In person and Virtual Transition Support Meetings starting Monday, Oct.17

Navigating Your Way to Re-employment

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Monday, October 17, 2022 5:45 PM

Westchester Networking Organization October 2022 Meeting


Presentation:  Job Search Strategies The job market and the economy are in flux.  How do you best present yourself for this and any job market?   How do you make it easier for people to help you?  How do you use the means of search to your advantage?  

Career Coach Jay Colan will present key strategies for an effective job search. He will cover:

  •     Clarifying focus: What do you do? What do you want to do next?
  •     Skills: How up to date are you on your skills?
  •     Target List: Where do you want to work/make contacts?
  •     Talking to people: How do you best engage people who can help you?
  •     Sharing Resource Challenges: What are some challenges in the job search and how to best deal with them

Tuesday 10/18, the incomparable Tony Calabrese, longtime Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will present: “Developing a Personal Marketing Plan”. Please visit: to register. All are welcome. Q & A will follow.


Meetings are held on Zoom on alternate Tuesdays at 10am and will remain virtual for the foreseeable future. Check out our robust 2022 schedule, as we are now booked through year-end, by visiting:

Tuesday, October 18,2022 , Noon Eastern / 11AM Central / 10AM Mountain / 9AM Pacific

“5 Secrets to Landing a Job You’ll Love!” by John Hadley

A FREE 1 hour webinar, Tuesday, October 18

 Are you in a job that you love, and that pays what you know you’re worth?


  • Have you already settled for a job that doesn’t fulfill the inner you?
  • Does the very idea of searching for a GREAT job seem futile?
  • Do you feel like the odds are stacked against you in finding an opportunity you will truly love?
  • Is the stress of being unemployed, underpaid or under-appreciated affecting the way you feel about life? 

It doesn’t have to! What would it be like to wake up early each morning totally excited to go to your dream job? Wouldn’t you like to be building your future each and every day? 

Join in on the webinar on Tuesday, October 18


Tuesday, Oct.18, 2022, 6:15 pm ET, Employment Advisory program at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church ,  Online via Zoom • Register here The only way to a job is an interview. Join a group of professional interviewers and coaches to practice what you say. In this workshop you can hone your skills, from the initial screening interview all the way to how to talk to your boss’s boss. If you simply want to listen to others practice, you are welcome to do that as well. Professional coaches, seasoned managers and recruiters will bring their expertise to this program. This program meets on Zoom. Click here to register.


Wednesday, October 19, 2022, From 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, Bergen County Mobile Job Center, Meet with Local Employers. Visit for a list of participating employers.  216 Forest Avenue  Van Saun County Park, (Lot 3), Paramus, NJ 07631


Thursday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Career Networking Group, Montgomery County, Join Amy Dinning, global manager for Learning & Development, for “How to conduct an effective job search in a virtual environment.” While much of the office-based workforce have adjusted to working from home, job-seekers navigating virtual networking, virtual interview and virtual onboarding face new challenges as well. Many employees hired in the wake of Covid-19 have joined teams they have only met via video call!

When Amy joins us on 10/20, she will discuss this whole new world and offer key tips and tools to conduct a job search effectively in a virtual environment.

Attend this powerfully thought-provoking and interactive presentation and you will:

  • Learn the best tools to have in your toolkit
  • Learn the best way to network and connect virtually.
  • Learn how to prepare yourself for your virtual job search!

  Register here


Monday, 10/24 at 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts, Beating The Applicant Tracking System. In this webinar, Lynne Williams will explain why human eyes may never see your resume and what you need to do to optimize your document to ensure you get through the ATS that most HR departments utilize. Lynne Williams is executive director of the Great Careers Group & BENG that provides career education and networking connections for jobseekers in career transition, and employed and self-employed for career management. She is also the owner of Around the Clock Executive Helper, a writer of resumes and LinkedIn profiles.

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 under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page.

Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting.

