Showing posts with label network. Show all posts
Showing posts with label network. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

50+ Networkers - Beginning of week events update


1) Practice Interviewing Session
    June 12th; 3pm - at the Framingham Public Library
   We meet on the lower level.

2) June 12th - Monthly meeting of my private peer to peer networking group
    New start time:  12 Noon. (1 hr)
    If interested in joining, just let me know and I will explain the cost and benefits.

3) Save the date:  Friday June 21st - Life Coach Kevin Dickie will present "Your Confident Mindset" at the Metrowest Networkers Group."

4) Save the date: August 26th.
    I will present for the Tewksbury Library Networking Group.


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

50+ Networkers - Beginning of week events update
50+ Networkers - Beginning of week events update


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Sunday, June 2, 2024

MWNG Welcomes David Hunt - Networking - Friday, June 5

Save the date!!

On Friday, June 7, the MetroWest Networkers Group (MWNG) is pleased to host David Hunt - Networking

Networking is both a science and a black art, and with everyone networking to find work or open alternatives, understanding basics is critical. David Hunt has been networking for years and created a presentation "Hard Won Lessons in Networking" to share those lessons with others.

David is a Mechanical Engineer who has worked for multiple companies across diverse industries and has successfully offered consulting services for 12 years. He's also networking for a new position as well - and applying his techniques to create contacts at target companies.


The MWNG meets

1st & 3rd Fridays of the month. 10 am - Noon

24 Vernon St, Framingham, MA 01701


If you are not yet a member of our networking group -- Come attend a session and sign up to join our emailing service.
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Ed Lawrence
CPRW; NCOPE
Certified Interview Coach
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee
 
MWNG Welcomes David Hunt - Networking - Friday, June 5
MWNG Welcomes David Hunt - Networking - Friday, June 5

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Recruiter David Bayuk - next Friday (March-15) at Metrowest Networkers Group


The Metrowest Networkers Group welcomes

David Bayuk

Working with a Recruiter

Strategies for Success

 

Friday, March 15

 

The three main ways people look for jobs are by applying online, networking, and working with a recruiter. Most job seekers talk to a recruiter, apply, and then wait for an answer. But, is that best practice?  Of course not--You can't simply give a recruiter your resume and expect them to find you a job you covet.

So, what are the best practices? Are all recruiters the same? What are the kinds of recruiters?

And how do you know a recruiter is really good?

Join us to learn the answers from David Bayuk, an experienced recruiter and career professional who has worked for multiple recruiting agencies.

Why you should attend: After networking, the next best strategy for landing a role is to work with a recruiter. If you want the recruiter to really help you, you should learn how to best help them help you. It is vital for you to present your best self, know your responsibilities, and understand the role of the recruiter.


1st & 3rd Fridays of the month: 10 am - Noon

7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702

At the headquarters for the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC)


David Bayuk has extensive experience working in the recruiting and placement industries. He has worked on both the company and client-facing sides for notable companies such as The Eliassen Group, Winter Wyman, Alexander Technology Group, and Experis. He is adept at business development, recruiting, employee training, and account management.

Recruiter David Bayuk - next Friday (March-15) at Metrowest Networkers Group
Recruiter David Bayuk - next Friday (March-15) at Metrowest Networkers Group

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Reminder: Metrowest Networkers welcomes Marcy Venezia - Feb 16

Goal Setting for Business Success

Plan your year in an Hour


February 16, 2024


7 Bishop St; Framingham, MA

Meeting Time:  10 AM – Noon

 

Join us to learn how to make better decisions and obtain better results.

Planning now can laser focus your job search for the rest of the year.

 

Marcy will show you how to:

·       Review your past efforts and assess what went well and what didn't.

·       Size up your challenges and opportunities.

