Author Archives: Alex Freund

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.

Virtual Networking 2/21/2021 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

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2021 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

 

 

Monday, 2/22 at 10:00 a.m. Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey, Training Questions in JarGet your top job search questions answered by joining this interactive Q&A session. While our jar is full, the PSGCNJ Training team encourages attendees to submit their burning questions in advance to the Questions in a Jar committee by Friday, February 19, to be sure we answer them or come ready to ask them that day. The open meeting format encourages attendees to share their stories and experiences, learning from one another while networking for advice, information, and potential referrals. 

Zoom meeting Access:

Meeting link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR 

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Dial-in phone only: 646-558-8656

2/22/21 – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “Winning the Perfect Role Today”  As you look for that perfect role, you inevitably will be asked – “So tell me about yourself”. You will be asked this question when you meet people at a networking event, at an interview, an informal or formal event, encountering people at the local cleaner Marty Latman martylatman@gmail.com

Monday, February 22nd, 2021 from 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm Please join us for our February 2021 WNO ZOOM Meeting In Transition? Please join us for our February 2021 WNO ZOOM Meeting Aundrea De Leon presents ‘Nothing in Life Changes Until You Do!’ How to Stand Out & Learn to demonstrate your competitive edge with 10 characteristics of a Value Driven Professional?

Monday, February 22, 2021, 6 – 7:30 p.m., The New York Public Library presents “Career Management for Introverts”. 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. In managing our career, we have to be regularly in touch with people who we don’t know well and whose good opinion we need. This puts us in the awkward position of talking to and potentially wanting favors from people we are not yet friendly with. Join career coach Win Sheffield to learn ways to move ahead in the face of shyness and reluctance to talk to strangers. 

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Monday, Feb. 22 at 8pm Suffern Networking Group -The Career Management Group offers support to those who are unemployed or under-employed. They will host a Q&A Session for job searchers. Existing members receive meeting notices & Zoom links as well as access to: A network of experienced Career Management volunteers and fellow job searchers to help with your search; Information about Job Search events and resources all around the area; & a web site where all messages and resources are saved. To join the Career Management Network please email presentationcareermanagement@outlook.com with your name, email address and a brief introduction.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021,  10:00am – 12:00pm, Monmouth County Workforce Development, Please reserve your seat by going to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gy5ejadab&oeidk=a07ehi4xwxr12cb2716  and registering for this workshop. Seats are limited! **PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address** Build clarity, confidence, and connection forthe interview process and to land your next role! By, Amy Scialdone, PCC, CPC.What you will learn: In this interactive workshop we will focus on developing your story, building confidence by breaking through blocks holding you back and preparing you to connect with ease during the interview process:

Thuesday, February 23rd, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. ET

All job seekers should show up on LinkedIn like it’s their job. You cannot simply poke around on LinkedIn, apply to a few positions that caught your eye and comment on a few posts and expect your dream job to fall in your lap. You have to get into the scrum. You have to be active, and you have to show up every day.“How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster”  Reserve Your Spot for the LinkedIn Profile Master Class

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5 – 6:30 p.m., The New York Public Library presents “Creating and Leveraging Your Own Personal Brand”. 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. Unsure about how to describe your career brand with clarity and conviction? Do you think everyone else has a compelling brand and you don’t? Join Career/Life Coach and Workshop Facilitator Jim Arnoff in an interactive workshop to give you the coaching tools to define your unique brand with specificity and energy that aligns with your true passion. Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Wednesday, Feb 24, 10am-11am, SCORE Monmouth presents “Employee vs. Independent Contractor, What is the Right Classification?” Presented by Joanne Farina. You will receive a link upon registering. monmouth.score.org.

Register Here

Wednesday, Feb. 24 @ 11:00am Union Public Library presents ‘Unemployment & Taxes Q&A’  Lynn Weckworth, the Director of Financial Stability at the United Way of Northern NJ, will discuss the taxability of Unemployment Insurance Income, tracking expenses for gig work, the deductibility of childcare costs while job hunting, tax credits for education, and more!  Register at: https://uplnj.org/event/unemployment-taxes-qa/

