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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

Statement of Support: 

As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

Roundtable Forum: Career Q & A with National Job Search Expert Laura M. Labovich

  • Mon, May 02, 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

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First Monday of The Month
Job Forum Presentation

For Serious Job Seekers Only, only 20 seats available, business cards and/or resumes recommended.

About The Presentation:
Career Strategy Q&A!

We've had an abundance of requests for this session and are excited to deliver! In fact, Laura just delivered the core this very same forum at Georgetown University's MBA Professional Development Series, to rave reviews.

About The Speaker

Laura M. Labovich:

With job search management expertise as an award-winning career innovator and résumé writer, master networker, and HR insider of Fortune 500 companies including The Walt Disney Company and America Online, Laura M. Labovich is often affectionately referred to in the media as “a job seeker’s best friend.” 

Chief Executive Officer of The Career Strategy Group (, a boutique career management and outplacement firm headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Laura’s contagious enthusiasm and powerful methodology make the perfect recipe for getting job seekers unstuck in their job search. Equal parts kick-butt trainer and nurturing cheerleader, Laura empowers job seekers to develop proactive, targeted job search marketing plans that increase momentum and achieve breakthrough results. 

Laura is known for saying that she was “born and raised professionally at Disney” and has been told that she has pixie dust in her blood. After receiving her first promotion out of the polyester costume, she recruited nationwide for the highly competitive Walt Disney World College Program, led the recreation recruiting and staffing efforts for both Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water parks, and staffed up Disney’s Animal Kingdom for its inaugural launch. At America Online, she developed and launched AOL’s college internship program, hiring more than 100 MBA interns in its first year, and coached hundreds of employees — from entry-level to executive — on how to fit in, stand out, and move up in the company and in their careers. 

Laura’s national job search expertise, passionate delivery, and easy-to-implement approach has garnered attention from such national news media as The Washington Post, Sirius XM Radio, Fox 5 (DC), NBC 6 (Miami), U.S. News and World Report, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo, and, to name a few. And, as a former amateur nightclub singer, she certainly knows how to tackle, inspire, and entertain a tough crowd.

Laura is in the top 1% of all Amazon authors for her book 100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network, Cold-Call and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job, which was a 2013 top career book selection by FORBES.  

Laura is also the author of the Pearson Workforce Education Course, HIRED! The Ultimate Job Search Course, a 40+ hour online interactive job search success course (2014).

Credentials and Rewards:

  • Masters of Labor Relations and Human Resources Management (MLRHR) from Michigan State University
  • Career Innovator Award Recipient, Career Directors International (2012) 
  • Guild Certified Five O’Clock Club Coach 
  • Certified Master Résumé Writer (CMRW)
  • Certified Personal Branding Strategist (CPBS) and 360Reach Assessment Certified 
  • Certified Job and Career Transition Coach (CJTC)

  • Best Sales and Marketing Resume; Best New Graduate Resume; Best International Resume.

FOX 5 (DC)



Contact The Speaker

Laura M. Labovich

Chief Executive Officer
The Career Strategy Group

Phone: 703.942.9390 ~ Email:


Customized, Innovative and Affordable Outplacement and Career Transition Services. Job Search Consulting and Resume Writing Solutions by an Award-Winning Team

Author of HIRED! the Ultimate Job Search Course (2014)

Co-Author of 100 Conversations for Career Success (2012)

Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

Near the DuPont Circle Metro Station
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40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

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