Virtual Networking 10/17/2021 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

Upcoming Virtual Transition Support Meetings

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Monday, 10/18, at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Overcoming Age Discrimination. Join us as Ken Sher explains how The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. This presentation will focus on how to minimize the chance that age will be an issue, and how to identify when the hidden objection of age comes up. You will also learn how the “TRUST Success Model” can help you overcome these challenges; how to position yourself as the right person for the job, regardless of age, and how to take age out of the equation. Please visit the PSGCNJ site at https://psgcnj.biz/ and click on MORE DETAILS HERE 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

 

October 18 – St. Matthias Employment Ministry presents: David Schuchman on “Communicating Your Career Skills” Would you like to know how to identify careers that match the skills and passions that you have?  Then, would you like to know ways to communicate your skills to hiring managers? This presentation discusses just that. You’ll learn how to identify your hard and soft skills, and discover effective techniques for assessing, valuing, and promoting your professional skills. This will be a virtual session via zoom on October 18 at 2 pm. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date.

 

Monday, October 18, 2021, 5 – 6:30 PM, The ABC’s of Interviewing, End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. Location ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL Join Nicholette Hemingway, Career Coach, Author, and Speaker as she discusses the ABCs of Interviewing for The New York Public Library. In this interactive online training, participants will learn how to:

  • Prepare for the interview by researching the company and job duties
  • Choose the correct interview attire
  • Use interview etiquette during the interview
  • Answer common interview questions

So come excited, energized, and eager to learn how you can show your best self to others during and after the interview! 

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

 

Monday, October 18, 2021 from 5:45 PM to 8:15 PM (EDT), WNO presents our October meeting will be a “Communicate with Confidence” training session by Marybeth Cale. 

The Communicate with Confidence training is designed to provide you with tools needed to effectively communicate and connect with others. 

We will cover:

  • Body Language Basics
  • Communicating through Conflict
  • Sharing Constructive Feedback
  • Being Direct but Motivational
  • Setting Clear Expectations
  • Using Humor, Heart, and Humanity to Connect

If you have registered for a previous WNO meeting, when you register this time, you can fill in fields where the information has not changed with “Same”! 

A preliminary attendance sheet will be e-mailed to all registered attendees the weekend prior to the meeting. Please do not share or distribute the list out of respect for the privacy of the other attendees. We hope that the list is helpful both for you and for you to help others. Attend

 

Oct 19, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada), Long Branch Free public Library presents “Networking Works”. Do you dread networking? Here is why it’s time to change your perspective: A robust professional network leads to job and business opportunities. Join us as Angela Kubisky shares why Networking Works. Register

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:15 PM, Monthly Employment Advisory, a ministry of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, meeting One-on-One Interview Practice Location: Online via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting here. Description: The only way to a job is an interview. Join a group of professional interviewers and coaches to practice what you say in an interview. In this workshop you can hone your skills dealing with the initial screening interview all the way to how to talk to your boss’s boss. If you simply want to listen to others’ practice, you are welcome to do that as well. No cost

 

 

October 20, at 7:15 pm, for Hillsdale Career Networking Group meetings via Zoom! Long-time members of our group know that every October, as the annual health insurance plan sign-up period begins, we normally have Terri Seibert as a guest speaker, and we are honored that she will be joining us again this year. There’s nobody better than Terri to talk about the options for health insurance for people in transition. She is a Certified Application Counselor for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Insurance marketplace and a State Health Insurance Assistance Program Medicare Counselor. Terri will help us all understand the maze of insurance options that are available to you, including ACA and COBRA, and the consumer protections that are key elements of the health reform agenda. If health insurance is a concern for you, you will not want to miss this meeting! 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 20, 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM, Job Seekers of Montclair welcomes Steven M. Schumer – 4 Lessons from [almost] 40 years. How to successfully sell yourself in your job search.

Testimonials about Steven:

  • While I know that Steve is in sales, his presentation last night was one of the best, most inspiring and most enjoyable presentations I have attended in a very long time.
  • A couple of things about you and last evening: TOUCHDOWN!!!! REMARKABLE. HOPEFUL. HANDSOME. HUMOROUS. ENGAGING. ARTICULATE. HEARTFELT. CARING. COMPASSIONATE. VULNERABLE. OUTSTANDING!!!!!

