Job search networking meetings starting 10/23/20234


Monday, 10/23, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Encore to Recruiters Unwrapped. Be sure to bring your follow-up questions from our “Recruiters Unwrapped” program for our guest host, executive recruiter Janelle Razzino, for what promises to be a lively discussion on career transition and job search from a recruiter’s

perspective. Janelle is president of Razzino Associates, Inc., which specializes in executive-level placement for the Global 2000 with disciplines in finance, accounting and information technology across every industry.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit Zoom Registration and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting.

Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 pm for our ‘Ask Maya’ segment with Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ. Maya facilitates the 30-minute Q&A  session to answer your job search questions.



Monday, 10/23 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts,

Amp Up Your Career Transition with Emotional Intelligence. Join us as Dr. Michael Brenner demonstrates how to position yourself for success in a crowded marketplace by amplifying four dimensions of EQ: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. By viewing this session, you will learn: The four dimensions of emotional intelligence and the important role they play in career transitions; how to become more aware of your emotions during your job search; how to regulate negative emotions for better outcomes; how to increase the capacity to empathize with recruiters and interviewers, and how to leverage relationship management skills to network more effectively. 

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit Zoom Registration and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting.

Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 pm for our ‘Ask Maya’ segment with Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ. Maya facilitates And more!  

Plus – we’ll be sharing some new AI features for Jobscan that can help you easily and quickly create resumes and cover letters that get more interviews.

Will there be a recording available if I can’t make it? Yes! Just make sure to register and we will send you the video after our webinar.

We will also include a Q&A so you can ask any questions you might have about the different tools.

Grab Your Seat Here!

Career Wake Up Call #109 Join Abby Kohut

Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

5 PM PT | 6 PM MT | 7 PM CT | 8 PM ET

Please bring your best job search questions to the call.


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Oct. 25, 2023: Mercer County’s BIG job & career fair from 3:30-6 p.m.!     Looking for a job or new career path? Join us for the Mercer County job and career fair, Oct. 25 from 3:30-6 p.m. at CURE Insurance Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave., Trenton.

Register by clicking on the flyer, scanning the code, or via the link:



Thursday, October 26, 2023, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST, JVS Job-Seekers Virtual Workshop, GUEST SPEAKER, Lynn Danzker

Strategies For a Successful Job Search

Are you getting frustrated with not receiving any responses to the many online job applications you’ve submitted? It’s not just you. Everyone experiences this. It’s important to know that online job applications are just one approach to finding a job.

In this workshop, Lynn Danzker will discuss other strategies to use for landing that perfect job. She will discuss how to amplify your job search using recruiters and networking and give tips on how to get the most out of your job search.


There will be 20 minutes of open networking

with fellow job seekers after the presentation.



Friday, October 27⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, Ed Samuel – Optimizing Your Career and Jobs Search – Best Practices,Location: The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542, Description:   It takes work to optimize your career and that includes conducting an effective job search whether you are working or unemployed. Learn the early-stage triggers of when to optimize your career and if your strategy is pro-active or reactive. Learn why taking your time can pay off in assessing your career and deciding on staying the course or making a career pivot to bring you to that better place. Career pivots can be easy to extremely hard and there are specific steps that can help the cause. If you have 30+ years of experience, agism is a challenge by itself. If you are launching your career right out college and have limited work experience or aspire to earn a solid compensation in your first job, then there are imperatives to adhere to. 

Learn ways to balance an internal or external job search and it begins with the fundamentals. Having a rock star resume and LinkedIn profile can make all the difference as a starting point. But without a solid and strategic network, it falls flat and puts you at a disadvantage. Learn what the biggest dos and don’ts are when it comes to a great resume versus one that is so and looks like all the others. Are you ready to launch a targeted job search or are you only relying on the job boards or your recruiter buds? Where do your values play a role in your job search? Are you prepared to interview like a lion and articulate your value or are you not sure what to do or what to say? Are you prepared to talk about the strengths of your personality? Are you ready to attack the hidden job market and put the effort in?

Learn why picking up the phone and engaging people that you do not know may be the deciding factor on why you land the best job versus a job. Have you worked with 3rd party recruiters in the past? Learn the traits of a great 3rd part recruiter. Learn how you can get promoted in your existing firm or organization by applying these same dos and don’ts internally. Do you know how to negotiate a job offer and the big mistakes that are made without you even knowing it? Do you know what to do before you decide to quit or resign from your job? Do you have an overarching strategy for your job search and career? Do you have a coach to help you? Where does faith play a role in optimizing your job?  


-Learn the big triggers that start a job search in earnest at all stages of your career

-Assess your career and determine if you are ready to pivot to that better place

-Learn why putting all your effort into only 1-3 areas of a job search can hurt you

-Learn how to attack the hidden job market and why a cold call is not always a bad play 

-Gain an understanding of biggest mistakes made on Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles

-Learn how to get promoted and stay with your existing firm

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

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Monday, October 30, 2023, From 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Raritan Valley Community College, (Grand Conference Center), Life Sciences and Healthcare Job Fair, 

118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876

 – More than 60 employers from around the region are scheduled to attend.

– The event is free.

 – Job seekers should be dressed appropriately and bring multiple copies of their resume.

