Design & Focus – Special Evening Session Date TBD!

Due to the Coronavirus, the April 7th session of Design & Focus has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates on our rescheduling of this great workshop!

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Design & Focus Workshop – Find Career Direction, Focus & Confidence

Workshop will be held on Dates TBD from 6:30-9:30PM. This special evening session of Design & Focus will take place on Tuesday nights at Grace Covenant Church, 9431 Jollyville Road, Education Building, Room A. See map here.

This 4 session, team-oriented workshop is a structured and proven process to help you move forward in your job search with focus and confidence! It is offered 5 times a year at an additional fee.

Key Outcomes:

  • Assess your “Divine Design” including your personality, interests, values, skills and gifts
  • Learn tools for investigating potential careers and wise decision making
  • Work in teams to develop and practice telling your fulfilling stories

Assess your Design so you can determine your new Focus!

For the unemployed, unhappily employed or underemployed: Are you? 

  •       Frustrated in a meaningless job?
  •       In a job clearly not a fit for you?
  •       Feeling lost?
  •       At a dead end in your career?
  •       Wanting to make more of a difference?
  •       Not sure if you should make that risky move to something new?
  •       Are you early in your career and want to make sure you get on the right career path? (Great for college students and early career young adults. Special registration rate offered!)

This program will help you dig deeper, learn more about yourself and unearth things that will give you insight into your future direction.

Sign me up! {Go Directly to Registration}

Hundreds of job seekers have participated and call Design & Focus “life changing.” It receives excellent reviews by past participants.

Past participants have shared:

  • “Thank you for the Design and Focus class.  It really did help me stay focused on the things I enjoyed doing, so when this opportunity became available I was able to recognize that it would be right up my alley.”
  • “Helpful, soul-searching, focused, supportive, necessary.”
  • “It significantly cuts through the “fog” of what I do next.”
  • “This program helps you get grounded and directed. Everyone needs some motivation and a starting point.”
  • “Clarification of who you are and want is an essential element in a presentation about yourself. This course makes that concrete.”
  • “It takes work, but is worthwhile and benefits all areas of your life.”
  • “You Must Do This!”

Watch these testimonial videos: 

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Becky & Amy talk about Design & Focus from Keith Rutledge on Vimeo.

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There will be homework for this workshop. Some weeks, the homework could take 8-10 hours, but it is vital to your progress in the program and for preparation for the job search. Like most things in life, you get out of the program what you put into it. Homework will require internet access.

Registration Fee

Thanks to the financial support of former job seekers, churches, and local businesses, we are able to offer these workshops at a very low price! Comparable career coaching resources cost $500 to $4000.

To keep your upfront costs low, registration can be paid in two parts- half now and the remainder a month into your new job or within one year. If you are currently employed full-time, we ask that you pay both parts now.

Registration Options {Choose an option below}:

Early Bird Registration (REGISTER by March 30) : $129 now + $129 later {30 days after you get a job, no later than one year from the time of the workshop}. If you are currently employed full-time, please select the “Pay First & Second Half” button below. Early Bird deadline is 3/30/20 at 11:59PM.










Regular Registration (AFTER March 30): $149 now + $149 later {30 days after you get a job, no later than one year from the time of the workshop}. If you are currently employed full-time, please select the “Pay First & Second Half” button below.









Young Adult (Age <32) Registration Special Discount: $79 Registration + $79 later {30 days after you get a job, no later than within one year from the time of the workshop}. If you are currently employed full-time, please select the “Pay First & Second Half” button below.










Scholarships are available. Scholarships are:

  • partial (you will still need to pay $50)
  • limited (we are asked for more scholarships than we can award)
  • deferred (we ask you to pay us back when you get a job and back on your feet)

Download the application and email us your completed application. Please be very complete with information regarding your financial situation; as you can imagine, nearly all of our applicants are unemployed.

Scholarship application deadline is MONDAY, 3/30/20, at 11:30 a.m.

You will be notified by email if your scholarship application is approved.







Donate to Our Scholarship Fund:







How can I pay? 

1. Pay By Check:  Mail checks made out to “Job Seekers Network” to Job Seekers Network, 13492 Research Blvd., Suite 120, #421, Austin, TX 78750. Email info@job-seekers-network.org once you put a check in the mail.

You can also bring a check on Monday morning during the JSN meeting and turn it in to the workshop registrar.

2. Pay By Credit Card: (Click on the link “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” at the bottom of the page after you click the appropriate button above.)

Refund Policy:

Minimum required attendance for workshop: 15. Money will be refunded if we don’t meet the minimum.

Registration Refund Policy: Should you get a job and are unable to participate in the class because of work conflicts, you can let us know at least 24 hours in advance of the first class for a refund of the registration amount. Once the class has started, no refunds will be given. No refunds will be given for failure to attend or for failure to notify us within 24 hours of the first class session.


If you took Design & Focus prior to 2020, pay the second half of your workshop fee here: