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About Alex Freund

Alex has extensive experience with interviewing people. He has also practical training in career coaching. Consequently, he formed LandingExpert – Career Coaching services. He is prominent in a number of networking groups and has helped many job seekers with their career searches, providing them with tools, information, marketing material, and one-on-one preparation for the interview. Via his website www.landingexpert.com he offers people in transition and otherwise a comprehensive and updated list of job-search networking groups. This list is being viewed consistently by over 3000 people per month.

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2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

 

Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 am: Kathy Bellwoar presents To Consult or Not to Consult The Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) helps unemployed, professional members advance their careers with speakers and workshops every Monday morning at 10 a.m.  Check out September’s events and workshops. To consult or not to consult is a question many in career transition have asked. Kathy explores what it takes to be a consultant along with the pros and cons behind choosing to consult versus remaining a full-time employee. Get insights into making the transition, what it takes to be successful, and how to determine if consulting is meant for you. Kathy is the President and Founder of PPT Consulting, has over twenty years of experience within industry and was recognized as a Consulting Magazine Women Leader in Technology for 2020. 

Virtual meeting access:

Meeting link: Click on (or copy/paste), https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Zoom session participants join with audio and video

Dial-in by phone only: 646-558-8656

Mon. Sept. 14 10-11am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Reinvent and Re-Brand Yourself In Uncertain Times  Mon., Sept. 14 @ 10-11am. Presented by Blanca Rosales-Ahn. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.Blanca Rosales-Ahn is the Founder and Executive Director of BRAHN Career Educational Consulting Services and currently serves as President of the LUPE FUND, Inc.

Monday, September 14th at 8pm, Church of the Presentation Career Management Group’s presents  volunteer and local job expert Denise Friedland from the Bergen County Job Center will present ”How to get your resume past the Applicant Tracking System”.  If you know anyone else who would like to join our Career Management network, simply have them email presentationcareermanagement@outlook.com with name, email address and a brief introduction and we will add them to the network.

Mon., 9/14/20 – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm Bergen FENG presents “Still in Transition – Do I need a Coach?”. Being in-transition for a short or long period of time can be a very stressful. You can get depressed, angry and confused. You can lose your self-confidence. What can you do to change this situation? Do you need a Career Coach to help you get through this period and help advance your career? Please join us on September 14, 2020 as Marty Latman discusses ”Still in Transition – Do I need a Career Coach?” Marty will discuss the types of coaches, how they may help you and questions you need to ask yourself before you consider a potential coach. 

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Please register for all meetings at www.thefeng..org under chapter meetings.

Tuesday, September 15, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Free webinar featuring Lisa Rangel, Founder and Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes, who will give a presentation titled: How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster.  There is nothing more important today for job seekers than being found on LinkedIn. This is where recruiters are. Where are you? Are you found? During this Webinar training you will learn: 1) Important new information regarding LinkedIn’s recent desktop layout makeover, 2) Why the profile you currently have is costing you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, in lost income and what you need to do to fix it and put forth the right image that garners higher compensation, 3) Three proven techniques to increase your profile’s visibility on LinkedIn, 4) Three little known ways to find leads and opportunity using LinkedIn that generate the interviews you want, 5) Six tactics to write an engaging profile that will have hiring managers wanting to call you for interviews that are right for you, and 6) How to write your LinkedIn Summary to rise above the sea of competition you face and get the interview call. You will learn all that, and much more. Click HERE to Register for the Session of Your Choice.  Register even if you cannot attend, thus you will receive the recording.

Tuesday September 15th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents Power Your Job Search with Google Tools Instructor: Tech Associate M. DeVincenzo Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and how to organize and enhance your job search experience using G Suite tools. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info. Click Here to Register

Tue, Sep 15, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (EDT) The Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group,Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/EdHan/jobseekers-914

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 138-872-141

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:00 pm The Employment Advisory program at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian presents bring your resume for critique by a panel of experts who will help making it more effective in conveying your value.  Coaches will be in individual breakout rooms and you will be able to change rooms over the course of the evening. No resume? Come listen in to comments made to others.  Assignment to groups will be on a first come, first served basis.  Doors open at 6:00. This is a free seminar from the Employment Advisory program. Founded in 1950, the Employment Advisory program helps people seeking employment or exploring new career options. Registration is required.  Once registered you will receive a unique link to join the meeting.  Please register hereFor a preview of this topic, please listen to 5-minute microcasts here: bit.ly/TPOY-Resume

Wed. Sept. 16 2-3pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.Top notch resumes. FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive (https://google.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f002de0c0279ce8f29971a83a&id=f0d957906d&e=0d125f2901) at least one hour in advance.

9/16/20  6:30pm – 8:30pm – Bergen FENG presents David Schuchman – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “How do you to Work as a Consultant?” David Schuchman is an active leader in the job seeker support community. He is the current Executive Chair of the Professional Service Group of Mercer County in Princeton, NJ. In addition, David is a co-facilitator for New Jersey Job Seekers in Princeton, NJ. And he is on the boards of The Career Support Group at St. Gregory the Great in Hamilton, NJ and The Breakfast Club of New Jersey in East Brunswick, NJ. Additionally, David is often requested to present topical programs to business groups, job seeker support groups and public libaries. 

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Thursday, 9/17//20  10:00 am – 11:00am –Join PPT Consulting for our next Virtual Power Hour on Thursday, September 17th! Our speaker will be Ed Carmody, Managing Director at PPT Consulting. Topic: How to Land you next Consulting or Full Time Opportunity.

Thur, September 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Career Networking Done Right in a Technical Age by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Networking in the post-pandemic job market will be essential, not optional. With more candidates than jobs, employers will be reluctant to post openings; instead, they will seek referrals. Networking done right will be critical especially for mature job seekers.  Dr. Rita Carey  reviews tips and scripts for improving your networking confidence and building relationships.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Thursday, September 17 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Free webinar featuring Lisa Rangel, Founder and Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes, who will give a presentation titled: How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster.  There is nothing more important today for job seekers than being found on LinkedIn. This is where recruiters are. Where are you? Are you found? During this Webinar training you will learn: 1) Important new information regarding LinkedIn’s recent desktop layout makeover, 2) Why the profile you currently have is costing you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, in lost income and what you need to do to fix it and put forth the right image that garners higher compensation, 3) Three proven techniques to increase your profile’s visibility on LinkedIn, 4) Three little known ways to find leads and opportunity using LinkedIn that generate the interviews you want, 5) Six tactics to write an engaging profile that will have hiring managers wanting to call you for interviews that are right for you, and 6) How to write your LinkedIn Summary to rise above the sea of competition you face and get the interview call. You will learn all that, and much more.  Click HERE to Register for the Session of Your Choice.  Register even if you cannot attend, thus you will receive the recording.

