In-person and virtual networking meetings starting 12/5/2022

More and more in-person meetings

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Monday, 12/05 at 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts,5 Steps for Writing Compelling Articles and Blogs. In This webinar Jack Appleman will cover how to 1. Laser-focus on a single theme; 2. Create captivating titles; 3. Loosen up your language; 4. Craft an engaging subhead, and 5. Make copy flow with smooth transitions. Jack Appleman is a business writing instructor and author of 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing — 2nd edition (2018, ATD Press). As president of Successful Business Writing, he brings more than 25 years' experience as a corporate trainer, professor and public relations professional. A professor for 20 years, Jack teaches Business Communications at New York University. PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page. Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting. Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 am 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 A session to answer your job search questions.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2022, 1:30PM-2:30PM, FREE VIRTUAL CAREER

WEBINAR/FIRESIDE CHAT, SELL YOURSELF, How to Create, Live, and Sell a Powerful Personal Brand, By, Dr. Cindy McGovern,

Please reserve your seat by going to: https://bit.ly/3BUtlUE and registering for this workshop. Seats are limited! PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is

allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address , SELL YOURSELF How to Create, Live, and Sell a Powerful Personal Brand, By, Dr. Cindy McGovern

What you will learn:

After millions of American workers quit their jobs during the pandemic, many of them learned a hard truth – they couldn’t sell themselves as qualified for the dream jobs that they wanted next. By attending this fireside chat, you will learn how to create an impressive, authentic personal brand that you can live day in and day out. Applying her many years of sales experience, she will discuss how to use the skills and strategies of a sales professional to help people sell themselves in any situation. Dr. Cindy has unveiled a five-step sales process that will help anyone sell themselves strategically for a new job, promotion, career shift, or opportunity:

  1. Plan
  2. Look for opportunities
  3. Establish trust
  4. Ask for what you want
  5. Follow up with gratitude

Things she will discuss in this session include:

What is a personal brand and why is it important to create one

with purpose?

What are the three critical components of a successful personal

brand?

How do you rebrand yourself during a job switch or a career

Change?

 

Tuesday, December 6th, at Noon ET This is a free event, and I’ll (Lisa Rangel) be there in person to walk you through creating a modern senior-level executive resume. I will also tackle how to use the next few weeks to help put interviews for exciting jobs on your calendar for January.

Tis the season for incredible networking.

The way we do business has changed.

An article from the WSJ titled “Covid-19 Propelled Businesses Into the Future. Ready or Not” states that the pandemic has changed the way we do business…every business has to shift to having a digital strategy, and that includes a remote work plan.

So it’s one thing to have pivoted yourself, welcomed the downsizing, accepted new leadership teams, and battled toxic and burned-out work, but how will you land a job in this new era?

You survived the changes, but now you have to thrive. You have to land a job that meets your career goals and reflects your desire to work remotely or with a hybrid approach.

You must prove your leadership skills and how you grew business and handled crises over the last few years.

You have to showcase your resilience.

And, of course, you have to put all these skills and achievements into a resume that not only shows why you are so valuable but also gives you an edge over your competition.

It’s a lot of moving parts!

Is your self-marketing on point, or is your pre-covid resume still selling the same outdated stories from a year ago?

You are responsible for bringing your career story up to date and ensuring your branding matches the new playing field.

You can register for this event here: https://chameleonresumes.com/execresregistration

“How to Build a Target Company List”. Register Here

 

Wednesday, December 7 from 3 – 7:00 p.m., Ramsey, NJ — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced it will host a career fair at its U.S. headquarters in Ramsey, New Jersey. The event will be held in the company’s Client Engagement Center at 133 Williams Drive.

Job seekers can learn about and interview for Konica Minolta’s many available positions – including roles perfect for early career – that offer visible, exciting work supporting sales of cutting-edge technology and workflow solutions. Candidates are encouraged to register in advance for a guaranteed interview slot. The company is recruiting for roles in the following areas:

  • Sales operations
  • Inside sales
  • eCommerce
  • Finance operations

Educational sessions will also be conducted during the event, with topics such as:

  • Writing a resume that stands out
  • Building your online brand
  • Interview preparation tips
  • Ways to establish and leverage your network
  • How to obtain a job in sales

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 10-11:30 am The Art of Buillding Influence , FREE 1-hour webinar by John Hadley, NJ Strategic Executive Networking Group

Contact me at John@JHACareers.com or 908-725-2437.

 

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST, Join Ken Sher ONLINE For “How To Get Back Into The Game”, Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!!

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!

There are many reasons people have been out of work and/or looking for a job recently – some new, some old. They include:

  • Time for a change
  • Raise a family
  • The pandemic
  • Took a gap year
  • Not ready to retire

But how do you get back into it and what direction should you go with your career? Maybe you want to go back to what you were doing before. Or maybe you want to do something completely different. But where do you start?

