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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.

Virtual Networking 9/19/2021 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

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September 19, 1:00pm, OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH

One Passaic Street

Ridgewood, NJ 07450 

CAREER RESOURCES MINISTRY

Create Your Communications Strategy and Resume – 

A good communications strategy assures that the key qualifications and assets you possess will support your objective. Written and verbal ways to achieve this will be discussed. Strategies will include written qualification statements, exit statements, accomplishments statements and resume writing.

Our Ministry helps people seeking employment through a series of four workshops. Our aim is to provide the job seeker with the tools and encouragement to find a new position. We are a ministry that is free and open to all, regardless of affiliation, who are anticipating unemployment or are already unemployed. There is no charge for the four workshops and registration is not required.

FALL/WINTER SESSIONS 2021

Sundays, 1:00 pm – 52 PASSAIC STREET (WINDSOR ACADEMY )

Lower Level across from Church and Rectory

All are welcome! Refreshments Served 

Define Your Target Market – October 24 Learning how to clearly and logically define your target market allows you to focus on specific organizations and ensures that you waste little time finding appropriate new employment. Staying focused with realistic goals can shorten your employment search by weeks and even months.  

Get Your Message Out – NETWORKING –November 21 Getting the message out about who you are and what you have to offer to people who are likely to hire you is at the heart of the job search process. This technique is often referred to as Networking.

 Interview, Cultivate Offers and Negotiate – December 12 Every discussion with a hiring manager should be considered an interview. Your role in the discussion is to position your skills, talents and experience as a solution to the challenges they face in their organization. Your task is to cultivate an offer by helping the hiring manager see you in that role, and eventually make you an offer. 

Conducted by Ed McCabe & Rich Kritzer

For information call Carol Shea (201) 264-8273 or Tom Lewis (201) 445-1864

 

 

Monday, 9/20, at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Discover Your Strengths. Join us for this fast-paced and practical webinar, as career coach Terrence “Terry” Seamon presents a methodology for identifying your core strengths so that you can capture and convey them to others. We all have strengths. But do we know what they are? Can we communicate our strengths to others, say in a job interview? Terry Seamon is an executive career transition consultant with The Ayers Group where he coaches executives and professionals that are in career transition. Previously, Terry had a long career in the corporate world as a HR training manager in such industries as energy, telecom, and pharma-chem. PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit the PSGCNJ site at https://psgcnj.biz/ and click on MORE DETAILS HERE in the red box at the top of the page and follow the instructions. New members are invited to join us for a 10-minute orientation at 9:30 am to learn how our organization can help you with your job search. Please use the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209082512.

Join us Monday, 20 Sep 2021! 5:45-8:15 pm., Presentation: The Job Search as a Business Transaction, Presenter:  Jay Lang. Something occurs when we become unemployed or start a job search. We lose our professional identity.  It’s an interesting and self-sabotaging phenomenon that occurs – one day we may be the Director of a multi-million dollar business, and the next day we are at home sweating over the font on our resume over whether it’s good enough for Human Resources.  The Job Search ‘mind set’ vs a Business Transaction ‘mind set’ is analogous to powerless vs powerful, reactive vs proactive, unconfident vs confident. Turning the job search into a business transaction focuses our attention on performing as the professional we are – possessing a wealth of expertise, experience and value we can offer to a potential company.  Together we will explore the disadvantages of the job search mentality, and how we can begin to turn our search for a new career opportunity into a Business Transaction mindset, to ultimately land more interviews and better offers.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:30PM, First Avenue Presbyterian Church Employment Ministry presents ‘The Art and Science of the Interview’ by Richard Lipstein.  Location: Online via Zoom. Interviewing for a job is both an art and science. The most important thing to consider is that interviewing FOR the job is often very different from actually DOING the job. The goal of this interactive session shall be the following, among others:

  • Doing the right kind of homework to succeed in your interview
  • Maximizing your effectiveness in this world of the zoom and phone interview
  • Preparing the toughest questions before you have to answer them
  • Making an effective close at the end of the interview
  • Demonstrating your strategic value before, during and after the interview
  • Why practice makes perfect 

Register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 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. Web site:     https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/home 

Tuesday meeting permalink:     https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/hot-link-to-this-weeks-online-meeting

 

 

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 10 – 11:30 AM, NYPL Hosts “Setting & Achieving Career Goals”. End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. Location Room 604 – 6th floor SNFL Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL  Event Details (Registration will be available Sept 1,2021)  This event will take place in person at The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library * * * THIS IS AN IN PERSON EVENT * * * Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library 455 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10016 SNFL Room 604 Career Finders Club – Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile 

Join us for the Career Finders Club Series to interactively work through some major job search campaign issues. This series is taking place on-site at the newly reopened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. You can participate in all of the sessions for the greatest benefit or mix and match sessions that you are interested in the most. The space is limited, so please register as soon as you can.

Upcoming Sessions:

October 6, 10:00 – 11:30 Sharpening your Interviewing Skills

Registration is required for this on-site event  – Click Here to Register

Presenter: Marzena Ermler

 

Wed Sept 22, 7:15 – 8:45pm, Kenneth Z. Kendall, MFA will Present – ‘Exploring Your Self-Talk’. He is an award-winning actor, educator, and speaker. Since 2016, he has been in the Corporate Learning and Development space as a trainer, facilitator, and leader.

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Meeting ID: 835 2874 2020

Passcode: 150832

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

 

Thursday, September 23, Noon Eastern / 11AM Central / 10AM Mountain / 9AM Pacific, John Hadley presents “5 Secrets to Landing a Job You’ll Love!”, A FREE 1 hour webinar, 

Are you in a job that you love, and that pays what you know you’re worth? 

OR:

  • Have you already settled for a job that doesn’t fulfill the inner you?
  • Does the very idea of searching for a GREAT job seem futile?
  • Do you feel like the odds are stacked against you in finding an opportunity you will truly love?
  • Is the stress of being unemployed, underpaid or under-appreciated affecting the way you feel about life?

It doesn’t have to! What would it be like to wake up early each morning totally excited to go to your dream job? Wouldn’t you like to be building your future each and every day?

The session will be by Zoom, so you can participate from the convenience of your home or office! Take the first step to Getting a Job You’ll Love by registering now for this FREE webinar.

