2024 Networking & Educational meetings starting 1-2-2024





Thursday, January 4, 2024, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST, JVS Job-Seekers Virtual Workshop, 2024 Tools & Technologies for Your Job Search,

Welcome to the future of job searching! In this presentation, we will explore the latest trends and updates in tools and technology that can help you land your dream job faster and with greater success.

Topics will include:

Leveraging AI and Machine Learning in Job Search

Interview Preparation Tools and Resources

ATS-Friendly Resume Formats

Keyword Optimization Strategies

Virtual Interview Platforms … and more!

There will be 20 minutes of open networking

with fellow job seekers after the presentation.


Sam Velu






Friday, January 5, 2024⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, David Schuchman – How to Work as a Consultant in the Gig Economy

Location:  The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Description: A consultant is someone who contractually provides skills, a service or expert advice to others. For some professionals, this can be a new way to stay busy and earn income. Especially when full-time employment opportunities are not available.

Join David Schuchman, Executive Chair of PSG of Mercer County, for this program where he highlights the benefits and differences between being employed vs. independently working on contract engagements. And, he explains the steps you need to follow to pursue a path to “Work as a Consultant”.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

Creator: Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com

Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com


Tuesday 1/9/24 at 10am ET. Another fabulous year of webinars is in the works for those who are un/underemployed, in/considering a career transition. Zoom sessions will resume when Tony presents: “Job Interview Follow-Up Tips”. Registration link to follow. Please also stay tuned for some important reminders and announcements, including a link to our 2024 calendar, which is booked through March.



Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 1pm, Kenneth Lang, LinkedIn Live event with Lynne Williams – Join me here 


Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 1 – 2 PM, NY Public Library

End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.

Location Online via Google Meet

Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library

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Event Details

This event will take place online via Google Meet. Looking for help with finding employment? We are here to help! Learn about  what tools to use to find job vacancies. In this workshop, you will learn how to improve or update your resume and cover letter. Learn different tips to land the job during the interview.

Registration required.

  • Audience: Adults, Businesspeople, Job Seekers

Assistive Listening and ASL

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.



Wed, Jan 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM (your local time) NSENG

FREE Job Search Q&A Session

Event by Marty Gilbert mgilbert@nsenginc.com

Chat your questions or email in advance


January 11 | 1:00 PM ET

SCORE How To Start A Business Using A Free Score Mentor

Learn how you can work with a SCORE mentor as you start your own business.




January 11,2024 at 6:30pm. NJSENG meeting,  Our speaker will be Donna Hook. Donna will discuss “The Art of Interviewing Storytelling”. Please reserve your seat by emailing me at MartyLatman@gmail.com. Include in the email Subject Line – “Reserve My Seat for 1-11-24 NJSENG Meeting”. Below is further information on the presentation.

What is the power of a well-crafted story you share on an interview?

How can you use storytelling to engage your interviewer, leave a memorable impression and demonstrate skill?

What stories make me stand out during an interview?

These questions and more will be answered in Donna Hook’s presentation, ‘The Art of Interview Storytelling.’

During this presentation get ready to learn how to craft engaging, memorable and demonstrative stories, that will help your land your ideal job.

Our speaker Donna Hook is an author, speaker and coach. She also has a long a long career as an IT professional, working for several Fortune 100 companies.

Donna became passionate about helping job seekers after she herself was downsized, nearly ten years ago. She began speaking at various job search groups, at the start of Covid, in 2021.

As the ‘Confident Communicator Coach’, Donna guides her clients to become the BEST expression of themselves.



January 12, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Alice in Cyberspace is back! The 2024 conference will be held at Kean University and will feature speakers at various points in their cybersecurity careers.

The Alice in Cyberspace conference aims to inspire more women and other underrepresented individuals to take on the challenge and opportunity of working in cybersecurity. The conference speakers will provide insights on pathways into this career field and information on various roles and disciplines.

Kean University, STEM Auditorium

1075 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083


Space is limited and registration is required. There is no cost to attend this event. Click here to register. Please visit cyber.nj.gov/events/Alice-in-Cyberspace for more information.

Event details and agenda will be updated.


Friday, January 12, 2024⋅9:45am – 12:00pm

Paul Cecala – Mastering The Job Interview: A 4-Step Interview Method

Location:  The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Description: Get the OFFER! – A killer interview technique that works – This workshop will cover a baker’s dozen of tips for interview success. It focuses on “The 4-Step Interview Process” © that has garnered success in getting a job offer in over 90% of the interviews where it has been used.


