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    • Thu, July 06, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thu, August 10, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • 40Plus K Street Office


    Directions to 40 Plus

    Training Class 2017

    New Class Starts July 6, 2017

    The core of the 40Plus commitment to improve your job search is an intensive, four-week training course. Learn how to manage your search and maximize the results.

    Our course leverages the most effective tools and tips from commercial executive search and placement services with the unique power of peer group dynamics to help you develop a solid foundation and an effective plan for your job search.

    Meeting in small groups with facilitators, learn every task of job and career change hands-on:

    • Learn the secret of building resumes from power-packed “Success Bites”
    • Write and critique cover letters tailored to real jobs
    • Discover your interviewing style through taped mock interviews, and refine your technique in a supportive atmosphere
    • Develop a brief self-profile that will make others want to help you
    • Increase your networking skills and confidence
    • Learn how to plan, organize and succeed in your job search
    • Learn how to use social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for your job search and to build your brand.

     

    The course schedule is as follows:

    • A required Pre-Class Assessment consisting of mock interview and networking sessions will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 6:00 pm at the 40Plus office.  This helps the participants and facilitators understand areas to focus on throughout the course.
    • The classes meet over four weeks on:
      • Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30-9:30 pm) and
      • Saturday mornings (9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
      • A special social media session will be held one evening (6:30 - 9:30 pm) on a date to be determined with the class.
    • A required Post-Class Assessment consisting of mock interview and networking sessions will be held on Thursday, August 10th at 6:00 pm at the 40Plus office.  This provides practice opportunities for newly acquired skills, and measures overall improvement in career transition skills.

      Please note: The Pre- and Post- Class Assessments not only provide valuable practice with mock interview and networking sessions, but they as well help participants and facilitators understand which areas they should focus on to improve.  Attendance to these is a requirement.

    Class ends: August 10, 2017

    Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.

    The Classes are held at:
    40Plus of Greater Washington

    1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300

    Washington, DC 20006

    near the Farragut North Metro

    Directions to 40Plus
    • Mon, July 24, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 40Plus of Greater Washington, 1627 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20006
     
      

    Monday Morning Speaker Sheila Murphy
       
         

    EXPLORING FLEXIBLE CAREER PATHWAYS THROUGH PART-TIME POSITIONS

    with SHEILA MURPHY, CEO, FLEXPROFESSIONALS


    Recently featured on The Today Show, FlexProfessionals works with experienced business professionals who are seeking part-time or flexible employment in the Washington, D.C. area. Most of their professionals have a college degree and at least 10 years of professional work experience.  Successful candidates include: 
    • Career re-entry professionals with significant work experience who have taken a career break but are eager to re-enter the workforce on a part-time basis
    • Transitioning professionals who are currently working full-time but are looking to scale back their hours and/or transition to a new field.
    • Second career or 50+ professionals who have extensive experience in their fields and are looking to share their talent on a part-time or project basis.

    Join us to learn more about how you can re-engage through this growing career option.    

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

     
        
    Sheila Murphy

    I was 40 years old, and life was great. Amazing husband, three kids, financial security. My mom used to say “life is hard”. I never believed her. Fast forward six months. On a beach in Mexico, my husband collapsed and died of a cardiac arrhythmia. I arrived home to tell my eight, six, and two year old that their dad was dead . . . the hardest thing I have ever done. And then I grieved for two long years . . . the hardest job I ever had. I found myself spending too much time worrying about my kids, and I strongly believed that they needed to see me working. BUT I NEEDED FLEXIBILITY. This was the missing link. With the support of two incredible business partners, I started FlexProfessionals. We help talented professionals who have taken career breaks to re-enter the workforce part-time. We help them find meaningful work that allows them flexibility. We also help women and men working full-time to scale back to meet demands at home. In doing so, FlexProfessionals is untapping an incredible talent pool that adds tremendous value to businesses and nonprofits. If you are looking to get back in, to reinvent yourself, to begin a new chapter after a difficult loss, I’d love to connect with you.


