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List of Job Search Networking Groups starting Jan. 23

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Monday, 01/23, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey Hosts, Candidate Experience: Truth, Myths and Measures. Gerry Crispin will engage attendees in this conversation to both share his thoughts on what job seekers should be paying attention to and listen to what is keeping you up at night as you face into 2023.

Gerry founded CareerXroads, a peer-to-peer community, more than 25 years ago to encourage the transformation of hiring into the 21st century. He also founded a non-profit, TalentBoard, in 2010 to research employer practices that impact the candidate experience.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page.

Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting. Please stay with us for our ‘Ask Maya’ segment from noon-12:30 pm as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequentspeaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job searchquestions from noon-12:30 pm. ‘Ask Maya’ is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

 

Monday, January 23, 2023 5:45 PM, Westchester Networking Organization,

Linda Van Valkenburgh will present. Social and emotional intelligence is the ability to be aware of our own emotions and those of others, in the moment, and to use that information to manage ourselves and manage our relationships. EQ is a measure of emotional intelligence.

We will discuss the Four Quadrant model; the twenty-six competencies involved; various profiles; behaviors that can be changed; and how this can be used in the workplace.

Linda will give samples and examples of people who possess particular competences, those who lack it, and development tips how to improve the competence.

Linda will discuss major US Corporations (most in our area) that utilize EQ in their workplaces and have tremendous ROI to validate their commitment!  Registration (which is free) is required.  Use the link below to register!

Register

 

Monday, January 23, 2023 7:00 PM Bergen Career Networking Community Visualization and Your Job Search, Let’s get together.

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for Visualization and Your Job Search, January 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM.

Register

 

Tuesday 1/24, 10 am, the incomparable Tony Calabrese, longtime Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) host, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will present a webinar entitled: ”How to Prepare and Conduct an Informational Interview”. Please visit: infointerview.eventbrite.com to register. All are welcome. Q & A will follow.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 1 pm. My NetworkingCentral presents Live with Alex Freund, The Landing Expert,  To learn more, go here.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)  The Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the time being.  We will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays, each month.Web site:     https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/home

Tuesday meeting permalink:     https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/hot-link-to-this-weeks-online-meeting

 

Jan 25th, 12:00-12:30 CT, FREE Webinar by NSENG: “MARKETING Yourself to Your Next Job”. Over 90% of the job search is Marketing. A job search is just like a new product launch & YOU are now that product. It’s all about positioning, packaging, messaging, defining your audience & launching a target marketing campaign to create greater visibility & engagement for your background. Learn how to do it by clicking here or on the graphic below to register– and feel free to share with others.

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, JVS New Career Strategies, Career Clarity and Purpose,

 

Join us as Bill Amirault shares insights from interviews with 13 successful career coaches and entrepreneurs to reveal strategies for creating career clarity that is aligned with your true purpose.

 

There will be 20 minutes of open networking

with fellow job seekers at 2:00 pm.

TO REGISTER TO ATTEND, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

Friday Jan 27, 2023, 9:45am-12pm, Mercer County PSG presents Jennifer Smith – A Leadership Mindset for Success

Description: Leaders today are continually challenged to do more with less, achieve aggressive targets, be innovative, and ensure that employees are engaged. Leaders show that they are savvy with the actions they take and the behaviors they choose when working with colleagues. One’s mindset plays a critical role in positioning one for the desired success. How you think and what you think is the key to unlocking the door to being resilient in the COVID-impacted, fast-paced, ever-changing world that we live in today…just to meet expectations.

By the end of this engaging and informative session, attendees will:

  •             Learn why focusing on one’s mindset is essential.
  •             Learn the impact mindset has on being successful in today’s environment.
  •             Understand key ingredients to have a successful leadership mindset.

Jennifer L. Smith is the CEO and Strategic Advisor at Growth Potential Consulting (www.GrowthPotentialCons.com).

 

Monday, 01/30, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts, Money Saving Strategies During a Transition. In this presentation Bill LaChance 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, strategies to take advantage of shifting marginal tax rates during a transition including impact of new tax laws, and advantages/disadvantages of 401k/403b rollovers.

Bill LaChance is an independent financial advisor. Bill's firm combines financial planning, investment management, tax planning and tax preparation. Prior to launching his financial planning practice, Bill spent 22 years in corporate finance in the retail industry and before that was a CPA with a large accounting firm. Bill is a Certified Financial Planner as well as an enrolled agent authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page. Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting.

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

 

Tuesday, January 31, 1 pm., My Networking Central presents LinkedIn Live with Brenda Meller – Doors or Hurdles: What (and Where) are Your LinkedIn CTAs?,  To learn more, go here.

