Week of Dec 3

December 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

TransitionsNeedhamSupport Center for Employment and Careers, Monday – Thursday, 9:00am– noon.  Groups begin promptly at 10:00am. Come on in, get coffee and chat. Needham Presbyterian Church, 1458 Great Plain Avenue at Central Avenue. Email: transitionsneedham@gmail.com

Current Parking – Note: Parking is unavailable at the Presbyterian Church lot. See website for parking options. (See changes below.)

Figure out who you are. Then do it on purpose. ―   Dolly Parton

News of Week of December 3, 2012
Upcoming Workshop!!
 
JOB SEARCH SKILLS TRAINING/RESUME WORKSHOP

Are you over 55 years old and job searching?

Need some ideas on how to update your resume?

Interested in learning how to use the Internet to find and apply for employment?

Please join us for an engaging resume workshop, designed for the mature worker. Get tips on how to use current strategies and methods to compete in today’s workplace. Following the workshop, each participant will be invited to sign-up for a one on one computer-based instruction session on how to apply for jobs and submit resumes outline.

DECEMBER 10, 2012

2 – 4 PM

Needham Senior Center

83 Pickering Street

To register or for more information, please contact Joan DeFinis 781-455-7555 ext. 212 or jdefinis@needhamma.gov

Needham Community Blood Drive Sponsored by Temple Beth Shalom Brotherhood
It’s that time again!

Our annual blood drive will be held on Sunday, December 16thfrom 8 am to 1 pm.

Please join us in this priceless act of tzedakah at a critical time of the year.

Sign-up today for an appointment to donate blood and give the gift of life.

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast of lox, bagels, sweet treats and appreciation.

DATE: 12/16/2012 (Sun.)
LOCATION: Simon Hall, Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Open House
Joe Tosone (through Mike Bussolari) sent word that the Bowdin Group in Wellesley is recruiting for Media job opportunities (and perhaps other opportunities). They are holding an Open House on Tuesday, December 11, from 5-7 pm.  For further information:
Joseph Tosone
Principal, Financial Technology Division
The Bowdoin Group | www.bowdoingroup.com
Office: 781-263-5214 | Mobile: 860-904-0707
jtosone@bowdoingroup.com
We’re Looking for News!
Is there a story you’d like to share or information you feel will be of interest to people in career transition? Drop us a line at transitionsneedham@gmail.com. We’ll pass it along to your peers.
Savvy on LinkedIn? Here’s an Opportunity

We need a volunteer to instruct members on how to use LinkedIn so that we are able to continue offering this service on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Elaine Putnam or send an email to transitionsneedham@gmail.org  if you are interested.

Opportunities to Explore

Links

Highland Capital Partners Job Postings (start-up companies): Click Here

LinkedIn tips: Click Here

Transitions Needham Home Page

TN Calendar for Upcoming Week

New Announcements

Reminders

Newsletters

Sign Up for the TOD Now

The Target Opportunities Directory (TOD) is for us to help each other. You can submit information on what kind of work they seek along with your contact information. All participation is voluntary. If you register for the TOD, other members can help you find your target opportunity. It allows people with job leads to find and contact individuals interested in a potential position. We encourage all current and alumni members to participate.

A task force, made up of Transitions Members, put their heads together to develop the tool. We’re ready for you to try it out. Information from the form is entered onto a spreadsheet available to users.

The direct link to the registration form is now: Register

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Week of November 5

November 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

TransitionsNeedhamSupport Center for Employment and Careers, Monday – Thursday, 9:00am– noon.  Groups begin promptly at 10:00am. Come on in, get coffee and chat. Needham Presbyterian Church, 1458 Great Plain Avenue at Central Avenue. Email: transitionsneedham@gmail.com

Current Parking – Note: Parking is unavailable at the Presbyterian Church lot. See website for parking options. (See changes below.)

