In-person and virtual job search networking meetings starting 5-1-2023

Why Can't I Get that Job?

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On Tuesday 5/2, Tony Calabrese, longtime Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) host, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will present: “Elevator Pitch: Do’s & Don’ts”. Register now at: All are welcome. Q & A will follow.

Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:15 – 8:45 PM, You are invited to an online meeting on Job Search Techniques . Job Seekers of Montclair presents:

  • Using the Internet
  • Informal Interviewing
  • Directory of Organizations
  • Developing a Plan of Action
  • Other Ideas

You are invited to join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 6975 4788

Passcode: 520498

One tap mobile: +16465588656,,85969754788#,,,,*520498#

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

For more details, check out the website,

Friday, May 5⋅9:45am – 12:00pm John West Hadley – Build Your Interview Skills Weekly on Friday, PSG Mercer County, The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542                                                    Do you consistently turn interviews into engaging conversations that get you the offer?  Or are you too often the bridesmaid and not the bride?

Join us for an interactive skill-building workshop as Job Search Strategist John Hadley:

  • helps you construct better answers to difficult questions, 
  • raises your awareness about what to watch for and how to react to it, and 
  • builds your interview muscles so that you can get the offers you deserve. 

 John has coached 100’s of job seekers, teaching them strategies and skills to tap into the ‘hidden’ job market and land the job and pay they deserve.  He is sought after to speak on career search and marketing, and also coaches professionals struggling to create new opportunities at their company. His free Career Tips email newsletter is read each month by over 9,000 subscribers; check it out at


Tuesday, May 9 Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meeting                                                  

This is a free network group, for people looking for new opportunities or interested in professional development.

You are cordially invited to our next Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) Zoom meeting from 6:00 – 7:30 pm  on Tuesday, May 9.

Our guest speaker is Michael Shavel, Career Development Specialist with CT Dept of Labor. Michael will present on “Labor Market Update and Job Search Tips and Strategies”

To attend, you must be registered with the American Job center at  This meeting is open to anyone living in the US.

Please feel free to invite other professionals to participate that are interested in professional development or looking for a new opportunity.

NFP is where people meet to expand their network connections, as well as learn the tools needed to advance their careers. Business professionals from all industries and career levels are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Our philosophy is to build reciprocal relationships where business professionals can exchange ideas, job leads, and build networking skills. 

We usually have a guest speaker discuss a topic of interest for business professionals.

 Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

When we are able to have events in Connecticut,  we will resume our  meetings  at The Knights of Columbus building at Saint Rose in Newtown CT.

The onsite network meetings start at 5:30 pm. Networking is from 5:30-6:15pm with a speaker presentation from 6:15pm to 7:30, then networking until 8 pm.

Contact Number: 203-270-0051

Attendance to NFP meetings remains free.u May 11, 2023 6:30pm – 8:45pm (EDT), The St. Patrick’s EARN (Employment Assistance Resources Network) is pleased to invite you to our May 2023 meeting. It will be held virtually on Zoom.

We are lucky to have Janelle Razzino as our presenter! She is always informative, engaging, and entertaining.

Janelle is the President of Razzino Associates, Inc., which is located in Westwood, NJ. She is also one of the leaders of the Hillsdale Career Network Group.

Come and hear her presentation about the “Summer Job Search Seventh Inning Stretch“. It is a great opportunity to listen, learn, share, and ask questions about the job search.

To join the May 2023 St. Patrick’s EARN group’s virtual meeting on Zoom, please use the URL below:

Meeting ID: 838 5510 9982

Passcode: 905945

One tap mobile

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+16469313860,,83855109982#,,,,*905945# US

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Thursday May 11, 2023 ⋅ 6:30pm – 8:45pm (Eastern Time – New York)


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

Alex Freund – Branding for Landing

Weekly on Friday The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Companies spend millions every year building their brands. Brands are carefully crafted and vigorously defended to attract customers.

Every person has a brand too. In this session, Alex Freund. The Landing Expert reveals how to create a strong, compelling brand that will have companies wanting you for their open positions.

When it comes to the job search process, hiring managers and human resources officials evaluate you quickly—and based on only a few inputs. The good news is that you have the opportunity to stand out. Delivering your brand clearly and consistently is important. Alex explores the art of creating a distinct brand for yourself. He will discuss which variables are most often used by human resources in determining whether to call you in for an interview.

During this event, you will: 

  •   Look at what the concept of brand is—and isn’t.
  •   Explore what it takes to build your awesome brand.
  •   Learn what it takes to be the candidate of choice.
  •   Be taught how to position yourself to hear, “Yes, it’s you we want.”
  •   Examine determinants of your brand.
  •   Gain valuable insights to landing a job and doing the happy dance.

 Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

Sat, May 13, 2023, 8:00 -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Ken Sher – “To Survive and Thrive After a Job Loss”. Sign on instructions at Register on meetup


May 13, 2023, Upcoming MCT Meetings

Topic: Staying Motivated in Your Job Search

Speaker:  Karen Livingston

Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

To register for the FREE event, click here.

Come experience the passion that Karen Livingston brings to making a difference in others’ lives, especially for those who are navigating career transitions. In this webinar, we will explore strategies and techniques to keep you motivated during the challenges of your job search. You will learn practical tools for staying positive and keep moving toward the finish line.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Take care of yourself during your job search
  • Incorporate stress management techniques
  • Design a productive week
  • Create SMART goals
  • Keep yourself organized
  • Stay focused


Monday, May 15, 2023 5:45 PM, 

Ageism Exists – Deal with it successfully!

Do you feel that you are not getting a new position because of your age? Is your career not advancing because you are older? Do you feel you are being discriminated due to your age? How do you remedy this situation?

Join us this month as Marty Latman discusses the things you need to know about ageism, so you can use it to strengthen your position as the ideal candidate for a position.

We hope you’re able to join us!


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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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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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.


 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

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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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