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Mass. Library Collaborative 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

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Libraries and Job Seekers – How We Can Help!

More than 60 Massachusetts public libraries have partnered to offer the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group program to support people fifty years and older looking for a new job, a new career direction, or a Second Act career. Take advantage of these free weekly skill-building and networking group meetings. A new topic will be covered at each meeting. Attendance at each session is not necessary – but highly recommended! Job seekers can join at anytime!

WHO: Debbi Hope, MBA, PCIC, MC, an experienced Executive Career Coach and Certified Master Coach

WHERE: All meetings are on Zoom. Zoom room opens 30 minutes early for informal networking & resource sharing.

WHEN: Jan 4 – June 28, 2023
We offer morning & evening classes. Please choose the time that works best for you:
             1st & 3rd Wednesday, 9:30am-11:30am
            2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6pm-8pm


Jan 4 9:30am-11:30am Self-Assessment/Transferrable Skills
Jan 11 6pm-8pm Self-Assessment/Transferrable Skills
Jan 18 9:30am-11:30am Your ‘Career Story” Pitch.
Jan 25 6pm-8pm Your ‘Career Story” Pitch.

Feb 1 9:30am-11:30am Marketing Plan & Marketing Brief .
Feb 8 6pm-8pm Marketing Plan & Marketing Brief
Feb 15 9:30am-11:30am Applications/Cover Letters/Negotiating
Feb 22 6pm-8pm Applications/Cover Letters/Negotiating

March 1 9:30am-11:30am Developing a Resume – Part I
March 8 6pm-8pm Developing a Resume – Part I
March 15 9:30am-11:30am Resumes – Part 2 – Experience/STARS
March 22 6pm-8pm Resumes – Part 2 – Experience/STARS

April 5 9:30am-11:30am Creating a LinkedIn Profile
April 12 6pm-8pm Creating a LinkedIn Profile
April 19 9:30am-11:30am LinkedIn – Personal Branding
April 26 6pm-8pm LinkedIn – Personal Branding

May 3 9:30am-11:30am Interview Preparation/Strategy
May 10 6pm-8pm Interview Preparation/Strategy
May 17 9:30am-11:30am Interview Practice
May 24 6pm-8pm Interview Practice

June 7 9:30am-11:30am Hiring Employer Event
June 14 6pm-8pm Hiring Employer Event
June 21 9:30am-11:30am Networking 2.0 – Give to Get
June 28 6pm-8pm Networking 2.0 – Give to Get

Throughout our 24- session Interactive Workshop Series, you’ll learn how to create and execute your job search campaign. Refresh your job search tools – resume, career story, virtual interviewing, LinkedIn profiles, Marketing Plan and more. Join us to gain confidence and success. This preparation will Equip, Enable and Empower you in all aspects of the job search process. The primary mission of our program is to provide job seekers in the 50+ demographic with the confidence, refreshed, and necessary tools and skills to launch and implement a successful job or encore career search campaign.

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