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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.

Ask the Recruiter: Your Job Search Questions... Answered! with Headhunter SHIRA HARRINGTON and Corporate Recruiter MICHAEL HELLER

  • Mon, February 13, 2012
  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 40Plus Conference Room ***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

Directions to 40 Plus

Monday Morning Panel Discussion Speakers:


Corporate Recruiter MICHAEL HELLER


Ask the Recruiters: Your Job Search Questions... Answered!

Resumes…coverletters…interviews…compensation…your job search is riddled with unanswered questions to these and other critical topics that can make or break landing that coveted role.

Now is your unique chance to interact and network with 2 different types of seasoned recruiters: a corporate recruiter AND a headhunter.

They’ve seen the recruiting process from both perspectives and understand how candidates can best deliver what employers want to know about your candidacy … in a way that grabs their attention.

Join us for an open forum where you’ll get answers to the questions on every job seeker’s mind.


Shira Harrington

Since 1994 Shira Harrington has been successfully connecting employers with job seekers in her roles as recruiter and career consultant. Developing a management and executive recruiting practice within the association industry and more recently a career consulting service, Shira is keen on helping her clients identify their optimal match. For job seekers, her expertise is in exploring career goals, crafting powerful resumes that catch the eye of recruiters and preparing for interviews that land the offer.

Shira is a regular speaker at job support groups around the DC area; she is an active volunteer leader in ASAE (American Society for Association Executives) as well as a leader in the human resources community. A proponent of workplace diversity, Shira is a national speaker, helping employers bridge the gap among the four generations currently in the workforce.


Shira Harrington
Founder & President
Purposeful Hire, Inc.

T: 703-508-9573 (mobile)


Michael Heller

Michael's career has been built on over 15 years of experience in strategic human resources, talent management and technology consulting.  As an HR executive at Washington Consulting, Digital Management and Deltek, Michael led teams to develop innovative human capital management programs and initiatives.  Previously, Michael held a variety of positions at American Management Systems and Booz Allen Hamilton where he executed on talent acquisition, total rewards, performance management, strategic HR partnership and philanthropy strategies. 

Michael serves the community as a board member of Teardrops to Rainbows, an organization dedicated to supporting families of children with cancer.  Michael earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and is currently completing his Masters degree in Human Resources at Georgetown University.  Michael resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland with his wife and daughter and enjoys cooking and college basketball.


Michael Heller
Managing Principal
Pillar One Consulting, LLC


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

*NOTE: the 19th ST (South) Exit is closed until Oct. 2012.
  • From DuPont Circle Metro Station take the Q-ST EXIT.
  • Turn right on Q St. and cross Conn. Ave.
  • Follow Q St. east to 18th St. crossing both 19th St. and New Hampshire Ave.
  • Turn right on 18th St. and walk a full block to P St.
  • Turn left on P Street.
  • The 40Plus office is in Webster House at 1718 P St.  It is on the right near the end of the block.
Map & Detailed Directions to 40Plus

40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

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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