OBC Jobs Professional Development Workshop


 What Is OBC Jobs?

OBC Jobs is a ministry devoted to career and professional development designed to equip community members with professional development tools to be successful in the workplace and beyond.

The OBC Jobs training curriculum takes a compassionate, no excuses, and creative approach to job readiness.  We understand both the importance of being placed in a job and what it will take to keep the job.  The curriculum digs into the root causes of a person’s inability to obtain and keep a job, helping participants develop the perspectives, attitudes, and workplace behaviors the need to overcome negative employment cycles and transform their lives.


Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Interested participants may register after church services or click here to register online.

Participants Can Expect:

Participants learn how to follow instructions, accept criticism, and function as team members, through hands on training, instructional supplemental videos, and one-on-one expert advice.  The program curriculum is underpinned by a workshop principle that anything is possible if you are prepared and understand how to make the system work for you.  At the end of the program, participants will undergo an individual career assessment with StaffSource Staffing Agency and will have the opportunity to be placed in professional jobs in line with their individual program goals.

Participants will learn:

Week 1- Effective Resumes

Facilitator:  Cynthia Manning, Co-facilitator Ivory Patten

Participants will have the opportunity to have their resumes critiqued, and will be trained in types of resume formatting, resume components, layout and appearance, wording, how to begin drafting a resume, how to write an employment objective, how to make the most of your work experience. Participants will also learn how to overcome gaps in work history and age discrimination, and how to use references to your advantage.

Week 2 Part IInterview Skills

Facilitator:  Tyvi Small

Week 2 will cover understanding job descriptions, interview techniques, competency based interviews, pre-interview preparation, the interview process, post interview process, discuss what an interview is and the importance,  and common interview mistakes.

Week 2 Part II- Dress for Success

Facilitator: Tyvi Small

We will discuss what is appropriate, outline traditional professional dress, define business casual, discuss what others see when they look at you, and resources for professional clothing.

Week 3– Career Strategy Workshop

Facilitator: Ivory Patten

We will answer the questions of what/where/how do I start, discuss finding work that is a fit for you, map out a personal action plan, provide ongoing support, discuss developing a personal brand and leveraging individual strengths, discuss how to take control of your life and your plan.

How do I know if I should register for the OBC Jobs Professional Development Workshop?

Do you need help with your resume?

Do you not have a resume?

Do you keep getting interviews but no job offers?

Do you have challenges keeping a job?

Do you get nervous in job interviews?

Are you tired of going to the same dull job with the same people every day?

Do you think you’re too old to get hired?

Do you hate your job?

Do you want to make more money?

Do you have a job but want something better?

Do you have a high school diploma or GED?

Is getting fired from your last job making it hard to get a new job?

Do you want to make a new career change?

Are challenged with making your money stretch month to month?

Do you have trouble finding a job because of your criminal history?

Do you not know where you want to be or what you want to do with your life?

Do you know why YOU should be hired?


If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, register online for the OBC Jobs Professional Development Workshop. For three weeks professional experts will coach you on job interview techniques, critique your resume, and help you create an individual action plan to get started.  At the end of the three weeks you will be assessed by StaffSource of Knoxville and will have the opportunity to be hired for a job that is the right fit for you.

Useful Marketing Statistics:

The average American spends 33 weeks looking for a job when unemployed.  We have a solution, complete the three week program and get placed in a professional job that fits you.

For every job opening there are six unemployed people.  We have a solution, our experts will critique your resume to make sure you are the ONE that gets the interview, our experts coach you through the interview to make sure YOU are the one hired, and expert will coach you after you’re hired to make sure you stay on the job and work your way up to your next career goal.