Fri, Sept 24, 2021, 9:45am-12pm ET, PSG of Mercer County welcomes Bill LaChance & Sean Lovinson – Money Saving Strategies During a Career Transition: Health Insurance, Taxes, Etc.This presentation will cover a number of strategies to consider to help with cash flow during a career transition. The focus will be on those strategies that may not be well known or understood. Topics will include:

  • Medical insurance through the Affordable Care Act
  • Strategies to take advantage of shifting marginal tax rates during a transition,
  • The impact of the SECURE Retirement Act
  • Advantages and disadvantages of 401k/403b rollovers.

Where: The Princeton Public Library 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542 

 

Friday, September 24, 2021, 12 – 1:30 PM, NYPL Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL

Four Steps of Interviewing to Get Your Next Job End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. Location ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration. THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT  Learn the four key steps in interviewing to get your next job: strategy, preparation, practice, and follow-up. Amy Geffen will also explain:how to answer typical questions, behavioral questions, and difficult questions, two questions you must ask at the end of the interview, how to distinguish yourself from your competition, how to follow up after the interview.

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Monday, 9/27 at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, The Business Model and You. In this one-hour interactive workshop by Joan Divor, you will learn a practical, powerful method for describing, analyzing, and revising your personal business model; to tie your personal business model with a one-page organizational business model to support your career or entrepreneurial goals, and to reflect on your personal business model and consider ways you might strengthen it to take advantage of new opportunities. Joan is an experienced trainer, facilitator, researcher and library manager. In 15 plus years as business services librarian at a county library system, Joan helped hundreds of startups, business owners, and nonprofit managers start and grow their organizations with one-on-one consults, training workshops, and research assistance. For those new to PSGCNJ, we offer a 10-minute orientation at 9:30 am about how the organization can help you with your job search. Please use link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209082512

 

 

Next is Wed Sept 29th, 6:30-8:15pm Central time, $20.00, NSENG Webinar, “BUILDING A PERSONAL BRAND FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH” plus a Round of Networking

Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar… this event will be recorded & made available to all registrants whether you attend or not. Establishing, managing and maintaining a professional, compelling brand is an essential part of any effective job search. Telling a meaningful and relevant story to achieve the “law of attraction” from hiring managers and companies enables job seekers to establish thought leadership status and it sets them apart from their competition. It also leaves a positive and memorable impression. This presentation will cover strategies for job seekers to fully prepare for the entire lifecycle of the recruiting, interviewing, hiring and job offer negotiation process with a compelling brand story. Career coach, Debra Wheatman, will cover understanding your value and sharing things that make YOU unique. She will discuss appropriate preparation, practice, confidence and ways to showcase your talents to serve as the framework for a successful search and beyond. 

A few of Debra’s topics include:

— Understanding what branding is and ways to build it for your job search

— Powerful ways to brand yourself online

— How to use social media to develop and promote your brand

— How to network and share your brand in a way that it attracts others

— Mechanisms for building a brand internally to achieve new levels of success 

In the last 30 minutes of this event (for those that wish to network), everyone will be broken up into virtual small groups of 6-10 people where you’ll have an opportunity to share a bit about your background and companies that are of interest to you. Often times these networking sessions provide warm introductions into target companies that you otherwise can’t reach on your own.

 

 

Saturday October 9th, at 8:00 AM, The Breakfast Club NJ presents: Lisa Manyoky presents “Presence Intelligence”. Please go to www.thebreakfastclubnj.com for virtual meeting signon instructions. Go to https://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/events/275064927/ to sign up for the meeting.

October 9, 2021, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM., My Career Transitions presents. Topic: Ace the Interview: Preparing for a job Interview. Speaker:  Lalena Kennedy. Time: Location:  Virtual Event Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society. Registration for this FREE event coming soon. Registration will end October 8 at noon. Qualifications can land you an interview, but executing a successful meeting requires more than just possessing the right skills for the job. Acing a job interview requires a combination of confidence, strategy, and preparation. In this presentation, we’ll cover what you need to know to ensure a successful interview – including how to prep, what to expect the day of, and following up afterwards. We’ll review interview questions that are likely to be asked and the best ways to answer each. You’ll learn how to craft anecdotes for each accomplishment, and how to make sure these stories have the opportunity to be shared in the interview. We’ll also spend time discussing effective questions to ask the interviewer. Join us to gain confidence, a competitive advantage over other candidates, and maximize your chance of a job offer! In this webinar, you will learn how to:Understand what the interviewer really wants to know when asking an interview question, Identify the most frequent interview mistakes and how to avoid them, Anticipate the most common interview questions and answer them clearly and succinctly.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11:30AM-12:30PM, Monmouth County Workforce, FREE WORKSHOP for JOB SEEKERS, ‘Financial Planning During a Job Transition’, By  Gerard Raho, VIRTUAL SEMINAR, LISTEN IN SO YOU CAN LEARN FOR FREE FROM AN EXPERIENCED FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL! WE ARE USING EVENTBRITE NOW. Please reserve your seat by going to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/financial-planning-during-a-job-transition-registration-167467639217

and registering for this workshop. YOU MUST Complete the registration to receive an email with the ZOOM link to join. THIS MEETING WILL NOT BE RECORDED! **PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address**. Topics to be discussed include: 1. 401k options when you leave a company and the positive and negative aspects to each option.  Discussion of special situations when you can take money out of a 401k without penalty. 2. Overall financial planning; Cash management options and liquidity needs during job transition. 3. A retirement analysis and discuss the importance of having proper asset allocation. 4. Discuss current market volatility and put it into historical perspective.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021, 10:00AM-11:30AM, Monmouth County Workforce, FREE WORKSHOP for JOB SEEKERS, ‘Rise Above The Competition’, By Colleen Ferrary, VIRTUAL SEMINAR, LISTEN IN SO YOU CAN LEARN FOR FREE FROM AN EXPERIENCED JOB SEARCH INSTRUCTOR! WE ARE USING EVENTBRITE NOW Please reserve your seat by going to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rise-above-the-competition-by-colleen-ferrary-tickets-173652608627

and registering for this workshop. YOU MUST Complete the registration to receive an email with the ZOOM link to join. Do not delay! Seats are VERY limited! PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address.What You Will learn:Colleen Ferrary, founder and president of Employment Tutors, will lead an informative and very interactive conversation about the job market.  She’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at what happens when she hires for a company and essential tools to help you rise above your competition!  After a short presentation, she will dedicate the majority of the meeting to answering your questions and helping you get the job you want!