Monday, Sept.. 21: Speed Interviewing Workshop (10:00 am) The Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) helps unemployed, professional members advance their careers with speakers and workshops every Monday morning at 10 a.m.  Check out September’s events and workshops. Ace your job interview sharpening your skills with this interactive workshop. Attendees will breakup into smaller groups of three to put your interview skills to the test. Practice your Challenge | Action | Result (CAR) stories getting feedback on content, tone, time, and virtual presentation skills with actionable steps you can put to immediate use. 

Mon.. Sept. 21 10-11:15 am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Preparing for the Post-Covid Job Market for People of All Ages FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive (https://google.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f002de0c0279ce8f29971a83a&id=f0d957906d&e=0d125f2901) at least one hour in advance.

Tue, Sep 21, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) Westchester Networking Organization (WNO)  Presentation: Your 2020 Career – Becoming a VictOR rather than a VictIM Guest Presenter:  Absolutely Abby (Abby Kohut) This will be a virtual (on-line) meeting. Log-in information for the meeting will be sent to the registrants on the afternoon of the meeting.

Agenda:

  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Attendees sign in to the meeting; Networking
  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. General announcements
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Presentation: Your 2020 Career – Becoming a VictOR rather than a VictIM
  • 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.. “Elevator Pitch” Roundtable
  • 8:15 p.m. Meeting ends

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 Virtual Meeting Access:

Zoom meeting link: Click (or copy/paste) link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR  

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Please join using the Zoom session with your video on to get the full value of this workshop.

Mon. Sept. 21 10-11:15 am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.Preparing for the Post-Covid Job Market for People of All Ages  Sept. 21@10-11:15am Presented by Harold Levin, Staffing Manager, SmartStaff Personnel What do you do if your job suddenly was terminated due to the Pandemic and probably will not be returning and/or how does the crisis impact those who were already unemployed?  Where does this leave college seniors (or those completing a training class or vocational program who have just graduated (or are about to graduate)? What are some networking ideas which can be implemented even with most of our region locked down? How can you realistically surf the web for job opportunities? Find out from an exec from a staffing employment agency. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. 

Mon, September 21, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Thinking About a Career Change by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Career Coach Sherry Natkow shows you how to assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs.These days, workers are apt to change jobs frequently and many are taking the leap of switching job functions and industries. Turn what could be a daunting ordeal into an invigorating inner journey of self-reflection.Career Coach Sherry Natkow takes you on a scenic journey of your own work history. You’ll assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs. By looking backward, you’ll move forward more thoughtfully and uncover new insights for a rewarding new career direction.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

9/21/20 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm Bergen FENG presents Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “Personal Branding for Success.” When you think of soda, do you think Coke? When you think fast food, do you think McDonalds? When you want to send things overnight, do you think FedEx? Why do the names of these companies come to your mind so quickly? It’s Branding! Do you want people to think of you when there is a job opening as quickly as they think of these brands? Do you want to stand out from others in the job market? Why are other people getting interviews and you are not? If you want answers to these questions, you should attend our virtual Zoom meeting on September 21, 2020 and let Marty Latman help you create a personal brand for yourself.

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Mon Sept 21st, 7:00-8:15pm central time $20.00 fee – NSENG Meeting for WOMEN ONLY Ladies Nite: “Overcoming Unique Challenges They Face During a Job Search” Click HERE to view details and/or register for this online workshop.T his is a special meeting for women only. And to the NSENG male members… if you have a wife or female friend that you think may benefit from attending this meeting, please encourage her to join us whether she’s an NSENG member or not. Job interviewers make up their minds about you in a matter of seconds — for women, in particular, this can be a big challenge. As an individual who helped break the glass ceiling for women in the broadcast industry, CATHERINE JOHNS will show you how you can make a more powerful and memorable impression. With the right approach, you can create credibility so people will want to know you better, refer you and/or hire you. During her presentation, you will discover how to:

  • Come across confident and in command during phone calls, interviews and networking meetings.
  • Change your internal state of mind so you actually “feel” more confident.
  • Manage your non-verbal communications to make a stronger impression.
  • Use your voice and choice of words to make sure you’re delivering the message you want to send.
  • Understand what you may be doing to yourself that undermines your credibility.

There are many things that women can do to make a more

Tuesday September 22th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents  Collaborate, Meet, and Work Remotely  Instructor: Tech Associate M. DeVincenzo Discover how to schedule and host effective virtual meetings, collaborate on documents with others in real time, and access your files from anywhere—even from your phone.Registration is necessary to receive program Login info. Click Here to Register

Wed. Sept. 23 3-4pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.  Score Presents: “Don’t Climb the Corporate Ladder: Create One! FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive (https://google.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f002de0c0279ce8f29971a83a&id=f0d957906d&e=0d125f2901) at least one hour in advance.

Thursday, Sep. 24, 7pm Time Management: Staying productive in a job search by Paul Cecala (an NhN presentation) Online Zoom  People in extended job searches tend to lose traction and become unproductive.  This presentation takes a fresh look at some time-tested time management strategies as well as offering some creative solutions to typical time-wasting behaviors. Anyone interested in these sessions must register on the Library’s web site (https://www.westwoodpubliclibrary.org/) in one of several ways.

  1. Click on the link provided below the presentation title above.  If that does not work, try options 2 or 3 below.
  2. Go to the Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Adults” and scroll to the presentation to register.
  3. Go to the tab Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Calendar” and then “Click here for the full calendar of programs”.  Scroll to the appropriate month and place your cursor over the day and title of the presentation to register.  

Monday, Sept. 28 at 10 am: Abby Kohut presents Your 2020 Career – Becoming a VictOR rather than a VictIM he Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) helps unemployed, professional members advance their careers with speakers and workshops every Monday morning at 10 a.m.  Check out September’s events and workshops. Abby Kohut, shares up-to-date advice and tips on conducting a job search in today’s pandemic environment. Learn about tips and actions you can do to stay in control of your career transition and maybe even thrive during these challenging times. Abby, known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people find new jobs over the past 25 years.

