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Virtual Networking 6/20/2021 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

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Monday, 6/21 at 10:00 a.m., Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts,

Speed Interviewing, Join the PSGCNJ Technology Committee as they show you how to sharpen your job interview skills in this Speed Interviewing workshop. This interactive session breaks meeting attendees into smaller groups putting your interview skills to the test. Practice your Challenge | Action | Result (CAR) stories getting feedback on content, tone, time, and virtual video interviewing skills with actionable steps you can put to immediate use.

Zoom meeting Access:

Meeting link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Dial-in phone only: 646-558-8656

 

Monday, June 21, 2021, 5 – 6:30 PM, NYPL hosts, 4 Key Steps in a Salary Negotiation

Event Details, When you finally get a job offer, do you rush to say yes? Or do you say, “Give me 24 hours to think about it” and plan your negotiation strategy in advance? Learn the 4 key steps in a salary negotiation: knowing what you are worth, outlasting the competition, getting the offer, and negotiating.. How to juggle the 4 key numbers in any salary conversation and how you can get more of what matters to you including salary, benefits, and perks.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Monday, 21 Jun 2021, 5:45-8:15 PM, WNO hosts Beverly Daniel, Presentation: Responses to Difficult Interview Questions

Save time!  If you have registered for a previous WNO meeting, when you register this time, you can fill in fields where the information has not changed with “Same”!

Presentation Abstract: It is important to know the major points you want to make when you have your next interview. When you interview, you are going to be asked tough questions. Why did you leave your last company? Why is there a gap in your employment? What salary are you looking for? How have you adapted to COVID times? You need to be prepared!

Register

 

June 21, 2021, St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: “Expanded Evening Exchange Group”, Whether you are a newcomer to the Saint Hubert Job Support Group or one of our members, feel free to attend our “Expanded Evening Exchange Group”, for job seekers, on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, where you can sit in and learn from the questions and answers of others. Stop in to the “Expanded Evening Exchange Group”, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.    Attend June 21st “Virtual” (Zoom) Meetings (St. Huberts only).

Tuesday, 6/22 at 1:30 Great job opportunities are out there, you just have to know where to look.  THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY, Lisa Rangel an expert in her field is offering a free LinkedIn Master Class she’ll share proven job landing tips.  Register here https://bit.ly/li6222421  to get the recording.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 5 – 6:30 PM, NYPL hosts, Envisioning Your Ideal Career Event Details, Not sure what that ideal career looks like? Unsure of the path to get there? Are fear and doubt getting in your way? Join Certified Career Coach/NYPL Workshop Facilitator Jim Arnoffin a highly interactive workshop that will give you the coaching tools to envision that career with ease, let go of those obstacles that are standing in your way and gain the courage to pursue that career with commitment. Learn tools that will allow you to see all your options, tap into your passion and create specific action steps to achieve the career you deserve.

This is a highly interactive live coaching workshop. You will benefit the most if you volunteer to be coached, so be camera-ready and prepare for some breakthrough thinking!

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., William Paterson University Office of Alumni Relations hosts, Effective Salary and “Job” Negotiation – Make Thousands in Minutes!

 

This session will cover:

  • Create the foundation for a successful negotiation during the interview phase.
  • Outshine and outlast the competition, including a script for deflecting salary questions that could derail your candidacy.
  • What to do when you receive the offer – never negotiate on the spot!
  • How, and with whom, to conduct your negotiation.
  • How to ensure you’re set up for success on the job, before you accept!

Registration is required. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the webinar.

 

Previous sessions from the Jump Start Your 2021 Job Search series are available on-demand on the WPUNJ Alumni YouTube Channel

 

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@… or 973-720-2175.

Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:00pm WNO Suffern Professional Networking Team, On vacation the week of Tuesday, June 29th.  No meeting will be held that day.

Below is the zoom meeting link.   Be advised that the link is different than previous weeks.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT), The Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the duration.

