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Monday, 5/09, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, DATA AXLE (FORMERLY REFERENCE USA). In this workshop, Amanda Eigen will demonstrate how job seekers can best utilize Data Axle and other resources your library has to offer to enhance your job search. Amanda is head of library services for the Maplewood, NJ, Memorial Library. She began her career in children’s and school librarianship, and came to the Maplewood Library in 2004. She previously served as media coordinator. PSGCNJ has a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register under where it says Welcome Back. Prior to Amanda Eigen’s presentation, Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, will facilitate a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions from 10-10:30 am in our ‘Ask Maya’; segment is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month priorto our regular speaker presentation.

 

Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) Zoom meeting, This is a free network group, for people looking for new opportunities or interested in professional development. Our guest speaker, Linda Van Valkenburgh, will present on “Building Your Social Network to Make A Great Transition “Please see the bottom of the email for the link to the Zoom meeting. Please feel free to invite other professionals to participate that are interested in professional development or looking for a new opportunity. To receive an NFP Evite email with information on the upcoming NFP meeting, please e-mail john@itechcp.com. NFP is where people meet to expand their network connections, as well as learn the tools needed to advance their careers. Business professionals from all industries and career levels are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. Our philosophy is to build reciprocal relationships where business professionals can exchange ideas, job leads, and build networking skills. We usually have a guest speaker discuss a topic of interest for business professionals.

Contact Number: 203-270-0051

Attendance to NFP meetings remains free

 Guest speaker –   Linda Van Valkenburgh, MS, CCMC, CJSS, CSMCS, CELDC, EQ Certified

CEO, Founder, & 5x Certified Executive Career Coach

Stamford, CT and Worldwide 

Virtual Meetings Always Available

LindaVan@MyExecutiveCareerCoach.com 

www.MyExecutiveCareerCoach.com 

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May 11, 9:30 AM, PSG of Morris will present Terrence “Terry” Seamon on “A Conversation about Well-Being for Job Seekers”. The pandemic has made these last two years a roller-coaster of uncertainty, stress and strong emotions. If you have been conducting a job search during this time, you know the challenges very well. In normal conditions, a job search is very demanding and can take a toll on you,  mentally and physically. To stay healthy during such a transition, it’s very important to look after your well-being. What is wellbeing? In a nutshell, your w ellbeing is a wholistic term for how well you are doing and feeling about yourself and your life. According to Psychology Today, “Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and the ability to manage stress. ” In recent years, a great deal of research has found that enhanced wellbeing contributes to greater happiness, improved health, and higher productivity. Taking good care of your own wellbeing not only helps you, it can help others around you, especially when times are hard. In this informative session, career coach Terrence “Terry” Seamon will share five research-based strategies –maintaining positivity, engaging your strengths, leveraging relationships, clarifying your sense of purpose, and accomplishing goals– to help you keep up your optimism, your motivation, and your wellbeing during a challenging job hunt. Join us for this interactive and engaging presentation. For more information:http://www.psgmc.org/

 

5/11/22 – 6:00-9:00pm CT, “HOW TO CREATE & IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH PLAN” Plus a 40-min recording on “How to Build a Target Company List”, $80.00, Live Workshop Date:  On-Demand Workshop Recording Availability:  5/12/22 – noon CT Speaker: Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach If you have any password or registration problems with purchasing the live event or the recording at a future date, just email martygilbert1@gmail.com. YOU NEED A PLAN TO LAND. Whether you’ve been job searching for 2 weeks or 2 years, this workshop will help you to be more focused, more credible with prospective employers, more effective in reaching your targets and more productive in getting networking introductions and job interviews. Here are a few of the topics I’ll cover:

 

– The 21 essential job search tools

– A job search methodology

– Branding statements & value proposition

– Defining your target audience

– Building a marketing plan

 

 

– Improving your resume & LinkedIn profile

– Creating more buzz on LinkedIn

– Networking more effectively

– Developing a weekly routine

– Setting goals & tracking your progress

 

Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 6:00 PM US Eastern. Join us for the next [Virtual] networking meeting of the Career Professional Executives Networking Group (CPENG) Pennsauken NJ Chapter. NOTE: There is a Registration Limit of 12, and Wait List registration is available. You MUST REGISTER NO LATER than NOON (12:00 PM) ONE DAY BEFORE the meeting (Wednesday). Please invite peers to CPENG meetings – guests are welcome. Zoom Link*: Will be sent to registrants the night before, or morning of, the meeting.

