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2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings
Monday, October 19 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: PSGCNJ Data-driven Approach to Your Job Search Group networking: 10:00 am to 10:30 am, the speaker starts at 10:30 am.
Meeting access info: Zoom link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR Meeting ID: 525-652-585 Natalie Lihacova shares insights on how applying an agile methodology helps you control your job search while learning highly valued skills and beneficial tools in this modern data-driven workplace.
Monday, 10/19/20 –Bergen County, NJ FENG Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “Winning the Perfect Role Today.”As you look for that perfect role, you inevitably will be asked – “So tell me about yourself”. You will be asked this question when you meet people at a networking event, at an interview, an informal or formal event, encountering people at the local cleaners, grocery or even when you are getting a haircut. What do you say to these people? Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.
Monday, 19 Oct 2020, WNO meeting will feature a presentation by Miniimah Saafir, “Making New Connections and Generating Streams of Income”. 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. Our monthly meetings include networking time as well as a presentation on a topic relevant to job search and career development. he contact e-mail ID for the WNO, email@example.com.
Tuesday 10/20 8am , Northern NJ Professionals in Transition is proud to announce its tenth Zoom meeting in a series, led by longtime group facilitator and career coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. The Topic is: “When You Have Lost the Spirit to Job Hunt”. Please visit: bit.ly/JobHuntSpirit to register and note that registration will close promptly at 8am on 10/20. Zoom login instructions will be provided the day prior to the webinar. Be sure to check our webpage for the schedule and webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/NNJ_PIT4.
Tue, Oct 20, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) The Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the duration. Tuesday meeting permalink: https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/hot-link-to-this-weeks-online-meeting
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020, at 12 noon ET CareerConnectionsConsortium Reinvent Your Career webinar series. John Hadley will interview Melanie Davis, PhD (https://www.melaniedavisphd.com) on her successful transition from her own marketing / communications practice, to becoming a sexuality educator, and one of the experts in her field. I’m going to probe into what sparked the change, to unearth the keys to her success, that you can then apply to your own career. This will be an interactive webinar, where Melanie will also respond to your specific questions.For complete details and to register, visit:
Monday, October 21st, from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm CT WORKSHOP: Marty Gilbert (NSENG Founder/CEO) presents on “Maximizing the Value of LinkedIn During your Job Search” ($75-fee). There’s no question that LinkedIn is one of the most valuable job search tools available today. But the average job seeker probably uses less than 50% of the potential that LinkedIn can deliver. Your LinkedIn profile can be a tremendous asset to your search if it’s built right. Click HERE to view details and/or register for this online workshop.
Wednesday, 10/21/20 – Bergen County, NJ FENG Mike Palestina – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 6:30pm – 8:30pm – “How to manage the emotional roller coaster of 2020” For most of us when we think of the last few months, uncertainty and anxiety might be the first words that come to mind! Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7pm – 8:30pm ET Job Seekers of Montclair presents “Job Search Techniques” Presented By Courtney Fitzgibbons
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Thursday, Oct. 22, 7pm Behavioral Interviewing by Sue Silberman (a NhN presentation)
Westwood Public Library This presentation will highlight the Behavioral Interviewing approach that is often used by interviewers. However, it also can be used effectively by applicants during an interview. Session will focus on the PAR/CAR tool (Project or Challenge-Actions-Results) that has an applicant offer specific examples in response to questions posed to share competency in a required skill or knowledge. Similar tools (STAR and SOAR) will also be defined. Anyone interested in these sessions must register on the Library’s web site (https://www.westwoodpubliclibrary.org/) in one of several ways.
- Click on the link provided below the presentation title above. If that does not work, try options 2 or 3 below.
- Go to the Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Adults” and scroll to the presentation to register.
- Go to the Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Calendar” and then “Click here for the full calendar of programs”. Scroll to the appropriate month and place your cursor over the day and title of the presentation to register.
Monday, October 26, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: PSGCNJ LinkedIn: How to Get Found and Market Yourself Group networking: 10:00 am to 10:30 am, the speaker starts at 10:30 am.
Meeting access info: Zoom link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR Meeting ID: 525-652-585 A LinkedIn profile is a must-have for any professional or job seeker because more than 90% of companies use LinkedIn to identify or vet job candidates. As Alex Freund points out, it’s more than a professional profile. It’s about getting found in today’s market, and then effectively marketing yourself. Known as “The Landing Expert,” Alex has helped 1,000+ clients, from managers to CEOs, become confident and comfortable through the interview process.
