Make the Connection

Whether you're starting your career, growing your career, or changing your career, we can connect you with career allies who want to help!

Here's what to do next

  1. Search the Career Alliance portal for the type of career connection and/or job opportunity you are looking for.
  2. Create a profile in order to request an interview with your career connection(s).
  3. Wait for the ABF Career Coordinator to connect you and your career ally by email.
  4. Contact your career ally directly by email to schedule a mutually convenient date and time to meet.
It’s that simple! If you’d like direction on how to get the most out of your interview, the Career Alliance can help with that too. You’ll find a list of question prompts in our online career resources.

Types of connections you can make

  • One-to-One Career Connections—informational interviews or networking with other professionals
  • Job Opportunities—job postings targeted directly to Career Alliance members by Christian Scientists, their professional networks, and other organizations that serve our community
  • Internships—job training opportunities for both college students and recent graduates
  • Externships—hands-on learning experiences that allow students to apply their coursework to a real life setting
  • Job Shadowing—learning about a job by walking through a work day (or longer) with someone who has that job
  • Career mentoring—connecting to someone who can provide ongoing career advice and assistance

Here's some of what you'll receive

  • one-to-one informational interviews with career allies in your field of interest
  • one-to-one introductions to Christian Scientists with proven career track records, sincerely interested in helping you find a job
  • Job postings updated regularly
  • New job openings before they are posted
  • Insight into the skills and expertise employers are looking for in new hires
  • A better understanding of companies that are hiring and growing

And there's more

  • Your personal expanded network of knowledgeable career contacts
  • An online process hosted and facilitated by Career Alliance professionals
  • Frequently refreshed online video clips on Job Search
  • Assistance with your resume and cover letters
  • Help with interviewing skills
  • Support with salary negotiation skills
  • Once hired – positioning yourself for your first promotion
Be the Connection

Would you be willing to connect to Christian Science students, recent graduates, career changers, and job seekers as a career ally?”

Here's what to do next

  1. Create a new account or log in to an existing one.
  2. Create or update your profile in order to be a member of the ABF Career Alliance.
  3. Post a career connection you are willing to offer: (informational interview, networking between professionals, job shadowing, or career mentoring), job, internship, or externship.
  4. Watch for an email from the ABF Career Coordinator confirming that your post has been published in our Connections and Jobs directory.
  5. Watch for an email from the ABF Career Coordinator facilitating next steps with a seeker who has requested a career connection with you.
Questions? Just ask Robin Jones, ABF Career Coordinator.

Here’s what it means to be the connection

Start by posting any or all of the following:
  • Post a one-to-one career connection (informational interview, networking between professionals, job shadowing, or career mentoring)
  • Post a job opportunity for which you are a decision influencer, are willing to refer a qualified candidate, or are aware of through your professional network
  • Post an internship
  • Post an externship

What will you receive in return?

  • The satisfaction that your career experience can bless others still finding or growing their career
  • Being part of a career community that shares the common bond of Christian Science
  • The opportunity to develop relationships with college students and recent grads
  • The opportunity to expand your professional network
  • A process for making career connections that is hosted and facilitated by ABF Career Alliance staff
  • Invitations to local, regional, and national career-building events hosted by The Albert Baker Fund and the ABF Career Alliance

Who can join in?

  • The entire Christian Science community and those who are friendly to Christian Science!
  • Retired? That’s okay! Your industry knowledge and career connections make you a natural “door opener” for others!
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