The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by our speaker, Stephen Balzac. The facilitator for this week will be Barbara McKee. We will devote the first hour, from 10 to 11 AM to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Please arrive early, so we can make every effort to start on time. In the second hour, Steve will give a talk about, "Interviewing For Success: How to Find, and Land, Your Dream Job."
"Interviewing For Success: How to Find, and Land, Your Dream Job"
Job hunting is frustrating, stressful, and, in today’s economy, often agonizingly slow. Just getting a call back is difficult, much less getting an interview. You will learn the key elements that will enable you to land the job you want. Learn how to identify the value you bring to your employer and leverage that value to make you stand out from the competition: skills make you a commodity; value makes you unique. The talk also covers how you can avoid getting caught in the Black Hole of Resumes, how you can get into the mind of the interviewer, how you should deal with difficult questions, and key questions you should always ask.
About Steve Balzac
Stephen Balzac is an expert on leadership and organizational development. A consultant, author, and professional speaker, he is president of 7 Steps Ahead (www.7stepsahead.com), an organizational development firm focused on helping leaders grow their businesses. Steve is the author of “The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development,” published by McGraw-Hill, and a contributing author to volume one of “Ethics and Game Design: Teaching Values Through Play.” Contact him at 978-298-5189 or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ActonNetworkers/post?postID=_wJ1jDt9XYptHjhgJBoM_gg_4t28Uo4ZR-7OOAbUcGutyg0NYbXbPYgxD9ceq8-_t_aNuauXOZ2hmfBt1SF6
Schedule for HNG Meetings:
June 3, 2011 Workshop
June 17, 2011 Abby Grant Using Boston Business Journal for the job search
July 1, 2011 Wendy Gelberg Personal Branding
July 15, 2011 Patricia Hunt Sinacole "A Practical Guide to Landing a Job in Today's Employment Market."
August 5, 2011 Gail Greenberg
August 19, 2011 Amy Mosher STEMPower Program
September 2, 2011 Workshop
September 16, 2011 Dan DeMaioNewton "Dealing with the Afflictive Emotions of Job Seeking"
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 every other 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 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: