In-person and virtual networking meetings starting 10-31-2022

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The job market is very hot!

Monday, 10/31 at 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey Hosts, Stay Inspired and Resilient on the Job Search Emotional Roller Coaster. Join us as Karen Litzenger, a certified career counselor, shares experiential mental, emotional and physical techniques that you can use to help you regain or keep a positive attitude.  Whether you have been struggling with unemployment or just beginning your search, learn about practical strategies to cope with the inevitable ups and downs. Based in Pittsburgh, Karen owns Litzinger Career Consulting and is the author of “Help Wanted: An A to Z Guide to Cope with the Ups and Downs of the Job Search.” PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page. Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting. Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 am as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions from noon-12:30 pm in our ‘Ask Maya’ segment. 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2022 10:00AM SHARP! Job fair

Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development.  Please reserve your seat by going to:  https://conta.cc/3CLOeBO  

  and registering for this session.

A zoom link to join us will be in your confirmation email.  Seats are limited!  You may use your computer, desktop, laptop, cell phone with internet access (smart phone). It is recommended that you use Google Chrome as your browser.  Company representatives will give a brief presentation about the company, open positions and their benefits package.  Right now, we are hiring in the Tinton Falls location, for:

  • Software Developers
  • PAYROLL MANAGER
  • PURCHASING ADMINISTRATOR 

If you require accessibility assistance for an open position, please contact the Human Resources Department (Located in NJ) at EPS Corporation.      VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) / AA Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled / LGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply jobs@epscorp.com

 Monday Oct. 31 at 1 PM Register II – The Resume Join us for this four-part “hands-on” virtual Job Search Workshop. The workshops will explore different ways of job searching post- pandemic. You will learn networking techniques, tips to help you navigate the job search, how to set the stage for a successful job search, LinkedIn Etiquette, 11 job search mistakes that can kill your chances, 10 ways to build your confidence during a job search, Soft Skills, 10 best job search websites for 2022, and 8 stages of a successful job hunt. Adults only. Registration required to receive the Zoom link. Register separately for each session.

 On Tuesday 11/1, Tony Calabrese, longtime Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) host, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, welcomes back guest presenter, Donna Hook, Confident Communicator Coach. She will present: “Connect Four – The 4 Critical Connections You Need to WIN at Job Search”. Please visit: winatjobsearch.eventbrite.com for more info and to register. All are welcome. Q & A will follow. Meetings are held on Zoom on alternate Tuesdays at 10am, with rare exceptions, and will remain virtual for the foreseeable future. Check out our robust 2022 schedule, as we are now booked through year-end, by visiting: bit.ly/PT2022sched. Please tell folks in your network to join us and encourage them to subscribe to our group at: NNJPIT2020+subscribe@groups.io

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2022, 10:00AM-11:00AM, FREE VIRTUAL CAREER WEBINAR by Monmouth County Workforce Development, “Sorry, but we found someone who’s ”a better fit.” By Alex Freund. 

Please reserve your seat by going to: https://bit.ly/3fhVywR

and registering for this workshop. YOU MUST Complete the registration to receive an email with the ZOOM link to join. Do not delay! Seats are limited!  Please SAVE the link sent to you, as this is the ONLY time you will receive it-there are NO REMINDERS before the event. PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address

What you will learn:

Have you been told someone else was a so-called better fit? What does that really mean, anyway? How can you discover what the organization is really looking for? The signs are everywhere–if you know what to look for. In this presentation, to help you land that next role, The Landing Expert will show you how to unearth things far beyond what is shown in a job posting.

Monday, November 7, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey.  Hosts Rod Colon, “Business Intelligence: How to Tap your Network.”

Monday Nov. 7 at 1 PM Register III- The Cover Letter Join us for this four-part “hands-on” virtual Job Search Workshop. The workshops will explore different ways of job searching post- pandemic. You will learn networking techniques, tips to help you navigate the job search, how to set the stage for a successful job search, LinkedIn Etiquette, 11 job search mistakes that can kill your chances, 10 ways to build your confidence during a job search, Soft Skills, 10 best job search websites for 2022, and 8 stages of a successful job hunt. Adults only. Registration required to receive the Zoom link. Register separately for each session.

Sat, November 12, 2022, 8:00AM-10:00 am  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Bill LaChance – Key Financial Planning Considerations for Those in a Career Transition.

