40Plus of Greater Washington is an all-volunteer career transition resource organization with 65 years experience helping job seekers land their next position. Attendees at our FREE, regular Monday programs hear from experts about skills and tips for job seekers -- from resumes to networking, along with updates on the outlook on opportunities in specific fields and industries.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Shira Harrington, Chief Engagement Officer of Purposeful Hire, is a career coach and executive recruiter who believes deeply in her tagline, “For every hire, there is a higher purpose.” Helping employers and job seekers find each other in mutually beneficial ways, her passion is to help people serve the world using their God-given gifts and talents.
Contact the Speaker:
Monday, January 21
10:00 am – 11:30 am
1627 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20006
John, a licensed CPA in Virginia since 1993, has spent the majority of his career developing tax planning software. He is a 2016 graduate of our Career Transition Skills Training Class and has been a 40 Plus facilitator for the past 2 ½ years. His areas of specialty are the 30-second TMAY, job search plans, and challenging interview questions.
John will share details about his own job searches. The lessons he learned, combined with his experiences in financial advising, software development, and coaching, will be a memorable way to gain insightful and effective job search tips.
Expect a lot of audience participation, a little humor, and a plethora of useful information!
Discussion Questions will include, but not limited to…
1.What are the major challenges you face when searching for a job?
2.How should you determine and prioritize your job search tasks?
3.What tools and resources are you using in your job search?
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