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January 2020 Networking Events

Wednesday, January 1 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Members of the Tri State Transition Community:

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Listed below are the upcoming Networking Events for January 2020. All meetings are open to the public, plus you are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend.  In addition, almost all of these meetings are free and less than an hour’s drive from your home, so they are convenient to attend. Plus, you will make new friends at these meetings.

For the recent or long term unemployed, you are not alone in your job search process. The Transition Support Community is here to help you.  Just look at the large number of organizations listed below that have assorted meetings to teach you the skills and networking techniques needed to find and land the position you are seeking.

Many of these organizations offer networking meetings that convene monthly, semi-monthly, or weekly. Try to attend at least one or two meetings a week. Many of these groups meet in the evening, so it will not take time away from your daily job search activities. Plus, they have interesting speakers who offer valuable tips on: 1) Resume preparation, 2) Effective job search techniques, 3) Interviewing, 4) Post Interview Follow-up, 5) LinkedIn, 6) Branding, 7) Time Management, and various other helpful job search related topics.

Please review this entire list of networking events, it will give you a good idea of the things you need to know and do when searching and interviewing for an open position and may help you decide which meetings you need to attend.

Think of these meetings as opportunities, sort of like going to school, to learn something that can reduce your time in transition by gaining knowledge in job search and interviewing skills needed to excel and standout from your competition.

Also, in order to maximize your network, try to attend meetings in different geographical areas, but especially in towns where you are targeting companies that you would like to work for. Not only will you learn valuable job search skills, but greatly expand your circle of friends. Who knows, the person you meet at one of these networking events may be able to introduce you to a hiring manager at one of your target companies.

In a recent article by Eli Amdur, a career coach and columnist for the Bergen Record stated that Career skills are as important as or even more important that job skills. In most cases, the job will go not to the candidate who knows most about the job, but to the candidate who knows most about getting hired.  This is why attending the meetings below are critical; so you can learn the skills needed to excel and standout from your competition.

In traveling to these events, consider carpooling. Not only will it reduce the cost of driving there, but the friendly conversation will make the ride seem to go much faster. Most importantly, traveling with a friend will encourage both of you to attend and not disappoint each other by canceling out on the meeting.

Most of these meetings held in public meeting facilities, such as Libraries, Church and School Auditoriums, YMCA’s, Hotels and Office Buildings, so just about all are handicap accessible.

For a list of networking groups in your target areas, check out Alex Freund’s The Landing Expert List at https://www.landingexpert.com/landing-expert-list-search-location/. This outstanding compilation of both Small Job Search Work Teams and Larger Networking Groups allows you to search and explore a number of such groups sorted by names or distance from your location including driving directions.  Make it a point to join a few groups in your area; what you learn at these meetings will definitely help shorten your time in transition. It is common that at such meetings the agenda will include a presenter on a topic suitable for people in transition followed by open networking where you meet other people willing to guide you, share information, and even provide you leads and introductions.  If you know of newly started job search networking groups, please contact Alex at Alex@landingexpert.com to be added to this dynamic list or encourage the group leader to add his or her group’s contact information via the following link: http://tinyurl.com/nyebbs7.

In addition to the great in-person meetings listed below, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7 on-line, when time allows.  Three libraries that I know about that offer these services are: 1) The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, which are available at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324, 2) The Westport CT. Public Library, which is available at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/search-results?podcast_terms=jobseeker, and the Fairfield Connecticut Public Library at: http://www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/Podcasts/Jobs/podcasts-jobs2010.htm.  This is a time saving and cost effective way of seeing a great presentation, from the comfort and convenience of your home. Isn’t technology great.

I created a Yahoo group for anyone to join and receive my list of Upcoming Networking Events. You will have to create a Yahoo profile if you do not already have one, but it is free, as is this entire service, and pretty easy to do. To subscribe to the Upcoming Networking Events group, follow these instructions, which are really quite simple:

When you click on the link, it will open an email for you with that address as the addressee. You do not have to add anything else; just hit send. Then you may get a confirmation back asking if you really want to subscribe to this group. Click on the appropriate link and it will take you into Yahoo. Then you can click on “Join The Group“, which, is called the Upcoming_Networking_ Events. Once you have subscribed, any message that I send to this Yahoo Group will automatically be sent to you. It is as simple as that.

For your information, at the beginning of each month, I publish a wide-ranging compendium of Upcoming Networking Events, covering the tristate area, so attendees can make plans with their friends, decide which events they would like to attend, and make carpool arrangements. Then each week, I update the list with last minute additions and send out a reminder to all for their information.

Please help me help you.  It would be most appreciated if your group would send me their upcoming meeting information, so I can add it to my list. Also, if any presenter would like to send me their list of speaking engagements, on a transition related topic, I would be most glad to add it also.  This is free publicity, reaching about 15,000 individuals. So, take advantage of it, while simultaneously helping those in the Tri-State area find the help and support they need to shorten their time in transition.

I noticed that some groups wait until the last minute to post their meeting information on their websites. Unfortunately, this practice leads to minimal attendance. Also, speakers do not want to talk to half empty rooms and may be reluctant to accept an invitation from your group.  To fill all your seats, post your upcoming meetings as far in advance as possible on your website to generate interest and encourage members to make plans with their friends to attend. After all, you do not need an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University to realize how free advanced publicity can benefit your group.

Please review this entire list of networking events, it will give you a good idea of the things you need to know and do when searching and interviewing for an open position and may help you decide which meetings you need to attend.

There is an old saying that you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink. The same goes here. Now that you know about these great opportunities to help shorten your time in transition, will you attend the meetings and take advantage of helpful advice they offer?

Thank you and Happy New Year,

Tom Donohue

a83td@aol.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/tcdonohue

 

January 2020 Networking Events 

Sundays, from 8:00 – 9:00 am. Every Sunday morning tune into Your Career is Calling on 107.7 FM, The Bronc, an on-campus radio station at Rider University.  Host Wanda Ellet brings you the best career advice, no matter what stage your career is in. Whether you are in transition, looking for a better opportunity, or even a college student, Your Career is Calling has you covered.  Nearly every single week, they are joined by a special guest to cover a unique topic.  Don’t forget to tune into 107.7 FM The Bronc, http://www.1077thebronc.com/ or 107.7 The Bronc’s free Android and IPhone Apps.  Listeners can reach the studio with their questions at 1-877-900-1077.  In addition, interesting previous episodes are available at: http://comm.rider.edu/thebronc/?page_id=356.

Mondays, from 9:00 – 10:00 pm. Call in your job search questions every Monday night to a live Radio Show titled: Own Your Career hosted by Rod Colon, on Blogtalk Radiohttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/ownyourcareer. Dial 1-347-857-3320 with your questions to get proven guidance from the # 1 career coach in the United States, specialized in the 7 Step Job Search and author of the book Win The Race For 21st Century Jobs. Get free coaching with challenges you encounter steering your career in the rough seas of the 21st century job market.

