Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hopkinton Networking Group

If you are looking for work and need a good opportunity to network,  the workshop today at the Hopkinton Networking Group meeting Friday, June 11 25 is one to catch. 

Someone you may know will be facilitating two engaging, productive, and fun activities. 

If you have the time, you could not spend it any better than networking at Hopkinton today!

When: 10:00 AM - Noon
Where: St John's Evangelist Parish Center, 20 Church St, Hopkinton
Cost: $1

The details on the workshops as published to the Acton Networking Group listserv:

Hello Everyone,
The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by workshop activities.  The facilitator for this week will be Steve Sherlock.   We will devote the first hour, from 10 to 11 AM to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads.   Please arrive early, so we can make every effort to start on time.   In the second hour, we will conduct a workshop with various activities.  Here is how it will be done:
Workshop Activities:
Discovery...Re-Discovery...and FUN:
The handout provided has a 7 x 4 matrix of boxes, i.e., 28 in all, where each box contains an open-ended statement that when completed will yield a more composite picture of the person.
Transferrable Skills:
Bring your resume.  We will break out into small groups and use the classrooms.  After the resume is reviewed, a discussion will take place to determine what transferrable skills your résumé displays.
Name Associations (if time permits):
Think of a relationship of your name with something else that others could relate with and could remember your name.  For example, the association I use is the breakfast serial Rice Krispies whereby removing the last letter "s" and replacing it with a "n" spells my last name.  You will be quite surprised how easily it will be to remember names afterwards.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Looking for work? Considering entrepreneur or franchise?

If you are looking for work or are considering going into business for yourself either as an entrepreneur or with a franchise, the speaker at the Hopkinton Networking Group meeting Friday, June 11 is one to catch.

Suzanne Gray gave a presentation on this topic at the recent Job Search Jam Sessions and it was well received.

If you missed that, you get another chance today!

When: 10:00 AM - Noon
Where: St John's Evangelist Parish Center, 20 Church St, Hopkinton
Cost: $1

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Better Jobs Faster

How do you do that? There is a website that can help. Better Jobs Faster

You create a profile, provide your details, you are allowed leeway in who sees what you put there section by section.

One slick feature that I like is the capability to create two profiles: (1) professional and (2) for social media. This is the only site I have come across that allows you to do so.

The site is a creation of Dan DemaioNewton. Dan spoke at the Hopkinton Networking Group meeting the day of the Job Search Jam Sessions. He was well received and will be back later this year.

Check out Better Jobs Faster!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

In the News - job search jam sessions

Jobs forecast? Improving slowly

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Donation Presentation

As indicated previously, the excess proceeds from the Job Search Jam Sessions were donated to the St John the Evangelist Church in consideration of the use of their fine Parish Center.

Steve Sherlock took a few minutes from the Hopkinton Networking Group meeting on Friday, May 28th to present the check to Charlotte Lemoine, Parish Center Manager.

Charlotte was pleased to receive the check for $260.70. Thanks to all who made the event possible!