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50+ Job Seekers Networking Group of Greater Lowell

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 9:30am

The 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, via Zoom.

If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking group program is perfect for you. Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking!

Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search.  

Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC., an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur and transitioned to executive coaching over 10 years ago. She has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, the Mass. Conference for Women, and is a Certified Leadership Agility Coach. She has facilitated 50+ Job Seekers Networking Groups for 5 years and is a Licensed Group Leader.  

Meeting Topics
January 6 - "So Tell Me A Little Bit About Yourself." The meeting will focus on creating your "career story." First time attendees need to register HERE.
January 20 - "What Are Hiring Managers Looking For?." The meeting will focus on developing a resume. First time attendees need to register HERE.
February 3 - self-assessment and transferrable skills. First time attendees need to register HERE.

February 17 - creating a LinkedIn profile and the basics of LinkedIn. First time attendees need to register HERE.
March 3 - LinkedIn and how to use it in your job search and as a networking tool. First time attendees need to register HERE.
March 17 - will include a panel discussion with encore career panelists sharing their reinvention successes. First time attendees need to register HERE.
April 7 - "You Must Give To Get!." The meeting will focus on new ways to networking (Networking 2.0). First time attendees need to register HERE.
April 21 - interview preparation and strategies to deal with age bias. First time attendees need to register HERE.
May 5 - developing a marketing/interviewing brief. First time attendees need to register HERE.
May 19 - includes a panel of corporate partners sharing ideas on interview strategies, overcoming age bias, LinkedIn, and more. First time attendees need to register HERE.
June 2 - "Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan." The meeting will focus on developing a marketing plan. First time attendees need to register HERE.
June 16 - cover letters and personal branding. First time attendees need to register HERE.

The Tewksbury Library has partnered with libraries in Andover, Chelmsford, Dracut, North Andover and Tyngsborough to sponsor this group.

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