Upcoming Events

  • MetroWest Practice Interview Group

  • 50+ Jobseeker Networking Group

  • Stephen Melanson December Workshop

  • Ed Lawrence Presentation to Tewsksbury Library

MetroWest Practice Interview Group

Scheduled Meetings:   Weekly via ZOOM!

We've gone virtual.  If interested in joining the Practice Interview Group, send me an email stating you want to join. I'll add you to the notification list.

Cost:  FREE


1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month: 10 - 11:30 am.

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month: 6 - 7:30 pm. 

If it's a 5th Wednesday of a month, we don't meet.

​​What we do:  We practice interview questions and help you prepare for an upcoming phone or video or in-person interview.


Where: Via Zoom! 


​Intended for: People who need to prep for an upcoming interview, people who are looking for answers to tough interview questions, and people who would like to help others. We can always use people willing to act as interviewers, people who want to be interviewed, and people willing to observe and provide feedback.

 50+ Job-Seeker Groups

​The 50+ Job-seeker program is a unique Job Seeker Networking & Training Group program supporting and assisting people in the 50+  demographic who are looking for a new job, a totally new career direction, re-entry into the workforce or a Second Act career.


This fall 2020, the 50+ program is offering eight virtual sessions that shall be held bi-weekly on Tuesdays of the month (Sept - Dec) from 10am - Noon.

  • 9/15: Self-Assessment, Career Pathways and Ageism


  • 9/29: Turn your Resume into a Marketing Tool


  • 10/13: Create a Robust LinkedIn Profile


  • 10/27: Use LinkedIn as a Job Search Tool


  • 11/10: Develop your STARS/PARS


  • 11/24: Network your way to a New Career     Ed Lawrence will be a featured speaker at this event.


  • 12/8: Create a Marketing Plan/Job Search Toolbox


  • 12/15: Panel Event: Practice Interviewing with Employer   Ed Lawrence will facilitate this event.

 Register for the program at:  https://50plusjobseekers.org/outreach/registration/


After you join the program, we will add you to a contact list that receives notice of the virtual meetings.

If you attended for any of the 2019 - 2020 sessions, you will be added to the 50+ master list of attendees and do not have to register again, unless you receive an email telling you to do so.

Simplicity and Personal Brand for Job Seekers

Stephen Melanson, the corporate branding specialist, has announced a two-session workshop for job-seekers.


Dec 10 and 17 - 1-2:00 PM ET


If you're looking for your next professional role, you have to break away from the pack and be clear about your value. And if it's not simple enough, it won't work as well as you need.

Why would an employer be crazy to not hire you? Do you know? Can you verbalize it in about 5 seconds, or describe it in a few words?

In this two-session package, we'll cover:

• The rules for 'Simplicity' as a business tool

• What 'Verbal Branding' is, and how to use it

• How to differentiate and not commoditize yourself

• Building a strategy for job seeking that works

• Viewing the effort to sell yourself

• How to be more effective in less time

• The scary, critical truth about being memorable

• Confidence and a little courage

TESTIMONIAL QUOTE: Conference Speaker for Top 5 Asset Management firm worldwide: Annual Summit, 2019 “Yours was the only session to get a perfect score from the audience.”

Folks, please note: There are no refunds for this package. Please be sure you can attend before signing up.


To learn more about Stephen Melanson:


To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simplicity-and-personal-brand-for-job-seekers-tickets-128648026711

*** Save $10 - At registration, use Code:  December   ***



Getstart-ed and Ed Lawrence are not associated with or involved in this event. We are forwarding the information as a service to job-seekers and unemployed people, and because we have seen Stephan Melanson present; we believe in and utilize his methods.

Tewksbury LibRARY: cOVER lETTERS


Monday, December 21      2:00—3:30 PM

THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.

A cover letter must have three paragraphs. It must be simple, polite, professional, and----Forget that! If you follow the old advice, any cover letter you write won’t help you land the interview.

At this presentation you’ll hear how you should write the modern cover letter. You’ll learn why you must incorporate personal branding and why you must differentiate yourself from your competition. But, you’re still wondering whether you even need one. After all, someone told you “no one reads cover letters.” Is that true? Join us and find out!

Register at:  https://tewksburypl.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-program-tewksbury-job-seekers-network-dealing-with-ageism-during-the-job-search/

The URL the library sent me uses text that refers to a previous talk I gave. I tested the link. It does lead one to the proper December 21st registration page

Ed Lawrence                       


Natick, MA                          


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