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Showing posts with label network. Show all posts

Saturday, September 17, 2022

New September 2022 Workshops offered for those looking for work

 

New Registration Process for All Events Offered By 50+ Job Seekers!


If you registered with 50+ Job Seekers prior to August 22nd, you will automatically have a login for our website. All you need to do is go to https://50plusjobseekers.org/password-reset/ in order to set your password. Your user name will be this email address. If you have not previously completed the full registration form to create your profile, you will be asked to do so when you login. 

 

Going forward, you will need to login to the website at https://50plusjobseekers.org/login/ to register for events. Once logged in, access the Master Calendar. Each event will have a booking button on it, and you can book as many events as you like. Immediately, you will receive confirmation of your bookings. A Zoom meeting link will then be emailed within 24 hours of the event to those who have registered.

 

Should you have any questions regarding this process, please contact 50plusjobseekersadmin@mcoaonline.comIf you have any trouble logging in, you may contact lynn@mcoaonline.com.


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

Ed Lawrence is the founder and principal of Getstarted LLC, through which he offers practical job-search advice, résumé-writing services, and assessments to help people gain meaningful employment or transition to a new career. Ed is a member of Professional Association of Resume Writers CPRW Certification Committee and is a group leader for 50+ Job Seekers in MA.

Ed Lawrence
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
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!

Melody Beach has more than 20 years as a Human Resources professional. In 2018, Melody founded Melody L. Beach Consulting Group, which provides human resources services to small- and medium-size companies and transitional coaching for individuals looking to make a change. Melody is a group leader for 50+ Job Seekers in MA.

Melody Beach

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 50plusjobseekersadmin@mcoaonline.com



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New September 2022 Workshops offered for those looking for work
New September 2022 Workshops offered for those looking for work

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

CommonWealth Magazine: The future of work; transmission site info sought

"EVERY LABOR DAY working people celebrate the countless contributions the labor movement has made to improve the lives of working people. We reflect on the past and present to organize a better future for all.

Right now, working people are frustrated. Many are struggling to afford the basics, much less save for college or retirement. Amidst this, corporate special interests are lining their pockets off the backs of working people. In 2021, the CEO pay at S&P 500 companies rose 18.2 percent, faster than the US inflation rate of 7.1 percent. In contrast, US workers’ wages fell behind inflation, with worker wages rising only 4.7 percent in 2021. This is not “inflation.” It is “greedflation” — when companies take advantage of consumers by using their market dominance to increase prices and boost corporate profits. We’ve seen this with Uber surge pricing during times when people are most desperate for a ride, little of which goes to the actual drivers."
Continue reading the article online


"FIVE OF THE SIX New England states have launched an effort to better coordinate the process of bringing ashore electricity produced by offshore wind farms and feeding the power into the regional grid.

Currently, states contract with offshore wind developers and the developers select where they want to bring their power ashore and are responsible for all transmission system upgrades needed to make that happen.

The process has gone fairly smoothly so far, with developers picking interconnection points on Cape Cod, in Somerset, and in Rhode Island."
Continue reading the article online

5 New England states seek info on transmission issues
"5 New England states seek info on transmission issues"

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: https://www.encorebostonnetwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=941588&item_id=1768556&event_date_id=255



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 50plusjobseekersadmin@mcoaonline.com

 

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Zoom Presentation - Discrimination During the Job Search - August 17,2022

 

Southwick Public Library


Presents

 

Discrimination During
the Job Search

With

Career Coach Ed Lawrence

 

Wednesday August 17th: 6:30 pm

 

Have you encountered discrimination during your job search?

Would you recognize subtle discrimination against you?

 

Join us as we discuss the many forms of discrimination you may encounter
during your job search.

 

We will define common terms such as prejudice, discrimination, and stereotype. We'll discuss protected groups and self-fulfilling prophecies.

 

You'll hear the cost to society.

 

And most importantly, we'll tell you what can do when you encounter discriminatory practices.

 


To Register: Contact the Southwick Public Library.

Email - southwicklibrary@comcast.net         Phone: 413-569-1221

 


--
Ed Lawrence
CPRW; NCOPE
Certified Interview Coach
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

50+ - August Practice Interviewing Sessions Scheduled


 1)     When: Wednesday Aug 3, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this free Zoom meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcOutqD8tGtU3BWp8DJidHBWSjJtBruOw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

2)     Topic: Framingham Public Library - Free Practice interviewing -1st Thursday of month

When: Thursday Aug 4, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

No registration necessary – Easy join -Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83809281952?pwd=aWpFVG5UeDNvUlR0M3htbnN5VjdGdz09

This session was funded by a grant. The grant ends after this session; so this is the last one.

 

               3) In-person Practice Interviewing Session:  Wednesday August 17th @ 3pm; Framingham Public Library; lower level

                    Drop-in; no registration necessary.


