In-Person and Virtual job search meetings starting May 22, 2023




Monday, 05/22, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Creating Career Happiness. Have you been contemplating a career change? Or have you been feeling unmotivated & disengaged at work? If you’ve been feeling unhappy at work, aren’t sure if you should switch jobs or change careers, or if you want to enhance your work balance and joy, this webinar is here to help you. Our speaker, Dr. Colleen Georges, will give you the resources you need to embark on a job change or complete career change, as well as get yourself re-inspired at work and boost your workplace well-being. With over 20 years of expertise helping people transform their lives and careers, Dr. Georges is a life and career coach, TEDx speaker, founder of RESCRIPT Your Story LLC, and author. She is also a Rutgers University lecturer in counseling and women’s leadership.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting.

PSGCNJ has started a new segment on the third Monday of the month from noon to 12:30 pm featuring Victoria Squazzo, a certified Reiki master/teacher, holistic practitioner of Ayurveda and emotion code practitioner. She completed a Yoga certification in 2022 and regularly teaches private/small group Yoga and Meditation classes and Reiki certification classes.

Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 am for our ‘Ask Maya’ segment with Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ. Maya facilitates the 30- minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions.


Monday, May 22 · 7 – 8:30pm EDT Online, Kenneth Lang will share how to use LinkedIn to search for anything business and job-search related.

Use LinkedIn like you use Google, but for job search content and advice.

As a LinkedIn Rockstar and LinkedIn Voice, Kenneth is considered a top LinkedIn resource for job search and was recently named a top 10 LinkedIn job search person to follow by Jobvite.

Details and Registration:


Monday, May 22nd, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Church of the Presentation (Upper Saddle River) in the Jerusalem Room (rear of the building). The Church of the Presentation Career Management monthly meeting is a welcoming, low-pressure setting for those who are unemployed, under-employed or just looking for a career change.

This month we have a special session led by Zoe Cassotis of Cassotis Mediation. 

Zoe will lead a talk and Q&A on “Applying Mediation Skills in Job Negotiations”. 

These skills can come into play in many aspects of a job search whether it is negotiating about a role or even a possible offer.  

I hope you can join us, there will also be time for networking with our experienced volunteers and others.  

All are welcome to come and we hope to see you there! 

If you think you will join us, please simply email with your name and we will add you to the list.


Title: Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) North NJ Launch Party 


Wednesday, May 24, 7:15 – 8:45pm, Job Seekers presents Lynne Williams, Research for Targeting your Job Search. All are invited. No charge. We are happy to have Lynne back with her excellent, stimulating workshop.


Topics to be covered:

  • Identifying industries and companies
  • Considering company culture and size
  • Developing a plan of action
  • Finding the right fit with an organization

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 6975 4788

Passcode: 520498

One tap mobile: +16465588656,,85969754788#,,,,


For phone only dial 646 558 8656 and enter ID + passcode.


 May 23rd, 2023, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Location: Stamford, CT, Join us for refreshments and an engaging panel discussion featuring Spectrum leaders, including:

  •                      Jennifer Garrett – GVP, Enterprise Marketing
  •                      David Andreski – SVP, Marketing Analytics
  •                      Claire Avery – VP, Marketing & Creative Strategy
  •                      Lee Schumer – VP, Employment Law
  •                      Malini Vyas – Director, Business Intelligence  
  •            They will be sharing their insights, experiences, and invaluable knowledge in marketing, analytics, creative strategy, employment law, and business intelligence. The session will be moderated by Lauren Hagerty – Senior Director of Marketing and Community at PowerToFly.

           After the panel discussion, you’ll have ample time to network with Spectrum recruiters, leaders, and like-minded professionals. It’s a wonderful opportunity to make meaningful connections, gain industry insights, and potentially find your next career move.
           Click here to secure your invitation. We have limited availability, so we encourage you to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

                     We appreciate your engagement and commitment to professional growth within the Talent Community. This event is tailor-made for individuals like you who build connections and are driven to excel in their careers.

           We look forward to welcoming you to our Networking Event and providing you with an enriching and rewarding experience. If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Thursday, May 25, 2023, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, JVS Job-seekers Virtual Workshop presents, “Exploring Business Ownership Through Franchising In Business for Yourself, Not by Yourself”, GUEST SPEAKER Alan Goldberg.

