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2021 Virtual Transition Support Meetings
Monday, January 25, 2021 from 5:45 PM to 8:15 PM (EST) WNO This month’s presentation: 2021 – A Brave New World: Preparing for the On-Line Job Interview, by Janelle Razzino
This will be a virtual (on-line) meeting. Log-in information for the meeting will be sent to the registrants on the afternoon of the meeting.
Janelle will discuss:
1) What you look like: Fashionista or Fashion-disaster
2) Speaking with a thoughtful demeanor and energetic attitude
3) Get the crowd roaring, not snoring
Monday, Jan. 25 Start time: 10:00 am to 12 pm Meeting link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR Meeting ID: 525-652-585 Speed Interviewing Workshop. Sharpen your job interview skills at this interactive workshop presented by P.S.G.C.N.J.’s training committee. Attendees break into smaller groups to put their job interview skills to the test. Practice your Challenge | Action | Result (C.A.R.) stories getting feedback on content, tone, time, and your virtual video interviewing presence with actionable steps you can put to immediate use.
On Monday, January 25th, you are invited to attend Roswell United Methodist Church (RUMC) in Atlanta, GA entire full-day virtual event filled with complimentary workshops and resources from 10 AM to 9 PM ET. To top it all off, at 5:00 PM ET, they are hosting a mini “virtual job fair” where many corporate recruiters (including me) will be announcing current NATIONWIDE job openings. You’ll hear what we’re really looking for from applicants, how to apply, and you’ll also receive our contact information. Be prepared to take lots of notes so that you can follow up on each of these great opportunities!To register go here:https://abbyacrossamerica.com/rumc/
1/25/21 – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “Personal Branding for Success” When you think of soda, do you think Coke? When you think fast food, do you think McDonalds? When you want to send things overnight, do you think FedEx? Why do the names of these companies come to your mind so quickly? It’s Branding! Do you want people to think of you when there is a job opening as quickly as they think of these brands? Do you want to stand out from others in the job market? Why are other people getting interviews and you are not? Marty Latman helps answer these questions and helps you create a personal brand for yourself. Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by emailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.
Monday, January 25, 2021 5-6:30 pm. NY Public Library, You probably already know the resume writing and cover letter basics that every job seeker should know. But beyond the basics, what makes your resume stand out? In this webinar Cheryl Lynch Simpson demonstrates 11 ways you can take your resume and cover letter to the next level and secure more interviews, from the use of color and positioning statements to keywords, accomplishments, and age-proofing.
January 25, 2021, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: “Job Seeker’s Exchange”: St Hubert Job Support Group Whether you are a newcomer to the Saint Hubert Job Support Group or one of our members, feel free to attend the meeting, for job seekers, which precedes our regular Monday meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, where you can sit in and learn from the questions and answers of others. Stop in to the Job Seeker’s Exchange, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., prior to the start of our regular meeting.
January 25, 2021, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: “Interview Strategy Session”: St Hubert Job Support Group This session will help job seekers who have specific questions on interviewing strategy to develop and practice interview responses, strengthening their candidacy for successful consideration in the hiring process. This session will allow participants to ask questions and learn from each other.
This Interview Strategy Session will be facilitated by both Bob Placko and Richard J. Kennedy. Bob Placko is a retired Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Motorola and a member of the St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry Core Team, and Richard J. Kennedy has worked from Wall Street to Hollywood, with start ups to the Fortune 100 and additionally he has helped 1,891 transitioning military service members find civilian careers.
Tuesday, January 26, 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
Tuesday, January 26th, at 1:30 p.m. LinkedIn is so much more than just a snazzy profile picture and some professional-sounding words in your About Section. LinkedIn is actually a primary tool inside your 2021 job search. Using it the right way is the difference between a “fingers crossed” job search and a “going after what you want” job search. As a LinkedIn expert Lisa Rangel has made it her mission to ensure you have the absolute best tools to land a great job. She is holding a free, online training to show you how to use LinkedIn to get noticed and land interviews faster. Please join her for the: “How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster” Reserve Your Spot for the LinkedIn Profile Master Class. To get the recording you need to sign up.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5-6:30 pm New York Public Library presents “8 Ways to Elevate Your Job Search and Networking on LinkedIn”. Once you’ve crafted a well-written and brand-focused LinkedIn profile, it’s time to leverage it to help you access more recruiters and hiring managers, get more interviews, and attract more of the right kind of attention. Cheryl Lynch Simpson showcases 8 ways that you can use to broaden your networking reach whether you’re pursuing online jobs or employing multiple networking job search strategies such as company targeting or alumni connections.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm Monmouth County Workforce Development presents FREE CAREER WEBINAR Define Your Transferable Skills For Your Next Career in 2021+! By, Dawn Poteau Please reserve your seat by going to:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gy5ejadab&oeidk=a07ehhr52wf378bc30d and registering for this workshop. Seats are limited! **PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address**
Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. ET. LinkedIn is so much more than just a snazzy profile picture and some professional-sounding words in your About Section. LinkedIn is actually a primary tool inside your 2021 job search. Using it the right way is the difference between a “fingers crossed” job search and a “going after what you want” job search. As a LinkedIn expert Lisa Rangel has made it her mission to ensure you have the absolute best tools to land a great job. She is holding a free, online training to show you how to use LinkedIn to get noticed and land interviews faster. Please join her for the: “How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster” Reserve Your Spot for the LinkedIn Profile Master Class. To get the recording you need to sign up.