Web site:   https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/home Resume Review Workshop

Facilitator, recruiter, and job seeker ally Ed Han will discuss page length, why the 2 page limit really isn’t, why bullets should never be your duties, and a few tips and tricks that can help strengthen your resume. Tuesday meeting permalink:   https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/hot-link-to-this-weeks-online-meeting

WED JUNE 23rd, 7:00-8:45pm central time, $20, NSENG presents, “REDUCING STRESS, BURNOUT & CREATING A WINNING JOB SEARCH” PLUS a Round of Networking. The one question that no one can answer about your job search is: How long will it take to land your next career opportunity? That makes for a frustrating and very stressful experience. Add to this, the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, and many job seekers are struggling to maintain positive momentum. So what can you do to shift from merely surviving to THRIVING during your job search? This webinar features motivational speaker, MICHAEL HAHN, will present how you can leverage your time in transition by developing a different mindset that produces more positive results. .

Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar. & networking session.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 7:15pm – 8:45pm Job Seekers of Montclair presents a workshop with Carol Anderson: Resumes Are Still Needed Carol is the Director of Career Development and Placement at the Milano School of Policy, Management and the Environment. She comes highly recommended.

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Meeting ID: 859 0520 2841

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THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Monmouth County Workforce Development, FREE CAREER WEBINAR, ‘FINDING, OWNING & TELLING YOUR STORY’, By Deborah Burns. Please reserve your seat by going to: https://conta.cc/3fcstzk and registering for this workshop. YOU MUST Complete the registration to receive an email with the ZOOM link to join. Please SAVE the link sent to you, as this is the ONLY time you will receive it-there are NO REMINDERS before the event. What you will learn: Learn how storytelling secrets can move your career story forward, help you to ace interviews, and tie your story to any company that you’d like to work for. Join media chief innovation officer turned author Deborah Burns as she walks through her “Authorize It!” method to shift your perspective and create a writer’s mindset. Remember, you don’t need to be a writer – you just need to think like one!

June 24,  2021 1 PM – 3:30 PM, NJLAP Networkers Without Borders June Online Meeting,  The Power of Our Intentions, The intentions we hold for ourselves and our futures influence can have a significant impact on us, whether we are aware of them or not.  In this program, we’ll explore the difference between intentions and goals, the benefits of intention setting, and the role personal intention can play in changing our lives.  We’ll also examine steps to consciously set our intentions to help motivate us, overcome self-defeating patterns, and attract positives in our lives. Presenter Susan Wilk.  Registration Required Here

Thursday, 6/24 at 1:30 p.m. ET.,  Learn proven tactics to find quality job leads and opportunities using LinkedIn, at a time when making virtual connections has become more important than ever. Attend this special presentation with Lisa Rangel, a specialist in her field. Register here https://bit.ly/li6222421  to get the recording.

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021, Virtual Benefit 7:00 pm, Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Annual (virtual benefit) ‘Taste and Toast’. Learn all about our newest and best-ever strategy to connect our clients in need of training, employment and equal opportunities with both the skills they need and the employers looking to hire. And, it’s an all-new resource to employers to help assess needs, create training programs and provide qualified and skilled candidates for hire. To register click here by June 18.For more info, contact Katie Witzig at 862-704-2281 or kwitzig@jvsnj.org.

 

Friday, June 25, 2021, 12 – 1:30 PM, NYPL hosts TGIF! Building the Job Search Momentum. Do you have a burning question that gets in the way of your job search?

If so, this webinar is for you! During this Q&A style session, NYPL Career Coach, Kathy Fanning, will help you to get some clarity on your dilemmas.

Think through your questions and reserve your time for June TGIF Fridays at noon to build momentum and accountability for your job search process. You can attend all of the Friday sessions for the increased benefit or pick the dates that work best for you.

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 5 – 6:30 PM, NYPL hosts, ‘Resume Resilience: How to Create a New Resume for the New Normal in 2021’, Event Details, Many of us are rebounding from a tough year that tested our personal and professional stamina and threw us some curveballs that may have stalled or derailed our careers. As we shift to a new normal, we face new challenges in positioning our professional identities and articulating why employers need us. Employers are undergoing a seismic shift and many businesses have changed forever. This means their definition of an “ideal” candidate in2019 may look different in 2021, and job seekers need refreshed resumes to accommodate this pivot. During this 90-minute presentation, participants will learn:

– Strategies for transforming your resume from a boring list of job tasks to a unique story about the value you can bring to an employer.

– Hacks for creating a resume that makes it past both human and computer scanners and into the hands of the hiring manager.

-Tips for communicating new skills developed during the pandemic to differentiate your candidacy in the future.

