In-person and virtual job search meetings starting Jan. 2

Upcoming Virtual Transition Support Meetings

She just accepted a new job


Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is offering a Job Seekers Success Group for active job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.  This meeting will be held via Zoom. The topic for this session is “The Resilient Job Seeker” presented by Terrence Seamon, Career Coach and Leadership Development Consultant.

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

 Jan 5th, 12:00-12:30 CT FREE Job Search Q&A Session…NSENG Marty Gilbert. This free session is available to anyone via LinkedIn Live. You can email me your questions in advance… chat them during the event… or just listen in. Click on the graphic below to register and feel free to share with others.

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Friday, Jan 6, 2023 9:45am-12 pm ET Mercer County PSG David Schuchman – Get Unstuck… Uncover the Hidden Job Market

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

You can also dial in using your phone.

* Access Code: 772-659-357

* Phone #: +1 (646) 749-3122

Are you stuck not finding, positions or not getting interviews for positions, posted online? 

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.

January 6, 2023 Are you looking to escalate your career to the next level? Whether you’re just starting your career path or have already traversed many miles, the Career Networking Group, Montgomery County will help you take the next steps with confidence and enthusiasm.

The Montgomery County Career Networking Group is a volunteer group dedicated to helping the unemployed and underemployed find their “next success story”. We provide a supportive environment where members can get ideas, direction, and support, solve problems and learn skills to improve their job search and career.

With the support and wisdom of the group, we focus on networking to share leads, experiences, and provide support, as well as educational sessions provided by expert recruiters, HR, and employment coaching specialists from the Greater Philadelphia area.

When members land new positions they return to share their landing stories with the group. They remain a vital source of support for the group in a variety of ways going forward by sharing their experiences along with job leads.

We have regular weekly meetings in Montgomery County featuring a guest speaker and networking. We also host workshops and are looking to expand our footprint by growing our membership and offering additional services.

The Montgomery County Career Networking Group offers a basic but effective approach to career management and job search. The group will help you develop a strategy, skills, and contacts to achieve your career goals and find your next success story!

Come, network with others to share best practices about job hunting and career development. And use the support we give each other to discipline and energize your career-building campaign. Bring ideas to share with the group on successes and challenges and bring your resume.

Visit us at to join the group and to register to attend upcoming events. You will be glad that you did.

There will not be enough words to describe or measure the benefit you will gain professionally to you and your career. Remember, you are only one person away from your next position.


 Friday, January 6, 2023 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST, Career Networking Group in Montgomery County, Pa., Join Alex Freund ONLINE For “Rejected – We Found Someone Who Is A Better Fit”



Once you have clicked on the “Attend Online” Button, you are registered, and you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email from Meetup & the meeting login information for the meeting!!

When registering, you must provide your email address to George Schonewolf, founder/facilitator to receive meeting log-in information.

Have you been told someone else was a so-called “better fit”? How can you discover what the organization is really looking for?

The signs are everywhere–if you know what to look for. In this presentation, to help you land that next role, Alex Freund will show you how to unearth things far beyond what’s shown in a job posting.

Attendees will learn:

  • How working with diverse cultures may be “different,” not necessarily “wrong”
  • What communication styles cause misunderstanding
  • How cultural differences — such as those in different regions of the U.S., U.S. and Europe, India, or Japan — can impact hiring decisions

About the Presenter: Alex Freund, known as “The Landing Expert,” Alex Freund helps his clients improve their interview performance by removing the fear so they can feel confident during the process.

For the last 15 years, Alex has helped more than 1200 clients ranging from managers to CEOs in a variety of industries. Alex is volunteering and active in several job-search networking groups such as the Career Networking Group in Montgomery County, where he is an occasional presenter.

He teaches via his workshops on interviewing, resumes, LinkedIn, Value Proposition, Personal Branding and Personal Marketing.

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


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


QUESTIONS: Call George at 215-264-9153 or email at


Wed 1/11/2023, 6:00-9:00pm CST  NSENG Marty Gilbert “HOW TO EXCEL AT PHONE SCREENS, ZOOM & IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS” plus A Round of Networking          $20.00         

Live Online Workshop Attendance Date: On-Demand Recording Availability: Thurs 1/12/2023 noon CST

Speaker: Marty Gilbert

NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach

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

Click here to register.


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


QUESTIONS: Call George at 215-264-9153 or email at


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

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

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

 You Will Learn


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

Sat, January 14, 2023, 8: -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by George Pace – A “Job Skills” Odyssey – Disruption Proofing your Career in a Post-COVID World.


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

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

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

During the presentation, you will:

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

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


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

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

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

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

 Jennifer L. Smith is the CEO and Strategic Advisor at Growth Potential Consulting ( 


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

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


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


 Pre-Recorded Podcasts

In this article, IDC’s Wayne Kurtzman shares survey results on how to increase engagement in virtual meetings .

 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.

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:

In addition to listening to this replay, send an email to Abby at This will add you to the invite list for the next call and the resource guide from this call.

 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:


General Resources

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

For more information go to

The latest event list can be found here:

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

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

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, 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:


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

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

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

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

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

Mondays, Join Ken Lang, starting on 9/13 at 1:30 pm, weekly LinkedIn and networking Zoom event through the NJ Career Network Job Seeker Community.  Find out more info here –

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

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 883 3110 9176

Passcode: 652282

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

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

Meeting ID: 912 5451 6371

Password: mceit

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) 


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


Mondays at 4:30 – Win Sheffield offers 1 hour workshops each Monday at 4:30, open to all covering use of stories in pitches, interviews and resumes.  On the first Monday of the month they are free (other weeks $20). For details and to register:  

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

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


The Zoom details for the meetings are below.  Please save these details to your calendar – I do not change the link.

Meeting ID: 988 6289 0863

Passcode: 755309

One tap mobile

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

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


Resuming 1/10/23 on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm with rare exceptions, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is pleased to offer free Zoom meetings hosted by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for: dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link at:, as well as join our email list for occasional announcements, reminders, and updates at: Login info will be emailed the day prior to each webinar. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you or someone you know is a thought-leader interested in becoming one of our esteemed guest presenters, or if you have any questions, please email Tony at:


Every Tuesday 1-2:00pm, Join Ken Lang for his weekly LinkedIn Live! event. Register here at or you can watch the broadcast live from Ken’s LinkedIn profile –     and you can watch the rebroadcasts by subscribing to his You Tube channel –


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


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


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

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

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

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

If you are interested in participating, please email Michele Martin at

 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 or email us at ‘Ask NSCN’ if you have questions.


Free Computer Classes at Neptune Public Library. Registration required:


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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 25 5:30p-7:30p [Word] 

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


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


To register, contact:


Laura Myers

Neptune Public Library



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:


1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition (CIT, read about us at )  meets – CIT is back to virtual!

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314, offers an extensive series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. In addition, the library has numerous training classes on Microsoft Office, including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Check it out; you will be glad that you did. Inquiries about programs may be made by calling 917-275-6975, Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.  Click on their link at: 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:  Check them out; I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of helpful information awaiting you.

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