JPCD (formerly GetWorks)

JPCD - Joseph's People Central Delco (formerly GetWorks) is a program of Media Presbyterian Church that provides information, guidance and emotional support to job seekers and those who want to change careers, without regard to religious affiliation. JPCD meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at various locations.   

JPCD is also affiliated with Joseph’s People, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping unemployed and underemployed workers.  To learn more about JPCD or the Joseph's People, Ltd. visit their website or call the hotline at 610-873-7117.


Invigorating Your Job Search - Who will hire me?

What a great time of the year and economic cycle to look to advance your career and better provide for your family! Come to St Laurence Pastors Hall on February 21 when Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County will present; “Invigorating Your Job Search – Who will hire me?”


Our speaker will be Ernie Russom, Co-Chair of Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County and Executive Director of the Executive Search firm The Westview Associates.


During his presentation, Ernie will lead us in evaluating:

·         We all have skills which are desirable to a hiring company. How do you identify your professional skills?

·         Knowing your professional skills, what type of employers would want to hire you and where are they located?

·         Research tells us that 80% of the jobs which employers are looking to fill, at this second, are not posted in the newspaper or on the Internet. How do you find these jobs?

Ernie’s strategies will allow you to Invigorate Your Job Search!


Invigorating Your Job Search – Who will Hire Me?

Joseph's People of Central Delaware County
When: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, 7-8:30 pm EDT
Where: St. Laurence Church Pastors Hall, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082

(Note: The entrance to Pastors Hall is from the rear church driveway off of St. Laurence Road.)

Expert Advice on Resume Writing

Joseph’s People Central Delco will feature “Resumes” as its theme for the month of March. Resume writing has changed over the years and can be very subjective. In this rapidly changing job market, your resume must stand out to capture the attention of potential employers!

According to Lisa Verzella, an Account Executive with Monarch Staffing for 8 years and a member of the JPCD Steering Committee, hiring managers may spend just 6 seconds looking at a resume before deciding whether the applicant is worth further consideration! Also, it’s possible that an automated tracking system will be used on your resume first, and it may not even make it to the hiring staff.

This is so disheartening after all of the hard work that goes into that document! But, wait…don’t lose hope! Lisa will share her expert tips on how to make your resume stand out from the pack and move it to the “review by a human” pile, increasing your odds of landing that interview!

Did you know that JPCD has an active, free forum on LinkedIn? To become part of it, search for “Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County-Free Job Search Group” through the LinkedIn directory. Send a request to join the group, and an email will be sent to you confirming your membership. Shared on the page are job postings; information about upcoming meetings and events; tips and strategies, to increase the effectiveness of the search; strategies to deal with stress; and success stories from “graduates” who share their first-hand experience.

Event Details

Expert Advice on Resume Writing

Joseph's People Central Delco
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7-8:30 pm EDT

Where: Media Presbyterian Church’s Hassler Chapel, 30 East Baltimore Avenue, Media, PA 19063

Please note: JPCD at Media Presbyterian meets in Hassler Chapel. The chapel can be accessed front the Baltimore Avenue side, to the left of the main door, or around back on Church Street, from the back door up the stairs.