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NETWORKING With PURPOSE: Making the most of Informational Interviews - with Barbara Mitchell

  • Thu, October 10, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
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Making the Most of Informational Interviews 

with Barbara Mitchell

Join us for a 40Plus Thursday Evening Event. Connect with other professionals for a valuable after-work networking experience and career talk.

One of the best ways to gather data to help you focus your job search is to do informational interviews with people who either already are doing the kind of work you're searching for or who have expertise in your field of interest. While these interviews don't usually lead to job offers, they provide you with valuable information to use as you continue your search.

The people you'll want to interview with are typically busy professionals so you must carefully structure your "ask" and keep to an agreed to time frame.  This session will focus on:

  • Preparing for informational interviews
  • Conducting an informational interview
  • Following up after an informational interview


Hors d’oeuvres, wine, water and soda will be available during the networking portion of the evening beginning at 7:00 pm. The cost to attend this event is $10. Please use the event link to register.

About the Speaker

Barbara Mitchelis a human resources and organizational development consultant, author, speaker, and business coach. Most of her human resources career was in senior leadership positions with Marriott International and Human Genome Sciences. 

Barbara is the co-author of The Manager’s Answer Book (2018) The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book (2017), The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook (2015)The Big Book of HR (2012 and updated in 2017), and the best-selling The Essential Human Resources HR Handbook (2008 with a special 10th anniversary updated edition recently released)

She co-founded The Millennium Group International LLC, which was sold in 2008 after ten successful years in the organizational development, leadership development and human resources consulting arenas. She now is Managing Partner of The Mitchell Group, a consulting practice focused on helping organizations hire, engage, manage, and retain the best talent possible. 

Much of her client work is focused on helping senior managers and others improve their leadership skills in areas such as staffing, conflict resolution, communication, employee relations, time management, change management, strategic thinking, coaching for results, and much more..She also provides career coaching to executives in transition and to others who want to move ahead in their career.

Some of her clients include The American Psychological Association, The United States Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute, The International Monetary Fund, The Polaris Project, The National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Marriott International, The American Chemical Society, The Independent Community Bankers Association, Fairfax Neonatal Associates, United States Patent and Trademark Office, The American Nurses Association, Akima, Centennial Contractors, Inc. and many more.

 She is a recognized human resources expert and a frequent speaker at local, regional, and national conferences on topics relating to conflict management, staffing, generations at work, employee engagement, and other business-related subjects.

 Barbara recently served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia and is a video docent at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.  She also chairs the human resources council of The National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC.

She is a graduate of North Park University, Chicago, IL and has taken graduate level business and writing classes at UCLA and The University of Denver.


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Doors open at 7:00 pm for networking, and the program starts at 7:30 pm. 40Plus is located at: 

1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

Washington, DC

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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