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Employment Networking Groups in Southern CA

networkingThese employment networking groups offer an excellent opportunity to learn job skills and network among other job seekers in the Southern CA area. Each group sends out job leads and offers opportunities for their members to connect. Remember givers gain. Get involved with the organization so that you really get to know the people. When going through the job listings, forward jobs that may be of interest to others and who you feel are qualified. The law of reciprocity comes into play when they find opportunities that you are best suited for your experience.

Association of Senior Executives (AASE)

Exclusively for VP/C level executives to build networking relationships with other VP and C level professionals. Irvine Sports Club, 1980 Main Street, Irvine, CA.

The Boardroom
Job search resources, speakers, support and networking community which empowers people to plan, develop and implement effective career transitions. La Jolla, CA

Provides job, knowledge and in person networking opportunities for managers, directors, vice presidents and C-level executives of high-tech sectors. Meetings in LA, Orange County and San Diego. Must be referred by a member. Send an email to Cindy Pickens for more info.

Canyon Connectors
An informal meet-up in Anaheim Hills/Yorba Linda, CA to help establish connections and build relationships to develop your professional network.

Career Builders Fellowship @ Crystal Cathedral 
Free weekly meetings for individuals in career transition. Guest speakers on a variety of topics related to career search. Tower of Hope Floor 3, 12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, CA 714-971-4000.

Career Renewal Ministry
Personalized assistance for people out of work, considering new employment or looking to improve your existing career. All are welcome – FREE of charge. Job workshops on Thursdays to assist those in need of finding new work. Huntington, Beach, CA

Career Transition Ministries                                                                                           Open to all Southern California residents of the Christian faith. We are a support ministry for professionals seeking their next career stepping stone. Our group meets each Monday in Carlsbad. All career transition meetings and counseling are free. Carlsbad, CA

ETHOS Executive Networking Group 
Group run by HR/OD leader Bob Adamik. Catering toward “C” level executives from a variety of occupations and who are in transition. Networking, speakers and career planning in Irvine, CA. Pre-registration required by email confirmation.

Execunet                                                                                                                                   National meetings for senior level executives in career transition or that are planning a job change. Networking, speakers and job search strategies. Orange County, CA. Monthly meetings at Concordia University, 1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA. San Diego meetings at Tamarak Beach Resort, 3200 Carlsbad Drive, Carlsbad, CA. 28220 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, CA RSVP to Mark James.

Locations throughout the country for executives to network, plus career workshops and membership forums. Director, vice-president or CXO with management responsibility. Irvine, CA

Executives in Transition
Groups for professionals in transition at the $150K level hosted by Judy Thompson of BrownThompson Executive Search. La Jolla, CA

Experience Unlimited, Anaheim, CA
This networking employment club provides training and assistance in self-marketing, networking, resume and interview tactics. prospective employers. You must call for appointment. A Free job training program sponsored by the State of CA. 2420 E. Lincoln Ave., Suite B, Anaheim, CA 714-254-4350.

Experience Unlimited, Corona, CA
A network employment club that offers a free job-training program, sponsored by the State of California. Features workshops, guest speakers and classes. 237 West River Road, Corona, CA 92880. 951-340-4029.

Experience Unlimited, Irvine, CA 
A networking employment club for professionals. Featuring weekly workshops in self marketing, networking, resume writing and interview videotaping. No charge, sponsored by the State of California. Active members receive job listings. 125 Technology Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. 949-341-8076.

Foothill Connectors
Professional networking group for the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire Area whose members are dedicated to helping each other through transition and beyond.

Monthly meetings with speakers and structured networking sessions for professionals in career transition. 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA

Irvine Job Connection
Weekly meetings with a speaker and networking opportunities.
Job search resources by state.

John Hall’s Career Course
Taught by Career Coach John Hall, this popular course is designed to help individuals focus on their career target. Participants will work in teams of seven to eight and are guided by an experienced career coach. The course goes into depth on all aspects of career development and success. With info on assessment instruments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, job search strategies, the development of a five-year career plan that includes a mission statement, milestones and performance objectives. Taught periodically throughout the year. Contact John Hall 949-387-2004.

Laguna Niguel Connectors
Help business professionals in the local community get connected. Evening mixer format and morning structured networking event. Laguna Niguel CA

McDermott and Bull
Meeting for senior executives that are in transition and are looking for their next career opportunity or that are committed to maintaining and growing their current network. Members include past and current CEO’s, Presidents, CFO’s and Vice Presidents from Southern California’s leading companies that have achieved a base salary of at least $150,000. Teleconferences,quarterly mixers, executive roster and small meetings, Irvine, CA. If you would like to be considered for membership, send your resume to Denae Butte, Director of the Executive Network at

Networking Unlimited
Network with professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds to help build long-term relationships and support businesses in Orange County.

Newport Irvine Networkers
Regular morning mixers, plus other events and programs for professionals in career transition. Tustin, CA.

Saddleback Church
Meet Monday evenings at 7:00pm. Recruiters attend the first of the month and inform the group of open positions. Career workshops and classes. 1 Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA 949-609 8000. Free.

San Diego Connectors

Fridays 7 AM – 9 AM  La Jolla Village Dr, SD, CA

Networking group for professionals to connect – both virtually and ultimately in person – to cultivate business contacts, find opportunities, and share social networking best practices. Temecula, CA


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