Navigating Your Career Journey Together

Career Transition Institute
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A complete list is provided at the bottom center section of this homepage.



CTI in the News

Here is some of the media attention related to our services and the overall success of those that have passed through our program.

CTI  In the News: COLUMBUS – July 16, 2018, 2010. John Ridge gives an overview of CTI at the July 2018 ABC 6 Job Boot Camp. View Full Video…

Steve Stetz and Many Other Job Help Orgs Interviewed on WOSU

CTI (Forty Plus) In the News: COLUMBUS – August 2, 2010. Steve Stetz of Forty Plus and many other organizations discuss how age can make a huge difference in how you approach your job search. Listen to Audio…

Jeff Young and Wade Meyer are Interviewed on ONN

CTI (Forty Plus) In the News: COLUMBUS – February 2, 2010. Jeff Young and Wade Meyer discuss how networking groups like Forty Plus can help people who are job searching. Forty Plus assists with resume writing, interviewing, skill set development. View Full Video…

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Networking Events

Columbus Networking — April 2019

Monday 04/15/2019

Who: D.A.N.G – Dublin Area Networking Group – Every 3rd Monday of the month


Rusty Bucket

6726 Perimeter Loop, Dublin, Oh 43017

What: Business Networking Luncheon @ Rusty Bucket
When: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Arrive at 11:30am to enjoy some open networking in traditional Dublin Area Networking Group fashion.

At 11:45am, everyone will sit at a table of 4 and order their own meals.

At noon, the fun continues as we begin elevator speeches – with a twist! What’s the twist you ask? You’ll need to join us to find out. 🙂 Then, enjoy your meal and connect with your table-mates over lunch.

At 1pm, we return back to open networking until 1:30pm when we officially end our luncheon.

Having a good conversation and want to stay longer? No problem, we have a private room, so stay as long as you like.

We do have a limited amount of space, so RSVP right away and please honor your RSVP! I will keep an eye out and close off the event once we reach capacity.

See you at lunch!


Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Main Library – Meeting RM 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Basic Google Tools
When: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Learn how to use Drive and other Google tools, as well as how to share and upload documents. Familiarity with basic computer skills, including mouse and keyboard, is required.


Tuesday 04/16/2019

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Main Branch, Meeting Rm. 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Grants for Nonprofits and Individuals
When: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Learn about resources for individual grant-seekers or for growing and sustaining a nonprofit organization.


Who: Employment for Seniors
Where: BMI Federal Credit Union

6165 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, Oh 43016

What: Job Search Strategies That Work
When: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

If you are a mature job seeker, 50 years of age or older living in Central Ohio, discover strategies that will help you reach your goal! Take advantage of this FREE two workshop program, and learn the “nuts and bolts” of how to find a job in today’s workforce.

Each workshop is free, however, registration is required by calling 614/863-1219


National Career Fairs
Where: Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Columbus Job Fair
When: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

1. Register

a. Provide all information including a valid cell number so we can send you updates and alerts.

b. Emails will be sent for reminders and a few days before the event, a Career Fair Guide will be provided that lists all employers and job titles they are hiring for.

c. After registering, go to and upload your resume and search the jobs available.

2. Attend Event

a. Dress for Success! Business attire.

b. Bring plenty of resumes to the event.

3. Get Hired at The Event

If you have questions, call us at 877-561-5627


Who: Dublin Chamber of Commerce – Please RSVP
Where: Civista Bank

6400 Perimeter Dr., Dublin, OH 43017

What: Business After Hours
When: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Invite your entire office to join us at this month’s Business After Hours! These relaxing, after-work events allow you to socialize in the business community, develop business relationships and meet potential future clients.

And, you will be treated to:

  • Complimentary appetizers and beverages
  • A chance to enter to win one of many great door prizes
  • Networking opportunities
  • An opportunity to check out an area Chamber-member business

Admission is free for Chamber members and their employees. RSVP today using the “Register Now” button on this page!


Who: Westerville Public Library – RSVP Recurring 3rd Tuesday of the month


Tutor Room 1

126 S. State Street, Westerville OH. 43081, 614-882-7277

What: Resume Review
When: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Schedule a 30-minute session to have your resume coach Sharon Hamersley for tips to take

your resume to the next level. Registration required. We will contact you the Friday

before your session to let you know which 30-minute time slot has been reserved for you.