·       Develop a realistic plan to take advantage of the opportunities

·       Create a roadmap for business

 

Marcy Venezia, CEO Nightingale Group LLC, incorporates business expertise, project planning and holistic practices.  She has an MBA, is a Certified Project manager and has been a consultant for over 10 years.  She has served as Executive Director of Above the Clouds, CEO of Little Turkey REIT and consulted with many businesses to providing guidance and tools. Recent clients include  Metro South Chamber of Commerce,  JT Rydes, and others.

For corporate training or questions call or email Marcy at 781-223-8221 or marcyvenezia@gmail.com  

 

The Metrowest Networkers Group meets the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month. Join us to commune with other job seekers and gain support for your job search. In addition to networking opportunities, we shall frequently offer guest speakers and learning opportunities.

Metrowest Networkers welcomes Marcy Venezia - Feb 16
Metrowest Networkers welcomes Marcy Venezia - Feb 16

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Metrowest Networkers welcomes Marcy Venezia - Feb 16

Goal Setting for Business Success

Plan your year in an Hour


February 16, 2024


7 Bishop St; Framingham, MA

Meeting Time:  10 AM – Noon

 

Join us to learn how to make better decisions and obtain better results.

Planning now can laser focus your job search for the rest of the year.

 

Marcy will show you how to:

·       Review your past efforts and assess what went well and what didn't.

·       Size up your challenges and opportunities.

·       Develop a realistic plan to take advantage of the opportunities

·       Create a roadmap for business

 

Marcy Venezia, CEO Nightingale Group LLC, incorporates business expertise, project planning and holistic practices.  She has an MBA, is a Certified Project manager and has been a consultant for over 10 years.  She has served as Executive Director of Above the Clouds, CEO of Little Turkey REIT and consulted with many businesses to providing guidance and tools. Recent clients include  Metro South Chamber of Commerce,  JT Rydes, and others.

For corporate training or questions call or email Marcy at 781-223-8221 or marcyvenezia@gmail.com  

 

The Metrowest Networkers Group meets the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month. Join us to commune with other job seekers and gain support for your job search. In addition to networking opportunities, we shall frequently offer guest speakers and learning opportunities.

Metrowest Networkers welcomes Marcy Venezia - Feb 16
Metrowest Networkers welcomes Marcy Venezia - Feb 16

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Guest speaker Eric Ross at Metrowest Networkers Group - Feb 2

The Metrowest Networkers Group Welcomes -- Eric Ross
Power Networking - A Comprehensive Short Course
Building a robust, proactive network that will take you to your next job
 
Friday, February 2nd - Meeting starts at 10 AM.
7 Bishop Street; Framingham, MA (SMOC - The Cuddy Center)
 
  • Many professional positions are never advertised and can only be accessed via the "hidden job" market.
  • Most professional and executive jobs are landed through networking.
  • Come join us to learn the why, what, and how of relationship-referral networking.
  • Learn what to do, after making contacts at a networking meeting. 
Participants will hear about all the tools needed to develop extensive networks that access the hidden market, and learn a step-by-step process that starts with people they know and generates a continuing source of new professional contacts.
 
Through relationship-referral networking, these contacts become helpers in your job search and evolve into sources of new networking connections. Some may even become long-term professional or personal friends.
 
Bio:
Senior industrial operations leader Eric Ross has a career history turning under-performing organizations into winners and winners into champions. He has held leadership roles in several industries, including manufacturing, HVAC, renewable energy, and professional services.  Eric is a former USAF commissioned officer who completed service in the rank of major and holds MS and BS degrees in Engineering.

Please share this info with anyone who could benefit by attending.

Guest speaker Eric Ross at Metrowest Networkers Group
Guest speaker Eric Ross at Metrowest Networkers Group

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Metrowest Networkers Group Meeting on Fridays

1st & 3rd Fridays of the month.  10 am - Noon

7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702

At the headquarters for the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC)

Our next meeting is this coming Friday Jan-19.
We have two brief presentations scheduled!
Our standard agenda is based on the Acton Networkers agenda.

Parking:   From Bishop Street, turn east into the access road opposite Clark St.