In addition to the great meetings listed below, check out these Neighbors-helping-Neighbors websites at: http://neighbors-helping-neighbors.com or www.nhnusa.org, www.helping-women.org, and www.helping-veterans.org for additional meetings.

Thursday, January 2nd, from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special meeting titled: Twitter Basics. Do you tweet? Learn how to join the conversation by sharing photos, videos, and short messages with other users around the world. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Friday, January 3rd, from 9:30 – 11:30 am: The Jenkintown Career Networking Group will host Michael Chiappinelli, a Financial Planner and Senior Vice President with Karr Barth Associates/AXA Advisors, who will give a presentation titled: Networking For Career Change. Many successful people find themselves in a career transition. This often involves rethinking how we approach our next career opportunity. The process can be frustrating and take longer than we anticipated. Michael will relate his experience in changing careers from a corporate leader of technology and business improvement processes to a financial planner in a step by step, easy to follow and implement guide. This program will help people understand how to take control of the search process. By taking a business approach to your job search, we identify ways to make your search more productive. This is particularly helpful if you are considering a career change. In this stirring, thought-provoking and motivational session you will learn:

  • How to create a business plan for your job search.
  • How to define what it is you are selling.
  • How to identify and build potential advocates to help your search process.
  • How to develop and create marketing and networking plans to expand your network.
  • How to properly use your network to locate information, opportunities and introductions.

At the end of the session, you will have a much better idea on organizing a job search, with building a roadmap to finding information about companies, careers and opportunities as well as developing a structure for more effective networking and introductions. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Please register at: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/dwqfsqyzqbjb/. The meeting is at the William Jeanes Memorial Library, 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hills, PA. 19444 

Friday, January 3rd, from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Professional Service Group of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library will co-host  David Schuchman, Information Technology Consultant and Executive Chair of PSG of Mercer County, who will give a presentation titled: Uncover the Hidden Job Market.  This presentation informs attendees that up to 70% of open positions are not actively published (as per several sources), and why employers often use non-published ways of finding professional talent. We discuss ways to begin to overcome this challenge in order to be exposed to more professional opportunities. Please visit the PSG of Mercer County website to learn more about the numerous free resources available there. The meeting will be held at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542. 

Friday, January 3rd, from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Amy Spelman, A facilitator and coach, who will give a presentation titled: New Year, New Job: How to Network Like a Pro.  Networking – it can make even the most extroverted person feel uncomfortable. Why has such a fundamental component of business become cringe-worthy? Done correctly, networking doesn’t have to be awkward; in fact, when done the right way, it will supercharge your job search. Amy will discuss pro-tips for networking for both in-person and online with an emphasis on LinkedIn. Bring your questions. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. 

Friday, January 3rd, from 3:30 – 5:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Sherry Natkow, who will give a presentation titled: Thinking of a Career Change.  This workshop is most appropriate for adults who have had several different employers or at least 10 years of work experience. These days, workers are apt to change jobs frequently and many are taking the leap of switching careers or industries. Turn what could be a daunting ordeal into an invigorating inner journey of self-reflection.   Sherry takes you on a scenic journey of your own work history.  You will assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs. By looking backwards, you will move forward more thoughtfully and uncover new insights for a rewarding new career direction. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. 

Saturday, January 4th, from 8:30 – 11:00 am: Careers in Transition (CIT) meeting. 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. 

Monday, January 6th, from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Charlie Ahr and PSGCNJ Executive Directors, who will give a presentation titled: New Year, New Beginning, New You. This meeting is the equivalent to a State of Union address given by the Executive Chairperson, Charlie Ahr, and each of the Directors/Assistant Directors of the Marketing. Finance and Fund Raising, Training, Opportunity, Technology and Opportunity Committees. We will review the goals and accomplishments for 2019 and discuss the goals for 2020. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Additional information is available at: www.psgcnj.biz.  PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.

Monday, January 6th, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm: The Bergen Career Networking Community (BCNC) will host an evening of Informal Networking. Employed or seeking career opportunities; become involved in a dynamic professional networking community, essential in today’s economy for career development and professional success. Build relationships; expand your career and network by interacting with valuable and trusted contacts, sharing ideas, best practices, insights and perspectives in the marketplace. Attendees, please register at: https://bcnc86.eventbrite.com. The meeting is at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, in the Atrium Bar and Bistro, 1 International Boulevard, Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Tuesday, January 7th, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Free webinar featuring Lisa Rangel, president of Chameleon Resumes, who will give a presentation titled: How to Design a Powerful Resume to Land Six-Figure Job Interviews and Get the Offer.  Lisa will demonstrate:

  • How to structure your resume, taking into account what kind of information recruiters want to find, and where, and leaving out the fluff they don’t want to see.
  • What to replace on your current ineffective resume, and the exact words to use instead to fill your calendar with interviews.
  • Why recruiters ignore resume tasks and prefer resume RESULTS instead. Almost no one else does this, yet resumes that incorporate results, go straight to the top of the pile. This can be YOU.

Reserve your spot for the session of your choice at: https://bit.ly/res17920. 

Tuesday, January 7th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special meeting titled: Twitter Basics. Do you tweet? Learn how to join the conversation by sharing photos, videos, and short messages with other users around the world. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. 

Tuesday, January 7th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special session titled: Picture Yourself Online. Need a simple headshot to use online? Don’t have a digital camera to shoot one? Do you have photos but need something more professional for LinkedIn or other social media platforms? A professional photographer will take your picture in front of a white or colored backdrop. Photos will be optimized for online use and emailed to you in 6-12 business days. You will need a valid email address so that we can send you your photos when done. Dress to impress and put your best face forward.  First come, first served. No registration required. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. 

Tuesday, January 7th, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host a special Open Sharing and Networking Session. This is your opportunity to ask questions and to hear firsthand about successful, actionable strategies and tactics which you can apply right away to your personal job search. For more information contact Sylvia Velez at www.svelez@somersetcountyymca.org or 1-908-630-3530. The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. 

Wednesday, January 8th, from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon.  The Professional Service Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Bill LaChance; Principal, WJL Financial Advisors, who will give a presentation titled: Money Saving Strategies During a Career Transition. This presentation will cover a number of strategies to consider helping with cash flow during a career transition.  The focus will be on those strategies that may not be well known or understood.  Topics will include:  Medical Insurance through the Affordable Care Act, Tax implications of 401k/403b rollovers and withdrawals, Tax deductibility of job hunting expenses, Strategies to take advantage of lower marginal tax rates during a transition and potential adjustments to financial aid. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Additional information is available at: www.psgmc.org.  The meeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, January 8th, from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon.  The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Margaret Sweeney, founder of Career Mindfulness, who will give a presentation titled: Creating Resumes and Cover Letters That Work. Not sure if your resume should be one page or two? Are you wondering whether to include more than the past 10 years of experience? Or perhaps you need help telling your story in a concise way on your cover letter? Margaret provides answers to your questions and ideas on how to stop procrastinating and start writing. Join us at this session and walk away with some easy-to-follow steps to creating a compelling resume and cover letter. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. 