Who: Ability Professional Network – Every Tuesday Evening – $15/month fee


The DEC First Floor Training Center

565 Metro Place South, Dublin, OH 43017

What: Tuesday Tune-Up Job Networking Group
When: 5:30 – 7:00 PM


Who: Otterbein University – RSVP: Email
Where: The Point at Otterbein University STEAM Innovation Center

60 Collegeview Road, Westerville OH. 43081

What: Ross Leadership Hour — 3rd Tuesday of the Month (Jan – May, July – Nov.)
When: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM


Wednesday 04/17/2019

Where: Main Library – Reading Room

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Job Boot Camp
When: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Job fair and career bootcamp. Meet over 40 companies who are hiring and interview on site. Participate in resume workshops and find resources to help you secure your next job.

Find out more about the Job Bootcamp including who’s hiring, event presenters, information about resume workshops and more at

Free parking at Main Library’s attached garage.


Who: Westerville Chamber of Commerce – RSVP, $30/35 Members, $40/45 Non-Members
Where: Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center

100 Green Meadows Dr. S, Lewis Center, Oh 43035

What: Women in Business Luncheon
When: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM

Alaina Shearer is the Founder and Original Member of TogetherDigital, formerly Women in Digital, a groundbreaking 2K+ member association uniting women in digital creative professions behind one purpose – to empower each other through one another. (They trade their power through favors, called an Ask & Give Exchange). The group has grown almost entirely from word of mouth alone and has 23 cities nationwide. Watch her founding story here.

She founded TogetherDigital in June of 2016. Also find her podcasting for Slings & Arrows, contributing to AdWeek and keeping her four children alive and happy with her husband.

Prior to founding TogetherDigital, Alaina worked in the radio industry as a journalist and co-host for 7 years and then spent 12 years in the ad agency world, ten of those spent leading her own digital agency Cement Marketing. Connect on LinkedIn.


Thursday 04/18/2019

Who: D.A.N.G – Dublin Area Networking Group – Free – Every 3rd Thursday of the Month


Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC), First Floor Training Center, Suite 180

565 Metro Place S. Dublin, Oh 43017

What: Become a Better Networker! Business Networking 101 Workshop ($299 value)
When: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This event is perfect for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and sales professionals looking to refine their skills. Our activities for the evening will be an eye-opening experience that will increase your confidence and competence and will make YOU a better networker.

What separates the professionals from the amateurs in Networking? Just like in a sport, the difference is… Skills! To become more effective at what we do, and to get the desired results, we need to improve our skills.

But here’s the problem. We never learned HOW to network! Think about it. Did they teach us networking skills in grade school? High school? How about College? Maybe at work? For most of us, the answer is NO! (In Fact, they probably taught us something like – don’t talk to strangers! )


Who: Westerville Chamber of Commerce – RSVP, Free Members, $5 Non-Members
Where: First Commonwealth Bank

6156 Highland Lakes Ave, Westerville, Oh 43082

What: Business After Hours
When: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Join your fellow Chamber members at Business After Hours, complete with light appetizers, beverages, door prizes, and valuable networking!


Friday 04/19/2019

Who: Columbus Business First
Where: Revolution Group@High Bank Distillery

1051 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212

What: Breakfast with Business First
When: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

  • Learn how Revolution Group is helping local businesses grow with innovative technology solutions like NetSuite and Salesforce.
  • Learn how Revolution Group’s corporate culture led to rapid growth, numerous best workplace awards and 99% customer satisfaction scores.
  • Explore Columbus’s newest, locally owned Craft Distillery.
  • Learn about High Bank Distillerys full-service bar and restaurant with a locally sourced, scratch-made focus.
  • Network with hundreds of Central Ohio business professionals!
  • Pitch story ideas to the Biz1st editorial staff.
  • Form valuable connections with exhibitors: Experience ColumbusSpectrum Reach and Wright-Patt Credit Union.


Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Main Branch, Meeting Rm. 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Grants for Nonprofits and Individuals
When: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Learn about resources for individual grant-seekers or for growing and sustaining a nonprofit organization.