Thursday, October 20, 2016

HNG Meeting October 21, 2016; Agenda; Speaker on Job Interview Workshop

Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speaker, Bill Lippincott.  The facilitator for this week will be Emilia Gordon.  We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs and 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, Bill will be conducting a "Job Interview Workshop."

Job Interview Workshop

Interviewing soup to nut form the hiring managers perspective.  Bill Lippincott a veteran hiring manager and job search coach will teach you interviewing tips to put you on the hiring manager's radar.  Bring your resumes with you as Bill will be doing some mock interviews.  Best place to learn how to interview is practice in a safe place!!

Bill Lippincott

Bill Lippincott is the principal of Lippincott Consulting specializing in private outplacement, executive transition and general management consulting.  Bill has a 30 year management background with General Electric and NSTAR Electric in the areas of operational management, including budget, P&L, organization design, project management, performance improvement and business process design, sales and marketing. His wealth of experience as a hiring manager for large organizations helps his clients prepare for an extensive job search; utilizing a strategy of understanding the dynamics of the hiring manager.  His practice is skill and value based emphasizing networking, interview role playing, resume review and job search strategy development culminating in an effective job search in today's dynamic hiring environment.

He is founder of the Employment Support Group of Norton and is very active in his community.  He is an advocate for anyone looking for work and has an extensive network of professional outlets.  He has been a featured speaker in many network groups in the area and provides thought leadership in the area of over 50 workforce opportunities.

Bill's favorite quote is from Winston Churchill – "When going through hell….keep going"

Recap of HNG Meeting of October 7, 2016

Our 176th meeting had 22 people, this is 4 less than the previous meeting; five signed the New Member list. Gil Krispien was our facilitator. There were five introduction speeches.

Two landings:
Brennan Dean    Started September 26th as a Network Administrator for a nine month contract with Tek Systems at UMass Memorial Medical Center
Zhiqiang Jia       Started Sept. 26th as a Senior Scientist at Pfizer in Cambridge; 1.5 hour drive each way; out for six months

We had speakers, Brian Hawley, Scott Hawley, and Tom Bodine, who talked about "10 Things you Should Know About Long Term Investing."

This comprised the following:
Whether they do it themselves or have someone do it for them most people have some level of retirement savings to invest. For many people there is a marked difference between what the textbooks would say and what they actually do. In this presentation Brian and Tom will highlight 10 interesting facts about investing that may cause you to question your current approach.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

November 4, 2016    Eric Ross

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. CVS 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    
Gil Krispien       
Ronaldo Lu           
Bill Wilson