Showing posts with label LaidOff Camp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LaidOff Camp. Show all posts

Saturday, November 7, 2009

In the News - event canceled

This was posted to the Milford Daily News website on Friday and refers to the event Saturday.

Franklin resident Steve Sherlock announced the Laid Off Camp he helped organize for tomorrow is canceled.

Designed to help unemployed people from Massachusetts and Rhode Island brush up on interview techniques, making contacts and using the Internet to find jobs, the camp was canceled due to slow registration.

"We only achieved one third of the required registrations for this non-profit, all-volunteer event to break even," Sherlock wrote in an email late last night. Anyone who already registered will have their money refunded, he added.

He and the four other co-organizers will likely establish a similar camp next year. The event was scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at the Living Waters Church in North Attleborough.

For more information, visit

Tomorrow's Laid Off Camp canceled

Friday, November 6, 2009

In the News - event canceled, rings come home

The article is a good one but came too late to help us drive attendance for the event. The event has been canceled. The team will re-group and likely try something early in 2010.

Local resident helps sponsor Laid Off Camp tomorrow

from The Milford Daily News Homepage RSS by Ashley Studley/Daily News staff


Rings come full circle

from The Milford Daily News Homepage RSS

Thursday, November 5, 2009

LaidOff Camp Attleboro/Providence - EVENT CANCELED

Event: LaidOff Camp Attleboro/Providence - CANCELED

Date: Saturday, November 07, 2009 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

Living Waters Church
15 John L Dietsch Blvd
North Attleboro, MA 02763

For more information click here:

Regretfully, the event has been canceled. We only achieved one third of the required registrations for this non-profit, all-volunteer event to break even.

The Team will gather information on what we learned during this process and likely attempt to create an event sometime early in 2010.

Your registration fee will be refunded in full to the credit card you used to register.
Thank you for your interest.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Are you looking for work?

Do you know someone looking for work?

You are not alone. With unemployment at 13% in RI and 9.3% in MA, there are lots of folks out of work and looking.

There is a heavy population of those 40+ looking for work. There is also a significant number of recent college graduates out looking for work.

In the course of my own job search effort, one thing became evident: the power of we. Who you know is as important as what you know. By talking with each other, sharing our experiences, sharing what has worked or didn't work. By networking with each, sharing our connections, who knows who, we can help each other get a better connection to the next position.

With as many resumes being submitted for each job posting, the pile for the hiring manager is overwhelming. How do you get out of the pile? Your network!

A core group my connections who understand the "power of we" are working hard to put together the LaidOff Camp. The camp will facilitate the best practices of the job search effort. In one afternoon, over the course of four hours, you'll be able to participate in a session to help your own individual job search effort. Sessions on networking, using LinkedIn, interview tips, a practice interview session and others are being planned for this event.

This is a non-profit effort. The $10 charge will simply allow us to cover the facility fee and provide some refreshments during the afternoon.

For this small dollar cost, you will walk away with more knowledge, more connections and hopefully more confidence in taking the next step in your job search effort.

You should visit the LaidOff Camp website to register.

You should tell whomever you know that is looking for work about this event.

We are in this together and the 'power of we' can help us to success!

A sample of recent posts to the LaidOff Camp website:

This was originally posted on Steve's 2 Cents

Sunday, October 11, 2009

LaidOff Camp Attleboro/Providence registration now open

You can register for LaidOff Camp Attleboro/Providence via the Eventbrite link below.

Your cost - $10.

Why $10? The small charge covers the facility fee and provide for some refreshments during the afternoon.


Additional information on the event will be posted on the LaidOff Camp blog here

Note: I am leading a small team of volunteers to put this event together.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hold the date - Nov 7th for LaidOff Camp

I am leading a team to bring the unconference peer-to-peer learning format to the unemployed. Hold the date, Saturday Nov 7th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Who should attend?

  • Are you unemployed 
  • Are you exploring entrepreneurial activities 
  • Are you currently employed and willing to help

If you answered yes to any one of these, then the LaidOff Camp is for you.

The peer-to-peer learning format of the unconference will

  • facilitate sharing the tips and tricks we have all learned while looking for work 
  • provide additional networking opportunities 
  • empower the unemployed to take the next step in their job search with more knowledge and confidence

Additional details and the registration process will be available by the end of this week.