Wednesday, January 8th, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm: The Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: Social Media for People in Transition. In this workshop, you will transform your LinkedIn profile into a compelling marketing tool and discover how to use LinkedIn’s mechanisms and nuances to ramp up your marketing efforts opening the door to new opportunities. Alex will share specific marketing strategies and tactics you can use to maximize LinkedIn’s effectiveness, whether you seek to attract interest in you as the perfect job candidate, expand your professional footprint, build your street cred, or position yourself as the go to professional others seek out. Learn where the real power of the network is and how to market smarter, not harder. In this seminar, you will:

  • Examine the differences between and need for inbound and outbound marketing
  • Identify which profile elements are critical in boosting your LinkedIn marketing efforts
  • Learn the four questions that must be answered in your summary section
  • Discover the science behind posting on LinkedIn
  • Discover 15+ easy ways to create posts and using best practices

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. The meeting is at 550 East Swedesford Road, Wayne PA 19087

Wednesday, January 8th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Andy Limpus, Director of Talent Acquisition at Penske Media, who will give a presentation titled: Landing That Interview with a Media Company. Andy will discuss the latest hiring trends for media companies.  Based on his extensive experience learn what the hiring managers are looking for, what are the most desired skills in this job market, and how to best prepare your resume to secure an interview. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, January 8th, from 6:45 – 9:30 pm: The Hillsdale Career Resource Ministry Network Group will host Eli Amdur, a career coach and columnist for the Bergen Record, who will give a presentation titled: Looking At 2020 With 20/20 Vision.  This year will be crazy, with the presidential campaign already having its effect on things in general. And it’s not even out of first gear, not to mention the volatile stock market, international rumblings and ubiquitous uncertainty surrounding us.  That’s a lot to see through and around, but see clearly we must. This coming year, 2020, will be the wildest, craziest year for the job market in a long time, making it mandatory that we see things clearly. We must think critically, challenge what we’re taking in, separate the wheat (data) from the chaff (what others want us to believe), identify reliable sources of information and dependable sources of advice, and think twice before acting once. Eli will discuss how clear vision will ensure clear decisions, which, in turn, will bear good outcomes. If we do, it should be a fabulous year. If we don’t…  In addition, Al Rojas will be with us to take your LinkedIn Profile Picture. Al’s fee is $25. Please come professionally dressed for photographs. Feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. For additional information, contact: John Carvelli at 1-201-995-7895, john.carvelli@pimco.com, or Janelle Razzino at janelle@razzinoassociates.com or 1-201-722-3111.  The meeting is at St. John the Baptist Church, in the Parish Center, at 69 Valley Road, Hillsdale NJ 07642.

Wednesday, January 8th, from 7:30 – 9:15 pm: Job Seekers of Montclair will host Roy Schmidt, who will give a presentation titled: Coping with Change.  We all need strategies for coping with the difficult, painful and confusing times in our lives, times when things change.  Few of us ever really stop to reflect on the waves of change we experience. We do not really know how to move through changes. We try to adjust quickly—move on—get over it and do not permit ourselves to feel the emotions that accompany change. At this meeting, learn to: 1) Understanding your feelings, 2) Cope with stress, 3) Gain control, and 4) Explore opportunities for growth. Additional information is available at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/.  The meeting is at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

Wednesday, January 8th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: GenY Networking Group will host: Speaker and Topic to be Determined. The group meets twice monthly on Wednesdays. For additional information or to register, please contact Joe Finazzo at joseph.finazzo@yahoo.com. The meeting is at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Wednesday, January 8th, from 7:30 – 9:15 pm: Job Seekers of Montclair will host Roy Schmidt who will give a presentation titled: Coping with Change.  We all need strategies for coping with the difficult, painful and confusing times in our lives, times when things change.  Few of us ever really stop to reflect on the waves of change we experience. We do not really know how to move through changes. We try to adjust quickly—move on—get over it and do not permit ourselves to feel the emotions that accompany change. At this meeting, learn to: 1) Understanding your feelings, 2) Cope with stress, 3) Gain control, and 4) Explore opportunities for growth. Additional information is available at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/.  The meeting is at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

Thursday, January 9th, from 9:30 – 11:30 am: Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of New Jersey will host Gerard Raho, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, and Ellen Robertson, a Certified Integrative Health and Wellness Specialist, who will give a presentation titled: Coping With The Challenges of Unemployment. Let’s face it: being unemployed is HARD. It takes a toll on your finances, and on your well-being. This month’s Job-Seekers Workshop features not one, but TWO, subject matter experts to help you navigate the challenges of what can be a protracted career transition. Workshop Take-a-ways: The 401(K) options that is available to you and their pros and cons. How you should think of your investments in terms of meeting your budgetary needs, and special situations where you can tap into your retirement assets penalty-free. Plus: Understand how Stress can affect your overall health and well-being. Tools to help manage stress, improve sleep, increase energy and build resilience. Learn how to integrate these techniques into your daily self-care practices. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. To register, e-mail Meryl Kanner at mkanner@jvsnj.org. In case of inclement weather, please call 1-973-674-6330 after 7:30 am. The meeting is at the Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany, NJ 07981.  Turn right at the sign for Swim Quest Athletic.

Thursday, January 9th, from 9:30 – 11:30 am: The Jenkintown Career Networking Group will host Leslie Segarnick, a recruitment expert, who will give a presentation titled: Responses To Interview Questions Designed To Destroy You. Job interviews are dreadful things. Most job seekers refer to it as the worst part of the job search. Unfortunately, it is the most important part. Awesome resume and cover letter might get you an interview, but once you have to look the recruiters in the eye and convince them to hire you, it’s easy to lose your nerve. During those sessions I have noticed over a dozen observations to responses to interview questions that need improvement to help the interviewee leave a lasting impression. The goal of this presentation is to share those observations and to help distinguish you from your competition. The number one answer to the question that has to change is “Why did you leave your last position?” Join Les to discover the answer you may not be using and you will learn:

  • How to ask for the job.
  • The correct response when the interviewer asks: Do you have any questions for me?
  • The only 3 reasons you are being hired for the position.
  • The correct response to Why do you want to join my company?
  • The Elevator Speech discussed as you never heard it before.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Please register at: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/dwqfsqyzgbqb/. The meeting is at the William Jeanes Memorial Library, 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hills, PA. 19444  

Thursday, January 9th, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Free webinar featuring Lisa Rangel, president of Chameleon Resumes, who will give a presentation titled: How to Design a Powerful Resume to Land Six-Figure Job Interviews and Get the Offer.  Lisa will demonstrate:

  • How to structure your resume, taking into account what kind of information recruiters want to find, and where, and leaving out the fluff they don’t want to see.
  • What to replace on your current ineffective resume, and the exact words to use instead to fill your calendar with interviews.
  • Why recruiters ignore resume tasks and prefer resume RESULTS instead. Almost no one else does this, yet resumes that incorporate results, go straight to the top of the pile. This can be YOU.