January 31, 1-2 pm, St. Patrick’s EARN – The Employment Assistance and Resource Network, Guest is Brenda Meller – Doors or Hurdles: What (and Where) are Your LinkedIn CTAs? Zoom link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88289514549?pwd=ZHdWdGRkWkd5eGtzRCt4QlVIc1kvZz09

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is offering a Job Seekers Success Group for active job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.  This meeting will be held via Zoom. The topic for this session is “Creating a Target Market for your Job Search” presented by Paul Cecala, Chief Career Navigator. “Where do you want to work?” One of the most common questions asked of job seekers. This workshop will look at why to define your targets and then how to methodically use them to network in conducting your job search. By the end of the workshop, you should have the beginnings of your target job search market chart created.

This group is offered free of charge and are open to the entire community.  Funding for this program is provided by grants from The Arnold A. Schwartz Foundation, Affinity Federal Credit Union and Magyar Bank. Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation and to be admitted to the group. To register or for information about Career Counseling Services, please contact Elise Prezant at  eprezant@JewishFamilySvc.org or 908-725-7799X108.

 

Friday Feb 3, 2023, Mercer County PSG presents Hanan Isaacs – Essential Principles of Employment Law for Workers or Those in Transition

New Jersey Employment and Family Law Attorney Hanan Isaacs will cover key topics under NJ employment law and, where relevant, federal law. Topics to be covered will include:

  • At-will employment, employment contracts, civil service, Union membership
  • Lawful and unlawful hiring practices by the employer
  • Legal significance/enforceability of an Employee Handbook or Personnel Manual

 

February 9, 2023 at 6:30pm, NJSENG meeting, please send an email to Marty at MartyLatman@gmail with the Subject Line: “Reserve My Seat for the 2-9-23 NJSENG Meeting.

Below discusses the meeting and speaker.

Please join us as Gerard Raho discusses “Financial Planning During a Job Transition”. Gerard will be discussing at the meeting:

  1. 401k options when you leave a company and the positive and negative aspects to each option.  He will discuss special situations when you can take money out of a 401k without penalty.
  2. He will talk about overall financial planning as he touches on cash management options and liquidity needs during job transition.
  3. Gerard will show a retirement analysis and discuss the importance of having proper asset allocation.
  4. Gerard will also discuss current market volatility and put it into historical perspective.

 

Sat, February 11, 2023, 8: -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Andrew O’Hearn – “Working Out Loud”. Sign on instructions at www.thebreakfastclubnj.com. Register on meetup https://www.meetup.com/the-breakfast-club-nj/events/288988921/

February 11, 2023, 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Upcoming MCT (My Career Transitions) Meetings

Topic: KLT AIR Your Networking North Stars

Speaker:  Michael Hughes

Location:  Virtual Event

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

To register for this FREE event, please click here.

Networking has been proven to be the most effective tool and approach to navigating career transition, relationship building, and personal success. This seminar will focus on the key basic tools to make networking part of anyone’s professional toolbox, regardless of personality type, occupation, or stage in career.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Build and establish networks
  • Focus on how personality works for you
  • Become mindful of how people value integrity
  • Ask questions with a purpose

 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://www.nypl.org/locations/snfl/yoseloff-business

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. The library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324.

PSG of Mercer County website has now grown to 35 eLearning sites. Many are free, but not all. Check out some of these eLearning sites at:

https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/e-learning-resources.html

 

General Resources

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

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

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

CareerUSA.org

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

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

https://www.careerusa.org/

Recurring Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The WNO (Westchester Networking Organization) meets the third Monday of each month.  During the COVID pandemic, we are meeting via Zoom at 5:45 p.m. The WNO is a community that is supportive and welcoming to those who are in transition and that fosters career fulfillment for all professionals, including those fully employed. We provide an opportunity to network across industries, fields and organizations.  Our monthly meetings include networking time as well as a presentation on a topic relevant to job search and career development. The contact e-mail ID for the WNO, wno1635@gmail.com.

 

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

Join Zoom Meeting

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

 

Meeting ID: 883 3110 9176

Passcode: 652282

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

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

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

Meeting ID: 912 5451 6371

Password: mceit

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

 

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

Mondays at 4:30 – Win Sheffield offers 1 hour workshops each Monday at 4:30, open to all covering use of stories in pitches, interviews and resumes.  On the first Monday of the month they are free (other weeks $20). For details and to register: https://www.winsheffield.com/events/weekly-stories-workshop-conveying-your-value-20/  

Take a page from Hollywood’s playbook and communicate your value effectively using stories.  We are hardwired for stories and can learn to use them to get results for our careers quickly.

