Building a Network of Support for Professionals
The Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides professional development through education, resources, support services, and networking connections to individuals. We serve the unemployed, the underemployed, the self-employed, and the employed, as well as the organizations (businesses and nonprofits) that employ them. We have over 4,000 members on our meetup and provide support for career transition (jobseekers and entrepreneurship) and career management in the Tri-State area.
Committed to long-term growth
We help improve the work experience of professionals, whether employed, self-employed, or in career transition.
Events for all learners
We use expert presentations, cutting-edge technology, networking, and small and large group interaction with an innovative approach to career management and job search.
Ongoing professional development
If you want to manage your career or are seeking a new opportunity, this group will help you develop a strategy, skills, and contacts, to boost the achievement of your career goals.
What Others Say About Us ...
Through the course of my transition, from teacher to training and instructional design, I participated in numerous Philadelphia Area Great Careers success groups. I participated in networking activities and professionally skills workshops. The consistency and support of others in a similar position, the exposure to industry trends, and the opportunity to practice interpersonal communication was a significant factor in my professional growth during this time, especially as an introvert.
I’ve have attended the career success group Meetups. If you’re unemployed or underemployed, it’s a wonderful way to network with others who are in a similar situation as you, in a supportive environment. Whether you’re shy or outgoing, it helps to be with people who can relate to the challenges and emotional issues of job searching, exchange ideas, mention postings, point out helpful upcoming events, and motivate each other. People frequently point out they have connections in companies where others in the meeting may want to apply.
I attribute much of my interviewing success to the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group members. Thank you for all your support, advice, and kindness throughout my transition. You are an amazing group of people! Of course, I have learned we are always in transition and that it is people, like us, who understand how important it is to cultivate relationships and help others. I am blessed to have met everyone in our Meetups.
I will be forever grateful to the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group and how they have helped me focus, stay on target, and grow. This group has been incredibly supportive in getting me to my landing. I am so grateful for the many services provided. Keep up the great work, as you help so many people. Thank you for all you do for those in career transition.
My experiences with the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group meetups have been nothing but positive! From the first meeting, I was struck by how welcoming and supportive everyone was. Attendees and volunteers alike are willing to share leads and contacts as well as tips and advice. The meetings are well organized, efficiently run, and packed with helpful information! The speakers are very engaging and present relevant, current material. The 30 second elevator pitches, as part of the purposeful structured networking, are a practical way for people to polish their message and quickly make new connections.