Phone: 234-738-0292 Email: info@hudsonjobsearch.org

Giving Back

Please help us do more for our job seekers at Hudson Job Search!

We need your help in time or money.

Monetary donations help us improve the experience for our job seekers in a multitude of ways.

When you donate funds to Hudson Job Search, you help with: 

• Training of Job Search Coaches
• Independent assessment of their strengths and weaknesses
• Funding the tools we provide to job seekers
• The equipment and software to upload and view practice interviews
• Advertising about our organization within the community
• Keeping our website up-to-date
• Administrative fees

Ways to Give

Donations

One hundred percent of your donation supports the important programs and support at Hudson Job Search and is fully tax-deductible.

Please send a check to Hudson Job Search, 7666 Hudson Park Dr., Hudson, OH 44236. We will send you a thank you letter stating your contribution was not exchanged for gifts or services. 

Time and Talent

At Hudson Job Search, your time and talent are appreciated just as much as monetary donations.

• Volunteer Your Time by becoming a coach
• Volunteer Your Talent for specific projects or committees

We would love your help in the following areas: Finance, Marketing, Training, IT, Process and Quality, Programs, Fundraising, and Speaker Selection.

Fill out our contact form, and we will get right back to you.

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Become a Hudson Job Search Coach

Looking for a job today is far different from 20, 10, and even 5 years ago.  In addition to the changes in job search technology and methods, there remains the personal “sting” of being unemployed and the financial concerns that today’s job seekers face.

We provide job seekers support and guidance to shorten the time it takes to gain meaningful employment.  An important ingredient is their coach.  These volunteers are key to job search success.

Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Would you like to share your time to help someone who would genuinely benefit?

See if you have what it takes to be a Hudson Job Search coach.

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Job Description: Hudson Job Search Volunteer Coach

Hudson Job Search is a voluntary outplacement organization. It is not an employment agency. Instead, it is a group that uses proven processes to provide job seekers the skills they need to obtain employment in today’s job market.  The key to this effort is our coaches that provide support to unemployed clients seeking job search assistance.

Coaches are trained in our process of providing job seeker assistance in the following areas: job research, resumes, marketing plans, networking, interviewing, negotiating offers, and follow-up steps after landing a new position.

Coaches also have additional resources that are available to them to assist their assigned job seekers.  These include Monday night meetings held twice a month with experts on various job search processes.  Both advisors and their job seekers are encouraged to attend.

Additionally, there are group coaching meetings held twice a month. Here coaches seek help from other coaches to assist their job seekers.

Our organization also offers skill assessments, mock interviews, and other valuable job search tools.

Throughout the job search process, coaches generally meet with their job seekers weekly or biweekly for progress reviews, coping with challenges, and providing moral support.

You don’t need an HR or recruiting background to be a coach. We welcome all interested in helping those searching for their first job or have recently found themselves unemployed. 

Top 10 Coach FAQs

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1. What does a coach do?
2. What does that include?
3. I have no Human Resource or Recruiting experience; how can I support a job seeker?
4. What is the time commitment for the coach?
5. How am I assigned a job seeker?
6. How many job seekers would I have at any one time?
7. How many job seekers would I have in a year?
8. What if I can’t make a coach meeting?
9. How are coaches trained?
10. Can I use the coach or job seeker meetings to promote my own personal business?

1. What does an HJS Coach do?

Provides coaching and other support to unemployed clients that are seeking job search assistance.

2. What does that include?

Coaches are trained in the HJS process of providing client assistance in the following areas: job research, resumes, marketing plans, networking, interviewing, negotiating offers, and follow-up steps after landing a new position.

3. I have no Human Resource or Recruiting experience; how can I support a job seeker?

You don’t need an HR or recruiting background to be a coach.
Through the initial training, bi-annual retreats, and the support of other coaches, you will learn what’s necessary to support your job seekers.

4. What is the time commitment?

There are group coaching meetings held twice a month for approximately one hour where the coaches share seek help from others on behalf of the job seekers assigned to them.

Monday night events are held twice a month for one-and-one-half hours with experts on various job search processes. Both coaches and job seekers are encouraged to attend these free meetings. 

Finally, throughout the job search process, coaches generally meet with their job seekers on a biweekly basis (ideally in person) for an hour for coaching, progress reviews, coping with challenges, and to provide moral support.

5. How am I assigned a job seeker?

The President of Hudson Job Search conducts a brief interview of all job seekers. After reviewing their background, experience, and considering each coach’s current availability and background, the President selects the coach that he believes can help the job seeker the most. 

6. How many job seekers would I have at any one time?

Generally, only one-two at a time.

7. How many job seekers would I have in a year?

Generally, between 6-10 per year.

8. What if I can’t make a coaching meeting?

Coaches are encouraged to attend meetings. However, in the absence, one can remain current by reviewing the minutes of the meeting sent out following each meeting.

The benefits of attending are:
• gain additional insight or network contacts that would help your job seeker,
• provide the same to other coaches and
• learn from the training offered.

9. How are coaches trained?

Initially, coaches are provided introductory training. We have a defined process to assist job seekers with tools that include a guidebook, checklists, and progress Gantt charts. Tools and other resources are available online in the coach’s section of the website. During the bi-monthly meeting, time is spent on training. There are specific bi-annual retreats as well.

10. Can I use the coach or advisor meetings to promote my own personal business?

No. 

The services of Hudson Job Search are made possible by the generous financial support received from Hudson area foundations, churches and many caring individuals. We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, so all contributions are tax-deductible.