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

News of Week of November 5, 2012
Tuesday is Election Day – VOTE
Both the Presidential Election and the Massachusetts Senate Race are up for grabs. That means that every single vote matters. Your voice is as loud as anyone’s on Tuesday, November 6. Walk, drive, ride a bike, take public transportation, hitch a ride, but be sure to get to your polling place.
Boston Globe Best Places to Work Released
Every year the Boston Globe comes out with a list of Best Places to Work in and around Boston. It’s a place to learn about positive things companies are doing and perhaps to spot a potential employer. The list came out as a supplement to yesterday’s Sunday Globe. There’s also a link on Boston.com.
Why aren’t more business leaders online?
Anyone who thinks new technology isn’t going to keep changing the world has got their head in the sand. We are seeing progress every day online, and businesses are doing their level best to keep up and get ahead. See article by Richard Branson.
We’re Looking for News!
Is there a story you’d like to share or information you feel will be of interest to people in career transition? Drop us a line at transitionsneedham@gmail.com. We’ll pass it along to your peers.
Savvy on LinkedIn? Here’s an Opportunity

We need a volunteer to instruct members on how to use LinkedIn so that we are able to continue offering this service on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Elaine Putnam or send an email to trnsitionsneedham@gmail.org  if you are interested.

Opportunities to Explore

Links

Highland Capital Partners Job Postings (start-up companies): Click Here

LinkedIn tips: Click Here

Transitions Needham Home Page

TN Calendar for Upcoming Week

New Announcements

Reminders

Newsletters

Sign Up for the TOD Now

The Target Opportunities Directory (TOD) is for us to help each other. You can submit information on what kind of work they seek along with your contact information. All participation is voluntary. If you register for the TOD, other members can help you find your target opportunity. It allows people with job leads to find and contact individuals interested in a potential position. We encourage all current and alumni members to participate.

A task force, made up of Transitions Members, put their heads together to develop the tool. We’re ready for you to try it out. Information from the form is entered onto a spreadsheet available to users.

The direct link to the registration form is now: Register

 

Week of October 20

October 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

TransitionsNeedhamSupport Center for Employment and Careers, Monday – Thursday, 9:00am– noon.  Groups begin promptly at 10:00am. Come on in, get coffee and chat. Needham Presbyterian Church, 1458 Great Plain Avenue at Central Avenue. Email: transitionsneedham@gmail.com

Current Parking – Note: Parking is unavailable at the Presbyterian Church lot. See website for parking options. (See changes below.)

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success. – Thomas J. Watson

News of Week of October 20, 2012
 Why aren’t more business leaders online?
Anyone who thinks new technology isn’t going to keep changing the world has got their head in the sand. We are seeing progress every day online, and businesses are doing their level best to keep up and get ahead. See article by Richard Branson.
We’re Looking for News!
Is there a story you’d like to share or information you feel will be of interest to people in career transition? Drop us a line at transitionsneedham@gmail.com. We’ll pass it along to your peers.
Applying Practical Creativity to Career Direction and Job Search –with Kendall DudleyWHEN: Wednesday,October 24, 2012, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
WHERE: Career Source, 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA, 3rd Floor, in the Fresh Pond Shopping Center, a short walk from the Alewife T Station. Join us for networking, refreshments and Boston’s best career trainers.

Many of us don’t see the options for choosing career and finding work that may be lying in plain sight.  We’ve been “trained” to see work in ways that excludes vital information from our thinking. If you’re willing to question a few of your basic ideas about work, open your mind to what’s possible, and take a few creative risks, this program will jazz up your thinking about what’s possible and how to get there. You’ll look behind the scenes of your own decision-making process and see 4 vital perspectives commonly omitted from conversations on work. You will come away with new ways to talk about work, and the tools for drafting an updated vision that has a direct impact on your job search. Bring samples of your marketing materials and an object that represents a
strong interest.

You’ll learn:
• A new  set of key words to redefine yourself and others
• Tools & tips from other fields that will help your job search
• Ways to get noticed so you can be seen, heard and remembered
• Tips for staying focused and alert to less-obvious opportunities

Presenter:  Kendall Dudley graduated from the Wharton School and Columbia University, and over the years has added counseling, teaching, writing, painting and travel to his work portfolio. As a consultant for Lifeworks Career & Life Design in Belmont, he sees private clients and presents at National Career Development Association conferences, teaches, leads life transition trips to Morocco, and serves as program chair for the Life Planning Network of New England. Kendall worked in Iran for 2 years, a life-changing event. You can contact Kendall at 781-640-9957/lifeworksdesign@verizon.net / http://www.kendalldudley.com.

