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Virtual Networking 4/11/2021 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community:

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2021 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

 

 

Monday, 4/12 at 10:00 a.m. Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey, 

The Personal Value Proposition for a Job Seeker

In this presentation by Alex Freund, better known as The Landing Expert, you will learn to develop a value proposition that answers four questions: 1. What is it that you do? 2. For whom do you do it? 3. What benefits do you provide? 4. What makes you distinctive in the marketplace? 

Zoom meeting Access:

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

Meeting ID: 525-652-585 

Dial-in phone only: 646-558-8656

 

Monday, April 12th, 10:00am, Roswell United Methodist Church (RUMC) Job Networking Event.Register now for a day of job skills workshops including me, Foster Williams (aka The Job Father), and a panel of experts with their ideas on “The One Thing A Job Seeker Should Know”.This virtual event is open to everyone! To register go here:

https://abbyacrossamerica.com/rumc

Monday, April 12, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m., New York Public Library presents “Four Key Steps in a Salary Negotiation”. 

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? Amy Geffen, Ph.D. discusses the 4 key steps in a salary negotiation: knowing what you are worth, outlasting the competition, getting the offer, and negotiating. Learn 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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 2:00 pm, Monmouth County Workforce Development hosts Career Development Workshop “Becoming Confident on Camera: How to Engage your Virtual Audience”, with Nancy Robillard.  PLEASE CONTACT MARIELA FOR THE LINK AT MOSORIO.LBPL@GMAIL.COM

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m. New York Public Library presents “The 6 Job Search Strategies You Can’t Afford Not To Know”. The most popular way to job search is via online job boards. But is that the only way to find a job? There are actually 6 primary job search strategies available to any job hunter and in this webinar, Cheryl Simpson showcases each along with the best ways to implement it. Learn the the differences between the visible and the hidden job markets and push versus pull self-marketing strategies.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Apr 13, 2021 06:30 PM-8:50 PM Central Time (US and Canada) , Topic: PATH Group Meeting:  Through the Lens of a Recruiter. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fRaTDAx7T0agX_dt3bf97g

Attendee limit – 100 people

Tuesday, April 13, 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. Tuesday meeting permalink:  https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/hot-link-to-this-weeks-online-meeting

Wed Apr 14th, 6:00-8:30pm CT, $75 fee, “Maximizing the Value of LinkedIn During your Job Search”, by Marty Gilbert,  Click HERE to view details and/or register for this online workshop. There’s no question that LinkedIn is one of the most valuable job search tools available today. But the average job seeker probably uses less than 50% of the potential that LinkedIn can deliver. Your LinkedIn profile can be a tremendous asset to your search if it’s built right. The LinkedIn database can help you uncover a lot of hard-to-find companies, if you know how to find them. Having a lot of LinkedIn connections can be extremely useful, if you know how to leverage them. And you need to know to how to combine all of this into an integrated job search marketing effort in order to maximize the value of LinkedIn.  

Thursday, April 15, 2021, JVS Job-Seekers presents guest speaker Sharon Altman, “How to Open Doors With a High-Impact Resume. For more information, please contact Meryl Kanner at 862-704-2233 or click here.

 

Friday, April 16, 2021, 12-1:30 p.m., New York Public Library presents “Envisioning Your Ideal Career in Your New World…On Your Terms”, Not sure what that ideal career looks like? Unsure of the path to get there? Are fear and doubts getting in your way? Join Certified Career Coach/NYPL Workshop Facilitator Jim Arnoff in 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.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Monday, 4/19 at 10:00 a.m. Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey, 

Finding Your Passion through Myers Briggs Personality Type

Join Mary Anne Kennedy as she discusses the Myers-Briggs self-assessment questionnaire, which will help you understand yourself, your motivations, your natural strengths and your potential areas for growth. Participants are encouraged to take the preference assessment prior to Mary Anne’s presentation in order to determine your 4-letter personality type. 

