Thursday February 16th, 2017
WIND SOUTH MEETING FORMAT
Facilitator: Dawn Quesnel, CPCC, PCC
Award-Winning Coach & Recruiter ~ Coaching Sales, Marketing and Creative Entrepreneurs through job changes, raises and promotions. CoachDQ.com
9:15am New members Registration
9:30am Introductions, Needs & Leads
10:30am-11:00am Structured Networking
11:00am-12:00pm Creating Your PAR's Statements
Creating Your PAR’s Examples
In this meeting, we will focus on developing accomplishment statements using the PAR's technique - Problem, Action, Result. It is recommended to have at least 5 PAR statements prepared as part of your job search tool kit. These PAR Statements represent your accomplishments within your resume, become your talking points when interviewing and networking.
The accomplishments that you choose to highlight on your resume are the launch pad to a great resume, effective cover letter and successful interview! Not only do you need to be aware of your job skills, transferable/marketable competencies, and the requirements of the employer, but you also need to be able to identify your accomplishments, the best examples of where you demonstrated those skills as a quantifiable accomplishment.
Ask Yourself These Questions:
~~Are qualified for this position?
~~Why are you excited about this position?
~~What have you done in your career and personal life that has prepared you for this job?
March 3rd - DISC Workshop - Cambridge Career Center 9am-12pm
Bio: Dawn Quesnel, CPCC, PCC - Coach DQ
Dawn Quesnel is passionate about helping people achieve their short-term career objectives and long-term career goals. Her ground-breaking BRIDGE Method provides a path for finding gainful employment 50% faster than using the traditional approaches. Affectionately known as Coach DQ, she has been a Certified Co-Active Coach for over 13 years. She began her career as an executive recruiter placing sales, marketing, advertising, and creative professionals. She is a certified DiSC® Administrator, WIND Networking Facilitator and leads the Regional Networking Group for Job Seekers 50+. She graduated Cum Laude from Suffolk University with a BS in Business & Entrepreneurship, is a member the International Coach Federation, NE Chapter, and was awarded the “Thomas Leonard Career Coach of the Year” by her peers.
COST: $20 for 1st Time WIND members, $10 for returning members. Coffee, Tea and refreshments. There is no advance registration.
New members need to register at 9:15am 1 Blue Hill River Road 2nd floor, Canton, MA
Questions: Email DQ@CoachDQ.com or Call Dawn Quesnel 617-755-8611
Wednesday, February 22
This coming Wednesday's WIND North meeting will feature something different. Instead of going deep into a specific job search topic, we'll share tips, tactics and techniques that have worked for us in the past or are working now, in any stage of the process -
* Identifying your best focus and a target list of organizations
* Finding contacts and getting them to help you
* Researching companies for signs of likely hiring activity
* Doing "due diligence" when anticipating or receiving an offer
* Negotiating job offers
This program will focus on actual experiences, not reviews or critiques what you have heard or read, so please bring your own experiences.
Fred will do likewise and also share a few of his clients'.
Come to WIND North on the 22nd and pick up some ideas that have worked!
NOTE: If you are employed and cannot attend a WIND meeting, but would like a free career evaluation with Fred, contact him at email@example.com or 978-501-4854.
About the Facilitator:
Fred Nothnagel’s professional background spans more than 40 years and a wide range of roles and industries. From a counseling role at a vocational rehabilitation agency, he launched his career in the technology sector as a Production Supervisor and Industrial Engineer, progressing into 12 years of Engineering Management roles at Augat, Millipore and Boston Scientific.
In his mid-40's he made a huge career change into the work he has loved for 21 years: motivating, training and coaching professionals to reach their career goals. That year he took the reins as Executive Director of WIND and opened a private career consulting practice. A year later he began a 14-year stint as a Senior Career Marketing Consultant with a national firm. He now devotes his time to WIND and his private practice.
Over the years Fred has provided customized career assistance to more than 1300 executives, mid-level managers and professionals of all levels, assisting their transitions into career positions in dozens of industries including high tech, biotech, medical devices/equipment, non-profits, consulting, hospitality and financial services.
He has also been retained by the U.S. Air Force at Hanscom AFB to conduct training seminars for military and civilian personnel retiring from their service and has been an invited speaker at Boston College, Northeastern University, APICS and the Career Resource Management Association, at whose 2009 national conference he delivered a keynote address.
Fred holds a BA in both Physics and Psychology from Brown University and an MBA in Information Systems from Babson College.
WIND North meeting details:
Time: 9:00 - noon every Wednesday (come later if you can't make it by 9) NEW MEMBERS SHOULD ARRIVE AT 9:15 for orientation.
Place: Parish Hall (downstairs), Wilmington United Methodist Church, Rt.62, Wilmington, MA (see www.windnetworking.net for directions)
9:00 Pre-Meeting Open Networking
9:15 New Members' Orientation (bring a friend!)
10:00 General Meeting: Pinpoint Networking; WIND Announcements; Program; Biz/People News of Note; Needs and Leads
12:15 Adjourn (Mr. Nothnagel will facilitate further discussion for those who wish to remain)
post-meeting: More time for networking and for using WIND's print resources
Cost: $20 for new WIND members and long inactive members, $10 for active members
Can't make it to WIND meetings? Become a Virtual WIND Member! Contact Fred Nothnagel for details.
Have questions about WIND or your search for a great career move? Likewise contact Fred:
Executive Director, WIND and Independent Career Coach
Tuesday, Feb. 28
"The Elevator Pitch"
WIND EAST MEETING:
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017
“The Elevator Pitch" with Gail Birger, Career Coach
9:30am-9:45am - Informal Networking
9:45am-10:45am – Good News, New Member Intros, Announcements
$20 for those new to WIND, $10 for returning members. Coffee and refreshments.
The elevator pitch is a way for you to briefly talk about who you are and what you offer a potential employer, that is, what skills, experience, and knowledge do you have that the employer needs. Besides determining what you offer you also have to decide on what things you will need in your next job and how to talk about the reason why you are looking for a job. Come to WIND East on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 and find out what you need to do to make your pitch worth listening to.
Gail Birger is an experienced career coach who helps professionals in career transition with resume writing, interviewing, salary negotiation, and networking. Professionals who are coached by Gail get more interviews and land jobs faster than if they job search alone. Gail also works with professionals who are currently employed and want to consult with her on issues regarding work performance and navigation of work place politics. She has been quoted in The Boston Globe and The Watertown Tab, and has appeared on Boston Cable television. Her background is in high tech business development and marketing. She is a sought after presenter and workshop leader who speaks on career topics including: Finding Your Assertive Voice, Managing Up: Understanding Your Boss, and The Art of Small Talk. She holds an MBA from Simmons School of Management.
WIND EAST meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave., Watertown. The church is located at the corner of Mt. Auburn Street and Russell Ave. It’s about three blocks north of Watertown Square. The WIND East meeting takes place in the church Parish Center located at the end of the second driveway on the right on Russell Ave. Street parking is available on Russell Ave. after 9:15am, no meters. After entering the Parish Center go down the steps and turn left for the meeting hall.
Thursday, October 2
WIND West is taking an indefinite hiatus. If you have an interest in attending a WIND meeting along the I-495 belt, contact Fred Nothnagel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-501-4854. You are of course very welcome to attend WIND North, WIND South or WIND East.