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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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