Plenty of parking! Park in back, in the BIG parking lot. Go in the back entrance to the CUDDY CENTER. This is the building located closer to the south. Once inside, turn left, proceed to a corridor and then turn right to go to our meeting area.

 Website:   http://mwnetworkers.wix.com/home

It has menus for articles, videos, and a forum (in case you prefer to post instead of email). It even has a list of area coaches.

 Google Group: metrowest-networkers-group@googlegroups.com

LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12943261/


If you need a job and want to meet people, we hope to see you there!

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

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Several events for job seekers in January 2024

** Our new in-person networking group--the Metrowest Networkers Group meets for the first time next week Friday January 5th.

The group shall meet 10 am to Noon on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of a month at the SMOC headquarters -- 7 Bishop St.  Framingham, MA


Lots of events for you this month!!

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2:00 - 3:30 pm: in-person MCOA program - Introduction to Neworking…with Ed Lawrence at the Natick Senior & Community Center 

 Friday Jan 5, 10:00 am - Noon: in-person Metrowest Networkers Group - 1st meeting! 7 Bishop St., Framingham, MA (SMOC headquarters)

 Monday, Jan 8,⋅2:00 – 3:30 pm: Ed Presents to Tewksbury Library Networking Group via Zoom - What's Your Plan?

 Tuesday Jan 9, 6:00 - 8 pm: Ed presents in person to Blackstone Public Library - Career Options for Teens

 Wednesday Jan 10, 12 pm: Ed is a panelist for a LinkedIn Live session: Recharge Your Job Search in 2024. Hosted by Faith West. Register at:  https://www.linkedin.com/events/7145783496756609024

Wednesday Jan 10, 3:30 pm: Free practice interview group at the Framingham Public Library on Lexington Street. We meet on the lower level.

 Tuesday, Jan 16, 2:00 - 3:30 pm: In-person MCOA program - Concise Introductions…with Ed Lawrence at the Natick Senior & Community Center 

 Wednesday Jan 17, 11 am - 1 pm: Ed's private Peer to Peer Networking group.(contact Ed for details)

 Friday Jan 19, 10:00 am - Noon: in-person Metrowest Networkers Group - 7 Bishop St., Framingham, MA (SMOC headquarters)

 Monday, Jan 22, 10 - 11:30 am: MCOA Zoom program - Practice Interviewing with Ed Lawrence

 Tuesday Jan 30: 10 - 11:30 am: MCOA Zoom program - STARR Stories

* All library events are free and open to everyone!

* MCOA events are free and for job seekers age 50+. If not already a member of the program, register at https://www.50plusjobseekers.org

Got questions about the topics or how to sign up? Contact me!

Looking Ahead:

Friday February 2 and February 16, 10 am - Noon - Metrowest Networkers Group

7 Bishop St (SMOC headquarters) Framingham, MA


Happy New Year to all!  Have a great weekend and be safe.

--

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

Several events for job seekers in January 2024
Several events for job seekers in January 2024
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Sunday, December 24, 2023

Metrowest Networkers Group: Meeting In Person - Providing AIR (Advice - Information - Referrals) - Jan 5, 2024

The Metrowest Networkers Group helps people obtain advice, information, and referrals (AIR). We welcome employed and unemployed people, people looking for a career change or second act, and people who need practical career assistance. Join us to connect with others; learn and share.

When: 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month.  10 AM - Noon.
Our first meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 5th.

WHERE:  7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702
This is the headquarters for the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC)

Parking:   In back, in the BIG parking lot. Go in the back entrance. Turn left to go to our meeting area.


-----Additional Information-----

New URL!
It has menus for articles, videos, and a forum (in case you prefer to post instead of email). It even has a list of area coaches.

Same functionality as the (ANG) Google group.


I hope you will bookmark these and join them. We are hoping to build a collaborative online community to supplement the in person meetings.