Friday, January 29, 2021, 12-1:30pm The New York Public Library presents “A Competitive Advantage: Experience in the Nonprofit Sector”
Have you ever considered working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector? In this workshop, Bradley Michelson offers a broad overview of the social good industry, including what makes a nonprofit organization or social good company unique and how the environment within these organizations differ from more traditional companies. Explore how you can use social good to expand your reputation, knowledge, skills, and networks and pinpoint aspects of the industry that will help you succeed in any career path that you might be on.
Monday, February 1, 2021 The New York Public Library presents “The Tech Industry Needs You”
It’s no secret that the demand for skilled IT workers continues to grow. With the need for cyber professionals to keep our information safe, cloud developers to expand our storage options, and data and analytics experts to understand and organize relevant information, there is no shortage of technology positions. Join James Stanger, Ph.D.of CompTIA for an in-depth discussion on the current state of the industry, why we need to develop a robust talent pipeline, and how you can be successful in the lucrative and rewarding tech industry.
The U.S. core IT workforce is projected to grow at 1.6 times the national labor growth rate over the next decade, which translates to a projected need for 800,000 new IT workers (CompTIA IT Workforce and Learning Trends Report 2020). Demand is already highest for cybersecurity professionals. According to an(ISC)2 study, the cybersecurity workforce gap is nearly 500,000 in the U.S. and 4.07 million globally. There simply aren’t enough security professionals to keep organizations safe. Cloud computing is the second most difficult hiring area, according to 29% of managers. Cloud adoption rates are outpacing training, so decision-makers are struggling to find the right individuals to keep up with evolving technology needs.
IT Professionals in the US make an average salary of $120,491. IT professionals don’t lack opportunities to boost their pay. – learning a new skill or earning a certification can result in a raise upwards of $12,000 a year. Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register
Wednesday, February 3rd from 11am-12:30pm is the official launch of the Coaches’ Covid Couch Webinar Series. The topic is Accomplishment Stories and leading the conversation is the highly respected GetFive Certified Career Coach, Life Coach, & Acclimation Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Coaches’ Covid Couch is a webinar and podcast series produced by Sara Greenhouse of Generate Buzz, LLC and hosted by various coaches: life, health & wellness, job & career, sales, business, and others, imparting their wisdom to help get you over the hurdle of surviving to thriving. To learn more and register, visit:
accomplishmentstories.eventbrite.com. Registration is $10 and includes a FREE 30 minute consultation with Tony if booked within 30 days of the webinar (by March 3rd). Be sure to sign up no later than 6pm on February 2nd. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2021, 1:00am – 12:00pm Monmouth County Workforce Development presents “Confident on Camera: How to Engage Your Virtual Audience” presented by Nancy Robillard. Please reserve your seat by going to:
What you will learn:This training gives insights on:
- How to prepare before a virtual interview or networking event: methods to optimize lighting, camera position, background, and how to prepare your content
- Techniques to employ during your virtual event: becoming grounded and present, getting the audience involved, working the camera and building a relationship with the audience
- Techniques to manage performance anxiety and jitters—both before a virtual event and during a virtual event
- Tips to become more confident on Camera
Thur Feb 4th, 7:00-8:15pm CT, NSENG Webinar, $20.00, “How to Train Your Brain to Perform Better During Job Interviews” , Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar. Some of the most important skills in performing well during job interviews and networking situations are your ability to focus clearly, think fast on your feet and be able to make better decisions with less stress. Much of that depends on your brain’s mental agility and the ability to quickly adapt to different situations. During this meeting executive brain coach, JOHN KENNEDY, will present on “How to train your brain to perform better during job interviews”. He will take everyone through some brain training exercises where you may notice a positive difference before you leave this event. Most importantly, you can use what you’ve learned in this meeting just prior to any job interviews, networking encounters or presentations you have so that you perform level with more responsiveness and focus.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm,Monmouth County Workforce Development presents, ‘POWER NETWORKING IN A SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD’, By Carl E. Reid Please reserve your seat by going to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gy5ejadab&oeidk=a07ehi4mrd2738958e1 and registering for this workshop. Seats are limited!
