Monday, 11/27 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, How to Negotiate for Your Next Job and Salary. Join us as Tony Calabrese provides tips on the job offer and salary negotiation process based on guidance from GetFive, one of the top boutique providers of career services and job-search outplacement in the business. Tony Calabrese is the founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC and a Certified Get Five Career Coach where he works with clients who are in job search or looking to change careers. Tony also does Career Coach and Acclimation Consulting work with REA – Partners in Transition. In 2023, he became an outplacement coach for Careerminds. Prior to his coaching career, Tony was with Prudential Financial for 30 years, where he led teams developing and supporting financial systems applications.
PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visithttps://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting.
Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 pm for our ‘Ask Maya’ segment with Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ. Maya facilitates the 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job-search questions.
Tuesday 11/28 at 10am, our gracious longtime host, Tony Calabrese, Career Coach, & Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, is pleased to welcome back esteemed speaker, Paul Cecala, certified Global Career Development Facilitator, work search author, and Founder of Cecala Career Consultants. He will present a webinar entitled: “The 4 Step Interview Process” ©. Register now at: 4stepinterview.eventbrite.com. All are welcome. Q & A will follow.
Meetings are held on Zoom on alternate Tuesdays at 10am ET, with rare exceptions, and will remain virtual for the foreseeable future. We are booked through year-end. Be sure to check our webpage for: dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link once it’s available, at: bit.ly/NNJ-PIT2023schedule. Please encourage folks in your network who are un/underemployed, in/considering a career transition to subscribe to our listserv for occasional announcements, reminders, and updates at: NNJPIT2020email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) The Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the time being. We will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays, each month. Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/home
Tuesday meeting permalink: https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/hot-link-to-this-weeks-online-meeting
Tuesday, November 28th, 5 PM PT | 6 PM MT | 7 PM CT | 8 PM ET
Join Absolutely Abby for Career Wake Up Call #110 where we will be helping you improve your skills by answering all your extra tricky job search questions.
Career Wake Up Call #110
Please bring your best job search questions to the call.
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November 29, 7:30 pm Making Networks Work, Job Seekers of Montclair A FREE JOB SEARCH TRAINING AND SUPPORT GROUP OPEN TO ALL We have professional speakers on a variety of job search topics including recognizing your accomplishments, developing your resume, networking, interview preparation, and dealing with road blocks. Job Seekers of Montclair meets every Wednesday, 7:30 PM, at 73 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. All meetings are free and open to the public. Information about the upcoming meeting and links to it can be found on our website: https://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org
Friday, December 1, 2023 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Resume Best Practices, with Ed Samuel
Please join us for this free Zoom meeting. RSVP is open until Thursday 5 PM ET. Upon registration, you will receive the Zoom link for the meeting here on MeetUp.
Ed Samuel, executive career coach with SamNova, Inc, will discuss how to optimize your resume and how to make a resume stand out with your value proposition, a clear ROI on page one, and your accomplishments.
He will also address how to craft a resume for the hidden job market, touch on the harder issues tied to age discrimination, and what to include and exclude on a resume and why. Learn why hundreds of his clients and others have landed jobs based on the principles taught.
- What makes a resume Hidden Job Market (HJM) ready?
- Why is the first page everything when it comes to a resume?
- The top two mistakes made on 90% of all resumes
- What triggers a negative or positive reaction within 7 seconds?
- Learn how your true and real value can be quantified using conservative guesstimates
About the Speaker:
Ed Samuel is a Career and Life Coach, Author, certified Career Assessment Consultant, and Ministry leader. His team provides career assessments, resume writing, and one-on-one career transition support with an emphasis on mid-senior level clients across multiple functional roles and industries.
His firm specializes in growing and leveraging formal networks, targeted job searches, attaching the hidden job market, landing a job after the age of 55+, and those looking to make a career pivot.
Ed and his team have helped 700+ to date. He has more than 400+ documented client testimonials of which 155+ are on his LinkedIn profile and another 100+ on his website. His firm supports clients across the USA with half working and half in job transition.
He is also a career and small business coach, mentor, and consultant for Penn State University. Ed leads Career Professionals Networking Forum (CPENG) in Newark, DE, Believers in Business small business forum for greater Kennett Square, PA, hosts “Optimize Your Career” program on Philly radio, 1180 am WFYL on Saturday mornings, and hosts a bi-weekly career optimization forum under Thought Leadership Branding (TLB) on Clubhouse every Tuesday.