Welcome to the Milford JETS networking group that meets every Monday at 6:30p.m.  (except holidays to be announced).  Co leaders Craig Cunningham, HR Leader and Diana Champagne, Total Rewards leader are cc’d.

STEP 1 ~ ZOOM DETAILS

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

Meeting ID: 988 6289 0863

Passcode: 755309

One tap mobile

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

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

 

Resuming 1/10/23 on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm with rare exceptions, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is pleased to offer free Zoom meetings hosted by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for: dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link at: bit.ly/NNJ-PIT2023schedule, as well as join our email list for occasional announcements, reminders, and updates at: 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 interested in becoming one of our esteemed guest presenters, 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

 

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:45pm Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org), founded on January 27, 2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 11 years. Resources, virtual weekly meetings and guest presentations are offered over the internet and video conferencing platforms to help our members with their careers.  The group’s culture is based on a pay it forward model with a focus on networking and support. The meetings are designed to help anyone in career advancement and career transition by offering advice in job search strategies, techniques, tools, support, motivation, leadership and networking opportunities.  Google Meet based sessions are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website. Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA virtual meetings will change schedules for the Summer

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Free Computer Classes at Neptune Public Library. Registration required:

Thursday, January 26 5:30p-7:30p [Excel]

Thursday, February 23 5:30p-7:30p [Word]

Thursday, March 30 5:30p-7:30p [PowerPoint]

Thursday, April 27 5:30p-7:30p [Excel]

Thursday, May 25 5:30p-7:30p [Word]

Thursday, June 29 5:30p-7:30p [PowerPoint]

The basics class is discontinued and being done on an individual basis through diagnostic testing modules.

To register, contact:

Laura Myers

Neptune Public Library

732.775.8241

 

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

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

 

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition (CIT, read about us at https://www.christchurchshorthills.org/careers-in-transition/ )  meets – CIT is back to virtual!

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314, offers an extensive series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. In addition, the library has numerous training classes on Microsoft Office, including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Check it out; you will be glad that you did. Inquiries about programs may be made by calling 917-275-6975, Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.  Click on their link at: https://www.nypl.org/locations/snfl/yoseloff-business for a detailed list of upcoming classes.  In addition to these great in-person classes, the library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324  Check them out; I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of helpful information awaiting you.

 

 

 

In-person and virtual job search meetings starting Jan. 16

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Mon Jan 16, 2023 6-8 PM ET – Join ChemPharma

 Do you just have a job, or do you have a career? Do you expect to gain maximum success and happiness in your current position? Are you working lots of hours and finding the financial rewards and happiness you expected? Do you have a Career Plan? You are responsible for the management of your career. Are your really managing it?

In his presentation, Marty will provide you with a roadmap to manage your career. He will discuss steps you need to take to successfully manage your career while enjoying it.

 if you are not a member of ChemPharma attendees, please join us!

The ChemPharma Professional Association brings high-caliber business and technical professionals from chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life sciences, and allied industries together, to foster career and personal success through sharing information and building relationships.

We are a nation-wide association of business and technical executives  with a broad range of experiences covering all technical and professional disciplines and functions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Register on ChemPharma.net

 

Join as a Member

Join as a Student / Associate Member

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 10:00am(EST): You are invited to a Monthly Zoom Workshop on  Topic: “The Robot is Ready to Interview you Now” Workshop  

First, employers introduced Applicant Tracking Systems to sort and filter candidates based on the text of their resumes. Now, companies are moving further into automation with something called AVI… Ring in the New Year with Middlesex County Office of Career Opportunity’s (MCOCO) first workshop of 2023, The Robot Is Ready to Interview You Now,” with Alex Freund and learn how to conquer this new type of “interview”!

 As a jobseeker, your first “interview” might be with a bot – an automated script or program – that uses algorithms and commands to filter out candidates who don’t tick the right boxes, elevating only a successful few for real, human evaluation. This new technology is called asynchronous video interview (AVI) and it uses artificial intelligence (AI) to sift through applicants’ pre-recorded videos, scanning for key words and behaviors to narrow down the pool of candidates – even ranking people by how well they meet criteria. While AVI may save employers time and resources, it raises a high hurdle in front of applicants.

During the presentation, you will:

  •         Learn how to manage the technical aspects of video communication, such as lighting: background, camera angle, and clear audio
  •     Find out what’s important when interviewing with a machine
  •     Get tips for improving your current performance

Join MCOCO and Alex via Zoom for this free workshop, “The Robot Is Ready to Interview You Now” with Alex Freund. Click here or scan QR code to register!  