    Contact The Speaker:

    www.flexforceprofessionals.com 


    Email: sheila@flexprofessionalsllc.com

     


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    Admission is free, but registration is required.  

        40Plus of Greater Washington
    Empowering Experienced Professionals
     for Successful Career Transitions

    • Mon, July 31, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 58
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Dawn McAvoy 


    Informational Interviewing and Job Searching:

    How Informational Interviewing is part of any successful job search strategy


    Conversation with
    Dawn McAVOY

           
    Do you know what informational interviewing is? Have you heard of it but are afraid to try it? Or, do you think it is a waste of time?


    Career and leadership coach, and CEO of Hire Matters, LLC, Dawn McAvoy, will explore informational interviewing as part of a multi-dimensional job search strategy in this interactive workshop. Bringing over 15 years of career coaching, 10 years of recruiting experience, and personal stories of getting jobs with informational interviewing as a job seeker, she will answer the following questions (in addition to those from the audience):

    • With whom do I do informational interviews?

    • How do I find people to talk to?

    • How do I ask to do an informational interview?

    • Do I have to buy someone coffee?

    • How does informational interviewing get me a job?

    • What is the critical question to ask at the end of every informational interview?


    Come ready to learn about how to take your job search strategy to the next level with informational interviewing.

      

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Career and Leadership Coach. Founded Hire Matters, LLC in 2014 and have been coaching people for over 15 years.


    Former Recruiter/HR Professional with 10 years’ experience.

    Facilitator of job searching and leadership workshops on assorted topics: Resumes, Interviewing, Networking, LinkedIn, Branding, and Covey’s 7 Habits. Workshops facilitated at Marymount University and the FCC, in addition to job clubs and conferences.

    Founder and leader of the monthly leadership development Meetup Habits, Happiness, and Change, which has attracted over 600 members since it began in February 2016.

    Founder and leader of monthly Women’s Mastermind Group for female small business owners (coaches and consultants).

    Former Coach for The Dale Carnegie Course: Effective Communications and Human Relations
      

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:


    Dawn J. McAvoy, CEO/Principal 

    15200 Grey Fox Rd | Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 |
    253-592-5092

    dmcavoy@hire-matters.com |
    www.hire-matters.com




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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


    • Mon, August 07, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 40Plus of Greater Washington, 1627 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20006
     
      

    Monday Morning Speaker: Francine Tolson
       
      

    A Marketing Plan For Job Seekers

    Knowing what you want to do,

    What you offer,

    Who will hire your skills, and

    Where you want to work.

    with FRANCINE TOLSON


    Businesses conduct extensive research and analysis to identify their product’s competitive advantage in the market place and who is likely to buy it. A job search should follow the same process.

    In This Presentation, we will examine:

    As a job seeker, it is critical to identify:

    • What is your unique value proposition that will add value to an employer and solve their business problems? 

    • Which potential employers will “buy you” or put another way, need your skills?

    • Of those identified companies, who are a good fit for you in terms of organizational culture, geographic location, and size?

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

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     Francine Tolson


    As a volunteer team leader at Career Network Ministry, Francine Tolson co-developed the Marketing Plan workshop in 2011 and since then has co-presented it monthly as one of CNM’s core workshops. In her career, Ms. Tolson specializes in business transformation - the design and deployment of people, process and technology enabling solutions across diverse business enterprises.  She has a broad background in business process reengineering, operations, customer service, financial management and systems implementation in large and small entrepreneurial companies and the non-profit sector. Employers and clients have included: Simplexity LLC, George Washington University, UUNET Technologies, MCI, Three Pillar Global, Washington Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association, and Compass DC.

    Ms. Tolson holds an MBA from The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and has received training in Lean Six Sigma


    Contact The Speaker:

    For more information about Francine or her services, please email her at:


     


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        40Plus of Greater Washington
    Empowering Experienced Professionals
     for Successful Career Transitions

    • Mon, August 14, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Nils Vidal


    Qualified Retirement Plan Distributions - Know Your Options
      

    Conversation with
    NILS VIDAL

           
    In this program, we will review the options available to you with respect to your qualified retirement plan when changing employers. 

