Career Transition Group

Ctglogo2018Most of us have been unemployed, in between jobs or interested in career development opportunities at some point in our lives. The Holy Name of Jesus Career Transition Group meets people where they are at. We provide a variety of tools, resources, and support to help people navigate through whatever stage they’re currently in.

Upcoming Career Transition Meetings

Next Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 a.m.

Topic:  Utilize your StrengthFinders Assessment for Job Search and Life - A Must Attend Event!

Fariba Roughead and Diane Beauchamp will discuss how to use the StrengthsFinders Assessment to help you recognize your God-given potential and articulate your unique strengths during the interview process.

To fully benefit from this discussion, we encourage you take the assessment BEFORE the meeting.  To do so go to: where you will have 2 options:

Clifton StrengthsFinders 34 (most comprehensive, preferred, and on sale)


Top 5 Clifton StrengthsFinders (easily affordable and very useful)

After you complete the assessment online, please bring a copy with you to the meeting on the 21st.  In addition to the meeting discussion, Fariba, as a certified Clifton StrengthsFinders Coach, is offering a complimentary coaching session.  To take advantage of this coaching session, simply email your assessment to Fariba at and she will contact you to arrange a time.

If you need financial assistance, grants are available through Best Technology and Ascensia.


Strength-based life philosophy is a game-changer and this assessment is an important first step!  This assessment is a powerful self-discovery tool which has many benefits including:

  • Helping you decide what types of roles/jobs are a better fit for your natural talents which leads to better performance and higher job satisfaction
  • Increasing your self-confidence through clear language for how you present yourself in interview settings
  • Overall, improving your relationship with yourself and others as you begin to see the world in “what is right with you and your neighbor” vs. “what is broken and needs to be fixed”

All are welcome.  Please invite a friend or colleague to join you.  


For more information on these meetings, or to offer your expertise as a guest speaker, see our website or contact Deacon Dennis Hanson at 763-473-7901.

Resume Review - Free & Confidential

We have a specialist who has offered to review resumes and provide feedback. Contact Deacon Dennis at 763-233-0242 for more information.

Job Networking Resources

Our approach is to widen the networking circle for the job seekers by networking via email.

We have an ever-growing (over 600 people!) email database of people willing to help you broaden your network. Email Bill Corrigan and ask to be added to the distribution list. You will receive job postings from employers, information about other job groups and job search tips. Members of the e-mail database are encouraged to connect job seekers with leads and advice that may help their search.  Employers can send their job postings to this same email list. Ask for contact names of your target companies, have your resume reviewed, and ask for leads.


For additional resources in your community, check out this Networking List, compiled and updated by Bruce Hanson.

Entegee has a meet and greet every Tuesday.  Click here to download a flyer.


How You Can Help

Share your experience and knowledge, we are looking for people to speak and offer advice at future meetings. 

You could be our next speaker!  Contact Deacon Dennis Hanson at 763-473-7901

Additionally, if:

  • You are an employed person who is willing to offer your contacts and support at a meeting.
  • You wish to add your name to the email database to review resumes and pass them along.
  • You are an employer who is willing to email in your job openings to Holy Name of Jesus for review by job seekers.

Let us know by e-mailing Bill Corrigan.


Ministry leader/sponsor – Deacon Dennis Hanson at or 763-233-0242

Monthly meetings & speakers –Mike Bangasser at       

Email network resources – Bill Corrigan at