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Gary Gekow

Employment Workshops & Career Services


Gary has been a frequent guest speaker at the Morse Institute Library dating back to 2014. His series of 15 Employment Workshops is consistently well attended and feedback from patrons is always extremely positive. Gary's engaging demeanor and enthusiastic attitude coupled with his thorough knowledge of employment trends across a wide range of topics make him ideally suited to share his expertise. I highly recommend Gary's services if you are looking to expand your adult program offerings to the community.

Dawn Schontag
Reference Librarian
Knowledge and Community Services
Morse Institute Library

We have had Gary do a variety of programs for us over several years, both in person and online, and he has always gotten rave reviews from our patrons. He's great to work with and has always gone above and beyond to provide personal service and attention to each participant, not just during the program itself, but afterwards on his own time. I highly recommend Gary for job searching programs, especially during this time of economic difficulty for so many of our patrons.

Jeff Klapes
Head of Reference Services
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
Wakefield MA

Gary's workshops are often requested resources at our library. What started out as a few workshops with an important focus on employment became a series of 15 workshops including resume writing, how to conduct interviews in person or online, how to search for a job as well as other topics. Gary is very knowledgeable about these topics, having spent 30 years in the recruiting industry. He has helped our community members with wide-ranging employment challenges. Gary is also easy to work with and very personable. Due to the need for the employment workshops, Gary’s knowledge and style and the demand, the Friends of the Walpole Public Library have invited him back over a period of several years. New and former participants are often asking for more!

Brenda Pollack
Board Member
Friends of the Walpole Public Library

Wayland PatchLibrary Invites Employment Specialist to Help Wayland Job Seekers
by Brooklyn Lowery, Wayland Patch

Gary Gekow said he believes the job landscape is getting better, but it certainly hasn't recovered to the pre-recession glory days.

Gekow watches the changes in the job marketplace from the perspective of a coach, a coach who has devoted the past three years to helping people of all backgrounds find jobs in the murky world of post-Recession, Internet-driven job searches.

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East Providence PatchDon't Be Afraid to Try Something New, Hiring Expert Counsels
by Raymond Beltran, East Providence Patch

Don't be afraid to try something new—and something you love.

That's some of the advice facilitator Gary Gekow provided to 12 participants who gathered at Weaver Library Monday night for a workshop designed to help local residents find employment. During the two-hour session, Gekow led the group through the must-knows of finding employment or changing careers.

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Braintree PatchHelp for Job Seekers at Thayer Public Library
by Ellen McCurdy, Braintree Patch

Gary Gekow began doing career workshops almost by accident. A senior employment specialist for over 23 years, Gekow agreed to what he thought would be a small one-time workshop at the Stoughton Public Library.

The place was packed and he got "phenomenal feedback," Gekow said. Recognizing the need and the interest, he now has a full repertoire of workshops, on topics such as resumes and cover letters, interviewing, online job search, changing careers and salary negotiation.

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I have regularly used Gary’s recruiting services for ten years, 1998–2008, and for all those hiring efforts I can honestly state Gary never wasted my time. His approach was always thoughtful, thorough, and per my specifications, and his screening of candidates before deciding which resumes to send me virtually guaranteed that his referrals warranted very serious consideration. Gary’s professionalism, humanity, and warm personality made our work interactions enjoyable and productive, and are why we are still friends today.  It is with pleasure and complete confidence that I recommend Gary to both job seekers and hiring managers.

Jeremy Bromberg
President, Bromberg LLC

I relocated to Boston from upstate New York and was quickly referred to Gary. Within  one week he met with me, created my resume, thoroughly prepared me for an interview and even marketed my background to one of his clients who hired me right after the very first meeting.
Brie Valant
Director of Operations, Brandon Capital

I have worked with Gary on three occasions since 2001. Each time, he has coached me through the interview process and introduced me to my future employers. Most importantly, he has always kept my best interests in mind. I know that he will never present an opportunity unless it is a good fit. Gary is genuine, sincere and committed to his craft.  I would enthusiastically refer his employment services to anyone seeking a new opportunity. You will be well served.
Scott Sanel
Business Development Representative, ATG