Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Job Search Notes: Press release

 “Job Search Jam Sessions” Will Offer
Networking Opportunities, Motivational Boost
for Massachusetts, Rhode Island Job Seekers

Event is scheduled for May 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The location: St. John the Evangelist Parish Center, 20 Church St., Hopkinton, Mass.

HOPKINTON, Mass.——New England, a region especially hard-hit by the current economic slump, will play host soon to “Job Search Jam Sessions.” Events like these are springing up around the country in response to the recession. In coordination with the Hopkinton Networking Group, Job Search Jam Sessions offers peer-to-peer learning, networking opportunities and motivational support for unemployed and under-unemployed workers.  New and recent college graduates are welcome to participate to learn the tips and tricks of the job search.

Job Search Jam Sessions is scheduled for Friday, May 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The location: St. John the Evangelist Parish Center, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, Mass. The event is expected to draw up to two hundred job seekers from Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Persons interested in attending should register at http://jobsearchjamsessions.blogspot.com. You can pay via PayPal or at the door. The cost is the same – $5 per person.  Attendees will be asked to check in at the Parish Center on May 14, between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m.  Coffee, refreshments and snacks will be served during the conference.  Proceeds from ticket sales will help defray expenses. Any ‘profit’ will be donated to the Church in return for the use of their facility.

Directions to the St. John the Evangelist Parish Center can be found on the church’s website (http://www.stjohnhopkinton.com).

“This is an ‘unconference’ for the unemployed and underemployed,” says Steve Sherlock, lead organizer. “The event’s organizers and session facilitators all have experience dealing with the challenges of layoffs and unemployment, and they are enthusiastic about sharing what they’ve learned in a peer-to-peer setting.”

“Job Search Jam Sessions participants will not only acquire dozens of new LinkedIn connections. More importantly, they will share experiences and ideas with their peers, make potentially valuable new contacts and refine their job search skills. And at the end of the day they’ll return home more confident and motivated to pursue new opportunities.”

Job Search Jam Sessions Agenda

The event will feature both seminar-like sessions and informal opportunities to network in small groups. The agenda will be adapted to reflect the needs and interests of participants. There will be sessions devoted to job interviews, financial planning, and the use of social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


You can register here: http://jobsearchjamsessions.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecount

Note - you can pay via PayPal or credit card in advance or select "show other payment options" to reserve your ticket and pay at the door. Either way, your reservation will help us plan for the amount of people to expect that day.