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021: 6:30 – 8:00pm Princeton Lean Coffee – An Agile Meetup Group, Careers in Agile Panel Discussion. More and more companies are moving to Agile to effectively manage changes they face internally and in the marketplace. The demand for people to work in Agile is continually increasing. With a competitive job market, what steps do you need to take to land the role you want? How do you enhance your Agile career to find more fulfilling work? Or, perhaps you are a hiring manager or recruiter looking to fill positions with Agile professionals and would like to better understand what to look for when hiring for agility. Come listen to the panel of 5 experts who will share their thoughts, strategies, and insights, and answer your questions. Signup for free to participate:

https://www.meetup.com/Princeton-Lean-Coffee-An-Agile-Meetup-Group/events/276298141/

 

Wednesday, February 24, 7:15- 8:45 PM., Job Seekers of Montclair meets Wednesday, presents Marty Latman, Executive Career Coach, CPA, CFO, Consultant presents: Ageism  – Dealing with it Successfully on Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85718350776?pwd=TWFCZW40U09KU3lreDFDcmNKenlzQT09

Meeting ID: 857 1835 0776

Passcode: 963903

For phone only dial 929 436 2866 and enter ID + password.

Thursday, February 25rd, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. ET

All job seekers should show up on LinkedIn like it’s their job. You cannot simply poke around on LinkedIn, apply to a few positions that caught your eye and comment on a few posts and expect your dream job to fall in your lap. You have to get into the scrum. You have to be active, and you have to show up every day.“How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster”  Reserve Your Spot for the LinkedIn Profile Master Class

Friday, February 26, 2021, 12:30 PM Join Alex Freund ONLINE For “How To Build Rapport in a Video Interview” Career Networking Group, Montgomery County

Public group RSVP opens Friday, February 19, 2021 12:30 PM- Friday, February 26, 2021 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST ****ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY:When registering you must provide (FOR SECURITY REASONS) your EMAIL ADDRESS to George Schonewolf, Founder/Facilitator in order to receive meeting Log-in Information for the Meeting!!. Login Information for the meeting will be emailed to those registered at 2:00 P.M. and again at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, 02/25 Please DO NOT SHARE LOGIN INFORMATION with anyone, once you receive it – Thanks!! If by 7:00 P.M. you have not received it, email George Schonewolf, Founder/Facilitator and he will resend it to you. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO DAY OF MEETING TO – AS THAT WOULD BE TOO LATE!! REGISTER: https://www.meetup.com/preview/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/243779379

 

Friday, February 26,2021, 12-1:30 p.m., The New York Public Library presents “How to Prepare for a Behavioral Interview”.  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.  Do you know what a Behavioral Interview is? A behavioral interview is a widely utilized interview technique employers use to evaluate job candidates based on their previous behavior. For example, instead of asking general questions like, “How would you react if you were under a lot of pressure at work?” Join the recruiter and career coach, Steven Davis, to learn about the most common Behavioral Interview questions and answers. Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Sunday, February 28th The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Career Resources team just offers  5  virtual Zoom sessions and we will repeat them beginning February 28th.   

The information you will need is included in the PDF file attached:  dates, times, materials, instructions, etc.  If interested, please register as soon as possible by sending me an email at carolcareers@….  Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation and the virtual Zoom login information.  You will only have to pick up the materials once at the Mount Carmel Rectory at One Passaic Street in Ridgewood.  All four  sessions will be in your packet. 

Our sessions will be as follows: 

  • Session 1-Create Your Communications Strategy and Resume. Because there is so much material to cover, this topic will be discussed over two meetings.
  • Part 1: Sunday, February 28, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
  • Part 2: Sunday, March 7, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
  • Session 2-Define Your Target Market
  • Sunday, March 21 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
  • Session 3-Get Your Message Out – Networking 
  •   Sunday, April 18 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
  • Session 4-Interview, Cultivate Offers and Negotiate
  • Sunday, May 2 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

 

3/1/21 – Learn from Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “Leveraging Your Relationships for a Successful Career” One of the keys to success in advancing your career is relationship building. When you participate in activities in and out of the office and in networking groups, you meet many people from different industries and different job functions. How do you build relationships with these people so they can help you advance your career? Marty Latman discusses how YOU can build these relationships.  Marty Latman martylatman@gmail.com

 

Monday, March 1, 2021, 5 – 6:30 p.m., The New York Public Library presents “Write A Resume and Cover Letter that Gets You the Interview” 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. Is your resume communicating why they should hire you versus your competitors in the 15 seconds or less that a hiring manager is reading it? Is your cover letter generic and boring, or a powerful and resonant complement to your resume? In this seminar, Robert Hellmann of Hellmann Career Consulting (www.hellmannconsulting.com), reviews examples of resumes and cover letters from actual job search “success stories” to get the facts straight about what will and won’t help you to land the interview. The discussion includes: · Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

March 1st at 7:00 pm, Suffern Professional Networking Team meeting.

