50+ Job Seekers Networking Group – Evening Series
The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group meets twice monthly on Wednesdays, from 6-8 PM, 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.
The schedule of meeting themes is as follows:
- August 9 – Self-Assessment & Transferrable Skills
- August 23 – Create Your “Career Story” Pitch
- September 13 – Artificial Intelligence, Applications & Cover Letters
- September 27 – Create A LinkedIn Profile & Personal Branding
- October 11 – Resumes: The Basics
- October 25 – Resumes: Beyond The Basics
- November 8 – Thinking Outside The Box (Panel Discussion)
- November 29 – Interview Strategies & Preparation
- December 13 – Networking 2.0
- December 20 – Creating A Marketing Plan & Brief
This group is sponsored by more than 60 Massachusetts public libraries.
Can’t make it to evening meetings? Check out our morning series instead!
The next event in this series is on October 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States
Live closed captioning available on request.
Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.