Steps to register for the VIRTUAL Meeting – CPENG Pennsauken Chapter

  • Open the CPENG web site – http://www.cpengroup.org/
  • Go to the CPENG Calendar page
  • Locate the CPENG Pennsauken NJ Chapter Meeting on 12 May 2022
  • Click the link
  • Follow the instructions to register

Our objective is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, share job leads and develop networking opportunities.                                       

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You do not need a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software once you click the provided Zoom Meeting Link. You may wish to create a free account to become familiar with the user interface and use the video conferencing tool for other outreach opportunities.

 

May 12, 2022 at 6:30pm , next NJSENG Meeting with our speaker Paul Cecala will discuss “Listening to Create an Effective Network”. Our meeting will be held virtually on the Zoom platform. 

To reserve a seat, please send an email to MartyLatman@gmail.com with the Subject line “Reserve my Seat for 5-12-22 Meeting.

Too often people fret that they either do not know how to start a networking conversation or cannot remember the people they spoke to. In most cases, being better listeners make both these concerns disappear. This interactive workshop will allow participants to practice new or existing listening skills. Perfect 3 types of listening – Intentional, Inquisitive, and Reflective. Learn how better listening and less talking makes others more memorable.

Our speaker for the session is Paul Cecala. Paul has been working in job search / career coaching for more than 2 decades and is a sought-after speaker on related topics. He has worked for several higher education institutions in the field as well as managing a private practice. He can be reached at pcecala@cecalacareer.com.

To reserve a seat, please send an email to MartyLatman@gmail.com with the Subject line “Reserve my Seat for 5-12-22 Meeting.

 

 

Friday, May 13, 2022 9:45am-12pm, PSG Mercer County, Abby Kohut – Success for the Seasoned Search…The Benefit of Being Overqualified

Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer’s misconceptions about you. It’s impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this presentation, you will learn:

  • The REAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants
  • How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified
  • Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage
  • How to handle the “age factor”.
When Fri May 13, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

 

May 14, 2022, The Breakfast Club NJ presents ‘Turn Interviews into Offers’ by John Hadley. Go to the website home page for GoToMeeting login instructions www.thebreakfastclubnj.com.  RSVP https://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ and go to Events.

May 14, 2022, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM, My Career Transitions presents Topic: Project Planning Your Job Search, Speaker:  Paul Cecala Location:  Virtual Event, Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society, To register for this FREE event, click here. Registration will end May 13 at noon. A pragmatic, action-oriented project planning process to identify the specific employers you want to work for and how to seek out the positions you are best suited for. Map out a strategic job search project plan by scoping out your search, identifying the milestones, developing clear benchmarks and measurable metrics, setting a flexible but realistic timeline, and a dashboard to share. It provides lots of tools you can use today to shortcut your work search and achieve employment in the most efficient way.

In this webinar, attendees will learn how to:

  • Create a project plan/Gantt Chart for their job search
  • Develop metrics and benchmarks to gauge their campaign’s success
  • Utilize a proven methodology for job search success
  • Develop a specific strategy for effective networking that leads to interview

Monday, 5/16, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, DEFINING YOURSELF AS THE BRAND THAT DELIVERS VALUE. Mark Beal’s presentation focuses on determining your personal brand, developing your brand narrative and defining your brand as one that delivers value to potential employers. Mark’s presentation takes a three-step approach to successfully searching for and securing your next job. His approach includes: 1: Developing Your Brand Narrative. 2: Detailing Your Target Industries and Companies. 3: Driving Your Contacts to Act On Your Behalf. PSGCNJ has a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register under where it says Welcome Back. Join PSGCNJ every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month for our new “Ask Maya” segment featuring Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, as she facilitates a 30-minute 

Tuesday 5/17, 10am, the incomparable Tony Calabrese, longtime Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will present: “Understanding Your Skills and Accomplishments”. Please visit: bit.ly/skillaccom for more info and to register.Meetings are held on Zoom on alternate Tuesdays at 10am and will remain virtual for the foreseeable future.  Please visit our webpage as we continue to add topics, presenters, and contact info at: bit.ly/PT2022sched. If you or someone you know is a thought leader who’d like to present at an upcoming session, or if you have any questions, email Tony at: tony@…. All are welcome, so please tell folks in your network to join us and encourage them to subscribe to our group at: NNJPIT2020+subscribe@groups.io

Wed 5/18, 2pm ET, Nic Marks, a world-renowned happiness and well-being expert, will present a free webinar (donation optional) on how to find happiness and fulfilment at work and in life. Click here for more info and to register. 

Fri May 20, 2022 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County, Mark Beal – Define Yourself As a Brand That Delivers Value

In this time of the Great Resignation, employers are seeking candidates who can deliver measurable business-building value. How do you communicate that in a compelling and effective manner? First, you have to acknowledge that you are a brand. Second, you need to define what your personal brand represents. Once you are aligned with those two key elements of job prospecting, you now need to strategically market your brand and activate your network of followers to amplify your brand with those who they influence the most, potential employers.

