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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.

Conducting a Job Search from the Inside Out: How Designing your Future can Help Your Job Search Today

  • Mon, September 11, 2017
  • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
  • 49


  • Monday Morning Speaker

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Monday Morning Speaker:  Ronda Ansted

Conducting a Job Search from the Inside Out:  How Designing Your Future Can Help Your Job Search Today

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The typical job search generally looks like this: 1) Something bad happens and you need a new job; 2) Apply for anything that you are remotely qualified for and (sometimes) tell people in your social circle that you're looking; 3) Wait (often filled with anxiety and a big hit to self-esteem); 4) Find something new, take it, and let the cycle to start again. Often, the job search isn't connected to our future plans so much as needing a paycheck. And because of this, most end up in the 70% of people who are disengaged at work.


In this one-hour workshop, you'll learn how to turn this process on its head. Through interactive exercises, you'll learn how your personality, interests, goals, and dreams can help you design your future to ensure that your next job is taking you in the right direction. These aspects of yourself can also help you to use job search strategies that are motivating and keep you engaged. You'll also receive access to My Career Design Studio, an online career coaching app that can guide you through the entire process, from figuring out what you want to do to preparing for your interview.   


Ronda Ansted, DMgt, MSW, GCDF, is committed to using career development to transform lives, communities, and the world. For more than 20 years, with a primary focus on international development and social services, Ronda has worked with her staff, organizations, and clients helping them to translate their skills and services into rewarding work and inspired lives.

Through her private practice, Be the Change Career Consulting, Ronda works with those dedicated to serving others through support, guidance, and inspiration to increase their effectiveness professionally and to help them fulfill a personal journey. She also works with those seeking non-traditional employment like social entrepreneurs, private practitioners in health and wellness fields, and environmentally-conscious small business owners. Since 2013, she has been developing an online version of her career decision-making process, My Career Design Studio, to increase access to career coaching and counseling for people around the world. She is also Past President of Maryland Career Development Association.

Ronda holds a Doctor of Management from University of Maryland University College, a Master of Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore, a Bachelor of Arts in World Studies from the School for International Training, and is a Global Career Development Facilitator.

Ronda Ansted DMgt, MSW / Career Consultant and Founder

Be the Change Career Consulting


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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