Reserve your spot for the session of your choice at: https://bit.ly/res17920. 

Thursday, January 9th, from 3:15 – 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special meeting titled: Business Plan Research Workshop.  This workshop provides research guidance specifically tailored to your particular business plan. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, January 9th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Bonnie Bowes, Director, Fixed Income Regulation at FINRA, who will give a presentation titled: What the Financial Industry Does and How It Works: Terminology, Concepts, and Key Issues. Bonnie will explain the importance of capital formation, the roles of broker/dealers, investment bankers, portfolio managers, and other investment professionals. In addition, get an introduction to derivative securities. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. 

Thursday, January 9th, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm: St. Patrick’s EARN (Employment Assistance and Resource Network) will host Ed Zebzda, co-founder and chairperson of the Westchester Chapter of The Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG), who will give a presentation titled: Focusing Your Job Search. We will hear about the power of Focus and Purpose in your job search, and how to start with, and keep the big picture in the center of your mind. The group meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month, pending holidays, and there is no cost to attend. Visit EARNatStPats.com for more information. The meeting is at Saint Patrick’s Parish Center (Lower Level of the New Church), 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. 

Friday, January 10th, from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Professional Service Group of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library will co-host Susan Wilk, who will give a presentation titled: Cultivating Calm in the New Year. Taking care of ourselves is always important. Yet when we are in transition, we often overlook or postpone taking care of ourselves. Transition can stir up feelings of uncertainty, worry, and insecurity, and this is when self-care is critical. Meditation covers a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional bases of self-care. Join Susan Wilk of No Place Like Aum, LLC and learn how a regular practice of meditation of just minutes a day provides a wide range of documented benefits. Susan will introduce us to meditation’s benefits and simple techniques we can use to release stress and improve overall well-being in transition and beyond. Please visit the PSG of Mercer County website to learn more about the numerous free resources available there. The meeting will be held at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Friday, January 10th, from 3:30 – 5:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Kaiser Fung, director of the Applied Analytics program at Columbia University, who will give a presentation titled: Learn How to Break Into the Data Science and Analytics Careers. Data science and analytics is one sector of the job market that bucked the great recession. CEOs everywhere are urgently building data and analytics teams to cope with the world of Big Data. A leading jobs website estimated that the number of data analytics jobs quadrupled in the last six years.  In this talk, Kaiser provides insights, tips, and educational recommendations to help you break into these fast-growing career paths. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Saturday, January 11th, from 7:30 – 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host George Pace, an IT Technology Leader, who will presentation titled: The Future of Work, How will you Keep Pace.  The Future of Work continues to evolve, seemingly daily, which is one reason why there are so many questions about it. And as the potential disruption is so great, some companies have started formal efforts to establish their own Future of Work strategies to gain insights on potential organizational changes. But the challenge is even GREATER for the individual worker,  who needs to figure out how to Keep Pace with the Future of Work on their own, due in large part to a lack of specific or tangible guidance. Until now, in this brand new presentation for 2020, George will share his research and insights to date on the Future of Work, where he will cover:

  • The newly developed Keep Pace Future of Work Ecosystem 
  • Core Players of the Future of Work Ecosystem, which include:
    • The Individual
    • Society
    • Business
    • Technology 
  • The SKILLS intersection, there are 8, where we will discuss:
    • Future of Work Skills
    • Recommended activities to obtain those skills

There will also be a video surprise in the weeks prior to the presentation. So that you are alerted as to when those videos appear, you are encouraged to subscribe to George’s YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/keeppace Note: Optionally, for those interested in reading through supporting material prior to the presentation, visit: https://www.keeppace.com/2020-presentationreading Additional information is available at: http://thebreakfastclubnj.com/. Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Be sure to tell your friends and bring them along. There is a $10 fee at the door to cover the cost of the room. The meeting is at the Days Hotel Conference Center, 195 Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

Saturday, January 11th, from 9:45 – 11:45 am: My Career Transitions will host Michael Robinson, a corporate trainer and motivational speaker, who will give a presentation titled: Being and Presenting the Best You. The workforce is highly competitive, sophisticated, technology driven and customer focused with data analytics. It’s imperative that today’s job seeker is industry savvy, qualified, credentialed and achievement driven. This interactive/upbeat seminar will equip participants in career transition with practical tools to enhance their personal brand and confidence to become more effective and strategic in their employer engagement and targeted job search efforts. By attending this session, you will learn:

  • Employer expectations
  • Attributes of high talent employees
  • Top mistakes leaders make
  • Anatomy of an impressive resume and the T-Cover Letter
  • Expert job search tips

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. FYI, registration for this event will end at noon on Friday, January 10th. For more information please click here: http://www.mycareertransitions.com/. Please note that new member orientation starts at 8:30 am, in rooms 205-206. The meeting is at Penn State Great Valley Campus, 30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355, in Rooms 130 and 131, Main Building on the right. 

Monday, January 13th, from 7:00 am – 9:30 am: The Monday’s @ 7 Group will host Peggy Bud, a communication expert and founder of Speaking Skillfully, who will give a presentation titled: Speaking Skillfully: Key Attributes to Effective Communication. For additional information, check the group’s website at http://www.mondaysat7.org/ or send a message to: Mondaysseven@gmail.com. The meeting is at the Westport United Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880 (Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway).

Monday, January 13th, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (NNJ_PIT) will host Marc Strano, who will give a presentation titled: Resolutions, Beyond the Balloons and Confetti. Many of us will make resolutions for the upcoming 2020 New Year. Some of those resolutions will stick, while others will not. For the ones that do not, we often feel that if we are more motivated, or structured, or made ourselves feel guilty for not sticking to them, that we can do better. Marc says that it is more than that. We must find out what is standing in the way of our core desires. When we come to terms with those blocks and get past them, we move enthusiastically toward our desires instead of being stymied from achieving them. This session with Marc will be a great eye-opener for the upcoming year-end and for life in general. A schedule of upcoming meeting dates is available at: http://bit.ly/NNJ_PIT4. The group meets on generally alternating Mondays, except on library holidays. The companion online discussion forum/information archive/bulletin board/event calendar is available at: www.bit.ly/NNJ_PIT2. For additional information, please contact NNJ_PIT-owner@yahoogroups.com. The meetings are at Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Public Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040.

