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Incarnate Word Chapter of CEN, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Incarnate Word helps job seekers prepare and execute their search through career networking. We assist the unemployed and under-employed to direct their energy toward connecting with industry specific contacts who can introduce them to relevant hiring authorities. Throughout the process, reliance upon God for direction and strength is emphasized.

We offer a specific formula for job seekers:For the “under-employed” it is a similar, adjusted, yet even more challenging approach.

  • Assess interests, skills and possibilities
  • Develop a marketing plan
  • Target hiring authorities
  • Make phone contact
  • Schedule meetings with hiring authorities
  • Follow up

A key component is working your job search like a job, at your desk at 8am and working till 5pm. We recommend making your job search your full-time position.

For the “under-employed” it is a similar, adjusted, yet even more challenging approach.

Volunteers, or “Mentors”, assist active job seekers and the under-employed in realizing their career goals. You do not have to be an executive or even a manager to benefit or to help others. Whether you work in accounting, sales or IT, there are a number of ways to make a real difference while making valuable business contacts and learning essential new skills.

Meetings are conducted on the 1st Thursday of every month in the Lower Church Hall (Watson Room) at Incarnate Word Church, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome and please consider bringing a business associate.

Incarnate Word Parish
13416 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017

For more information, contact Barry Sullivan, 314-542-9616,


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St. Gerard Majella

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

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.