Wednesday, April 15, 2015
HNG: Managing Your Job Search
The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speaker, Lisa Rosen. 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 at 10:00 AM. In the second hour, Lisa will talk about "Managing Your Job Search."
Managing Your Job Search
Keep Calm and Job Search On…This presentation will result in learning how to start, organize or restart your job search plan. We will discuss tips and strategies to conduct an effective job search in today’s challenging employment environment.
Lisa Rosen, Career Advisor and Workshop Facilitator at Employment & Training Resources in Framingham, has 10+ years’ experience in recruiting and human resources. An accomplished workshop facilitator, she has led classes in Managing Your Job Search, Developing Your Self Marketing Pitch and Networking Works to name a few. Additionally, she is certified as a professional résumé writer. Her guidance and support has led to many jobseekers returning to work.
Recap of HNG Meeting of April 3, 2015:
Our 143rd meeting had 24 people, this is three less than the previous meeting; seven signed the New Member list. Ronaldo Lu was our facilitator. There were seven introduction speeches.
We had a speaker, Bill Lippincott, whose subject was, "How to Keep a Positive Attitude." This covered the following:
* Learn to be a sales professional
* Go into unchartered territory
* Go into uncomfortable situations and get yourself out
* List positive re-acclamations; your best defense for all the "No's"
* Finally, he gave a quote from Sir Winston Churchill, something about hell; however, there were two that I uncovered that fit
quite appropriately to everyone's situation and Bill's talk:
"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know
you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
This was an enlightening presentation, and he was kind and gracious to fill in at the last moment for the scheduled speaker who had to cancel.
Schedule for HNG Meetings:
April 17, 2015 Lisa Rosen "Managing Your Job Search"
May 1, 2015 Kristen Beyer TBD
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:
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* 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:
Emilia Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org
Gil Krispien email@example.com
William Lam firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronaldo Lu email@example.com