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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

Statement of Support: 

As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

“What I’m Doing Isn’t Working:” Job-Search Skills & Tools with Joan Sherman

  • Mon, August 15, 2016
  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

Monday Morning Speaker:  Open Meeting for Members and Visitors


This workshop provides a simple, practical overview of the job-search process.

Joan will outline specific skills and share creative tools that are necessary and preliminary to an effective, bonafide networking campaign.

She will also share relevant statistics including why “70% of all jobs are found through networking. 



Joan M. Sherman

Joan M. Sherman, Job-Search & Career Coach  Founder of netWORKshops LLC   is a job-search and career coach in Washington, DC. Her career spans 30+ years in the commercial and international insurance business then, providing human capital consulting to several Federal government agencies. She has held a variety of professional roles in sales, leadership and management as well as corporate training and organizational development consulting. 

When she launched her business, netWORKshops, in 2013, Joan also served as a part-time career counselor at George Washington University’s Career Center coaching hundreds of students and alumni on the skills required for an effective job search. Examples included writing A+ resumes, assessing appropriate career options and occupations, branding one’s self, networking strategies, interviewing skills and more. With a niche toward millennials, now she provides workshops and individual coaching to a broad spectrum of clients with a particular emphasis on networking. As a community service, she also facilitates one-hour workshops to religious and non-profit organizations including libraries in the DC area. 

Joan has a broad perspective on "The World of Work," knowledge of the business community and understands the importance of establishing a strong network of trusting personal/professional relationships to achieve success. Her goal is to impart her knowledge, experience and "job-search process" to help others develop the necessary skills & tools to find fulfilling careers. 

As many of her clients testify: “Joan turns the dreaded job-search into a fun treasure hunt to land the “right” job!”




Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. 

Attire is business casual.

Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. 40Plus of

Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line) South Exit

  1. Leave the Dupont Circle Metro Station by the 19th Street SOUTH exit.
  2. At the top of the escalator (street level), turn 180 degrees, and walk a short distance towards Dupont Circle.
  3. Turn right and walk counter-clockwise around the outside of the Circle, past Connecticut and Massachusetts Avenues.
  4. At P Street, turn right . Proceed on P Street past 18th Street.
  5. 40Plus is near the end of the block on the right side, at 1718 P Street, in the Webster House apartment building.
  6. See below for ONCE YOU ARE AT THE BUILDING directions.
Map & Detailed Directions to 40Plus

40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

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

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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