When Fri May 20, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Monday, 5/23, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, NETWORKING IN THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET. In this presentation, Carl E. Reid will explain the secrets to continue a conversation online after you meet someone; The various types and uses for leveraging social media to network; how to balance high visibility with staying relevant for your network to feed you leads; techniques and tools for ferreting out hidden opportunities; proper networking etiquette best practice approaches to create opportunity, and what is the rainmaker secret sauce for motivating people to want to help you land a gig. PSGCNJ has a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register under where it says Welcome Back. Prior to Carl E. Reid’s presentation Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, will facilitate a 30-minute session to answer your job search questions from 10-10:30 am in our new ‘Ask Maya’ segment.

 

Monday, May 23, 2022 at 7:30pm, The Church of the Presentation Career Management Group meets once a month to offer support to those who are unemployed, under-employed or just looking for a career change.

Our May session will focus on: Effective ways to use LinkedIn for your Job Search and will be led by Sandy Lukavsky.

This meeting will be in-person at the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 7:30pm

Sandy, a Human Resources executive, has been a parishioner at Presentation for 20 years.  She is also the founder of SLR Talent Consulting, which provides career services including career coaching, job search strategies, resumes and LinkedIn advice.

If you wish to attend and join the parish Career Management network, simply email presentationcareermanagement@outlook.com with your name, email address and a brief introduction and we will add you to the list. All are welcome and we hope to see you there! 

 

Fri Jun 3, 2022 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County presents Ed Samuel – Tougher Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

When Fri Jun 3, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

Fri. Jun 10, 2022 9:45am – 12pm PSG Mercer County presents Chrystal McArthur – Resume Writing

 

When Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County presents Job Seekers Panel

Join our panel discussion with your peers… Job seekers like you with varying levels of education and from a variety of professional backgrounds & roles.

Our panelist will answer your questions and participate in a discussion touching on many job-hunting topics such as job search challenges, networking strategies, and interview preparation, experiences, and results.

Learn from other job seekers and tap into your own expertise in this engaging panel discussion..

When Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County presents John Hadley – Using Stories To Get Hired

The most important thing you bring to the table in any interview is not your resume, your credentials, or your checklist of qualifications, but rather your case studies. 

I hire for one reason and one reason only – because I believe you are going to produce the results relevant to me.  You can tell me you will, you can draw up a proposed work plan with facts and figures, but what is going to sell me the most effectively is the demonstration of relevant results you have produced in the past.  And the more such case studies you can draw upon, the more believable you become.  But that only works if your stories are told the right way and include certain key elements!

  • Can you give a “2 Minute Pitch” that’s compelling and leaves your interviewer anxious to hear more? 
  • Do you have concise, engaging results-oriented stories that you use to back up every single point you make during an interview?

Join us as Career Search Counselor John Hadley shows how to tell your HERO story in a manner that’s interesting, that flows and shows the progression in your career, and that leaves the listener with a number of promising places to ask follow up questions.  He will then share and demonstrate the To Caretemplate he teaches his one-on-one clients to help them turn interviews into offers.

John Hadley is the principal at John Hadley Associates (www.JHACareers.com).  He teaches job seekers  strategies and skills to tap into the ‘hidden’ job market and land the job and pay they deserve.  He also works with professionals struggling to achieve the visibility that leads to great new opportunities at work.  His Career Tips newsletter brings expert advice on marketing yourself to over 9,000 subscribers; find out more at www.JHACareers.com/Newsletter.htm.

 

When Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

 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/  

 

Become a New Start Career Network Member!

New Start Career Network (NSCN) provides free assistance to NJ residents over age 45 who have been out of work for at least 6 months. Membership includes:

  1. Information and advice about the labor market and job search strategies, including over 100 webinars on all aspects of the search.
  2. Free access to premium job search services such as Jobscan, Vault, and Big Interview.
  3. One-on-one and group virtual coaching provided by trained volunteer coaches.
  4. Resume & LinkedIn profile reviews and practice interviewing with coaches.
  5. Referrals to a broad range of services through NSCN’s partners, including education, training, mental health support, and financial advising.

To become a member, please visit www.newstartcareernetwork.org. For more information, please email nscn@rutgers.edu.

 

Networking Central’s list of Events – Link is https://www.mynetworkingcentral.com/calendar/

 

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.

Morris County Executives in Transition meets the 3rd Monday of the month from 10-12 noon through the Zoom link below. The group is a great opportunity to network for new contacts and job search ideas.  Please feel free to share this with other job seekers you feel can use our assistance.The format is the same as always, everyone gets equal time to present their introduction and job search successes and challenges, then ask the group for assistance with the challenges. All are welcome.