 Saturday, Oct 16,  9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Eastern)   Cost $5, —an interactive time of information and ideas to provide help and hope in your job transition and career— 

TOP 10 Tools and Tips to Land Your Next Job – Amy Dinning – There is so much to focus on and do, how do you determine the critical activities and tools to land your next job? Amy will share her 10 top tools and tips to land your next job. The information will give you a roadmap to follow and move you forward on your journey to successful employment. Our next two speakers will do a deeper dive into Networking and LinkedIn, two of the top tips and tools.

You’ll Get By With A Little Help from Your Friends: Power Networking for Introverts & Extroverts – Theresa Hummel-Krallinger – Networking has long been recognized as a powerful tool for business professionals. What are you doing to build and maintain your professional network? Attend this session to learn tips and tricks to build and manage your network.  Participate in a “safe” structured networking exercise. You’re guaranteed to leave with a valuable piece of advice and at least one new contact.  

LinkedIn Profile Optimization: Get found faster and give the right first impression!  – Bobbie Foedisch– Learn how to build and position your LinkedIn profile to get found faster and give the right first impression.  Bobbie will share how to brand yourself, how to display work examples, how to leverage Search Engine Optimization to be found, how to tell stories and feature accomplishments and how to showcase your work and other experience.

Join us at 8:45 a.m. for networking. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. A link to the handouts will be provided after the workshop. 

Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jump-start-your-job-search-online-workshop-tickets-1680107737 47  and pay with a credit card. You will receive a Zoom link in order to attend the workshop. Please note that online registration will close on Friday, October 15 at noon.

 For more information or questions, contact Amy Dinning at amydinning@juno.com.

 

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:00AM-11:30AM, Monmouth County Workforce, FREE WORKSHOP for JOB SEEKERS, ‘Beating the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)’, By Lynne Williams, Ed.D Candidate, VIRTUAL SEMINAR, LISTEN IN SO YOU CAN LEARN FOR FREE FROM AN EXPERIENCED JOB SEARCH INSTRUCTOR! WE ARE USING EVENTBRITE NOW. Please reserve your seat by going to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beating-the-applicant-tracking-system-ats-by-lynne-williams-edd-candid-tickets-170021225061

and registering for this workshop. YOU MUST Complete the registration to receive an email with the ZOOM link to join. Do not delay! Seats are VERY limited! PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address. As a job seeker, are you wondering why you are not getting any response to your online submissions? Uncover why human eyes may never see the resumes you submit online and discover what you need to do to optimize your resume to beat the dreaded ATS. Have your current resume available to mark up during the workshop. The content of this presentation was published in chapter 8 of the book published by the ATD (Association of Talent Development) called Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing the Job You Love. Dick Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute wrote the forward in this book and 15 other career coaches around the country also contributed chapters.

 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.

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/  

 

Become a New Start Career Network Member!

New Start Career Network (NSCN) provides free assistance to NJ residents over age 45 who have been out of work for at least 6 months. Membership includes:

  1. Information and advice about the labor market and job search strategies, including over 100 webinars on all aspects of the search.
  2. Free access to premium job search services such as Jobscan, Vault, and Big Interview.
  3. One-on-one and group virtual coaching provided by trained volunteer coaches.
  4. Resume & LinkedIn profile reviews and practice interviewing with coaches.
  5. Referrals to a broad range of services through NSCN’s partners, including education, training, mental health support, and financial advising.

To become a member, please visit www.newstartcareernetwork.org. For more information, please email nscn@rutgers.edu.

 

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.

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.

Mondays, Join Ken Lang, starting on 9/13 at 1 pm, weekly LinkedIn and networking Zoom event through the NJ Career Network Job Seeker Community.  Find out more info here – https://nj-career-network-jobseeker-community.mn.co/online-members.

Morris County Executives in Transition meets the 3rd Monday of the month from 10-12 noon through the Zoom link below. The group is a great opportunity to network for new contacts and job search ideas.  Please feel free to share this with other job seekers you feel can use our assistance.The format is the same as always, everyone gets equal time to present their introduction and job search successes and challenges, then ask the group for assistance with the challenges. All are welcome.

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Meeting ID: 912 5451 6371

Password: mceit

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) 

 

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 his weekly LinkedIn Live! event. Register here at https://www.meetup.com/Weekly-LinkedIn-Lunch-and-Learn/ or you can watch the broadcast live from Ken’s LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/langk     and you can watch the rebroadcasts by subscribing to his You Tube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfLKLlFMjh8d1swDVi2rNkQ

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.

 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 roduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative 6:00-7:30pm The NSCN Resilience Circle has provided an opportunity for people to share their frustrations and anxieties about job loss and subsequent job search with their peers. We will intays to work through their transition period and consciously change their mindset.  The group will meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. These sessions are only open to members of NSCN.

Expectations We ask the following of each member: Commit to being willing and open to explore and take action from the wisdom thought leaders and various self-care activities, and actively participate in all group discussions and study topics that are presented.

If you are interested in participating, please email Michele Martin at 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, 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.

 

Virtual Networking 9/12/2021 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

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Monday, 9/13, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Background Checks and References – What are employers learning about you Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey as Paul Cecala takes an in-depth look at the many different ways employers are delving into candidates’ pasts to determine their suitability for the job. The interview is just one step. The background and reference checks are a completely separate and extensive step made much easier by the internet. What are employers learning about you? What can you do to ensure they learn what you want? You will learn the many steps you can take to improve your background and reference checks. Paul Cecala, a Five O’Clock Club certified career coach, has been coaching since 1999. PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit the PSGCNJ site at https://psgcnj.biz/ and click on MORE DETAILS HERE in the red box at the top of the page and follow the instructions. New members are invited to join us for a 10-minute orientation at 9:30 am to learn how our organization can help you with your job search. Please use the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209082512.

