50+ Job Seekers Networking Group
January through June
1st & 3rd Wednesday: 9:30am-11:30am – Register online for all or some morning sessions!
2nd & 4th Wednesday: 6:00pm-8:00pm – Register online for all or some evening sessions!
The same information will be covered in the morning and evening sessions. Choose which time works best for your schedule. See the final listing of dates and topics below.
The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Group meets through Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, as well the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. 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 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 12 years ago. She has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, the Mass. Conference for Women., and has been trained or certified in a variety of coaching models and assessment tools. Deborah has facilitated 50+ job seekers networking groups since 2016.
- Wednesday, June 7, 9:30am-11:30am — “Thinking Outside the Box” panel event!
- Wednesday, June 21, 9:30am-11:30am — Networking 2.0 – “Give to Get”
- Wednesday, June 14, 6pm-8pm — “Thinking Outside the Box” panel event!
- Wednesday, June 28, 6pm-8pm — Networking 2.0 – “Give to Get”
NOTE: These programs will not be recorded. The same information will be covered in the morning and evening sessions. Choose which time works best for your schedule.
The Melrose Public Library has partnered with Massachusetts Library Collaborative to sponsor this group.