Monday, January 17, 2022

New January Workshops for 50+Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups

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Hello 50+ Job Seeker!


We have more exciting 50+ Job Seekers events and workshops for the rest of January!  

Tuesday, Jan 18, 10 - 11 am: Reinventors Support Group Kick-off,

Offered by Encore Boston Network and 50+ Job Seekers

What's a reinventor? It's our way of identifying people who are looking beyond traditional employee roles to use their skills and to generate income. Often, this takes the form of freelance, contract, consulting, or gig work. It can even involve starting a business or social venture. Registration -

Encore Boston Network presents...

LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs and Reinventors with

Dr. Elisse Barnes!

Entrepreneurs - Thursday, January 20, 1 - 4 pm

Reinventors - Thursday, January 27, 1 - 4 pm

In these two 3-hour hands-on workshops, Dr. Elisse Barnes will share best practices and help you rebuild your LinkedIn profile. You'll leave with a solid action plan for next steps. A fee is charged. Space is limited, so sign up now!

See flyer for details and registration

Thurs, Jan 20th, 2 pm - 4 pm: What are Recruiters Looking For?

Special Event - Recruiters Panel

At this session you will learn:

• How recruiters work to find candidates.

• What they expect and need from job seekers.

• How they interact and work with employers.

• How to tell a great recruiter from a decent recruiter.


Knowing how to work with recruiters significantly enhances your odds of landing a job sooner. Please Register in advance for this meeting:


Tues, Jan 25th, 10 am - 12 pm: Resumes Part 2: Experience 

Interactive Workshop

In this session you will learn how to write distinctive, tight, lean, clean resume experience sections with meaning and power! (SEE ZOOM DETAIL BELOW)

Get to Know Age-Friendly Employers

Wednesday, Jan 26, 10-11:30 am

Moderated by Sandra Harris, State President of AARP Massachusetts

The panel will feature leading Certified Age-Friendly Employers (CAFE), according to Age-Friendly Institute, and have signed the AARP Employer Pledge. Registration -

Hosted by Encore Boston Network and brought to you in collaboration with AARP Massachusetts, Age Strong and Age-Friendly Boston, Age-Friendly Institute, 50+ Job Seekers in MA, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and Operation ABLE.

Starting Up Smarter ~

How to Build a Better Company @50+

Offered by Founders Over 55

Wednesday, Jan 26, 4 - 5:30 pm

Learn how your Purpose + Experience = Entrepreneurial Advantage, from a panel of older founders who are running million-dollar companies! - Registration -

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Thurs, Jan 27th, 11 am - 12 pm: 

Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment, Part I

Savvy Seeker Series with David Guydan!

David Guydan is Director of Discovery Centers for Civic Engagement, which supports volunteerism through Councils on Aging throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Combining purposeful volunteering as part of a job search can increase the chances of landing a paid position. Explore the possibilities in this one-hour virtual seminar, grounded in research on the benefits of volunteerism. Learn about the "new retirement" and an expanded set of options available today for encore careers, whether paid or unpaid. Seminar attendees will leave with new information on how volunteering leads to paid jobs and a roadmap of how to use meaningful volunteer activities as a pathway to employment.

Please Register in advance for this meeting:

This seminar is the first part of a two-part series on volunteerism. Part 2, on February 24th from 10:30 am - 12 pm, will feature a panel discussion by experts in the fields of civic engagement, volunteerism, and employment.

Questions: Email us at




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