Monday, January 13th, from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host the PSGCNJ Committee Chairs, who will give a presentation titled: Beyond the Elevator Pitch, Getting to Know You. We all know our elevator pitches, but do you truly know each of the members of the organizations? Get to know your members and help them establish their job search goals for 2020. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Additional information is available at: www.psgcnj.biz.  PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. 

Tuesday, January 14th, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) will host a free workshop titled: Resume Writing Workshop and Clinic. Learn how to craft a strong resume summary and convey your competitive advantage by using C.A.R. (Challenge, Action, Result) stories. Help with resumes is available to attendees at the end of the workshop. For the schedule and to learn more about the organization and activities visit the website at: PSGNB.org. The workshops are held at the Kennedy branch of The Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Tuesday, January 14th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Elaine Pofeldt, a contributing writer for Forbes.com, and an independent journalist who specializes in small business, entrepreneurship and careers, who will give a presentation titled: The Million-Dollar One-Person Business – Part 1. The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. Elaine has been conducting extensive research and interviews with solopreneurs who have broken seven figures in revenue for their businesses. Her book The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business  has been dubbed as “the indispensable guide to earning a six-figure take-home income on your own terms.” In this presentation, featuring a panel of million-dollar business owners, Elaine will outline the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who’ve done it. She’ll explain how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue, something only larger small companies have done in the past. Both inspirational and practical, this talk will appeal to all who seek a great work-life and a great lifestyle. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Tuesday, January 14th, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Janelle Razzino – Executive Recruiter and President, Razzino Associates, who will give a presentation titled: Mediocre to Magnificent. We stop ourselves from achieving our full potential not because we aim too high and miss, but because we aim too low and HIT. What is the maximum level I want to achieve? What can I do to raise the ceiling? Is my commitment to growth and learning ongoing? In this evening’s presentation, Janelle will address motivation and resiliency in our lives and in the job search process. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. For more information contact Sylvia Velez at www.svelez@somersetcountyymca.org or 1-908-630-3530. The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. 

Wednesday, January 15th, from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon.  The Professional Service Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Mary Ann Kennedy, principal consultant at MAKHR Consulting, who will discuss her book titled: Finding The Right Job – A Step By Step Approach.  A successful job search is a full time job for those in transition. It takes a strategic and logical approach. This presentation will focus on the job search from not only the candidate perspective but from the corporate perspective. Mary Anne will provide insight as to what Corporations truly are looking for when filling open positions. Incorporated into this presentation will be the step by step approach to the job search, highlighting the importance of differentiating yourself in order to land the right job with the right organization and not just settle for a “job”. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Additional information is available at: www.psgmc.org.  The meeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, January 15th, from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Win Sheffield, a career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Career Finders Club Part. 1, Develop Your Brand, Share Your Story. In this interactive workshop, coach Win Sheffield shows you how to share your stories to engage the people you talk to, make your resume immediately appealing, and sell yourself in an interview. Learn how to:

  • Identify the messages you want to deliver
  • Learn techniques to deliver your message with clarity and purpose
  • Inspire confidence in your listener to understand your value to them

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. To benefit the most we recommend that you participate in all three-session, however, you can also attend them separately. Parts 2 and 3 are on: Wednesday, January 22nd at 10:30 AM: Tell Your Story On Your Resume and January 29th at 10:30 AM: Let Your Stories Sell You In Your Interview. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, January 15th, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, Author, Career Coach and Speaker, who will give a presentation titled: Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn and How To Use It In Your Job Search. John will discuss how to effectively build your LinkedIn network by expanding your contact list, networking through personal profiles, and utilizing it all in your job search. The discussion includes:

  • Your LinkedIn Profile and Creating Your Own Personal Network
  • Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network
  • Who should I link with on LinkedIn?
  • Joining Groups Will Benefit You in Ways That You May Not Realize
  • Why Your Blog Should be Linked to Your LinkedIn Profile
  • Expert Questions, Job Listings and More, Right on LinkedIn. and
  • Why Giving and Receiving Recommendations for Your Profile on LinkedIn is More Important Than it Seems

The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, January 15th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Jim Arnoff, a Certified Life/Career/Business Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Owning Your Power in Your Career….It’s Yours for the Taking. Feeling in a bit of a career rut? Not quite sure how to jumpstart your career or switch to the one that really embraces your passions and strengths? Start the New Year by joining Jim Arnoff for this highly interactive workshop on the insider’s take on recharging your career and truly embracing your strengths, skills and passions. Learn how to maximize your options, get clarity about your career direction and breakthrough the walls that have been holding you back. Through one-on-one and group coaching, gain the tools to see possibilities beyond where you are now and get recharged for 2020. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, January 15th, from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host Daniel Hauschild who will give a presentation titled: Handling Your Finances.  Learn to 1) Prepare a budget when you are unemployed, 2) Dealing with banks and creditors, 3) Credit cards, and 4) Unemployment benefits and schedules. Additional information is available at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/.  The meeting is at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

Thursday, January 16th, from 5:30 – 7:30 am: The Jenkintown Career Networking Group will host Kim Edgin, VP, Human Resources at The Renfrew Center, who will give a presentation titled: Employees & The Corporation – Diversity in the Workforce. As workforce demographics shift and global markets emerge, workplace diversity inches closer to becoming a business necessity instead of a banner that companies wave to show their commitment to embracing differences and change. Employees reap tangible and intangible benefits from workplace benefits, not the least of which include respect from co-workers and business gains. This session will look at the many forms of diversity in the workplace and how diversity will impact the hiring and employment process. We will look at generational differences, ethnic differences and the factors that come into play with diversity in hiring. We will explore diversity and inclusion within organizations and why it is important to embrace diversity. An interactive exercise will deepen understanding of the importance of diversity for job candidates. Attendees will take-away from this presentation:

  • Definition of Diversity
  • Why diversity is important in the workplace
  • Generational and ethnic differences that affect the hiring and employment

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Please register at: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/dwqfsqyzpbcb/. The meeting is at the William Jeanes Memorial Library, 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hills, PA. 19444 

Thursday, January 16th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Win Sheffield, a career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Reigniting Your Job Campaign in the New Year. With the New Year come resolutions and recommitment to goals of all kinds.  Join Win Sheffield to take a step back from your career efforts and learn ways to spark and sustain your career actions throughout the year.  Learn how to:

  • Assess which of the key components of a job campaign you need to focus on
  • Set attainable objectives
  • Develop support to sustain your efforts

The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Friday, January 17th, fromfrom 9:00 am – 12:00 noon:  The ChemPharma Association’s Philadelphia Chapter will host Charley Timmins, an Executive Mentor and Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Value Proposition 3.0, a 21st Century Answer to Why You. A genuine Value Proposition (Value Prop) is an essential component to get our contacts to understand how we can help their networks and what differentiates us from other candidates. Successful “pitches” provide evidence that we are not just a ‘one-trick-pony’. A well-crafted Value Prop communicates the many ways in which we can add true value…going well beyond the numbers. Recent social science research indicates that hiring managers are seeking to learn what you as a candidate stand for and why you do what you do. They respond favorably to a re-purposed Value Prop that connects with them via authenticity, integrity and relevance. In other words, they want Value Proposition 3.0, one which helps them quickly cut through the clutter and the noise to ‘Know, Like and Trust’ you…even before they shake your hand. This interactive presentation is designed so participants:

  • Learn the components of Value Prop 3.0;
  • Discover the gaps in their own Value Proposition – gaps that prevent them from elevating their relationships with influencers and hiring managers;
  • Transform their existing “pitch” to incorporate the principles of Value Prop 3.0; and
  • Understand how to accelerate the ‘Know, Like and Trust’ process to gain referrals into the better organizations with better career opportunities.