Mon, 10/26/20 – Bergen County, NJ FENG Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “Techniques for Creating a Powerful Resume.” Does your resume attract attention from potential employers and recruiters? Does your resume separate you from the crowd? Are you having problems creating a resume that helps you get the job you want? If you are answering “No” to any of these questions, you need to attend Marty Latman’s Techniques for Creating a Powerful Resume presentation on October 26, 2020. Marty will provide you with helpful advice that will help you develop a powerful resume that will help the hiring manager choose you over your competitors. Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11 AM – !2:30 PM NJLAP’s Networkers Without Borders Presents: The New Interview Skills Toolkit A Primer for Success Lights, camera, Zoom! Today’s interview skills’ toolkit has tons of online meetings in the mix. To be successful, we have to be prepared, practiced and poised to open doors and opportunities. In this webinar, we’ll cover best practices for using Zoom, putting your best face forward(!) and empathy for interviewers. Randy Fisher of Customer Discovery Pros will guide you in this brave new world, giving you proven tips and techniques for interviewing success. Registration Required Here
Wed 10/28 from 11-2 The North Jersey Chamber of Commerce is hosting their first annual drive-thru career fair at the Agency Network parking lot: 27 Horseneck Rd, Fairfield. Click here to register. If you’re in touch with Michelle Vernuccio, President of the NJCC, please tell her I sent you. Sara
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7pm – 8:30pm ET Job Seekers of Montclair presents “Beating the Applicant Tracking System Presented By Lynn Williams
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Saturday, Oct 31, Virtual Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop Cost $5 – An interactive day of information and ideas to provide help and hope in your job transition and career—
This occurs twice a year and usually a full day face to face workshop but for now we are going to do a half day virtually. Join us at 8:45 a.m. for networking and the workshop will begin at 9 a.m. A link to the handouts will be provided.Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jump-start-your-job- search-online-workshop-tickets-116963979411 and pay with a credit card. You will receive a Zoom link in order to attend the workshop. Please note that online registration will close on Friday, October 30 at noon.
Monday, Nov. 2@ 4:00pm CareerConnectionsConsortium presents How to Work as A Consultant in a Gig Economy with David Schuchman. When unemployment is high one option is to create your own job as a consultant. Find out what you can do and how. Please sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.
Monday, November 9th at 8pm, Church of the Presentation, Career Management Group – upcoming topic sessions, “Tapping into the Hidden Job Market” will be presented by John Corcoran, Parishioner and Professional Career Coach Members of the COTP Career Management Network, you will receive an invitation & Zoom link. To join our Career Management network, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address and a brief introduction and we will add you to the network.
Thurs., Nov. 12 @ 1:00pm CareerConnectionsConsortium presentsReinvent and Rebrand Yourself In Uncertain Times with Blanca Rosales-Ahn, Founder and Executive Director of BRAHN Career Educational Consulting Services
Thurs., Nov. 12 @ 1:00pm Union County Library Reinvent and Rebrand Yourself In Uncertain Times Presented by Blanca Rosales-Ahn The job market is tight — you need to stand out from the crowd. This program, for those current and formerly employed, career changers and students of all ages. Learn how to find, discover and use your unique brand in order to find a job. Please sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.
Saturday, November 14, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “ Money Saving Strategies during a Career Transition: Health Insurance, Taxes, College Costs, and Investment Fees ” presented by Bill LaChance .Go to the website www.thebreakfastclubnj.com for GoToMeeting sign on instructions. Click on ‘read more’ under the speaker’s photo and the instructions will appear. Please share this with other groups you may be in. Join us on Meetup.com at: http://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ to RSVP for the meeting. This presentation will cover a number of strategies to consider to help with cash flow during a career transition. The focus will be on those strategies that may not be well known or understood. Topics will include: Medical Insurance through the Affordable Care Act, tax implications of 401k/403b rollovers and withdrawals, tax deductibility of job hunting expenses and strategies to take advantage of shifting marginal tax rates during a transition.
Sunday November 22, 2020 – 1 to 4 pm The Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Ridgewood, NJ) Career Resources Ministry has planned some workshops for November and December, 2020. “Create Your Communications Strategy and Resume – Session I” A good communications strategy assures that the key qualifications and assets you possess will support your objective. Written and verbal ways to achieve this will be discussed. Strategies will include written qualification statements, exit statements, accomplishments statements and resume writing. They will be virtual via Zoom. Anyone interested will be asked to register with Carol Shea at her gmail address: email@example.com. Any questions, please call me at (201) 264-8273.
Tuesday December 1, 2020 -7-10 pm Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Ridgewood, NJ) Career Resources Ministry has planned some workshops for November and December, 2020. “Create Your Communications Strategy and Resume – Session I” A good communications strategy assures that the key qualifications and assets you possess will support your objective. Written and verbal ways to achieve this will be discussed. Strategies will include written qualification statements, exit statements, accomplishments statements and resume writing. They will be virtual via Zoom. Anyone interested will be asked to register with Carol Shea at her GMail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions, please call me at (201) 264-8273.
Wed., Dec 9 @ 1:00pm Union County Library presents Recruiters: The Inside Information with Ed Han What role do employment agencies and recruiters play in your job search? Learn what they are looking for, what matters to them and what they shun from a job recruiter.
Please sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.
Sunday December 13, 2020 -1-4 pm The Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Ridgewood, NJ) Career Resources Ministry has planned some workshops for November and December, 2020. “Define Your Target Market – Session II”Learning how to clearly and logically define your target market allows you to focus on specific organizations and ensures that you waste little time finding appropriate new employment. Staying focused with realistic goals can shorten your employment search by weeks and even months. They will be virtual via Zoom. Anyone interested will be asked to register with Carol Shea at her GMail address: email@example.com. Any questions, please call me at (201) 264-8273.
