Thursday, February 5, 2015

Part 2 Networking Exercise of Goals / New Year's Resolutions

Hello Everyone, 
We are in the winter months, especially demonstrated by the recent snow storms, 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 Part 2 Networking Exercise of Goals / New Year's Resolutions. The facilitator for this week will be William Lam. We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. 

Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at10:00 AM. In the second hour we will review the Goals / New Year’s Resolutions that we specified at our January 2, 2015 meeting.

Goals / New Year's Resolutions Part 2

At our January 2, 2015 meeting each person filled out a form specifying a list of one goal / resolution for each week leading up to this meeting for a total of five, and committing to accomplish two of these. If you only listed two, then you needed to commit to those two. We will review the two committed goals, and if a goal was not achieved, we will want to know why. We will record these reasons and have a speaker to address these reasons on how to alleviate them at a future meeting.

This is a multi-purpose networking exercise, not only having to commit to achieve two goals, but also learning from others why goals were not achieved, and finally having a future speaker to help and show us how to achieve goals in a timely manner.

For those that did not attend the January 2nd meeting, it does not mean you do not have to attend. Quite the contrary, because this is a learning experience that all can benefit from.

Recap of HNG Meeting of January 16, 2015:

Our 138th meeting had 32 people, this is fourteen more than the previous meeting; five signed the New Member list. Ronaldo Lu was our facilitator. There were five introduction speeches. 

We had speaker, Stephen Martins, who talked about "Get the Offer." This included:
Part 1 – Know your approach to job searching. Is it good enough? 
* Offensive
* Defensive
* Sales
Part 2 – Getting to the source with your resume. Is my resume good, too long, right wording? Common errors. 
* Recruiter
* Office worker
* HR
Part 3 – **The Interview** (guaranteed success if they follow this step)
* Confidence 
* Approach
* Questions
* The Close
Part 4 – Question areas

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

February 6, 2015 Review of Goals / New Year's Resolutions of January 2, 2015
February 20, 2015 Lee-Anne Johnson General Services including training and OJTs at Framingham Employment & Training Center

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: 
Sheri Ablaza 
Grace Carcich 
Emilia Gordon 
Gil Krispien 
William Lam 
Ronaldo Lu 

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