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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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Starting 1/11/2022 – Alternating Tuesdays, 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.

 

Join William Paterson University Alumni Association virtually on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for an informative and strategic approach to landing the job you want.  We are pleased to launch a series of career workshops to help support you in your career search. Whether you’re in a current job search, considering a career transition or looking to take your career to the next level, these sessions are for you! Over the next 5 months, you’ll have an opportunity to learn the key elements of a job search strategy and a step-by-step approach to landing the job you want. We’ll take the guesswork out of the job search, so you will always know what to do next. 

 Every Wednesday at 9:30, psgmc (Professional Services Group Morris County) presents a virtual meeting.  They provide relevant speakers to help with your job search, as well as provide a forum to networks. If you would like to attend our meetings please email Dale at dfavia@optonline.net for Zoom Meeting ID and Password.

Every other Wednesday from roduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative 6:00-7:30pm The NSCN Resilience Circle has provided an opportunity for people to share their frustrations and anxieties about job loss and subsequent job search with their peers. We will intays to work through their transition period and consciously change their mindset.  The group will meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. These sessions are only open to members of NSCN.

Expectations We ask the following of each member: Commit to being willing and open to explore and take action from the wisdom thought leaders and various self-care activities, and actively participate in all group discussions and study topics that are presented.

If you are interested in participating, please email Michele Martin at mmmartin@rutgers.edu

 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month The Northwest New Jersey Career Club (NWNJCC) led by Nancy Mackowiak, will conduct an ONLINE ZOOM Meeting regarding current job search issues and challenges. This group previously met at the Mount Olive Public Library. To join the meeting, join the Facebook group ‘Northwest New Jersey Career Club’ and a Zoom invitation will be sent to you, a day before the meeting.

Every Thursday at 1:30pm, join The New Start Career Network (NSCN) for an hour of open discussion and support with Michele Martin, Marc Strano, and Maria Heidkamp. The agenda is based on your needs and questions. To learn more, visit the NSCN website at https://www.newstartcareernetwork.org/ or email us at ‘Ask NSCN’ nscn@ejb.rutgers.edu if you have questions.

The Professional Service Group (PSG) of Mercer County is a community program providing enrichment seminars for professionals in transition who are seeking new employment opportunities or exploring new career paths. PSG of Mercer County meets each Friday morning at 10:00am. Meetings are always free, open to all, and do NOT require you to register in advance. Please check the PSG of Mercer County website 

Event Calendar for upcoming programs: https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/event-calendar.html.

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition (CIT, read about us at https://www.christchurchshorthills.org/parish-life/church-fellowship/careers-in-transition1/ )  meets virtually on ZOOM.  Virtual business cards are shared using ZOOM chat.

To have your resume reviewed, please send it in a doc or docx format to Carol McCullagh (mccullaghcarol@yahoo.com) AND Glenn Resnicoff (gresnicoff@gmail.com) by 4pm the Friday before the meeting.

REGISTRATION USING THE CIT GOOGLE FORM IS REQUIRED by 4PM Friday before the meeting using https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdixw9sWuOVUkACon_LioMt3xdw79v9 4u-fmjYRmrD-Hx9H1Q/viewform Google will acknowledge your form submission.  CIT will send you the Zoom link on Friday night. Please check your spamfolder.  

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.

 

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Monday, May 2, 2022GCG Career Success Group Job Search Accountability & Networking with chapter leader, Kevin Keene from 9:30-10:30 AM. Free Meeting on Zoom for Bronze or BENG members & non-members. Register https://greatcareers.org/events-calendar/career-success-group-15/2022-05-02/ 

GCG The #PACE Process for Early Career Success with Mark Zides from 6-8 PM. Free Meeting on Zoom for Bronze or BENG members & non-members. Register https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/111011 

 

Mon May 2, 12:00-12:30 pm. Register for my Free “30-Minute Q&A Session” on Mon May 2nd from 12:00-12:30CT (a LinkedIn Live broadcast) by Marty Gilbert. Any questions, any topics. Chat your questions or email them mgilbert@nsenginc.com to me in advance. Resumes, Linkledin, Interviewing, cover letters, elevator pitch, networking, ageism, negotiating an offer, employment gaps, value proposition, marketing yourself, etc. 

