WIND Networking for Today’s Professional

WIND/South Meeting

Thursday February 21

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month

Mayer Headshot 2018

Facilitator: Tad Mayer

Location

Trinity Episcopal Church
1 Blue Hill River Road, Canton, MA 02021
Look for the outside stairway to the second floor and the WIND Networking sign. At the top of the stairs, take a right and enter the door on the left.

Meeting Agenda

Long-time WIND/South facilitator Larry Elle will return to host the next meeting on 2/21/2019. Come to reconnect or meet him for the first time!

Meeting Agenda

8:45am: New Member Registration
9:00am: Unstructured Open Networking

9:15am: Introductions & Needs
10:00am: Connections, Leads, and Resources

10:30am: Unstructured Open Networking & Break

11:00am: PRESENTATION
12:00pm: Meeting adjourn

 

*** INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICE ***

If due to weather Canton schools are closed or delayed (or activities at the schools are cancelled) on the day of a WIND/South meeting, the meeting is cancelled. If schools are open and not delayed, but the weather is a concern, first check this website for updated information. If there is no updated information, feel free to call or text Tad Mayer at 978-758-6662.

Presentation

Turn Job Search Red Flags Into Hiring Signals!

Most of us have at least one job search “red flag,” i.e., factors which cause employers to question, “Is this person going to have a positive, predictable pattern of performance?” Some of us have more than one red flag. It’s important to ask yourself, “Are red flags hurting my job search prospects?”

We’ll begin the day’s session thinking like an employer – looking for applicant “red flags” that employers often interpret as job knockouts. Some of these flags are “no experience,” “no focus to the jobs you’ve held,” “job hopping,” “lack of appropriate degree,” “gaps in employment,” “over-qualified,” “too old,” “been fired,” “wrong industry,” no promotions, etc. You will learn the three categories of Red Flags: Personal, Practical and Non-Verbal, and learn a formula for how to approach each category. Participants will also have a chance to write out and practice possible answers that can turn your “red flags” into job offers. If you want to convince an employer to hire you despite your red flags, you will benefit from this presentation!

 

For more information, please contact Tad Mayer at tmayer@careernegotiations.com or                    978-758-6662.

Speaker Larry Elle

Larry Elle, a nationally certified career and job transition coach, and a WIND Facilitator for over 10 years, has helped hundreds of people move their career forward, finding a direction and landing work that suits their special strengths, abilities and interests.

Larry is Director of Success Associates Career Services, president of the Professional Development Collaborative (PDC), and former facilitator of WIND/South, WIND/Boston, and WIND/West, networking groups for transitioning professionals. He provides Career Coaching and workshop trainings to Boston area professionals. Prior to this he provided clinical counseling services and training at Boston area outplacement centers for the Commonwealth Corporation. There he developed Success Teams, a highly effective group coaching process that returned people to work in half the normal time. He also taught at Newbury College and worked extensively with people with disabilities providing career services through the Resource Partnership.

Larry trained in History and Psychology at the State University College in Buffalo, N.Y. and at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. He is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Nationally Certified Career and Job Transition Coach, certified Myers-Briggs administrator, and the published author of Community Connections: Resources for Massachusetts Unemployed (1994 and 1998). He recently produced Power Networking, a DVD for job seekers and was the founding sponsor and current President of the Professional Development Collaborative, a non-profit providing affordable trainings to unemployed professionals using the talents of other transitioning professionals.

Cost to Attend

No advance registration required

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

Coffee and refreshments