Zoom meeting Access:

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

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Dial-in phone only: 646-558-8656

 

Monday, April 19, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m.. New York Public Library hosts “Self-Recruiter® Lecture Series: Resume Renovation”, In this special lecture format, John Crant discusses how to increase the value of the items on your resume and how to make the cuts necessary to be seen as a stand-out during your job search. •• Ready for Remote Work? (Your Resume needs to Communicate that Effectively too) •• Resume: ‘New’ Definition & Your Resume Goals •• Understanding ‘Stacks of Incoming Resumes’•• ‘3 Second’ Test•• One Page Resume, Unless It’s Two 🙁 •• Value, Value Everywhere, but Nowhere to be Seen •• Degrees of Degrees •• The Headless Horseman: Don’t Send a Word Doc. •• Your Resume… is just the very 1st Step to Getting Hired!

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 5-6:30 p.,m., New York Public Library presents Lynne M. Williams, Ed.D., “Beating the Applicant Tracking System”. As a job seeker, are you wondering why you are not getting any response to your online submissions? Uncover why human eyes may never see the resumes you submit online and discover what you need to do to optimize your resume to beat the dreaded Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Have your current resume available to mark up during the workshop. The content of this presentation was published in chapter 8 of the book published by the ATD (Association of Talent Development) called Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing the Job You Love. Dick Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute wrote the forward and 15 other career coaches from around the country also contributed chapters.Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m., New York Public Library hosts “How the Job Search Has Changed in a Year of Pandemic”. The Covid-19 pandemic upended every aspect of normal livelihood around us. Things shifted to sometimes unrecognizable extents overnight. Join Amy Geffen Ph.D. and Win Sheffield MBA as they discuss how the pandemic has influenced the current job search process. As a job seeker do you have to consider completely new job search skills and what is staying the same? What about your resume or your LinkedIn profile – do you have to add any “pandemic skills” there? These are just some of the questions that Amy and Win discuss in this interactive webinar. Bring your questions.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Friday, April 23, 2021, 12-1:30 p.m., New York Public Library hosts “How to Tell Stories That Sell You and Grab Employer’s Attention Virtually”. In a competitive Covid job market with limited ways to connect with people, we need to make a solid impression to stand out from the competition. People need to develop a strong impression of what it would be like to work with you. The easiest way to do that is to tell them a memorable story.Join career coach, Win Sheffield, to learn how to select and deliver stories that will convey your value in a compelling way. Topics covered include: * Identify good stories to tell: What Hollywood can teach us about telling our story  * Isolate the messages you want to deliver * Learn techniques to deliver your message with clarity and impact.  If you want to start thinking about this In advance, you can listen to 5-minute podcasts on telling stories at www.bit.ly/TPOY-Stories

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9 a.m. – 1:15 pm (eastern time), Virtual Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop, Cost $5, An interactive time of information and ideas to provide help and hope in your job transition and career.

Transferable Skills – Ford R. Myers– Many of us have not yet identified the transferable skills we possess that will aid us in obtaining our next position. By understanding and identifying your transferable (portable) skills, your new career can become a reality!  Ford will lead us through identifying our skills, and then how to market ourselves utilizing those skills employers are looking for.

Building Relationships is Key to your Job Search Success – Amy Dinning – One of the most important activities we can participate in while in job transition is building relationships.  You are only one person away from your next position, you just have not met that person yet.  Amy will guide us through how to successfully build relationships that will aid us in job transition and in life. 

Why Can’t I Get the Job?  – Alex Freund – How often do you feel that you were a perfect fit for the position but did not get the offer? You may have felt that you provided impressive answers, connected with the interviewer, had the exact experience wanted, met all of the requirements, and even sent timely follow-up notes. If only you could understand why you did not get that job. Attending will enable you to identify potential signals as to what’s really going on. You’ll become empowered to ask questions and act strategically so that you become the candidate who gets the offer.

Questions & Answers with a Panel of Experts – Ford, Alex, and Amy. 

Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jump-start-your-job-search-online-workshop-tickets-138171048325  and pay with a credit card. You will receive a Zoom link in order to attend the workshop. Please note that online registration will close on Friday, April 23 at noon. For more information or questions, contact Amy Dinning at amydinning@juno.com.

 

Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey, Monday, 4/26 at 10:00 a.m.

Infographic Marketing Sheets

Join JC Paradise as he discusses Infographic Marketing Sheets as a networking tool. Myth: People appreciate a resume that is packed with lots of information: Fact: Most people spend very little time reading your resume. Action: JC will expand upon the ACT Marketing Sheet training with examples that are designed to stand out and help sell you. 