Monday, November 14, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts Scott Kane, “Getting a Job after 50.”

Monday Nov. 14 at 1 PM Register  IV – The Interview Join us for this four-part “hands-on” virtual Job Search Workshop. The workshops will explore different ways of job searching post- pandemic. You will learn networking techniques, tips to help you navigate the job search, how to set the stage for a successful job search, LinkedIn Etiquette, 11 job search mistakes that can kill your chances, 10 ways to build your confidence during a job search, Soft Skills, 10 best job search websites for 2022, and 8 stages of a successful job hunt. Adults only. Registration required to receive the Zoom link. Register separately for each session.

 

November 18, 2022, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. (CST) join Free IEEE-USA “Ultimate Upgrade Essentials” Webinar: Ultimate Upgrade Essentials: Leadership at the Edge of Performance by Terence Yeoh Ph.D, PMP
Leaders are the ones that have the right combination of drive, focus, and market savvy to create something unique that has value today and in the future. Great leaders also have a strong vision for the future and are undeterred when plans take them sideways. The methods of this type of success often take decades to implement and realize.  In this webinar, you will find the key ingredients of a great company, and how a founder builds the team that together makes a difference.

The Ultimate Upgrade: Essentials (Free IEEE-USA Webinar Series)

In a world at the crossroads of technology and humanity, can each of us make a difference? Join us for “The Ultimate Upgrade: Essentials,” a free IEEE-USA e-book and webinar series exploring the ragged edge of productivity and performance, and how YOU can make a difference as a leader now and in your future roles. These five webinars will cover optimizing productivity, candid self-assessment, designing a unique career path, the importance of mentoring, and developing the qualities of an effective leader.

For More Information and To Register:

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/317067

 

Monday, November 21, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts Tony Calabrese, “The Importance of the Follow-Up.”

Monday, November 28, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey Hosts Christine Oh, “The Psychology of the Hiring Manager.”

November 30, 2022, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. (CST), IEEE-USA Free Livestream Webinar join Dr. Gleb Tsipursky in “How To Solve The Problem of Innovation in Hybrid and Remote Work” 

Solving the problem of innovation in hybrid and remote work is key for tech professionals to seize competitive advantage in the post-pandemic world. Techniques like traditional brainstorming meetings work poorly for hybrid and remote teams. And the lack of hallway conversations impair spontaneous idea generation. That’s why so many leaders want everyone to return to the office. However, research shows that these leaders simply fail to apply best practices for effective user experience to solve the problem of innovation in hybrid and remote work. This presentation will delve into the nuts-and-bolts of two research-based techniques – one for deliberate innovation and one for spontaneous innovation – that tech professionals at forward-looking companies have been using successfully to outpace their competitors. This presentation offers case studies and best practices from these tech professionals that you need to seize an innovation advantage in hybrid and remote work. Learning objectives:

  • Learn about research on best practices for user experience for innovation in hybrid and remote work
  • Identify where you and your team might benefit from adopting these best practices to facilitate both deliberate and spontaneous innovation
  • Assess how your plans for innovation in hybrid and remote work benchmarks to best practices based on behavioral science research and case studies from forward-looking organizations
  • Develop a plan to adapt these best practices to solving the problem of innovation for yourself and your team

For More Information and To Register: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/323967

 

 Pre-Recorded Podcasts

In this article, IDC’s Wayne Kurtzman shares survey results on how to increase engagement in virtual meetings .https://blogs.idc.com/2020/07/06/what-virtual-conferences-still-miss/

 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://info.idc.com/Virtual_Events_Podcast.html

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.

In addition to listening to this replay, send an email to Abby at join@absolutelyabby.com. This will add you to the invite list for the next call and the resource guide from this call.

Zoom: If you want to learn how to use Zoom, copy this link: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/learning-zoom/stay-connected-with-zoom-meetings?trk=lilblog_03-11-20_new-to-working-remotely-resources_learning and paste it into your browser. This will take you to your LinkedIn account and then to videos to instruct you to use Zoom. 

 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 Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group (PAGCG), with the Business Executives Networking Group (BENG) and Nonprofit Career Network (NCN) provides career education, resources, support services, & networking connections for those in transition, the self-employed, employed, & the organizations that employ them. We are all-inclusive, diverse, and equitable. BENG is for mid to senior level whether in transition, employed, or self-employed. 