As always please let me know if you are planning on attending the meeting.

Below is information on how to connect to zoom.

Jeff’s Zoom Info

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4088743824?pwd=ejBqSkFiN29tVk42YWQ0dXZ0cnhTdz09

 Meeting ID: 408 874 3824

Password: gohome2020

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        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

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Meeting ID: 408 874 3824

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TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm Monmouth County Workforce Development presents FREE CAREER WEBINAR – ‘How to Develop a Powerful and Remember-able Elevator Pitch’,  by Marty Latman. Please reserve your seat by going to:  

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gy5ejadab&oeidk=a07ehikt5i8bbf904b9  and registering for this workshop. 

 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 5 – 6:30 p.m., The New York Public Library presents “Self-Promotion: It’s Good for You, I Promise” End times are approximate. 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.  Qianna Brooks discusses self-promotion. Whether you love it, despise it, or are ambivalent about it, self-promotion is a key ingredient in maintaining a strong professional brand. This interactive session gives participants the opportunity to review lessons learned in Part One – Building Your Professional Brand and venture to the next step of promoting that brand. The session will be part reflective, part educational, and very experiential. Dust off your mic and come ready for hands-on participation.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Wed Mar 3rd, 7:00-8:30pm central time NSENG WEBINAR $20.00

“HOW TO NETWORK TO YOUR NEXT JOB” by Marty Gilbert, plus a round of networking. Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar. The first hour will be a presentation followed by a round of small group networking.

 

Mar 3, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (your local time) KLM Consultants presents, “Company Research: What You Might be Overlooking During Interview Prep?

Join here https://www.meetup.com/LinkedIn-Local-Wayne-N-J/events/pvwqbsyccfbfb/ 

 

Thursday, March 4,2021, 10 – 11:30 am, guest speaker David Schuchman presents, “Communicate your Career Skills” For more information, please contact Meryl Kanner by clicking here.

 

 Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7:00pm – Church of the Presentation Career Management Group presents a virtual Topic Session: “AIM @ Success: A new way to tackle goals”.  This will be presented by Cindy Edwards, M.A. AAC.,Career and Professional Development Coach and Trainer at Find Your Fit, LLC.  The AIM framework integrates goal pursuit actions with neuroscience principles related to motivation, emotion, memory and habit – essential components in goal completion and success.  Together, via chat, video and audio when possible, you will engage in the AIM motivational goal pursuit process to set a goal, implement your intentions, and get on a path to change habits and achieve success.  Please join us for this informative session!

Everyone in the COTP Career Management Job Search Network will receive Zoom links to our sessions before the meetings.

To join the parish Career Management network, simply email presentationcareermanagement@outlook.com with your name, email address and a brief introduction and we will add you to the network.

 

Tuesday, March 9th from 2 – 3:30pm is another webinar in the Coaches’ Covid Couch series: “How to Disagree with Style, Online or In Person“, exploring how to prevent and repair disagreements. Leading the conversation is Workplace Trauma Coach, Jennifer Cunningham, of Oxygen Coaching: Reputation Repair. Coaches’ Covid Couch is a webinar and podcast series produced by Sara Greenhouse of Generate Buzz, LLC and hosted by various types of coaches who impart their wisdom to help get you over the hurdle of surviving to thriving. To learn more and register, visit: disagreewithstyle.eventbrite.com. Registration is $10 and includes a guide entitled: “Six Strategies for Recovery After Crisis”, two chances to win a one hour resume’ review with follow up ($200 value) and / or up to one hour mock interview with feedback ($100 value), 50% off six sessions of one-on-one coaching with support & exercises in between ($997 value), and two chances to win $25 Amazon gift cards. Registration ends at 6pm on March 8th. Questions? Email: sara@generatebuzz.net.

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 5 – 6:30 p.m., The New York Public Library presents “IT Career Myth Busters”.  End times are approximate. 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.