Virtual Meeting Access:

Meeting link: Click on (or copy/paste), https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Zoom session participants join with audio and video

Dial-in by phone only: 646-558-8656

Tuesday September 29th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents  Create a Dynamic LinkedIn Account Instructor: James Fitzpatrick If you are looking for a new job, changing careers or looking to network, LinkedIn is a powerful tool. Learn how to use LinkedIn to manage your career and to help in landing your next job. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info.Click Here to Register

Tues. Sept. 29 4-5 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPGet Your Book Published  Tues., Sept. 29@4-5pm Lindsey Noelle Publishing Services, LLC Here’s your chance to learn about the book publishing industry, how a book is made, and paths (self-publishing and traditional) to having a book published. If you want to learn tips for how to take your writing projects from manuscript to finished book, this program will provide you with invaluable information. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

Saturday, October 10, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “The Salary Question”presented by Janelle Razzino. Today there are a lot of different opinions about salary requirements, what should I say, should I lower my expectation or keep my salary requirements to a higher standard? Will I lose out being the “candidate of choice” because I stood my ground? 1) What is your VALUE today? 2) What do you want? The NUMBER 3) Being definitive is a good thing. 4) Each situation is unique and subject to negotiation with yourself and the perspective offer. Go to www.thebreakfastcubNJ.com ,Click on ‘read more’ under the speaker’s photo and the instructions will appear. They are not on meetup. Please RSVP , on meetup.

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.

Westport Public Library, located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 offers an interesting series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Click on their link at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/events for a detailed list of upcoming events. In addition, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7, when time allows, at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/searchresults?podcast_terms=jobseeker.

Microcasts featuring Win Sheffield, a certified career coach, consisting of 71 assorted Power of You Microcasts. These 5-minute Microcasts answer various career questions, such as:

  • I have just been laid off and don’t know where to turn; what do I do
  • I am frustrated by my progress even though I am pursuing a variety of job options. What can I do to improve my results
  • Networking, I have very little idea who I should be meeting with or what to ask them. Can you help me get started

For the entire list of 71 five-minute Power of You microcasts, please click on the following link: www.winsheffield.com/podcasts.

Teleconference featuring Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, and author of Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets, give a teleconference call titled: ‘Keeping Your Career on Track During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. The replay can be accessed at: https://careerwakeupcalls.com/replay-2703/.

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. Good Luck, Marty Latman

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 leads, 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.

Tuesdays, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is proud to announce it is hosting Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and career coach, Tony Calabrese, of AbsoluteTransitions, LLC. These will be held on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/NNJ_PIT4. Login instructions will be provided 24-36 hours prior to each session. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you have any questions, email tony@absolutetransitions.com.

Tuesdays, Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org) is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website (www.nhnusa.org).

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 6:00-7:30pm The 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 introduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative ways 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. Each meeting will be 60 to 90 minutes and will take place online using Zoom video conferencing. 

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 meets in Short Hills, NJ. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech about themselves — who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (2-3), how the group can help you, and how you can help the group. This is followed by a short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourself to and exchange business cards. The group then divides into smaller teams for: 1) Resume Assistance, (Please bring 15 copies of your resume if you want it reviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search related topics. CIT meets the first and third Saturday of each month except holidays. Visit Christ Church in Short Hills: Careers in Transition for additional information. The school where we meet has new security requirements. After introductions begin at 8:30, the doors close and no one will be admitted, so please be punctual. Sorry, the meeting room is not handicapped accessible. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

***CIT WILL NOT meet on September 5th (Labor Day weekend).

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.

ChemPharma Philadelphia/NJ Virtual Chapter Meeting with Guest Speaker Rob Gorman

When: Friday – Sept 18, 2020

Time: 9:30a – 11:00  

Topic:  Navigating your Finances Through a Job Transition  

Navigating your finances during a job transition can be tricky, especially the in this current economic environment. This seminar dives into what you can do from and insurance, cash flow and debt perspective to make sure you can continue to fund current lifestyle while still staying on track for your long-term financial goals. We will explore possible of sources of income, analyze current government programs and look at strategies to access retirement plans with minimal penalties and taxes. We will look at credit cards and refinance strategies to manage debt. In addition to addressing the short term we will spend some time talking about the current economic conditions, what that means for your long term investments and what you can be doing right now to take advantage of this environment.

3-5 Bullet Points:

The seminar will focus on:

Strategies to maximize cash flow and minimize debt during a transition without harming your long-term financial goals How to take advantage of health care and government stimulus packages during the transition. How to continue to work on your retirement goals while in a transition. How to invest in the current market and economic environment

NEW Meeting Location:  Virtual Meeting via ZOOM – Login instructions will be sent in email once you click below and register.

Click to Register:  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SEPT MEETING

 

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2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 am: Job Search Forum: Bring your Questions about Job The Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) helps unemployed, professional members advance their careers with speakers and workshops every Monday morning at 10 a.m.  Check out September’s events and workshops.

 Bring your job search questions and come ready to network with others sharing information and advice about your search. Talk about tips and tactics to stay focused and make the best use of your time. Challenges. Roadblocks. Resumes. Cover Letters. LinkedIn. Interviewing. Branding. Networking. All topics are welcomed.  

Virtual meeting access:

Meeting link: Click on (or copy/paste), https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Zoom session participants join with audio and video

Dial-in by phone only: 646-558-8656

Tues. Sept. 8 2-3 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Become a Healthcare Hero: Careers in Healthcare Tues. Sept. 8@2-3 pm  Presented by Joy Crowley Health care has traditionally been a very stable career path and, with the pandemic, it is more real than ever.  To register, sign up at http://bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. 

Tues, Sept 8 – Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meeting 6:00-7:30pm

This is a free network group, for people looking for new opportunities or interested in professional development. Our guest speaker is Abby Kohut, Absolutely Abby, will present “Your 2020 Career – Becoming a Victor rather than a Victim”. We’ll discuss these topics and more:

1) How can I network without going to live meetings?

2) Do I really have to become a video interview expert?

3) How can I keep myself motivated?

4) How can I reinvent myself?  

All attendees will receive a FREE 28 page COVID-19 Job Search Resource Guide

Abby Kohut is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6533042161

Meeting ID: 653 304 2161

Tuesday, September 8 at 7 PM Emmaus Work Connectors (EWC) is a “Net-Working” Group. We join together to help each other work on our work journey together. Working together created strong networking bonds. We discuss the things we’ve learned from our experiences, material we’ve learned from, and presentations at other groups and apply them together in small teams. We have a monthly meeting open to all. Participants can also join a small team to meet weekly. We also encourage members to join with a work buddy to meet every day or two during the week.Our next meeting will be on the 2nd Tuesday in September: Tuesday, September 8 at 7 PM. More details and RSVP at this link (so we can send reminders and let you know of any changes):https://forms.ggle/yC5iAnMCHbQjr27Y7 

Tuesday, Sept 8 6:00 – 7:30 pm Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meeting.This is a free network group, for people looking for new opportunities or interested in professional development.Our guest speaker is Abby Kohut, Absolutely Abby, will present “Your 2020 Career – Becoming a Victor rather than a Victim”.Abby Kohut is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby because she tells the Absolute truth about the job search process. To receive an NFP Evite email on information on the upcoming NFP meeting, please e-mail john@itechcp.com  Contact Number: 203-270-0051

 

Tue, Sep 8, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) The Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the duration.

