BOSTON — (Jan. 15, 2009) – Aquent’s Minister of Enlightenment, Matt Grant, will speak about “Success” to the Boston Salty Legs Career Club on Friday, Jan. 16, at the Kennedy School’s Taubman Center.
Matt is the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the club, whose goal is to provide job seekers with access to career advice and support to grow their careers.
The Salty Legs Career Club, which, according to abcnews.go.com/gma, is a sassy spin on the phrase “worth her weight in salt,” is the Boston chapter of Good Morning America’s Job Club. The GMA Job Club is the brainchild of Tory Johnson, cofounder and CEO of Women for Hire and a regular contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America.
As Aquent’s resident blogger, Matt is known for his practical career advice, delivered with quick wit and a bit of fun. In addition to providing career advice to marketing and creative freelancers in the Aquent Talent Network, Matt writes a monthly “Ask the Expert” column on the American Marketing Association’s website, marketingpower.com.
According to Matt, “When you’re out there looking for work, there are a few things that are critical to your success: contacts, community, capability, and capital. A job club can help you build your contacts and, frankly, it provides a group of commiserators to help deal with the stress, excitement, and disappointment that often go along with finding a new gig.”
The Salty Legs Career Club will meet on Jan. 16, 2009, in the Allison Dining Room, located on the fifth floor of the Taubman Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. For more information, visit GMA’s website, http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/JobClub/story?id=6137309.
About Matthew Grant
Matthew T. Grant, Ph.D., started his career with Aquent 13 years ago. After spending time as an agent/recruiter in Aquent’s Boston office, Matt established and ran the company’s corporate training department. In 1999, Matt moved into marketing communications, overseeing internal communications and speaking on Aquent’s behalf to professional associations around the globe. More recently, Matt launched Aquent’s careers blog for marketing and creative professionals — The Talent Blog. In addition to his blogging duties, Matt edits Aquent’s two corporate newsletters, produces podcasts, and, when inspired, writes songs for the company.
Prior to Aquent, Matt was an associate professor at Middlebury College. He holds a Ph.D. in German studies from Cornell University.