Monday, September 13, 2021, 5 – 6:30 PM NYPL Hosts “Creating and Leveraging Your Own Personal Brand….Define? Embrace! Communicate!” End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. Location ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration

Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL Event Details THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT 

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

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. Learn techniques to pitch your brand in ways that will create an emotional connection that will lead to more powerful business relationships. Through one-on-one coaching, you will declare your brand to fully embrace your career journey, values, strengths, and the impact you want to have in all parts of your career, so dust off your mike and camera and be ready to participate live! This is a highly interactive webinar!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

 Presenter: Jim Arnoff 

Tuesday, Sept 14th. 6:00 – 7:30 pm Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) Zoom meeting Our guest speaker, Michael Shavel is a Career Development specialist with the CT Dept of Labor and he will present on “ Job Search Strategies/Labor Market Info” This is  a combination of their Successful Job Search Strategies and also an Update on the CT Job Market.”  This is open to anyone living in CT or any other state.  Please email, Michael Shavel at Michael.Shavel@ct.gov requesting the zoom link for the Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meeting  on Tuesday, Sept 14th .Since our speaker is from the CT Dept of Labor, participants must be registered with the American Job Center (www.cthires.com) in order to participate.  When you email Michael Shavel he can check to see if you are already registered and if you are not he can assist your with the registration. Please feel free to invite other professionals to participate that are interested in professional development or looking for a new opportunity. To receive an NFP Evite email on information on the upcoming NFP meeting, please e-mail john@itechcp.com

Tues Sept 14th, 6:00-9:00pm central time, NSENG, $80.00,Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach, Online Workshop: “THE WHAT THE HELL APPROACH TO JOB SEARCH”® plus a 32-min recording on “How to Write Custom Cover Letters”. This will be an online event via the Zoom platform. This session will not be recorded so please come prepared to take notes– a few key handouts will be provided beforehand as reference materials. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 5:50pm on Sept 14th. If you have any questions about the workshop please email martygilbert1@gmail.com. See below for comments from past attendees of this workshop.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 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. Web site:     https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/home Tuesday meeting permalink:     https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/hot-link-to-this-weeks-online-meeting 

NOTE: The JobSeekers website, and link page, has changed.  Same content, new format.  (i.e., We were not hacked.)

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, 10:00AM-11:30AM, FREE WORKSHOP for JOB SEEKERS, How to succeed at jobs that don’t exist…yet! By, Christopher Bishop. VIRTUAL SEMINAR, LISTEN IN SO YOU CAN LEARN FOR FREE FROM AN EXPERIENCED REINVENTION PROFESSIONAL! WE ARE USING EVENTBRITE NOW Please reserve your seat by going to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-succeed-at-jobs-that-

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and registering for this workshop. YOU MUST Complete the registration to receive an email with the ZOOM link to join. Do not delay! Seats are VERY limited! Please SAVE the link sent to you, as this is the ONLY time you will receive it-there are NO REMINDERS before the event. **PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address.How to succeed at jobs that don’t exist…yet! By, Chris Bishop,  chris@improvisingcareers.com Chase the maelstrom, find the chaos, go for the mayhem – that is where the careers of the future are emerging.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 10 – 11:30 AM, NYPL Hosts “Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile”. End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. Location Room 604 – 6th floor SNFL Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL  Event Details (Registration will be available Sept 1,2021)  This event will take place in person at The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library * * * THIS IS AN IN PERSON EVENT * * * Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library 455 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10016 SNFL Room 604 Career Finders Club – Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile 

Join us for the Career Finders Club Series to interactively work through some major job search campaign issues. This series is taking place on-site at the newly reopened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. You can participate in all of the sessions for the greatest benefit or mix and match sessions that you are interested in the most. The space is limited, so please register as soon as you can.

Today’s session: Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile

Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search and career, including customizing your LinkedIn profile and your personal network, strategies for determining whom should you ‘link’ with on LinkedIn, performing basic and advanced research. We will also discuss how to give and receive recommendations. This session will be conducted by Marzena Ermler, Career Coach, and LinkedIn member since 2007.

Upcoming Sessions:

September 22, 10:00 -11: 30 Setting & Achieving Career Goals

September 29, 10:00 – 11:30 Refreshing your Resume

October 6, 10:00 – 11:30 Sharpening your Interviewing Skills

Registration is required for this on-site event  – Click Here to Register

Presenter: Marzena Ermler

Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT, Join us ONLINE.VIRTUAL for insights from Human Resources & Recruiting Experts. 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. on the day of the meeting on Thursday, 09/16.Get a fresh perspective on your job search as the Career Networking Group, Montgomery County goes behind the scenes with local talent acquisition professionals who will share their insiders’ views on the recruitment process panel of Human Resources and Recruiting experts will discuss current recruiting and onboarding processes and how to effectively connect with recruiters in a competitive job market. In addition, these talent acquisition leaders will share their experiences and what they look for during the various stages of candidate engagement.

manager, and people leader across private and public sectors organizations.

About The Group: The goal of the Career Networking Group in Montgomery County is to provide a supportive environment where members can obtain ideas, direction, and support and learn skills to improve their job search and career. Come and network with other individuals who are likewise in transition to share best practices about job hunting.

EVENT LOCATION: 518 E. Township Line Road; Blue Bell, PA 19422 / CURRENTLY: ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY FACILLITATOR: George E. Schonewolf, Founder / Organizer / Speaker / Event Host / Career Coach INVESTMENT: FREE to all in transition/ unemployed. REGISTER: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/clblhsyccmbwb/

Thursday, September 16th, 2021, 7 pm, The Interfaith Career Network offers FREE assistance-open to all! Virtual Speaker Presentation ” Jobs in the Nonprofit Marketplace” Stephani Peterson, speaker. Stephani will address: •  the various types of nonprofits •  the advantages of working in the nonprofit sector •  how to tailor your resume while showcasing transferable skills for your next position •  how to best succeed in this candidate driven market. This is a virtual workshop filled with valuable information you need to know if you’re interested in the nonprofit sector. The link to this Zoom meeting can be found on our website at http://www.interfaithcareernetwork.org/calendar. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to attend. 

Fri Sept 17, 2021, 9:45-12 PM ET, PSG of Mercer County welcomes Ford Myers – ‘10 Vital Strategies To Maximize Your Career Success’. What if you could discover the “secrets” that determine who will reach full potential in their career, and who will not? That’s exactly what this powerful presentation will reveal. Real success is achieved not just in knowing these “insider strategies,” but in applying them in a consistent, systematic manner. Where: The Princeton Public Library 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

 

Monday, 9/20, at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Discover Your Strengths. Join us for this fast-paced and practical webinar, as career coach Terrence “Terry” Seamon presents a methodology for identifying your core strengths so that you can capture and convey them to others. We all have strengths. But do we know what they are? Can we communicate our strengths to others, say in a job interview? Terry Seamon is an executive career transition consultant with The Ayers Group where he coaches executives and professionals that are in career transition. Previously, Terry had a long career in the corporate world as a HR training manager in such industries as energy, telecom, and pharma-chem. PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit the PSGCNJ site at https://psgcnj.biz/ and click on MORE DETAILS HERE in the red box at the top of the page and follow the instructions. New members are invited to join us for a 10-minute orientation at 9:30 am to learn how our organization can help you with your job search. Please use the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209082512.

