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Virtual Networking Meetings 8/16/2020 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

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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

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.

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.

2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

 Monday, August 17, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey for an interactive virtual workshop, “Job Search Buddy for a Day.” The session kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with group 15-second commercials. Take part in a series of breakout sessions, exchanging your job search ideas, resources, tips, questions, goals, and any roadblocks with several job search buddies ready with their feedback and support  

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. 

Monday, 8/17/20 –Bergen FENG- Marty Latman – Learn from Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – “In- transition Now What do I do? 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? How do you get back into the “game”? How do you change this negative situation into a positive experience? Please join Marty Latman on August 17, 2020 as he discusses a topic all people in-transition struggle with as he presents “In-Transition – Now What do I do?” Attendees at all levels will learn about the obstacles they need to overcome during this period to succeed, the methods they need to use to change their situation and ways to make being in-transition a productive, meaningful and positive time in their lives. Marty Latman, called by many people as the “Best Networker” they know, is a People Helper and Match Maker. He is the Executive Director of Latman Advisory Services LLC. From professional career coaching and development to business consulting to financial advisement, Latman Advisory Services is dedicated to helping you achieve your personal or business goals. Marty takes a collaborative approach as he works closely to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. Please register for all meetings at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11 am Bergen Community College Presents: Virtual Hiring Event! CVS Health Pharmacy Technician Opportunity! Register Today!

Monday, August 17th, 2020 from 6 to 8:30 pm How to Create a Memorable Elevator Pitch. In this lively presentation Leonard Friedman will join WNO’s Career Experts Lew Tischler and Anne-Marie Dittain demonstrating how you can capture people’s interest by drawing from key concepts that copywriters and journalists use to create a member message. Register by Monday August 17that 1:00 PM est.-wno20200817.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 from 7:30-9:00 pm The Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the duration.  Tue, Aug 18, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) 

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

https://www.gotomeet.me/DSchuchman/nj-jobseekers-august-18 

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 

Access Code: 366-791-525

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12 Noon NJLAP’s Networkers Without Borders Presents: Optimizing Your Career: How a Holistic Understanding of Yourself Allows You to Adapt Your Career with Intention and Purpose Registration Required Here  Sponsored by NJSBA’s Special Committee on Lawyers In Transition

Wednesday August 19, 1-2:30PM (Eastern). ‘3 Greatest Job Search Challenges Today’ presented by John Hadley and Marty Latman.$30.00 fee Includes raffle for 2 complementary “Jump Start Your Career Search” sessions. (Please note: Refunds will not be possible, but we will provide limited time access to a recording if you can’t attend.) So act now and sign up while there are still slots available!

Wednesday, 8/19/20 – Bergen FENG – Joey Himelfarb – Virtual Meeting via Zoom 6:30pm – “Selling Yourself” Aristotle believed an important skill any person could have was the ability to influence. Have you ever had to convince your colleagues, department heads, or company executives to try a different tactic in acquiring new business? Ever tried to get your customers to buy your stuff? Ever tried to get your kids to behave a certain way? Ever go on a job interview? Join us for a thought provoking, highly interactive, and entertaining program that will demystify your views of selling and help you to better sell yourself. With a blank white board or flip chart, 2 different colored markers, and an audience thirsting for knowledge, you will:

Discover how you can apply selling theories and techniques to help you land the job you desire. (Hint: no rocket science involved, but Rocket Scientists can surely benefit.)  Hear new ideas about old sales strategies that focus your attention on getting hiring managers to consider you for the job you want. (Make them wonder how they ever got along without you.) Please register for all meetings at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Wednesday, 8/19/20 – NSENG – presents an online workshop on “HOW TO CREATE & IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH PLAN” by Marty Gilbert. $80.00 Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, JVS presents ‘ RECRUITERS: HOW TO TELL THE GOOD ONES FROM THE BAD ONES’ by Gregg Podolski.   For more information, please contact Meryl Kanner at 862-704-2233 or click here.K HERE.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, NYPL presents Interviewing at 50+: How to Prepare and Present.  In addition to demonstrating competencies and successful performance, 50+ candidates must get past implicit age bias. Often without being aware of it, those making hiring decisions fail to see the value of those at 50+. Consequently, the 50+ job seeker must develop powerful responses that address the “overqualified “and “overpriced” barriers with carefully chosen language (choice points). Join us to hear from  Dr. Rita Carey as she illustrates the best language to use during interviews for 50+ job seekers. This webinar will not be recorded. Participants will receive a career guide after the session. Registration is required for this webinar- Click Here To Register

