Preparing and empowering the "Over 40" worker for career opportunities in the new economy.



WEEK OF 4/21


Three Perspectives about Career Development and Job Search
Thursday, April 24
Burlingame Public Library
480 Primrose Road in Burlingame 94010
  • Randy Block
  • Dr. Ron Elsdon
  • Jim McDonald

Ron Elsdon is a founder of organizations in the career and workforce development fields and has more than 25 years of leadership experience in various sectors. His forthcoming and published works include How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: Embracing Economic Disruption (Praeger, forthcoming 2014), editor of Business Behaving Well: Social Responsibility, from Learning to Doing (Potomac Books, Inc., 2013), editor of Building Workforce Strength: Creating Value through Workforce and Career Development (Praeger, 2010), and author of Affiliation in the Workplace: Value Creation in the New Organization (Praeger, 2003). He holds a doctorate from Cambridge University and lives in Danville, California.

Jim McDonald'scorporate and consulting experience spans industrial relations with unions, to large-scale recruiting programs, for small and large corporations; from mergers and acquisitions, to class action lawsuits. Jim has distilled his experience in his recently published book, Behavioral Strength and Employment Strategies, which follows two earlier books, Managing jobs and careers in transition, written for those in transition out of the defense industry, and his first book, A college students's guide to the world of work, written for his two sons who were graduating into a recessionary labor market in the 1980s. 


Randy Block's coaching work with private clients, he draws upon his long experience in the executive search, employment, and HR fields. Randy specializes in helping Boomers, as well as all levels of professionals. He focuses on issues of career transition: changing careers, choosing a career direction and positioning, finding opportunities, as well as finding opportunities for self-employment, freelancing, and consulting.

Using Internet Job Tools for Job Seekers

Monday, April 28


Hobee's in Belmont (1101 Shoreway Road)


In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to Maximize use of CareerBuilder, Indeed,
  • How to Save Searches
  • Key word Searches
  • How to Use LinkedIn Groups
  • How to Read Job Descriptions
  • How your tools can effectively interact with your other tools


About: Renee Sagon:

Renee is a Talent Acquisition and Marketing Specialist for SlingShotConnections.

She has worked with diverse industries and companies including:  Google, Cisco, Bank of America.




Read P2C Boot Camp Flier 033114-1.pdf 


This special program is only offered 4-5 times during the year.



  • Increase your job search effectiveness, while significantly reducing the time
  • Comprehensive, compact job search instruction
  • Learn from a variety of HR, career coaches, and job specialists
  • Receive feedback in all aspects of your job search
  • Obtain extensive follow-up resources and be part of a success team
  • Become connected to a career mentor/accountability coach for three months


  • Over 36 hours of instruction and feedback
  • All learning materials
  • Three follow-up workshops/sessions after program's end



April 28, 30, May 2, 5, 7, and 9, 2014





Sobrato Center for Nonprofits

350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City 94065




$120.00 for Members (must have a current P2C membership card) 

$150.00 for Non-Members 


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