Join us Monday, 20 Sep 2021! 5:45-8:15 pm., Presentation: The Job Search as a Business Transaction, Presenter:  Jay Lang. Something occurs when we become unemployed or start a job search. We lose our professional identity.  It’s an interesting and self-sabotaging phenomenon that occurs – one day we may be the Director of a multi-million dollar business, and the next day we are at home sweating over the font on our resume over whether it’s good enough for Human Resources.  The Job Search ‘mind set’ vs a Business Transaction ‘mind set’ is analogous to powerless vs powerful, reactive vs proactive, unconfident vs confident. Turning the job search into a business transaction focuses our attention on performing as the professional we are – possessing a wealth of expertise, experience and value we can offer to a potential company.  Together we will explore the disadvantages of the job search mentality, and how we can begin to turn our search for a new career opportunity into a Business Transaction mindset, to ultimately land more interviews and better offers.

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Thursday, September 23, Noon Eastern / 11AM Central / 10AM Mountain / 9AM Pacific, John Hadley presents “5 Secrets to Landing a Job You’ll Love!”, A FREE 1 hour webinar, 

Are you in a job that you love, and that pays what you know you’re worth? 

OR:

  • Have you already settled for a job that doesn’t fulfill the inner you?
  • Does the very idea of searching for a GREAT job seem futile?
  • Do you feel like the odds are stacked against you in finding an opportunity you will truly love?
  • Is the stress of being unemployed, underpaid or under-appreciated affecting the way you feel about life?

It doesn’t have to! What would it be like to wake up early each morning totally excited to go to your dream job? Wouldn’t you like to be building your future each and every day?

The session will be by Zoom, so you can participate from the convenience of your home or office! Take the first step to Getting a Job You’ll Love by registering now for this FREE webinar.

Fri, Sept 24, 2021, 9:45am-12pm ET, PSG of Mercer County welcomes Bill LaChance & Sean Lovinson – Money Saving Strategies During a Career Transition: Health Insurance, Taxes, Etc. This presentation will cover a number of strategies to consider to help with cash flow during a career transition. The focus will be on those strategies that may not be well known or understood. Topics will include:

  • Medical insurance through the Affordable Care Act
  • Strategies to take advantage of shifting marginal tax rates during a transition,
  • The impact of the SECURE Retirement Act
  • Advantages and disadvantages of 401k/403b rollovers.

Where: The Princeton Public Library 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542 

 

Friday, September 24, 2021, 12 – 1:30 PM, NYPL Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL

Four Steps of Interviewing to Get Your Next Job End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. Location ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration. THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT  Learn the four key steps in interviewing to get your next job: strategy, preparation, practice, and follow-up. Amy Geffen will also explain:how to answer typical questions, behavioral questions, and difficult questions, two questions you must ask at the end of the interview, how to distinguish yourself from your competition, how to follow up after the interview.

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Monday, 9/27 at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, The Business Model and You. In this one-hour interactive workshop by Joan Divor, you will learn a practical, powerful method for describing, analyzing, and revising your personal business model; to tie your personal business model with a one-page organizational business model to support your career or entrepreneurial goals, and to reflect on your personal business model and consider ways you might strengthen it to take advantage of new opportunities. Joan is an experienced trainer, facilitator, researcher and library manager. In 15 plus years as business services librarian at a county library system, Joan helped hundreds of startups, business owners, and nonprofit managers start and grow their organizations with one-on-one consults, training workshops, and research assistance. For those new to PSGCNJ, we offer a 10-minute orientation at 9:30 am about how the organization can help you with your job search. Please use link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209082512

 

Saturday October 9th, at 8:00 AM, The Breakfast Club NJ presents: Lisa Manyoky presents “Presence Intelligence”. Please go to www.thebreakfastclubnj.com for virtual meeting sign on instructions. Go to https://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/events/275064927/ to sign up for the meeting.

October 9, 2021, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM., My Career Transitions presents. Topic: Ace the Interview: Preparing for a job Interview. Speaker:  Lalena Kennedy. Time: Location:  Virtual Event Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society. Registration for this FREE event coming soon. Registration will end October 8 at noon. Qualifications can land you an interview, but executing a successful meeting requires more than just possessing the right skills for the job. Acing a job interview requires a combination of confidence, strategy, and preparation. In this presentation, we’ll cover what you need to know to ensure a successful interview – including how to prep, what to expect the day of, and following up afterwards. We’ll review interview questions that are likely to be asked and the best ways to answer each. You’ll learn how to craft anecdotes for each accomplishment, and how to make sure these stories have the opportunity to be shared in the interview. We’ll also spend time discussing effective questions to ask the interviewer. Join us to gain confidence, a competitive advantage over other candidates, and maximize your chance of a job offer! In this webinar, you will learn how to: Understand what the interviewer really wants to know when asking an interview question, Identify the most frequent interview mistakes and how to avoid them, Anticipate the most common interview questions and answer them clearly and succinctly

Saturday, Oct 16,  9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Eastern)   Cost $5, —an interactive time of information and ideas to provide help and hope in your job transition and career— 

TOP 10 Tools and Tips to Land Your Next Job – Amy Dinning – There is so much to focus on and do, how do you determine the critical activities and tools to land your next job? Amy will share her 10 top tools and tips to land your next job. The information will give you a roadmap to follow and move you forward on your journey to successful employment. Our next two speakers will do a deeper dive into Networking and LinkedIn, two of the top tips and tools.

You’ll Get By With A Little Help from Your Friends: Power Networking for Introverts & Extroverts – Theresa Hummel-Krallinger – Networking has long been recognized as a powerful tool for business professionals. What are you doing to build and maintain your professional network? Attend this session to learn tips and tricks to build and manage your network.  Participate in a “safe” structured networking exercise. You’re guaranteed to leave with a valuable piece of advice and at least one new contact.  

LinkedIn Profile Optimization: Get found faster and give the right first impression!  – Bobbie Foedisch– Learn how to build and position your LinkedIn profile to get found faster and give the right first impression.  Bobbie will share how to brand yourself, how to display work examples, how to leverage Search Engine Optimization to be found, how to tell stories and feature accomplishments and how to showcase your work and other experience.

Join us at 8:45 a.m. for networking. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. A link to the handouts will be provided after the workshop. 

Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jump-start-your-job-search-online-workshop-tickets-1680107737 47  and pay with a credit card. You will receive a Zoom link in order to attend the workshop. Please note that online registration will close on Friday, October 15 at noon.