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

October 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM, Bergen Career Networking Community,  Join us for How to Work as a Consultant in the Gig Economy,.Register soon because space is limited. We hope you’re able to join us!


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2022, 10:00am – 11:00am, FREE VIRTUAL CAREER WEBINAR by Monmouth County Workforce Development “LinkedIn Networking”

By, Kenneth Lang. Please reserve your seat by going to: 

and registering for this workshop. Seats are limited! PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address. What you will learn: LinkedIn and Networking.  Just about all jobs these days come from Networking. Using LinkedIn is the best way to focus on that, by building a complete profile while taking advantage of the many different networking opportunities the platform offers.

Friday, Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m., Career Networking Group, Montgomery County, Join Alycia Hannum, human resources manager, for “Building your LinkedIn brand.”Whether it is your intention or not, once you have a name and a social footprint, you own a personal brand. It is your one stop shop to stand out from the crowd and showcase your areas of your expertise in your niche. Therefore, make it worth it, eye-catching, and most importantly leverage it.

According to research, people make a first impression within only a few seconds. While this is true in person, it is now also applicable digitally.

More than ever, people will do an online audit to help develop an impression of who you are. 

Your online profile shapes others’ impression of you. When viewing your LinkedIn profile, people get an understanding of who you are. A strong presence on LinkedIn increases your chances of having your talents recognized by recruiters.

Leveraging all that LinkedIn offers allows you to build you own personal brand. Your personal brand differentiates you and communicates your talents to a wider audience.

Attend this engaging & informative presentation and you will learn:

  • Why personal branding on LinkedIn is important
  • How to make LinkedIn work for your job search and career
  • How to target future employers
  • Creating a personal search engine optimization (SEO) profile
  • Avoiding common mistakes

 Register here


Monday, 10/31 at 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey Hosts, Stay Inspired and Resilient on the Job Search Emotional Roller Coaster. Join us as Karen Litzenger, a certified career counselor, shares experiential mental, emotional and physical techniques that you can use to help you regain or keep a positive attitude. Whether you have been struggling with unemployment or just beginning your search, learn about practical strategies to cope with the inevitable ups and downs. Based in Pittsburgh, Karen owns Litzinger Career Consulting and is the author of “Help Wanted:

An A to Z Guide to Cope with the Ups and Downs of the Job Search.”

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 under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page. Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting. Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 am as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions from noon-12:30 pm in our ‘Ask Maya’ segment.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2022, 10:00AM-11:00AM, FREE VIRTUAL CAREER WEBINAR by Monmouth County Workforce Development, “Sorry, but we found someone who’s ”a better fit.” By Alex Freund. 

Please reserve your seat by going to:

and registering for this workshop. YOU MUST Complete the registration to receive an email with the ZOOM link to join. Do not delay! Seats are limited! 

Please SAVE the link sent to you, as this is the ONLY time you will receive it-there are NO REMINDERS before the event.

PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are

interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address

What you will learn:

Have you been told someone else was a so-called better fit? What does that really mean, anyway? 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, The Landing Expert will show you how to unearth things far beyond what's shown in a job posting.


Sat, November 12, 2022, 8:00AM-10:00 am  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Bill LaChance – Key Financial Planning Considerations for Those in a Career Transition.


 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.

Zoom: If you want to learn how to use Zoom, copy this link: and paste it into your browser. This will take you to your LinkedIn account and then to videos to instruct you to use Zoom. 

 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

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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)

Starting 1/11/2022 – Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is hosting free Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Sessions are held every other Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including: dates, topics, presenters, and webinar descriptions, at: and be sure to join our email list: 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 who’d like to share your time and insights at an upcoming session, 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.

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 IN PERSON at the Winston School behind Christ Church in Short Hills. Park in the church parking lot at 66 Highland Avenue, Short Hills, NJ. RSVP not required. Just show up to network.  Resume review is offered. Bring 10 printed copies of your resume if you wish to have your resume reviewed.

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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