This talk will help you determine what you want to do next and how to prepare for and execute a successful job search

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to use the TRUST Success Model to conduct a winning job search
  • What to do to determine what direction to take your career
  • How to position yourself to win your next great role
  • The best way to network and what a productive networking conversation sounds like
  • How to market yourself to attract recruiters

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

LOCATION: ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY

FACILLITATOR: George E. Schonewolf, Founder / Organizer / Speaker / Event Host / Career Coach INVESTMENT: FREE to all in transition/ unemployed.

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

QUESTIONS: Call George at (215) 264-9153

 

Fri, December 9, 9:45am – 12:00pm, join PSG of Mercer County, Career Coach Panel Discussion – Q&A With Our Distinguished Career Coaches,

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

Description:  Join our esteemed panel of career coaches for a Q&A on your most pressing questions related to career development, job search, and landing that great new role. Our esteemed panel includes coaches Madeleine Elmgren, Gary Lande, Alan Kirshner and Alex Freund. They offer their tremendous experience and insights to help you in developing an effective career plan.

 

Sat, December 10, 2022, 8:00AM-10:00 am  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Debra Wheatman – Professional Branding.

 

Monday, 12/12, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey Hosts, Memory Switch Workshop. Joins us Matthew Goerke presents his three-pronged approach in his interactive exercise. Matthew will demonstrate what can be done with a trained memory, both personally and professionally, and lead participants through his three-step exercise. Matthew will take participants through a series of mental exercises and drills that stimulate and exercise the portion of the brain where memory takes place. He will demonstrate the effectiveness of mnemonic devices. Every aspect of the training will teach focus and activation and how to stay keyed in on the material that is important. Matthew Goerke is regarded as one of America’s leading experts in the field of Memory Development. He has shared with thousands of business professionals from all walks of life the techniques for developing an instant recall memory with results that can only be described as amazing. PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page. Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting. Please stay with us for our " Ask Maya segment from noon-12:30 am as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions from noon-12:30 pm. Ask Maya; is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2022, 10:00AM – 11:00AM, FREE VIRTUAL CAREER WEBINAR, COMBAT AGEISM IN YOUR JOB SEARCH, By Amy Geffen, PhD

Please reserve your seat by going to:

https://bit.ly/3SWD588

and registering for this workshop. YOU MUST Complete the registration to receive an email with the ZOOM link to join.

Please SAVE the link sent to you, as this is the ONLY time you will receive it-there are NO REMINDERS before the event. PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in

attending, they MUST have their own email address COMBAT AGEISM IN YOUR JOB SEARCH By Amy Geffen, PhD

What to expect:

If you are over 50 (or even over 40) you no doubt will experience some ageism during your job search. What are some of the things you can do to  combat ageism? This webinar will discuss online learning, technology, research, and enthusiasm. Learn what to include and avoid in your resume and LinkedIn Profile, how to answer interview questions, and how to come across during the interview will be just as important as the skills you bring to the table. How to decide what is the next step: work part-time, continue to work full-time, start a consulting business, volunteer on a non-profit board.

 

Dec 13th, 6:00-9:00pm CT , $40.00 THE WHAT THE HELL APPROACH TO JOB SEARCH”® by Marty Gilbert online workshop online workshop– 50% early bird discount thru Dec 6th

This is my trademarked technique for significantly shortening your job search. The premise behind this approach is “what the hell do you have to lose by doing things that other job seekers aren’t doing?” After all, the job search is all about standing out, creating interest in your background and engaging target audiences so that they want to interview you. During this workshop I’ll be sharing my 13 “What the Hell” moves that have helped hundreds of job seekers to significantly shorten their job searches. A few of my topics include:

 

– Why many job seekers fail and how to overcome obstacles.

– How to access the “hidden job market”.

– How to get interviews even when rejected by the Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

– How to increase visibility for your background through social media, email and direct marketing efforts.

– How to leverage your network so that they deliver valuable introductions.

 

This webinar will get recorded so even if you cannot attend the live event, you will be able to view the recording at any future date.

Click here to register. All registrants will also receive a 40-min webinar recording on “How to Build a Target Company List”. Register Here

Thursday, December 15, 2022, 3pm Eastern 5 Secrets to Landing a Job You’ll Love! FREE 1-hour webinar by John Hadley

Contact me at John@JHACareers.com or 908-725-2437.

 

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST, Join Lynne Williams ONLINE For How To Develop Successful Job Search Strategies

Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!!

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!

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Having a plan with multiple job search methods will help you find positions faster if you are currently in a career transition. Preparation is key.

Lynne Williams will share a list of strategies, tactics, and career resources to help you reach your goal, but will focus on a few essential strategies in depth – keywords, ATS, LinkedIn database, Word Clouds, and portfolio presentation.