 For more information or questions, contact Amy Dinning at amydinning@juno.com.

 

 

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.

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/  

 

Become a New Start Career Network Member!

New Start Career Network (NSCN) provides free assistance to NJ residents over age 45 who have been out of work for at least 6 months. Membership includes:

  1. Information and advice about the labor market and job search strategies, including over 100 webinars on all aspects of the search.
  2. Free access to premium job search services such as Jobscan, Vault, and Big Interview.
  3. One-on-one and group virtual coaching provided by trained volunteer coaches.
  4. Resume & LinkedIn profile reviews and practice interviewing with coaches.
  5. Referrals to a broad range of services through NSCN’s partners, including education, training, mental health support, and financial advising.

To become a member, please visit www.newstartcareernetwork.org. For more information, please email nscn@rutgers.edu.

 

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.

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.

Mondays, Join Ken Lang, starting on 9/13 at 1 pm, weekly LinkedIn and networking Zoom event through the NJ Career Network Job Seeker Community.  Find out more info here – https://nj-career-network-jobseeker-community.mn.co/online-members.

3rd Monday of the month from 10-12 noon and use the same Zoom info each month. Morris County Executives in Transition meets the 3rd Monday of the month from 10-12 noon and use the same Zoom info each month. The link is the same as has been used in the past. Please feel free to share this with other job seekers you feel fit our profile and can use our assistance.The format is the same as always, everyone gets equal time to present their introduction and job search successes and challenges, then ask the group for assistance with the challenges. All are welcome.

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+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) 

 

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 his weekly LinkedIn Live! event. Register here at https://www.meetup.com/Weekly-LinkedIn-Lunch-and-Learn/ or you can watch the broadcast live from Ken’s LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/langk     and you can watch the rebroadcasts by subscribing to his You Tube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfLKLlFMjh8d1swDVi2rNkQ

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.

 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 roduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative 6:00-7:30pm The NSCN Resilience Circle has provided an opportunity for people to share their frustrations and anxieties about job loss and subsequent job search with their peers. We will intays to work through their transition period and consciously change their mindset.  The group will meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. These sessions are only open to members of NSCN.

Expectations We ask the following of each member: Commit to being willing and open to explore and take action from the wisdom thought leaders and various self-care activities, and actively participate in all group discussions and study topics that are presented.

If you are interested in participating, please email Michele Martin at 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, 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.

 

 

 

Virtual Networking 9/5/2021 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

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Friday, Sept 10, 2021, 9:45-12 PM ET PSG of Mercer County welcomes Tamarra Causley Robinson – ‘How to Deal with Impact of Job Loss on Family/Relationships’. When job loss occurs, one of the first things we think to do is to triage the situation. Most activities that take place are external: Update your resume, Update your LinkedIn profile and dust off your interview skills. It’s time to tell the world about who you are and what you can do for them. Oftentimes, we don’t talk about the emotional and psychological affects of job loss for the individual and secondarily about its affect on everyone else in the household (immediate and extended family & friends).This discussion will focus solely on steps one can take to take better care of themselves during this time of transition and how to increase the awareness around how to preserve and potentially strengthen our relationship at home. Where: The Princeton Public Library 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542.

Friday, September 10, 2021  9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT, Join Warren Cook ONLINE – Preparing for Success in The First 90 of YOUR New Job, 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 & 7:00 P.M. on the day before the meeting on Thursday, 09/09. Please DO NOT SHARE LOGIN INFORMATION with anyone, once you receive it – Thanks!! In this session you will be engaged by an interactive speaker who will explore various strategies and practices to empower and guide you through a successful onboarding experience with a new employer.Attendees will gain insight into a strategic approach to enhance their new hire orientation and onboarding experience by learning skills and techniques to engage and communicate effectively from day one. The speaker will explore with the audience practical techniques to establish realistic goals and expectations for both you and your employer.The session will explore the first 90 days of employment and offer guidance on how to demonstrate tremendous value and success during this ramp up period to position yourself for long term performance success.

About The Group: The goal of the Career Networking Group in Montgomery County is to provide a supportive environment where members can obtain ideas, direction, and support and learn skills to improve their job search and career. Come and network with other individuals who are likewise in transition to share best practices about job hunting.

LOCATION: CURRENTLY ONLINE/VIRTUAL 518 E. Township Line Road; Blue Bell, PA 19422

FACILLITATOR: George E. Schonewolf, Founder / Organizer / Speaker / Event Host / Career Coach

INVESTMENT: FREE to all in transition/ unemployed. REGISTER: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/clblhsyccmbnb/

Saturday September 11th, at 8:00 AM, The Breakfast Club NJ presents: Alex Freund. Presentation: “Can you Influence the Interviewer? Here are 6 ways you can.” Many psychological factors underlie whether an interviewer chooses one candidate over another. Although there are some aspects of the interview process that you can’t change, like your height or whether an interviewer has certain preferences, by uncovering the six underlying mechanisms of influence, you can subtly tip the scales in your favor. Interviewing is a competition, and this presentation will help give you the edge so you can be slightly better than the previous or next candidate. And sometimes that’s all it takes. This presentation builds on psychological concepts formulated into practical, expert tips that you can use right away, like how to structure your speaking style to appear more credible. You’ll learn how influencers use such factors as reciprocity, how herd behavior can work in your favor, and how using the concepts of familiarity, authority, and scarcity can help land your next offer. Please go to www.thebreakfastclubnj.com for virtual meeting signon instructions. Go to https://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/events/275064927/ to sign up for the meeting.

September 11, 2021, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM, My Career Transitions presents ‘Assessing Organizational Culture for “Fit”’, Speaker:  Dr. Laura Dowling, Virtual Event,Sponsor’s: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society To attend this FREE event, please click here. Registration will end September 10 at noon. Prerequisite – Complete two assessments prior to session. Please download the file and complete the following assessments prior to the seminars Culture Deck Assessments This session explains the complexity of the phenomena of organizational culture and climate and the sources and types of leadership power. Participants will learn how personality alignment with culture and leadership style is a key factor in determining satisfaction on the job. Participants will learn strategies and tactics for better determining cultural and hiring manager fit pre-hire.

