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The Ascension Chapter of Catholic Employment Network (CEN), offers guidance and support for job seekers in their efforts to find permanent employment, focusing on maintaining three primary tools:

GROUP COACHING AND SUPPORT: The Ascension Chapter holds job support group meetings the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 6:00-7:30pm in the basement of the Ascension Little Church. Registration for group meetings is not required. Any date changes will be reflected in CALENDAR website section. During the meetings participants will be provided job search tips, support during their job search, feedback on their resume and cover letters, networking opportunities and one-on-one coaching. Whether you are unemployed or under-employed all are welcomed to attend and benefit from coaching and support.

The Ascension Chapter Office, located in the basement of the Ascension Little Church, is open on Monday mornings.  However, the office phone number, 636-530-9017, is available at all times for messages..

DO YOU HAVE JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE?Ascension parishioners and friends with job opportunities at their place of business are encouraged to consult with Ascension Chapter contacts to include in the CEN emails.

Ascension Parish
230 Santa Maria Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63005,

For more information:
Shirley Valentino, 636-536-1054 (h)
Ascension Chapter Office, 636-530-9017

For information about meetings
Maura Lem,

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CEN News

St. Gerard Majella

Career Development Series
Career Search for the Unemployed and Underemployed
When: September 19, 7:15-8:30pm
Where: St Gerard Majella
Catholic Church Building 2005,
Parish Meeting Room 224
1971 Dougherty Ferry Rd
St.Louis, MO 63122
Please join us at our next Career Development Workshop, where Kathy Bernard will help those who are currently looking for work, as well as anyone looking to advance their career or transition into another field. Her subjects will include:
  1. Writing resumes that sail through Applicant Tracking Systems.
  2. Using LinkedIn for branding, research and reaching recruiters and hiring managers.
  3. Networking effectively
  4. Salary negotiation.
Kathy Bernard is the CEO of WiserU, LLC, as well as a LinkedIn expert and career coach. She trains companies and individuals to maximize LinkedIn for sales, marketing, recruiting, or job search. Additionally, Kathy is the creator of the groundbreaking WiserU Career System, which trains participants precisely how to land and excel at high-paying jobs. Kathy has personally career coached 1,000+ job seekers, reached over 1.2 million people through her popular blog and led more than 500 weekly webinars on JobTransition.TV.

We hope you will join us so we can continue to help and support each other! If you have questions, please contact us at St Gerard Magella. There is never any cost for our service.

Holy Spirit

CEN welcomes Holy Spirit, Maryland Heights, as their newest CEN parish, offering support for employment seekers. If you are looking for work or would like to volunteer your help for our newest startup, contact Jeff Pattison, 314-853-6197.

CEN Parish Support

All job seekers are invited to contact any CEN parish for job support information. Just check links under Parishes.