Zoom meeting Access:

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

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Dial-in phone only: 646-558-8656

Monday, April 26, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m., New York Public Library hosts, “Most People Don’t . . . And Why You Should “Bart Berkey is a motivational storyteller, author, keynote speaker, and former Ritz-Carlton recruiter and Global Sales Executive. His core message: Most People Don’t (MPD) is the foundation to encourage improvements in behavior for job search and any other life situations. He shares real-life stories through “”Messages That Matter”” that provide applicable takeaways and actionable ideas. We all know what we “should do” to live a more purposeful life and contribute to others. Now learn how to use his tool to move your “should do’s” into the “accomplished” category for greater results and success. Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m. New York Public Library hosts “Job Search Best Practices for Mature Workers”. Job searching is tough for most people, but there are extra minefields for mature workers to navigate, from how to craft their resumes and LinkedIn profiles to how to interview without overselling themselves. In this webinar, Cheryl Lynch Simpson covers a wide-range of solutions for mature workers including how to age-proof their resumes and LinkedIn profiles, how to answer age- and money-related interview questions, how to connect with younger interviewers, and how to distinguish yourself in the job market without yielding to defeatism. The discussion includes live demos of recommended resume and LinkedIn changes every over-40 professional should consider.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021,10:00am – 12:00pm, Monmouth County Workforce development hosts, ‘Work Search Buddies:Finding Success with a Little Help from a Friend’ By, Paul Cecala. Please reserve your seat by going to: 

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gy5ejadab&oeidk=a07ehnvg61466c8b2f7  and registering for this workshop by completing the entire form. **If you need to cancel your reserved seat, please give at least 24 hours notice, and send email to christine.dykeman@dol.nj.gov to cancel**.

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 5 – 6:30 p.m. , New York Public Library hosts, ‘Advanced LinkedIn: Fast Forward Your Job Search and Career’, 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.

The evidence is clear; those who are well versed in LinkedIn are reaching their career goals more quickly. But even regular LinkedIn users are often not aware of advanced, easily accessible, free features and strategies that can boost their job search and career. In this webinar, Robert Hellmann, President of Hellmann Career Consulting (www.hellmannconsulting.com) gives a live demonstration to go well beyond the basics, including:- Improve your odds of being found by the “right” employers via the strategic placement of keywords; take maximum advantage of LinkedIn’s profile search algorithm – Learn the right way to build and leverage your LinkedIn network to improve your odds of getting interviews.  – Adapt your resume to your LinkedIn profile by understanding when to keep them the same, when to make them different – Use Advanced people-search techniques: find and connect with those who can help you – How to easily keep in touch with your network on LinkedIn – which is the essence of true networking – Discover under-utilized features of LinkedIn that will help you to make a great impression

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 5 – 6:30 p.m. New York Public Library hosts, “Resumes That Bring Results” 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.

If you’ve been sending your resume but getting few or no replies, in this webinar Amy Geffen, Ph.D. shows you how to get results. Learn about the 5 key parts to the resume; how to write accomplishments using the P.A.R. format: Problem, Action, and Result to distinguish yourself from the competition. Topics covered: what to include, what to avoid, how to deal with gaps in your employment, formatting, education and work history dates, and how to write a cover letter.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 5 – 6:30 p.m., New York Public Library hosts,  “Supercharge Your LinkedIn Profile: A 4-Step Process. 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.

LinkedIn is a powerful platform for in-person and virtual networking but to leverage it fully you need a strong profile, a robust network, and a systematic way to build and leverage relationships with your connections. In this webinar, Cheryl Lynch Simpson discusses 9 must-have features of a Brand You profile, 7 ways to upgrade your network to support your job hunt, a 4-step process for building relationships with your most critical LinkedIn connections, and 16 networking “”asks”” you can make with them. Get access to templates, tools, and tips to streamline your in-person and virtual LinkedIn networking.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 

 

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. 

 

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.

 Get Good at Getting Interviews – Tap into the “Hidden” Job Market – Tuesday, April 27

 Turn Interviews into Offers – Tuesday, May 25

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.

There will be no PSG of Mercer County meetings on Friday, December 25 & Friday, January 1 due to the Christmas and New Year holiday week!

 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

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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.

Click here to register for this session

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.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://tcnj.zoom.us/j/97081415272

Meeting ID: 970 8141 5272

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. 

Click here to register for this session

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. 

Click here to register for this session

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.

Click Here to Register

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/