The Philadelphia Chapter meets on the third Friday morning of each month. You do not need to be a ChemPharma member to attend. Register early at www.ChemPharma.org and please bring a colleague or friend. For additional information, contact Toni Wagner (ChemPharma® Philadelphia Chapter Chair) at twagner@frannet.com or 1-610-314-1781.  The meeting is at Right Management, 630 Freedom Business Center Drive # 400, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

Friday, January 17th, from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Professional Service Group of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library will co-host Ashley Owens, who will give a presentation titled: How to Not Suck at Networking. Ashley will offer practical tips and tactical takeaways to enhance your networking activity that breed results. Please visit the PSG of Mercer County website to learn more about the numerous free resources available there. The meeting will be held at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Friday, January 17th, from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Renee Lee Rosenberg, author of Achieving the Good Life After 50 and a certified career counselor, who will give a presentation titled: Older Workers Rock: Job Search Over 50 Plus. In this interactive session, Renee demystifies the top myths about aging and job search. Learn strategies to help any job seeker over 50 conduct a more effective and fulfilling job search.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Friday, January 17th, from 3:30 – 5:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Sherry Natkow, who will give a presentation titled: Strengthen Your Resume. Even if you have great skills and qualifications, it can still be challenging to find a good job with a decent salary. If you are not getting interviews, it is time to strengthen your resume. This workshop is a crash course for people who want to revise their resumes. We will discuss how companies hire new staff, the 3 sections of a job posting, and address each resume section separately. We will critique a variety of resumes and leave time for lots of questions. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Saturday, January 18th, from 8:30 – 11:00 am: Careers in Transition (CIT) meeting. 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.

Saturday, January 18th, from 8:30 – 11:00 am: The Career Support Group at St. Gregory the Great will host: Speaker and Topic to Be Determined. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. The group meets the 3rd Saturday of the month.  Additional information is available at: http://stgregorythegreatchurch.org/career-support. The meeting is at Saint Gregory the Great’ Church, in the Parish Center, O’Connor Hall, at 4680 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690.

Monday, January 20th, from 6:30 – 8:45 pm, The Warren Financial Executive Network Group (FENG) will host Speaker and Topic to be Determined. We invite other networking groups to attend, such as: The Breakfast Club, Careers in Transition, Career Connections Consortium, Career Forum, and NJ-SENG. Please register at http://www.thefeng.org/chapters/announcement.php?ChapterID=45. Call the library at 1-973-285-6930 in case of inclement weather. The meeting is at the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue, 1st Floor Conference Room, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Tuesday, January 21st, from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Cyndi Meyers, who will give a presentation titled: 3 P’s of a Powerful Presentation. Cydndi will discuss:

  • Plan: Think about what you want to put across in your presentation or talk. Do some research to find out about your audience? What do they want to get from listening to you?
  • Practice: Standing up to give a presentation without practicing would be like an actor taking to the stage without learning their lines. Just as actors rehearse their lines, you need to practice your presentation.
  • Perform: When you take to the stage, you need to switch on your performance. It’s about turning up your emotions, so if you’re normally bright and cheerful, you need to be a bit brighter and more cheerful, so that you reach the whole audience.

Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Additional information is available at: www.psgcnj.biz.  PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.

Tuesday, January 21st, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Barbara Leiding, who will give a presentation titled: What’s Your Career Dilemma. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. For more information contact Sylvia Velez at www.svelez@somersetcountyymca.org or 1-908-630-3530. The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Wednesday, January 22nd, from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon.  The Professional Service Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Bill Belknap, a Career Coach and former SVP Human Resources American Banker-Bond Buyer, who will give a presentation titled: Dealing With the Emotional Roller-Coaster of Search. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Additional information is available at: www.psgmc.org.  The meeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, January 22nd, from 10:00 – 11:30 am: The Princeton Public Library and Bloomberg Financial offer a special program titled: Resume and LinkedIn Help Desk. Volunteers from Bloomberg Financial are available to review and edit Resumes and LinkedIn profiles free of charge at these drop-in sessions. First come, first served. Please bring a printed copy of your resume. The help team meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The meeting will be held at the Princeton Public Library, Technology Center, Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Wednesday, January 22nd, from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Win Sheffield, a career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Career Finders Club Part. 2, Tell Your Story on Your Resume. There are many things a resume has to be. Our primary job is to make it our best advocate. Coach Win Sheffield shares how to focus on conveying how you contributed to your successes so that the reader is reaching for the phone. The discussion includes:

  • Identify the messages you want to deliver
  • Learn techniques to deliver your message with clarity and purpose
  • Inspire confidence in your listener to understand your value to them

If you want to start thinking about this In advance, you can listen to 5-minute podcasts on telling stories at: bit.ly/TPOY-Resume. The next upcoming session will be on Wednesday, January 29th at 10:30AM, titled: Let your Stories Sell You in Your Interview.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, January 22nd, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Teresa San Roman and Marzena Ermler, Career Counselors at The WorkPlace, who will give a presentation titled: Job Search Planning and Tips for Mature Workers. Are you looking to re-enter the workforce after unemployment? This workshop provides an overview of practical tips to build your confidence, plan your job search, update your elevator pitch, adapt your resume and cover letters, prepare for effective interviews, and how to network when you are 50 plus. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, January 22nd, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Steven Davis, a career coach and recruiter, who will give a presentation titled: An Interviewing State of Mind. Steven will discuss what recruiters and hiring managers look for. Learn how to refine your efforts and planning to prepare and focus in the most productive ways. Bring a job description and have a mock interview session. Knowledge is Power. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, January 22nd, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: GenY Networking Group will host: Speaker and Topic to be Determined. The group meets twice monthly on Wednesdays. For additional information or to register, please contact Joe Finazzo at joseph.finazzo@yahoo.com. The meeting is at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Wednesday, January 22nd, from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Recognizing Your Accomplishments.  Identifying your accomplishments – really getting to know your strengths – can be an important and rewarding task. Accomplishments summarize what you have done successfully in the past and are a good indicator of what you are capable of doing in the future. Sometimes we take our accomplishments for granted. By expecting them to be dramatic achievements, we overlook some of the simple accomplishments that have made us effective in our work and in our lives. Consistently completing assignments on time, finding more efficient ways to do something, research skills and creativity are all accomplishments, even though we might not recognize them as such. At this meeting, learn to: 1) Know and understand yourself, 2) How to make a personal assessment inventory, 3) Am I who I think I am, and 4) Identify your assets and liabilities.  Additional information is available at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/. In case the meeting is cancelled due to weather, an announcement will be on the website after 4:00. The meeting is at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