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

GCG  Standing Out, Fitting In – How to Master the Interview Game with Joe Jones from 8:55-10 AM with chapter leaders, Drew Braun and Colleen Knight. 10-11 AM Optional Networking. Free for Bronze or BENG members or $5 non-member fee. Register https://greatcareers.org/events-calendar/standing-out-fitting-in-how-to-master-the-interview-game/ 

GCG Virtual Jobseeker Support Meeting with chapter leader, Dr. Dominique Kliger from 6:30-7:30 PM. Free Meeting on Zoom for Bronze or BENG members & non-members. Register https://greatcareers.org/events-calendar/virtual-job-seeker-support-group-4-2022-05-03/ 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, AFFILIATE PowerThinking: Rejuvenating Your Amazing Mind Weekly Resilience Building Call-In with Stanley H. Greene at 7:30-8 AM or 9:30-10 PM. When you get to the affiliation drop-down box, you’ll pick Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group. Register https://www.powerthinkingcorp.com/membership-join/

AFFILIATE Discussion on the Dos and Don’ts of the Applicant Tracking System with Lynne Williams from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM ET. Join us for a LinkedIn Live on the banner of https://www.linkedin.com/company/thoughtleadershipbranding/ 

Thursday, May 5, 2022, GCG LGBTQ+ OUTstanding Careers Group™ with chapter leader Paul Cecala, from 7-8:30 PM 1st & 3rd of the month. Free Meeting on Zoom for Bronze or BENG members & non-members. Register https://greatcareers.org/events-calendar/lgbtq-outstanding-career-group-8-2022-05-05/2022-05-05/ 

 

May 5, 6:30-8:454 PM, The St. Patrick’s EARN Team is pleased to invite you to the May 2022 virtual EARN meeting on Zoom. We are very pleased to once again have Lisa Manyoky as our presenter.

 

Lisa’s presentation will be about The Secret to Successful Networking—Virtually and In Person. This is a topic that is relevant today and will be going forward as we all have to know how to network in all the different forms, and luckily Lisa will be here on May 5th to explain it to us!

 

Lisa is the Founder of Presence Intelligence®, which is the ability to align who you are on the inside in a positive way with what you project on the outside. She is known for her acute understanding of the visible and invisible communications that impact personal and professional success. Lisa works routinely with professionals to develop, refine or rebuild their personal presence as they prepare for new career roles; navigate high-stakes dialogues; or move through emotionally charged transitions. 

Plus, some of you may also know Lisa from the programs she hosts on RVNTelevision (available online at RVNTelevision). You can enjoy either Morning Coffee on Wednesdays or The Advocates”. 

 

To join the St. Patrick’s May EARN Zoom meeting, just click on the URL link below:

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May 5 at 7:00pm, The Princeton Public Library is excited to be hosting author Jeremy Schifeling for his program “Conquering LinkedIn”. If you live locally, come join the program in-person to network (coffee and cookies will be served) at 6:30 pm, watch the webinar together in our wonderful community room AND (best of all) they will raffle off 25 *free* copies of his new book “Linked” — it shares the tools and techniques that matter most on LinkedIn.For those not near Princeton, NJ you can register for the Zoom webinar. It is open to all (no library card needed). Full details and registration info in the link: https://lnkd.in/dWGEmt7h.

 

Friday May 6, 9:45 AM, PSG of Mercer will present Terrence “Terry” Seamon on “A Conversation about Well-Being for Job Seekers”. The pandemic has made these last two years a roller-coaster of uncertainty, stress and strong emotions. If you have been conducting a job search during this time, you know the challenges very well. In normal conditions, a job search is very demanding and can take a toll on you,  mentally and physically. To stay healthy during such a transition, it’s very important to look after your well-being. What is wellbeing? In a nutshell, your wellbeing is a wholistic term for how well you are doing and feeling about yourself and your life. According to Psychology Today, “Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and the ability to manage stress. ” In recent years, a great deal of research has found that enhanced wellbeing contributes to greater happiness, improved health, and higher productivity. Taking good care of your own wellbeing not only helps you, it can help others around you, especially when times are hard. In this informative and interactive session, career coach Terrence “Terry” Seamon will share five research-based strategies –maintaining positivity, engaging your strengths, leveraging relationships, clarifying your sense of purpose, and accomplishing goals– to help you keep up your optimism, your motivation, and your wellbeing during a challenging job hunt.Join us for this interactive and engaging presentation. For more information, https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/event-calendar.html

 

Friday, May 6, 2022, GCG Interviewing Techniques with Les Segarnick (aka The Interview Surgeon) from 8:55-11 AM. Free Meeting on Zoom for Bronze or BENG members & non-members. Register https://greatcareers.org/events-calendar/interviewing-techniques-17/2022-05-06/ 

CLUBHOUSE Job Seeker Power Hour 50: Tough Behavioral-based Interview Questions with Lynne Williams and Ed Samuel from 11 AM – 12 PM. Free event. You must be on Clubhouse to participate. Clubhouse link is at https://www.clubhouse.com/event/MR655D1Y  