– Tricks for adding design and visual effects to make your resume stand out.

– Methods for gracefully explaining employment gaps and career transitions.

– Suggestions for eliminating age or other potential biases.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

6/28 at 10:00 a.m., Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey, Monday hosts,

The Self-Talk Show: Manifesting Your Magnificent, Join Ralph Andracchio as he offers insight into what your inner monologue really is, the difference between positive and negative self-talk, and tools that can immediately help you notice the truth, challenge the negativity, and change your self-talk critic into a self-advocacy machine. Ralph Andracchio began his coaching journey in improvisational theater, and for the last 12 plus years has traveled all over the U.S. teaching hundreds of students and multiple companies how to be more mindful, connected, positive, and successful.

Zoom meeting Access:

Meeting link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Dial-in phone only: 646-558-8656

 

Monday, June 28, 2021, 12 – 1:30 PM, NYPL hosts,  ‘Just One Reason: The Power of Professional Relationships’, Event Details, Successful careers rest on strong relationships. Whether with colleagues, clients, management, or others, if you have a network developed on deep relationships, you then have people who will refer you, advocate for you, feed you advice and insights, and support you in whatever ways you need.

Following on from his well-received talk for NYPL, ‘Just Ask’, Andy Lopata returns to explore the fundamentals of building, nurturing, and leveraging strong professional relationships. Based on his book ‘Connected Leadership’, during the session he will look at:

– Where are the gaps in your professional relationships?

– Understanding the Relationship Matrix and how it helps projects thrive

– The 7 Stages of Professional Relationships

– When to be transactional and when to be friends

– Knowing how to make it easy for your connections to support you when they are ready to

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

June 28, 2021, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: “Job Seeker’s Exchange”, St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry, Whether you are a newcomer to the Saint Hubert Job Support Group or one of our members, feel free to attend the meeting, for job seekers, which precedes our regular Monday meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, where you can sit in and learn from the questions and answers of others. Stop in to the Job Seeker’s Exchange, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., prior to the start of our regular meeting.

 

June 28, 2021, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: “Plan Your Job Search Every Week”, St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry, How do you become more efficient in your job search? Christine Kidder, Job Search and Career Coach, will provide tips on how to focus your job search efforts, including how her weekly planning session can optimize these results. She will also share information on how to maximize the efficiency of job search resources.     Attend June 28th “Virtual” (Zoom) Meetings (St Hubert only)

 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 5 – 6:30 PM, NYPL hosts, ‘A Competitive Advantage: How to Get a Job in the Nonprofit Sector’, Event Details, Have you ever considered working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector? In this workshop, you’ll get a broad overview of the social good industry, hear about what makes a nonprofit organization or social good company unique, and learn about how environments within these organizations differ from more traditional companies. Most importantly, we’ll explore how you can use social good to expand your reputation, knowledge, skills, and networks and pinpoint aspects of the industry that will help you succeed in any career path you might be on.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 5 – 6:30 PM, NYPL hosts, ‘Turn Job Interviews into Offers’,

Event Details, Have you ever walked out of an interview thinking it went well, but then you didn’t get the job? Or felt a great conversation come to a halt as soon as you answered their salary question? Perhaps in one interview you felt a bit too nervous, or you simply want to polish up your interviewing skills. If any of these are true for you, then you’ll want to attend this webinar. Robert Hellmann of www.hellmannconsulting.com will share field-tested strategies and techniques (and dispel myths) that will boost your likelihood of acing the interview.

We’ll cover:

– A strategic approach involving “story-telling” that will put you ahead of the competition.

– How to handle salary questions and other questions you’re likely to hear.

– What to do when they ask you about your weaknesses.

– The three things companies look for in a candidate, and how to prepare.

– The three questions you must ask to ensure the interview’s success.

