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Dear Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group community and new visitors to our community,

We are here to walk with you on your career journey and provide assistance, inspiration, and motivation to get you to your next opportunity. This could be landing a job as an unemployed member, landing a better job as an underemployed member, landing a client as a self-employed member, or landing a promotion as an employed member. 

We support working adults in career transition and those who want to engage in career management as an all-inclusive, diverse, and equitable organization open to all.

In these unprecedented times, we have taken our networking organization online via Zoom (and in some cases Google Meet) and will continue to do so until at least the end of April, at which time we will reevaluate.

Please reference the following links, which will keep you abreast of any online meeting cancellations or additions of any speakers who wish to present via Zoom, in addition to the Zoom links for each meeting (in the description area of the meetup):

Meetup group – https://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Area-Great-Careers-Group/

Google doc – http://bit.ly/PAGCGEvents

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If you need some resources to manage your career and support our 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit at the same time, especially if you are tapping into our services, please check out our membership page. Bronze membership is only $35 a year. For speaker meetings, we suggest a $5 minimum donation to the nonprofit if you are not a Bronze member. Help us so we can help you! Thank you and stay safe!

Sincerely,

Lynne M. Williams

Executive Director on behalf of the Board of Directors

Building a Network of Support for Professionals

About us

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. 

We will help you develop a strategy to achieve your career goals.

Using expert presentations, cutting-edge technology, networking, and small and large group interaction, we offer innovative approaches to career management and job search.

We take pride in providing a variety of learning events.

We offer daily job clubs for jobseekers in various locations, monthly meetings with speakers, purposeful structured networking, social events, and workshops on career transition, career management, and more.

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 ...

Matt Cinelli
Matthew Cinelli

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 professional 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.

Bill Indik
Bill Indik

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.

Susan Denby Director of Communications

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.

Linda Cruz Manager, Corporate & Volunteer Engagment

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.

Laurie Marshall Information Developer

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.

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