Have you ever dreamed of leaving the corporate world behind and starting your own business? Franchising is an option that many career transitioners overlook.

There are over 3,100 national franchises that do just about anything you can imagine – from home tutoring to home cleaning. Franchising today is much more than fast food and retail. Opportunities abound for first time business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and investors looking for new opportunities to build wealth. Franchise businesses provide support and training from an expert management team. Franchises also leverage an existing brand and proven business model and offer more control over your income.

There will be 20 minutes of open networking with fellow job seekers after the presentation.


On Tuesday 5/30, the incomparable Tony Calabrese, longtime Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) host, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, welcomes esteemed guest presenter, NNJ_PIT alum, and fractional Chief Information Security Officer (CISO / vCISO), Juergen Heberling. He will present a webinar entitled: “Personal Cybersecurity for Your Job Search.” Register at: Open to all. Q & A will follow. 


Meetings are held on Zoom on alternate Tuesdays at 10am, with rare exceptions, and will remain virtual for the foreseeable future. Be sure to check our webpage for: dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link at: Please encourage folks in your network who are un/underemployed, in/considering a career transition to subscribe for occasional announcements, reminders, and updates at:


Wed May 31st, 6:30-8:30pm Central time“RESUMES TELL BUT COVER LETTERS SELL” NSENG, $20.00, webinar plus a Q&A session on – 83% of hiring managers say that cover letters are important in their hiring decisions (ResumeLab).

– 68% of companies said a cover letter was important when considering whether or not to interview a candidate (Resume Genius).

– 72% of hiring managers expect applicants to submit a cover letter even if the job posting says it’s optional.

For these reasons alone, you should be writing cover letters. Because an effective email cover letter does what a resume typically can never do—it enables you to CONTROL THE STORY in a very concise, easy-to-read way. And during this webinar I’ll show you how you can write highliy customized cover letters in less than 15 minutes. When written properly, a cover letter immediately connects the dots between your key achievements and the most important requirements of the job. It keeps the reader focused on your unique competencies and what value you bring to that specific position. Additionally, cover letters are very effective at giving you access to the “hidden job market” by getting you interviews with companies that don’t have an advertised position. Quite simply, a cover letter can get you interviews that other job seekers aren’t getting.

Here are a few of the topics that I will cover during my presentation:

– How to write customized cover letters in less than 15 minutes

– How to decipher a job description to identify the most pertinent job requirements

– How a cover letter should be constructed

– How a great cover letter can get you access to the “hidden job market”

– How an effective cover letter can separate you from 100-200 other job applicants for each job

– Effective email cover letter examples

The presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session on any job search topics.

This live webinar will get recorded, so if you cannot attend the live event, you can always view the recording at a future date as long as you register or purchase the recording at a future date.

Click here to register.


Thursday, June 1 from 7 – 9 PM – The nation’s largest Catholic professional organization is coming to NJ!  All young Catholic professionals are invited to join us for our North NJ Launch Party at The Hyatt Regency in Morristown, NJ. You won’t want to miss out on this unforgettable night of networking and meeting like minded professionals. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Cash bar available. Plenty of free parking on site. Event is free, feel free to bring a friend! Registration required at: 


Friday, June 2⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, PSG Mercer County,

Michael Goldberg – Knockout Networking

Weekly on Friday

The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542


Knock-Out Networking!TM is based on Michael Goldberg’s proven system for attracting more business connections. These proven approaches have helped thousands of people change the way they develop relationships. And they will do the same for you!


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Monday, June 5, 2023, 12 – 1:30 PM

The New York Public Library

How to Dress to Look Like the Expert You Are and Clothes the Deal

ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration

Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL

Event Details

This event will be online only

Click here to register

Are you tired of feeling like a style underdog?

Do you find yourself wearing the same outfits over and over–like a uniform?

Do you avoid professional events because you have a full closet but “nothing to wear”?

It’s time to stop stressing about dressing!

Join Scarlett De Bease, a personal stylist and personal shopper who was named “Red Hot Image Maker” by Westchester Magazine, and discover how to create a lasting first impression that will attract better clients and boost your income.

