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Mission Statement

The mission of Forty Plus of Central Ohio is to educate persons previously holding administrative, executive, technical, managerial, professional and other positions of responsibility in the necessary skills for a successful job search, career change, or career advancement.

We are also responsible for educating the public and the business community on the value of maturity, experience, knowledge and judgment in the work place.


Forty Plus has its origin in New York City in 1939. The New York organization’s first Advisory Board included well-known business and societal leaders of the period: Thomas J. Watson, president and founder of IBM; James Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney & Co.; Arthur Godfrey, the radio and TV personality; and Norman Vincent Peale, a minister, inspirational speaker, and author of "The Power of Positive Thinking." Read the full details here: http://bit.ly/origin40plus

Forty Plus of Central Ohio has helped professionals of all ages find new jobs and new careers since 1982. We are a not-for-profit organization managed and supported by its members. We are focused on training job seekers in the process of the job search.

Forty Plus helps you set career goals and develop effective networking and marketing plans that get results. Our unique atmosphere creates a spirit of rapport and teamwork with other job seekers, improving your self-esteem during your job search.

We believe that the valuable business contacts you make here will benefit you for the rest of your life.

Weekly speakers will motivate you and provide you with knowledge of the job-search process.

The "Passport to Success" program is a structured, multiple course methodology that educates and trains you on the best practices for conducting your job search.

  1. Organizing Your Job Search
  2. Your Accomplishments Defined and Emphasized
  3. Written Communication Skills
  4. Verbal Communication Skills
  5. Developing Your Personal Job Search Strategy
  6. Developing Your Network
  7. Interviewing Techniques
  8. Negotiating Techniques
  9. Practice Interview/Videotaping

Workshops and More

  • How to Use and Maximize a LinkedIn Account
  • Company Information Research
  • Resume Boot Camp
  • Managing Finances After Job Loss
  • Weekly Job Circle



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