Thursday, January 23rd, from 9:30 – 11:30 am: The Jenkintown Career Networking Group will host Lalena Kennedy, a Career Strategist and Personal Branding Consultant, who will give a presentation titled: The Digital Job Search. In an era of massive technological change, employers are challenged to identify better ways to source and engage talent, according to recruiters. The reality is the talent management market has radically shifted and continues to do so. When the last economic downturn of 2008 forced companies to cut recruiting costs, more economical platforms like LinkedIn and job aggregator Indeed rose in dominance. When you see a fit or get an alert it’s obvious to add your resume to a website and apply. However, if that is the only way you are handling your digital job search, you definitely won’t maximize your results. If it’s been a few years (or more!) since you looked for a new job, you’ll notice the job search process has changed a lot. From submitting an online application to preparing for a video interview, Lalena will walk you through all the steps in navigating a digital job search. She will cover topics such as:

  • Optimizing your resume for the ATS
  • Updating your online presence (especially LinkedIn)
  • Ways to network online
  • Finding jobs beyond the online job board
  • How to prepare for a digital interview
  • Online resources for job seekers

Participants will leave prepared to launch an aggressive and strategic job search embracing social media, online networking, and interviewing remotely. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Please register at: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/wzjrkpyzcbhc/. The meeting is at the William Jeanes Memorial Library, 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hills, PA. 19444 

Thursday, January 23rd, from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special meeting titled: Indeed Job Market with Indeed Experts. Let’s be honest. A job search is hard work. Join us for a program about the Indeed Job Market, free job search services from Indeed experts. The event will include a workshop where you will learn how to use digital tools to find and land the job, followed by one-on-one consultations with Indeed employees where you will receive personalized guidance on your job search. Job search consultations will be done on a first-come-first-served basis, so please be prepared to wait if you decide to participate. We are offering the same session on January 23rd and January 24th. Indeed Workbooks and other useful giveaways will be also distributed while supplies last. Agenda:

  • 11:00-12:15 Workshop presentation
  • 12:30-4:30 One-on-one job search consultations

The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Friday, January 24th, from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Professional Service Group of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library will co-host Doug Berger, who will give a presentation titled: The Breakthrough Roadmap: a Guide to Empowering Yourself. Are you thinking bold and aspirational about landing your next job? Are you stretching yourself or being self-limiting? Are you looking for new ways to think and different actions to take? The Breakthrough Roadmap is a systematic way to help guide you across the chasm between what’s predictable and what’ possible. Breakthrough is shift in mindset and the skills to transform aspirations into bold and yet practical action steps. Join Doug for a stimulating, experiential conversation about how to apply breakthrough approaches to landing your next job and to thinking about your career. Please visit the PSG of Mercer County website to learn more about the numerous free resources available there. The meeting will be held at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542. 

Friday, January 24th, from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special meeting titled: Indeed Job Market with Indeed Experts. Let’s be honest. A job search is hard work. Join us for a program about the Indeed Job Market, free job search services from Indeed experts. The event will include a workshop where you will learn how to use digital tools to find and land the job, followed by one-on-one consultations with Indeed employees where you will receive personalized guidance on your job search. Job search consultations will be done on a first-come-first-served basis, so please be prepared to wait if you decide to participate. We are offering the same session on January 23rd and January 24th. Indeed Workbooks and other useful giveaways will be also distributed while supplies last. Agenda:

  • 11:00-12:15 Workshop presentation
  • 12:30-4:30 One-on-one job search consultations

The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. 

Monday, January 27th, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (NNJ_PIT) will host Pauline R Morley, an Edward Jones financial advisor, who will give a presentation titled: Leave It, Move It, Roll it, Take It, Know Your Employer’s Retirement Options.  This seminar help you determine what to do with your assets in your employer-sponsored retirement plan after a layoff or downsizing.  A schedule of upcoming meeting dates is available at: www.bit.ly/NNJ_PIT4. The group meets on generally alternating Mondays, except on library holidays. The companion online discussion forum/information archive/bulletin board/event calendar is available at: www.bit.ly/NNJ_PIT2. For additional information, please contact NNJ_PIT-owner@yahoogroups.com. The meetings are at Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Public Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040.

Monday, January 27th, from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Keith Bogen, a Talent Acquisition Professional and Motivational Speaker, who will give a presentation titled: Stop Looking for a Job, Start Building a Career. Being proficient at career management means possessing the basic skills needed for job searching and managing career changes in a resilient manner. Keith will discuss the process that starts with an understanding of yourself and continues through building relationships. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Additional information is available at: www.psgcnj.biz.  PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.

Monday, January 27th, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Beacon Networking Social, http://www.beacon4life.org/ invites you to an After Hours Social. Come for an evening of intelligent conversation, business networking, reconnecting with good friends, or making new ones. This is a great way for working members to keep in touch and meet the many new members. We invite other executive level networking groups such as: ChemPharma, FENG, IERG, MENG, NJ-SENG, and TENG. No RSVP or registration is needed, and there is no cost to attend.  The group generally meets the last Monday of the month, or the prior week if the last Monday is a holiday.  We skip December.  The meeting is at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel, 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932.

Tuesday, January 28th, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Poyee Chiu, Founding Partner of InspiraWork, who will give a presentation titled: Create Your Leadership Vision. No matter where you are in your career and life journey, it’s helpful to reflect on and appreciate the transformational moments in your lives, and envision the possibilities for personal growth and development in the future. This leads to personal empowerment and self-accountability for fulfilling your personal visions. Come join us in an interactive session. Reflect on your own leadership development journey and skills you have acquired Discuss and share insights about how the world is changing, future trends that will impact all of us, and capabilities that are important for the future Create a vision of your own future leadership development, and brainstorm actions you can take to move yourself toward that vision. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. The Career Forum meets every Tuesday, except holidays. For more information contact Sylvia Velez at www.svelez@somersetcountyymca.org or 1-908-630-3530. The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Wednesday, January 29th, from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Win Sheffield, a career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Career Finders Club Part. 3, Let Your Stories Sell You in Your Interview. Don’t let those difficult interview questions get you down.  If you keep giving the interviewer what they want, stories of how you have provided value in the past, you will have them eating out of your hand.  Join coach Win Sheffield to learn how to:

  • Prepare your stories before you get to the interview
  • Learn how to tell your stories to engage your interviewer
  • Turn any question to your advantage.

