The Massachusetts Library Collaborative's 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking group program is perfect for you! Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking!
Register through Zoom.
Meeting topics for 2022:
January 19 - Self-Assessment and Transferrable Skills
February 2 - Creating Your "Career Story" Pitch
February 16 - Marketing Plans & Marketing Briefs
March 2 - Developing A Resume -- Part #1
March 16 - Developing A Resume -- Part #2
April 6 - Creating A LinkedIn Profile
April 20 - LinkedIn and Personal Branding
May 4 - Interview Preparation and Interview Strategy
May 18 - Networking 2.0
June 1 - Applications, Cover Letters and Negotiating
June 15 - features presentations from and 1-on-1 opportunities with hiring employers
Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search.
Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC, an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur and transitioned to executive coaching over 10 years ago. She has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, the Mass. Conference for Women, and is a Certified Leadership Agility Coach. She has facilitated 50+ Job Seekers Networking Groups for 5 years and is a Licensed Group Leader.
The series is hosted by Tewksbury Library in partnership with libraries in Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Danvers, North Andover, Shrewsbury, and Wilmington.