If you are currently employed, it’s always better to be proactive than reactive, so engage in career management so you are always prepared.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Have some job search strategies, tactics, and career resources including some from the hidden job market
  • Know how to research your best keywords for both your resume and LinkedIn
  • Know how to take your base resume and customize it to match keywords in a job description before applying through the ATS
  • Be able to prepare a portfolio presentation to differentiate yourself from others at a job interview

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

LOCATION: 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/clblhsydclbjc/

QUESTIONS: Call George at (215) 264-9153 or e-mail george@careerdirectionspa.com

MERRY CHRISTMAS – NO MEETING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23rd, NEXT MEETING ON JANUARY 6, 2023

January 6, 2023 Are you looking to escalate your career to the next level? Whether you’re just starting your career path or have already traversed many miles, the Career Networking Group, Montgomery County will help you take the next steps with confidence and enthusiasm.

The Montgomery County Career Networking Group is a volunteer group dedicated to helping the unemployed and underemployed find their “next success story”. We provide a supportive environment where members can get ideas, direction, and support, solve problems and learn skills to improve their job search and career.

With the support and wisdom of the group, we focus on networking to share leads, experiences, and provide support, as well as educational sessions provided by expert recruiters, HR, and employment coaching specialists from the Greater Philadelphia area.

When members land new positions they return to share their landing stories with the group. They remain a vital source of support for the group in a variety of ways going forward by sharing their experiences along with job leads.

We have regular weekly meetings in Montgomery County featuring a guest speaker and networking. We also host workshops and are looking to expand our footprint by growing our membership and offering additional services.

The Montgomery County Career Networking Group offers a basic but effective approach to career management and job search. The group will help you develop a strategy, skills, and contacts to achieve your career goals and find your next success story!

Come, network with others to share best practices about job hunting and career development. And use the support we give each other to discipline and energize your career-building campaign. Bring ideas to share with the group on successes and challenges and bring your resume.

Visit us at https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/ to join the group and to register to attend upcoming events. You will be glad that you did.

There will not be enough words to describe or measure the benefit you will gain professionally to you and your career. Remember, you are only one person away from your next position.

 

 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

 

General Resources

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

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

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

CareerUSA.org

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

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

https://www.careerusa.org/

Recurring Meetings

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

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

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

 

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 1:30 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.

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

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88331109176?pwd=R2h3bGU5Yi81blV5STNIMjdkak9Qdz09

 

Meeting ID: 883 3110 9176

Passcode: 652282

+19292056099,,88331109176#,,,,*652282# US (New York)

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)

 

Starting February 28 and repeating every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, will facilitate a 30-minute Q&A session prior to the start of our regular Monday meeting to answer your job search questions. Come join us from 10-10:30 am and bring your questions to “Ask Maya.”Our formal meeting and guest speaker will begin at 10:30 AM, following the “Ask Maya” session. For those new to PSGCNJ, we offer an orientation from 9:30 to 9:55 am about how the organization can help you with your job search. Please use link https://lnkd.in/eG3x4HY

 

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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The Zoom details for the meetings are below.  Please save these details to your calendar – I do not change the link.https://us02web.zoom.us/j/98862890863?pwd=VDUxUUNjVWwrbjM4aHZQbDZNOUVrZz09

Meeting ID: 988 6289 0863

Passcode: 755309

One tap mobile

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Starting 1/11/2022 – Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is hosting free Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Sessions are held every other Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including: dates, topics, presenters, and webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/PT2022sched and be sure to join our email list: NNJPIT2020+subscribe@groups.io. 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 who’d like to share your time and insights at an upcoming session, or if you have any questions, please email Tony at: 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, 7:00pm to 7:45pm Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org), founded on January 27, 2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 11 years. Resources, virtual weekly meetings and guest presentations are offered over the internet and video conferencing platforms to help our members with their careers.  The group’s culture is based on a pay it forward model with a focus on networking and support. The meetings are designed to help anyone in career advancement and career transition by offering advice in job search strategies, techniques, tools, support, motivation, leadership and networking opportunities.  Google Meet based sessions are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website. Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA virtual meetings will change schedules for the Summer

 

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th with Arianne facilitating.  Starting in July, future meetings will be scheduled every other week.  Meeting details will continue to be posted on nhnusa.org as facilitators are assigned.

 

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/careers-in-transition/ )  meets – CIT is back to virtual!

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.

There will be no December 2022 meeting for St. Patrick’s EARN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-person and virtual job search networking meetings starting 11/28

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Monday, 11/28 at 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, The Mindset of a Job Seeker & Hiring Manager. Have you thought about what goes on in the mind of your interviewer, the hiring manager? It seems that they hold all the cards, but is that really the case? What kind of mindset is the best for a job seeker? In this session, our speaker Christine Oh, will detail what goes on in the mind of the hiring manager, a bulletproof winning mindset for the job seeker, and how to best position yourself to land that dream job. Christine Oh is an executive and career coach and a nonprofit consultant. Christine is the director of development at Giant Magellan Telescope Organization. She was a legislative aide to former U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra and also served as the co-chair for the New York chapter of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy from 2015-2019.