 

Tuesday, January 17, 1 pm. My Networking Central presents LinkedIn Live with Marty Latman – Networking best practices for 2023, To learn more, go here.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2023 JVS New Career Strategies Virtual Job Seeker’s Program

The Inspiration and Motivation of Your Job-Search 

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Bill Amirault encourages you to look at the big picture and go beyond the well-known tools everyone uses i.e. resume, LinkedIn profile, networking, and interviewing skills to get to the heart of the inspiration and motivation of your job search.

  • Your Career Purpose
  • Search Goals and Milestones  
  • Landing Strategies and Reinvention
  • Job Market and Longevity
  • Trials and Tribulations
  • Overcoming Fears and Obstacles
  • Importance of Resilience
  • The Best Days of Your Life!

 

There will be 20 minutes of open networking

with fellow job seekers at 2:00 pm.

TO REGISTER TO ATTEND, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

January 19, 2023, 6:00 pm, Career Networking Group in Montgomery County. ‘Caught between a Dream and a Job’ presented by Joe Jones. 87% of Americans dislike their jobs.  71% of non-hourly, nonunion employees are currently looking for work elsewhere.  Have you thought about making a work transition? This program can help you think about the process for a more fulfilling work life.

What is your work’s “purpose”? How much time per day do you spend using your best skills?  Are your work and the organization congruent with your personal values?

Are you locked into an employment/unemployment cycle? Do you live in fear of loss of income, downsizing, or offshoring?  

Participate in this program and you will learn:

  • Three types of jobs and how to transition into and out of them (dead-end job, stepping-stone job, and dream job)
  • Four levels of workplace needs to be happy and fulfilled
  • Approaches to a career transition

Attendees hear about the four characteristics of successful people;

  • They know where they want to go. They can see it.
  • They have the determination to achieve it, willing to do things others are not.
  • They have high emotional intelligence.
  • They have social skills.

Register for the Meetup by no later than 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19. USE THIS LINK to register and get log in Info for the meeting.

 

                                            

Monday, 01/23, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey Hosts, Candidate Experience: Truth, Myths and Measures. Gerry Crispin will engage attendees in this conversation to both share his thoughts on what job seekers should be paying attention to and listen to what is keeping you up at night as you face into 2023.

Gerry founded CareerXroads, a peer-to-peer community, more than 25 years ago to encourage the transformation of hiring into the 21st century. He also founded a non-profit, TalentBoard, in 2010 to research employer practices that impact the candidate experience.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page.

Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting. Please stay with us for our ‘Ask Maya’ segment from noon-12:30 pm as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequentspeaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job searchquestions from noon-12:30 pm. ‘Ask Maya’ is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

 

Monday, January 23, 2023 5:45 PM, Westchester Networking Organization,

Linda Van Valkenburgh will present. Social and emotional intelligence is the ability to be aware of our own emotions and those of others, in the moment, and to use that information to manage ourselves and manage our relationships. EQ is a measure of emotional intelligence.

We will discuss the Four Quadrant model; the twenty-six competencies involved; various profiles; behaviors that can be changed; and how this can be used in the workplace.

Linda will give samples and examples of people who possess particular competences, those who lack it, and development tips how to improve the competence.

Linda will discuss major US Corporations (most in our area) that utilize EQ in their workplaces and have tremendous ROI to validate their commitment!  Registration (which is free) is required.  Use the link below to register!

Register 

 

Monday, January 23, 2023 7:00 PM Bergen Career Networking Community Visualization and Your Job Search, Let’s get together.

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for Visualization and Your Job Search, January 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM.

Register 

 

Tuesday 1/24, 10 am, the incomparable Tony Calabrese, longtime Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) host, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will present a webinar entitled: ”How to Prepare and Conduct an Informational Interview”. Please visit: infointerview.eventbrite.com to register. All are welcome. Q & A will follow.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 1 pm. My NetworkingCentral presents Live with Alex Freund, The Landing Expert,  To learn more, go here.

 

Jan 25th, 12:00-12:30 CT, FREE Webinar by NSENG: “MARKETING Yourself to Your Next Job”. Over 90% of the job search is Marketing. A job search is just like a new product launch & YOU are now that product. It’s all about positioning, packaging, messaging, defining your audience & launching a target marketing campaign to create greater visibility & engagement for your background. Learn how to do it by clicking here or on the graphic below to register– and feel free to share with others.

 

Friday Jan 27, 2023, 9:45am-12pm, Mercer County PSG presents Jennifer Smith – A Leadership Mindset for Success

Description: Leaders today are continually challenged to do more with less, achieve aggressive targets, be innovative, and ensure that employees are engaged. Leaders show that they are savvy with the actions they take and the behaviors they choose when working with colleagues. One’s mindset plays a critical role in positioning one for the desired success. How you think and what you think is the key to unlocking the door to being resilient in the COVID-impacted, fast-paced, ever-changing world that we live in today…just to meet expectations.