– How to turn a “”No”” into a “”Yes””

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 5 – 6:30 PM, NYPL hosts, ‘Create Confidence & Empower Yourself and Others Using Self-Compassion’, Event Details, From increased isolation to job loss or change, to simply managing in a pandemic: 2020 has left so many of us feeling discouraged, asking questions but not getting answers, or simply stuck in self-doubt. We may regret not taking certain actions or accomplishing what we’d intended. Taking inventory of our innate value as individuals, recognizing our self-worth, and leaning into a deep compassion for ourselves and others has never been more critical. During this masterclass, we’ll learn how to create self-compassion and confidence from the inside out so we can thrive in a way that’s authentic to who we are, as we move through 2021 and beyond. We’ll learn: How to feel fully empowered, even if life looks different than before How to acknowledge and honor our true, unwavering worth and generate self-esteem through a powerful and simple reframe How to expertly manage stress so it works for, not against, us How to claim your authentic identity – no matter the job, home, relationship, or friendships you’re in

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Saturday July 10, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: Rise Above The Competition: An Interactive Lesson on Interviewing, by Colleen Farrary. Please share this with other groups you may be in. Join us on Meetup.com at: https://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ to RSVP for the meeting. GoToMeeting instructions for signing onto the meeting can be found on the website www.thebreakfastclubnj.com home page. Attend June 28th “Virtual” (Zoom) Meetings

(St Hubert only)

 

 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

Sara Greenhouse of Generate Buzz, LLC has officially launched Coaches’ Covid Couch, a series of short podcasts with a variety of coaches (ex. job / career, health & wellness, sales, business, life, etc), discussing their experiences during the pandemic and advice they have to help you build your resilience. Click here to check out the Generate Buzz, LLC YouTube channel and be sure to click subscribe so you’re notified of new videos. Questions? Please email: sara@generatebuzz.net.

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.

 

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.

Every Monday Morning, 9:30am to 11:30am, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago     “VIRTUAL” JOB SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS Every Monday Morning Organizer: Mike Ritter StHubertJobMinistry@groups.io . The Saint Hubert Job and Networking Ministry continues in its mission to assist the job seeker and job changer with the introduction of “virtual” Job Support Group meetings, via Zoom. The meetings are a way to address your careering and job connection concerns with one of our team members, as well as one another, learn more about the resources available to job seekers, and to share information and support with a small group of attendees.

If you would like to register for this event:

  1. Send an email, with the name of the event, Job Support Group, to Mike Ritter, at StHubertJobMinistry@groups.io
  2. You will receive an invitation to Zoom.com, a video conferencing platform, to join the group on your computer, tablet, or mobile device
  3. Click on the link, within that email invitation, to join the “Job Support Group”, on Zoom.com.

Please send any questions to Mike Ritter at StHubertJobMinistry@groups.io

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.

Tuesdays, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is proud to announce it is hosting Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and career coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. These will be held on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/PT2021sched. Login instructions will be provided the day prior to each session. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you have any questions, email: tony@absolutetransitions.com.

Every Tuesday 1-2:00pm, Join Ken Lang for Linkedin Lunch and Learn register here https://www.meetup.com/Weekly-LinkedIn-Lunch-and-Learn/ .

Tuesdays, Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website (www.nhnusa.org).

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.

The series will be led by Executive Coach Robert Hellmann, President of Hellmann Career Consulting, a certified GetFive Senior Career Coach, and a LinkedIn Certified Professional Recruiter. For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@wpunj.edu or 973-720-2175.

Effective Salary and “Job” Negotiation – Make Thousands in Minutes! – Tuesday, June 22

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_LioMt3xdw79v94u-fmjYRmrD-Hx9H1Q/viewform Google will acknowledge your form submission.  CIT will send you the Zoom link on Friday night. Please check your spam folder.

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.

 

SPEAKERS BUREAU for Job Search Networking Groups

Occasionally, job-search-networking-group-leaders ask me if I know people that are willing to speak to their respective groups.  Obviously, nowadays everything is via video.  Several years ago, I created a mini speakers bureau list which I used to forward.  Lately, such requests became more frequent.  Subsequently, I decided to update same.  If you are interested and wish that I add your name to the list, please fill out this form https://bit.ly/3pvPnGd  and I would gladly do so.  Happy to help.

Alex

To view or select speakers for your upcoming event click HERE  >>SPEAKERS-BUREAU-MASTER 12-11-2020

Virtual Networking Meetings 8/30/2020 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community:

Weekly updates on virtual networking meetings

Zoom meetings

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Feel free to share this Networking Meetings email with anyone or any group that can benefit from the information. If your group’s updates are not included in this email, please have one of the organizers reach out to me (transitiongroups@gmail.com) and add me to their distribution list for your upcoming events.