 

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October 21st – 10:30 AM, Interview Skills Workshop – Holy Family See the workshop description and contact Gene Flynn on the Holy Family website for the Zoom link and workshop handouts for this free session.  https://hfjobsupport.org/workshops/                        

                           

                   

           

                           

                       

               

                   

The Holy Family Job Support (HFJS) team recommends that members consider available workshop as part of your job search plan.  Holy Family offers the four workshops listed below on a regular basis.    The workshop “Job Search 101 – Understanding the Basics” is an ideal place to begin because it covers the many changes in job search, recommends a formal project plan for your job search and review many resources available to assist you. In our experience, attending workshops and covering the basics early in your job search will help you develop a strong plan that you can improve with coaching. Job Search 101, Networking Skills, Resumes Workshop, and Interviewing Skills. 

 

October 24, 2021, OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH, One  Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, CAREER RESOURCES MINISTRY 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. IN PERSON FALL/WINTER SESSIONS 2021, Sundays, 1:00 pm – 52 PASSAIC STREET (WINDSOR ACADEMY ), lower Level across from Church and Rectory,        Masks or vaccinations are required, 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. Conducted by Ed McCabe & Rich Kritzer

Monday, 10/25 at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, How to Thrive Thru Transition and Job Search. Join Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey as Jan Goodman presents strategies and philosophies in this workshop that are designed to help you achieve your personal best both professionally and personally. It’s a point of view that is based on choice. Self-empowerment feeds our unconscious mind to make conscious choices that allow us to be successful. Jan Goodman is a community outreach specialist and career coach with the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center Training Services. 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 at the top of the page and follow the instructions.

 

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

 

Monday, October 25, 2021, 2 – 3 PM, NYPL Hosts ‘Insights into Launching Careers in International Trade’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 event is online only*

Join us to hear stories from members of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) NY Chapter community about entering the field, non-traditional roles, and their career paths in international trade. Bring your questions!

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Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:15pm – 8:45pm (EDT) – Job Seekers of Montclair welcomes back Lynn Williams – How to use Clubhouse step-by-step hands on!   

What is Clubhouse? Not sure? So join the Zoom meeting to learn from Lynn Williams. She will provide a hands on learning session helping you to feel more comfortable with Clubhouse. 

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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.

 

Friday, October 29th from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M., Join Michael Chiappinelli, Networking for Career Change, Many successful people find themselves in a career transition. This often involves rethinking how we approach our next career opportunity. The process can be frustrating and take longer than we anticipated.Michael will relate his experience in changing careers from a corporate leader of technology and business improvement processes to a financial planner in a step by step, easy to follow and implement guide.This program will help people understand how to take control of the search process. By taking a business approach to your job search, we identify ways to make your search more productive. This is particularly helpful if you are considering a career change.In this stirring, thought-provoking and motivational session you will learn:• How to create a business plan for your job search.

  • How to define what it is you are “selling”.
  • How to identify and build potential advocates to help your search

process.

  • How to develop and create marketing and networking plans to

expand your network.

  • How to properly use your network Post COVID to locate information,

opportunities and introductions.

At the end of the session, you will have a much better idea on organizing a job search, with building a roadmap to finding information about companies, careers and opportunities as well as developing a structure for more effective networking and introductions.

 

Wed., November 3, 2021, 7-9pm, Jewish Family Services hosts “Selling Yourself” by Joey Himelfarb, Positive Mental Attitude Ambassador. Zoom Meeting. Please contact Elise Prezant at eprezant@JewishFamilySVC.org or call 908 725 7799 x 108 to pre-register for the Zoom Meeting.

Monday,  Nov 8,2021 at 10 AM PSGCNJ: “Recruiters Unwrapped “PSGCNJ will be hosting a free program – Recruiters Unwrapped on via Zoom.  Please circulate to members of your networking groups.  Mary Anne Usher Speaker Coordinator on behalf of PSGCNJ www.psgcnj.biz 908-429-9359

Saturday November 13th, at 8:00 AM, The Breakfast Club NJ presents: Bill LaChance presents “Key Financial Planning Considerations for Those in a Career Transition”. 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.

November 21, 2021, OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH, One  Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, CAREER RESOURCES MINISTRY 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.  IN PERSON, FALL/WINTER SESSIONS 2021, Sundays, 1:00 pm – 52 PASSAIC STREET (WINDSOR ACADEMY ), lower Level across from Church and Rectory, Masks or vaccinations are required, All are welcome! Refreshments Served 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. Conducted by Ed McCabe & Rich Kritzer

 

December 12, 2021,OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH, One  Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, CAREER RESOURCES MINISTRY 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.  IN PERSON  FALL/WINTER SESSIONS 2021, Sundays, 1:00 pm – 52 PASSAIC STREET (WINDSOR ACADEMY ), lower Level across from Church and Rectory, Masks or vaccinations are required, All are welcome! Refreshments Served. ‘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

 

 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 Ramsey Job Search Work Team meets every Monday morning. Networking starts from 9 to 9:30am and the meeting starts at 9:30 to 10:30 while virtual.  Members are expected to hold each other accountable at weekly (virtual) meetings for conducting a job search in earnest. Historically, the team has enjoyed a very high rate of “landings” by those conducting an active and vigorous job search.

