Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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

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Hello Job Seeker!

We have an exciting line-up of 50+ Job Seekers events and workshops for February 2022!

Thurs, Feb 10th, 11 am – 12 pm:

Resilience Through Difficult Times

Savvy Seeker Series with Karen Sowsy!

Karen Sowsy is the Project Manager of the 50+ Jobseekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups. She has extensive experience working with 50+ job seekers through her work with MassHire and Operation ABLE.

Are you finding it hard to bounce back from life stressors?

Resilience is the ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from difficult life events. Being resilient does not mean that people don't experience stress, emotional upheaval, and suffering. In this workshop, you will learn techniques to tap into your strengths and support systems, overcome challenges and work through problems! Please Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrdOiuqzksEtIhZX0cTCnoBPV6ClwUXYiU

Thurs, Feb 17th, 2 pm - 4 pm: Informational Interviewing Roundtable

Special Event

Informational interviews (aka informational sessions) are informal meetings at which one seeks insights on a career path, industry, or company, and asks for general career advice from someone who has experience and knowledge in the areas of interest. Both parties are focused simply on acquiring and sharing knowledge.

At this session you will learn:

·       The #1 rule for informational interviewing.

·       The 3 things you want to take from every session.

·       How to identify potential informational interviewers.

·       How to turn conversations into opportunities

·       What the interviewers want to hear from you.

Please Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocO2trT8iHtUDBnInX0A9f0TChTH6WAMg


Tues, Feb 22nd, 10 am - 12 pm: LinkedIn Part 2: Job Search Tool

Interactive Workshop

In this 2nd of two sessions on LinkedIn, we discuss how to effectively use LinkedIn to find and apply for jobs, including:

• How to learn who is hiring 

• How to find even more companies to target 

• How to find connectors at your targets 

• How to use LinkedIn filters  

And much more! (SEE ZOOM DETAIL BELOW)

Thurs, Feb 24th, 10:30 am - 12 pm: 

Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment, Part II

Savvy Seeker Series - Panel Discussion, with moderator, David Guydan!

This seminar is the second part of a two-part series on volunteerism. Part 2 will feature a panel discussion by experts in the fields of civic engagement, volunteerism, and employment, and Philistine Waters and Jon Reuman, who have successfully transitioned from volunteering to employment.

Please Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtf-6gpz8pEtFAw3u6ySQuJN5HZ_X2Pf7x

Kara Cohen is the Manager of Community Outreach and Volunteer Engagement with AARP Massachusetts State Office. Kara provides direction for the AARP MA volunteer program and leadership and guidance for the management of the Age-Friendly Network in MA, working to enhance AARP's contributions at the local level.

Doug Dickson is the Chair & Director of Encore Boston Network.

Doug was previously President of Discovering What's Next and the Life Planning Network. In 2010, he co-founded the national Encore Network, of which Encore Boston Network is a member. Doug helped to found Encore Boston Network in 2012.

Chris Woods is the Program Officer for Volunteer Initiatives for Massachusetts Service Alliance. Chris is an AmeriCorps NCCC alumni who joined the MSA team in 2019. Through his time spent in AmeriCorps and as a Volunteer Coordinator, he has seen first-hand how the power of volunteers can impact communities and drive social change. 

This event is offered by 50+ Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups in collaboration with AARP, Discovery Centers for Civic Engagement, Encore Boston Network, and Massachusetts Service Alliance.

Questions: Email us at 50plusjobseekersadmin@mcoaonline.com





Meeting ID: 975 3055 3439

Passcode: 828132

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