In-person and virtual networking meetings starting Mon. Feb 27


Monday, 27 Feb 2023, 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. In Transition? Join us for our virtual (Zoom) February WNO Meeting. Turning the Job Search into a Business Transaction Something occurs when we become unemployed or start a job search. We lose our professional identity. It’s an interesting and self-sabotaging phenomenon that occurs – one day we may be the Director of a multi-million dollar business, and the next day we are at home sweating over whether the font on our resume is good enough for Human Resources. The Job Search “mind set” vs. a Business Transaction mind set is analogous to powerless vs. powerful, reactive vs. proactive, unconfident vs. confident. Turning the job search into a business transaction focuses our attention on performing as the professional we are – possessing a wealth of expertise, experience and value we can offer to a potential company. Registration is required – Register by 2:00 p.m. Monday, 27 Feb 2023 Registration link:

Monday Feb. 27, Bergen County Networking Community

“The Stories that Get You Hired”, virtual meeting.

The most important thing you bring to the table in any interview is not your resume, your credentials, or your checklist of qualifications, but your stories.

I hire for one reason and one reason only – because I believe you are going to produce the results I need. You can tell me you will and you can draw up a proposed work plan with facts and figures, but will that get me excited about hiring you?

Telling engaging stories that demonstrate related results you have produced in the past a game-changer. And the more such case studies you can draw upon, the more believable you become. But that only works if your stories are told the right way:

  • Do you relate a “HERO Story” that’s compelling and leaves your interviewer anxious to hear more about you?
  • Do you have concise, engaging results-oriented stories to back up every single point you make during an interview?

Join us, as Job Search Strategist John Hadley shows how to tell your HERO story in a manner that’s interesting, that flows and shows the progression in your career, and that leaves the listener with a number of promising places to ask follow up questions. He will then share and demonstrate the To Care template he teaches his one-on-one clients to help them turn interviews into offers.


Contact Marty Latman for details and to register


Tuesday, February 28, 2023 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) The Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the time being.  We will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays, each month.

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Wednesday March 1, 7pm-9pm, Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren counties invites you to attend Zoom presentation, Job Seekers Success Group, “Maximizing Linkedin by Ken Sher.

Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is offering a Job Seekers Success Group for active job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.  The next group will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. via Zoom. The topic for this session is “Maximizing LinkedIn” presented by Ken Sher, Sher Coaching.

Consider how you might use Google to find something of interest to you. When you receive the list of options, how far down do you go? Do you look at the top 3 listings? The top 5? You probably rarely go to the second page. That’s exactly the way recruiters and business prospects use the search capabilities on LinkedIn.  In this interactive session, Ken will teach you ways to get noticed and to move yourself to the first page of a search. You will learn how to:

  • Build and enhance your personal brand
  • Strengthen your profile
  • See and be seen in your industry
  • Find the right job or clients for you and the people who can help you get it

LinkedIn is a key to both personal, professional success as well as team and business success. It’s a must-have and this talk will show you how to build the strongest profile you can to attract recruiters, hiring managers, and potential clients.

This group is offered free of charge and are open to the entire community.  Funding for this program is provided by grants from The Arnold A. Schwartz Foundation, Affinity Federal Credit Union and Magyar Bank. Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation and to be admitted to the group.Contact Elise Prezant to register for Zoom link at 908.725.7799 x108

On Wednesday, March 1, 7:15 – 8:45 pm, Job Seekers of Montclair presents Lynne Williams, speaking on: Understanding Networking.

Topics to be covered:

  • What is it? How does it work?
  • Techniques to manage an effective network
  • Overcoming networking fears
  • Media and Social Networking
  • Internet Networking

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 6975 4788

Passcode: 520498

One tap mobile: +16465588656,,85969754788#,,,,


For phone only dial 646 558 8656 and enter ID + passcode.