Based on the Lee-Hecht-Harrison model, it’s more of a project management team made up of people committed to helping each other in the job search. By attending regularly and staying focused on key tasks, meetings serve as an advisory panel that knows you and your search and can offer answers to the questions that come up in job hunting.

Help others to help you (especially for the first few meetings) by having a prepared “elevator pitch” to introduce yourself. Jobs open up because there’s a problem to solve or a need to fill.

Please contact Beth Berkenfeld at bberk2@optonline.net or 201-797-4342 if interested in joining the group.

 

Monday October 18, 2021 and every Monday after through December 20, 2021, 4:30-5:30 (doors open at 4:30) Stories Workshop: Conveying your value, Location: Online via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting: . Try it out !  Description: Take a page from Hollywood’s playbook and communicate your value effectively using stories.  We are hardwired for stories and can learn to use them to get results for our careers quickly. Participants start with a story to polish, rambling tales, vague ideas, or no idea where to begin and progress to effective resume bullets, impactful answers for interviews and easy conversation starters.  Drop in at any time to polish your stories for whatever context you need to adapt them to. Some participants simply listen in as others sharpen their presentation, some get comments on their stories or even work one on one with Win.

 

Fee: $20

 

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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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. 

 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 10/10/2021 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

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    Tuesday, 10/12, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Toastmasters: What’s in for Me. Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey for an introduction to the Toastmasters organization by Rod Williams and Michelle Fielder. This program will include a description of the membership benefits, what happens at a typical meeting and an explanation of the educational, networking and leadership development opportunities. Michelle Fielder is president of the Cosmopolitan Toastmasters Club. Rod Williams connects individuals with employment challenges to job search strategies for the Employment Networking Ministry at Fountain Baptist Church. 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 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.

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.

Tuesday, October 12, 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

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 Ferrari, 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!

Wed Oct 13th, 6:00-8:30pm Central time, NSENG Webinar is “HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF LINKEDIN DURING YOUR JOB SEARCH”,  $75.00 Click HERE for free government-funded training opportunities with MicroTrain

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. 

October 13  7:15 pm, for Hillsdale Career Networking Group meetings via Zoom! On October 13, our featured speaker will be Dr. Ernest A. Ehrhardt, Founder and Chief General Practitioner of the Ehrhardt Center for Integrative Medicine in Basking Ridge, NJ.  Dr. Ehrhardt has extensive clinical experience and a scope of expertise that extends to a broad methodology for effective health care. He specializes in bio-chemical disorders and nutrition, and is an expert in how nutrition can help fortify our immune systems. This is information that is vitally important to all of us as the world emerges in fits and starts from the pandemic. Are you uncomfortable interviewing in person? Or going back to working in an office? Dr. Ehrhardt will help us to better understand all the things we can do to bolster our immune system to help put our minds at ease. His presentation to us could not be more timely.

Wed Oct 13th, 6:00-8:30pm Central time, SENG Webinar, $75.00 , “HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF LINKEDIN DURINGYOUR JOB SEARCH”  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. You can also purchase the recording any time after the event date. The average job seeker probably understands less than 50% of what LinkedIn can deliver and that significantly limits their search potential. Your LinkedIn profile can be a tremendous asset in drawing attention if it’s built right. The LinkedIn database can help you uncover a lot of hard-to-find companies and key people, if you know how to conduct criteria-based searches. Having a lot of LinkedIn connections can be extremely useful, if you know how to message and leverage them. And you need to know to how to combine all of this into an integrated job search marketing effort in order to maximize the value of LinkedIn. This 2.5-hour instructional webinar will be recorded and it will be led by, Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/LinkedIn coach. 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2021, 7:15P – 9:00P, HILLSDALE CAREER NETWORKING GROUP  – “HEALTH IS KEY- NUTRITION and FORTIFYING OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.”. Please join us on Wednesday, October 13, virtually on ZOOM to welcome a very interesting and timely speaker, and a  tremendous health leader. Let’s get excited about leveraging nutrition, health, strength and staying on top of getting hired. Let’s have a warm welcome for our featured speaker  Dr. Ernest A. Ehrhardt, Founder and Chief General Practitioner of the Ehrhardt Center for Integrative Medicine in Basking Ridge, NJ.  Dr. Ehrhardt has extensive clinical experience and a scope of expertise that extends to a broad methodology for effective health care. He specializes in bio-chemical disorders and nutrition, and is an expert in how nutrition can help fortify our immune systems. This is information that is vitally important to all of us as the world emerges in fits and starts from the pandemic. Are you uncomfortable interviewing in person? Or going back to working in an office? Dr. Ehrhardt will help us to better understand all the things we can do to bolster our immune system to help put our minds at ease. His presentation to us could not be more timely and encouraging. 