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 under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page.Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting.

Please stay with us for our ‘Ask Maya’ from noon-12:30 am as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions from noon-12:30 pm in our ‘;Ask Maya’ segment. ‘Ask Maya’ is held. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

 

Mon, November 28, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST, Creating a Target Market for your Job Search Please join us as Paul Cecala discusses an important topic for people who are looking to enhance their career.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-a-target-market-for-your-job-search-tickets-462134074457

“Where do you want to work?” One of the most common questions asked of job seekers. This workshop will look at why to define your targets and then how to methodically use them to network in conducting your job search. By the end of the workshop, you should have the beginnings of your target job search market chart created.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Passcode: 616619

 

Tuesday 11/29, 8am,  Tony Calabrese, longtime Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) host, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will present: “Identifying Your Transferable Skills”. Please visit: yourtransferableskills.eventbrite.com to register. All are welcome. Q & A will follow. 

Meetings are held on Zoom on alternate Tuesdays at 10am, with rare exceptions, and will remain virtual for the foreseeable future. Q & A will follow. Zoom login instructions will be provided on 11/28. Registration will close promptly at 8am on 11/29. 

 

November 30, 2022, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. (CST), IEEE-USA Free Livestream Webinar join Dr. Gleb Tsipursky in “How To Solve The Problem of Innovation in Hybrid and Remote Work” 

Solving the problem of innovation in hybrid and remote work is key for tech professionals to seize competitive advantage in the post-pandemic world. Techniques like traditional brainstorming meetings work poorly for hybrid and remote teams. And the lack of hallway conversations impair spontaneous idea generation. That’s why so many leaders want everyone to return to the office. However, research shows that these leaders simply fail to apply best practices for effective user experience to solve the problem of innovation in hybrid and remote work. This presentation will delve into the nuts-and-bolts of two research-based techniques – one for deliberate innovation and one for spontaneous innovation – that tech professionals at forward-looking companies have been using successfully to outpace their competitors. This presentation offers case studies and best practices from these tech professionals that you need to seize an innovation advantage in hybrid and remote work. Learning objectives:

  • Learn about research on best practices for user experience for innovation in hybrid and remote work
  • Identify where you and your team might benefit from adopting these best practices to facilitate both deliberate and spontaneous innovation
  • Assess how your plans for innovation in hybrid and remote work benchmarks to best practices based on behavioral science research and case studies from forward-looking organizations
  • Develop a plan to adapt these best practices to solving the problem of innovation for yourself and your team

For More Information and To Register: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/323967

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, JVS JOB-SEEKERS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP, Using Your Stories to Get Hired,  GUEST SPEAKER John Hadley. The most important thing you bring to the table in any interview is not your resume, your credentials, or your checklist of qualifications, but your stories. 

People hire for one reason only – because they believe you are going to produce the results that they need. Telling engaging stories that demonstrate the related results you have produced in the past is a game-changer. And the more stories you can draw upon, the more believable you become. 

  • Do you relate your “HERO Story” in a way that’s compelling and leaves your interviewer anxious to hear more about you? 
  • Do you have concise, engaging results-oriented stories to back up every single point you make during an interview?

Learn how to tell YOUR “HERO Story” and turn interviews into offers!

There will be 20 minutes of open networking after John’s presentation. Network with fellow job seekers.

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

TO REGISTER TO ATTEND, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 pm, The St. Patrick’s EARN Team is happy to announce that our December 2022 EARN meeting will take place. It will be held as an in-person (you read that correctly) and take place at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center at 137 Moseman Avenue in Yorktown Heights, NY.

We are also thrilled that our speaker that evening will be Janelle Razzino! Janelle is a fan favorite, and will be joining us for our welcome back meeting. Those who know Janelle already are aware that

she will be sharing her energy, valuable experience, and great knowledge & advice. Please come and join us for our first in-person meeting since March 2020. We truly hope to see you there!

 

 

Friday, December 2, 2022 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST,  Join Chris Sasse ONLINE For My Job Search Journey: Practicing What I Preach

The Pandemic turned the employment world upside down. Many companies held out for as long as they could before making difficult decisions to eliminate roles and merge responsibilities. A large majority of those affected possessed years of experience in their chosen fields.

However, when entire industries were forced to downsize, it placed many professionals in new and unfamiliar conditions. Opportunities that offered lower wages, higher expectations, and working conditions that have never been witnessed in the professional world.