By the end of this engaging and informative session, attendees will:

  •             Learn why focusing on one’s mindset is essential.
  •             Learn the impact mindset has on being successful in today’s environment.
  •             Understand key ingredients to have a successful leadership mindset.

 Jennifer L. Smith is the CEO and Strategic Advisor at Growth Potential Consulting (www.GrowthPotentialCons.com). 

 

Monday, 01/30, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts, Money Saving Strategies During a Transition. In this presentation Bill LaChance 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, strategies to take advantage of shifting marginal tax rates during a transition including impact of new tax laws, and advantages/disadvantages of 401k/403b rollovers.

Bill LaChance is an independent financial advisor. Bill's firm combines financial planning, investment management, tax planning and tax preparation. Prior to launching his financial planning practice, Bill spent 22 years in corporate finance in the retail industry and before that was a CPA with a large accounting firm. Bill is a Certified Financial Planner as well as an enrolled agent authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page. Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting.

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

 

Tuesday, January 31, 1 pm., My Networking Central presents LinkedIn Live with Brenda Meller – Doors or Hurdles: What (and Where) are Your LinkedIn CTAs?,  To learn more, go here.

 

 

 

January 31, 1-2 pm, St. Patrick’s EARN – The Employment Assistance and Resource Network, Guest is Brenda Meller – Doors or Hurdles: What (and Where) are Your LinkedIn CTAs? Zoom link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88289514549?pwd=ZHdWdGRkWkd5eGtzRCt4QlVIc1kvZz09

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is offering a Job Seekers Success Group for active job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.  This meeting will be held via Zoom. The topic for this session is “Creating a Target Market for your Job Search” presented by Paul Cecala, Chief Career Navigator. “Where do you want to work?” One of the most common questions asked of job seekers. This workshop will look at why to define your targets and then how to methodically use them to network in conducting your job search. By the end of the workshop, you should have the beginnings of your target job search market chart created.

This group is offered free of charge and are open to the entire community.  Funding for this program is provided by grants from The Arnold A. Schwartz Foundation, Affinity Federal Credit Union and Magyar Bank. Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation and to be admitted to the group. To register or for information about Career Counseling Services, please contact Elise Prezant at  eprezant@JewishFamilySvc.org or 908-725-7799X108.

 

Friday Feb 3, 2023, Mercer County PSG presents Hanan Isaacs – Essential Principles of Employment Law for Workers or Those in Transition

New Jersey Employment and Family Law Attorney Hanan Isaacs will cover key topics under NJ employment law and, where relevant, federal law. Topics to be covered will include: 

  • At-will employment, employment contracts, civil service, Union membership 
  • Lawful and unlawful hiring practices by the employer 
  • Legal significance/enforceability of an Employee Handbook or Personnel Manual

                    

Sat, February 11, 2023, 8: -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Andrew O’Hearn – “Working Out Loud”. Sign on instructions at www.thebreakfastclubnj.com. Register on meetup https://www.meetup.com/the-breakfast-club-nj/events/288988921/

February 11, 2023, 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Upcoming MCT (My Career Transitions) Meetings

Topic: KLT AIR Your Networking North Stars

Speaker:  Michael Hughes

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

To register for this FREE event, please click here.

Networking has been proven to be the most effective tool and approach to navigating career transition, relationship building, and personal success. This seminar will focus on the key basic tools to make networking part of anyone’s professional toolbox, regardless of personality type, occupation, or stage in career.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Build and establish networks
  • Focus on how personality works for you
  • Become mindful of how people value integrity
  • Ask questions with a purpose

 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://www.nypl.org/locations/snfl/yoseloff-business

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. The library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324.

 PSG of Mercer County website has now grown to 35 eLearning sites. Many are free, but not all. Check out some of these eLearning sites at:

https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/e-learning-resources.html

 

General Resources

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

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

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

 CareerUSA.org

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

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

https://www.careerusa.org/  

Recurring Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The WNO (Westchester Networking Organization) meets the third Monday of each month.  During the COVID pandemic, we are meeting via Zoom at 5:45 p.m. The WNO is a community that is supportive and welcoming to those who are in transition and that fosters career fulfillment for all professionals, including those fully employed. We provide an opportunity to network across industries, fields and organizations.  Our monthly meetings include networking time as well as a presentation on a topic relevant to job search and career development. The contact e-mail ID for the WNO, wno1635@gmail.com.

