The inaugural Job Search Jam Sessions were held on May 14, 2010. 70 people participated and the feedback received called for a longer day with more sessions. Together, we'll do that October 1, 2010. Over the course of five time slots, you have a choice of up to eight sessions per slot.
“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 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.”
The Job Search Jam Sessions will feature both seminar-like sessions and informal opportunities to network in small groups. There will be sessions devoted to job interviews and the use of social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The agenda will be adapted to reflect the needs and interests of participants.
Timeline for the day
- Registration desk will open at 8:30 AM
- Welcome and orientation to overall schedule will begin at 9:00 AM.
- Lunch will be provided.
- Networking will be encouraged between sessions
- The group will gather for the closing and to provide feedback to end the day at 3:45 - 4:00.
The draft schedule can be found here:
Submit your suggestion for a session here
For more information on Job Search Jam Session visit the event website
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This event is coordinated with the Hopkinton Networking Group (part of the Acton Networking Group).
The net proceeds from the event (if any) will be donated to the St John the Evangelist Church in recognition of the help they have provided for this event and for the Hopkinton Networking Group.
When & Where
Job Search Jam Sessions - Org Team
The organizing team for the Job Search Jam Sessions are mostly unemployed volunteers looking to create a good experience for learning and networking.