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

https://www.gotomeet.me/DSchuchman/nj-jobseekers-september-8 

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 

Access Code: 846-288-509   

Wednesday. Sept. 9 4-5 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance Learn GOOGLE Suite and Work from Anywhere! Wednesday, Sept. 9 @4-5pm Presented by Rafael Miranda, LFC Consulting Whether you’re an employee, educator, or student working remotely, knowledge of GOOGLE suite’s free tools and resources is becoming essential. Learn how to edit documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in real-time with your team, create a group calendar, and organize your files so you can access them from any computer or phone. To register, sign up at http://bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

Wednesday, September 9th, from 7:15p to approximately 9:00p the Hillsdale Career Networking Group will be meeting online with ZOOM.  Join us and BRING A FRIEND (electronically)! We All Miss YOU very much! The ZOOM connection information will be sent out next week, either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Slacking on your ZOOM style? What is appropriate? ZOOM with confidence!!! For both men and women, the attire is always a BIG FAT question mark (not sure why, but it is). Let’s talk to PAM ETZIN and figure it all out. Interviewing and dressing appropriately for an in-person or zoom interview takes a bit of practice and attention to what image you would like to present. Let’s all welcome Pam Etzin and see how she gets us there. 

Networking will begin at 6:45 if you would like to get a jump start on connecting with members that will be attending during our “speed dating.”  We will also have a raffle, good food, and some other exciting surprises for the event. Please bring copies of your resume(s) and business cards to exchange with others. 

John Carvelli – 201-995-7895johnfcarvelli@optonline.net 

Janelle Razzino – 201-722-3111janelle@razzinoassociates.com 

Gary Gabaccia – 201-391-2722 ggabaccia@gmail.com

Wed, September 9, 2020, 6:00-7:30 PM EDT, Interview Tips and Techniques to be the Best Candidate by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Kathy Fanning In this session  Kathy Fanning, a Career Coach with the NYPL assists you in enhancing your interview skills and increase chances of winning the “interviewing game.” Registration is required for this webinar. Click Here.

Thur, September 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Social Media Marketing for Job Search: it’s a “Career Evolution”

 by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents John Crant  In this special lecture format, Career Coach  John Crant  explains how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media platforms for job search. – Integrating Your Career Strategies Into Your Messaging

Registration is required for this webinar. Click Here.

Thursday, Sep. 10, 7pm Westwood Free Public Library Applicant Tracking System by Laura Troy (a NhN presentation) !0 Ways to Get Your Resume past the Applicant Tracking System This interactive ZOOM workshop answers the following questions:

  • What is an Applicant Tracking System?
  • How and why do companies use the ATS?
  • How can I get my resume past the ATS and seen by a Human Being?
  1. Click on the link provided below the presentation title above.  If that does not work, try options 2 or 3 below.

2..  Go to the Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Adults” and scroll to the presentation to register.

  1. Go to the tab Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Calendar” and then “Click here for the full calendar of programs”.  Scroll to the appropriate month and place your cursor over the day and title of the presentation to register.  

Thursday 9/10 St Catharine’s 7:00-7:40pm.The Zoom information is as follows: St Catharine’s Meeting ID 931 1641 3185 PW 4hfZC0

Thursday, Sept. 10, 6-8 pm, VIRTUAL ZOOM NETWORKING – NNJ_ATD CAREER TRANSITION presents Alex Freund “How to Get a Job in Coronavirus Era.”  Are you using old-school methods? Are you struggling to be noticed? We are in Coronavirus era!  https://atd910.eventbrite.com

Thursday, September 10,2020 6:30pm – 8:30pm – NJSENG Meeting – Debra Wheatman – Using LinkedIn and Social Media to Brand Yourself Reserve seats by sending an email to me at MartyLatman@gmail.com with Subject Line: Reserve my seat for 9/10/20 meeting Using LinkedIn and social media as part of conducting a successful job search are critical in today’s competitive and challenging economic environment. Join us on September 10th to gain some strategic insights regarding LinkedIn and social media in general to ensure your brand is well represented and you land MORE interviews. Using these important tools and the “tricks” along your journey will improve your networking performance and enhance your social credibility both online and offline.

Saturday, September 12, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “So, Tell Me about Yourself” presented by Alex Freund. You know it’s coming. Your anxiety increases, the pressure is on, your mind races, and then you hear the dreaded words, “So, tell m e about yourself.”Now what? You can’t figure out what the interviewer is really asking, let alone what the right answer should be. You might not be the perfect fit, and you don’t want to reveal your weaknesses. You don’t know how much detail to provide or how much of your life should be shared. Should you focus on your experience? your skills? something else? Go to www.thebreakfastcubNJ.com ,’about the meeting’ on the Monthly Meeting page. or click HERE

Saturday, September 12, at 9:45 am-11, Upcoming My Career Transition   (MCT) Meetings presents ‘Crush Your Next Interview’ with Speaker:  Rich Bruno Virtual Event Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society To attend this FREE event, you must click  here to register.  Registration will end at noon on Friday September 11, 2020.n this session you will develop the four components of interview mastery and best prepare for your next job opportunity including:

  • Know Yourself
  • Know the Job You’re Competing For
  • Preparation – Master Your Stories
  • The Interview and the Close

Saturday 9/12 St Anne’s at 10:00-10:40am. The Zoom information is as follows: St Anne’s Meeting ID 922 9803 9785 PW 7nmM19.

Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 am: Kathy Bellwoar presents To Consult or Not to Consult The Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) helps unemployed, professional members advance their careers with speakers and workshops every Monday morning at 10 a..m.  Check out September’s events and workshops. To consult or not to consult is a question many in career transition have asked. Kathy explores what it takes to be a consultant along with the pros and cons behind choosing to consult versus remaining a full-time employee. Get insights into making the transition, what it takes to be successful, and how to determine if consulting is meant for you. Kathy is the President and Founder of PPT Consulting, has over twenty years of experience within industry and was recognized as a Consulting Magazine Women Leader in Technology for 2020. 

Virtual meeting access:

Meeting link: Click on (or copy/paste), https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Zoom session participants join with audio and video

Dial-in by phone only: 646-558-8656

Mon. Sept. 14 10-11am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Reinvent and Re-Brand Yourself In Uncertain Times  Mon., Sept. 14 @ 10-11am. Presented by Blanca Rosales-Ahn. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.Blanca Rosales-Ahn is the Founder and Executive Director of BRAHN Career Educational Consulting Services and currently serves as President of the LUPE FUND, Inc.