Registration:  Space is limited. Please call 617-661-7867 x0 for the front desk to reserve a seat and pay           Kendall Dudley
with a credit card, or pay cash at the door. Cost: $10.00. Visit http://www.yourcareersource.com for information
about Career Source.

Career Source is operated by Middlesex Community College.

Success Associates Career Services
http://www.careersuccessassociates.com
Phone: 617-325-4521
“Moving Your Career Forward”

Find Your Hidden Entrepreneur
Many of us have the skills to keep us productivly engaged in our communities. Babson College will be holding an interesting seminar focused on people 55 and older. For more information: Read about seminar.
The New Job Security  with author Pam Lassiter
Nov 1, 9-11, Weston, MA

A special event with Pam Lassiter, author of The New Job Security iis being offered by HRLF’s Career Transition Group. Career Curve Balls – Dealing with the Unexpected in Job Transitions Thursday, November 1 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. Weston Golf Club RSVP: brynakaufman@gmail.com

Sometimes life pitches you a curve ball. Whether you bat a home run off of it or strike out is often within your control…without your knowing it. Now is the time to anticipate those curves and practice your swing. Pam’s sound practical advice will help you improve your batting average. Pam Lassiter, President of the global career management firm, Lassiter Consulting, has been working with professionals in transition for over 30 years and knows the best swing for every pitch. As author of The New Job Security – the 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career, she interviewed thought leaders in career management from across the country. She combines their wisdom with her own unique approach to give the job seeker more control than you ever thought possible.

Her approach places job security right into your own hands. She’ll discuss ways to… • Create work during economic uncertainty • Increase the response rate to your calls and emails • “Close” the sale in getting the next meeting or offer • Develop a Plan B while Plan A is still active These strategies are not just for those in transition (which is inevitable), they’re ones that you’ll want to have when you want to grow within your companies, and even into retirement. They’re all about managing change. Curve balls can be a welcomed change when you take charge and put creative strategies to work for you. If you’re not familiar with Pam, check out our interview with her on Career Tips & Trends- http://www.careertipsandtrends.com/018-pam-lassiter-the-new-job-security.

Savvy on LinkedIn? Here’s an Opportunity

We need a volunteer to instruct members on how to use LinkedIn so that we are able to continue offering this service on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Elaine Putnam or send an email to trnsitionsneedham@gmail.org  if you are interested.

Opportunities to Explore

Links

Highland Capital Partners Job Postings (start-up companies): Click Here

LinkedIn tips: Click Here

Transitions Needham Home Page

TN Calendar for Upcoming Week

New Announcements

Reminders

Newsletters

Sign Up for the TOD Now

The Target Opportunities Directory (TOD) is for us to help each other. You can submit information on what kind of work they seek along with your contact information. All participation is voluntary. If you register for the TOD, other members can help you find your target opportunity. It allows people with job leads to find and contact individuals interested in a potential position. We encourage all current and alumni members to participate.

A task force, made up of Transitions Members, put their heads together to develop the tool. We’re ready for you to try it out. Information from the form is entered onto a spreadsheet available to users.

The direct link to the registration form is now: Register

Week of October 8

October 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

TransitionsNeedhamSupport Center for Employment and Careers, Monday – Thursday, 9:00am– noon.  Groups begin promptly at 10:00am. Come on in, get coffee and chat. Needham Presbyterian Church, 1458 Great Plain Avenue at Central Avenue. Email: transitionsneedham@gmail.com

Current Parking – Note: Parking is unavailable at the Presbyterian Church lot. See website for parking options. (See changes below.)

 A ship in harbor is safe – but that is not what ships are for. 
~John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic
News of Week of October 8, 2012
We are CLOSED on Monday, October 8 – Happy Columbus Day!
We’re Looking for News!
Is there a story you’d like to share or information you feel will be of interest to people in career transition? Drop us a line at transitionsneedham@gmail.com. We’ll pass it along to your peers.
Find Your Hidden Entrepreneur
Many of us have the skills to keep us productivly engaged in our communities. Babson College will be holding an interesting seminar focused on people 55 and older. For more information: Read about seminar.

Savvy on LinkedIn? Here’s an Opportunity

We need a volunteer to instruct members on how to use LinkedIn so that we are able to continue offering this service on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Elaine Putnam or send an email to trnsitionsneedham@gmail.org  if you are interested.

