St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - Naperville, IL

St. Thomas Jobs Ministry – Upcoming Events

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Fri, May 3, 9:30 am: Cynthia Wade  will present ‘What do You Need to Succeed”  Everyone is asking that question.  Resolutions to do better.  We all make them.  Whether we resolve to start our own business, finally write that book, run a marathon, go back to school, volunteer more, repair our relationships, or how about just be happy, we usually fail.  So what do we need to do differently to succeed? According to Cynthia Wade, founder and managing director at it’s simple.  Not easy, but simple.  Wade founded in March of 2013 to support people who are frozen in the face of life’s transitions.  She believes that everyone deserves a do-over, another chance to succeed. Education and experience have taught her that the path to success is not linear, not always clear and definitely messy.  Yet some individuals do succeed.  Why?

Fri, May 10, 9:30 am: Amy Weidner will present “Your Job Search at Your Library”.  Learn how library resources can enhance your job search.  Several of Naperville Public Library’s online resources will be introduced and explained.  Research potential employers, prepare resumes, prepare for interviews and create networking lists of companies and executives.  Kent is the Business Librarian for the Naperville Public Library, and brings years of personal experience to the job seeker.

Fri, May 17, 9:30 am: Jim Fergle will present Finding Opportunity in the Midst of Chaos

When we are in our comfort zones, we become complacent and are not learning. It is called “Comfort Zone” for a reason… we don’t have to face any risk. Losing your job is Life throwing you the curveball of Chaos. You’re forced out of the comfort zone and into a whole new arena called the Land of Unemployment. This workshop will discuss the impact that Change brings and how to look for meaning in the swirling clouds of Chaos. It will also look at the past, current, and future job market to find opportunities. There are three constants in Life…Death, Taxes, and Change. Since we have no control over the first two, let’s take advantage of the opportunities created by the latter, Change! Join us for this informative & enlightening program.


St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563  (630)355-8980.  Friday meeting formats include announcements, speaker presentation, and 2 rounds of networking.  Prepare your elevator speech, and bring enough handbills to pass out to 20 fellow networkers.  Contact Bob Hronek <>; or  Ben Willingham <>; for more info.

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