“My Job search Journey: Practicing What I Preach” is a real-world account of the presenter’s implementation of the same advice and direction he has provided to many throughout the course of his career in staffing and corporate leadership.

Participants will receive guidance on:

  • Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Physically for the task at hand.
  • Taking a deep dive into their professional soft and hard skills to locate the right opportunities.
  • Discovering and using tools and strategies to organize their job search.
  • Execution of the job search plan.
  • Debunking the myths associated with the job search process.

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

LOCATION: ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE

FACILITATOR: 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/clblhsyccnbtb/ 

QUESTIONS: Call George at 215-264-9153 or email at george@careerdirectionspa.com

 

Fri, December 2, 9:45am – 12:00pm, Join PSG of Mercer County, Mike Palestina and Maggie Pazian – Developing Your Personal Leadership Vision

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

Description:  How do you want to be known as a leader? Can you easily articulate your vision to colleagues or during interviews?

A useful personal leadership vision is one that focuses on action, provides direction, inspires your stakeholders, and provides a compelling image of an achievable future. Conscious daily reflection is a powerful tool for sustaining your real passions, realizing your potential as a leader, and influencing other’s perceptions of your leadership style. 

Join us for this interactive session that will begin to develop your personal leadership vision and create a roadmap for lasting behavior change.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2022, 1:30PM-2:30PM, FREE VIRTUAL CAREER

WEBINAR/FIRESIDE CHAT, SELL YOURSELF, How to Create, Live, and Sell a Powerful Personal Brand, By, Dr. Cindy McGovern, 

Please reserve your seat by going to: https://bit.ly/3BUtlUE and registering for this workshop. Seats are limited! PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is

allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address , SELL YOURSELF How to Create, Live, and Sell a Powerful Personal Brand, By, Dr. Cindy McGovern

What you will learn:

After millions of American workers quit their jobs during the pandemic, many

of them learned a hard truth – they couldn’t sell themselves as qualified for

the dream jobs that they wanted next.

By attending this fireside chat, you will learn how to create an impressive,

authentic personal brand that you can live day in and day out.

Applying her many years of sales experience, she will discuss how to use the

skills and strategies of a sales professional to help people sell themselves in

any situation. Dr. Cindy has unveiled a five-step sales process that will help

anyone sell themselves strategically for a new job, promotion, career shift,

or opportunity:

  1. Plan
  2. Look for opportunities
  3. Establish trust
  4. Ask for what you want
  5. Follow up with gratitude

Things she will discuss in this session include:

What is a personal brand and why is it important to create one

with purpose? 

What are the three critical components of a successful personal

brand?

How do you rebrand yourself during a job switch or a career

Change?

 

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST, Join Ken Sher ONLINE For “How To Get Back Into The Game”, Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!!

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!

There are many reasons people have been out of work and/or looking for a job recently – some new, some old. They include:

  • Time for a change
  • Raise a family
  • The pandemic
  • Took a gap year
  • Not ready to retire

But how do you get back into it and what direction should you go with your career? Maybe you want to go back to what you were doing before. Or maybe you want to do something completely different. But where do you start?

This talk will help you determine what you want to do next and how to prepare for and execute a successful job search

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to use the TRUST Success Model to conduct a winning job search
  • What to do to determine what direction to take your career
  • How to position yourself to win your next great role
  • The best way to network and what a productive networking conversation sounds like
  • How to market yourself to attract recruiters

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

LOCATION: ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY

FACILLITATOR: George E. Schonewolf, Founder / Organizer / Speaker / Event Host / Career Coach INVESTMENT: FREE to all in transition/ unemployed. 

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

QUESTIONS: Call George at (215) 264-9153

 

Fri, December 9, 9:45am – 12:00pm, join PSG of Mercer County, Career Coach Panel Discussion – Q&A With Our Distinguished Career Coaches, 

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

Description:  Join our esteemed panel of career coaches for a Q&A on your most pressing questions related to career development, job search, and landing that great new role. Our esteemed panel includes coaches Madeleine Elmgren, Gary Lande, Alan Kirshner and Chrystal McArthur. They offer their tremendous experience and insights to help you in developing an effective career plan.

 

Sat, December 10, 2022, 8:00AM-10:00 am  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Debra Wheatman – Professional Branding.

 

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST, Join Lynne Williams ONLINE For How To Develop Successful Job Search Strategies

Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!!

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!

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Having a plan with multiple job search methods will help you find positions faster if you are currently in a career transition. Preparation is key.

Lynne Williams will share a list of strategies, tactics, and career resources to help you reach your goal, but will focus on a few essential strategies in depth – keywords, ATS, LinkedIn database, Word Clouds, and portfolio presentation.

