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December, 2022

Monday
5
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Take part in a free 2.5 hour Zoom training that will give you the knowledge and materials you need to lead your own Dementia Friends information session for your family, friends, colleagues or others in your community. Dementia Friends is a global public awareness program that helps everyone in a community learn about dementia, how it affects people, and the simple things that we can all do to make a difference. Help bring awareness to those around you! Adults and high school students in Massachusetts are eligible to train as Champions.

Offered by Dementia Friends Massachusetts.
Tuesday
6
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More than 80% of employers now use online assessments to help guide their hiring decisions. What are employers actually expecting and getting from these tests? Where do they fit in the hiring process? Are they fair to all applicants, regardless of their background or age? Can you prepare for them? This session will will demystify online assessments, helping us understand their purpose, design and application.
Thursday
8
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There has been a big increase in fraudulent job postings and income scams. Learn tips for spotting scams and how to protect your identity during your job search. In addition, we’ll take a look at AARP’s fraud fighting resources on the Fraud Watch Network as well as AARP’s job search resources for people over 50.

Alice Diamond recently retired from her position as Associate Dean for Career and Community Service at Lesley University in Cambridge. She is currently a career coach in private practice. During her time overseeing the career center at Lesley, she encountered many fraudulent job postings, and is passionate about helping job seekers avoid being scammed. Alice is a volunteer for the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline and serves as a site visit volunteer with the Cummings Foundation. Alice has four decades of experience in career development.

Dennis Hohengassser has been a volunteer with AARP Massachusetts for over six years. He has conducted dozens of Fraud Watch Network presentations across the state. Having been a victim himself, he understands how easy it is to fall for scams and fraud.

Offered by 50+ Job Seekers of MA Statewide Networking Groups as part of their Savvy Seekers Series.