Saturday, May 7, 2022, AFFILIATE Energize & Boost Your LinkedIn Profile with 6 Insightful Global Experts with  Bobby Umar, Ilia Francis, Heather Epstein, Lynne Williams, Melanie Mitchell-Wexler, and Leanne Calderwood in The Thought Leadership Branding Club. Tickets are $147 by May 7th. Register & Pay at https://bit.ly/BoostLinkedInMay7 

 

 

May 11, 9:30 AM, PSG of Morris will present Terrence “Terry” Seamon on “A Conversation about Well-Being for Job Seekers”.The pandemic has made these last two years a roller-coaster of uncertainty, stress and strong emotions. If you have been conducting a job search during this time, you know the challenges very well. In normal conditions, a job search is very demanding and can take a toll on you,  mentally and physically. To stay healthy during such a transition, it’s very important to look after your well-being. What is wellbeing? In a nutshell, your w ellbeing is a wholistic term for how well you are doing and feeling about yourself and your life. According to Psychology Today, “Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and the ability to manage stress. ” In recent years, a great deal of research has found that enhanced wellbeing contributes to greater happiness, improved health, and higher productivity. Taking good care of your own wellbeing not only helps you, it can help others around you, especially when times are hard. In this informative session, career coach Terrence “Terry” Seamon will share five research-based strategies –maintaining positivity, engaging your strengths, leveraging relationships, clarifying your sense of purpose, and accomplishing goals– to help you keep up your optimism, your motivation, and your wellbeing during a challenging job hunt.Join us for this interactive and engaging presentation. For more information:http://www.psgmc.org/

 

5/11/22 – 6:00-9:00pm CT, “HOW TO CREATE & IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH PLAN” Plus a 40-min recording on “How to Build a Target Company List”, $80.00, Live Workshop Date:  On-Demand Workshop Recording Availability:  5/12/22 – noon CT Speaker: Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach If you have any password or registration problems with purchasing the live event or the recording at a future date, just email martygilbert1@gmail.com. YOU NEED A PLAN TO LAND. Whether you’ve been job searching for 2 weeks or 2 years, this workshop will help you to be more focused, more credible with prospective employers, more effective in reaching your targets and more productive in getting networking introductions and job interviews. Here are a few of the topics I’ll cover:

 

– The 21 essential job search tools

– A job search methodology

– Branding statements & value proposition

– Defining your target audience

– Building a marketing plan

 

 

– Improving your resume & LinkedIn profile

– Creating more buzz on LinkedIn

– Networking more effectively

– Developing a weekly routine

– Setting goals & tracking your progress

 

Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 6:00 PM US Eastern. Join us for the next [Virtual] networking meeting of the Career Professional Executives Networking Group (CPENG) Pennsauken NJ Chapter.NOTE: There is a Registration Limit of 12, and Wait List registration is available. You MUST REGISTER NO LATER than NOON (12:00 PM) ONE DAY BEFORE the meeting (Wednesday). Please invite peers to CPENG meetings – guests are welcome. Zoom Link*: Will be sent to registrants the night before, or morning of, the meeting.

Steps to register for the VIRTUAL Meeting – CPENG Pennsauken Chapter

  • Open the CPENG web site – http://www.cpengroup.org/
  • Go to the CPENG Calendar page
  • Locate the CPENG Pennsauken NJ Chapter Meeting on 12 May 2022
  • Click the link
  • Follow the instructions to register

Our objective is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, share job leads and develop networking opportunities.                                       

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You do not need a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software once you click the provided Zoom Meeting Link. You may wish to create a free account to become familiar with the user interface and use the video conferencing tool for other outreach opportunities.

 

Friday, May 13, 2022 9:45am-12pm, PSG Mercer County, Abby Kohut – Success for the Seasoned Search…The Benefit of Being Overqualified

Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer’s misconceptions about you. It’s impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this presentation, you will learn:

  • The REAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants
  • How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified
  • Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage
  • How to handle the “age factor”.
When Fri May 13, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

 

May 14, 2022, The Breakfast Club NJ presents ‘Turn Interviews Into Offers’ by John Hadley. Go to the website home page for GoToMeeting login instructions www.thebreakfastclubnj.com.  RSVP https://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ and go to Events.

May 14, 2022, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM, My Career Transitions presents Topic: Project Planning Your Job Search, Speaker:  Paul Cecala Location:  Virtual Event, Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society, To register for this FREE event, click here. Registration will end May 13 at noon. A pragmatic, action-oriented project planning process to identify the specific employers you want to work for and how to seek out the positions you are best suited for. Map out a strategic job search project plan by scoping out your search, identifying the milestones, developing clear benchmarks and measurable metrics, setting a flexible but realistic timeline, and a dashboard to share. It provides lots of tools you can use today to shortcut your work search and achieve employment in the most efficient way.