March 3 , Understanding Networking • What is it? How does it work? • Techniques to manage an effective network • Overcoming networking fears • Media and Social Networking • Internet Networking Friday, March 3⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, Weekly on Friday, Janice Coleman – From Job Search to Dream Career in 2023: 5 Tips to Uncovering  Your Purpose and Passion to Find and Sustain Fulfillment at Work

Sat, March 11, 2023, 8: -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Ed Han – “How Best To Leverage LinkedIn for Job Search In 2023”. Sign on instructions at Register on meetup


March 11, 2023, Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Topic: To Be Announced, Speaker:  Cheryl Bonner Location:  Virtual Event Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society, Registration for this event will be available soon. Detailed description will be coming soon.

Tue, March 28, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT The Secrets of Networking – How to make networking easy, fun, and effective.

Register for free tickets at

Featured speakers:

Charlotte A. Lee, an Executive Coach and the Founder of Lee Work Wise, LLC. coaches executives regarding branding, career strategy and executive presence. Prior to founding her own firm in 2022, she was the Managing Consultant, SVP and ICEO Advisor in the New York office of Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), the world’s largest outplacement firm, where she was responsible for leading the consultant teams in the New York and Stamford offices, as well as coaching thousands of senior executives through career transition in financial services, consumer products, legal, telecom, media and professional services. Ms. Lee has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg radio and NPR, and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and Yahoo Finance. Ms. Lee is the author of “Bring a Dead Mouse: The Secret to Finding Your Perfect Job,”

Larry Kaufman is the Author of The NCG Factor – A Formula for Building Life-Changing Relationships from College to Retirement. Larry is a connector, giver, and rainmaker who lives his life to help others succeed. Larry currently is the Regional Managing Director for the Midwest at Jefferson Wells (a ManpowerGroup company). He is a Senior Level Sales & Operations Leader and has been a globally-published speaker and trainer on LinkedIn for more than a decade. Main page:

Lauren Solomon, MBA, AICI, CIP is the trusted image advisor to CEOs, corporations and individuals worldwide. Lauren is an internationally renowned speaker, author, coach and media personality. She is the former Vice President of Professional Image Development at Chase Manhattan Bank; creator of the professional skills workshop, The Brand Called Me, at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and the American Management Association’s The Power of Your Professional Image; a former faculty member of the Image Consulting Certification Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology; Past President of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI); former resident image expert for Career TV and the Lifetime TV series, Remake My Life; and an image industry spokesperson.

Dr. Benjamin Ritter, founder of Live for Yourself Consulting, is a leadership and career coach, Talent Development Executive, values geek, international speaker, online course instructor, and podcaster (The Executive, and The Live for Yourself Revolution), who’s passionate about guiding leaders to be the leader of their own career and create a career they love. With over 11 years of experience working with clients from companies such as Amazon, Coursera, Doordash, Google, Fiserv, Northwestern, Pinterest, and Yelp, Ben understands how to navigate any career path you decide you want to travel.



 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.

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:

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:


General Resources

The Great Careers Groups (GCG) provides up to 600 online career education and networking events per year for career transition and career management. As a 501(c)3 volunteer-run nonprofit, the mission is to be a lifelong educational resource for professionals who aspire to have successful careers and leave a positive impact on the world. Although we are a meetup group the registration info for Zoom for our events or links to affiliate events are on our website events page and social media is on our contact info page

The mission of 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 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 activities

To access the webinar, 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:

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 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)


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

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:  

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.

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:, as well as join our email list for occasional announcements, reminders, and updates at: 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:


Every Tuesday 1-2:00pm, Join Ken Lang for his weekly LinkedIn Live! event. Register here at or you can watch the broadcast live from Ken’s LinkedIn profile –


Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:45pm Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (, 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 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 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

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 or email us at ‘Ask NSCN’ if you have questions.


Free Computer Classes at Neptune Public Library. Registration required:

Thursday, March 30 5:30p-7:30p [PowerPoint]

Thursday, April 27 5:30p-7:30p [Excel]

Thursday, May 25 5:30p-7:30p [Word]

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:


1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition (CIT, read about us at )  meets – CIT is back to virtual!

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: 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:  Check them out; I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of helpful information awaiting you.




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