Career Resources: Career Resources

Clear the hurdle of securing a mentor

Find your mentor–it all starts with a single conversation!

You can reap immediate benefits from connecting with a mentor, such as expanding your professional network, gathering new perspectives, and gaining valuable insights beyond your current experience. It all starts with a single conversation! The ABF Career Alliance has helped hundreds of students and new graduates establish mentoring relationships with like-minded professionals from a diverse list of […]

College To Career Roadmap - Part 1

Map Your Course from College to Career – Start Here

Every great road trip starts with a destination in mind and some tools for getting you there–GPS, maps, maybe even a friend riding shotgun telling you where to turn. Have you thought about your career the same way? With an idea of a destination–also known as your career target–you’ll know where to put your energy […]

Polish Your Professional Presence

Build The Tools That Get The Job

For any big journey, you need to know what essential supplies you will need to pack to be ready for everything that comes your way. Likewise, when planning for your career, a professional profile that highlights the specific skills you bring to the table should always be ready at every opportunity to pursue jobs. To […]

Networking

Get the Right People to Support You

Every journey in your life is made better by having the right company along for the adventure. Your career is no different! Finding a job is easier the more people you know, who can offer inspiration, feedback from their own experiences and connections to jobs you want. To build your network: Host informational interviews with […]

Get hired!

Land the job you want

Sometimes the most satisfying part of any journey is making it to your destination! After putting in the work, and overcoming doubts along the way, nothing feels better than knowing you’ve made it. Trying to land a job can feel the same way, especially if graduation is approaching and you don’t have an offer in […]

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Pass Your Blessings Forward!

You don’t have to be well-established in your career to start giving back and sharing your talents with your community. Often there’s a misconception that people who donate their time and skills to a cause have greater resources than a student or young professional. In reality, serving your community can be one of the most […]

Net Effect Special Workshops - May 22, June 5, 2020 - Featuring Dr. Don Asher

Net Effect Special Career Workshops for Students, Recent Grads & Job Seekers

Get the help you need to find the job you want! Watch these career workshops – specially designed for students, recent grads & job seekers. Dr. Don Asher, dubbed “America’s Job Search Guru,” presents two unique workshops to help you optimize your career potential. “Cracking the Hidden Job Market” Introduction and Inspiration by Madelon Maupin, Bible Scholar: 0:00 Cracking the Hidden […]

Linked In

20 Short Steps to Your LinkedIn Profile

20 Short Steps to Your LinkedIn Profile A fully-completed LinkedIn Profile is an essential tool for today’s job search. Why? It’s a valuable tool that employers use to gain valuable insights into your education and experience. In other words, it’s an opportunity for you to create a professional profile that provides valuable insights into who […]

Inspire Your Career Journey

Register Now for 5-part Webinar Series on Biblical Leadership

According to Inc. Magazine, only 10% of us are natural leaders. The rest have to work at it! The Bible can provide inspiration and help! REGISTER ONLINE NOW Career Alliance 5-part Master Webinar Series With Madelon Maupin, MTS Tuesdays, 5 pm Pacific; 8 pm Eastern Register now for free access to upcoming sessions and recordings […]

Student to Student Connection

Do you know that each year ABF supports nearly 200 students at 108 colleges and universities across the US? — and that’s just the beginning of our virtual student community! Through the power of one-to-one connections, the ABF Career Alliance is making the student community available to you and other Christian Scientists currently enrolled in undergraduate, […]

ABF College-to-Career Roadmap

ABF College-to-Career Roadmap

Wherever you are in your higher education journey, or whatever career you’re working toward, the ABF College-to-Career Roadmap will enable you to be career-ready when you graduate. Use the following tools to target specific careers, coordinate your internship and job search, and get hired.

How Do You Communicate Who You Really Are on Your Resume? (Video)

How do you go beyond your list of accomplishments to communicate what makes you unique? Be sure to include your hobbies and volunteer experience advises Terri Friel, ABF Career Ally. “I keep thinking about the young man who came to me with his resume and I walked through [it] with him and said, ‘so where […]

Spiritual Perspectives on Careers and the Workplace (Video)

ABF Career Ally Dennis Marunde shares the spiritual values and goals that have guided his career path and business decisions. After studying at Principia College and the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, Dennis returned to his family’s business in greater Chicago with a fresh vision for the company’s future. Under this direction, […]

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The Power of One-to-One Connections in Chicago! (Video)

We took the ABF Career Alliance to Chicago for a full day of career connections, stories, and inspiration with our friends there–and here’s what they had to say! And you don’t need to go to Chicago to “make a connection” or “be a connection” in the Career Alliance. You can get started searching or posting one-to-one connections right […]

