Thursday, April 18, 2013

"Building a Job Search Toolbox"

Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by a speaker, Randall Warniers. The facilitator for this week will be Salpi Sarafian. 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, Randall will talk about "Building a Job Search Toolbox."
Building a Job Search Toolbox
A clean suit, a good resume, shined shoes, and a smile are no longer enough to compete in a wired world and a rapidly changing marketplace. Today's new world of work demands an expanded set of job-search skills. This presentation will describe the necessary skills a modern job seeker needs to compete effectively and be employable. Some of these skills are traditional (interpersonal networking), some are new (social media), and some are radical (are you on YouTube?). Knowing the tools you need to bring your job search up to date is an essential step in finding your next position.
About Randall Warniers
Randall Warniers is an editor, writer, book designer, publisher, and photographer. He wrote computer graphics software for many years, and then spent nearly two decades in the world of publishing as managing editor of a research journal at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Currently he is working as an editor and designer on six book projects. He is also an instructor in photography at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, where he currently teaches "Mastering Digital Photography" and other classes, and at the MIT Media Lab, where he teaches "Camera Clinic" and "Workflow Clinic." In 2009 and 2010 he was a facilitator and member of the leadership team at Acton Networkers.

Recap of HNG Meeting of April 5, 2013:
Our 97th meeting of HNG had 40 people, this is 20 more than the previous meeting 12 signed the New Member list. Elinor Kerr was our facilitator. There were 6 introduction speeches.
There was one landing:
Jill Mann Starting at Quintiles, a healthcare company in Cambridge, in sales.
We had a speaker, Elinor Kerr, who talked about "Job Search from the Perspective of HR."
Her topic discussed job searches from both sides of the desk, in order to clarify for candidates what’s involved from the HR perspective and how they can differentiate themselves from the pack. She discussed how jobs are found; information on helpful websites; steps HR uses in the hiring process; what candidates can do to combat a lull in activity; how to prep References; how improved communications between HR and the Hiring Manager will benefit you; and what a candidate can do to improve his/her chance of receiving an offer.
Schedule for HNG Meetings:
April 19, 2013 Randall Warniers "Building a Job Search Toolbox"

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: 
Elinor Kerr               elinorkerr@...
Gil Krispien             g.krispien@...
William Lam            wmlam508@...
Vincent Rocheleau vrocheleau@...
Salpi Sarafian         ssarafian@... 

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