Monday, September 14th at 8pm, Church of the Presentation Career Management Group’s presents  volunteer and local job expert Denise Friedland from the Bergen County Job Center will present ”How to get your resume past the Applicant Tracking System”.  If you know anyone else who would like to join our Career Management network, simply have them email presentationcareermanagement@outlook.com with name, email address and a brief introduction and we will add them to the network.

Mon., 9/14/20 – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm Bergen FENG presents “Still in Transition – Do I need a Coach?”. Being in-transition for a short or long period of time can be a very stressful. You can get depressed, angry and confused. You can lose your self-confidence. What can you do to change this situation? Do you need a Career Coach to help you get through this period and help advance your career? Please join us on September 14, 2020 as Marty Latman discusses ”Still in Transition – Do I need a Career Coach?” Marty will discuss the types of coaches, how they may help you and questions you need to ask yourself before you consider a potential coach. 

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Please register for all meetings at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Tuesday September 15th at 7 p.m.. Montville Public Library presents Power Your Job Search with Google Tools Instructor: Tech Associate M. DeVincenzo Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and how to organize and enhance your job search experience using G Suite tools. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info. Click Here to Register

9/16/20  6:30pm – 8:30pm – Bergen FENG presents David Schuchman – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “How do you to Work as a Consultant?” David Schuchman is an active leader in the job seeker support community. He is the current Executive Chair of the Professional Service Group of Mercer County in Princeton, NJ. In addition, David is a co-facilitator for New Jersey Job Seekers in Princeton, NJ. And he is on the boards of The Career Support Group at St. Gregory the Great in Hamilton, NJ and The Breakfast Club of New Jersey in East Brunswick, NJ. Additionally, David is often requested to present topical programs to business groups, job seeker support groups and public libraries. 

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Thursday, 9/17//20  10:00 am – 11:00am –Join PPT Consulting for our next Virtual Power Hour on Thursday, September 17th! Our speaker will be Ed Carmody, Managing Director at PPT Consulting. Topic: How to Land you next Consulting or Full Time Opportunity.

Thur, September 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Career Networking Done Right in a Technical Age by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Networking in the post-pandemic job market will be essential, not optional. With more candidates than jobs, employers will be reluctant to post openings; instead, they will seek referrals. Networking done right will be critical especially for mature job seekers.  Dr. Rita Carey  reviews tips and scripts for improving your networking confidence and building relationships.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Monday, Sept. 21: Speed Interviewing Workshop (10:00 am) The Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) helps unemployed, professional members advance their careers with speakers and workshops every Monday morning at 10 a.m.  Check out September’s events and workshops. Ace your job interview sharpening your skills with this interactive workshop. Attendees will breakup into smaller groups of three to put your interview skills to the test. Practice your Challenge | Action | Result (CAR) stories getting feedback on content, tone, time, and virtual presentation skills with actionable steps you can put to immediate use. 

Tue, Sep 21, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) Westchester Networking Organization (WNO)  Presentation: Your 2020 Career – Becoming a VictOR rather than a VictIM Guest Presenter:  Absolutely Abby (Abby Kohut) This will be a virtual (on-line) meeting. Log-in information for the meeting will be sent to the registrants on the afternoon of the meeting.

Agenda:

  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Attendees sign in to the meeting; Networking
  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. General announcements
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Presentation: Your 2020 Career – Becoming a VictOR rather than a VictIM
  • 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. “Elevator Pitch” Roundtable
  • 8:15 p.m. Meeting ends

Attend

 Virtual Meeting Access:

Zoom meeting link: Click (or copy/paste) link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR  

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Please join using the Zoom session with your video on to get the full value of this workshop.

Mon. Sept. 21 10-11:15 am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.Preparing for the Post-Covid Job Market for People of All Ages  Sept. 21@10-11:15am Presented by Harold Levin, Staffing Manager, SmartStaff Personnel What do you do if your job suddenly was terminated due to the Pandemic and probably will not be returning and/or how does the crisis impact those who were already unemployed?  Where does this leave college seniors (or those completing a training class or vocational program who have just graduated (or are about to graduate)? What are some networking ideas which can be implemented even with most of our region locked down? How can you realistically surf the web for job opportunities? Find out from an exec from a staffing employment agency. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. 

9/21/20 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm Bergen FENG presents Learn from Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “Personal Branding for Success.” When you think of soda, do you think Coke? When you think fast food, do you think McDonald’s?  When you want to send things overnight, do you think FedEx? Why do the names of these companies come to your mind so quickly? It’s Branding! Do you want people to think of you when there is a job opening as quickly as they think of these brands? Do you want to stand out from others in the job market? Why are other people getting interviews and you are not? If you want answers to these questions, you should attend our virtual Zoom meeting on September 21, 2020 and let Marty Latman help you create a personal brand for yourself.

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Tuesday September 22th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents  Collaborate, Meet, and Work Remotely  Instructor: Tech Associate M.. DeVincenzo Discover how to schedule and host effective virtual meetings, collaborate on documents with others in real time, and access your files from anywhere—even from your phone.Registration is necessary to receive program Login info. Click Here to Register

Thursday, Sep. 24, 7pm Time Management: Staying productive in a job search by Paul Cecala (an NhN presentation) Online Zoom  People in extended job searches tend to lose traction and become unproductive.  This presentation takes a fresh look at some time-tested time management strategies as well as offering some creative solutions to typical time-wasting behaviors. Anyone interested in these sessions must register on the Library’s web site (https://www.westwoodpubliclibrary.org/) in one of several ways.

  1. Click on the link provided below the presentation title above.  If that does not work, try options 2 or 3 below.
  2. Go to the Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Adults” and scroll to the presentation to register.
  3. Go to the tab Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Calendar” and then “Click here for the full calendar of programs”.  Scroll to the appropriate month and place your cursor over the day and title of the presentation to register.  

Monday, Sept. 28 at 10 am: Abby Kohut presents Your 2020 Career – Becoming a VictOR rather than a VictIM he Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) helps unemployed, professional members advance their careers with speakers and workshops every Monday morning at 10 a.m.  Check out September’s events and workshops. Abby Kohut, shares up-to-date advice and tips on conducting a job search in today’s pandemic environment. Learn about tips and actions you can do to stay in control of your career transition and maybe even thrive during these challenging times. Abby, known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people find new jobs over the past 25 years.