For a preview of this topic, please listen here: bit.ly/TPOY-Interviewing. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, January 29th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, Author, Career Coach and Speaker, who will give a presentation titled: Using LinkedIn’s Social Media Marketing. John will discuss how to lay the groundwork to take your career to the next level, to get on the ‘short list’ for that next promotion, and to market your achievements continually. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, January 29th, from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Research for Targeting Your Job Search.  Job targets are a way to focus your search on a few segments of the labor market where you are more likely to be hired to do the work you would prefer. Targeting can significantly improve your job search in three ways: helping you determine the approximate size of your job market, creating momentum by concentrating your activities, and managing the pace of your job search campaign.  Learn how to: 1) Identify industries and companies, 2) Consider company culture and size, 3) Develop a plan of action, and 4) Find the right fit with an organization.  Additional information is available at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/.  The meeting is at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

Thursday, January 30th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Toastmasters, who will give a presentation titled: So You Have Been Called for an Interview. After all the months of silence following sending out your resume, suddenly someone wants to interview you. Are you happy? Excited? Or filled with terror? Get tips and tools to quell those fears and land that job. Explore the steps you can take for success, from preparation through the end of the interview. One major component of this is being comfortable with elevator pitch, the way you can succinctly describe what you want and what makes you special. Learn how to make this pitch appropriate and effective in this interactive workshop. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Friday, January 31st, from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Professional Service Group of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library will co-host Cathy Kreyche, who will give a presentation titled: Making Stress Work for You. Dealing with change is stressful for most people, especially change outside our control, such as losing a job. This kind of change creates a chain reaction with financial, emotional, relationship (self and others) implications for our life. This presentation will look at positive ways to respond to stress and show how recent research on trauma and PTSD has shown that taking action is a response to stress that cultivates resiliency and creates new pathways, both in your brain and in your life. Please visit the PSG of Mercer County website to learn more about the numerous free resources available there. The meeting will be held at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Friday, January 31st, from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host David Lees, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Interview with Confidence. David will discuss the job interviewing process and the tools to use so that you effectively stand out from other candidates. This pro-active approach will help you better manage the job interview. The discussion includes:

  • The big secret to communicating and managing interviews.
  • How best to be prepared prior to your interview
  • How to answer those troubling questions before you begin interviewing
  • The three steps to score points while interviewing

The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Friday, January 31st, from 3:30 – 5:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Sherry Natkow, a career coach and certified resume writer, who will give a presentation titled: Be Interview Ready. You wrote a great resume and are moving forward in the hiring process. Unfortunately, too many job seekers underperform or fall flat interviewing, losing the optimistic energy that is key to getting a job offer. The interview process is more rigorous and complex than most people realize. This workshop will offer the tools to help you respond with confidence and participate vigorously as the conversation goes back and forth. You’ll learn how to APPROACH, STRATEGIZE, and PREPARE for what is usually a 3-step progression: a screening interview, a meeting with HR, and finally, a conversation with the final decision-maker, the person with whom you’ll be working. You’ll come away with a To-Do List, a detailed roadmap to navigate each progression and keep you advancing. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Additional Job Search Information

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.

Free Pro Bono Career Coaching.  Career Coaching is a PRO BONO / FREE service available to job seekers who wish to focus an existing job search strategy and/or gain insight on how to craft an effective self-marketing plan. Each session is comprised of a 50 minute meeting with a volunteer Job Coach at SIBL’s Madison Avenue location.  To make an appointment for a PRO BONO / FREE coaching session, please visit:

http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30075466

Please provide your name, phone number, e-mail address, and specific goals. If you do not have an e-mail address, please input noemail@email.com when prompted. Once booked, an e-mail confirmation and follow-up reminder will be sent to the e-mail address provided. In addition, you may also receive a courtesy telephone call confirming your appointment.  If you have any questions, please contact the Job Search Central Manager at jscnypl@nypl.org or call 1-212-592-7006.

The Queens Library, New York City:  Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed, all for free. Now, it is easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly brochures. These brochures provide detailed information on the many workshops and programs JBA offers at our community libraries in the areas of Job Search, Technology and Computers, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship, including a short description of each course and the dates, times, and places it is being offered. To inquire about class registration or make an appointment, please call 1-718-990-8625 or email jobsearchhelp@queenslibrary.org. To read more about our classes, download them here. For more information on the Job and Business Academy, please contact: Tara Lannen-Stanton, Assistant Director – Job and Business Academy at 1-718-990-5102 or tstanton@queenslibrary.org

The United Way of Northern New Jersey offers Free Career Coaching.  The program provides professionals with an opportunity to learn techniques for success in the workplace and shares local resources for job training.  Obtain help with topics such as:  Tools to brand yourself, Updating your resume and cover letter, Career networking tips, Techniques to ace your next interview, Strategies for resume distribution, Counseling on alternative career paths, Advice on dressing for success, and Help setting and achieving short and long-term career goals.  These one-on-one sessions are by appointment only. To make an appointment, email Durelle McPherson or call 1.973.993.1160, ext. 210.  The meetings are at United Way of Northern New Jersey, Suite 205, 60 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042.

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. This is a time saving and cost effective way of seeing a great presentation, from the comfort and convenience of your home. Isn’t technology great!

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.

Wednesdays, from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, located at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042. A nonsectarian job-search, career-change and support group meets; various speakers deliver on topics such as: recognizing your accomplishments, resumes, and networking. For a schedule of upcoming presentations, click on their link at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/,

 Fridays from 10:00 am until 12:00 Noon, Lehigh Valley Professionals (LVP) is a volunteer based networking and support organization for experienced professionals, and veterans who are in job transition. Those interested in membership are encouraged to attend the LVP meetings, scheduled each Friday at CareerLink, Lehigh Valley, 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA. 18109. For more information, please visit LVP’s website at: lvprofessionals.org.  

 Special Computer Programming Practice Interview Offer.  If anyone wants to practice a computer programming interview, contact Bob Kerner.  Bob is offering to hold a session where he interviews people in a single day, just to give them practice. Bob does this for some folks in his graduate program who are already employed but seeking new positions.  The languages that Bob feels comfortable interviewing in are C++, Java, C# and Python. If interested, please contact Bob Kerner at 1-727-560-0408.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, January 1
Time:
8:00 am - 8:30 am

Venue

Monthly Networking Events

Organizer

Tom Donohue
Email:
a83td@aol.com