Monday, August 24, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm:  Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey for an interactive virtual workshop, ” Discovering Your Skills that Deliver Business Value.” Identify your top 3 hard and soft skills then be ready to discuss in mini-breakout sessions a story concept that connects your skills with the 4 categories of value 1) Profitability, 2) Productivity, 3) Employee Retention, or 4) Customer Satisfaction. Each group will pick one story concept to share with the group for collective feedback and learnings.   

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.

Monday, August 24, 2020, 6-7:30p Your Resume vs. Your LinkedIn Profile – What You Need to Know Is your resume communicating how you can help a prospective employer in the 15 seconds a hiring manager is going to look at it? Are the keywords in your LinkedIn profile strategically placed to improve your likelihood of being spotted by a recruiter? In this seminar,  Robert Hellmann, of  www.hellmannconsulting.com and author of Advanced LinkedIn, reviews actual client examples of successful resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Get the facts straight about what works, what doesn’t, and the important differences between these two essential mediums. In the process, you’ll learn how to craft a compelling resume and profile that will help you get and ace interviews. The discussion includes:• How to write powerful resume and LinkedIn profile bullets • Nine resume “do’s” and six resume “don’ts” that will debunk a lot myths and save you time • How to take maximum advantage of LinkedIn’s search algorithm, to improve the odds of a hiring manager spotting your profile • How to address common issues, like gaps in your resume, too-much or too-little experience, or job-hopping  • What you need to know about adapting your resume for your LinkedIn profile  Registration is required for this webinar- Click Here to Register  

Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:30 pm NYPL Career Coaches Share Tips & Advice for Job Seekers 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.

A panel of NYPL Career Coaches share best practices for a job search and their perspectives on what to consider when conducting a job search campaign in the current market. The discussion includes:- How to look for companies that hire and who is hiring- What are the employers looking for in candidates- Best way to network now for the future- How to prepare for interviews- We are also reserving the end of the session for Q&A Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Presented by NYPL Career Coaches: Kathy Fanning, Jessica Rodriguez & Louisa Tatum

Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00 pm NHN presents a zoom meeting, ‘19 Roadblocks to Effective 1-way Video Interviewing’  by Donna Hook. As a long-time Fortune 100, IT professional Donna Hook understands the daily threats to job security and the immense pressure of being downsized. She, herself, was laid off in 2014 and more recently, experienced frequent uncertainty about her own employment. She vowed never to look at job layoffs quite the same way.  Donna’s also a long-time member of Toastmasters International and a certified Life Coach.  She’s committed to helping job seekers, and those with a fear of public speaking, gain the confidence and skill necessary to interview effectively. She’s looking forward to sharing her own lessons learned with you on the ’19 Roadblocks to Effective 1-way Video Interviewing.’ Anyone interested in this session 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 the Library’s web site, open the tab entitled “Adult” and scroll to the presentation to register. 3.  Go the tab Library’s web site, open the tab entitled “Calendar” and then “Click here for the full calendar of programs”.  Scroll to the appropriate month and place your cursor over the day and title of the presentation to register. 

Monday, 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.” Cynthia brings the compensation conversation out in the open, offering basic tactics to guide you through the process. Cynthia is a Salary Transparency Maven, Career Coach, and Recruitment Expert. 

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.

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/

Saturday, September 12, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “So, Tell Me about Yourself” presented by Alex Freund. You know it is 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? Such a simple request, but one fraught with peril. The air that just got sucked out of the room slowly returns while your panic continues to escalate, and still, you’re fumbling for a response. Now imagine that you actually looking forward to having this be your first interview question. It’s the question that can be a make or break and set the tone for the rest of the interview. Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, will pull the curtain back and guide you in how to respond so that hiring managers are impressed and therefore left wanting to know more about you. In this seminar, you will: Learn where the power lies behind this question. Understand the hiring manager’s motivations behind this question. Go to www.thebreakfastclcubNJ.com ,’about the meeting’ on the Monthly Meeting page.