Event information received by midnight on Saturday will be included in the upcoming week’s email. Upcoming meetings for 4 weeks will be included in the email.

Announcements should include: date, time, group name /host, speaker, topic, registration information, and a short description. I will shorten descriptions if they are too long. Please specify if there are any fees or special registration requirements.

Adrienne Roman

2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

Monday, August 31, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Get what you’re worth in your next role. Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey and speaker, Cynthia Medina Carson, “Negotiating the Offer.” . 

To join:

Meeting link: Click on (or copy/paste), https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Please join with video and audio for this session.

Mon Aug 31st, 7:00-8:30pm Central time 90-Min Online Zoom Networking Event with 2 Rounds of Networking $20.00 Moderator: Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach PLEASE REGISTER BY 6:45PM on Aug 31st TO JOIN THE LIVE SESSION as there is no recording for this event. It is against the terms and conditions of this purchase to share the event link with anyone else.

Monday, August 31st at 8pm is Church of the Presentation Career Management Group’s next regular (Virtual) session.  The Zoom link for the meeting will be sent to this distribution the day of the meeting. This is our open, moderated session where people seeking work will be offered an opportunity to present their current situation (update) and engage in a dialog with experienced volunteers who will try to help with the various aspects of the search.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Career Finders Club: Three-part series, September 1-3 End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request.. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing  accessibility@nypl.org.Career Finders Club is a three-part series for those who are looking for a strong push towards your career goals. Join us on three consecutive mornings at 10 AM on September 1, 2 & 3. To get the greatest benefit we recommend that you attend all three sessions, but you can also pick any of the sessions that work for you. Session 1, September 1 at 10:00 AM:  Presenting Your Brand Virtually: Who You Are and What You Offer.In this interactive group session,  Renee Lee Rosenberg  will offer tips to help you create a memorable brand that will virtually highlight your expertise and personal uniqueness leading to a more successful and rewarding job search. Renee will discuss why personal branding along with virtual networking. is important in our new virtual world.

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Upcoming Sessions: 

Tuesday, September 1, noon-4:30pm The Wall Street Journal Jobs Summit The Covid-19 pandemic has upended the job market. Industries once on hiring sprees have scaled back, while others now cannot staff up fast enough. Whether you’re a new graduate, recently unemployed or contemplating a career change, the inaugural WSJ Jobs Summit will provide trusted, actionable insight from business leaders across industries on how to not only survive but thrive in this new economy. You’ll take away:

  • Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis
  • Advice from companies in hiring mode
  • Tools for life management and negotiation
  • How to nail the virtual interview
  • More topics to be announced soon

Register for this Complimentary Online Event at  https://www.wsjjobssummit.com/

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Strengthen Your Resume End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS: ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing  accessibility@nypl.org.Even if you have great skills and qualifications, it can still be challenging to find a good job with a decent salary. If you’re not getting interviews, it’s time to strengthen your resume.This workshop is for people who want to revise or completely overhaul their resumes. – Click Here to Register

Mon, September 1, 2020, 5:00-6:30 PM EDT, Thinking About a Career Change by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Career Coach Sherry Natkow Career Coach, Sherry Natkow, teaches three techniques to respond effortlessly to “So what do you do?” with professional panache. Registration is required for this webinar- Click Here to Register

Tue, September 1, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the duration John Pollock is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2020, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Career Finders Club: Three-part series, September 1-3 End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing  accessibility@nypl.org.Career Finders Club is a three-part series for those who are looking for a strong push towards your career goals. 

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Upcoming Sessions: 

Tuesday, September 3, 2020, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Career Finders Club: Three-part series, September 1-3 End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing  accessibility@nypl.org.Career Finders Club is a three-part series for those who are looking for a strong push towards your career goals. 

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Upcoming Sessions: 

Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. JVS-seekers workshop presents GUEST SPEAKER: Laura Berman Fortgang Author if “Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction” Master-credentialed Coach with 25+ Years of Experience Supporting People in their Career Transitions For more information, please contact Meryl Kanner at 862-704-2233.

CIT WILL NOT meet on September 5th (Labor Day weekend).

Tuesday September 8th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents Power Your Job Creating Resumes with Google Docs Instructor: Tech Associate M. DeVincenzo Create a resume that will attract the hiring managers attention! In this workshop, you will begin a resume in a digital document; list your work, volunteer, and educational experience; and polish your resume with editing and formatting tips. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info.