If you’ve been recently laid off or have been thinking of a career in IT, you may be discouraged by things you’ve heard like you have to be good in math and science, or that you need to get a college degree in computer science. Join Teresa Valera, the Director of Workforce Development at CompTIA, and Angel L. Piñeiro, Jr. the VP, Strategic Academic Relationships as they explain what’s important when entering into the IT industry and the myths that you shouldn’t let get in your way.  Main points: – How important are Math and Science? – Do you need a college degree? – CompTIA IT Workforce and Learning Trends Report 2020 – 63% of tech-savvy companies consider IT certifications very valuable when it comes to hiring advanced-level IT professionals. – Nearly two-thirds (62%) of respondents ranked soft skills with equal importance toward skills when it came to hiring and professional development. – What are the skills you need? (soft skills) Best practices: – Identify Your Transferable Skills – Choose the Right IT Job for You – Get the Technical Skills and Certifications you need: “”Eighty-seven percent of IT professionals hold at least one certification which in turn increased their job performance and brought them higher salaries” – Finetune Your Resume Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Wednesday, March 10th 2021, 6.30pm to 8.30pm: The St. Patrick’s EARN Networking Group is holding a virtual Zoom meeting and presents Amy Geffen with the topic: Finding the Hidden Job Market.  Don’t miss Amy and her presentation. Use this link to register: https://earn20210310.eventbrite.com. You will then receive the Zoom details on the day of the meeting.  

Thursday, March 11⋅2:00 – 3:00pm, Union Public Library presents Q&A with Union County’s American Job Center Looking for a job? Find out about free resources for job searchers including access to recruitment events, training, and one-on-one coaching for in-depth review of your work skills. Help develop your own employment plan. To register go to: https://uplnj.org/event/qa-with-union-countys-american-job-center/ 

 

Saturday March 13th at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “LinkedIn and Networking” by Ken Lang. Please share this with other groups you may be in.  Join us on Meetup.com at: http://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ to RSVP for the meeting. Sign on instructions will be on the speaker page of www.thebreakfastclubnj.com.  Discussion on using LinkedIn to network in 2021 based on the latest changes and thinking of other LinkedIn subject matter experts. 

 

March 15, 2021, 1-2:30pm, US Office of Personnel Management presents ‘Navigating USAJOBS’. Learn about how to find and apply for jobs with the U.S. Government!

Register

 

March 24, 11:00am , Union Public Library presents ‘Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses’, Tech expert David Schuchman shows you how to increase your business through social media marketing. Co-Sponsored by the Union Chamber of Commerce.  Register at: https://uplnj.org/event/social-media-marketing-for-small-businesses/ 

 

 

 

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. 

 

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

 

Sara Greenhouse of Generate Buzz, LLC has officially launched Coaches’ Covid Couch, a series of short podcasts with a variety of coaches (ex. job / career, health & wellness, sales, business, life, etc), discussing their experiences during the pandemic and advice they have to help you build your resilience. Click here to check out the Generate Buzz, LLC YouTube channel and be sure to click subscribe so you’re notified of new videos. Questions? Please email: sara@generatebuzz.net.

 

General Resources

 

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

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

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

 

CareerUSA.org

The mission of CareerUSA.org is to provide ONE website where anyone who is unemployed or under-employed, can find everything they need to help with his or her career search that will result in employment.

 

Any formed group that assists members in educating, coaching, career testing, job lead, networking connections, mentoring, counseling, or support, while providing a safe place for the job seeker, is welcome to be listed on the or CareerUSA.org website.  

For more information and a schedule of events go to 

https://www.careerusa.org/  

 

Recurring Meetings

 

Sundays from 9:00 – 9:30 am: George Pace, an IT Technology Leader, in Partnership with TBCNJ, host a weekly LIVE Webinar every Sunday to discuss:

  • The latest Federal / State news as it relates to the Job Market
  • Updates related to Unemployment
  • Discuss proactive job search activities

To access the webinar, visit:www.facebook.com/keeppace. In the left-hand column, click on Videos, then click on the video that says LIVE. If you don’t see the LIVE button, it hasn’t started yet. For questions, please contact George Pace at: keeppace@gmail.com.

 

Every Monday Morning, 9:30am to 11:30am, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago     “VIRTUAL” JOB SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS Every Monday Morning Organizer: Mike Ritter StHubertJobMinistry@groups.io  View Event 

The Saint Hubert Job and Networking Ministry continues in its mission to assist the job seeker and job changer with the introduction of “virtual” Job Support Group meetings, via Zoom.

