Make Your Next Move

There are few things more stressful than finding a new job. Whether you're underemployed, unemployed, or considering a new career, Job Search Focus Group is here to help. Our support and guidance have benefited over 13,000 people in Greater Cincinnati since 1992.

Join us this online Monday. We want you to be our next success story.

Networking: The Smartest Way to Get a Job

1%

of online job applications lead to an offer

30%

of available jobs are posted

80%

of jobs are found through networking

At JSFG, networking is more than a buzzword. Members and special guest volunteers actively mentor, listen, coach, learn, teach, share the latest workforce/marketplace developments and hold each other accountable for acting upon our plans.

Human connections remain the best way to get hired. Our network of fellow job seekers, alumni, career coaches, and employment experts can help you make your next, best move.

What Makes JSFG Unique

High Caliber Members

Over 90% of our members have a Bachelor's Degree: 60% have a Master's or higher. 

Monday Online Meetings

Finding a job is full-time operation: Start your week on the right foot with our powerful network. 

Contemporary Career Resources

Determine your transferable skills, learn from workshops and webinars, and find services in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

There are few organizations that serve a group of experienced professionals at such a low cost.

Share your frustrations with an audience that truly understands. Craft your first resume or your first resume in decades. Explore new career paths. Determine your target companies. Develop your elevator pitch and interview skills. Practice proven techniques to sell your talent.

All the while, you'll make valuable connections that could help you land your next job.

FAQs

Who can join JSFG?

Anyone seeking new employment is welcome. 

How much does JSFG cost?

When meeting face-to-face, all we ask is for $10 a quarter donation to cover operating expenses and six hours of volunteer work a month. There is no fee while we are holding meetings online during this time of social distancing.

How do I prepare for my first meeting?

When meeting face-to-face, we recommend dressing for professional networking. Whether that entails a suit or leans more business casual is entirely up to you. 

When meeting online, dress appropriately and share your video. This encourages an interactive atmosphere and makes it easier to network with the other members.

What should I expect on my first visit?

CURRENT SCHEDULE:
All JSFG meetings are currently being held online from 12:00 to 1:30pm ET. New member orientation is held following the online meeting.

Our abbreviated online meeting schedule includes a featured speaker and online networking opportunities.

WHEN ABLE TO RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS:
Our orientation for first time members that begins promptly at 10 AM
.  While the church parking lot is reserved for another function, there is plenty of free street parking available. 

After orientation, you'll join the standard meeting and have the opportunity to network with current members. 

New Standard Meeting Schedule When Face-to-Face Meetings Resume

11:00-12:00pm  General Session 

12:00-1:00pm  Guest Speaker - A scheduled guest speaker weekly on a topic relevant to career translation.

1:oo-2:00pm   Open Networking and/or Workshop

Where to Find Us

Our home is the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church at 1345 Grace Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208.

ALL MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY BEING HELD ONLINE. Please visit the meetings tab for the event schedule and log-on details.

More Questions?

Please contact our Co-President, Nan Stricker. Feel free to reach out to her at Nan@gpsfranchise.com or 513-575-2005.