 

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

 

 

 

Virtual Networking Meetings 8/9/2020 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community:

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Photo credit to Stuart Miles

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 add transitiongroups@gmail.com to the upcoming events distribution list.

Recurring Meetings

Sundays from 9:00 – 9:30 am: George Pace, an IT Technology Leader, in Partnership with The Breakfast Club NJ, 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.

Mondays at 4:00 pmLearn From Latman Series (Marty Latman and the Bergen FENG). Register at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) will host Zoom meetings led by Tony Calabrese, of AbsoluteTransitions, LLC. 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.

Second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) hosts a meeting. https://northernfp.wordpress.com/about-us/

Every Wednesday at 9:30, Professional Services Group Morris County (PSGMC) hosts 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, email Dale at dfavia@optonline.net for Zoom Meeting ID and Password. http://www.psgmc.org/

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

Second Wednesday of each month at 7:15, the Hillsdale Career Networking Group hosts a networking meeting. https://groups.io/g/hillsdalecareernetworkinggroup

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month The Northwest New Jersey Career Club (NWNJCC) led by Nancy Mackowiak, will meet to discuss current job search issues and challenges. To join the meeting, join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/NWNJCC

Every Thursday at 1:30pm, The New Start Career Network (NSCN) hosts an 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 nscn@ejb.rutgers.edu.

The first Thursday and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pmThe Bergen Chapter of the FENG hosts a networking meeting.

Register at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Every Friday at 10:00am, The Professional Service Group (PSG) of Mercer County hosts a virtual meeting. They provide relevant speakers to help with your job search, as well as provide a forum to networks. Meetings are always free, open to all, and do NOT require advanced registration. Details can be found at https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/event-calendar.html.

  First and Third Saturday of each month at 8:30 amCareers In Transition (CIT) hosts a networking meeting. (No meeting on Sept 5th)

https://www.meetup.com/Careers-in-Transition-CIT-Short-Hills/ or https://www.christchurchshorthills.org/parish-life/church-fellowship/careers-in-transition1/

Second Saturday of each month at 8:30 amThe Breakfast Club NJ hosts a networking meeting.

http://thebreakfastclubnj.com/ or https://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/

Additional Networking Meetings

Monday, August 10th 4:00 pmBergen FENG – Marty Latman – Learn From Latman Series – “Networking Remotely in Today’s Changing World”

  • Do you feel isolated and alone?
  • Has your job search come to a screeching halt?
  • How do you network when you are separated from people?
  • How are you adjusting to the “new Normal”?

Register at www.thefeng..org under chapter meetings.

Tuesday, August 11th from 1:30–2:30 pm

Lisa Rangel, Founder and Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes, will present: How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster. During this Webinar training you will learn:

  • Important new information regarding LinkedIn’s recent desktop layout makeover
  • Why the profile you currently have is costing you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, in lost income and what you need to do to fix it and put forth the right image that garners higher compensation
  • Three proven techniques to increase your profile’s visibility on LinkedIn
  • Three little known ways to find leads and opportunity using LinkedIn that generate the interviews you want
  • Six tactics to write an engaging profile that will have hiring managers wanting to call you for interviews that are right for you

Register at here:  

Tuesday August 11th 7:00 pm Career Wake Up Call
Absolutely Abby presents Meet the Author – Emily Ransone

Learn about Emily’s story and why she wrote “Growth Junkies Unite.”

  • What a Growth Junkie is and why you might choose to become one
  • What a superpower is and how it relates to emotional intelligence
  • Why accountability is so critical to be a foundation of your everyday life
  • The benefits of servant leadership and how it changes you.