Here’s the Zoom connection information for the meeting: 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8130278283?pwd=QnU3QTQzbVJMMXJuQzBPekpYbG9qQT09

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Meeting ID: 813 027 8283

Passcode: 632408

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb9SWqQgIH

 

Thursday, October 14th, 2021, 10:00 to 11:30 am, Virtual JVS Job-Seekers Workshop presents GUEST SPEAKER: Ed Lawrence, Career Coach, Ageism: What You Need to Know: History | Perceptions | Fighting Back”. An estimated 20% of US workers are age 55 or older, yet many employers question the abilities of the demographic and recent Supreme Court decisions have made it harder to prove age discrimination.Join us as we explore the issue of ageism: The history; the facts; the perceptions; the mistakes you make, according to employers. 

You’ll learn:

  1. Statistics from the Dept. of Labor and AARP.
  2. The notable court cases that led to the rise of ageism.
  3. The perceptions young and older people have of mature workers.
  4. 9 things you can do to confront and deal with ageism.
  5. Employer feedback on how they view mature interviewees.
  6. 10 positive characteristics of mature workers.

Register

Thurs, October 14, 2021 6-8 PM ET, Chem Pharma presents ,”Smooth Sailing: Five Keys for Launching a Legally Sound Consulting Business” with Cheri Andrews, Esq.,To launch a legally sound consulting business, this information is important NOW!  – With employees over fifty being pushed out of corporate America at staggering rates and having to reinvent themselves, and the huge loss of jobs across all age groups due to the Pandemic, many people are turning to self-employment options out of necessity or choice. Small business is the backbone of this country and will be even more important as a replacement for lost employment. Now, more than ever, it is critical for small business owners to understand the legal implications of their business decisions.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  1. How to avoid making some of the most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs
  2. What type of business entity may be right for your consulting business
  3. When & Why you need contracts and policies for your consulting business
  4. How to protect the Intellectual Property of your business (while avoiding infringement of other’s IP)

Register

 

October 14, 2021, 6:30-8:45 PM  ET, The St. Patrick’s EARN Team would like to invite you to our October 2021 virtual meeting. We are pleased to have always insightful, informative, and entertaining Janelle Razzino as the presenter for the evening. Her presentation for the evening will be:   Reach Out and Touch Someone”, We hope that you will be able to join us for this fascinating discussion facilitated by Janelle. In this presentation she will discuss:      

  • How we make a contact call, email, LinkedIn message sound professional and dynamic.
  • Am I getting my message across?
  • Appropriateness.
  • Bothersome or not.
  • Why delivery is everything.         

To join this Zoom meeting, click on the link listed below:                

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89035361719?pwd=U1JNUUVja2JHUFFVZk1HN2xubDJHQT09                

Meeting ID: 890 3536 1719

Passcode: 156266

Passcode: 156266                

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kch7j5bfTo

Join by Skype for Business            

https://us02web.zoom.us/skype/89035361719

 

Friday, October 15, 2021  9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT, Join Chris Sasse ONLINE For – Ageism & The Role It May Play In YOUR Job Search, 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 on the day prior to the meeting. Please DO NOT SHARE LOGIN INFORMATION with anyone, once you receive it – Thanks!  Age discrimination is often not taken as seriously as other forms of discrimination.However, it can have the same economic, social and psychological impact as any other form of discrimination.They say that “40 is the new 30” and “50 is the new 40,” then why may it be so difficult to secure a new opportunity when wisdom and experience are considered so valuable?

  • In this presentation, Chris Sasse explores the economic reasoning behind agism, providing you a better understanding on how and why ageism exists.
  • Also, Chris will help participants identify signs of ageism in your search and provide you with proper and professional word tracks to get you, and your interviewer, back to what is important – exploring the potential impact you will have in the role you are seeking.
  • In addition, Chris will provide some tools and hints to best present you professional experience on your resume, with social media and on your applications.
  • Finally, Chris will share some best practices, harsh realities, and unique advantages if your job search points you in the direction of seeking a completely new career.