From Overlooked Resume to Interview with the CEO

From Overlooked Resume to Interview with the CEO (Video)

This one minute video tells how the ABF Career Alliance and its LifeLaunch! module on Resumes and Cover Letters helped Nathanael get an interview with the CEO of a large running shoe company. He says, “The (ABF) Career Alliance has been incredibly helpful in my transition from looking for a jog to looking for a career. I […]

How Madison Landed Her First Dream Job

How Madison Landed Her First Dream Job (Video)

After graduating from college in 2013 as a theatre major and art minor, Madison moved 2,000 miles from home to pursue a career that would utilize both her creative talents and business side. With no personal network in her new location, and no professional experience outside of college, Madison shares how what she learned in LifeLaunch!, […]

LifeLaunch! Module #1: Avoiding the Career Dumpster

Welcome to LifeLaunch!, the career development course that gives you all the tools you need to land a professional career-track position. Whether you’re starting your career, growing your career, or changing your career, you’ll find valuable tips and strategies that will help you succeed in your job search. “Avoiding the Career Dumpster is the intro module for the […]

LifeLaunch! Module #2: Microcosm-Macrocosm

Note: you may have ordered the textbooks if you completed Module 1; if not, you can do so now. They are vital to completion of the course. Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Watch the Bonus Video Step 3: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What is the […]

LifeLaunch! Module #3: Targeting a Job

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) For long-term career success, one of these is more important than all the others. Which one is it? Talent Interest Income Intelligence 2) During a job search, how many active leads should a jobseeker have going […]

LifeLaunch! Module #4: Resumes and Cover Letters

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) One of these is just flat-out wrong, while all the others are true. Which one? A street address is usually not on a young person’s resume. You definitely don’t want to have a weird email address […]

LifeLaunch! Module #5: Posted Openings

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) Job seekers should act like what? A pack of werewolves A clutch of vampires A horde of zombies A lone chupacabra 2) If you don’t hear from an employer, how often should you give them a […]

LifeLaunch! Module #6: The Hidden Job Market

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What two facts about the hidden job market are most important? You can find jobs before they’re announced, and before the employer writes a job description. It is the largest part of the job market, and […]

LifeLaunch! Module #7: Interviewing

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What are Hero Stories? Seven to a dozen stories that you are ready to tell in any interview, about times when you demonstrated a skill or mastered a challenge. A Marvel comic book series A brand […]

LifeLaunch! Module #8: Salary Negotiations

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) Which one of the following is not true about negotiating for salary? Over 80% of managers expect you to negotiate for salary. They may not move the numbers every time, but over 90% of managers do […]

LifeLaunch! Module #9: Your First Promotion

Onboarding and Positioning Yourself for Your First Promotion Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What is your relationship to your boss? A boss is like a pilot, flying an airplane in a thick fog, and you are like an instrument, giving the […]

LifeLaunch! Certificate of Completion

LifeLaunch! Certificate of Training Completion

Congratulations on completing LifeLaunch! Congratulations! You now have the skills to earn a professional track position. Good luck with your career! Download and print a hard copy of your certificate:     About the LifeLaunch! program: LifeLaunch! was created by Donald Asher and associate, Jason Morris to help you, a recent college graduate, advance your career. […]

Informational Interviews: Getting the Insider’s View!

Your informational interview with Career Allies is at the heart of seeking and finding important career information and contacts within the ABF Career Alliance. This interview, with an experienced professional in your field of interest, provides you with hard-to access, current, and relevant industry information from an “insider’s” point of view. When conducted with skill […]

Questions to Ask in Your Informational Interview

Questions to Ask in Your Informational Interview PDF One of the biggest benefits of participating in the ABF Career Alliance is the opportunity to connect to successful professionals in your field of interest. Here are some questions that will help you get the most out of that interview. Your goal is to 1) gain a […]

User Agreement for Participants in the ABF Career Alliance

User Agreement PDF The mission of The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) is to serve the Cause of Christian Science and humanity by providing resources for the education and development of Christian Scientists. By providing the ABF Career Alliance, The Albert Baker Fund is offering a practical way of “Passing Your Blessings Forward,” which is central […]

What Every Resume Needs: Your Story and The Six Parts

What Every Resume Needs PDF by Robin Glenn Jones ABF Career Alliance Coordinator In Module 4 of LifeLaunch!, Resumes and Cover Letters, our resident career expert, Don Asher, identifies important information about how to structure your resume. As Don states, “The purpose of the resume is to get an interview.” In this module Don explains […]

How to Avoid the Resume Black Hole

The number one complaint we hear from job seekers when applying online is that they never get any response to their applications. The resume goes out and nothing ever comes back! It can be very disheartening to take the time and effort to apply for a job and have nothing to show for it–not even […]