 

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

Join Zoom Meeting

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

 Mondays at 4:30 – Win Sheffield offers 1 hour workshops each Monday at 4:30, open to all covering use of stories in pitches, interviews and resumes.  On the first Monday of the month they are free (other weeks $20). For details and to register: https://www.winsheffield.com/events/weekly-stories-workshop-conveying-your-value-20/  

Take a page from Hollywood’s playbook and communicate your value effectively using stories.  We are hardwired for stories and can learn to use them to get results for our careers quickly.

Welcome to the Milford JETS networking group that meets every Monday at 6:30p.m.  (except holidays to be announced).  Co leaders Craig Cunningham, HR Leader and Diana Champagne, Total Rewards leader are cc’d.  

STEP 1 ~ ZOOM DETAILS 

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

Meeting ID: 988 6289 0863

Passcode: 755309

One tap mobile

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Resuming 1/10/23 on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm with rare exceptions, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is pleased to offer free Zoom meetings hosted by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for: dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link at: bit.ly/NNJ-PIT2023schedule, as well as join our email list for occasional announcements, reminders, and updates at: 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 interested in becoming one of our esteemed guest presenters, 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 

 

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:45pm Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org), founded on January 27, 2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 11 years. Resources, virtual weekly meetings and guest presentations are offered over the internet and video conferencing platforms to help our members with their careers.  The group’s culture is based on a pay it forward model with a focus on networking and support. The meetings are designed to help anyone in career advancement and career transition by offering advice in job search strategies, techniques, tools, support, motivation, leadership and networking opportunities.  Google Meet based sessions are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website. Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA virtual meetings will change schedules for the Summer

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Free Computer Classes at Neptune Public Library. Registration required:

 Thursday, January 26 5:30p-7:30p [Excel] 

Thursday, February 23 5:30p-7:30p [Word] 

Thursday, March 30 5:30p-7:30p [PowerPoint]

 Thursday, April 27 5:30p-7:30p [Excel] 

Thursday, May 25 5:30p-7:30p [Word] 

Thursday, June 29 5:30p-7:30p [PowerPoint]

 The basics class is discontinued and being done on an individual basis through diagnostic testing modules.

 To register, contact:

 Laura Myers

Neptune Public Library

732.775.8241

 

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

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

 

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition (CIT, read about us at https://www.christchurchshorthills.org/careers-in-transition/ )  meets – CIT is back to virtual!

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314, offers an extensive series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. In addition, the library has numerous training classes on Microsoft Office, including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Check it out; you will be glad that you did. Inquiries about programs may be made by calling 917-275-6975, Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.  Click on their link at: https://www.nypl.org/locations/snfl/yoseloff-business for a detailed list of upcoming classes.  In addition to these great in-person classes, the library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324  Check them out; I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of helpful information awaiting you.

 

 

 

 

In person and virtual networking meetings starting Monday, January 9

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Monday, 01/09 at 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts, Well Being for Job Seekers. The pandemic has made these last few years a roller-coaster of uncertainty, stress and strong emotions. To stay healthy during such a career transition, it's very important to look after your well-being. In this interactive session, 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. Terry Seaman is an executive career transition consultant with The Ayers Group where he coaches executives and professionals that are in career transitions.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visithttps://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page.Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting. Please stay with us for our ‘;Ask Maya’ segment from noon-12:30 pm as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions from noon-12:30 pm. ‘Ask Maya’ is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

 

Tuesday, January 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.

Please see the zoom link below. 

Our guest speaker is Laura Powers, will present on  “Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in Career Transition: Key Competencies to Fuel Success”

Please feel free to invite other professionals to participate that are interested in professional development or looking for a new opportunity.

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.

Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

When we are able to have events in Connecticut,  we will resume our  meetings  at The Knights of Columbus building at Saint Rose in Newtown CT.

The onsite network meetings start at 5:30 pm. Networking is from 5:30-6:15pm with a speaker presentation from 6:15pm to 7:30, then networking until 8 pm.

Contact Number: 203-270-0051

***Attendance to NFP meetings remains free

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) The Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the time being.  We will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays, each month.Web site:     https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/home

Tuesday meeting permalink:     https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/hot-link-to-this-weeks-online-meeting

 

Wed 1/11/2023, 6:30-8:30pm CST  NSENG Marty Gilbert “HOW TO EXCEL AT PHONE SCREENS, ZOOM & IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS” plus A Round of Networking          $20.00.  Live Online Workshop Attendance Date: On-Demand Recording Availability: Thurs 1/12/2023 noon CST

Speaker: Marty Gilbert

NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach

  • Interview preparation steps that give you more confidence
  • How to connect your experience to the most important requirements of the job
  • Proactive steps to make yourself more memorable & likeable with interviewers
  • Getting valuable background on each interviewer before you meet
  • The most important question for you to ask before the interview gets started

Click here to register.

