houston. The resources provided are valuable and up-to-date. For someone who hasn't had to look for job in "many moons", is a perfect was to transition to your jobsearch strategy for 2010. The spin-off "Greenlight Groups" are also an additional resource where you can meet with a smaller group of your peers to track, brainstorm and get feedback on your jobsearch.
This is the second job search training group I have ever attended. The organization and technical operations of Job Ministry Southwest seminars have been above my wildest expectation. It has been a family of job seekers motivating and teaching each other of all the things we can do to enhance our job searches. A priceless service that is cost free to us job hunters.
I was given a destaff date in November 2009 and was concerned of being another person added to the unemployment list. A coworker of mine told me about Jobs Ministry Southwest amongst other outplacement groups as her husband was also umemployed and looking for work. My husband is also unemployed so we both attended one of the meetings. On a weekly basis, every Tuesday from 9am-Noon, Mr. Thorpe arranges for guest speakers who come in and speak to the group. This program gives you all the tools to help with your job search. Classes on resume writing, interviewing, networking and more are some of the tools provided free of cost. Mr. Thorpe, his wife and members of the group are very helpful and caring in providing help when needed.
JMS provides tools,resources, and networking to help with employment transition. A great organization for encouragement, devotion, and life skills to maintain focus, hope, and faith. Very dynamic and growing while providing the latest information through speakers and resources.
JMS is awesome! Great all around. They help you with meeting, seminars, how to stuff, and practically anything to get a job. I love it!
Some things in this life you can't explain,you have to experience it for yourself.It was far for me to come all the way form Kempwood and Gessner.I would highly recommend the program and people to anyone unemployed.
I attended JMS meetings weekly and participated in the Green Light groups associated with JMS while seeking employment. I participated for approximately 2 months before "landing" a job. The resources made available to me through JMS were extremely helpful. JMS has Rick Gillis present one week and he presented his Accomplishment Sheet. I used this Accomplishment Sheet concept to land my job. Thank you JMS!