Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hopkinton Networking Group: "How Working with Agencies/Recruiters Can Help you Find a Job"

Hello Everyone,
Now that we are in the winter months, if the Hopkinton schools are cancelled on the day of our meeting then we do not meet; however, if there is a delay, then we do meet. Even if the schools are not closed, if the weather is bad, it is best to stay home then risk an accident.

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by a panel of IT professionals. The facilitator for this week will be Diane Elhilow. 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, the panel will talk about "How Working with Agencies/Recruiters Can Help you Find a Job."

How Working with Agencies/Recruiters Can Help you Find a Job

The panel will consist of representatives from the following:

Davis Companies, SaleStart, and Suburban Group.

The information below was taken directly from the companies web sites.

The DAVIS Companies (
DAVIS is a full service staffing firm that has been dedicated to serving clients and candidates since 1985. They bring an innovative and collaborative approach to fulfilling staffing needs including contract, contract to hire and direct hire. Areas of expertise are:

SaleStart (
SaleStart is a recruitment agency that specializes in placing skilled sales professionals in challenging and rewarding career opportunities. With over two decades of experience in staffing and sales, they have the knowledge, expertise, and nationwide connections to facilitate mutually beneficial matches between reliable sales professionals and quality businesses large and small.

Suburban Group (
* Established in 1968.
* Certified woman-owned business.
* Headquartered in Massachusetts.
* Full-service staffing and HR solutions, including temporary/contract, temp-to-hire, direct hire/retained search, managed staffing
services, and HR consulting.
* Recruit for positions in, life sciences, executive administrative support, executive search, human resources and customer service.
* Delivering customized recruiting solutions to Boston, Worcester, Cambridge and Beyond.

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:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* Name
* 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:
Diane Elhilow
Gil Krispien
William Lam
Barbara McKee
Vincent Rocheleau
Salpi Sarafian

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