Job search networking meetings as of April 22, 2024





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Monday, 04/22, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Maximizing LinkedIn and AI: Strategies for Mid-Career Professionals in Job Search. His presentation by Rod Colon revolves around leveraging LinkedIn and artificial intelligence (AI) tools for job-search purposes, specifically tailored for mid-career professionals. It explores how individuals can utilize the features and capabilities of LinkedIn, along with AI technologies, to enhance their job-search strategies. This includes optimizing profiles, networking effectively, utilizing AI-powered job search tools, and staying updated on industry trends. The focus is on empowering mid-career professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the job

market successfully in today's digital age.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline before 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.

Please join us on the third Monday of the month from 11:30 am until noon for a new segment on the importance of meditation in your job search. The segment is hosted by Victoria Squazzo, a certified Reiki master/teacher, a holistic practitioner of Ayurveda, and emotion code practitioner. Victoria has been in private practice since 2014 and completed a Yoga certification in 2022.


Tuesday, April 23, 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, of each month.

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April 24,12:00-1:30 pm, John Hadley, Virtual Zoom, “5 Secrets to Landing that First Job You’ll Love” for the Beacon Networking4Life organization, and it’s open to all.  (Technically, non-members are charged $15, but I’m able to invite a limited number of guests for free, so reach out to me if you know someone who would like to attend.)

This webinar is specifically designed for those in college who are thinking about the future, those who have graduated and not landed a full-time role, and those who have landed, but aren’t yet in a position that puts them on a clear career path.

Virtual (Zoom) 

Do you know what you need to do to land that first job you’ll love that puts your career on the right track?

In this program, Job Search Strategist John Hadley will share how to:

  • Identify the right direction and focus your search, so you avoid wasting time and make yourself more attractive to employers
  • Tell powerful stories that engage hiring managers, even when you don’t feel you have the depth of experience that would make you unique
  • Craft those powerful marketing materials that support your search
  • Build a network that catches opportunities for you
  • Turn an interview into an influential conversation that maximizes the odds of getting an offer

This webinar is specifically designed for those:

  • Still in school, but gearing up for the job market
  • Recently out of school, and not yet landed
  • Employed, but not yet in a fulfilling role that puts their career on the right trac


Wed Apr 24th, 12:00-12:30 Central time (a LinkedIn Live broadcast)

NSENG Can Help Shorten Your Job Search!

1) FREE Webinar: “Chances Worth Taking In Your Job Search” on Learn a few job search moves that can separate you from other candidates. This free session is available to anyone so please feel free to share it with your network.. Click here  to register. LinkedIn will record this live event so if you cannot attend this webinar, use the link to watch the recording later.


On Wednesday, April 24, 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair presents:

Handling Your Finances

  • Preparing a budget
  • Dealing with banks and creditors
  • Credit Cards
  • Unemployment benefits and subsidies
  • Other sources of income

Our presenter is Gerard Raho, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. This meeting is via Zoom only. You are invited to join the 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.

For more details, check out the website,


Monday, 04/29, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, The Importance of Informational Interviews. Many of the initial interviews you have while job searching are ones that you arrange. These are called “informational gatherings” or “informational interviews.” In this presentation, Career Coach Tony Calabrese will discuss the benefits of this powerful tool of directed conversations that use a prepared question and answer format to both learn what skills are needed in the present job market, and how your talents can help organizations meet their goals and needs.

Tony Calabrese is the founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, and a Certified Get Five Career Coach. Tony also does Career Coach and Acclimation Consulting work with REA – Partners in Transition. In 2021, he became a strategic partner with Kawa Community Partners. And in 2023 he became an outplacement coach/consultant for Careerminds, (when Get Five was acquired by them as a subsidiary under Talent Inc.). He was previously with Prudential Financial for 30 years, where he led teams developing and supporting financial systems applications.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit 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.

Please join us on the third Monday of the month from 11:30 am until noon for a new segment on the importance of meditation in your job search. The segment is hosted by Victoria Squazzo, a certified Reiki master/teacher, holistic practitioner of Ayurveda and emotion code practitioner. Victoria has been in private practice since 2014 and completed a Yoga certification in 2022.


May 1st:  Job Seekers of Montclair Allison Roberts (Job Search Techniques): Zoom: Confirmed via email. 


Friday, May 3,⋅9:45am – 12:00pm  Rod Colon – The CEO of Me: Own Your Own Career

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.

Mercer County PSG Events

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024, From 10:00 am to 1:30 pm 

Middlesex College

2600 Woodbridge Avenue

West Hall (Parkview Room)

Edison, NJ 08818

Middlesex County is hosting the healthcare and behavioral health job fair of the year.

“Become a Health Care Hero”

Start Your New Career in Healthcare or Behavioral Health 

With over 1,000 open positions available between the confirmed employers, there is an opportunity just waiting for you. 


Pre-registration is strongly encouraged via:

What should you expect?
• Meet face-to-face with representatives from leading healthcare providers.

  • Explore a variety of career paths in social work, nursing, therapy, medical assisting, remote customer service positions, instructors, and more!
  • Learn about exciting benefits packages and career development programs

What should you bring? 

  • A few copies of your updated resume
  • A positive attitude and a passion for making a difference!
  • Remember to dress to


Confirmed Employers to date:

Jewish Renaissance Foundation

Hackensack Meridian Health

Middlesex College

CT Home Healthcare, Inc.

