50+ Job Seeker Networking Group

50+ Job Seeker Networking Group meets virtually every Wednesday from  August – December 2023

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9:30-11:30am and on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm, 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!

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 interactive 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. She transitioned to executive coaching over 12 years ago. Deborah has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs and the Massachusetts Conference for Women. She has been trained or certified in a variety of coaching models and assessment tools. Deborah has facilitated 50+ job seekers networking groups since 2016.

    This group is sponsored by more than 60 Massachusetts public libraries.

Weekly Topics
Build Your Job Search Toolkit:

# 1 – 8/2 & 8/9- Self Assessment/Transferable Skills Session
#2 – 8/16  & 8/23- Career Story – Tell Me A Little About Yourself Session
#3 – 9/6 & 9/13 – Using AI in your job search Session
#4 – 9/20 & 9/27- LinkedIn Session
#5 – 10/4 & 10/11- Resumes – the Basics Session
#6 – 10/18 & 10/25 – Resumes Session
#7 – 11/1  &11/8- Thinking Outside the Box – Panel Session
#8 – 11/15  & 11/29- Interviewing Strategies Session
#9 – 12/6  & 12/13- Networking Session
#10 – 12/20  & 12/27- Marketing-Plan Your Work/Work

Registration Links:

Expert tip:
Zoom room opens 30 minutes early for informal networking & resource sharing.

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