Saturday, February 13, 2021, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “Your 2021 Career – Becoming a VictOR Rather than a VictIM” presented by Abby Kohut.. Go to the website www.thebreakfastclubnj.com for GoToMeeting sign on instructions on the Home page under the speaker.
In this article, IDC’s Wayne Kurtzman shares survey results on how to increase engagement in virtual meetings .https://blogs.idc.com/2020/07/06/what-virtual-conferences-still-miss/
This video podcast explores the preferences, experiences, attitudes and behaviors of organizers and attendees of virtual events that have been held in the wake of COVID-19. It also delves into the priorities that organizers, sponsors, and vendors should address to ensure a positive experience for event attendees and how to capitalize of virtual event opportunities.https://info.idc.com/Virtual_Events_Podcast.html
The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. The library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324.
Westport Public Library, located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 offers an interesting series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Click on their link at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/events for a detailed list of upcoming events. In addition, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7, when time allows, at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/searchresults?podcast_terms=jobseeker.
Microcasts featuring Win Sheffield, a certified career coach, consisting of 71 assorted Power of You Microcasts. These 5-minute Microcasts answer various career questions, such as:
- I have just been laid off and don’t know where to turn; what do I do
- I am frustrated by my progress even though I am pursuing a variety of job options. What can I do to improve my results
- Networking, I have very little idea who I should be meeting with or what to ask them. Can you help me get started
For the entire list of 71 five-minute Power of You microcasts, please click on the following link: www.winsheffield.com/podcasts.
Teleconference featuring Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, and author of Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets, give a teleconference call titled: ‘Keeping Your Career on Track During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. The replay can be accessed at: https://careerwakeupcalls.com/replay-2703/.
In addition to listening to this replay, send an email to Abby at email@example.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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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: email@example.com.
The Saint Hubert Job and Networking Ministry continues in its mission to assist the job seeker and job changer with the introduction of “virtual” Job Support Group meetings, via Zoom.
The meetings are a way to address your careering and job connection concerns with one of our team members, as well as one another, learn more about the resources available to job seekers, and to share information and support with a small group of attendees.
If you would like to register for this event:
- Send an email, with the name of the event, Job Support Group, to Mike Ritter, at StHubertJobMinistry@groups.io
- You will receive an invitation to Zoom.com, a video conferencing platform, to join the group on your computer, tablet, or mobile device
- Click on the link, within that email invitation, to join the “Job Support Group”, on Zoom.com.
Please send any questions to Mike Ritter at StHubertJobMinistry@groups.io
The WNO (Westchester Networking Organization) meets the third Monday of each month. During the COVID pandemic, we are meeting via Zoom at 5:45 p.m. The WNO is a community that is supportive and welcoming to those who are in transition and that fosters career fulfillment for all professionals, including those fully employed. We provide an opportunity to network across industries, fields and organizations. Our monthly meetings include networking time as well as a presentation on a topic relevant to job search and career development. The contact e-mail ID for the WNO, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
Every Tuesday 1-2:00pm until March 1,2021, Join Ken Lang for Linkedin Lunch and Learn register here https://www.meetup.com/Weekly-LinkedIn-Lunch-and-Learn/
Tuesdays, Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support. Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm. Registration is required through NhN’s website (www.nhnusa.org).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom Meeting ID and Password.
Every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm The Resilience Circle has provided an opportunity for people to share their frustrations and anxieties about job loss and subsequent job search with their peers. We will introduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative ways to work through their transition period and consciously change their mindset. The group will meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Expectations We ask the following of each member: Commit to being willing and open to explore and take action from the wisdom thought leaders and various self-care activities, and actively participate in all group discussions and study topics that are presented.
If you are interested in participating, please email Michele Martin at email@example.com.
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’ firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
The Professional Service Group (PSG) of Mercer County is a community program providing enrichment seminars for professionals in transition who are seeking new employment opportunities or exploring new career paths. PSG of Mercer County meets each Friday morning at 10:00am. Meetings are always free, open to all, and do NOT require you to register in advance. Please check the PSG of Mercer County website Event Calendar for upcoming programs: https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/event-calendar.html.
There will be no PSG of Mercer County meetings on Friday, December 25 & Friday, January 1 due to the Christmas and New Year holiday week!
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition (CIT, read about us at https://www.christchurchshorthills.org/parish-life/church-fellowship/careers-in-transition1/ ) meets virtually on ZOOM. Virtual business cards are shared using ZOOM chat.
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.