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Launching a New IT Career: How to Mix Online and Traditional Job Hunt Techniques with Gary Vaughany

  • Mon, November 24, 2008
  • 9:45 AM - 11:29 AM
  • 40Plus Dupont Circle Office

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Monday Morning Speaker:  Gary Vaughan

Launching a New IT Career: How to Mix Online and Traditional Job Hunt Techniques

Speaker Website:  none

Gary Vaughan will share tips on how he started a second career after government service in the field of Microsoft SharePoint collaboration software. He will relate how he got started in this new area, and how he built on past experience and acquired new skills.

Mr. Vaughan will share specific ideas on how to plan for a second career transition, establish competence in a new field, and market job prospects. His presentation will include how to best use traditional networking and job fairs, and the pros and cons of working for small vs. large firms on government contracts.

Finally, he will address his approach in focusing a resume to the target job market, and using his personal web site, a TypePad blog, and other job search and networking tools such as LinkedIn and Monster.


Gary is a consultant through Worldwide Information Network Systems, Inc. to the State Department, and he helps plan the deployment and adoption of Microsoft SharePoint collaboration software.

Until his retirement in 2006, Gary was a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID). At USAID he worked as a Project, Program and Private Sector Officer, and his overseas posts included Ecuador, Guatemala and Egypt. Prior to USAID, Gary served as a Peace Corps Volunteer advising small businesses in Colombia. He has graduate degrees in computer science, business administration and international relations.

Gary is also active in various SharePoint Users Groups in the Washington D.C. area, as well as the Maryland Leadership Breakast and the Knowledge Management Institute. Gary lives in Clarksburg, MD with his wife, Angela, and stepdaughter, Lina, and he originally hails from Buffalo, NY.

Gary Vaughan
SharePoint Governance Advisor
Worldwide Information Network Systems
Personal Web Page and Resources
Blog: "Collaboration Times"


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 9:30 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, use the South exit

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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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