Registration is highly encouraged but is not mandatory:


Tuesday 10/31 at 10am ET, our incomparable host, Tony Calabrese, Career Coach, & Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will present a webinar entitled: “Identifying Your Transferable Skills”. Register now at: Open to all. 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. We are booked through year-end. All dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link once available, can be found on our webpage at: Please encourage folks in your network who are un/underemployed, in/considering a career transition to subscribe to our listserv for occasional announcements, reminders, and updates at:



Wed Nov 1, 2023 from 6:00-9:00pm Central time (Live Event Date), “MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF LINKEDIN DURING YOUR JOB SEARCH”, $80.00, Speaker: Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach,  On-Demand Recording Availability: Thur Nov 2, 2023.

  • Search Engine Optimizing each section of your LinkedIn profile to stand out
  • What recruiters see on the back-end of LinkedIn and what you can do to rank higher
  • Filtered searches by industry, company & titles
  • Tactics that draw more traffic to your profile
  • Uncovering the “hidden job market” via LinkedIn

Click here to register.




Friday, November 3, 2023 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT, My Job Search Journey: Practicing What I Preach, with Chris Sasse

Please join us for the online Zoom meeting. RSVP is open until Thursday 5 PM ET. Upon registration, you will receive the Zoom link for the meeting here in MeetUp.

Event description:

Join Chris Sasse as he discusses “His Job search Journey; by Practicing What he Preaches.” You will find his presentation to be a real-world account of his implementation of the same advice and direction he has provided to many throughout the course of his career in staffing and corporate leadership.

Participants will receive guidance on: preparing Emotionally, Financially and Physically for the task at hand – taking a deep dive into their professional soft and hard skills to locate the right opportunities – discovering and using tools and strategies to organize their job search – execution of the job search plan and debunking the myths associated with the job search process.


About the Group: The Career Networking Group in Montgomery County provides a supportive environment where members can obtain ideas, direction, support, and learn skills to improve their job search and career. Join online and network with others to share the best job hunting practices.


Friday, November 10⋅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

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November 11, 2023, 8:00 -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Bill LaChance – “Key Financial Planning Considerations for Those in Career Transition”. Sign on  instructions at Please share this with other groups you may be in.  Join us on at: to RSVP for the meeting.

Friday, November 17⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, Jan Goodman – Mastering the Interview, Location:  The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542, Description: The interview is one of the key elements of the job search process. As with any skill, we can get better at it with preparation and practice. In this workshop, participants will explore how to prepare for an interview and become familiar with the types of questions to expect, as well as the questions they should think about asking. They will learn how to prepare for second interviews, testing, and shadowing, as well as how to follow up on their interview sessions.

 This session will help participants:

  •       Understand the different types of interview questions and how to prepare to answer them. 
  •       Learn the most effective ways to prepare for an interview, including how to present yourself professionally.
  •       Develop expertise at expressing yourself effectively.
  •       Know how to ask for feedback following an interview.
  •       Learn how to answer the toughest interview questions.

 Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

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Saturday, November 18,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Christ Church • 501 Swedesford Road • Wayne PA, Cost $10

Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop,     

An interactive day of information, ideas and networking to provide help and hope in your job transition and for your career. 

Resume Best Practices – Ed Samuel, Executive Career Coach with SamNova Inc, will focus on key areas that will make your resume stand out including how to quantify your accomplishments.  He will share what to include and exclude on your resume and why.

How to Ace the Interview and Get the Job – Michael Brenner, Founder & CEO of Right Chord Leadership, will share how to interview well including preparation, execution and follow-up.  He will provide practical advice you can use immediately.

Building Relationships to Land Your Next Opportunity – Amy Dinning, Talent Development Leader, will help you develop your relationship building skills to network your way to your next role. This interactive session will allow you to apply what you have learned on the spot.

Getting Culturally Fit – Steve Van Valin, Founder & CEO of Culturology, will help you to demonstrate how your values align to an organization’s values. Making it through the culture fit gauntlet is essential to landing your next job.

Networking over lunch with fellow participants and speakers

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop begins at 9 a.m. The formal part of the workshop will end at 4:00 p.m. Snacks and sandwiches will be provided; if you have special food needs, please bring your lunch. 

Please register online at and pay with a credit card. We are unable to take walk-ins. Please note that online registration will close on Wednesday, November 15 at 5 pm.


Questions & Answers with a Panel of Experts – Ed, Michael, Steve and Amy

Please register online at and pay with a credit card. We are unable to take walk-ins. Please note that online registration will close on Wednesday, November 15 at 5 pm.

 For more information or questions, contact Amy Dinning at


Friday, December 1⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, LaPora Lindsey – Advantages of Rejection, Rejection is never easy to deal with, especially in your career. But sometimes it can be valuable. Instead of taking each ‘no’ as a personal attack, you can learn from these moments by learning strategic ways to handle the rejection. If you work past the initial sting, you may end up ahead in your career search.                     

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

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

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 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 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 activitiesTo 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

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Meeting ID: 912 5451 6371

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 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.

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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 – 


The Neighbors-helping-Neighbors (NhN) virtual meetings will resume on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 7:00pm.  More information regarding the NhN career transition group may be found at along with an updated meeting schedule.  Please feel free to use the free career resources on this site and join their Linked-In group.  

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 12 years. Resources, virtual weekly meetings and guest presentationsare offered over the internet and video conferencingn platforms to help our members with theitr careers. The group’s culture is based on a pay it forward model with a focus on networkingand support.    The meetings are designed to help anyone in career advancementand career transition by offeringadvice in job search strategies, techniques, tools, support, motivation, leadership, and networking opportunities. Google Meet based sessions are held every other Tuesday between 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Meeting dates and access links are provided on the front page of ther Neighbors-helping-Neighbors’ website.


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.


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. 


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:


1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition (CIT, read about us at )  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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