Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hopkinton Networking Group - Dan DeMaioNewton, Christal Dionne

Hello Everyone,
The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by our speakers, Dan DeMaioNewton and Christal Dionne. The facilitator for this week will be Sandra Lowther. 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, Dan and Christal will talk about, "Dealing with the Afflictive Emotions of Job Seeking" .

NOTE: This is my last time writing the Agenda for a little while because I have landed a six-month contract position. One of the other coordinators will continue to write the Agenda.

Dealing with the Afflictive Emotions of Job Seeking

In this session you will participate in 2 exercises (An Exercise in Gratitude and The Most Important Thing) designed to help you prevent afflictive emotions associated with job search, unemployment, and underemployment. These exercises are designed to not only help you cope in the down times, but will also help prevent the job seeker's blues from showing up in the first place.

About Dan DeMaioNewton:

As Director of Strategy and Business Development for Monster Worldwide, Dan leads Monster's largest efforts to help get job seekers better jobs faster, employers obtain the best talent more efficiently, and transform work around the globe. Dan is a recognized human capital revolutionary helping reshape recruitment in the 21st century. Leading some of the nation's largest workforce transformations, Dan's work has helped millions of job seekers getting better jobs and hundreds of thousands of employers hiring the right talent faster. Dan served as the chief architect re-engineering USAJOBS - the award-winning official job site for the U.S. Federal government. Under his leadership, USAJOBS became the 5th most visited job site on the Internet, and changed the way every American looks at a career with the Federal government.
He has built, managed, and driven high performance in several of the most influential career sites in the industry, including:

a.. STEMPower - Helping drive success for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics for Central Massachusetts
b.. USAJOBS - The official job site for the US Federal Government
c.. - The online community site for job seekers to find ways to help them get better jobs faster.
d.. StudentJobs - the official US Federal job site for Student Internships, Fellowships, Entry Level jobs with the US Federal Government.
e.. OhioMeansJobs - enabling every Ohio employer free access to 3.5M active job seekers through's resume database
f.. Helmets to Hardhats - The Career Site for Veterans to obtain meaningful careers in construction. Strongly affiliated with the US Dept of Defense and all labor unions.
g.. Hurricane Relief - Monster partnered job site for those impacted by Hurricane Katrina for volunteer, survivor, and reconstruction workers.
h.. Democratic and Republican National Convention Volunteer Sites - coordinating the registration, background checks, training, and volunteer activities for the 2004 and 2008 conventions
i.. Extreme Hiring Makeover - Led year-long engagement to sustainably raise-the-bar for Federal government recruitment (
j.. Monster Evolutions - Chief Architect behind Monster's better outplacement solution to ease the departure and speed the arrival
k.. - Kentucky Indiana Regional Exchange helping transform 26 counties and transform the regional economy.
l.. Pathways Out of Poverty - Helping develop new career opportunities for regions with a challenged workforce
Dan has 3 patents-pending relating to technologies that help job seekers get better jobs faster, and has introduced more than a dozen innovations into to help it deliver greater value to employers and job seekers. His passionate work designing and building effective ways to help job seekers find, obtain, and advance their careers brings powerful insights and a unique perspective to help job seekers.

About Christal Dionne:

For nearly half a decade, Christal has been working to help job seekers across the US find jobs, get better jobs, and advance their careers. At Monster, she works with national, state, and local workforce development leaders and leading employers to improve their recruitment and hiring practices. She's been responsible for job seeker support services for USAJOBS, the award-winning career site for the US Federal government, Helmets to Hardhats - helping Veterans gain great careers in construction, and several other hiring programs. As a result of her work at Monster, with national customers, and with job seekers, Christal has a unique perspective on the changing labor market and how you can get an advantage to get hired.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

October 7, 2011 Joellyn Schwerdlin "Network Your Way Into the Hidden Job Market"
October 21, 2011
November 4, 2011
November 18, 2011
December 2, 2011
December 16, 2011

General Information:

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
Landings (with doughnuts)
New member introductions
Needs and Leads
Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
Skills and Value Statement
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Your title
Your target companies
Geography of search
Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. Colella's Supermarket is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Sandra Cipriani
Gil Krispien
Jim Lane
Sandra Lowther
Barbara McKee
Ralph Sabatino
Salpi Sarafian

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