Friday, November 1, 2013

Federal Job Search

Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton NetworkersGroup (HNG) meeting will be a talk led by Larry Corbin and Brian Levitre. 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. Important Note: We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM. In the second hour, Larry and Brian will give a presentation on "Federal Job Search ."

Federal Job Search

The following points will be covered:
- Today's Government
- Federal Hiring Process
- Veteran Friendly
- Office of Personnel Management
- Application Process
- Federal Application
- Forms
- Helpful Resources
- Federal Resume
- Work Experience Tips 

Larry Corbin
Retired active duty USAF veteran 1972-1992. Currently, he is the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program coordinator (DVOP) for the Workforce Central Career Center in
Milford Massachusetts He also deals with all issues for veterans to include re-employment and job searching. He has been doing this for 15 years.

Brian Levitre U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Boston, MA29 year federal employee
Department of Defense- 1984-1988
Treasury Department- 1988-2003
Department of Homeland Security- 2003-Present
Currently a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Program Manager for Recruiting. His terrritory is the 6 New England States. CBP is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing the border and facilitating lawful international trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations, including immigration and drug laws.

Recap of HNG Meeting of October 18, 2013:

Our 109th meeting of HNG had 46 people, this is 20 more than the previous meeting; 11 signed the New Member list. Laura Startzenbach was our facilitator. There were 7 introduction speeches. We had a panel comprised of professionals who have a wide range of diverse experiences and knowledge in the job search and hiring.

The panel consisted of a Career Advisor, Recruitment Vice President, Human Resources Director, and a former Sales and Marketing Executive. 

The panelists were:
Bob Dandrade 42 years in many roles in multiple industries, hiring hundreds of people
Donelle Wright Director of Human Resources at EMC 

Rick Frazier Experienced job turmoil with corporate downsizing, mergers, acquisitions and restructuring at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and Hewlett-Packard.
Wende Maister Vice President at Gatti & associates 

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

November 1, 2013 Larry Corbin and Brian Levitre "Federal
Job Search"

November 15, 2013 Ed Yee 
"Tax Talk"

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:
MaryLou Fish>

Ed Haddad>

Gil Krispien>
William Lam>
Salpi Sarafian>
Laura Startzenbach>

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