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9/3/2020  6:30pm – 8:30pm – Bergen FENG presents Tavia Sharp – “ Sharpen Your Leadership Style for Success” – Virtual Meeting via Zoom Despite the importance in our personal branding being able to accurately represent who we are, a survey by Glenn Llopis Group revealed that less than 15% of people have truly defined their personal brand and less than 5% are living it consistently at work. In this 1 hour webinar, you will learn to ensure that your image and brand management is congruent with your personal, social, professional roles and goals—with what you’re out to accomplish in your career. For the attendees to get the most out of the seminar, please complete a personal brand assessment here: http://styledsharp.com/personalbrandassessment

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail..com.

Tues. Sept. 8 2-3 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.  Become a Healthcare Hero: Careers in Healthcare Tues. Sept. 8@2-3 pm  Presented by Joy Crowley Health care has traditionally been a very stable career path and, with the pandemic, it is more real than ever.  To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

Tuesday, September 8 at 7 PM Emmaus Work Connectors (EWC) is a “Net-Working” Group. We join together to help each other work on our work journey together. Working together created strong networking bonds. We discuss the things we’ve learned from our experiences, material we’ve learned from, and presentations at other groups and apply them together in small teams. We have a monthly meeting open to all. Participants can also join a small team to meet weekly. We also encourage members to join with a work buddy to meet every day or two during the week.Our next meeting will be on the 2nd Tuesday in September: Tuesday, September 8 at 7 PM. More details and RSVP at this link (so we can send reminders and let you know of any changes):https://forms.gle/yC5iAnMCHbQjr27Y7

Tues. Sept. 9 4-5 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.  Learn GOOGLE Suite and Work from Anywhere! Wednesday, Sept. 9 @4-5pm Presented by Rafael Miranda, LFC Consulting Whether you’re an employee, educator, or student working remotely, knowledge of GOOGLE suite’s free tools and resources is becoming essential. Learn how to edit documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in real-time with your team, create a group calendar, and organize your files so you can access them from any computer or phone. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

Mon, September 9, 2020, 6:00-7:30 PM EDT, Interview Tips and Techniques to be the Best Candidate by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Kathy Fanning In this session  Kathy Fanning, a Career Coach with the NYPL assists you in enhancing your interview skills and increase chances of winning the “interviewing game.” Registration is required for this webinar. Click Here.

Mon, September 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Social Media Marketing for Job Search: it’s a “Career Evolution”   by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents John Crant  In this special lecture format, Career Coach  John Crant  explains how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media platforms for job search. – Integrating Your Career Strategies Into Your Messaging

Registration is required for this webinar. Click Here.

Thursday, Sep. 10, 7pm Westwood Free Public Library Applicant Tracking System by Laura Troy (a NhN presentation) !0 Ways to Get Your Resume past the Applicant Tracking System This interactive ZOOM workshop answers the following questions:

  • What is an Applicant Tracking System?
  • How and why do companies use the ATS?
  • How can I get my resume past the ATS and seen by a Human Being?
  1. Click on the link provided below the presentation title above.  If that does not work, try options 2 or 3 below.
  2. Go to the Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Adults” and scroll to the presentation to register.
  3. Go to the tab Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Calendar” and then “Click here for the full calendar of programs”.  Scroll to the appropriate month and place your cursor over the day and title of the presentation to register.  

Thursday, Sept. 10, 6-8 pm,  Virtual Zoom Networking NNJ-ATD Career Transition presents Alex Freund “How to Get a Job in Coronavirus Era” Register here

Saturday, September 12, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “So, Tell Me about Yourself” presented by Alex Freund. You know it’s coming. Your anxiety increases, the pressure is on, your mind races, and then you hear the dreaded words, “So, tell me about yourself.”  Now what? You can’t figure out what the interviewer is really asking, let alone what the right answer should be. You might not be the perfect fit, and you don’t want to reveal your weaknesses. You don’t know how much detail to provide or how much of your life should be shared. Should you focus on your experience? your skills? something else? Go to www.thebreakfastclubNJ.com ,’about the meeting’ on the Monthly Meeting page.