Save your seat for this online event now: https://GrowthJunkiesUnite.com/register/

Tuesday, August 11th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) presents an elevator speech workshop. John Barry will provide a worksheet and discuss the 6 key steps in creating an elevator speech. The attendees will have the opportunity to practice their elevator speech and connect on any potential leads. Meet and network with peers, managers, and professionals. To request the zoom link for the elevator speech workshop, please email john@itechcp.com. NFP meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. https://northernfp.wordpress.com/about-us/

Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 pm, Emmaus Work Connectors (EWC) hosts an open networking meeting. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/yC5iAnMCHbQjr27Y7

Tuesday, August 11th at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm New Jersey Jobseekers hosts an open meeting. Have an upcoming phone interview, want tips for better networking, or have a question about your resume? Let’s discuss this together.

https://www.gotomeet.me/DSchuchman/nj-jobseekers-august-11

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 793-216-957

Wednesday, August 12th 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm: The St. Patrick’s EARN (Employment Assistance & Resource Network) Networking Group hosts Damon Montal on Career Management in the age of COVID-19. Damon will explore different ways to process the career difficulties we may face during the time of COVID-19. He is a veteran of 20+ years in the Career Services industry, currently with Ayers Group.

For more details: http://www.migration.earnatstpats.com/

Wednesday, August 12th 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm, the Hillsdale Career Networking Group presents an Executive Panel Discussion. Several ‘C’ level executives will take questions that our members have submitted in advance about any and all aspects of the recruiting process. Hillsdale Career Networking Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

https://groups.io/g/hillsdalecareernetworkinggroup

Thursday August 13th 1:30–2:30 pm

Lisa Rangel, Founder and Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes, will present: How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster. During this Webinar training you will learn:

  • Important new information regarding LinkedIn’s recent desktop layout makeover
  • Why the profile you currently have is costing you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, in lost income and what you need to do to fix it and put forth the right image that garners higher compensation
  • Three proven techniques to increase your profile’s visibility on LinkedIn
  • Three little known ways to find leads and opportunity using LinkedIn that generate the interviews you want
  • Six tactics to write an engaging profile that will have hiring managers wanting to call you for interviews that are right for you

Register at here:  

 Thursday, August 13th 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) presents ‘‘If you don’t have focus, you don’t have game’ by Janelle Razzino. You’re focusing on the position you want–and working toward that goal to make it happen. But it’s easier to get your game on if you know what to target:

  • What position do you want? Are you doing the right things to get there?
  • Aim high–not low. Are you applying or asking for the right level position?
  • What is your everyday mission statement?

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdOiqrzgpG9WwID4rUJrUyEB39xYq12e6

Saturday, August 15th 8:30 am – Careers In Transition (CIT)

We will still start with 15 second pitches followed by a group discussion and break-out for resume review.

CIT meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month (No meeting on Sept 5th)

 Monday, August 17th 4:00 pmBergen FENG – Join Marty Latman as he discusses a topic all people in-transition struggle with as he presents “In-Transition – Now What do I do?” Attendees at all levels will learn about the obstacles they need to overcome during this period to succeed, the methods they need to use to change their situation and ways to make being in-transition a productive, meaningful and positive time in their lives. Register at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Wednesday August 19th noon NJLAP’s Networkers Without Borders Presents “Optimizing Your Career: How a Holistic Understanding of Yourself Allows You to Adapt Your Career with Intention and Purpose”. Dr. Rosemarie Manfredi will review the factors and traits that contribute to finding a good person-occupation match, using The Highlands Whole Person Model for making career decisions.

Register here https://njlap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BR_pNCJgSJWJe3NkWjHRpw

Wednesday August 19th 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm John Haldley and Marty Latman present ‘3 Greatest Job Search Challenges Today’

The $30.00 fee includes raffle for two complementary “Jump Start Your Career Search” sessions. Register here: https://www.mcssl.com/SecureCart/ViewCart.aspx?mid=55A47E77-D47D-40E1-A717-D810AFB14DDF&sctoken=76bc3d0ea2d746409ef1436604f47282&bhjs=1&bhqs=1

Wednesday August 19th 6:30 pm Bergen FENG – Joey Himelfarb presents “Selling Yourself”

  • Have you ever had to convince your colleagues, department heads, or company executives to try a different tactic in acquiring new business?
  • Ever tried to get your customers to buy your stuff?
  • Ever tried to get your kids to behave a certain way?
  • Ever go on a job interview?

