FAQs

Learn About Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group

Frequently Asked Questions

The Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group (PAGCG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides professional development through education, resources, support services, and networking connections. We serve the unemployed, the underemployed, the self-employed, and the employed as well as the organizations (businesses and nonprofits) that employ them.

Networking Groups: Meet other individuals in your current situation across all industries and experience levels. These groups are a great opportunity to expand your network, form relationships, and practice speaking about yourself.

Job Search Tools: PAGCG provides ongoing workshops and training on an array of topics such as: LinkedIn, Resume/Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing, Salary Negotiation, and more.

Expert Advice: Partnering with numerous job search industry experts, PAGCG gives you access to leaders decades of experience. 

Support: PAGCG prides itself in not only helping you with your job transition with hard skills and tools, but also the emotional support needed to get through what can be a very difficult time. 

There are numerous things that set PAGCG apart from other groups or services. First, we are on all volunteer group and yet we still manage to provide well over hundreds of events a year. We are wide-spread throughout the Philadelphia area with multiple chapter locations. Unlike hosting meetings once a month or quarter, PAGCG is a very involved organization with hundreds of individuals available to meet and help you with your goals. We know job searching, changing careers, or managing careers can be overwhelming and we provide you with useful tools to help you build your brand. 

Looking for events near you? First check out our Chapter Success Groups to find one (or more) near you. Then check out our Events page to see what is coming up next! Be sure to check back often for updates!

Looking to volunteer with us? It’s a great way to build your resume and meet new people. We are always seeking event planners and committee members. Check out our volunteer page to submit an application.

We offer Career Success Group meetings that are scheduled as often as once a week in many locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. The career success group meetings are FREE. However, due to the expense of running PAGCG we politely request a $15 donation once each year. We only ask if your financial circumstances allow. We also have membership packages which come with added benefits for a small annual fee. Please visit our Membership page for more details.

As we all know, maintaining your career is an ongoing, lifetime commitment. You never know when you might be out of work or when you might be looking to make a change. If you are a small business or self-employed, you still need to manage your online brand and engage in learning about tools to help you build your business or nonprofit. It’s especially important to stay actively involved with PAGCG even after you have landed to ensure that you are keeping up-to-date on the latest technology and resources to continue to make strong networking connections.