Saturday, September 12, at 9:45 am-11, Upcoming My Career Transition       (MCT) Meetings presents ‘Crush Your Next Interview’ with Speaker:  Rich Bruno Virtual Event Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society to attend this FREE event, you must click  here to register.  Registration will end at noon on Friday September 11, 2020.n this session you will develop the four components of interview mastery and best prepare for your next job opportunity including: Know Yourself

  • Know the Job You’re Competing For
  • Preparation – Master Your Stories
  • The Interview and the Close

Tues. Sept. 14 10-11am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Reinvent and Re-Brand Yourself In Uncertain Times  Mon., Sept. 14 @ 10-11am. Presented by Blanca Rosales-Ahn. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.Blanca Rosales-Ahn is the Founder and Executive Director of BRAHN Career Educational Consulting Services and currently serves as President of the LUPE FUND, Inc.

Monday, September 14th at 8pm, Church of the Presentation Career Management Group’s presents volunteer and local job expert Denise Friedland from the Bergen County Job Center will present ”How to get your resume past the Applicant Tracking System”.  If you know anyone else who would like to join our Career Management network, simply have them email presentationcareermanagement@outlook.com with name, email address and a brief introduction and we will add them to the network.

9/14/20 – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm Bergen FENG presents “Still in Transition – Do I need a Coach?”. Being in-transition for a short or long period of time can be a very stressful. You can get depressed, angry and confused. You can lose your self-confidence. What can you do to change this situation? Do you need a Career Coach to help you get through this period and help advance your career? Please join us on September 14, 2020 as Marty Latman discusses ”Still in Transition – Do I need a Career Coach?” Marty will discuss the types of coaches, how they may help you and questions you need to ask yourself before you consider a potential coach. 

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Please register for all meetings at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Tuesday September 15th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents Power Your Job Search with Google Tools Instructor: Tech Associate M. DeVincenzo Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and how to organize and enhance your job search experience using G Suite tools. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info. Click Here to Register

9/16/20  6:30pm – 8:30pm – Bergen FENG presents David Schuchman – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “How do you to Work as a Consultant?” David Schuchman is an active leader in the job seeker support community. He is the current Executive Chair of the Professional Service Group of Mercer County in Princeton, NJ. In addition, David is a co-facilitator for New Jersey Job Seekers in Princeton, NJ. And he is on the boards of The Career Support Group at St. Gregory the Great in Hamilton, NJ and The Breakfast Club of New Jersey in East Brunswick, NJ. Additionally, David is often requested to present topical programs to business groups, job seeker support groups and public libraries. 

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Mon, September 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Career Networking Done Right in a Technical Age by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Networking in the post-pandemic job market will be essential, not optional. With more candidates than jobs, employers will be reluctant to post openings; instead, they will seek referrals. Networking done right will be critical especially for mature job seekers.  Dr. Rita Carey  reviews tips and scripts for improving your networking confidence and building relationships.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Tues. Sept. 21 10-11:15 am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Preparing for the Post-Covid Job Market for People of All Ages  Sept. 21@10-11:15am Presented by Harold Levin, Staffing Manager, SmartStaff Personnel What do you do if your job suddenly was terminated due to the Pandemic and probably will not be returning and/or how does the crisis impact those who were already unemployed?  Where does this leave college seniors (or those completing a training class or vocational program who have just graduated (or are about to graduate)? What are some networking ideas which can be implemented even with most of our region locked down? How can you realistically surf the web for job opportunities? Find out from an exec from a staffing employment agency. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. 

Mon, September 21, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Thinking About a Career Change by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Career Coach Sherry Natkow shows you how to assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs.These days, workers are apt to change jobs frequently and many are taking the leap of switching job functions and industries. Turn what could be a daunting ordeal into an invigorating inner journey of self-reflection. Career Coach Sherry Natkow takes you on a scenic journey of your own work history. You’ll assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs. By looking backward, you’ll move forward more thoughtfully and uncover new insights for a rewarding new career direction.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

9/21/20 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm Bergen FENG presents Learn from Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “Personal Branding for Success.” When you think of soda, do you think Coke? When you think fast food, do you think McDonalds? When you want to send things overnight, do you think FedEx? Why do the names of these companies come to your mind so quickly? It’s Branding! Do you want people to think of you when there is a job opening as quickly as they think of these brands? Do you want to stand out from others in the job market? Why are other people getting interviews and you are not? If you want answers to these questions, you should attend our virtual Zoom meeting on September 21, 2020 and let Marty Latman help you create a personal brand for yourself.