If you are currently employed, it’s always better to be proactive than reactive, so engage in career management so you are always prepared.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Have some job search strategies, tactics, and career resources including some from the hidden job market
  • Know how to research your best keywords for both your resume and LinkedIn
  • Know how to take your base resume and customize it to match keywords in a job description before applying through the ATS
  • Be able to prepare a portfolio presentation to differentiate yourself from others at a job interview

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

LOCATION: 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/clblhsydclbjc/ 

QUESTIONS: Call George at (215) 264-9153 or e-mail george@careerdirectionspa.com

MERRY CHRISTMAS – NO MEETING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23rd, NEXT MEETING ON JANUARY 6, 2023

January 6, 2023 Are you looking to escalate your career to the next level? Whether you’re just starting your career path or have already traversed many miles, the Career Networking Group, Montgomery County will help you take the next steps with confidence and enthusiasm.

The Montgomery County Career Networking Group is a volunteer group dedicated to helping the unemployed and underemployed find their “next success story”. We provide a supportive environment where members can get ideas, direction, and support, solve problems and learn skills to improve their job search and career.

With the support and wisdom of the group, we focus on networking to share leads, experiences, and provide support, as well as educational sessions provided by expert recruiters, HR, and employment coaching specialists from the Greater Philadelphia area.

When members land new positions they return to share their landing stories with the group. They remain a vital source of support for the group in a variety of ways going forward by sharing their experiences along with job leads.

We have regular weekly meetings in Montgomery County featuring a guest speaker and networking. We also host workshops and are looking to expand our footprint by growing our membership and offering additional services.

The Montgomery County Career Networking Group offers a basic but effective approach to career management and job search. The group will help you develop a strategy, skills, and contacts to achieve your career goals and find your next success story!

Come, network with others to share best practices about job hunting and career development. And use the support we give each other to discipline and energize your career-building campaign. Bring ideas to share with the group on successes and challenges and bring your resume.

Visit us at https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/ to join the group and to register to attend upcoming events. You will be glad that you did.

There will not be enough words to describe or measure the benefit you will gain professionally to you and your career. Remember, you are only one person away from your next position.

 

 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

 

General Resources

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

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

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

 CareerUSA.org

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

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

https://www.careerusa.org/  

Recurring Meetings

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

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

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

 

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 1:30 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.

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

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 883 3110 9176

Passcode: 652282

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

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Meeting ID: 912 5451 6371

Password: mceit

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) 

 

Starting February 28 and repeating every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, will facilitate a 30-minute Q&A session prior to the start of our regular Monday meeting to answer your job search questions. Come join us from 10-10:30 am and bring your questions to “Ask Maya.”Our formal meeting and guest speaker will begin at 10:30 AM, following the “Ask Maya” session. For those new to PSGCNJ, we offer an orientation from 9:30 to 9:55 am about how the organization can help you with your job search. Please use link https://lnkd.in/eG3x4HY

 

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.  

STEP 1 ~ ZOOM DETAILS 

The Zoom details for the meetings are below.  Please save these details to your calendar – I do not change the link.https://us02web.zoom.us/j/98862890863?pwd=VDUxUUNjVWwrbjM4aHZQbDZNOUVrZz09

Meeting ID: 988 6289 0863

Passcode: 755309

One tap mobile

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+13017158592,,98862890863#,,,,,,0#,,755309# US (Washington D.C)

Starting 1/11/2022 – Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is hosting free Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Sessions are held every other Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including: dates, topics, presenters, and webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/PT2022sched and be sure to join our email list: NNJPIT2020+subscribe@groups.io. 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 who’d like to share your time and insights at an upcoming session, or if you have any questions, please email Tony at: 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, 7:00pm to 7:45pm Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org), founded on January 27, 2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 11 years. Resources, virtual weekly meetings and guest presentations are offered over the internet and video conferencing platforms to help our members with their careers.  The group’s culture is based on a pay it forward model with a focus on networking and support. The meetings are designed to help anyone in career advancement and career transition by offering advice in job search strategies, techniques, tools, support, motivation, leadership and networking opportunities.  Google Meet based sessions are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website. Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA virtual meetings will change schedules for the Summer

 

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th with Arianne facilitating.  Starting in July, future meetings will be scheduled every other week.  Meeting details will continue to be posted on nhnusa.org as facilitators are assigned.

 

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/careers-in-transition/ )  meets – CIT is back to virtual!

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.

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

In-person and virtual networking meetings starting 10-31-2022

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The job market is very hot!

Monday, 10/31 at 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey Hosts, Stay Inspired and Resilient on the Job Search Emotional Roller Coaster. Join us as Karen Litzenger, a certified career counselor, shares experiential mental, emotional and physical techniques that you can use to help you regain or keep a positive attitude.  Whether you have been struggling with unemployment or just beginning your search, learn about practical strategies to cope with the inevitable ups and downs. Based in Pittsburgh, Karen owns Litzinger Career Consulting and is the author of “Help Wanted: An A to Z Guide to Cope with the Ups and Downs of the Job Search.” PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page. Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting. Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 am as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions from noon-12:30 pm in our ‘Ask Maya’ segment. 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2022 10:00AM SHARP! Job fair

Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development.  Please reserve your seat by going to:  https://conta.cc/3CLOeBO  

  and registering for this session.