You will learn how to create success stories that answer all the interviewer’s questions.  Leave with a specific process that will give you control over the interview including questions to end the interview leaving little doubt as to your future candidacy. Receive a template to use in preparing for and conducting the interview.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

Creator: Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com

Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com

January 13, 2924,, 8:00 -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by George Pace – “Chat GPT”. Sign on  instructions at www.thebreakfastclubnj.com. Please share this with other groups you may be in.  Join us on Meetup.com at: https://www.meetup.com/the-breakfast-club-nj/events/297707670/ to RSVP for the meeting.


January 13, 2024, 10 am-12:15 pm, My Career Transitions. We’re back in-person! My Career Transistions has returned to in-person meetings at the Penn State Great Valley Campus in  Malverne, PA.  For those outside the greater Philadelphia region or otherwise not able to attend in-person, we will also make the live meetings available by Zoom. We do not record the meetings for viewing later. Attending in-person allows you to get the most from the meeting by interacting with the speaker and networking with the volunteers and other attendees  that may be able to help you. So, get up, have your coffee, and join us LIVE to be inspired and mnotivated to chart a new path for  your career.

In-person attendees, plkease arrive at 10:00 when  the doors open. We start with a speed networking session – a fun way to meet a bunch of people and grow your network before the speaker starts.

If you live outside of the Philadelphia area, you can chooses to register for virtual attendance.  That group will network on Zoom at the beginning before joining the live session on campus.

Dress codr: There is no dress code, but we suggest dressy casual. No one wears suits or ties. Slacks and a collared shirt for men and the equivalent for women is the norm.


Friday, January 19, 2024⋅9:45am – 12:00pm

Rod Colon – The CEO of Me: Own Your Own Career

Location:  The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Description:  To remain competitive in the 21st century, professionals need to run their careers in the same way a CEO runs a business… with full accountability, mental discipline, a distinctive brand, and a relentless gathering of business intelligence. “Own Your Career” is more than a mantra. It is both a methodology and an all-inclusive platform designed so that everyone ‒ regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or age ‒ can have career success. Join Coach and Career Development Strategist Rod Colón as he discusses how you can acquire the skills needed to successfully manage the stages of career transition.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

Creator: Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com

Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com


Friday, January 26, 2024⋅9:45am – 12:00pm

Sara Madera – Ready for A Career Change?

Location:  The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Description  Are you bored with your current career, but aren’t sure how to switch to something new? Are you worried about taking a hit financially or stability wise, if you go in the direction of something you really enjoy? Or are you not sure what job would make you happy?

This workshop will walk you through the process of discovering which career works best for you, including your strengths and lifestyle, now and into the future. Then we will address how to make the shift without starting from the bottom, allowing you to build the career and life you’ve always wanted.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

Creator: Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com

Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com


Friday, February 2, 2024⋅9:45am – 12:00pm

Gary Lande – Developing and Customizing Your Master Resume

Location:  The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Description:  Are the companies you have applied to calling you for interviews? Are you receiving calls from recruiters? Are you certain your resume is not getting screened out by an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?

A strong resume helps you put your best foot forward, sets you apart from your competition, and gets you the interview. In “Developing Your Master Resume,” you will learn how to put together a resume that spans your entire career and accomplishments. Your master resume will be the basis for creating the customized resume you submit for each job opportunity. You will also be shown how to avoid getting rejected by an ATS.

This presentation includes valuable guidance on resume appearance, format, and content.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

Creator: Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com

Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com


Friday, February 9, 2024⋅9:45am – 12:00pm

Janice Coleman – Touchdown in the Game of Goals: Stay In It to Win It

Location:  The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Description: Staying in the game with your goals is crucial. It might be tempting to punt on your aspirations during your job search. But remember, you’re in it to win it. Keep your eye on the end zone.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

Creator: Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com

Created by: psgofmercercounty.cc@gmail.com


February 10, 2024, Upcoming MCT meeting,Topic: “Tools for Staying Organized in Job Search” Speaker: JB B,rigati

Location: In-Person at Penn State Great Valley in Malvern, PA and via Zoom

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

Registration link coming soon

 Pre-Recorded Podcasts

In this article, IDC’s Wayne Kurtzman shares survey results on how to increase engagement in virtual meetings


This video podcast explores the preferences, experiences, attitudes and behaviors of organizers and attendees of virtual events that have been held in the wake of COVID-19. It also delves into the priorities that organizers, sponsors, and vendors should address to ensure a positive experience for event attendees and how to capitalize of virtual event opportunities.https://www.nypl.org/locations/snfl/yoseloff-business

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. The library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324.