REGISTER: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/clblhsyccnbtb/ 

Friday, October 15, 2021, 12 – 1:30 PM, NYPL presents Resume Renovation – Get Your Resume Working for You!End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. Location ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registrationThomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL   THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT In this special lecture format, you will learn how to increase the value of the items on your resume, and how to make the cuts necessary, to be seen as a stand-out during your job search.

  • • Resume: ‘New’ Definition
  • • Resume Goals
  • • Understanding ‘Stacks of Incoming Resumes’
  • • ‘3 Second’ Test
  • • One Page Resume, Unless It’s Two
  • • Value, Value Everywhere, but Nowhere to be Seen
  • • Degrees of Degrees 

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

 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-168010773747  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.

 

Monday, 10/18, at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Overcoming Age Discrimination. Join us as Ken Sher explains how The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. This presentation will focus on how to minimize the chance that age will be an issue, and how to identify when the hidden objection of age comes up. You will also learn how the “TRUST Success Model” can help you overcome these challenges; how to position yourself as the right person for the job, regardless of age, and how to take age out of the equation. Ken Sher is president of Sher Coaching and developer of the “TRUST Success Model.”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 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

 

October 18 – St. Matthias Employment Ministry presents: David Schuchman on “Communicating Your Career Skills” Would you like to know how to identify careers that match the skills and passions that you have?  Then, would you like to know ways to communicate your skills to hiring managers? This presentation discusses just that. You’ll learn how to identify your hard and soft skills, and discover effective techniques for assessing, valuing, and promoting your professional skills. This will be a virtual session via zoom on October 18 at 2 pm. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date.

 

Monday, October 18, 2021, 5 – 6:30 PM, The ABC’s of Interviewing, End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.Location ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL Join Nicholette Hemingway, Career Coach, Author, and Speaker as she discusses the ABCs of Interviewing for The New York Public Library. In this interactive online training, participants will learn how to:

  • Prepare for the interview by researching the company and job duties
  • Choose the correct interview attire
  • Use interview etiquette during the interview
  • Answer common interview questions

So come excited, energized, and eager to learn how you can show your best self to others during and after the interview! 

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

 

Monday, October 18, 2021 from 5:45 PM to 8:15 PM (EDT), WNO presents our October meeting will be a “Communicate with Confidence” training session by Marybeth Cale. 

The Communicate with Confidence training is designed to provide you with tools needed to effectively communicate and connect with others. 

We will cover:

  • Body Language Basics
  • Communicating through Conflict
  • Sharing Constructive Feedback
  • Being Direct but Motivational
  • Setting Clear Expectations
  • Using Humor, Heart, and Humanity to Connect

If you have registered for a previous WNO meeting, when you register this time, you can fill in fields where the information has not changed with “Same”! 

A preliminary attendance sheet will be e-mailed to all registered attendees the weekend prior to the meeting. Please do not share or distribute the list out of respect for the privacy of the other attendees. We hope that the list is helpful both for you and for you to help others. Attend

 

Oct 19, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada), Long Branch Free public Library presents “Networking Works”. Do you dread networking? Here is why it’s time to change your perspective: A robust professional network leads to job and business opportunities. Join us as Angela Kubisky shares why Networking Works. Register

 

 

October 20, at 7:15 pm, for Hillsdale Career Networking Group meetings via Zoom!Long-time members of our group know that every October, as the annual health insurance plan sign-up period begins, we normally have Terri Seibert as a guest speaker, and we are honored that she will be joining us again this year. There’s nobody better than Terri to talk about the options for health insurance for people in transition. She is a Certified Application Counselor for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Insurance marketplace and a State Health Insurance Assistance Program Medicare Counselor. Terri will help us all understand the maze of insurance options that are available to you, including ACA and COBRA, and the consumer protections that are key elements of the health reform agenda. If health insurance is a concern for you, you will not want to miss this meeting! 

Family – October 21st – 10:30 AM, Interview Skills Workshop – Holy FamilySee the workshop description and contact Gene Flynn on the Holy Family website for the Zoom link and workshop handouts for this free session.  https://hfjobsupport.org/workshops/                        

               

                   

           

                           

                       

               

                   

The Holy Family Job Support (HFJS) team recommends that members consider available workshop as part of your job search plan.  Holy Family offers the four workshops listed below on a regular basis.    The workshop “Job Search 101 – Understanding the Basics” is an ideal place to begin because it covers the many changes in job search, recommends a formal project plan for your job search and review many resources available to assist you.In our experience, attending workshops and covering the basics early in your job search will help you develop a strong plan that you can improve with coaching. Job Search 101, Networking Skills,Resumes Workshop, and Interviewing Skills. 