Virtual Meeting Access:

Meeting link: Click on (or copy/paste), https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Zoom session participants join with audio and video

Dial-in by phone only: 646-558-8656

Tuesday September 29th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents  Create a Dynamic LinkedIn Account Instructor: James Fitzpatrick If you are looking for a new job, changing careers or looking to network, LinkedIn is a powerful tool. Learn how to use LinkedIn to manage your career and to help in landing your next job. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info.Click Here to Register

Tues. Sept. 29 4-5 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPGet Your Book Published  Tues., Sept. 29@4-5pm Lindsey Noelle Publishing Services, LLC Here’s your chance to learn about the book publishing industry, how a book is made, and paths (self-publishing and traditional) to having a book published. If you want to learn tips for how to take your writing projects from manuscript to finished book, this program will provide you with invaluable information. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

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.

Westport Public Library, located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 offers an interesting series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Click on their link at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/events for a detailed list of upcoming events. In addition, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7, when time allows, at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/searchresults?podcast_terms=jobseeker.

Microcasts featuring Win Sheffield, a certified career coach, consisting of 71 assorted Power of You Microcasts. These 5-minute Microcasts answer various career questions, such as:

  • I have just been laid off and don’t know where to turn; what do I do
  • I am frustrated by my progress even though I am pursuing a variety of job options. What can I do to improve my results
  • Networking, I have very little idea who I should be meeting with or what to ask them. Can you help me get started

For the entire list of 71 five-minute Power of You microcasts, please click on the following link: www.winsheffield.com/podcasts.

Teleconference featuring Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, and author of Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets, give a teleconference call titled: ‘Keeping Your Career on Track During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. The replay can be accessed at: https://careerwakeupcalls.com/replay-2703/.

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. Good Luck, Marty Latman

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

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.

Tuesdays, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is proud to announce it is hosting Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and career coach, Tony Calabrese, of AbsoluteTransitions, LLC. These will be held on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/NNJ_PIT4. Login instructions will be provided 24-36 hours prior to each session. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you have any questions, email tony@absolutetransitions.com.

Tuesdays, Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org) is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website (www.nhnusa.org).

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 6:00-7:30pm The 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 introduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative ways 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. Each meeting will be 60 to 90 minutes and will take place online using Zoom video conferencing. 

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 meets in Short Hills, NJ. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech about themselves — who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (2-3), how the group can help you, and how you can help the group. This is followed by a short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourself to and exchange business cards. The group then divides into smaller teams for: 1) Resume Assistance, (Please bring 15 copies of your resume if you want it reviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search related topics. CIT meets the first and third Saturday of each month except holidays. Visit Christ Church in Short Hills: Careers in Transition for additional information. The school where we meet has new security requirements. After introductions begin at 8:30, the doors close and no one will be admitted, so please be punctual. Sorry, the meeting room is not handicapped accessible. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

***CIT WILL NOT meet on September 5th (Labor Day weekend).

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.

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 leads, 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/  

 

 

 

Virtual Networking Meetings 8/30/2020 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community:

Weekly updates on virtual networking meetings

Zoom meetings

SCROLL DOWN TO THE DESIRED DATE

 

Feel free to share this Networking Meetings email with anyone or any group that can benefit from the information. If your group’s updates are not included in this email, please have one of the organizers reach out to me (transitiongroups@gmail.com) and add me to their distribution list for your upcoming events.

Event information received by midnight on Saturday will be included in the upcoming week’s email. Upcoming meetings for 4 weeks will be included in the email.

Announcements should include: date, time, group name /host, speaker, topic, registration information, and a short description. I will shorten descriptions if they are too long. Please specify if there are any fees or special registration requirements.

Adrienne Roman

2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

Monday, August 31, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Get what you’re worth in your next role. Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey and speaker, Cynthia Medina Carson, “Negotiating the Offer.” . 

To join:

Meeting link: Click on (or copy/paste), https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Please join with video and audio for this session.

Mon Aug 31st, 7:00-8:30pm Central time 90-Min Online Zoom Networking Event with 2 Rounds of Networking $20.00 Moderator: Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach PLEASE REGISTER BY 6:45PM on Aug 31st TO JOIN THE LIVE SESSION as there is no recording for this event. It is against the terms and conditions of this purchase to share the event link with anyone else.

Monday, August 31st at 8pm is Church of the Presentation Career Management Group’s next regular (Virtual) session.  The Zoom link for the meeting will be sent to this distribution the day of the meeting. This is our open, moderated session where people seeking work will be offered an opportunity to present their current situation (update) and engage in a dialog with experienced volunteers who will try to help with the various aspects of the search.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Career Finders Club: Three-part series, September 1-3 End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request.. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing  accessibility@nypl.org.Career Finders Club is a three-part series for those who are looking for a strong push towards your career goals. Join us on three consecutive mornings at 10 AM on September 1, 2 & 3. To get the greatest benefit we recommend that you attend all three sessions, but you can also pick any of the sessions that work for you. Session 1, September 1 at 10:00 AM:  Presenting Your Brand Virtually: Who You Are and What You Offer.In this interactive group session,  Renee Lee Rosenberg  will offer tips to help you create a memorable brand that will virtually highlight your expertise and personal uniqueness leading to a more successful and rewarding job search. Renee will discuss why personal branding along with virtual networking. is important in our new virtual world.

Click here to register for this session

Upcoming Sessions: 

Tuesday, September 1, noon-4:30pm The Wall Street Journal Jobs Summit The Covid-19 pandemic has upended the job market. Industries once on hiring sprees have scaled back, while others now cannot staff up fast enough. Whether you’re a new graduate, recently unemployed or contemplating a career change, the inaugural WSJ Jobs Summit will provide trusted, actionable insight from business leaders across industries on how to not only survive but thrive in this new economy. You’ll take away:

  • Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis
  • Advice from companies in hiring mode
  • Tools for life management and negotiation
  • How to nail the virtual interview
  • More topics to be announced soon

Register for this Complimentary Online Event at  https://www.wsjjobssummit.com/

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Strengthen Your Resume End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS: ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing  accessibility@nypl.org.Even if you have great skills and qualifications, it can still be challenging to find a good job with a decent salary. If you’re not getting interviews, it’s time to strengthen your resume.This workshop is for people who want to revise or completely overhaul their resumes. – Click Here to Register

Mon, September 1, 2020, 5:00-6:30 PM EDT, Thinking About a Career Change by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Career Coach Sherry Natkow Career Coach, Sherry Natkow, teaches three techniques to respond effortlessly to “So what do you do?” with professional panache. Registration is required for this webinar- Click Here to Register

Tue, September 1, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the duration John Pollock is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://tcnj.zoom.us/j/97081415272

Meeting ID: 970 8141 5272

Tuesday, September 2, 2020, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Career Finders Club: Three-part series, September 1-3 End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing  accessibility@nypl.org.Career Finders Club is a three-part series for those who are looking for a strong push towards your career goals. 