Opportunities to Explore

Links

Highland Capital Partners Job Postings (start-up companies): Click Here

Metrowest Networking Group News: Click Here

LinkedIn tips: Click Here

Transitions Needham Home Page

TN Calendar for Upcoming Week

New Announcements

Reminders

Newsletters

Sign Up for the TOD Now

The Target Opportunities Directory (TOD) is for us to help each other. You can submit information on what kind of work they seek along with your contact information. All participation is voluntary. If you register for the TOD, other members can help you find your target opportunity. It allows people with job leads to find and contact individuals interested in a potential position. We encourage all current and alumni members to participate.

A task force, made up of Transitions Members, put their heads together to develop the tool. We’re ready for you to try it out. Information from the form is entered onto a spreadsheet available to users.

The direct link to the registration form is now: Register

Week of September 17

September 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

TransitionsNeedhamSupport Center for Employment and Careers, Monday – Thursday, 9:00am– noon.  Groups begin promptly at 10:00am. Come on in, get coffee and chat. Needham Presbyterian Church, 1458 Great Plain Avenue at Central Avenue. Email: transitionsneedham@gmail.com

Current Parking – Note: Parking is unavailable at the Presbyterian Church lot. See website for parking options. (See changes below.)

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost
News of Week of September 17, 2012
L’Shana Tova, For a Good Year. – Best to our friends on Rosh Hashanah
This Week’s Group Discussion Will be on Tuesday
We’re moving Wednesday activities to Tuesday this week. This includes our weekly discussion. We will be open on Wednesday for open networking.
Additional Parking for Tranistions
If you find parking outside Transitions a little tricky, there’s some good news. You are now able to park in the Newman School parking lot behind the buses.
Battle of Antietam Fought 150 Years Ago Today
This was the bloodiest day in the American Civil War. From NPR:Read about it.
Find Your Hidden Entrepreneur
Many of us have the skills to keep us productivly engaged in our communities. Babson College will be holding an interesting seminar focused on people 55 and older. For more information: Read about seminar.

Savvy on LinkedIn? Here’s an Opportunity

We need a volunteer to instruct members on how to use LinkedIn so that we are able to continue offering this service on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Elaine Putnam or send an email to trnsitionsneedham@gmail.org  if you are interested.

Opportunities to Explore

Links

Highland Capital Partners Job Postings (start-up companies): Click Here

Metrowest Networking Group News: Click Here

LinkedIn tips: Click Here

Transitions Needham Home Page

TN Calendar for Upcoming Week

New Announcements

Reminders

Newsletters

Sign Up for the TOD Now

The Target Opportunities Directory (TOD) is for us to help each other. You can submit information on what kind of work they seek along with your contact information. All participation is voluntary. If you register for the TOD, other members can help you find your target opportunity. It allows people with job leads to find and contact individuals interested in a potential position. We encourage all current and alumni members to participate.

A task force, made up of Transitions Members, put their heads together to develop the tool. We’re ready for you to try it out. Information from the form is entered onto a spreadsheet available to users.

The direct link to the registration form is now: Register

Week of September 10

September 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

TransitionsNeedhamSupport Center for Employment and Careers, Monday – Thursday, 9:00am– noon.  Groups begin promptly at 10:00am. Come on in, get coffee and chat. Needham Presbyterian Church, 1458 Great Plain Avenue at Central Avenue. Email: transitionsneedham@gmail.com

Current Parking – Note: Parking is unavailable at the Presbyterian Church lot. See website for parking options. (See changes below.)

Do or do not. There is no try.Yoda in Star Wars
News of Week of September 10, 2012
Boston Globe Focus on Careers
This week’s Sunday Globe (Sept. 10) profiled several successful job searches in the Money & Careers section. We all need to read positive news. There was also a revealing article about how to get the most from an online search (focusing on Bullhorn software).
Aly Raisman Injured (Breaking news.)
This was just reported on Boston.com. We hope Aly has a quick recovery.
14 Ways Not to Get Hired
Here’s a good checklist to add to your jobsearch notes. This article is from The Ladders.See article.
Beware of Social Media Traps
We are told to use social media as part of a job search strategy. But you need to be aware that there is productive use and non-productive use (which may in fact do harm). This article is from Mashable.com.See this article.
Find Your Hidden Entrepreneur
Many of us have the skills to keep us productivly engaged in our communities. Babson College will be holding an interesting seminar focused on people 55 and older. For more information: Read about seminar.