PSG of Mercer County website has now grown to 35 eLearning sites. Many are free, but not all. Check out some of these eLearning sites at:

https://www`  .psgofmercercounty.org/p/e-learning-resources.html



General Resources


The mission of CareerUSA.org is to provide ONE website where anyone who is unemployed or under-employed, can find everything they need to help with his or her career search that will result in employment.

Any formed group that assists members in educating, coaching, career testing, job lead, networking connections, mentoring, counseling, or support, while providing a safe place for the job seeker, is welcome to be listed on the or CareerUSA.org website.  For more information and a schedule of events go to


Recurring Meetings

Sundays from 9:00 – 9:30 am: George Pace, an IT Technology Leader, in Partnership with TBCNJ, host a weekly LIVE Webinar every Sunday to discuss:

  •       The latest Federal / State news as it relates to the Job Market
  •       Updates related to Unemployment
  •       Discuss proactive job search activitiesTo access the webinar,+1 386 347 5053 US

+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

+1 507 473 4847 US

+1 564 217 2000 US

Meeting ID: 885 8272 5564

Passcode: 684951

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcYw9aZUGy

Looking forward to seeing you on the call!

Learn ways to balance an internal or external job search and it begins with the  visit:www.facebook.com/keeppace. In the left-hand column, click on Videos, then click on the video that says LIVE. If you don’t see the LIVE button, it hasn’t started yet. For questions, please contact George Pace at: keeppace@gmail.com.


The Ramsey Job Search Work Team meets every Monday morning. Networking and meeting starts at 9:00 to 10:30.  Members are expected to hold each other accountable at weekly (virtual) meetings for conducting a job search in earnest. Historically, the team has enjoyed a very high rate of “landings” by those conducting an active and vigorous job search.

Based on the Lee-Hecht-Harrison model, it’s more of a project management team made up of people committed to helping each other in the job search. By attending regularly and staying focused on key tasks, meetings serve as an advisory panel that knows you and your search and can offer answers to the questions that come up in job hunting.

Help others to help you (especially for the first few meetings) by having a prepared “elevator pitch” to introduce yourself. Jobs open up because there’s a problem to solve or a need to fill.

Please contact Beth Berkenfeld at bberk2@optonline.net or 201-797-4342 if interested in joining the group.

The WNO (Westchester Networking Organization) meets the third Monday of each month.  During the COVID pandemic, we are meeting via Zoom at 5:45 p.m. The WNO is a community that is supportive and welcoming to those who are in transition and that fosters career fulfillment for all professionals, including those fully employed. We provide an opportunity to network across industries, fields and organizations.  Our monthly meetings include networking time as well as a presentation on a topic relevant to job search and career development. The contact e-mail ID for the WNO,



Executives in Job Transition (formerly Morris County Executives in Transition) meets the 3rd Monday of the month from 10-12 noon through the Zoom link below. The group is a great opportunity to network for new contacts and job search ideas.  Please feel free to share this with other job seekers you feel can use our assistance.The format is the same as always, everyone gets equal time to present their introduction and job search successes and challenges, then ask the group for assistance with the challenges. All are welcome

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 883 3110 9176

Passcode: 652282

+19292056099,,88331109176#,,,,*652282# US (New York)

Join Zoom Meeting (we use the same Zoom info each meeting)


Meeting ID: 912 5451 6371

Password: mceit

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)


Mondays at 4:30 – Win Sheffield offers 1 hour workshops each Monday at 4:30, open to all covering use of stories in pitches, interviews and resumes.  On the first Monday of the month they are free (other weeks $20). For details and to register: https://www.winsheffield.com/events/weekly-stories-workshop-conveying-your-value-20/  

Take a page from Hollywood’s playbook and communicate your value effectively using stories.  We are hardwired for stories and can learn to use them to get results for our careers quickly.

Welcome to the Milford JETS networking group that meets every Monday at 6:30p.m.  (except holidays to be announced).  Co leaders Craig Cunningham, HR Leader and Diana Champagne, Total Rewards leader are cc’d.