In this webinar, attendees will learn how to:

  • Create a project plan/Gantt Chart for their job search
  • Develop metrics and benchmarks to gauge their campaign’s success
  • Utilize a proven methodology for job search success
  • Develop a specific strategy for effective networking that leads to interview

Fri May 20, 2022 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County, Mark Beal – Define Yourself As a Brand That Delivers Value

In this time of the Great Resignation, employers are seeking candidates who can deliver measurable business-building value. How do you communicate that in a compelling and effective manner? First, you have to acknowledge that you are a brand. Second, you need to define what your personal brand represents. Once you are aligned with those two key elements of job prospecting, you now need to strategically market your brand and activate your network of followers to amplify your brand with those who they influence the most, potential employers.

 

 

 For more than 30 years, Mark Beal helped some of the world’s most recognizable brands effectively engage their target consumers. In this session, Mark will share best practices from his three decades of public relations and marketing in a way that applies to individuals as they market their own brand in an attempt to win the job they want.

When Fri May 20, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

 

Fri Jun 3, 2022 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County presents Ed Samuel – Tougher Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

When Fri Jun 3, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

Fri. Jun 10, 2022 9:45am – 12pm PSG Mercer County presents Chrystal McArthur – Resume Writing

 

When Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County presents Job Seekers Panel

Join our panel discussion with your peers… Job seekers like you with varying levels of education and from a variety of professional backgrounds & roles.

Our panelist will answer your questions and participate in a discussion touching on many job-hunting topics such as job search challenges, networking strategies, and interview preparation, experiences, and results.

Learn from other job seekers and tap into your own expertise in this engaging panel discussion..

When Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County presents John Hadley – Using Stories To Get Hired

The most important thing you bring to the table in any interview is not your resume, your credentials, or your checklist of qualifications, but rather your case studies. 

I hire for one reason and one reason only – because I believe you are going to produce the results relevant to me.  You can tell me you will, you can draw up a proposed work plan with facts and figures, but what is going to sell me the most effectively is the demonstration of relevant results you have produced in the past.  And the more such case studies you can draw upon, the more believable you become.  But that only works if your stories are told the right way and include certain key elements!

  • Can you give a “2 Minute Pitch” that’s compelling and leaves your interviewer anxious to hear more? 
  • Do you have concise, engaging results-oriented stories that you use to back up every single point you make during an interview?

Join us as Career Search Counselor John Hadley shows how to tell your HERO story in a manner that’s interesting, that flows and shows the progression in your career, and that leaves the listener with a number of promising places to ask follow up questions.  He will then share and demonstrate the To Caretemplate he teaches his one-on-one clients to help them turn interviews into offers.

John Hadley is the principal at John Hadley Associates (www.JHACareers.com).  He teaches job seekers  strategies and skills to tap into the ‘hidden’ job market and land the job and pay they deserve.  He also works with professionals struggling to achieve the visibility that leads to great new opportunities at work.  His Career Tips newsletter brings expert advice on marketing yourself to over 9,000 subscribers; find out more at www.JHACareers.com/Newsletter.htm.

 

When Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

 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/  

 

Become a New Start Career Network Member!

New Start Career Network (NSCN) provides free assistance to NJ residents over age 45 who have been out of work for at least 6 months. Membership includes:

  1. Information and advice about the labor market and job search strategies, including over 100 webinars on all aspects of the search.
  2. Free access to premium job search services such as Jobscan, Vault, and Big Interview.
  3. One-on-one and group virtual coaching provided by trained volunteer coaches.
  4. Resume & LinkedIn profile reviews and practice interviewing with coaches.
  5. Referrals to a broad range of services through NSCN’s partners, including education, training, mental health support, and financial advising.

To become a member, please visit www.newstartcareernetwork.org. For more information, please email nscn@rutgers.edu.

 

Networking Central’s list of Events – Link is https://www.mynetworkingcentral.com/calendar/

 

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.

Morris County Executives in Transition meets the 3rd Monday of the month from 10-12 noon through the Zoom link below. The group is a great opportunity to network for new contacts and job search ideas.  Please feel free to share this with other job seekers you feel can use our assistance.The format is the same as always, everyone gets equal time to present their introduction and job search successes and challenges, then ask the group for assistance with the challenges. All are welcome.

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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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Starting 1/11/2022 – Alternating Tuesdays, 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.

 

Join William Paterson University Alumni Association virtually on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for an informative and strategic approach to landing the job you want.  We are pleased to launch a series of career workshops to help support you in your career search. Whether you’re in a current job search, considering a career transition or looking to take your career to the next level, these sessions are for you! Over the next 5 months, you’ll have an opportunity to learn the key elements of a job search strategy and a step-by-step approach to landing the job you want. We’ll take the guesswork out of the job search, so you will always know what to do next. 

