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St. Joseph Chapter of CEN, Cottleville, MO 63304

St. Joseph of Cottleville parish serves the community and provides a central point of communication for employers and those in career transition and career development. As with all the CEN member groups, our services are open to all members of the community, parishioners or not, Catholic or not. And there is never any cost.
We provide the following services:
– Resume Preparation
– Networking Advice
– Job Search Coaching
– Spiritual Support in Job Search
– Support & Guidance Meetings

Parishioners as well as friends of St. Joseph – Cottleville are encouraged to email any job openings at their place of business to at no cost.
Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the St. Joseph Room in the Church building.

St. Joseph – Cottleville
1355 Motherhead Rd.
St. Charles, MO 63304

For more information:
Contact St. Joseph’s Parish Office at 636-441-0055 or Paul Van Dillen at or 314-997-1212, x112.

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CEN News

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.