Fast-Track Your Career Taking Charge of Your Future! Join Us and Let’s GO!

Session 1_CoverOur premier program, Taking Charge of Your Future, was launched in 2009.  Over 300 people have participated in this program and over 85% have successfully landed a new job or career. Those who embrace the program are the most successful participants.

Whether going for an internal promotion, returning to the workforce, transitioning from college to work, or exploring a career change, this program is a low-cost solution to get your strategy planned and implemented.

Due to popular demand, we are moving to an online meeting format. This will open up this successful program to participants regardless of geographic location.

Our online meetings have been scheduled and begin May 22, 2017. To register, please click on this link for program details:

Programs begin Monday May 22, 2017 and will be held at the same time on Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25. We will reconvene after Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 31 to determine our next steps as a group and individually. One-to-One Coaching will be scheduled on during first meeting. For our first workshop on May 22 you will need, if available.

  • Copy of you resume sent to Mimi at email below, if you haven’t already.
  • Any occupational or personality testing you may have (MBTI, ProSpective, Disk, etc.) Keep it with you for meeting.
  • Ready to learn. It’s back to school time! Just kidding. But please come ready to learn from Mimi Fuger and each other.

To register and make payment by clicking here:


Questions? Please contact our Executive Director, Mimi Fuger at

About Career Transitions Center


The Career Transitions Center of West Michigan is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The purpose of Career Transitions Center West Michigan (CTCwm) is to provide no cost and cost-effective career services to support professionals in defining and focusing their career plans from wherever they are on their career path. We assist with referrals and work with employment agencies to give your career plan traction.

Our volunteers all have hiring experience and offer their perspective from the point of view of a hiring team. This is a great way to engage in dialogue with hiring professionals that are decision makers in the hiring process.

LinkedIn BootCamp: Let’s Talk With Hiring Managers and Special Guest Presenter, Thursday – March 9!


LinkedIn Boot Camp  – Are You Attracting Your Audience? Join us for a live, interactive online meeting on Thursday,March 9 at 7PM ET. Join Hiring Professional and a highly proficient user of LinkedIn.

Optimize your use of the professional networking website LinkedIn and develop your networking experience. Great for entrepreneurs, career changers, employees looking to make a change within their company, job seekers, and any one looking to “boost” your profile.

  • Don’t miss our popular free interactive, online workshop to get your message to your audience on  LinkedIn!  Why a Web meeting format? Due to popular demand we have opened up our free workshops in increase
  • Special Guest Presenter is Kirsten Wildley,  Kirsten has been a volunteer and supporter of Career Transitions Center of West Michigan since she was a student at GVSU. She was a recruiter for Bank of Holland. While working, she attended Cooley Law School and passed the Michigan Bar in November. She brings a in-depth knowledge of both the front side (your profile, controls, groups, jobs, clients) as well as the back-end (recruiters using LinkedIn to find candidates.

This workshop differs from workshops that may be held at your local recreation department or library that are presented by social media and computer trainers that may not have hiring experience.   We bring hiring professionals with our experience and insights to our program.

Organized  by Mimi Fuger, Executive Director of Career Transitions Center, who also presented as well as Kirsten, this workshop to standing room audiences at our Career Transitions Center Series, “Next Steps-to-Go at the Library” with Kent District Libraries (KDL). You can now join us from the comfort of your home. Will you lose the personal experience? We are finding that our participants connect with each other. If you use the video option, this will enhance your experience.

We will cover:

  • Setting up an effective profile and managing your Settings.
  • Choosing Groups that fit your networking strategy
  • Managing your contacts and firing up your network.

To register and receive meeting information and add to your calendar, please click here:


Questions? Call us at 616-644-6402 or email

Upcoming Events for March 2017

Join us for the following seminars. You can join us regardless of where you are. You may find details on our home page or register here. Please check out the following schedule:

MARCH 2017

Look for Spring events coming soon!

Services We Offer in Addition to Free Workshops. Just want to talk to talk to someone?


In response to the feedback we have received on our programs, we are making changes to our programs.

The most significant changes are, lower costs for “One-to-One” coaching and “Taking Charge of Your Future” and online workshops available to anyone regardless of geographic location. If in the Greater Grand Rapids, face to Face Meetings came be arranged.

We are able to make these changes due to support from small private donors who believe in the work we do. Many of these donors are former clients of Career Transitions Center WMI. They believe through experience our programs for job seekers and those considering a career change and allowing us to serve those outside the Greater Grand Rapids area. We are grateful for these supporters that are assuring the sustainability of our organization.

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