Monday, 9/13, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Background Checks and References – What are employers learning about you Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey as Paul Cecala takes an in-depth look at the many different ways employers are delving into candidates’ pasts to determine their suitability for the job. The interview is just one step. The background and reference checks are a completely separate and extensive step made much easier by the internet. What are employers learning about you? What can you do to ensure they learn what you want? You will learn the many steps you can take to improve your background and reference checks. Paul Cecala, a Five O’Clock Club certified career coach, has been coaching since 1999. PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit the PSGCNJ site at https://psgcnj.biz/ and click on MORE DETAILS HERE in the red box at the top of the page and follow the instructions. New members are invited to join us for a 10-minute orientation at 9:30 am to learn how our organization can help you with your job search. Please use the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209082512.

Tues Sept 14th, 6:00-9:00pm central time, NSENG, $80.00,Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach, Online Workshop: “THE WHAT THE HELL APPROACH TO JOB SEARCH”® plus a 32-min recording on “How to Write Custom Cover Letters”. This will be an online event via the Zoom platform. This session will not be recorded so please come prepared to take notes– a few key handouts will be provided beforehand as reference materials. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 5:50pm on Sept 14th. If you have any questions about the workshop please email martygilbert1@gmail.com. See below for comments from past attendees of this workshop.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, 10:00AM-11:30AM, FREE WORKSHOP for JOB SEEKERS, How to succeed at jobs that don’t exist…yet! By, Christopher Bishop. VIRTUAL SEMINAR, LISTEN IN SO YOU CAN LEARN FOR FREE FROM AN EXPERIENCED REINVENTION PROFESSIONAL! WE ARE USING EVENTBRITE NOW Please reserve your seat by going to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-succeed-at-jobs-that-

dont-existyet-by-christopher-bishop-tickets-166301112103

and registering for this workshop. YOU MUST Complete the registration to receive an email with the ZOOM link to join. Do not delay! Seats are VERY limited! Please SAVE the link sent to you, as this is the ONLY time you will receive it-there are NO REMINDERS before the event. **PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address. How to succeed at jobs that don’t exist…yet! By, Chris Bishop,  chris@improvisingcareers.com Chase the maelstrom, find the chaos, go for the mayhem – that is where the careers of the future are emerging.

Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT, Join us ONLINE.VIRTUAL for insights from Human Resources & Recruiting Experts. 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. on the day of the meeting on Thursday, 09/16.Get a fresh perspective on your job search as the Career Networking Group, Montgomery County goes behind the scenes with local talent acquisition professionals who will share their insiders’ views on the recruitment processor panel of Human Resources and Recruiting experts will discuss current recruiting and onboarding processes and how to effectively connect with recruiters in a competitive job market. In addition, these talent acquisition leaders will share their experiences and what they look for during the various stages of candidate engagement.

manager, and people leader across private and public sectors organizations.

About The Group: The goal of the Career Networking Group in Montgomery County is to provide a supportive environment where members can obtain ideas, direction, and support and learn skills to improve their job search and career. Come and network with other individuals who are likewise in transition to share best practices about job hunting.

EVENT LOCATION: 518 E. Township Line Road; Blue Bell, PA 19422 / CURRENTLY: ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY FACILLITATOR: George E. Schonewolf, Founder / Organizer / Speaker / Event Host / Career Coach INVESTMENT: FREE to all in transition/ unemployed. REGISTER: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/clblhsyccmbwb/

 

Fri Sept 17, 2021, 9:45-12 PM ET, PSG of Mercer County welcomes Ford Myers – ‘10 Vital Strategies To Maximize Your Career Success’. What if you could discover the “secrets” that determine who will reach full potential in their career, and who will not? That’s exactly what this powerful presentation will reveal. Real success is achieved not just in knowing these “insider strategies,” but in applying them in a consistent, systematic manner. Where: The Princeton Public Library 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

 

Monday, 9/20, at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Discover Your Strengths. Join us for this fast-paced and practical webinar, as career coach Terrence “Terry” Seamon presents a methodology for identifying your core strengths so that you can capture and convey them to others. We all have strengths. But do we know what they are? Can we communicate our strengths to others, say in a job interview? Terry Seamon is an executive career transition consultant with The Ayers Group where he coaches executives and professionals that are in career transition. Previously, Terry had a long career in the corporate world as a HR training manager in such industries as energy, telecom, and pharma-chem. PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit the PSGCNJ site at https://psgcnj.biz/ and click on MORE DETAILS HERE in the red box at the top of the page and follow the instructions. New members are invited to join us for a 10-minute orientation at 9:30 am to learn how our organization can help you with your job search. Please use the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209082512.

Join us Monday, 20 Sep 2021! 5:45-8:15 pm., Presentation: The Job Search as a Business Transaction, Presenter:  Jay Lang. Something occurs when we become unemployed or start a job search. We lose our professional identity.  It’s an interesting and self-sabotaging phenomenon that occurs – one day we may be the Director of a multi-million dollar business, and the next day we are at home sweating over the font on our resume over whether it’s good enough for Human Resources.  The Job Search ‘mind set’ vs a Business Transaction ‘mind set’ is analogous to powerless vs powerful, reactive vs proactive, unconfident vs confident. Turning the job search into a business transaction focuses our attention on performing as the professional we are – possessing a wealth of expertise, experience and value we can offer to a potential company.  Together we will explore the disadvantages of the job search mentality, and how we can begin to turn our search for a new career opportunity into a Business Transaction mindset, to ultimately land more interviews and better offers.

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Fri, Sept 24, 2021, 9:45am-12pm ET, PSG of Mercer County welcomes Bill LaChance & Sean Lovinson – Money Saving Strategies During a Career Transition: Health Insurance, Taxes, Etc.This presentation will cover a number of strategies to consider to help with cash flow during a career transition. The focus will be on those strategies that may not be well known or understood. Topics will include:

  • Medical insurance through the Affordable Care Act
  • Strategies to take advantage of shifting marginal tax rates during a transition,
  • The impact of the SECURE Retirement Act
  • Advantages and disadvantages of 401k/403b rollovers.

Where: The Princeton Public Library 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542 

Monday, 9/27 at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, The Business Model and You. In this one-hour interactive workshop by Joan Divor, you will learn a practical, powerful method for describing, analyzing, and revising your personal business model; to tie your personal business model with a one-page organizational business model to support your career or entrepreneurial goals, and to reflect on your personal business model and consider ways you might strengthen it to take advantage of new opportunities. Joan is an experienced trainer, facilitator, researcher and library manager. In 15 plus years as business services librarian at a county library system, Joan helped hundreds of startups, business owners, and nonprofit managers start and grow their organizations with one-on-one consults, training workshops, and research assistance. For those new to PSGCNJ, we offer a 10-minute orientation at 9:30 am about how the organization can help you with your job search. Please use link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209082512

  • September 11, 2021

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Assessing Organizational Culture for “Fit”

Speaker:  Dr. Laura Dowling

Time: 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

To attend this FREE event, please click here. Registration will end September 10 at noon.