Join us for a thought provoking, highly interactive, and entertaining program that will demystify your views of selling and help you to better sell yourself. Register at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

The Bergen Chapter of the FENG meets on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of every month

Thursday, August 20th noon – 1:30 pm The New York Science, Industry and Business Library presents “Interviewing at 50+: How to Prepare and Present”

In addition to demonstrating competencies and successful performance, 50+ candidates must get past implicit age bias. Often without being aware of it, those making hiring decisions fail to see the value of those at 50+. Consequently, the 50+ job seeker must develop powerful responses that address the “overqualified “and “overpriced” barriers with carefully chosen language (choice points). Join us to hear from Dr. Rita Carey as she illustrates the best language to use during interviews for 50+ job seekers. Participants will receive a career guide after the session.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interviewing-at-50-how-to-prepare-and-present-registration-115512104815

Monday, August 24th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm The New York Science, Industry and Business Library presents “Your Resume vs. Your LinkedIn Profile” – Robert Hellmann, of www.hellmannconsulting.com and author of Advanced LinkedIn, reviews actual client examples of successful resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Get the facts straight about what works, what doesn’t, and the important differences between these two essential mediums. In the process, you’ll learn how to craft a compelling resume and profile that will help you get and ace interviews.

  • How to write powerful resume and LinkedIn profile bullets
  • Nine resume “do’s” and six resume “don’ts” that will debunk a lot myths and save you time
  • How to take maximum advantage of LinkedIn’s search algorithm, to improve the odds of a hiring manager spotting your profile
  • How to address common issues, like gaps in your resume, too-much or too-little experience, or job-hopping
  • What you need to know about adapting your resume for your LinkedIn profile

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-resume-vs-your-linkedin-profile-what-you-need-to-know-registration-115522289277

Thursday, August 27th 1:30 pm The New York Science, Industry and Business Library – Career Coaches (Kathy Fanning, Jessica Rodriguez & Louisa Tatum) share “Tips & Advice for Job Seekers”. A panel of NYPL Career Coaches share best practices for a job search and their perspectives on what to consider when conducting a job search campaign in the current market.

  • How to look for companies that hire and who is hiring
  • What are the employers looking for in candidates
  • Best way to network now for the future
  • How to prepare for interviews

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nypl-career-coaches-share-tips-advice-for-job-seekers-registration-115761576993

Tuesday, September 1st 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/

Saturday, September 12th 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “So, Tell Me about Yourself”

Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, will pull the curtain back and guide you in how to respond so that hiring managers are impressed and therefore left wanting to know more about you. In this seminar, you will: Learn where the power lies behind this More information can be found at www.thebreakfastclcubNJ.com

 Pre-Recorded Podcasts

 The New York Science, Industry and Business Library

http://www.nypl.org/node/90324.

Westport Public Library

http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/searchresults?podcast_terms=jobseeker.

Microcasts featuring Win Sheffield

www.winsheffield.com/podcasts.

‘Keeping Your Career on Track During the COVID-19 Pandemic’

https://careerwakeupcalls.com/replay-2703/.

Email Abby Kohut at join@absolutelyabby.com to be added to future events.

PSG of Mercer County 35 eLearning sites.

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

Future Event Information

 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.

 

Virtual Networking Meetings 8/2/2020 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community:

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Tri State networking Groupsp

Virtual relationship development

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

Monday, August 3, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm:  Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey’s first in a series of virtual workshops, “Empowering Your Personal Commercials. ”  The workshop starts at 10 am with attendees sharing their 15-second commercials with the group. We’ll break into smaller groups to practice our 90-second “Tell Me About Yourself” statement, getting feedback, information, and advice while growing and cultivating your LinkedIn network connections.   

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.

8/3/20 – BergenFENG – Marty Latman – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – “Am I Managing My Career Successfully? – What’s the Plan?” Do you just have a job or do you have a career? Do you expect to gain maximum success and happiness in your current position? Are you working lots of hours and finding the financial rewards and happiness you expected? Do you have a Career Plan? You are responsible for the management of your career. Are you really managing it? Please join Marty Latman as he discusses “Am I Managing my Career Successfully? What’s the Plan?” In his presentation, Marty will provide you with a roadmap to manage your career. He will discuss steps you need to take to successfully manage your career while enjoying it.

