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First Source Builds Community Among Job Seekers

SCC’s First Source program has used the old adage “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know” as a starting point for its brand new “Networking Café.”

The Café is a space for job seekers to share their experiences in the job search process and network with other job seekers, friends and neighbors. The group meets every Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the SCC offices, 337 Somerville Avenue. In addition to offering support and search tips to each other, participants gain useful information about finding their ideal job, developing their “elevator pitch,” honing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, negotiating salary and benefits, and building a strong employment networking system.

One aspect of the Networking Café that separates it from other groups of its kind is that it is a safe and comforting community where non-native English speakers can practice their language skills. The group provides child care and interpretation services whenever needed.

Anyone who lives, works, or studies in Somerville is welcome to attend.  For more information, contact Danyal Najmi at 617-410-9917 or

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