Repeating meeting information:
Meetings shall be held the 1st and 3rd Fridays of a month from 10 AM - Noon. 7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702

We hope to see you job seekers at our first meeting on January 5th!
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Ed Lawrence
CPRW; NCOPE
Certified Interview Coach
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee

Monday, December 18, 2023

[ActonNetworkers] SUPPORT - In-person - Working with Recruiters - Dec 19 & Dec 20

50+ Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups presents...

In-Person: Working with Recruiters
Tues, Dec 19th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm: Natick Senior Center/Ed Lawrence
Wed, Dec 20th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm: Worcester Senior Center/Melody Beach

The three main ways people look for jobs are by applying online, networking, and working with a recruiter. Most job seekers talk to a recruiter, apply, and then wait for an answer. But, is that best practice? Of course not–You can't simply give a recruiter your resume and expect them to find you a job you covet.

Join us as we discuss all things recruiter: types of recruiters, each party's responsibilities, and best practices for ensuring a long-term relationship.

• Are all recruiters the same? What are the kinds of recruiters?
• How do I find a great recruiter?
• How do I know a recruiter is a really good one?
• How should I communicate with them?

Why you need to know about this: After networking, the next best strategy for landing a role is to work with a recruiter. If you want the recruiter to really help you, you should learn how to best help them help you. It is vital for you to present your best self, know your responsibilities, and understand the responsibilities of the recruiter. #networking #jobseekers #recruitertips

To attend this event, please register/login:
https://lnkd.in/eXW4TvMx

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

[ActonNetworkers] SUPPORT - In-person - Working with Recruiters - Dec 19 & Dec 20
[ActonNetworkers] SUPPORT - In-person - Working with Recruiters - Dec 19 & Dec 20

Monday, December 11, 2023

Reminder - Resume event at Framingham Public Library - Saturday, Dec 16 from 10 AM - 3 PM

Please share this information with anyone who could benefit by attending.

WHAT:  Resume Writing event

WHEN:  Saturday December 16 from 10 AM - 3 PM

WHERE: Framingham Public Library; Lexington St.; top floor - Learning & Technology Center.

FREE library sponsored-program.  Open to all Massachusetts residents. Pre-registration required.

Two-parts: Attend both or just one session!

Part-1:  10 AM - Noon -  Presentation - Resume writing and a bit of cover letters
Mostly presentation; with time for for Q&A.
We will prepare you for the afternoon session; cover the basics; present the modern theory; answer questions.

Lunch from Noon - 1 PM.

Part 2: 1 PM - 3 PM - Workshop.
No presentation. Build your resume with help from Ed Lawrence and others.
If you need a new resume or don't have one at all--- use the library computers or bring your own computer.
If you have a resume and just want a review, or have questions, stop by and we will assist.

To register for this event: bit.ly/fpl-resume



December newsletter with FPL program announcement:  https://framinghamlibrary.org/uploads/news/doc/Newsletter-Dec-2023.pdf

Please share this information with anyone who could benefit by attending.

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Ed Lawrence
Substitute Reference Librarian
On behalf of the Framingham Public Library
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Reminder - Resume event at Framingham Public Library - Saturday, Dec 16 from 10 AM - 3 PM
Reminder - Resume event at Framingham Public Library - Saturday, Dec 16 from 10 AM - 3 PM

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Brain Freeze Bonanza scheduled for Franklin Senior Center - Nov 15 at 6 PM