The Zoom details for the meetings are below.  Please save these details to your calendar – I do not change the link.https://us02web.zoom.us/j/98862890863?pwd=VDUxUUNjVWwrbjM4aHZQbDZNOUVrZz09

Meeting ID: 988 6289 0863

Passcode: 755309

One tap mobile

+19292056099,,98862890863#,,,,,,0#,,755309# US (New York)

+13017158592,,98862890863#,,,,,,0#,,755309# US (Washington D.C)


Resuming 1/10/23 on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm with rare exceptions, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is pleased to offer free Zoom meetings hosted by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for: dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link at: bit.ly/NNJ-PIT2023schedule, as well as join our email list for occasional announcements, reminders, and updates at: NNJPIT2020+subscribe@groups.io. Login info will be emailed the day prior to each webinar. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you or someone you know is a thought-leader interested in becoming one of our esteemed guest presenters, or if you have any questions, please email Tony at: tony@absolutetransitions.com.


Every Tuesday 1-2:00pm, Join Ken Lang for his weekly LinkedIn Live! event. Register here at https://www.meetup.com/Weekly-LinkedIn-Lunch-and-Learn/ or you can watch the broadcast live from Ken’s LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/langk


The Neighbors-helping-Neighbors (NhN) has now changed its operating model from virtual meetings, face to face meeting to a one-on-one mentor/coach model. Our leaders and others who volunteer and are vetted by founder will offer one on one sessions with our membership information and a large amounts of resources for NhNUSA may be found at www.nhnusa.org. There is both a registration for members needing help, along with a registration for applying to be a coach/mentor.  Please feel free to use the free career resources on this site and join their Linked-In group.


Neighbors-helping Neighbors USA ) www.nhnusa.org) founded on January 27,2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3892534/ Facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 12 years.


Join William Paterson University Alumni Association virtually on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for an informative and strategic approach to landing the job you want.  We are pleased to launch a series of career workshops to help support you in your career search. Whether you’re in a current job search, considering a career transition or looking to take your career to the next level, these sessions are for you! Over the next 5 months, you’ll have an opportunity to learn the key elements of a job search strategy and a step-by-step approach to landing the job you want. We’ll take the guesswork out of the job search, so you will always know what to do next.

Every Wednesday at 9:30, psgmc (Professional Services Group Morris County) presents a virtual meeting.  They provide relevant speakers to help with your job search, as well as provide a forum to networks. If you would like to attend our meetings please email Dale at dfavia@optonline.net for Zoom Meeting ID and Password.


Wednesdays – Job Seekers of Montclair is a free, job search training and support group open to all. We have professional speakers on a variety of job search topics including recognizing your accomplishments, developing your resume, networking, interview preparation, and dealing with road blocks.

Job Seekers of Montclair meets every Wednesday in person and on Zoom at 7:30 pm. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Information about the upcoming meeting can be found on our website.

While you are there, you can join our low volume e-mail list where we send announcements of upcoming meetings or helpful information. Just click on Subscribe on the home page.

You may also link to an Internet-friendly version of our schedule from our website.

There is no meeting of Job Seekers this week. The next meeting is in person (with additional Zoom access) on January 3. Join Dr. Mark Arnowitz, adjunct professor at Caldwell University and counselor for life changing events, who will conduct a workshop on Coping with Change.


1st and 3rd Thursday of the month The Northwest New Jersey Career Club (NWNJCC) led by Nancy Mackowiak, will conduct an ONLINE ZOOM Meeting regarding current job search issues and challenges. This group previously met at the Mount Olive Public Library. To join the meeting, join the Facebook group ‘Northwest New Jersey Career Club’ and a Zoom invitation will be sent to you, a day before the meeting.

Free Computer Classes at Neptune Public Library. Registration required:

Thursday, June 29 5:30p-7:30p [PowerPoint]

The basics class is discontinued and being done on an individual basis through diagnostic testing modules.

To register, contact:

Laura Myers

Neptune Public Library



The Professional Service Group (PSG) of Mercer County is a community program providing enrichment seminars for professionals in transition who are seeking new employment opportunities or exploring new career paths. PSG of Mercer County meets each Friday morning at 10:00am. Meetings are always free, open to all, and do NOT require you to register in advance. Please check the PSG of Mercer County website

Event Calendar for upcoming programs: https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/event-calendar.html.


1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition (CIT, read about us at https://www.christchurchshorthills.org/careers-in-transition/ )  meets – CIT is back to virtual!

Careers in Transition is changing our meeting schedule for September 2023.  We will have 1 meeting on September 23rd, the 4th Saturday.  This meeting will feature a modified agenda that will be announced along with the registration link soon.

We will not meet on September 2nd, or September 16th to enable everyone to celebrate the holidays on those days..




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