Wednesday, September 30, 2015

HNG: "Interviewing with Confidence"

Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by a speaker, Linda Waters. The facilitator for this week will be Vincent Rocheleau. 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, Linda will talk about "Interviewing with Confidence."

Interviewing With Confidence

* How to make sure it's the right job for you
* How to assess the company culture
* Tips to feel less nervous in the interview
* Interview follow- up tips
* How to stay positive during the interview process

Linda Waters

Linda Waters brings over 20 years of corporate sales and client management experience to her role as President and founder of Back to Business LLC. She is a career consultant, and has a passion for helping people develop the confidence, direction and strategy they need to be successful in their professional lives.

Linda speaks regularly to academic, professional and corporate audiences on career-related topics including networking strategies and professional image. She has enjoyed presenting at the Boston College Center for Work and Family, Ameriprise Financial, Momcorps University in Boston, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the Back to Business women's workshop event at Gillette Stadium,The Women's Success Network, Leading Women of Central MA, Northeastern University, and Babson College, among others.

Linda is the recipient of the 2009 ATHENA award, given for business excellence, making an impact on women nationally and internationally, and helping women reach their full potential.

She resides in Franklin, MA with her husband and two children.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

October 16, 2015 Lee-Ann Johnson TBD

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
Emilia Gordon
Gil Krispien
William Lam
Ronaldo Lu
Vincent Rocheleau

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