4)     When: Wednesday Aug 31, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this free Zoom meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtcu-pqjstG9CwSjDO1njN1m8HssH4A4lD

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



--
Ed Lawrence
Certified Interview Coach
CPRW; NCOPE
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee

50+ - August Practice Interviewing Sessions Scheduled
50+ - August Practice Interviewing Sessions Scheduled

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Save the date! Zoom Presentation - Discrimination During the Job Search - Aug 17

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Southwick Public Library


Presents

 

Discrimination During
the Job Search

With

Career Coach Ed Lawrence

 

Wednesday August 17: 6:30 PM

 

Have you encountered discrimination during your job search?

Would you recognize subtle discrimination against you?

 

Join us as we discuss the many forms of discrimination you may encounter
during your job search.

 

We will define common terms such as prejudice, discrimination, and stereotype. We'll discuss protected groups and self-fulfilling prophecies.

 

You'll hear the cost to society.

 

And most importantly, we'll tell you what can do when you encounter discriminatory practices.

 


To Register: Contact the Southwick Public Library.

Email - southwicklibrary@comcast.net         Phone: 413-569-1221



Ed Lawrence
CPRW; NCOPE
Certified Interview Coach
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee

Save the date! Zoom Presentation - Discrimination During the Job Search
Save the date! Zoom Presentation - Discrimination During the Job Search

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

50+ Network: Practice Interviewing - July 27, 2022

Hope you managed to keep your cool this weekend.

This Wednesday evening at 7 PM, the practice group meets again. This is a free virtual meeting.

Register for Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84056140714?pwd=RHZBaXFCckZGc0VSY004bTh4THdRdz09

Meeting ID: 840 5614 0714
Passcode: 371507

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The next free in-person practice group meeting is August 17 at 3 PM.
Framingham Public Library; lower level; program room.


In addition, I recently updated my website.
Check it out. All sorts of articles and videos; My blog--The Stop Sign; guest articles.

* How can I assist you? *

And finally, the MCOA 50+ group is planning some events in August! I will post the events here as soon as details are finalized.

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Ed Lawrence
CPRW; NCOPE
Certified Interview Coach
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee

50+ Network: Practice Interviewing - July 27, 2022
50+ Network: Practice Interviewing - July 27, 2022
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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Did you know Mass Hire Metro South West is moving?

I knew that the Norwood office had moved, but didn't know the Framingham location was moving also. The following notice appears on the Metro South West web page:

Please be advised that the Norwood Career Center has now relocated
to 128 Carnegie Row, Norwood, and is now open for customers.

Until the new Framingham Career Center opens on Monday, August 1, at
39 Grant St., Framingham, in-person services will be provided at the Norwood location
listed above. Virtual services will continue to be provided throughout the transition.

Updates and information will be posted here in the upcoming weeks.



--
Ed Lawrence
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee; NCOPE

Did you know Mass Hire Metro South West is moving?
Did you know Mass Hire Metro South West is moving?

Friday, July 15, 2022

50+: "Discrimination During the Job Search" - Wednesday Aug 17 at 6:30 PM

Southwick Public Library

Presents

 Discrimination During

the Job Search

With

Career Coach Ed Lawrence


Wednesday August 17: 6:30 pm

 

Have you encountered discrimination during your job search?

Would you recognize subtle discrimination against you?

 

Join us as we discuss the many forms of discrimination you may encounter
during your job search.

 

We will define common terms such as prejudice, discrimination, and stereotype. We'll discuss protected groups and self-fulfilling prophecies.

 

You'll hear the cost to society.

 

And most importantly, we'll tell you what can do when you encounter discriminatory practices.

 



Topic: Discrimination During the Job Search
Time: Aug 17, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

To Register:  Send an email to southwicklibrary@comcast.net and say you would like to attend. They will send you the Zoom link.
Yes, it is a Zoom event. Anticipated wrap-up time is between 7:30 and 8 pm.

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Ed Lawrence
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee; NCOPE
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50+: "Discrimination During  the Job Search" - Wednesday Aug 17 at 6:30 PM
50+: "Discrimination During  the Job Search" - Wednesday Aug 17 at 6:30 PM

Monday, June 27, 2022

50+: Practice Interview Group News & Updates

To Acton Networker group, Tatnuck group, and several others via BCC.

If you haven't looked at my website recently, I invite you to take a look.  I made some big updates yesterday, including:
* Two new service packages--Practice Interview and Career Transition.
* Simple funnel quiz on the home page directs you to the page that addresses your answer.

* My personal news includes how I passed the Strong Interest Inventory certification test. It's a well-known and respected assessment. A lot of college career centers use it.

It's the last week of June; so this coming Wednesday (June 29th) the virtual practice interview group meets at 7pm. I've provided the Zoom link below.

Next week will be the first week of the month; so the virtual practice group will meet on Wednesday July 6th at 10am.

In addition, the virtual Framingham Library monthly group meets on Thursday July 7th at 2pm. I've provided the Zoom links below

* The first in-person practice group meeting of the year will be Wednesday July 20th, 4pm at the Framingham Public Library.

Got any questions?  Send me a note!

Have a great day.

