Church Teaches Flock How to Find Good Jobs

A North Richland Hills church is helping its members through the tough economic times by offering classes on finding a good-paying, career-oriented job.

The "Empowering Job Seekers" classes are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Richland Hills Church of Christ.

Church member Joel Schrimsher said the classes helped him adjust to life outside the military. He said he quickly discovered he was not well suited for the corporate life. 

"I spoke military," he said. "The great thing is, they taught me how to speak civilian" and how to write a professional resume.

Schrimsher quickly found a job as a ground school instructor at American Airlines after making contact with several church members who work at the airline.

"Making contact and establishing a mentor" in the company is one of the most important steps, according to instructor David Newhouse.

The next step is selling yourself.

"You're selling the No. 1 product in America, and that is yourself," Newhouse said.

The classes are open to non-church members and are free of charge.

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