For more information go to https://greatcareersphl.org/

The latest event list can be found here: http://bit.ly/CareerEdEvents

 CareerUSA.org

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 

https://www.careerusa.org/  

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 activities

To access the webinar, 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 starts from 9 to 9:30am and the meeting starts at 9:30 to 10:30 while virtual.  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, wno1635@gmail.com.

Mondays, Join Ken Lang, starting on 9/13 at 1:30 pm, weekly LinkedIn and networking Zoom event through the NJ Career Network Job Seeker Community.  Find out more info here – https://nj-career-network-jobseeker-community.mn.co/online-members.

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88331109176?pwd=R2h3bGU5Yi81blV5STNIMjdkak9Qdz09

 

Meeting ID: 883 3110 9176

Passcode: 652282

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

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

https://ups.zoom.us/j/91254516371?pwd=VkpzMEhTNStPS1RKLy9mMmNTZVZaZz09

Meeting ID: 912 5451 6371

Password: mceit

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) 

 

Starting February 28 and repeating every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, will facilitate a 30-minute Q&A session prior to the start of our regular Monday meeting to answer your job search questions. Come join us from 10-10:30 am and bring your questions to “Ask Maya.”Our formal meeting and guest speaker will begin at 10:30 AM, following the “Ask Maya” session. For those new to PSGCNJ, we offer an orientation from 9:30 to 9:55 am about how the organization can help you with your job search. Please use link https://lnkd.in/eG3x4HY

 

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.  

STEP 1 ~ ZOOM DETAILS 

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)

Starting 1/11/2022 – Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is hosting free Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Sessions are held every other Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including: dates, topics, presenters, and webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/PT2022sched and be sure to join our email list: 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 who’d like to share your time and insights at an upcoming session, 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     and you can watch the rebroadcasts by subscribing to his You Tube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfLKLlFMjh8d1swDVi2rNkQ

 

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:45pm Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org), founded on January 27, 2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 11 years. Resources, virtual weekly meetings and guest presentations are offered over the internet and video conferencing platforms to help our members with their careers.  The group’s culture is based on a pay it forward model with a focus on networking and support. The meetings are designed to help anyone in career advancement and career transition by offering advice in job search strategies, techniques, tools, support, motivation, leadership and networking opportunities.  Google Meet based sessions are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website. Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA virtual meetings will change schedules for the Summer

 

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th with Arianne facilitating.  Starting in July, future meetings will be scheduled every other week.  Meeting details will continue to be posted on nhnusa.org as facilitators are assigned.

 

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.

Every other Wednesday from roduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative 6:00-7:30pm The NSCN Resilience Circle has provided an opportunity for people to share their frustrations and anxieties about job loss and subsequent job search with their peers. We will intays to work through their transition period and consciously change their mindset.  The group will meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. These sessions are only open to members of NSCN.

Expectations We ask the following of each member: Commit to being willing and open to explore and take action from the wisdom thought leaders and various self-care activities, and actively participate in all group discussions and study topics that are presented.

If you are interested in participating, please email Michele Martin at mmmartin@rutgers.edu

 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.

Every Thursday at 1:30pm, join The New Start Career Network (NSCN) for an hour of open discussion and support with Michele Martin, Marc Strano, and Maria Heidkamp. The agenda is based on your needs and questions. To learn more, visit the NSCN website at https://www.newstartcareernetwork.org/ or email us at ‘Ask NSCN’ nscn@ejb.rutgers.edu if you have questions.

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 IN PERSON at the Winston School behind Christ Church in Short Hills. Park in the church parking lot at 66 Highland Avenue, Short Hills, NJ. RSVP not required. Just show up to network.  Resume review is offered. Bring 10 printed copies of your resume if you wish to have your resume reviewed.

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314, offers an extensive series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. In addition, the library has numerous training classes on Microsoft Office, including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Check it out; you will be glad that you did. Inquiries about programs may be made by calling 917-275-6975, Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.  Click on their link at: http://www.nypl.org/events/calendar?location=65 for a detailed list of upcoming classes.  In addition to these great in-person classes, the library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324  Check them out; I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of helpful information awaiting you.

 

 

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