                               

                   

       

       

Monday, 10/25 at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, How to Thrive Thru Transition and Job Search. Join Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey as Jan Goodman presents strategies and philosophies in this workshop that are designed to help you achieve your personal best both professionally and personally. It’s a point of view that is based on choice. Self-empowerment feeds our unconscious mind to make conscious choices that allow us to be successful. Jan Goodman is a community outreach specialist and career coach with the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center Training Services.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 at the top of the page and follow the instructions.

 

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

 

 

 

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.

 

Friday, October 29th from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M., Join Michael Chiappinelli, Networking for Career Change, Many successful people find themselves in a career transition. This often involves rethinking how we approach our next career opportunity. The process can be frustrating and take longer than we anticipated.Michael will relate his experience in changing careers from a corporate leader of technology and business improvement processes to a financial planner in a step by step, easy to follow and implement guide.This program will help people understand how to take control of the search process. By taking a business approach to your job search, we identify ways to make your search more productive. This is particularly helpful if you are considering a career change.In this stirring, thought-provoking and motivational session you will learn:• How to create a business plan for your job search.

  • How to define what it is you are “selling”.
  • How to identify and build potential advocates to help your search

process.

  • How to develop and create marketing and networking plans to

expand your network.

  • How to properly use your network Post COVID to locate information,

opportunities and introductions.

At the end of the session, you will have a much better idea on organizing a job search, with building a roadmap to finding information about companies, careers and opportunities as well as developing a structure for more effective networking and introductions.

 

Wed., November 3, 2021, 7-9pm, Jewish Family Services hosts “Selling Yourself” by Joey Himelfarb, Positive Mental Attitude Ambassader. Zoom Meeting. Please contact Elise Prezant at eprezant@JewishFamilySVC.org or call 908 725 7799 x 108 to pre-register for the Zoom Meeting.

 

Saturday November 13th, at 8:00 AM, The Breakfast Club NJ presents: Bill LaChance presents “Key Financial Planning Considerations for Those in a Career Transition”. 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.

 

 

 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 Ramsey Job Search Work Team meets every Monday morning. Networking starts from 9 to 9:30am and the meeting starts at 9:30 to 10:30 while virtual.  Members are expected to hold each other accountable at weekly (virtual) meetings for conducting a job search in earnest. Historically, the team has enjoyed a very high rate of “landings” by those conducting an active and vigorous job search.

Based on the Lee-Hecht-Harrison model, it’s more of a project management team made up of people committed to helping each other in the job search. By attending regularly and staying focused on key tasks, meetings serve as an advisory panel that knows you and your search and can offer answers to the questions that come up in job hunting.

Help others to help you (especially for the first few meetings) by having a prepared “elevator pitch” to introduce yourself. Jobs open up because there’s a problem to solve or a need to fill.

Please contact Beth Berkenfeld at bberk2@optonline.net or 201-797-4342 if interested in joining the group.

 

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.

Join Zoom Meeting (we use the same Zoom info each meeting)

https://ups.zoom.us/j/91254516371?pwd=VkpzMEhTNStPS1RKLy9mMmNTZVZaZz09

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. 

 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 10/3/2021 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

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Monday, 10/4, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts,

Can You Influence the Interviewer? Here are Six Ways You Can. Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) as Alex Freund explains how many psychological factors underlie whether an interviewer chooses one candidate over another. 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. In this webinar, Alex shows 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. Known as “The Landing Expert,” Alex Freund helps his clients improve their interview performance by removing the fear so they can feel confident during the process. 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 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.

 

Tue, October 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT, Introducing Targeting Into Your Job Search, by Tony Calabrese. Just what are job search targets and how do you go about establishing them? Longtime Career Coach and NNJ PIT facilitator, Tony Calabrese, will explain what they are all about and how to make them part of your job search.Q & A will follow. Zoom login instructions will be emailed on 10/4. Registration will close promptly at 8am on 10/5.Be sure to check our webpage for the schedule: bit.ly/PT2021sched. NOTE: No session on 10/19. Instead, back to back weekly sessions will be held on 10/26 & 11/2 and then resume on alternating weeks. If you have any questions, please email Tony at: tony@absolutetransitions.com. We look forward to “seeing” you.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT The event will be streamed from my LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/langkhttps://www.meetup.com/Weekly-LinkedIn-Lunch-and-Learn/events/280943368 So excited to have Alex Freund returning as our guest speaker. Topics will include:

How can people improve their interviewing skills?

