Tuesday September 26
Facilitator: Gail Birger
Church of the Good Shepherd
9 Russell Ave
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
"Manage Your Attitude About Job Searching"
When you’re playing sports, it’s said that “attitude is everything”. When you’re job searching, your attitude may not be everything, but a “useful” attitude will help you move forward while a “useless” attitude will keep you stuck. In this interactive discussion, I’ll define useful and useless attitudes, and we’ll talk about how a useful attitude and effective verbiage can help you get closer to your goals. I’ll hand out a non-scientific quiz to help you become more aware of: your attitudes, how your attitude affects your job search, and which phrases to use in order to sound assertive and not self-defeating. Finally, we’ll discuss the things that lead to frustration and fear while job hunting, and we’ll develop practical strategies for managing those emotions.
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