He is a frequent speaker at the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, ExecuNet, TPNG, Chem/Pharma, Joseph’s People, Lehigh Valley Professionals (LVP), FENG, CPENG, Newtown Networking Forum, Montgomery County Networking Group, Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) and regional Chamber of Commerce Forums.
About the Group: The Career Networking Group in Montgomery County provides a supportive environment where members can obtain ideas, direction, support, and learn skills to improve their job search and career. Join online and network with others to share the best job-hunting practices.
FACILITATOR: Sean Reynolds
Friday, December 1⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, LaPora Lindsey – Advantages of Rejection, Rejection is never easy to deal with, especially in your career. But sometimes it can be valuable. Instead of taking each ‘no’ as a personal attack, you can learn from these moments by learning strategic ways to handle the rejection. If you work past the initial sting, you may end up ahead in your career search.
Location: The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542
Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events
Mercer County PSG Events
December 6 Interviewing Workshop, Job Seekers of Montclair A FREE JOB SEARCH TRAINING AND SUPPORT GROUP OPEN TO ALL We have professional speakers on a variety of job search topics including recognizing your accomplishments, developing your resume, networking, interview preparation, and dealing with road blocks. Job Seekers of Montclair meets every Wednesday, 7:30 PM, at 73 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. All meetings are free and open to the public. Information about the upcoming meeting and links to it can be found on our website: https://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org
Friday, December 8⋅9:45am – 12:00pm
Sara Levine – LinkedIn: How to Create Your Best Branding Statement and Increase Your Views on LinkedIn
Location: The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542
Description: Your branding statement or your ABOUT statement on LinkedIn drives your readers to find out who you are and what you bring to the table as an employee. Writing this section requires a good understanding of who you are and how to present yourself online. Our session will focus on using your storytelling mode to create a “GREAT” statement that will increase your views and bring attention to your profile that will eventually bring you to your next role. We will also be reviewing how to post and what to post to increase views.
Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events
Mercer County PSG Events
December 9, 2023, 8:00 -10:00 AM join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Bill LaChance – “Money Saving Strategies During a Career Transition”. Sign on instructions at www.thebreakfastclubnj.com. Please share this with other groups you may be in. Join us on Meetup.com at: https://www.meetup.com/the-breakfast-club-nj/events/288989123/ to RSVP for the meeting.
December 13 Dealing With Road Blocks and Setting Goals, Job Seekers of Montclair A FREE JOB SEARCH TRAINING AND SUPPORT GROUP OPEN TO ALL We have professional speakers on a variety of job search topics including recognizing your accomplishments, developing your resume, networking, interview preparation, and dealing with road blocks. Job Seekers of Montclair meets every Wednesday, 7:30 PM, at 73 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. All meetings are free and open to the public. Information about the upcoming meeting and links to it can be found on our website: https://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org
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://www.nypl.org/locations/snfl/yoseloff-business
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.
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:
The mission of CareerUSA.org is to provide ONE website where anyone who is unemployed or under-employed, can find everything they need to help with his or her career search that will result in employment.
Any formed group that assists members in educating, coaching, career testing, job lead, networking connections, mentoring, counseling, or support, while providing a safe place for the job seeker, is welcome to be listed on the or CareerUSA.org website. For more information and a schedule of events go to
Sundays from 9:00 – 9:30 am: George Pace, an IT Technology Leader, in Partnership with TBCNJ, host a weekly LIVE Webinar every Sunday to discuss:
- The latest Federal / State news as it relates to the Job Market
- Updates related to Unemployment
- Discuss proactive job search activitiesTo access the webinar,+1 386 347 5053 US
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Looking forward to seeing you on the call!
Oct. 25, 2023: Mercer County’s BIG job & career fair from 3:30-6 p.m.! Looking for a job or new career path? Join us for the Mercer County job and career fair, Oct. 25 from 3:30-6 p.m. at CURE Insurance Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave., Trenton.