What are the barriers to be successful in a job interview?

Is excellence in interviewing a skill that can be learned or an innate trait?

Most people nowadays interview via video. Why is the setup so very important?

 

Tuesday, October 5, 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

 

Friday, October 8, 2021  9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT join online for – Value Proposition 3.0 – 21st cent answer to question- Why You, 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 on the day prior to the meeting. Your professional success is linked to our ability to convert strangers into Champions, extolling your virtues to those that matter. The content of the Value Proposition continues to evolve as employers seek more from their investments in talent.

  1. Initially, job search candidates clearly articulated the “what” and “how” their roles and their superiority to other candidates (Value Proposition 1.0).
  2. As the number of candidates grew after the Great Recession, hiring managers wanted to hear about Accomplishments, those tangible results of a candidate’s “what” and “how” (Value Proposition 2.0).
  3. Today, gaining a true competitive advantage is a function of going beyond the standard Value Proposition. Recruiter behavior indicates that they are no longer satisfied that one candidate offers more features or improved processes than their competitors. Things have shifted.

This is 2021. And the hiring process starts online. Buyers (those who refer and hire talent) are confused—LinkedIn profiles all sound alike – with interchangeable facts, figures, and accomplishments.

Recent research indicates that buyers want to know what you stand for and why you do what you do. A Value Proposition that connects with them via authenticity, integrity, and relevance. They want Value Proposition 3.0!

Value Proposition 3.0 helps you quickly cut through the clutter, stand out from the crowd, and be heard above the noise so that buyers get to know, like, and trust you…even before they shake your hand.

The focus of this meeting is for participants to…

  • Learn the components of Value Proposition 3.0;
  • Discover the gaps in their Value Proposition – gaps that prevent them from elevating their relationships with buyers and prospects;
  • Transform their existing “pitch” to incorporate the principles of Value Proposition 3.0; and
  • Understand how to accelerate the Know | Like | Trust process to move forward in the hiring process.

LOCATION: ONLINE / VIRTUAL WEBINAR 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/clblhsyccnblb/ 

 

Fri Oct 8, 2021 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York, PSGMC presents Ed Samuel – Assessing Your Career at Any Age, Ed Samuel, Career with Sam Nova, Inc. (www.samnovainc.com) will discuss times in our lives that provides us an opportunity to stop and re-assess our careers. In this period dubbed “The Great Resignation”, it is expected that 1 out of 2 Americans will leave their employers to do something new. Many are rethinking not only new jobs but new career choices. Ed will dive deep into the critical elements of a career assessment including personality, interest, skills, and values. He will discuss how these assessment results have led to career pivots, encore careers, people hanging their own shingle or revalidating their current career aspirations and next steps. Ed will share success stories and a critical way to optimize your career by choosing work that brings out the very best in you.  Ed is a certified Career Assessment Team Leader with 20+ consultants throughout the region and US. His team has collectively performed 550+ career assessments and consultations from students to senior C-level executives to date. The Princeton Library, 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542

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, 10/12, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Toastmasters: What’s in for Me. Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey for an introduction to the Toastmasters organization by Rod Williams and Michelle Fielder. This program will include a description of the membership benefits, what happens at a typical meeting and an explanation of the educational, networking and leadership development opportunities. Michelle Fielder is president of the Cosmopolitan Toastmasters Club. Rod Williams connects individuals with employment challenges to job search strategies for the Employment Networking Ministry at Fountain Baptist Church. 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 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.

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!

October 13  7:15 pm, for Hillsdale Career Networking Group meetings via Zoom!On October 13, our featured speaker will be Dr. Ernest A. Ehrhardt, Founder and Chief General Practitioner of the Ehrhardt Center for Integrative Medicine in Basking Ridge, NJ.  Dr. Ehrhardt has extensive clinical experience and a scope of expertise that extends to a broad methodology for effective health care. He specializes in bio-chemical disorders and nutrition, and is an expert in how nutrition can help fortify our immune systems. This is information that is vitally important to all of us as the world emerges in fits and starts from the pandemic. Are you uncomfortable interviewing in person? Or going back to working in an office? Dr. Ehrhardt will help us to better understand all the things we can do to bolster our immune system to help put our minds at ease. His presentation to us could not be more timely.

 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-168010773747  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.

 

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.

