WIND Networking for Today’s Professional

WIND/East Meeting

Tuesday February 13

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month

Gail Birger

Facilitator: Gail Birger

Location

Church of the Good Shepherd
9 Russell Ave
Watertown

Meeting Agenda

9:30 am:   Sign-in, informal networking
9:45 am:   Good News, New Member Intros, Needs, Leads
10:45 am:   Networking
11:00 am:   PRESENTATION
11:45 am:   Meeting ends

Presentation

The "Gig" Economy: Will It Work For You?

Historically a “gig” referred to a small two wheeled carriage pulled by a horse. Cherri Senders, publisher of Labor 411, a California consumer directory in referring to this historical definition wrote, “As for Uber, you can guess who’s riding in the carriage and who is the horse.” She believes the gig economy is killing the middle class. However, older workers and millennials are embracing this freelance economy. So, what is the “gig” economy? How do you get a “gig” job? What’s the upside and downside of working a “gig” job? Come to WIND East on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 and find out if you should be looking for a “gig”.

 

Speaker Gail Birger

Gail Birger is an experienced career coach who helps professionals in career transition with resume writing, interviewing, salary negotiation, and networking. Professionals who are coached by Gail get more interviews and land jobs faster than if they job search alone. Gail also works with professionals who are currently employed and want to consult with her on issues regarding work performance. She has been quoted in The Boston Globe and The Watertown Tab, and has appeared on Boston Cable television. Her background is in high tech business development and marketing. She is a sought after presenter and workshop leader who speaks on career topics including: Finding Your Assertive Voice, Managing Up: Understanding Your Boss, and The Art of Small Talk. She holds an MBA from Simmons School of Management.

Cost to Attend

No advance registration required

New members: $20 [ includes one-time $10 registration fee ]
Returning members: $10

Coffee and refreshments