 

January 12,2023 at 6:30pm. Next NJSENG meeting.  Our speaker will be Paul Cecala. Paul will discuss “Simple Steps to Maximize Networking Opportunities”. Please reserve your seat by emailing me at MartyLatman@gmail.com. Include in the email Subject Line – “Reserve My Seat for 1-12-23 NJSENG Meeting”. Below is further information on the presentation.

Intimidated by Networking? Not sure what to do or how to start? This workshop will provide a simple actionable thing you can do to get started networking or boost your existing networking for added results. Leave with more than 20 ideas to put into action today.

Our speaker, Paul Cecala, is a Certified Career Coach who has been coaching since 1999 and assisted over 4000 people in either changing careers or starting their professional lives.  

 

Friday, January 13, 2023 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST, Mercer County PSG,  Join Chris Sasse ONLINE For “Ageism & The Role It May Play In YOUR Job Search”

Details

ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY:

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

When registering you must provide (FOR SECURITY REASONS) your EMAIL ADDRESS to George Schonewolf, Founder/Facilitator in order to receive meeting Log-in Information for the Meeting!

Age discrimination is often not taken as seriously as other forms of discrimination.

However, it can have the same economic, social and psychological impact as any other form of discrimination.

They say that “40 is the new 30” and “50 is the new 40,” then why may it be so difficult to secure a new opportunity when wisdom and experience are considered so valuable?

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

About the Presenter: Chris Sasse is a Senior Recruiting, Sales and Business Development Professional with vast experience in staff augmentation, technology sales and advertising/media sales.

Like many experienced professionals today, Chris has taken advantage of the unstable COVID Job Market to pursue a new career as the Finance and Insurance Manager of Medford Ford in Medford, NJ.

On Friday nights in the fall, you may find Chris on the gridiron where he officiates High School Football. Chris is a lifelong Southern New Jersey resident where he resides with his wife Michele and their daughter Anna.

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

LOCATION: ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE

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

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

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

 

Friday Jan 13, 2023 9:45-12PM Mercer County PSG Bill Amirault – Career Clarity and Purpose

If you have been sitting on the fence about what to do next with your career, Career Clarity and Purpose! is the perfect first step to defining and achieving that goal.

You will discover strategies experts use to create career clarity aligned with your true purpose and other unique career and job search approaches! 

 You Will Learn 

  1. Why there is often a disconnect between what we do for a living AND what our lives are supposed to be
  2. How to align your skills, values, interests, and income goals with what you’ve been created to do and become
  3. What pathways these experts (and their clients) have taken to feel fulfilled in all their career and life endeavors
  4. How to integrate your career and life goals in an uncertain economy

Sat, January 14, 2023, 8: -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation byGeorge Pace – A “Job Skills” Odyssey – Disruption Proofing your Career in a Post-COVID World. Sign on instructions at www.thebreakfastclubnj.com. Register on meetup https://www.meetup.com/the-breakfast-club-nj/events/288988910/

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 10:00am(EST): You are invited to a Monthly Zoom Workshop on  Topic: “The Robot is Ready to Interview you Now” Workshop  

First, employers introduced Applicant Tracking Systems to sort and filter candidates based on the text of their resumes. Now, companies are moving further into automation with something called AVI… Ring in the New Year with Middlesex County Office of Career Opportunity’s (MCOCO) first workshop of 2023, “The Robot Is Ready to Interview You Now,” with Alex Freund and learn how to conquer this new type of “interview”!

 As a jobseeker, your first “interview” might be with a bot – an automated script or program – that uses algorithms and commands to filter out candidates who don’t tick the right boxes, elevating only a successful few for real, human evaluation. This new technology is called asynchronous video interview (AVI) and it uses artificial intelligence (AI) to sift through applicants’ pre-recorded videos, scanning for key words and behaviors to narrow down the pool of candidates – even ranking people by how well they meet criteria. While AVI may save employers time and resources, it raises a high hurdle in front of applicants.

During the presentation, you will:

  •         Learn how to manage the technical aspects of video communication, such as lighting: background, camera angle, and clear audio
  •     Find out what’s important when interviewing with a machine
  •     Get tips for improving your current performance

Join MCOCO and Alex via Zoom for this free workshop, “The Robot Is Ready to Interview You Now” with Alex Freund. Click here or scan QR code to register!  

