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50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30-11:30 AM, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your “encore career”, this networking group program is perfect for you!

Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and interactive workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search.

Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC, an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur. She transitioned to executive coaching over 12 years ago. Deborah has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs and the Massachusetts Conference for Women. She has been trained or certified in a variety of coaching models and assessment tools. Deborah has facilitated 50+ job seekers networking groups since 2016.

Register for the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group here!

The schedule of meeting themes is as follows:

  • January 3 – Self-Assessment
  • January 17 – Tell Me A Little About Yourself
  • February 7 – LinkedIn (Part 1)
  • February 21 – LinkedIn (Part 2)
  • March 6 – Resumes (Part 1)
  • March 20 – Resumes (Part 2)
  • April 3 – Cover Letters & Using AI in the Job Search
  • April 17 – Networking
  • May 1 – Interview Strategies
  • May 15 – Interview Practice
  • June 5 – Thinking Outside The Box
  • June 12 – Marketing Plan


This group is sponsored by more than 35 Massachusetts public libraries.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

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This event finished on 12 June 2024


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