Thursday, September 1, 2022

New September 2022 Workshops for 50+Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups

September events offered by the MCOA 50+ Program and by the Encore Boston Network.

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This free program is available through a grant from the Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)

Hello, Job Seeker!

We have an exciting line-up of 50+ Job Seekers events for the month of September!

In this session, we'll explore 5 major trends emerging from the pandemic:

 > Remote work

 > Contract jobs

 > Entrepreneurship

 > Career transition

 > The explosion of virtual learning

Our guide to these trends is Kerry Hannon, a workplace futurist, career expert and author of the recent book "In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work." As a journalist, speaker and writer, she has focused her work on career transitions, entrepreneurship, personal finance and retirement.

Kerry will help us learn what's different about the workplace now, the best ways to find a job in this market, other forms of work you should be thinking about, how to play to your strengths as an older worker or job seeker, and what changes you can expect as we look ahead.

This event is offered by Encore Boston Network and is co-sponsored by AARP, 50+ Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups, and MassHire South Shore Career Center.

Please register in advance with Encore Boston Network:

Mon, Sept 19th, 10:00 – 11:30 am: Interview Practice with Ed Lawrence!

For good or bad, first impressions matter. When interviewing you need to put your best foot forward, and that takes practice!


Do you have an interview coming up?


Do you know how to respond to behavioral questions?


Do you need suggestions on how to address gaps in employment?


Please join us for answers to your questions and learn how to respond to a variety of questions that may be presented to you during an interview!

Thurs, Sept 22nd, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Introduction to Toastmasters

Savvy Seeker Series with Barry Regan!

Barry Regan is a Distinguished Toastmaster and Operations Quality Manager at Waters Corporation.  Barry credits Toastmasters for the communication and presentation skills he learned, which enabled him to advance at EMC/Dell and to make the transition to a manager role at Waters.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

Please join Barry Regan to hear all about the Toastmasters program!

Tues, Sept 27th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Interactive Workshop with Melody Beach!

Are you currently employed…underemployed, unhappy with your current position or looking to pivot in a totally new career direction?


Are you unsure whether you should start or continue searching for a new job?


Are you trying to decide whether to accept a job offer or stay where you are?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us as Melody Beach guides you through the process of weighing all the factors, some you may not even have considered, to help you decide if this is the right time for a career change! 

Questions: Email us at


Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging | 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306, Easthampton, MA 01027

New September 2022 Workshops for 50+Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups
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New September 2022 Workshops for 50+Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups

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