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Standing Out, Fitting In – How to Master the Interview Game

August 30 @ 8:55 am - 10:00 am EDT

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Standing Out Fitting In How to Master the Interview Game

One-hour career education topic speaker from 8:55 AM to 10 AM followed by speaker Q&A and optional networking every Tuesday to 11 AM. Tuesday speaker meetings are free for members and $5 for non-members.

Members can attend speaker meetings for free for a year and get other benefits https://greatcareersphl.org/membership

Join us if you are looking for a new opportunity, to grow your career, or if you are in a job transition. We engage in networking as well as career education through our excellent speakers.


8:55 – 9:00 AM Attendee Check-in
9:00 – 10:00 AM Guest Speaker Introduction & Presentation
10:00 – 11:00 AM Optional – stay for guest speaker Q&A, networking introductions, announcements, landings, upcoming meetings, etc.


This one-hour program focuses on what to do before, during, and after a job interview. Learn seven things you must do prior to the interview. Learn four types of interviews and how to prepare for each. Learn how to control interview anxiety. Practice responses Copyright 2016 Career Transition Ministries Page 4 to the most common interview questions such as “Tell us a little about yourself”. Learn three questions you must ask to close out an interview.


Joe Jones has been a full-time training and development professional for 35 years. He is the founder of two organizations. CareerMinistries and Transition Masters, are both not-for-profit job search assistance organizations. He is a career development and job search trainer who helps teens and adults live great lives, supported by work they enjoy!

In 2007 (while in between jobs) he started Career Ministries, a non-profit organization that helps unemployed church members by establishing job search support groups and teaching the latest job search techniques. He has formed and supported 27 separate ministries in West Central Florida, ministries in 10 states, and 4 ministries in separate English-speaking countries.

Joe has counseled between 20 and 100unemployed persons per week since 2007. Thousands have found work. In his previous corporate and national association management positions Joe has interviewed over 1,000 and hired over 300 people. He knows what it takes to be hired, fired, right-sized, and capsized in today’s turbulent workplace.

In 2007 (to keep his training skills sharp) Joe joined Suncoast Toastmasters in Tampa. He was selected as Toastmaster of the Year (in 2014) in his division, with over 500 members in 27clubs. He combined his knowledge of public speaking with job search and in 2015founded Transition Masters which develops the presentation skills of job seekers. He has presented three of these 8-week courses this year and has seen dozens of his graduates find work.

From 2009 through 2014 Joe led an annual youth Speech & Leadership program as a Toastmaster club project. Over 80youth have graduated from this 8-week Youth Speech Craft program and will grow up with no fear of public speaking. He has trained and mentored hundreds of persons in public speaking including students in the MBA executive program at the University of South Florida.

Also in 2015, Joe began presenting career development programs for teens. He is currently (September 2015) teaching the 8week “What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens course to two groups, the TamilSneham Foundation, and Eckerd Community Alternatives.
Joe is past president of the National SpeakersAssociation – Central Florida chapter, and past president of the American Society for Training and Development – Suncoast chapter.

In 2009 he wrote the 168-page “Quick Start Guide for Job Seekers” which is currently being used internationally. He has a list of ten different job search-related programs he presents and is currently writing a book entitled “TheInner Game of Job Search”.

Joe supposedly retired in 2014. He has lived in Tampa for 29 years and has been married to Karen for 11 years. They are avid golfers, travelers, hikers, and kayakers.



Andrew Braun