Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hopkinton Networking Group: Hari Narayanan

Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by our speaker, Hari Narayanan. The facilitator for this week will be Jim Lane. 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, strating at 11AM, Hari will speak about "The Job Ready List” and have dialog and answer our questions.

Speaker Topic: “The Job Ready List”

With the rush to land the right job, we at times fail or become disorganized in being truly “job ready”. Hari is an expert at coaching and teaching how to be “job ready”.

In this workshop, you will learn or just be “refreshed” on goal setting, all your KSA’s, finding the right job, re-identifying your own skills, being aware of key or winning words, talk about effective resumes and cover letters, your networking, your elevator speech, right ways to interview and how thank you letters can be effective.

About Hari Narayanan
Hari is the Career Coach and Business Service representative at the Milford, MA Workforce Central Career Center. Born in India, has a graduate degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University NY. Worked in Polaroid for 16 years spanning R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing, Customer focused product research & development until the company closed. Moved on to the other end of the spectrum to work with a private marketing company to create and establish eleven international markets for basic commodities companies. Moved on to work with a German Instrumentation company to expand their market in North America. Got laid off, again which gave him the motivation to start his own company while searching for his next career move. He is now working in Business Services for the State of Mass in the Division of Career Services. Married with two children in High School.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:
November 4, 2011 Anne Crawford "Is Your Elevator Speech Getting You to the Next Level"
November 18, 2011
December 2, 2011
December 16, 2011
January 20, 2012 Clare Harlow " People Reading with DiSC"

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:
Jim Lane -
Sandra Cipriani -
Steven Hakar - hakar4@hotmail.comm
Gil Krispien -
Sandra Lowther -
Barbara McKee -
Ralph Sabatino -
Salpi Sarafian -
Marilyn Johnson

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