THE JOB SEARCH FOCUS GROUP (JSFG)             A Path to Career Opportunities

We are an all-volunteer organization that supports individuals searching for career opportunities as well as employers looking to fill positions, and a source of experienced, high quality, action-oriented professionals with positive, "can-do" attitudes.

We are a ministry of the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church who provides us with office and workspace for our members to use

Check out the video (below announcements) for more information

Contact JSFG

Complete Events Calendar link

What's Happening

  • Lessons I've Learned over 9+ years & Adieu; and Graduate Panel @ JSFG Sep 14th... "When One Door Closes, Another Opens" -Alexander Graham Bell Job Search Focus Group (JSFG) -in its 25th year of serving the unemployed- next meets on Monday Sep 14, 2015 8 ...
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Bob Pautke JSFG President speaks about JSFG----video by Rob Blume


Member Testimonials:

"I learned more at the first two JSFG meetings than I learned in 6-months with a paid career coach" 
- P.H. JSFG member

"JSFG is a great group of folks who provide encouragement and tools to help in a process that can be daunting and discouraging" 
K.V. - JSFG graduate 

In addition to weekly meetings featuring expert speakers and open networking, JSFG provides several resources to its members, including: 
  • A Resource center with a library and internet-connected computers and printers 
  • A LinkedIn group with job postings, discussions and event listings 
  • Special workshops on topics relevant to your job search 
  • A calendar of events with information on JSFG and partner group events 
For more information on these and other benefits, as well as further information on joining JSFG, please visit the Members page.


JSFG provides employers with numerous resources, including:
  • JSFG Member database that employers and recruiters can use to identify job candidates, review their linkedin profile, and contact them.  JSFG Member Profiles
  • Ability to post positions directly to JSFG members through our listserve email list.  Send job description to JSFG Office

About JSFG

Since 1992, JSFG has served those in career transition, both those seeking employment and those seeking contract work, as well as employers. Over 10,000 job seekers have benefited from JSFG membership and graduated to career positions since 1992. Weekly meetings offer support, professional guest speakers, and information about local networking opportunities. There are a wide range of workshops and seminars offered throughout the year. Job search advice and support are a priority in all gatherings.

For further information, contact us.