Click here to register for this session

Upcoming Sessions: 

Tuesday, September 3, 2020, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Career Finders Club: Three-part series, September 1-3 End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing  accessibility@nypl.org.Career Finders Club is a three-part series for those who are looking for a strong push towards your career goals. 

Click here to register for this session

Upcoming Sessions: 

Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. JVS-seekers workshop presents GUEST SPEAKER: Laura Berman Fortgang Author if “Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction” Master-credentialed Coach with 25+ Years of Experience Supporting People in their Career Transitions For more information, please contact Meryl Kanner at 862-704-2233.

CIT WILL NOT meet on September 5th (Labor Day weekend).

Tuesday September 8th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents Power Your Job Creating Resumes with Google Docs Instructor: Tech Associate M. DeVincenzo Create a resume that will attract the hiring managers attention! In this workshop, you will begin a resume in a digital document; list your work, volunteer, and educational experience; and polish your resume with editing and formatting tips. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info.

Click Here to Register

9/3/2020  6:30pm – 8:30pm – Bergen FENG presents Tavia Sharp – “ Sharpen Your Leadership Style for Success” – Virtual Meeting via Zoom Despite the importance in our personal branding being able to accurately represent who we are, a survey by Glenn Llopis Group revealed that less than 15% of people have truly defined their personal brand and less than 5% are living it consistently at work. In this 1 hour webinar, you will learn to ensure that your image and brand management is congruent with your personal, social, professional roles and goals—with what you’re out to accomplish in your career. For the attendees to get the most out of the seminar, please complete a personal brand assessment here: http://styledsharp.com/personalbrandassessment

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail..com.

Tues. Sept. 8 2-3 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.  Become a Healthcare Hero: Careers in Healthcare Tues. Sept. 8@2-3 pm  Presented by Joy Crowley Health care has traditionally been a very stable career path and, with the pandemic, it is more real than ever.  To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

Tuesday, September 8 at 7 PM Emmaus Work Connectors (EWC) is a “Net-Working” Group. We join together to help each other work on our work journey together. Working together created strong networking bonds. We discuss the things we’ve learned from our experiences, material we’ve learned from, and presentations at other groups and apply them together in small teams. We have a monthly meeting open to all. Participants can also join a small team to meet weekly. We also encourage members to join with a work buddy to meet every day or two during the week.Our next meeting will be on the 2nd Tuesday in September: Tuesday, September 8 at 7 PM. More details and RSVP at this link (so we can send reminders and let you know of any changes):https://forms.gle/yC5iAnMCHbQjr27Y7

Tues. Sept. 9 4-5 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.  Learn GOOGLE Suite and Work from Anywhere! Wednesday, Sept. 9 @4-5pm Presented by Rafael Miranda, LFC Consulting Whether you’re an employee, educator, or student working remotely, knowledge of GOOGLE suite’s free tools and resources is becoming essential. Learn how to edit documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in real-time with your team, create a group calendar, and organize your files so you can access them from any computer or phone. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

Mon, September 9, 2020, 6:00-7:30 PM EDT, Interview Tips and Techniques to be the Best Candidate by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Kathy Fanning In this session  Kathy Fanning, a Career Coach with the NYPL assists you in enhancing your interview skills and increase chances of winning the “interviewing game.” Registration is required for this webinar. Click Here.

Mon, September 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Social Media Marketing for Job Search: it’s a “Career Evolution”   by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents John Crant  In this special lecture format, Career Coach  John Crant  explains how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media platforms for job search. – Integrating Your Career Strategies Into Your Messaging

Registration is required for this webinar. Click Here.

Thursday, Sep. 10, 7pm Westwood Free Public Library Applicant Tracking System by Laura Troy (a NhN presentation) !0 Ways to Get Your Resume past the Applicant Tracking System This interactive ZOOM workshop answers the following questions:

  • What is an Applicant Tracking System?
  • How and why do companies use the ATS?
  • How can I get my resume past the ATS and seen by a Human Being?
  1. Click on the link provided below the presentation title above.  If that does not work, try options 2 or 3 below.
  2. Go to the Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Adults” and scroll to the presentation to register.
  3. Go to the tab Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Calendar” and then “Click here for the full calendar of programs”.  Scroll to the appropriate month and place your cursor over the day and title of the presentation to register.  

Thursday, Sept. 10, 6-8 pm,  Virtual Zoom Networking NNJ-ATD Career Transition presents Alex Freund “How to Get a Job in Coronavirus Era” Register here

Saturday, September 12, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “So, Tell Me about Yourself” presented by Alex Freund. You know it’s coming. Your anxiety increases, the pressure is on, your mind races, and then you hear the dreaded words, “So, tell me about yourself.”  Now what? You can’t figure out what the interviewer is really asking, let alone what the right answer should be. You might not be the perfect fit, and you don’t want to reveal your weaknesses. You don’t know how much detail to provide or how much of your life should be shared. Should you focus on your experience? your skills? something else? Go to www.thebreakfastclubNJ.com ,’about the meeting’ on the Monthly Meeting page.

Saturday, September 12, at 9:45 am-11, Upcoming My Career Transition       (MCT) Meetings presents ‘Crush Your Next Interview’ with Speaker:  Rich Bruno Virtual Event Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society to attend this FREE event, you must click  here to register.  Registration will end at noon on Friday September 11, 2020.n this session you will develop the four components of interview mastery and best prepare for your next job opportunity including: Know Yourself

  • Know the Job You’re Competing For
  • Preparation – Master Your Stories
  • The Interview and the Close

Tues. Sept. 14 10-11am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Reinvent and Re-Brand Yourself In Uncertain Times  Mon., Sept. 14 @ 10-11am. Presented by Blanca Rosales-Ahn. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.Blanca Rosales-Ahn is the Founder and Executive Director of BRAHN Career Educational Consulting Services and currently serves as President of the LUPE FUND, Inc.

Monday, September 14th at 8pm, Church of the Presentation Career Management Group’s presents volunteer and local job expert Denise Friedland from the Bergen County Job Center will present ”How to get your resume past the Applicant Tracking System”.  If you know anyone else who would like to join our Career Management network, simply have them email presentationcareermanagement@outlook.com with name, email address and a brief introduction and we will add them to the network.

9/14/20 – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm Bergen FENG presents “Still in Transition – Do I need a Coach?”. Being in-transition for a short or long period of time can be a very stressful. You can get depressed, angry and confused. You can lose your self-confidence. What can you do to change this situation? Do you need a Career Coach to help you get through this period and help advance your career? Please join us on September 14, 2020 as Marty Latman discusses ”Still in Transition – Do I need a Career Coach?” Marty will discuss the types of coaches, how they may help you and questions you need to ask yourself before you consider a potential coach. 

