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Ascension Chapter of CEN, Chesterfield, MO 63005

The Ascension Chapter of Catholic Employment Network (CEN), offers guidance and support for job seekers in their efforts to find permanent employment.

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. All are invited and registration is necessary If interested in attending, register with Maura Lem, 314-791-4464 or Shirley Valentino, 636-536-1054.  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 meeting information, registration:
Maura Lem,
Shirley Valentino,

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Career Development Series
The Benefits of Using a Recruiting Firm in Your Job Search
When: February 20, 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 Craig Lavelle will discuss the benefits of using a recruiting firm in your job search.  He will also provide key insights into:
  1. Job interview preparation
  2. How to avoid 7 interview mistakes
  3. Likeability factors and interest level in a job search
  4. Sample behavioral questions.
Craig is Vice President, Permanent Placement Services at Robert Half Finance & Accounting, a division of Robert Half International (RHI), the world's largest specialized staffing firm.  The specialized staffing divisions of RHI place professionals in accounting and finance; technology; office administration; law; and the creative, marketing and design fields. Craig has been with Robert Half for 15 years.  He is an experienced recruiter and business consultant whose primary focus is helping both candidates and clients achieve their respective career goals and organizational recruiting needs.  Prior to joining RHI, Craig received his Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Louis University and spent 20 years in various accounting roles, including the President and CEO of Gimbel Vision in Calgary Alberta Canada. We hope you will join us so we can continue to help and support each other!  If you have questions, please contact us at  There is never any cost for our service.

Holy Spirit

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CEN Parish Support

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