This event is perfect for professionals and entrepreneurs, as Scarlett will share styling advice and guidance to help you project your confidence and talent through your personal style.

This isn’t your average fashion advice session. Oh no, this is a tailored experience (pun intended) to help you transform your wardrobe and elevate your confidence with style. The program will be packed with brilliant tips and tricks that you can apply immediately to your existing closet and to your future shopping sprees.

During this program, you will:


  • Find out how to choose clothes that make you look and feel like the expert you are, emphasizing your unique qualities and skills.
  • Uncover the reasons behind the all-too-common dilemma of having “nothing to wear” and learn how to overcome it, maximizing your wardrobe’s potential.
  • Discover how to dress for the body you have now, embracing your age, shape, and enhancing your appearance with flattering choices that boost your self-confidence.
  • Master the art of shopping for clothes you’ll love to wear, ensuring your wardrobe is filled with items that reflect your personality and expertise.

Don’t let your wardrobe hold you back any longer. This is your opportunity to transform your personal style and start dressing like the expert you are. Sign up today and get ready to level up your style game!


Click here to register


Friday, June 99:45am – 12:00pm, , PSG Mercer County

Jan Goodman – Creating a Dynamic Job Portfolio

Weekly on Friday


The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542



The job market continues to change, as does the way we look for work. This presentation examines the value of presenting yourself as a complete package by using a resume as an introduction to an employer and backing it up with a portfolio presented at the interview. 

Jan will review the elements you’ll need to create that dynamic job portfolio that will help move you to getting that new job:

  • Who are you?
  • Writing the resume
  • Creating a noticeable package • Cover letters
  • Getting into the flow
  • Personal branding
  • Refining and perfecting
  • Transferable skills
  • Getting to a new job
  • Goal setting
  • LinkedIn 


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Sat, June 10, 2023, 8:00 -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Alex Freund – “Can you influence the Interviewer? Here are 6 Ways You Can”. Sign on instructions at Register on meetup


June 10, 2023, My Career Transitions

Topic: Take Control of Your Career – Do What You Desire, Dare, and Deserve

Speaker: Alvina Peat

Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

More information for this FREE event will be available soon.

This session is uniquely designed to focus on you and your pursuit of future career goals and aspirations. You will be introduced to a methodology coined the Four Pillars of Empowerment. People are often intrigued by the pillars and will admit they have never thought about their careers in such an empowering way. They begin to see their career path more clearly, with more confidence and control.

Four Pillars of Empowerment

I Do – Identify your professional strengths (and we all have them)

I Desire – Boldly declare your heart’s desire

I Dare – Remove the fears that block your success

I Deserve – Create your success mindset

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • lean into your professional strengths
  • boldly declare your professional/career desires
  • break through mental barriers that hold you back from attaining the position you desire.
  • create a success mindset

Alvina knows all too well what it feels like to lack confidence, clarity, and control when it comes to one’s work. After a period of dreaming about doing the work she desired, she took control of her career. In 2022, Alvina has once again stepped out of her comfort zone to write her first book, Take Control of Your Career: Do What You Desire, Dare and Deserve to Do.

In her spare time, Alvina lends her talent to organizations dedicated to the advancement of women. These include WOMEN’S WAY, Women’s Business Enterprise Center-East, and The Pennsylvania Conference for Women.

Alvina inspires women nationally and internationally, to remove the barriers that get in the way of living their most empowered life.

Wednesday, June 14 State of NJ Statewide Job Fair, 9am-1pm, Bring resumes, Mercer Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ, 08550, Location: Fitness Center. Government Agencies, Colleges, and Universities will be represented. Click Here to register.

 Pre-Recorded Podcasts

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

 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:

 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 Great Careers Groups (GCG) provides up to 600 online career education and networking events per year for career transition and career management. As a 501(c)3 volunteer-run nonprofit, the mission is to be a lifelong educational resource for professionals who aspire to have successful careers and leave a positive impact on the world. Although we are a meetup group the registration info for Zoom for our events or links to affiliate events are on our website events page and social media is on our contact info page

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 and meeting starts at 9:00 to 10:30.  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,


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

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+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 – 


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.

Free Computer Classes at Neptune Public Library. Registration required:

 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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