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Please register for all meetings at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Tuesday September 15th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents Power Your Job Search with Google Tools Instructor: Tech Associate M. DeVincenzo Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and how to organize and enhance your job search experience using G Suite tools. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info. Click Here to Register

9/16/20  6:30pm – 8:30pm – Bergen FENG presents David Schuchman – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “How do you to Work as a Consultant?” David Schuchman is an active leader in the job seeker support community. He is the current Executive Chair of the Professional Service Group of Mercer County in Princeton, NJ. In addition, David is a co-facilitator for New Jersey Job Seekers in Princeton, NJ. And he is on the boards of The Career Support Group at St. Gregory the Great in Hamilton, NJ and The Breakfast Club of New Jersey in East Brunswick, NJ. Additionally, David is often requested to present topical programs to business groups, job seeker support groups and public libraries. 

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Mon, September 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Career Networking Done Right in a Technical Age by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Networking in the post-pandemic job market will be essential, not optional. With more candidates than jobs, employers will be reluctant to post openings; instead, they will seek referrals. Networking done right will be critical especially for mature job seekers.  Dr. Rita Carey  reviews tips and scripts for improving your networking confidence and building relationships.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Tues. Sept. 21 10-11:15 am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Preparing for the Post-Covid Job Market for People of All Ages  Sept. 21@10-11:15am Presented by Harold Levin, Staffing Manager, SmartStaff Personnel What do you do if your job suddenly was terminated due to the Pandemic and probably will not be returning and/or how does the crisis impact those who were already unemployed?  Where does this leave college seniors (or those completing a training class or vocational program who have just graduated (or are about to graduate)? What are some networking ideas which can be implemented even with most of our region locked down? How can you realistically surf the web for job opportunities? Find out from an exec from a staffing employment agency. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. 

Mon, September 21, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Thinking About a Career Change by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Career Coach Sherry Natkow shows you how to assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs.These days, workers are apt to change jobs frequently and many are taking the leap of switching job functions and industries. Turn what could be a daunting ordeal into an invigorating inner journey of self-reflection. Career Coach Sherry Natkow takes you on a scenic journey of your own work history. You’ll assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs. By looking backward, you’ll move forward more thoughtfully and uncover new insights for a rewarding new career direction.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

9/21/20 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm Bergen FENG presents Learn from Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “Personal Branding for Success.” When you think of soda, do you think Coke? When you think fast food, do you think McDonalds? When you want to send things overnight, do you think FedEx? Why do the names of these companies come to your mind so quickly? It’s Branding! Do you want people to think of you when there is a job opening as quickly as they think of these brands? Do you want to stand out from others in the job market? Why are other people getting interviews and you are not? If you want answers to these questions, you should attend our virtual Zoom meeting on September 21, 2020 and let Marty Latman help you create a personal brand for yourself.

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Tuesday September 22th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents  Collaborate, Meet, and Work Remotely  Instructor: Tech Associate M. DeVincenzo Discover how to schedule and host effective virtual meetings, collaborate on documents with others in real time, and access your files from anywhere—even from your phone.Registration is necessary to receive program Login info. Click Here to Register

Thursday, Sep. 24, 7pm Time Management: Staying productive in a job search by Paul Cecala (an NhN presentation) Online Zoom  People in extended job searches tend to lose traction and become unproductive.  This presentation takes a fresh look at some time-tested time management strategies as well as offering some creative solutions to typical time-wasting behaviors. Anyone interested in these sessions must register on the Library’s web site (https://www.westwoodpubliclibrary.org/) in one of several ways.

  1. Click on the link provided below the presentation title above.  If that does not work, try options 2 or 3 below.
  2. Go to the Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Adults” and scroll to the presentation to register.
  3. Go to the tab Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Calendar” and then “Click here for the full calendar of programs”.  Scroll to the appropriate month and place your cursor over the day and title of the presentation to register.  

Tuesday September 29th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents  Create a Dynamic LinkedIn Account Instructor: James Fitzpatrick If you are looking for a new job, changing careers or looking to network, LinkedIn is a powerful tool. Learn how to use LinkedIn to manage your career and to help in landing your next job. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info.Click Here to Register

Tues. Sept. 29 4-5 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPGet Your Book Published  Tues., Sept. 29@4-5pm Lindsey Noelle Publishing Services, LLC Here’s your chance to learn about the book publishing industry, how a book is made, and paths (self-publishing and traditional) to having a book published. If you want to learn tips for how to take your writing projects from manuscript to finished book, this program will provide you with invaluable information. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

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.

Westport Public Library, located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 offers an interesting series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Click on their link at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/events for a detailed list of upcoming events. In addition, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7, when time allows, at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/searchresults?podcast_terms=jobseeker.

Microcasts featuring Win Sheffield, a certified career coach, consisting of 71 assorted Power of You Microcasts. These 5-minute Microcasts answer various career questions, such as:

  • I have just been laid off and don’t know where to turn; what do I do
  • I am frustrated by my progress even though I am pursuing a variety of job options. What can I do to improve my results
  • Networking, I have very little idea who I should be meeting with or what to ask them. Can you help me get started

For the entire list of 71 five-minute Power of You microcasts, please click on the following link: www.winsheffield.com/podcasts.

Teleconference featuring Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, and author of Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets, give a teleconference call titled: ‘Keeping Your Career on Track During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. The replay can be accessed at: https://careerwakeupcalls.com/replay-2703/.

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. Good Luck, Marty Latman

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

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.

Tuesdays, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is proud to announce it is hosting Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and career coach, Tony Calabrese, of AbsoluteTransitions, LLC. These will be held on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/NNJ_PIT4. Login instructions will be provided 24-36 hours prior to each session. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you have any questions, email tony@absolutetransitions.com.

Tuesdays, Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org) is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website (www.nhnusa.org).

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 6:00-7:30pm The 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 introduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative ways 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. Each meeting will be 60 to 90 minutes and will take place online using Zoom video conferencing. 

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 meets in Short Hills, NJ. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech about themselves — who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (2-3), how the group can help you, and how you can help the group. This is followed by a short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourself to and exchange business cards. The group then divides into smaller teams for: 1) Resume Assistance, (Please bring 15 copies of your resume if you want it reviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search related topics. CIT meets the first and third Saturday of each month except holidays. Visit Christ Church in Short Hills: Careers in Transition for additional information. The school where we meet has new security requirements. After introductions begin at 8:30, the doors close and no one will be admitted, so please be punctual. Sorry, the meeting room is not handicapped accessible. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

***CIT WILL NOT meet on September 5th (Labor Day weekend).

 

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.

 

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 leads, 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/