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2020: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM New Jersey Jobseekers is Back – Virtually! Attend NJ Jobseekers on August 4 to participate in a lively discussion where the topic is what you want to discuss. Have an upcoming phone interview, want tips for better networking, or have a question about your resume? Let’s discuss this together.Please join our Zoom meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://tcnj.zoom.us/j/94769412977

Meeting ID: 947 6941 2977

You can also dial in using your phone.

+1 (646) 558-8656

Wednesday, August 5 , 2020, 7:00 PM, Jewish Family Services will host John Hadley “interviewing In the COVID Era”. Open to the community, registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation.Contact me at John@JHACareers.com or 908-725-2437.

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, JVS presents ‘‘If you don’t have focus, you don’t have game’ by Janelle Razzino. You’re focusing on the position you want–and working toward that goal to make it happen. But it’s easier to get your game on if you know what to target:

What position do you want? Are you doing the right things to get there?

Aim high–not low. Are you applying or asking for the right level position?

What is your everyday mission statement?

 For more information, please contact Meryl Kanner at

862-704-2233 or click here .

Thursday, August 6th, 2020, 6.30pm to 8..30pm: The St. Patrick’s EARN Networking Group is holding a virtual Zoom meeting and presents Damon Montal with the topic: Career Management in the age of COVID-19. 

Damon Montal will help us explore different ways to process the career difficulties we may face during the time of COVID-19. He is a veteran of 20+ years in the Career Services industry, currently with Ayers Group, which is a division of Kelly Services. Damon will lead us through short- and long-term career planning strategies.. We will discuss how to align our focus and behaviors to achieve immediate and long-term career objectives. This is a webinar that focuses on the positives and methods to achieve success during a difficult process while in the middle of an unprecedented time. Pls use this link to register:  earn20200806.eventbrite.com. You will then receive the Zoom details on the day of the meeting. 

Thursday, 8/6/20 – BergenFENG -Paul Bailo – Virtual Meeting via Zoom 6:30pm – “Acing the Digital Interview”. Most interviews now begin with a virtual interview. Learn how to put yourself in the best light and set the stage for success. Join us as Paul J. Bailo, CEO of Phone Interview Pro, a service for job seekers who want to perfect their virtual interview skills. Paul J. Bailo is the CEO of Phone Interview Pro – a service for job seekers who want to perfect their virtual interview skills. He is the author of “The Essential Digital Interview Handbook” and “The Essential Phone Interview Handbook”. He has been featured in such media as CNN Money.com, Yahoo Hot Jobs, Monster,com, CareerBuilder.com, USA Today, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report

Thur Aug 6th, 7:00-8:00pm Central time NSENG presents a 60-min webinar:  “HOW TO SPEAK WITH GREATER CONFIDENCE DURING JOB INTERVIEWS” (registration includes access to the webinar recording whether your attend or not) Cost is $20.00.  Speaker: Eliot Shapiro, co-founder of EMS Communications (www.presentationtrainers.com)

PLEASE REGISTER BY 6:30PM on Aug 6th TO JOIN THE LIVE SESSION. It is against the terms and conditions of this purchase to share the recording or the link with anyone else. Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar. You get access to the recording whether you attend the webinar or not.

Saturday, August 8th, from 8:00 am – 10:00 am: The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: ‘“Blockchain 101: An Overview’ presented by Lindsley D. Medlin, Jr.

 (virtual meeting). Details for meeting sign on are located at: www.thebreakfastclubnj.com Join us on Meetup.com at: http://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ to RSVP for the meeting. 

For sign on details, go to www.thebreakfastclubnj.com.