In this article, IDC’s Wayne Kurtzman shares survey results on how to increase engagement in virtual meetings .https://blogs.idc.com/2020/07/06/what-virtual-conferences-still-miss/
This video podcast explores the preferences, experiences, attitudes and behaviors of organizers and attendees of virtual events that have been held in the wake of COVID-19. It also delves into the priorities that organizers, sponsors, and vendors should address to ensure a positive experience for event attendees and how to capitalize of virtual event opportunities.https://info.idc.com/Virtual_Events_Podcast.html
The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. The library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324.
Westport Public Library, located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 offers an interesting series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Click on their link at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/events for a detailed list of upcoming events. In addition, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7, when time allows, at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/searchresults?podcast_terms=jobseeker.
Microcasts featuring Win Sheffield, a certified career coach, consisting of 71 assorted Power of You Microcasts. These 5-minute Microcasts answer various career questions, such as:
- I have just been laid off and don’t know where to turn; what do I do
- I am frustrated by my progress even though I am pursuing a variety of job options. What can I do to improve my results
- Networking, I have very little idea who I should be meeting with or what to ask them. Can you help me get started
For the entire list of 71 five-minute Power of You microcasts, please click on the following link: www.winsheffield.com/podcasts.
Teleconference featuring Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, and author of Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets, give a teleconference call titled: ‘Keeping Your Career on Track During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. The replay can be accessed at: https://careerwakeupcalls.com/replay-2703/.
In addition to listening to this replay, send an email to Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Good Luck, Marty Latman
PSG of Mercer County website has now grown to 35 eLearning sites. Many are free, but not all. Check out some of these eLearning sites at:
Sara Greenhouse of Generate Buzz, LLC has officially launched Coaches’ Covid Couch, a series of short podcasts with a variety of coaches (ex. job / career, health & wellness, sales, business, life, etc), discussing their experiences during the pandemic and advice they have to help you build your resilience. Click here to check out the Generate Buzz, LLC YouTube channel and be sure to click subscribe so you’re notified of new videos. Questions? Please email: email@example.com.
The Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group (PAGCG), with the Business Executives Networking Group (BENG) and Nonprofit Career Network (NCN) provides career education, resources, support services, & networking connections for those in transition, the self-employed, employed, & the organizations that employ them. We are all-inclusive, diverse, and equitable. BENG is for mid to senior level whether in transition, employed, or self-employed.
For more information go to https://greatcareersphl.org/
The latest event list can be found here: http://bit.ly/CareerEdEvents
The mission of CareerUSA.org is to provide ONE website where anyone who is unemployed or under-employed, can find everything they need to help with his or her career search that will result in employment.
Any formed group that assists members in educating, coaching, career testing, job lead, networking connections, mentoring, counseling, or support, while providing a safe place for the job seeker, is welcome to be listed on the or CareerUSA.org website.
For more information and a schedule of events go to
Sundays from 9:00 – 9:30 am: George Pace, an IT Technology Leader, in Partnership with TBCNJ, host a weekly LIVE Webinar every Sunday to discuss:
- The latest Federal / State news as it relates to the Job Market
- Updates related to Unemployment
- Discuss proactive job search activities
To access the webinar, visit:www.facebook.com/keeppace. In the left-hand column, click on Videos, then click on the video that says LIVE. If you don’t see the LIVE button, it hasn’t started yet. For questions, please contact George Pace at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
Tuesdays, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is proud to announce it is hosting Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and career coach, Tony Calabrese, of AbsoluteTransitions, LLC. These will be held on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Login instructions will be provided 24-36 hours prior to each session. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays, Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support. Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm. Registration is required through NhN’s website (www.nhnusa.org).
Every Wednesday at 9:30, psgmc (Professional Services Group Morris County) presents a virtual meeting. They provide relevant speakers to help with your job search, as well as provide a forum to networks. If you would like to attend our meetings please email Dale at email@example.com for Zoom Meeting ID and Password.
Every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm The Resilience Circle has provided an opportunity for people to share their frustrations and anxieties about job loss and subsequent job search with their peers. We will introduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative ways to work through their transition period and consciously change their mindset. The group will meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Expectations We ask the following of each member: Commit to being willing and open to explore and take action from the wisdom thought leaders and various self-care activities, and actively participate in all group discussions and study topics that are presented.
If you are interested in participating, please email Michele Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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’ email@example.com 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 meets in Short Hills, NJ. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech about themselves — who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (2-3), how the group can help you, and how you can help the group. This is followed by a short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourself to and exchange business cards. The group then divides into smaller teams for: 1) Resume Assistance, (Please bring 15 copies of your resume if you want it reviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search related topics. Visit Christ Church in Short Hills: Careers in Transition for additional information. The school where we meet has new security requirements. After introductions begin at 8:30, the doors close and no one will be admitted, so please be punctual. Sorry, the meeting room is not handicapped accessible. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.
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.