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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

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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.

Informational Interviewing and Job Searching with Dawn McAvoy

  • Mon, July 31, 2017
  • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
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  • Monday Morning Speaker

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Monday Morning Speaker:  Dawn McAvoy 

Informational Interviewing and Job Searching:

How Informational Interviewing is part of any successful job search strategy

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Do you know what informational interviewing is? Have you heard of it but are afraid to try it? Or, do you think it is a waste of time?

Career and leadership coach, and CEO of Hire Matters, LLC, Dawn McAvoy, will explore informational interviewing as part of a multi-dimensional job search strategy in this interactive workshop. Bringing over 15 years of career coaching, 10 years of recruiting experience, and personal stories of getting jobs with informational interviewing as a job seeker, she will answer the following questions (in addition to those from the audience):

  • With whom do I do informational interviews?

  • How do I find people to talk to?

  • How do I ask to do an informational interview?

  • Do I have to buy someone coffee?

  • How does informational interviewing get me a job?

  • What is the critical question to ask at the end of every informational interview?

Come ready to learn about how to take your job search strategy to the next level with informational interviewing.



Career and Leadership Coach. Founded Hire Matters, LLC in 2014 and have been coaching people for over 15 years.

Former Recruiter/HR Professional with 10 years’ experience.

Facilitator of job searching and leadership workshops on assorted topics: Resumes, Interviewing, Networking, LinkedIn, Branding, and Covey’s 7 Habits. Workshops facilitated at Marymount University and the FCC, in addition to job clubs and conferences.

Founder and leader of the monthly leadership development Meetup Habits, Happiness, and Change, which has attracted over 600 members since it began in February 2016.

Founder and leader of monthly Women’s Mastermind Group for female small business owners (coaches and consultants).

Former Coach for The Dale Carnegie Course: Effective Communications and Human Relations


Dawn J. McAvoy, CEO/Principal 

15200 Grey Fox Rd | Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 |
253-592-5092 |


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Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

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. at our new location:

1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

Washington, DC

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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