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Tuesday September 22th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents  Collaborate, Meet, and Work Remotely  Instructor: Tech Associate M. DeVincenzo Discover how to schedule and host effective virtual meetings, collaborate on documents with others in real time, and access your files from anywhere—even from your phone.Registration is necessary to receive program Login info. Click Here to Register

Thursday, Sep. 24, 7pm Time Management: Staying productive in a job search by Paul Cecala (an NhN presentation) Online Zoom  People in extended job searches tend to lose traction and become unproductive.  This presentation takes a fresh look at some time-tested time management strategies as well as offering some creative solutions to typical time-wasting behaviors. Anyone interested in these sessions must register on the Library’s web site (https://www.westwoodpubliclibrary.org/) in one of several ways.

  1. Click on the link provided below the presentation title above.  If that does not work, try options 2 or 3 below.
  2. Go to the Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Adults” and scroll to the presentation to register.
  3. Go to the tab Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Calendar” and then “Click here for the full calendar of programs”.  Scroll to the appropriate month and place your cursor over the day and title of the presentation to register.  

Tuesday September 29th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents  Create a Dynamic LinkedIn Account Instructor: James Fitzpatrick If you are looking for a new job, changing careers or looking to network, LinkedIn is a powerful tool. Learn how to use LinkedIn to manage your career and to help in landing your next job. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info.Click Here to Register

Tues. Sept. 29 4-5 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPGet Your Book Published  Tues., Sept. 29@4-5pm Lindsey Noelle Publishing Services, LLC Here’s your chance to learn about the book publishing industry, how a book is made, and paths (self-publishing and traditional) to having a book published. If you want to learn tips for how to take your writing projects from manuscript to finished book, this program will provide you with invaluable information. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

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.

Westport Public Library, located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 offers an interesting series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Click on their link at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/events for a detailed list of upcoming events. In addition, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7, when time allows, at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/searchresults?podcast_terms=jobseeker.

Microcasts featuring Win Sheffield, a certified career coach, consisting of 71 assorted Power of You Microcasts. These 5-minute Microcasts answer various career questions, such as:

  • I have just been laid off and don’t know where to turn; what do I do
  • I am frustrated by my progress even though I am pursuing a variety of job options. What can I do to improve my results
  • Networking, I have very little idea who I should be meeting with or what to ask them. Can you help me get started

For the entire list of 71 five-minute Power of You microcasts, please click on the following link: www.winsheffield.com/podcasts.

Teleconference featuring Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, and author of Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets, give a teleconference call titled: ‘Keeping Your Career on Track During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. The replay can be accessed at: https://careerwakeupcalls.com/replay-2703/.

In addition to listening to this replay, send an email to Abby at 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. Good Luck, Marty Latman

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

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

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.

Tuesdays, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is proud to announce it is hosting Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and career coach, Tony Calabrese, of AbsoluteTransitions, LLC. These will be held on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/NNJ_PIT4. Login instructions will be provided 24-36 hours prior to each session. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you have any questions, email tony@absolutetransitions.com.

Tuesdays, Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org) is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website (www.nhnusa.org).

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

Every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm The Resilience Circle has provided an opportunity for people to share their frustrations and anxieties about job loss and subsequent job search with their peers. We will introduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative ways to work through their transition period and consciously change their mindset.      

The group will meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Each meeting will be 60 to 90 minutes and will take place online using Zoom video conferencing. 

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 meets in Short Hills, NJ. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech about themselves — who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (2-3), how the group can help you, and how you can help the group. This is followed by a short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourself to and exchange business cards. The group then divides into smaller teams for: 1) Resume Assistance, (Please bring 15 copies of your resume if you want it reviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search related topics. CIT meets the first and third Saturday of each month except holidays. Visit Christ Church in Short Hills: Careers in Transition for additional information. The school where we meet has new security requirements. After introductions begin at 8:30, the doors close and no one will be admitted, so please be punctual. Sorry, the meeting room is not handicapped accessible. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

***CIT WILL NOT meet on September 5th (Labor Day weekend).

 

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.

 

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 leads, 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/