--
Ed Lawrence
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee; NCOPE
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* Wednesday June 29 Practice Interview Group
When: Jun 29, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtcu-pqjstG9CwSjDO1njN1m8HssH4A4lD
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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* Wednesday July 6 Practice Interview Group
When: Jul 6, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcOutqD8tGtU3BWp8DJidHBWSjJtBruOw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

* Thursday July 7 - Virtual Framingham Public Library Practice Interview Group - 2pm - 3:30
Time: Jul 7, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the First Thu, until Aug 4, 2022 (This is a grant funded program. The grant ends in August.)
        Jul 7, 2022 02:00 PM; Aug 4, 2022 02:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83809281952?pwd=aWpFVG5UeDNvUlR0M3htbnN5VjdGdz09
No registration necessary; just join the meeting.
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50+: Practice Interview Group News & Updates
50+: Practice Interview Group News & Updates

Thursday, June 16, 2022

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

Hello Job Seeker!

We have an exciting line-up of 50+ Job Seekers events and workshops for the rest of June!

Thurs, June 16th, 2 pm - 4 pm: Job Search Jeopardy!
Special Event

Join us as we celebrate another season of helping mature job seekers and career switchers. It’s time for some fun; so, Let’s Play Jeopardy!!!

Teams of 3 or 4 will compete, with each member of the winning team receiving a free 30-minute coaching session!

Following the Jeopardy game, we can all participate in some classic networking.

·       Review material from previous workshops
·       Ask questions
·       Obtain help
·       Network with other job seekers

Why You Should Attend

·       You’ll have fun!
·       You’ll work with a team and have fun!
·       Job Search Jeopardy is a fun way to review job search methods.
·       You can network with other attendees, and studies show 90% of jobs are found through networking

Do you think you have the smarts to be a Jeopardy champion? 



Thurs, June 23rd, 11 am - 12 pm: MRC Services

Savvy Seeker Series with Julie Proud Ray and Amanda D’Alessio!

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) helps individuals with disabilities achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals. MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Living, and Disability Determination for federal benefit programs.

Please join us to hear Julie Proud Ray and Amanda D’Alessio present information about MRC Vocational Rehabilitation services, including job placement services. 

Please register in advance for this event:


Tues, June 28th, 10 am - 12 pm: Job Success & Leadership
Interactive Workshop

Companies hire for future success; not just your ability to perform a given job. How do you ensure that future success?

The short answer is by mastering soft skills and showing leadership qualities that have been proven to lead to job success. Come join as we discuss:

·      How to behave at work
·      How to ask for help properly
·      The importance of listening
·      Time management
·      Problem-solving... and more!

Why you need to know about this: Career success requires skills that enable you to display leadership, no matter your role or level in the organization. Master these skills and your career could achieve heights you never thought possible. (SEE ZOOM DETAIL BELOW)

Thurs, June 30th, 11:00 am - 12 pm: Franchising
Savvy Seeker Series with Harris Gubin!

Join us, as Harris Gubin, a franchise subject matter expert, helps you explore franchising as a potential opportunity for the next chapter in your life – one that offers the autonomy, financial stability, and the flexibility to do all the things you’re passionate about in life.

Have you dreamed about running your own business?

It’s easy to dream about being your own boss and controlling your own destiny. The tough part is making it happen. Franchising is one path to making your dream come true – and it’s never been more advantageous and possible than it is now. You’ve probably asked yourself:

·       Could I actually own my own business?
·       How do I determine the right path for me?
·       What are the pros and cons of owning a franchise?

Franchising is so much more than just fast-food. There are thousands of businesses in many industries—from Accounting to Travel-- that offer franchising opportunities.



Questions: Email us at 50plusjobseekersadmin@mcoaonline.com

Join Zoom Meeting – USE THIS LINK FOR ALL PROGRAMS THAT DO NOT HAVE REGISTRATION DETAILS


Meeting ID: 975 3055 3439
Passcode: 828132

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

50+ job Seekers Event: The answer is “Job Search Jeopardy!”

The question is:  What's happening Thursday, June 16 at 2 PM?

 

Join us as we celebrate another season of helping mature job seekers and career switchers. 


It's time for some fun; so, Let's Play Jeopardy!!!

 

Teams of 3 or 4 will compete, with each member of the winning team receiving a free 30-minute coaching session!

 

Following the Jeopardy game, we can all participate in some classic networking.

·       Review material from previous workshops

·       Ask questions

·       Obtain help

·       Network with other job-seekers

 

Why You Should Attend

·       You'll have fun!

·       You'll work with a team and have fun!

·       Job Search Jeopardy is a fun way to review job search methods.

·       You can network with other attendees, and studies show 90% of jobs are found through networking

 

Do you think you have the smarts to be a Jeopardy champion?


Register in advance for this special event:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuduusrDsqH9DwJWculImkiBPEerP3Rrf1

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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

--
Ed Lawrence
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee; NCOPE

50+ job Seekers Event: The answer is “Job Search Jeopardy!”
50+ job Seekers Event: The answer is “Job Search Jeopardy!”
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