Savvy on LinkedIn? Here’s an Opportunity

We need a volunteer to instruct members on how to use LinkedIn so that we are able to continue offering this service on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Elaine Putnam or send an email to trnsitionsneedham@gmail.org  if you are interested.

Opportunities to Explore

Links

Highland Capital Partners Job Postings (start-up companies): Click Here

Metrowest Networking Group News: Click Here

LinkedIn tips: Click Here

Transitions Needham Home Page

TN Calendar for Upcoming Week

New Announcements

Reminders

Newsletters

Sign Up for the TOD Now

The Target Opportunities Directory (TOD) is for us to help each other. You can submit information on what kind of work they seek along with your contact information. All participation is voluntary. If you register for the TOD, other members can help you find your target opportunity. It allows people with job leads to find and contact individuals interested in a potential position. We encourage all current and alumni members to participate.

A task force, made up of Transitions Members, put their heads together to develop the tool. We’re ready for you to try it out. Information from the form is entered onto a spreadsheet available to users.

The direct link to the registration form is now: Register

Week of August 27

August 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

TransitionsNeedhamSupport Center for Employment and Careers, Monday – Thursday, 9:00am– noon.  Groups begin promptly at 10:00am. Come on in, get coffee and chat. Needham Presbyterian Church, 1458 Great Plain Avenue at Central Avenue. Email: transitionsneedham@gmail.com

Current Parking – Note: Parking is unavailable at the Presbyterian Church lot. See website for parking options. (See changes below.)

I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun. – Thomas A. Edison
News of Week of August 27, 2012
New Employment & Training Resources  Career Center in Framingham

In early October Employment &  Training Resources will be  consolidating our Marlborough and Newton Career Centers into one central  location at:

Framingham Office   Park
1671 Worcester   Road
Route 9
Framingham, MA 01701
This is an exciting opportunity to  increase the number and types of service we provide to our valued customers – both jobseekers and employers.

Highlights of the Framingham  center:

  • 3 New State of the Art Computer Labs  
  • Expanded Full Service Resource Room  
  • Additional Workshop Rooms
  • Ample Parking
  • Easily Accessible
Check in at www.etrcc.com for updates on the move!

From CURVES

910 Highland Ave (above Starbucks) 

If you are energetic and passionate about  helping women set & reach their fitness goals, then you are the person we are looking for!

We currently have openings:

Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 – 7:30PM

and Saturdays 7:30-11:30 AM.

A FREE Curves membership is included with employment!

Applications are available at Curves

Find Your Hidden Entrepreneur
Many of us have the skills to keep us productivly engaged in our communities. Babson College will be holding an interesting seminar focused on people 55 and older. For more information: Read about seminar.

Free  Friday Admission

The Highland Street Foundation sponsors Free Fun Fridays in the Summer. This means free admission to many musuems and other venues. See all Free Fun Fridays.

Savvy on LinkedIn? Here’s an Opportunity

We need a volunteer to instruct members on how to use LinkedIn so that we are able to continue offering this service on Thursday mornings. Please speak to Elaine Putnam or send an email to trnsitionsneedham@gmail.org  if you are interested.

Opportunities to Explore

Links

Highland Capital Partners Job Postings (start-up companies): Click Here

Metrowest Networking Group News: Click Here

LinkedIn tips: Click Here

Transitions Needham Home Page

TN Calendar for Upcoming Week

New Announcements

Reminders

Newsletters

Sign Up for the TOD Now

The Target Opportunities Directory (TOD) is for us to help each other. You can submit information on what kind of work they seek along with your contact information. All participation is voluntary. If you register for the TOD, other members can help you find your target opportunity. It allows people with job leads to find and contact individuals interested in a potential position. We encourage all current and alumni members to participate.

A task force, made up of Transitions Members, put their heads together to develop the tool. We’re ready for you to try it out. Information from the form is entered onto a spreadsheet available to users.

The direct link to the registration form is now: Register