Prerequisite – Complete two assessments prior to session. Please download the file and complete the following assessments prior to the seminar:

Culture Deck Assessments

This session explains the complexity of the phenomena of organizational culture and climate and the sources and types of leadership power. Participants will learn how personality alignment with culture and leadership style is a key factor in determining satisfaction on the job. Participants will learn strategies and tactics for better determining cultural and hiring manager fit pre-hire.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to identify the eight prevailing organizational cultures
  • How personality and culture are intertwined
  • How to determine personal alignment with an organization’s culture and hiring manager using tools provided in the session

Dr. Laura Dowling’s Bio:

Dr. Laura Dowling is an author, keynote speaker, and scholar specializing in leadership, change resilience, and how to use brain science for improved outcomes in business and higher education. She has 25 years of corporate experience in highly regulated industries, building and leading teams to exceed financial and operational expectations. She holds an MBA in Technology Management and multiple technical and soft skills certifications.

Dr. Dowling has 15 years of experience designing and teaching courses in business administration, healthcare administration, strategic management, and leadership. An experienced consultant, coach, and business advisor, she combines theoretical and practical knowledge to enhance hard and soft skill development, equipping individuals and organizations to effectively navigate complex business dynamics in the rapidly changing world of work.

October 9, 2021, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM., My Career Transitions presents. Topic: Ace the Interview: Preparing for a job Interview. Speaker:  Lalena Kennedy. Time: Location:  Virtual Event Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society. Registration for this FREE event coming soon. Registration will end October 8 at noon. Qualifications can land you an interview, but executing a successful meeting requires more than just possessing the right skills for the job. Acing a job interview requires a combination of confidence, strategy, and preparation. In this presentation, we’ll cover what you need to know to ensure a successful interview – including how to prep, what to expect the day of, and following up afterwards. We’ll review interview questions that are likely to be asked and the best ways to answer each. You’ll learn how to craft anecdotes for each accomplishment, and how to make sure these stories have the opportunity to be shared in the interview. We’ll also spend time discussing effective questions to ask the interviewer. Join us to gain confidence, a competitive advantage over other candidates, and maximize your chance of a job offer! In this webinar, you will learn how to:Understand what the interviewer really wants to know when asking an interview question, Identify the most frequent interview mistakes and how to avoid them, Anticipate the most common interview questions and answer them clearly and succinctly

Saturday, Oct 16,  9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Eastern)   Cost $5, —an interactive time of information and ideas to provide help and hope in your job transition and career— 

TOP 10 Tools and Tips to Land Your Next Job – Amy Dinning – There is so much to focus on and do, how do you determine the critical activities and tools to land your next job? Amy will share her 10 top tools and tips to land your next job. The information will give you a roadmap to follow and move you forward on your journey to successful employment. Our next two speakers will do a deeper dive into Networking and LinkedIn, two of the top tips and tools.

You’ll Get By With A Little Help from Your Friends: Power Networking for Introverts & Extroverts – Theresa Hummel-Krallinger – Networking has long been recognized as a powerful tool for business professionals. What are you doing to build and maintain your professional network? Attend this session to learn tips and tricks to build and manage your network.  Participate in a “safe” structured networking exercise. You’re guaranteed to leave with a valuable piece of advice and at least one new contact.  

LinkedIn Profile Optimization: Get found faster and give the right first impression!  – Bobbie Foedisch– Learn how to build and position your LinkedIn profile to get found faster and give the right first impression.  Bobbie will share how to brand yourself, how to display work examples, how to leverage Search Engine Optimization to be found, how to tell stories and feature accomplishments and how to showcase your work and other experience.

Join us at 8:45 a.m. for networking. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. A link to the handouts will be provided after the workshop. 

Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jump-start-your-job-search-online-workshop-tickets-1680107737 47  and pay with a credit card. You will receive a Zoom link in order to attend the workshop. Please note that online registration will close on Friday, October 15 at noon.

 For more information or questions, contact Amy Dinning at amydinning@juno.com.

 

 

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.

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/  

 

Become a New Start Career Network Member!

New Start Career Network (NSCN) provides free assistance to NJ residents over age 45 who have been out of work for at least 6 months. Membership includes:

  1. Information and advice about the labor market and job search strategies, including over 100 webinars on all aspects of the search.
  2. Free access to premium job search services such as Jobscan, Vault, and Big Interview.
  3. One-on-one and group virtual coaching provided by trained volunteer coaches.
  4. Resume & LinkedIn profile reviews and practice interviewing with coaches.
  5. Referrals to a broad range of services through NSCN’s partners, including education, training, mental health support, and financial advising.

To become a member, please visit www.newstartcareernetwork.org. For more information, please email nscn@rutgers.edu.

 

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.

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.

Mondays, Join Ken Lang, starting on 9/13 at 1 pm, weekly LinkedIn and networking Zoom event through the NJ Career Network Job Seeker Community.  Find out more info here – https://nj-career-network-jobseeker-community.mn.co/online-members.

3rd Monday of the month from 10-12 noon and use the same Zoom info each month. Morris County Executives in Transition meets the 3rd Monday of the month from 10-12 noon and use the same Zoom info each month. The link is the same as has been used in the past. Please feel free to share this with other job seekers you feel fit our profile and can use our assistance.The format is the same as always, everyone gets equal time to present their introduction and job search successes and challenges, then ask the group for assistance with the challenges. All are welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 912 5451 6371

Password: mceit

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) 

 

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 his weekly LinkedIn Live! event. Register here at https://www.meetup.com/Weekly-LinkedIn-Lunch-and-Learn/ or you can watch the broadcast live from Ken’s LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/langk     and you can watch the rebroadcasts by subscribing to his You Tube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfLKLlFMjh8d1swDVi2rNkQ

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.

 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 roduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative 6:00-7:30pm The NSCN Resilience Circle has provided an opportunity for people to share their frustrations and anxieties about job loss and subsequent job search with their peers. We will intays to work through their transition period and consciously change their mindset.  The group will meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. These sessions are only open to members of NSCN.

Expectations We ask the following of each member: Commit to being willing and open to explore and take action from the wisdom thought leaders and various self-care activities, and actively participate in all group discussions and study topics that are presented.

If you are interested in participating, please email Michele Martin at 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, 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.