Wed Oct 13th, 6:00-8:30pm Central time, SENG Webinar, $75.00 , “HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF LINKEDIN DURINGYOUR JOB SEARCH”  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. You can also purchase the recording any time after the event date.The average job seeker probably understands less than 50% of what LinkedIn can deliver and that significantly limits their search potential. Your LinkedIn profile can be a tremendous asset in drawing attention if it’s built right. The LinkedIn database can help you uncover a lot of hard-to-find companies and key people, if you know how to conduct criteria-based searches. Having a lot of LinkedIn connections can be extremely useful, if you know how to message and leverage them. And you need to know to how to combine all of this into an integrated job search marketing effort in order to maximize the value of LinkedIn.This 2.5-hour instructional webinar will be recorded and it will be led by, Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/LinkedIn coach. 

 

 

Monday, 10/18, at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Overcoming Age Discrimination. Join us as Ken Sher explains how The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. This presentation will focus on how to minimize the chance that age will be an issue, and how to identify when the hidden objection of age comes up. You will also learn how the “TRUST Success Model” can help you overcome these challenges; how to position yourself as the right person for the job, regardless of age, and how to take age out of the equation. Ken Sher is president of Sher Coaching and developer of the “TRUST Success Model.”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 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

 

October 18 – St. Matthias Employment Ministry presents: David Schuchman on “Communicating Your Career Skills” Would you like to know how to identify careers that match the skills and passions that you have?  Then, would you like to know ways to communicate your skills to hiring managers? This presentation discusses just that. You’ll learn how to identify your hard and soft skills, and discover effective techniques for assessing, valuing, and promoting your professional skills.This will be a virtual session via zoom on October 18 at 2 pm. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date.

 

Monday, October 18, 2021 from 5:45 PM to 8:15 PM (EDT), WNO presents our October meeting will be a “Communicate with Confidence” training session by Marybeth Cale. 

The Communicate with Confidence training is designed to provide you with tools needed to effectively communicate and connect with others. 

We will cover:

  • Body Language Basics
  • Communicating through Conflict
  • Sharing Constructive Feedback
  • Being Direct but Motivational
  • Setting Clear Expectations
  • Using Humor, Heart, and Humanity to Connect

If you have registered for a previous WNO meeting, when you register this time, you can fill in fields where the information has not changed with “Same”! 

A preliminary attendance sheet will be e-mailed to all registered attendees the weekend prior to the meeting. Please do not share or distribute the list out of respect for the privacy of the other attendees. We hope that the list is helpful both for you and for you to help others. Attend

 

 

October 20, at 7:15 pm, for Hillsdale Career Networking Group meetings via Zoom!Long-time members of our group know that every October, as the annual health insurance plan sign-up period begins, we normally have Terri Seibert as a guest speaker, and we are honored that she will be joining us again this year. There’s nobody better than Terri to talk about the options for health insurance for people in transition. She is a Certified Application Counselor for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Insurance marketplace and a State Health Insurance Assistance Program Medicare Counselor. Terri will help us all understand the maze of insurance options that are available to you, including ACA and COBRA, and the consumer protections that are key elements of the health reform agenda. If health insurance is a concern for you, you will not want to miss this meeting! 

 

 

Monday, 10/25 at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, How to Thrive Thru Transition and Job Search. Join Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey as Jan Goodman presents strategies and philosophies in this workshop that are designed to help you achieve your personal best both professionally and personally. It’s a point of view that is based on choice. Self-empowerment feeds our unconscious mind to make conscious choices that allow us to be successful. Jan Goodman is a community outreach specialist and career coach with the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center Training Services.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 at the top of the page and follow the instructions.

 

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

 

 

 

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 Ramsey Job Search Work Team meets every Monday morning. Networking starts from 9 to 9:30am and the meeting starts at 9:30 to 10:30 while virtual.  Members are expected to hold each other accountable at weekly (virtual) meetings for conducting a job search in earnest. Historically, the team has enjoyed a very high rate of “landings” by those conducting an active and vigorous job search.

Based on the Lee-Hecht-Harrison model, it’s more of a project management team made up of people committed to helping each other in the job search. By attending regularly and staying focused on key tasks, meetings serve as an advisory panel that knows you and your search and can offer answers to the questions that come up in job hunting.

Help others to help you (especially for the first few meetings) by having a prepared “elevator pitch” to introduce yourself. Jobs open up because there’s a problem to solve or a need to fill.

Please contact Beth Berkenfeld at bberk2@optonline.net or 201-797-4342 if interested in joining the group.

 

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.

Join Zoom Meeting (we use the same Zoom info each meeting)

https://ups.zoom.us/j/91254516371?pwd=VkpzMEhTNStPS1RKLy9mMmNTZVZaZz09

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. 

 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.