 Every Wednesday at 9:30, psgmc (Professional Services Group Morris County) presents a virtual meeting.  They provide relevant speakers to help with your job search, as well as provide a forum to networks. If you would like to attend our meetings please email Dale at dfavia@optonline.net for Zoom Meeting ID and Password.

Every other Wednesday from roduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative 6:00-7:30pm The NSCN Resilience Circle has provided an opportunity for people to share their frustrations and anxieties about job loss and subsequent job search with their peers. We will intays to work through their transition period and consciously change their mindset.  The group will meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. These sessions are only open to members of NSCN.

Expectations We ask the following of each member: Commit to being willing and open to explore and take action from the wisdom thought leaders and various self-care activities, and actively participate in all group discussions and study topics that are presented.

If you are interested in participating, please email Michele Martin at mmmartin@rutgers.edu

 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month The Northwest New Jersey Career Club (NWNJCC) led by Nancy Mackowiak, will conduct an ONLINE ZOOM Meeting regarding current job search issues and challenges. This group previously met at the Mount Olive Public Library. To join the meeting, join the Facebook group ‘Northwest New Jersey Career Club’ and a Zoom invitation will be sent to you, a day before the meeting.

Every Thursday at 1:30pm, join The New Start Career Network (NSCN) for an hour of open discussion and support with Michele Martin, Marc Strano, and Maria Heidkamp. The agenda is based on your needs and questions. To learn more, visit the NSCN website at https://www.newstartcareernetwork.org/ or email us at ‘Ask NSCN’ nscn@ejb.rutgers.edu if you have questions.

The Professional Service Group (PSG) of Mercer County is a community program providing enrichment seminars for professionals in transition who are seeking new employment opportunities or exploring new career paths. PSG of Mercer County meets each Friday morning at 10:00am. Meetings are always free, open to all, and do NOT require you to register in advance. Please check the PSG of Mercer County website 

Event Calendar for upcoming programs: https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/event-calendar.html.

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition (CIT, read about us at https://www.christchurchshorthills.org/parish-life/church-fellowship/careers-in-transition1/ )  meets virtually on ZOOM.  Virtual business cards are shared using ZOOM chat.

To have your resume reviewed, please send it in a doc or docx format to Carol McCullagh (mccullaghcarol@yahoo.com) AND Glenn Resnicoff (gresnicoff@gmail.com) by 4pm the Friday before the meeting.

REGISTRATION USING THE CIT GOOGLE FORM IS REQUIRED by 4PM Friday before the meeting using https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdixw9sWuOVUkACon_LioMt3xdw79v9 4u-fmjYRmrD-Hx9H1Q/viewform Google will acknowledge your form submission.  CIT will send you the Zoom link on Friday night. Please check your spamfolder.  

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.

 

Career Insurance What Is It?

Is this you in the picture?

There are many types of insurance that we are paying on a regular basis, and we don’t typically reflect too much on that since it has become routine.  It is a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death.  But what can an individual do to protect their job, their income without which their mere existence is jeopardized?

Protect your job through your skills.

The job market changed and today it is almost impossible to protect any job.  World events destabilize the job market and employers need to react quickly.  Employees have no protection against such events regardless of the position within the organization. So, what are they to do to insure themselves against such possibilities?  The answer is in continuously striving for opportunities to learn new skills and improve on the existing ones.  Think about your answer if during a job interview you were asked to name two or three new things that you have learned during the last year.  Employers want to see skills and ambitious personality learning new skills because they know that the future in business is going to demand something that can not even be predicted today.

Companies are adapting fast – but are you?

There are a myriad of companies developing tools, software, and systems for sourcing talent.  Employers are investing in such products because they want to stay competitive. The supply of applicants or even passive candidates (A passive candidate is employed, but not currently looking for a new opportunity) is vast and they need tools to effectively sift through the many thousands of them.  Automation is the answer.

The interviewing process changed

Once the vast number of potential candidates has been narrowed down to a reasonable number, they enter another phase in this competition.  Companies need to be careful with their expenses and they are  investing in new and existing technology.  For example, more and more companies are using not only video or Zoom interviewing but  AVI or Asynchronous Video Interviews. Candidates are asked to interview on camera without an interviewer present.  After they are sent a link to such a software they are given between six to ten questions to which they have only a short time to answer.  This process results in short video which sent to the interviewing team.  Each team member can make comments and score each candidate. The process seems very fragmented but certainly efficient.  Once the candidate passed this phase, he or she is invited for a video interview.  And now the big question is how many people are prepared to make a great impression via this videoing system and at the same time able to deliver great interview answers within merely seconds.