    We will discuss the pros and cons of the various options, including keeping assets in your previous employer’s retirement plan or rolling over assets to a new plan or an IRA.

    Finally, we'll review the factors you will need to consider when initiating a qualified retirement plan rollover.



    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:


    Nils Vidal – Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

    Nils Vidal is a seasoned financial Advisor with over 12 years of experience aiding high net worth individuals and families protect and grow their wealth.  Through his experience in commercial banking, private banking, and wealth management, Nils has developed a unique perspective for supporting client needs on various levels. As a Commercial Banker, Nils helped small business clients streamline cash management practices and build a healthy balance sheet to support their growth goals.  As a Private Banker, he supported AMLAW 100 and 200 law firms and partners with customized private banking services, personal financial planning, investment management, mortgage financing and partner capital loans.  As a wealth management relationship manager, Nils increased his focus on holistic wealth planning where he lead a team of highly credentialed advisors around investment management, retirement planning, estate planning, trust administration and strategy, and private banking.

    As a Financial Advisor, Nils is now able to bring all these backgrounds together to customize a wealth strategy that is in the best interests of his clients. His knowledge driven process will help identify gaps in the wealth plan, investment allocation and execution, banking and lending structure, and to review the alignment of the current financial standing to overall wealth goals.

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

    Nils Vidal

    Financial Advisor

    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

    1650 Tysons Boulevard | Suite 1000

    McLean, VA 22102-3807

     Direct:  703.394.1913

    Fax:  703.356.6492

    Toll free:  800-336-0156

    nils.vidal@morganstanley.com

    NMLS # 804797

    Website Access:

    Nils Vidal | Morgan Stanley


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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


    • Thu, September 07, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thu, October 12, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • 40Plus K Street Office
    • 7


    Directions to 40 Plus

    Training Class 2017

    New Class Starts September 7, 2017

    The core of the 40Plus commitment to improve your job search is an intensive, four-week training course. Learn how to manage your search and maximize the results.

    Our course leverages the most effective tools and tips from commercial executive search and placement services with the unique power of peer group dynamics to help you develop a solid foundation and an effective plan for your job search.

    Meeting in small groups with facilitators, learn every task of job and career change hands-on:

    • Learn the secret of building resumes from power-packed “Success Bites”
    • Write and critique cover letters tailored to real jobs
    • Discover your interviewing style through taped mock interviews, and refine your technique in a supportive atmosphere
    • Develop a brief self-profile that will make others want to help you
    • Increase your networking skills and confidence
    • Learn how to plan, organize and succeed in your job search
    • Learn how to use social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for your job search and to build your brand.

     

    The course schedule is as follows:

    • A required Pre-Class Assessment consisting of mock interview and networking sessions will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 6:00 pm at the 40Plus office.  This helps the participants and facilitators understand areas to focus on throughout the course.
    • The classes meet over four weeks on:
      • Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30-9:30 pm) and
      • Saturday mornings (9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
      • A special social media session will be held one evening (6:30 - 9:30 pm) on a date to be determined with the class.
    • A required Post-Class Assessment consisting of mock interview and networking sessions will be held on Thursday, October 12th at 6:00 pm at the 40Plus office.  This provides practice opportunities for newly acquired skills, and measures overall improvement in career transition skills.

      Please note: The Pre- and Post- Class Assessments not only provide valuable practice with mock interview and networking sessions, but they as well help participants and facilitators understand which areas they should focus on to improve.  Attendance to these is a requirement.

    Class ends: October 12, 2017

    Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.

    The Classes are held at:
    40Plus of Greater Washington

    1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300

    Washington, DC 20006

    near the Farragut North Metro

    Directions to 40Plus
    • Fri, September 22, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Venable LLP Conference Center - 600 Massachusetts Avenue. NW Washington DC 20001
    • 50
       
      
        Stand OUT + Be Noticed

    September 22, 2017

    LinkedIn continues to be one of the most important tools for professionals in career transition, with ongoing changes and updates.  In this session, we'll show you on how to navigate LinkedIn to find and be found by hiring managers, CEOs and recruiters. Whether you are a new or advanced user, we will help you make the most of this continually evolving tool before, during and after your career transition.