DBA Brightstar Care of North Middlesex County & Freehold, NJ

Everas Community Services

Parker Health Group

Community Options Inc.

Matheny Medical and Educational Center

Broadway Respite Home Care

Home Care Bears

SERV Behavioral Health System Inc.

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

Penn Medicine


Ann Klein Forensic Center

NJ Dept Of Health

Matheny Medical and Educational Center

Sevita Health

Visiting Aide of New Jersey

APluscare Behavioral Health

Saint Peter’s University Hospital

Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center

Immediate Care/Atlantic Health Urgent Care

and more!


May 8th: Paul Cecala (Resume Writing 101)  Job Seekers of Montclair


Saturday MAY 11, 2924,, 8:00 -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Paul Cecala – “Take Control of your Job Search”. Sign on instructions at Please share this with other groups you may be in.  Join us on at: to RSVP for the meeting.


May 11, 2024

Topic: Knock Out Networking for Career Search!

Speaker: Michael Goldberg

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

Registration link coming soon

Registration for all events closes at 12 noon the day prior to the event.  

Seminar Description:

Touch gloves and come out networking! Job search is a fight. No doubt about it. You’ll want to lace up your gloves and come out swinging. Networking, like boxing, is about the connection. And more and better connections (in or out of the ring!) means greater success. In this session, we’ll discuss what networking is, the different types, what to say (and not say!), how to stay focused, follow up, target marketing, LinkedIn, introductions and referrals, the Daily Fight Plan, and more!

Bottom line, having a KO strategy to networking will absolutely help you attract more prospects, more referrals, and more interviews to your pipeline!

Seminar Objectives

In this “main event”, you will learn how to:

  • Confidently meet and greet new people in professional settings – LIVE and virtually.
  • Further define Target Market to establish more and better connections.
  • Deliver a “knock-out” elevator speech (not a script!).
  • Generate more prospects, introductions, and referrals from current network.
  • Establish important relationships generating more career opportunities.
  • Create a daily process to stay focused and gain momentum.

 Speaker Bio:

Michael Goldberg is a two-time TEDx speaker and the founder of Knock Out Networking, LLC, a training firm focused on helping sales producers generate more business through networking. Michael’s programs are responsible for generating hundreds of thousands of dollars of increased revenues, retention, and recruitment. Michael speaks at conferences and associations, runs sales meetings, and delivers dynamic “results driven” programs that can be implemented immediately. His programs have been licensed by organizations for use companywide. Clients include Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Chubb. Michael’s book Knock-Out Networking for Financial Advisors and Other Sales Producers is available now! For more information or to subscribe to Michael’s FREE weekly blog 3-Minute Rounds, please visit


Tuesday, May 14 from 5:00-6:00 pm ET, Virtual (Zoom) Is your LinkedIn profile ready for prime time? Join for an engaging talk hosted by Executive Coach and Career Guru, Charlotte A. Lee of Lee Work Wise, LLC.

At this networking session, Charlotte will discuss what a profile should contain and how best to use LinkedIn whether you are in a role or not.

Did you know that:

  • LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with more than 1 billion members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide?
  • About 135 million users actively use LinkedIn each day?
  • Almost 50% of its users are active monthly.

That’s a lot of people who could notice you!

Register here:

  • Space is limited; first come, first served.
  • The Zoom information will be emailed only to those who register for the session.
  • This Networking Event will not be recorded nor repeated.


 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 


Monday mornings – 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 or 201-797-4342 if interested in joining the group.


Alternate Tuesdays, 10 am – Career Conversations with Tony are free webinars for those who are un/underemployed, in/considering a career transition. Sessions are facilitated primarily by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC, or an esteemed guest presenter. Login info will be emailed the day prior to the webinar, but registration officially closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. All are welcome. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for: dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link at: To receive an invite to join our listserv for occasional announcements and reminders, volunteer or recommend a thought-leader or topic, or if you have any questions, please email Tony at:


Every Tuesday 1-2:00pm, before 4/30, 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) 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 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 ) 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.


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. 

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:


Careers in Transition meets virtually the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM EST except for July 6, 2024. Each meeting offers: (1) various speakers and topics related to job search and career development (2) Resume Review.

Read more about us:

To ensure the security of our virtual meetings, invitations will be emailed directly only to members who register for the meeting.  Registration will be open until 5PM EST Friday before each meeting.

Link to sign up: :


2nd Saturday of the month, except we skip December and August. Penn State Great Valley Presents   My Career Transitions My Career Transitions has returned to in-person meetings at the Penn State Great Valley campus in Malvern, PA. 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.  * For those outside the greater Philadelphia region or otherwise not able to attend in-person, you will be able to join by Zoom, starting with virtual networking before joining the classroom live. We do not record the meetings for viewing later.All events now start at promptly at 10:00 AM and end by 12:15 PM.  Please arrive by 10:00 when doors open.  We start with the MCT networking session – a fun way to meet people and grow your network by 2-3 people – even before the speaker starts.Note: Registration for all events closes at 12 noon the day prior to the event.  

Dress Code:  We suggest dressy casual. No one wears suits or ties. The norm is slacks and a collared shirt for men and the equivalent for women.

Monthly schedule: 2nd Saturday of the month, except we skip December and August. See below. 

My Career Transitions is presented by Penn State Great Valley and our events are sponsored by the Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society. You do not need to have any affiliation with Penn State to attend and benefit from our meetings and speaker. We welcome everyone.



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