A zoom link to join us will be in your confirmation email.  Seats are limited!  You may use your computer, desktop, laptop, cell phone with internet access (smart phone). It is recommended that you use Google Chrome as your browser.  Company representatives will give a brief presentation about the company, open positions and their benefits package.  Right now, we are hiring in the Tinton Falls location, for:

  • Software Developers
  • PAYROLL MANAGER
  • PURCHASING ADMINISTRATOR 

If you require accessibility assistance for an open position, please contact the Human Resources Department (Located in NJ) at EPS Corporation.      VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) / AA Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled / LGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply jobs@epscorp.com

 Monday Oct. 31 at 1 PM Register II – The Resume Join us for this four-part “hands-on” virtual Job Search Workshop. The workshops will explore different ways of job searching post- pandemic. You will learn networking techniques, tips to help you navigate the job search, how to set the stage for a successful job search, LinkedIn Etiquette, 11 job search mistakes that can kill your chances, 10 ways to build your confidence during a job search, Soft Skills, 10 best job search websites for 2022, and 8 stages of a successful job hunt. Adults only. Registration required to receive the Zoom link. Register separately for each session.

 On Tuesday 11/1, Tony Calabrese, longtime Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) host, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, welcomes back guest presenter, Donna Hook, Confident Communicator Coach. She will present: “Connect Four – The 4 Critical Connections You Need to WIN at Job Search”. Please visit: winatjobsearch.eventbrite.com for more info and to register. All are welcome. Q & A will follow. Meetings are held on Zoom on alternate Tuesdays at 10am, with rare exceptions, and will remain virtual for the foreseeable future. Check out our robust 2022 schedule, as we are now booked through year-end, by visiting: bit.ly/PT2022sched. Please tell folks in your network to join us and encourage them to subscribe to our group at: NNJPIT2020+subscribe@groups.io

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2022, 10:00AM-11:00AM, FREE VIRTUAL CAREER WEBINAR by Monmouth County Workforce Development, “Sorry, but we found someone who’s ”a better fit.” By Alex Freund. 

Please reserve your seat by going to: https://bit.ly/3fhVywR

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 limited!  Please SAVE the link sent to you, as this is the ONLY time you will receive it-there are NO REMINDERS before the event. PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address

What you will learn:

Have you been told someone else was a so-called better fit? What does that really mean, anyway? How can you discover what the organization is really looking for? The signs are everywhere–if you know what to look for. In this presentation, to help you land that next role, The Landing Expert will show you how to unearth things far beyond what is shown in a job posting.

Monday, November 7, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey.  Hosts Rod Colon, “Business Intelligence: How to Tap your Network.”

Monday Nov. 7 at 1 PM Register III- The Cover Letter Join us for this four-part “hands-on” virtual Job Search Workshop. The workshops will explore different ways of job searching post- pandemic. You will learn networking techniques, tips to help you navigate the job search, how to set the stage for a successful job search, LinkedIn Etiquette, 11 job search mistakes that can kill your chances, 10 ways to build your confidence during a job search, Soft Skills, 10 best job search websites for 2022, and 8 stages of a successful job hunt. Adults only. Registration required to receive the Zoom link. Register separately for each session.

Sat, November 12, 2022, 8:00AM-10:00 am  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Bill LaChance – Key Financial Planning Considerations for Those in a Career Transition.

Monday, November 14, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts Scott Kane, “Getting a Job after 50.”

Monday Nov. 14 at 1 PM Register  IV – The Interview Join us for this four-part “hands-on” virtual Job Search Workshop. The workshops will explore different ways of job searching post- pandemic. You will learn networking techniques, tips to help you navigate the job search, how to set the stage for a successful job search, LinkedIn Etiquette, 11 job search mistakes that can kill your chances, 10 ways to build your confidence during a job search, Soft Skills, 10 best job search websites for 2022, and 8 stages of a successful job hunt. Adults only. Registration required to receive the Zoom link. Register separately for each session.

 

November 18, 2022, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. (CST) join Free IEEE-USA “Ultimate Upgrade Essentials” Webinar: Ultimate Upgrade Essentials: Leadership at the Edge of Performance by Terence Yeoh Ph.D, PMP
Leaders are the ones that have the right combination of drive, focus, and market savvy to create something unique that has value today and in the future. Great leaders also have a strong vision for the future and are undeterred when plans take them sideways. The methods of this type of success often take decades to implement and realize.  In this webinar, you will find the key ingredients of a great company, and how a founder builds the team that together makes a difference.

