Friday, July 19, 2013

"VyB, A Software Solution That produces Results in Gaining Employment"

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speaker, Jill Eastlake. The facilitator for this week will be Gil Krispien. 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, Jill will talk about "VyB, A Software Solution That produces Results in Gaining Employment."


The art of creating a resume for every job opening you are applying for can be a daunting and imprecise task. VyB is designed to make this process easier for everyone, and help you get the right job for your skills. Collaborator Jill Eastlake will describe the VyB product and why it will be of benefit to job seekers as well as finding the right fit for employers. Dan Drop, MBA, whom Jill is working with on this product, is a marketing guru with a strong background in Asian and international sales. Right now he is working in the Washington, DC area with plans to travel the world.

About Jill Eastlake

Jill Eastlake is a member of our HNG group who is working with her friend, Dan Drop, in establishing a new product, VyB. She has over 30 years of management experience, with a focus on software development and design. When this company is established she may devote more time to it. But, in the meantime, Jill continues to work with us to find an appropriate job that will make her volunteerism a hobby. In her copious spare time, of which she hopes to have less, she works on Science Fiction costuming and conventions as a volunteer.

Recap of HNG Meeting of June 21, 2013 (There was no meeting on July 5, 2013):

Our 102nd meeting of HNG had 33 people, this is 8 more than the previous meeting; 7 signed the New Member list. Vincent Rocheleau was our facilitator. There were 7 introduction speeches.

We had a speaker, Robert Dandrade, who talked about "Networking One-on-One." For this session, Bob shared his advice for Networking One-on-One, focused on the how-to's of face to face networking and informational interviews. Besides using the elevator speech and search plan as tools, Networking One-on-One requires certain skills which he covered.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

July 19, 2013 Jill Eastlake "VyB, A Software Solution That Produces Results in Gaining Employment"
August 2, 2013 Joellyn Schwerdlin "Law of Attraction: Five Basic Principles to Make Your Career Dreams Come True"

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:
Gil Krispien
William Lam
Kathy McKenna
Vincent Rocheleau
Salpi Sarafian

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