    Today 94% of Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn as their number one recruiting tool and 84% of all-sized companies depend on LinkedIn for talent   

    Attend this affordable workshop and become a LinkedIn expert! The day is led by nationally acclaimed instructor Colleen McKenna.    

    Meet Colleen McKenna

    Principal, Intero Advisory

    Colleen is a business development professional who has trained and coached more than 7,000 business professionals on how to use LinkedIn. Her personal mission is simple: teach and empower others to empower themselves. Learn more about Colleen from her LinkedIn Profile    

        
    "Through Colleen McKenna's excellent workshop, I learned great tips on how to boost my professional profile and communicate with others on LinkedIn. Well worth my investment of time and money!"     Lina Parikh

    "Colleen McKenna is a LinkedIn training virtuoso. She's passionate, engaging, and instructs participants in an accessible fashion. Highly recommended!"    Gar Young

    For a detailed course outline, see:  
     (PDF file).

    Cost: 40PLUS Member: $175

    Cost: Non Member: $200

    Cost includes continental breakfast and boxed lunch

    Workshop includes:

    • LinkedIn Profile Builder Guide
    • What to do next Follow Up e-book

    Date & Time: Friday, September 22, 2017 from

    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Last day to register is Tuesday, September 19.   

     Here's what you need to do:

    1. Register now online. We accept most major credit cards and PayPal.     
    2. Have a LinkedIn account and page prior to the workshop.
    3. Bring your LinkedIn sign-on information and password. 
    4. Bring a wireless-enabled laptop (PC or Mac) and your power cord.

      Seating is limited to first 50 registrants!
              Register online now!
      We accept most major credit cards and PayPal
      .

    Location:

    Venable LLP Conference Center

    600 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 

     (Gallery Place - Chinatown Metro)

      

    We gratefully acknowledge Venable LLP for hosting our LinkedIn event since 2013.

     

    • Thu, November 09, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thu, December 14, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • 40Plus K Street Office


    Directions to 40 Plus

    Training Class 2017

    New Class Starts November 9, 2017

    The core of the 40Plus commitment to improve your job search is an intensive, four-week training course. Learn how to manage your search and maximize the results.

    Our course leverages the most effective tools and tips from commercial executive search and placement services with the unique power of peer group dynamics to help you develop a solid foundation and an effective plan for your job search.

    Meeting in small groups with facilitators, learn every task of job and career change hands-on:

    • Learn the secret of building resumes from power-packed “Success Bites”
    • Write and critique cover letters tailored to real jobs
    • Discover your interviewing style through taped mock interviews, and refine your technique in a supportive atmosphere
    • Develop a brief self-profile that will make others want to help you
    • Increase your networking skills and confidence
    • Learn how to plan, organize and succeed in your job search
    • Learn how to use social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for your job search and to build your brand.

     

    The course schedule is as follows:

    • A required Pre-Class Assessment consisting of mock interview and networking sessions will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 6:00 pm at the 40Plus office.  This helps the participants and facilitators understand areas to focus on throughout the course.
    • The classes meet over four weeks on:
      • Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30-9:30 pm) and
      • Saturday mornings (9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
      • A special social media session will be held one evening (6:30 - 9:30 pm) on a date to be determined with the class.
    • A required Post-Class Assessment consisting of mock interview and networking sessions will be held on Thursday, December 14th at 6:00 pm at the 40Plus office.  This provides practice opportunities for newly acquired skills, and measures overall improvement in career transition skills.

      Please note: The Pre- and Post- Class Assessments not only provide valuable practice with mock interview and networking sessions, but they as well help participants and facilitators understand which areas they should focus on to improve.  Attendance to these is a requirement.

    Class ends: December 14, 2017

    Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.

    The Classes are held at:
    40Plus of Greater Washington

    1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300

    Washington, DC 20006

    near the Farragut North Metro

    Directions to 40Plus

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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