Register by clicking on the flyer, scanning the code, or via the link: https://forms.gle/uxxHbcbpa6jRp1wY6
Thursday, October 26, 2023, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST, JVS Job-Seekers Virtul Workshop, GUEST SPEAKER, Lynn Danzker
Strategies For a Successful Job Search
Are you getting frustrated with not receiving any responses to the many online job applications you’ve submitted? It’s not just you. Everyone experiences this. It’s important to know that online job applications are just one approach to finding a job.
In this workshop, Lynn Danzker will discuss other strategies to use for landing that perfect job. She will discuss how to amplify your job search using recruiters and networking and give tips on how to get the most out of your job search.
There will be 20 minutes of open networking
with fellow job seekers after the presentation.
Friday, October 27⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, Ed Samuel – Optimizing Your Career and Jobs Search – Best Practices,Location: The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542, Description: It takes work to optimize your career and that includes conducting an effective job search whether you are working or unemployed. Learn the early-stage triggers of when to optimize your career and if your strategy is pro-active or reactive. Learn why taking your time can pay off in assessing your career and deciding on staying the course or making a career pivot to bring you to that better place. Career pivots can be easy to extremely hard and there are specific steps that can help the cause. If you have 30+ years of experience, agism is a challenge by itself. If you are launching your career right out college and have limited work experience or aspire to earn a solid compensation in your first job, then there are imperatives to adhere to.
Learn ways to balance an internal or external job search and it begins with the 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ramsey Job Search Work Team meets every Monday morning. Networking and meeting starts at 9:00 to 10:30. 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 email@example.com 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,
Executives in Job Transition (formerly 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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Mondays at 4:30 – Win Sheffield offers 1 hour workshops each Monday at 4:30, open to all covering use of stories in pitches, interviews and resumes. On the first Monday of the month they are free (other weeks $20). For details and to register: https://www.winsheffield.com/events/weekly-stories-workshop-conveying-your-value-20/
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.
Welcome to the Milford JETS networking group that meets every Monday at 6:30p.m. (except holidays to be announced). Co leaders Craig Cunningham, HR Leader and Diana Champagne, Total Rewards leader are cc’d.
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Resuming 1/10/23 on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm with rare exceptions, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is pleased to offer free Zoom meetings hosted by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for: dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link at: bit.ly/NNJ-PIT2023schedule, as well as join our email list for occasional announcements, reminders, and updates at: NNJPIT2020firstname.lastname@example.org. Login info will be emailed the day prior to each webinar. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you or someone you know is a thought-leader interested in becoming one of our esteemed guest presenters, or if you have any questions, please email Tony at: email@example.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
The Neighbors-helping-Neighbors (NhN) has now changed its operating model from virtual meetings, face to face meeting to a one-on-one mentor/coach model. Our leaders and others who volunteer and are vetted by founder will offer one on one sessions with our membership information and a large amounts of resources for NhNUSA may be found at www.nhnusa.org. There is both a registration for members needing help, along with a registration for applying to be a coach/mentor. Please feel free to use the free career resources on this site and join their Linked-In group.
Neighbors-helping Neighbors USA ) www.nhnusa.org) founded on January 27,2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3892534/ Facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 12 years.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom Meeting ID and Password.
Wednesdays – Job Seekers of Montclair is a free, job search training and support group open to all. We have professional speakers on a variety of job search topics including recognizing your accomplishments, developing your resume, networking, interview preparation, and dealing with road blocks.
Job Seekers of Montclair meets every Wednesday in person and on Zoom at 7:30 pm. All meetings are free and open to the public.
Information about the upcoming meeting can be found on our website.
While you are there, you can join our low volume e-mail list where we send announcements of upcoming meetings or helpful information. Just click on Subscribe on the home page.
You may also link to an Internet-friendly version of our schedule from our website.
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.
Free Computer Classes at Neptune Public Library. Registration required:
Thursday, June 29 5:30p-7:30p [PowerPoint]
The basics class is discontinued and being done on an individual basis through diagnostic testing modules.
To register, contact:
Neptune Public Library
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/careers-in-transition/ ) meets – CIT is back to virtual!
Careers in Transition is changing our meeting schedule for September 2023. We will have 1 meeting on September 23rd, the 4th Saturday. This meeting will feature a modified agenda that will be announced along with the registration link soon.
We will not meet on September 2nd, or September 16th to enable everyone to celebrate the holidays on those days..