The meetings are a way to address your careering and job connection concerns with one of our team members, as well as one another, learn more about the resources available to job seekers, and to share information and support with a small group of attendees.

If you would like to register for this event:

  1. Send an email, with the name of the event, Job Support Group, to Mike Ritter, at StHubertJobMinistry@groups.io
  2. You will receive an invitation to Zoom.com, a video conferencing platform, to join the group on your computer, tablet, or mobile device
  3. Click on the link, within that email invitation, to join the “Job Support Group”, on Zoom.com.

Please send any questions to Mike Ritter at StHubertJobMinistry@groups.io

 

The WNO (Westchester Networking Organization) meets the third Monday of each month.  During the COVID pandemic, we are meeting via Zoom at 5:45 p.m. The WNO is a community that is supportive and welcoming to those who are in transition and that fosters career fulfillment for all professionals, including those fully employed. We provide an opportunity to network across industries, fields and organizations.  Our monthly meetings include networking time as well as a presentation on a topic relevant to job search and career development. The contact e-mail ID for the WNO, wno1635@gmail.com.

 

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 Absolute Transitions, 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/PT2021sched. Login instructions will be provided the day prior to each session. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you have any questions, email: tony@absolutetransitions.com.

 

Every Tuesday 1-2:00pm, Join Ken Lang for Linkedin Lunch and Learn register here https://www.meetup.com/Weekly-LinkedIn-Lunch-and-Learn/ .

 

Tuesdays, Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA 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).

 

 

Join William Paterson University Alumni Association virtually on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for an informative and strategic approach to landing the job you want.  We are pleased to launch a series of career workshops to help support you in your career search. Whether you’re in a current job search, considering a career transition or looking to take your career to the next level, these sessions are for you! Over the next 5 months, you’ll have an opportunity to learn the key elements of a job search strategy and a step-by-step approach to landing the job you want. We’ll take the guesswork out of the job search, so you will always know what to do next. 

The series will be led by Executive Coach Robert Hellmann, President of Hellmann Career Consulting, a certified GetFive Senior Career Coach, and a LinkedIn Certified Professional Recruiter. For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@wpunj.edu or 973-720-2175.

Plan and Organize Your Job Search Campaign – Tuesday, February 23

Revitalize Your Marketing Materials – Resume, LinkedIn Profile, Pitch – Tuesday, March 23

 Get Good at Getting Interviews – Tap into the “Hidden” Job Market – Tuesday, April 27

 Turn Interviews into Offers – Tuesday, May 25

Effective Salary and “Job” Negotiation – Make Thousands in Minutes! – Tuesday, June 22

 

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. 

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.

There will be no PSG of Mercer County meetings on Friday, December 25 & Friday, January 1 due to the Christmas and New Year holiday week!

 

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition (CIT, read about us at https://www.christchurchshorthills.org/parish-life/church-fellowship/careers-in-transition1/ )  meets virtually on ZOOM.  Virtual business cards are shared using ZOOM chat.

To have your resume reviewed, please send it in a doc or docx format to Carol McCullagh (mccullaghcarol@yahoo.com) AND Glenn Resnicoff (gresnicoff@gmail.com) by 4pm the Friday before the meeting.

REGISTRATION USING THE CIT GOOGLE FORM IS REQUIRED by 4PM Friday before the meeting using https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdixw9sWuOVUkACon_LioMt3xdw79v94u-fmjYRmrD-Hx9H1Q/viewform Google will acknowledge your form submission.  CIT will send you the Zoom link on Friday night. Please check your spam folder.  

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.

 

 

 

SPEAKERS BUREAU for Job Search Networking Groups

Occasionally, job-search-networking-group-leaders ask me if I know people that are willing to speak to their respective groups.  Obviously, nowadays everything is via video.  Several years ago, I created a mini speakers bureau list which I used to forward.  Lately, such requests became more frequent.  Subsequently, I decided to update same.  If you are interested and wish that I add your name to the list, please fill out this form https://bit.ly/3pvPnGd  and I would gladly do so.  Happy to help.

Alex

To view or select speakers for your upcoming event click HERE  >>SPEAKERS-BUREAU-MASTER 12-11-2020

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/