Monday, 8/10/20 – BergenFENG Marty Latman – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “Networking Remotely in Today’s Changing World” – 4:00pm Do you feel isolated and alone? Has your job search come to a screeching halt? How do you network when you are separated from people? Things we used to do to network and find a new position have changed very rapidly during the span of several months. What was considered normal at the beginning of 2020 may be forever changed due to the Covid-19. How are you adjusting to the “new Normal”? How do you remedy this situation? Please join Marty Latman on August 10, 2020 as he discusses  ”Networking Remotely in Today’s Changing World”.. Marty will discuss the things you need to do today to find the job you are searching for. Please register for all meetings at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) Presents a zoom meeting for an elevator speech workshop. This is a free network group, run for people looking for new opportunities or interested in professional development. Please join us for an elevator speech workshop where John Barry will provide a worksheet and discuss the 6 key steps in creating an elevator speech. The attendees will have the opportunity to practice their elevator speech and connect on any potential leads. Meet and network with peers, managers, and professionals. To request the zoom link for the elevator speech workshop,  please email john@itechcp.com.  Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, the Hillsdale Career Networking Group presents an Executive Panel Discussion every year at our August meeting. The agenda is simple. We don’t do our normal presentations, but, instead, several ‘C’ level executives take questions that our members have submitted in advance about any and all aspects of the recruiting process. It is always our most popular and well-attended meeting (you may recall that last year, we squeezed over 160 people into our St. John’s meeting room) and, despite some dramatically different logistics this year, we are excited to be able to conduct this meeting again on Wednesday, August 12.There are two very important things I specifically want to highlight in this note:First, I am delighted to report that we will be conducting this call via Zoom. The meeting ID and passcode will be distributed in advance of the meeting. We are very optimistic about the quality of the tool and we’re looking forward to far fewer technical issues this month.Second, and most important, we need your questions! The primary value of a meeting like this is that the executives will address issues that are on YOUR minds. Any question on any topic related to the job search process is fair game. Feel free to ask ANYTHING about ANYTHING that bothers you.We’ll collect your questions in the same way we always have. Send me whatever questions you have on any topic. Multiple questions are fine. I will organize all the questions into general categories to help facilitate a cohesive discussion and we will distribute them to our speakers for their review a few days ahead of the meeting.In order to give me time to organize the questions and send them out to our panelists, please send me your questions NO LATER THAN MONDAY, AUGUST 3. We look forward to speaking with you on August 12. If anyone has any questions, please let me know. Thanks.Gary Gabacciaggabaccia@gmail.com

Monday, 8/17/20 –BergenFENG- Marty Latman – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – “In- transition Now What do I do? 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? How do you get back into the “game”? How do you change this negative situation into a positive experience? Please join Marty Latman on August 17, 2020 as he discusses a topic all people in-transition struggle with as he presents “In-Transition – Now What do I do?” Attendees at all levels will learn about the obstacles they need to overcome during this period to succeed, the methods they need to use to change their situation and ways to make being in-transition a productive, meaningful and positive time in their lives. Marty Latman, called by many people as the “Best Networker” they know, is a People Helper and Match Maker.. He is the Executive Director of Latman Advisory Services LLC. From professional career coaching and development to business consulting to financial advisement, Latman Advisory Services is dedicated to helping you achieve your personal or business goals. Marty takes a collaborative approach as he works closely to meet the unique needs and goals of each client.Please register for all meetings at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

8/19/20 – BergenFENG – Joey Himelfarb – Virtual Meeting via Zoom 6:30pm – “Selling Yourself” Aristotle believed an important skill any person could have was the ability to influence. Have you ever had to convince your colleagues, department heads, or company executives to try a different tactic in acquiring new business? Ever tried to get your customers to buy your stuff? Ever tried to get your kids to behave a certain way? Ever go on a job interview? Join us for a thought provoking, highly interactive, and entertaining program that will demystify your views of selling and help you to better sell yourself. With a blank white board or flip chart, 2 different colored markers, and an audience thirsting for knowledge, you will:

Discover how you can apply selling theories and techniques to help you land the job you desire. (Hint: no rocket science involved, but Rocket Scientists can surely benefit.) 

Hear new ideas about old sales strategies that focus your attention on getting hiring managers to consider you for the job you want. (Make them wonder how they ever got along without you.) Please register for all meetings at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings..

Pre-Recorded Podcasts

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