Call 508-520-4945 DURING BUISNESS HOURS and say you want to register for the "Brain Freeze Bonanza". 
Get ready to sprinkle some rainbow-rific fun into your evening at the Franklin Senior Center on November 15th, starting at 6 PM! Join us for the fabulous "Brain Freeze Bonanza: Ice Cream Tasting, Puzzles, & Board Games": an event tailored for the LGBTQ+ community, open to people of all ages, and designed to be the ultimate friend-maker! 
Hosted by the sensational "Non-Scene" Friends, Franklin Senior Center, Springwell/BayPath Elder Services, and Pete's Nerd Emporium this evening promises a blend of laughter, camaraderie, and brain-bending delights. 
Indulge in a frosty adventure as you sample an array of delectable ice cream flavors that will have your taste buds doing the tango. From classic chocolate to eccentric eggnog, there's a scoop for every craving and every color of the rainbow. There will even be vegan and lactose free ice cream available! 
Step into the world of jigsaw puzzles - where pieces come together to create masterful works of art. Whether you're a puzzle aficionado or just looking to piece together new friendships, the Brain Freeze Bonanza has got you covered. But that's not all! 
Brain Freeze Bonanza scheduled for Franklin Senior Center - Nov 15 at 6 PM
Brain Freeze Bonanza scheduled for Franklin Senior Center - Nov 15 at 6 PM

Board games enthusiasts, this is your moment! Engage in thrilling matches and strategic showdowns that are sure to bring out your competitive spirit. This event is not just about games and goodies, it's about building connections. Forge new friendships and revel in a welcoming space designed to celebrate diversity and unity. 
It's free to attend, but YOU MUST RSVP BY CALLING 508-520-4945 DURING BUISNESS HOURS and say you want to register for the "Brain Freeze Bonanza". 
For our friends coming from Boston, we are working to arrange carpooling. There's also a convenient train that will whisk you away to Franklin Dean Station, arriving at 5:29 PM. The senior center is a 16 minute walk or we can transport you from the station! And when it's time to head back, the return train leaves Franklin at 8:07 PM, ensuring a smooth journey back to Boston. 
Let's make this a night to remember - an evening filled with laughter, puzzles, and ice cream dreams. See you at the Brain Freeze Bash!
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To attend, but YOU MUST RSVP BY CALLING 508-520-4945 DURING BUISNESS HOURS and say you want to register for the "Brain Freeze Bonanza".

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

50+ Job Seekers events for Week of June 4, 2023


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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 exciting 50+ Job Seekers events

for the week of June 4th!

Unless noted otherwise, all events are virtual.

Tues, June 6th, 10:00 - 11:30 am

G2G (Give to Get)with Ed Lawrence!

G2G is an open forum for Q&A, breakouts to discuss your job search questions, and plenty of time to network and connect with fellow 50+ job seekers. Every attendee will have their name put on the Wheel of Names. You could win a free coaching session!



Register Now

*** In-PERSON events in Natick & Worcester! ***


Join our skills-building sessions to enhance your job campaign skills and add to your job search tool kit.


Natick

These sessions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month,

2:00 - 3:30 pm at Natick Community-Senior Center and will be led by

Ed Lawrence. For this month:


June 6: Interview Preparation

June 20: Closing & Negotiating the Deal


***Registrations for each workshop are limited to the first 20 people***

Register Now



Worcester

These sessions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month,

2:00 - 3:30 pm at Worcester Senior Center and will be led by Melody Beach. For this month:


June 7: Interview Preparation

June 21: Closing & Negotiating the Deal



***Registrations for each workshop are limited to the first 20 people***

Register Now

Thurs, June 8th, 10:00 - 11:00 am


The Morale Dilemma

Savvy Seeker Series with Paul Cecala!

What do you do when you lose your desire to job search? 


Join Paul Cecala as he discusses ways to make every day of your job search productive and positive. The workshop looks at some of the reasons job seekers lose momentum in their job search and provides some specific strategies to prevent stagnation from setting in. It further identifies specific steps the job seeker can take to keep the transition mentally and emotionally positive. 


Paul Cecala is a professional job search strategist and tactician, with expertise in creating effective, customized project plans for his client's transitions. He is a certified career coach and sought after public speaker, workshop presenter, and training facilitator on career transition, career development, leadership, and management skills.


Register Now

Check out our Current Openings page for job opportunities!

Website: https://50plusjobseekers.org/

Questions: Email us at 50plusjobseekersadmin@mcoaonline.com