The Ultimate Upgrade: Essentials (Free IEEE-USA Webinar Series)

In a world at the crossroads of technology and humanity, can each of us make a difference? Join us for “The Ultimate Upgrade: Essentials,” a free IEEE-USA e-book and webinar series exploring the ragged edge of productivity and performance, and how YOU can make a difference as a leader now and in your future roles. These five webinars will cover optimizing productivity, candid self-assessment, designing a unique career path, the importance of mentoring, and developing the qualities of an effective leader.

For More Information and To Register:

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/317067

 

Monday, November 21, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts Tony Calabrese, “The Importance of the Follow-Up.”

Monday, November 28, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey Hosts Christine Oh, “The Psychology of the Hiring Manager.”

November 30, 2022, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. (CST), IEEE-USA Free Livestream Webinar join Dr. Gleb Tsipursky in “How To Solve The Problem of Innovation in Hybrid and Remote Work” 

Solving the problem of innovation in hybrid and remote work is key for tech professionals to seize competitive advantage in the post-pandemic world. Techniques like traditional brainstorming meetings work poorly for hybrid and remote teams. And the lack of hallway conversations impair spontaneous idea generation. That’s why so many leaders want everyone to return to the office. However, research shows that these leaders simply fail to apply best practices for effective user experience to solve the problem of innovation in hybrid and remote work. This presentation will delve into the nuts-and-bolts of two research-based techniques – one for deliberate innovation and one for spontaneous innovation – that tech professionals at forward-looking companies have been using successfully to outpace their competitors. This presentation offers case studies and best practices from these tech professionals that you need to seize an innovation advantage in hybrid and remote work. Learning objectives:

  • Learn about research on best practices for user experience for innovation in hybrid and remote work
  • Identify where you and your team might benefit from adopting these best practices to facilitate both deliberate and spontaneous innovation
  • Assess how your plans for innovation in hybrid and remote work benchmarks to best practices based on behavioral science research and case studies from forward-looking organizations
  • Develop a plan to adapt these best practices to solving the problem of innovation for yourself and your team

For More Information and To Register: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/323967

 

 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

 

General Resources

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

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

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

 CareerUSA.org

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

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

https://www.careerusa.org/  

Recurring Meetings

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

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

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

 

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 1:30 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.

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

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88331109176?pwd=R2h3bGU5Yi81blV5STNIMjdkak9Qdz09

 

Meeting ID: 883 3110 9176

Passcode: 652282

+19292056099,,88331109176#,,,,*652282# US (New York)

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) 

 

Starting February 28 and repeating every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, will facilitate a 30-minute Q&A session prior to the start of our regular Monday meeting to answer your job search questions. Come join us from 10-10:30 am and bring your questions to “Ask Maya.”Our formal meeting and guest speaker will begin at 10:30 AM, following the “Ask Maya” session. For those new to PSGCNJ, we offer an orientation from 9:30 to 9:55 am about how the organization can help you with your job search. Please use link https://lnkd.in/eG3x4HY

 

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.  

STEP 1 ~ ZOOM DETAILS 

The Zoom details for the meetings are below.  Please save these details to your calendar – I do not change the link.https://us02web.zoom.us/j/98862890863?pwd=VDUxUUNjVWwrbjM4aHZQbDZNOUVrZz09

Meeting ID: 988 6289 0863

Passcode: 755309

One tap mobile

+19292056099,,98862890863#,,,,,,0#,,755309# US (New York)

+13017158592,,98862890863#,,,,,,0#,,755309# US (Washington D.C)

Starting 1/11/2022 – Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is hosting free Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Sessions are held every other Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including: dates, topics, presenters, and webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/PT2022sched and be sure to join our email list: NNJPIT2020+subscribe@groups.io. 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 who’d like to share your time and insights at an upcoming session, or if you have any questions, please email Tony at: 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, 7:00pm to 7:45pm Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org), founded on January 27, 2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 11 years. Resources, virtual weekly meetings and guest presentations are offered over the internet and video conferencing platforms to help our members with their careers.  The group’s culture is based on a pay it forward model with a focus on networking and support. The meetings are designed to help anyone in career advancement and career transition by offering advice in job search strategies, techniques, tools, support, motivation, leadership and networking opportunities.  Google Meet based sessions are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website. Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA virtual meetings will change schedules for the Summer

 

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th with Arianne facilitating.  Starting in July, future meetings will be scheduled every other week.  Meeting details will continue to be posted on nhnusa.org as facilitators are assigned.

 

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/careers-in-transition/ )  meets IN PERSON at the Winston School behind Christ Church in Short Hills. Park in the church parking lot at 66 Highland Avenue, Short Hills, NJ. RSVP not required. Just show up to network.  Resume review is offered. Bring 10 printed copies of your resume if you wish to have your resume reviewed.

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.