                                            

Monday, 01/23, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey Hosts, Candidate Experience: Truth, Myths and Measures. Gerry Crispin will engage attendees in this conversation to both share his thoughts on what job seekers should be paying attention to and listen to what is keeping you up at night as you face into 2023.

Gerry founded CareerXroads, a peer-to-peer community, more than 25 years ago to encourage the transformation of hiring into the 21st century. He also founded a non-profit, TalentBoard, in 2010 to research employer practices that impact the candidate experience.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page.

Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting. Please stay with us for our ‘Ask Maya’ segment from noon-12:30 pm as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequentspeaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job searchquestions from noon-12:30 pm. ‘Ask Maya’ is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

 

Monday, January 23, 2023 5:45 PM, Westchester Networking Organization,

Linda Van Valkenburgh will present. Social and emotional intelligence is the ability to be aware of our own emotions and those of others, in the moment, and to use that information to manage ourselves and manage our relationships. EQ is a measure of emotional intelligence.

We will discuss the Four Quadrant model; the twenty-six competencies involved; various profiles; behaviors that can be changed; and how this can be used in the workplace.

Linda will give samples and examples of people who possess particular competences, those who lack it, and development tips how to improve the competence.

Linda will discuss major US Corporations (most in our area) that utilize EQ in their workplaces and have tremendous ROI to validate their commitment!  Registration (which is free) is required.  Use the link below to register!

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Monday, January 23, 2023 7:00 PM Bergen Career Networking Community Visualization and Your Job Search, Let’s get together.

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for Visualization and Your Job Search, January 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM.

Register 

 

Friday Jan 27, 2023, 9:45am-12pm, Mercer County PSG presents Jennifer Smith – A Leadership Mindset for Success

Description: Leaders today are continually challenged to do more with less, achieve aggressive targets, be innovative, and ensure that employees are engaged. Leaders show that they are savvy with the actions they take and the behaviors they choose when working with colleagues. One’s mindset plays a critical role in positioning one for the desired success. How you think and what you think is the key to unlocking the door to being resilient in the COVID-impacted, fast-paced, ever-changing world that we live in today…just to meet expectations.

By the end of this engaging and informative session, attendees will:

  •             Learn why focusing on one’s mindset is essential.
  •             Learn the impact mindset has on being successful in today’s environment.
  •             Understand key ingredients to have a successful leadership mindset.

 Jennifer L. Smith is the CEO and Strategic Advisor at Growth Potential Consulting (www.GrowthPotentialCons.com). 

 

Monday, 01/30, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts, Money Saving Strategies During a Transition. In this presentation Bill LaChance 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, strategies to take advantage of shifting marginal tax rates during a transition including impact of new tax laws, and advantages/disadvantages of 401k/403b rollovers.

Bill LaChance is an independent financial advisor. Bill's firm combines financial planning, investment management, tax planning and tax preparation. Prior to launching his financial planning practice, Bill spent 22 years in corporate finance in the retail industry and before that was a CPA with a large accounting firm. Bill is a Certified Financial Planner as well as an enrolled agent authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page. Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting.

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

 

January 31, 1-2 pm, St. Patrick’s EARN – The Employment Assistance and Resource Network, Guest is Brenda Meller – Doors or Hurdles: What (and Where) are Your LinkedIn CTAs? Zoom link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88289514549?pwd=ZHdWdGRkWkd5eGtzRCt4QlVIc1kvZz09

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is offering a Job Seekers Success Group for active job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.  This meeting will be held via Zoom. The topic for this session is “Creating a Target Market for your Job Search” presented by Paul Cecala, Chief Career Navigator. “Where do you want to work?” One of the most common questions asked of job seekers. This workshop will look at why to define your targets and then how to methodically use them to network in conducting your job search. By the end of the workshop, you should have the beginnings of your target job search market chart created.

This group is offered free of charge and are open to the entire community.  Funding for this program is provided by grants from The Arnold A. Schwartz Foundation, Affinity Federal Credit Union and Magyar Bank. Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation and to be admitted to the group. To register or for information about Career Counseling Services, please contact Elise Prezant at  eprezant@JewishFamilySvc.org or 908-725-7799X108.

 

Friday Feb 3, 2023, Mercer County PSG presents Hanan Isaacs – Essential Principles of Employment Law for Workers or Those in Transition

New Jersey Employment and Family Law Attorney Hanan Isaacs will cover key topics under NJ employment law and, where relevant, federal law. Topics to be covered will include: 

  • At-will employment, employment contracts, civil service, Union membership 
  • Lawful and unlawful hiring practices by the employer 
  • Legal significance/enforceability of an Employee Handbook or Personnel Manual