Job Search Networking Group meetings starting 6-24-24


Professional and personal networking is the edge to getting a job


Monday, 06/24, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Components of the Background Check. The interview is just one step. The background and reference check is a completely separate and extensive step made much easier by the internet. What are employers learning about you? What can you do to ensure they learn what you want? In this presentation, our speaker, Paul Cecala, will detail the many steps to improve your background and reference checks.

Paul Cecala, a Global Career Developmental Facilitator (GCDF) certified career coach, has been coaching since 1999. He has worked for several post-secondary career schools as Director of Career Services specializing in Biotech/pharmaceutical careers, Green Economy jobs, aviation, allied health, IT, and general administrative professions. He has also worked as a program manager for lifelong learning and workforce development training at Fairleigh Dickinson University and County College of Morris. Additionally, he helped develop the job-search training process for several New Jersey Department of Labor-sponsored job-search groups.

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

Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 pm for our ‘Ask Maya’; segment with Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement.

Maya facilitates the 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job-search questions.

Please join us on the third Monday of the month from 11:30 am until noon for a new segment on the importance of meditation in your job search. The segment is hosted by Victoria Squazzo, a certified Reiki master/teacher, holistic practitioner of Ayurveda and emotion code practitioner.

Victoria has been in private practice since 2014 and completed a Yoga certification in 2022.


Mon, Jun 24 at 12:00 PM, FREE, Breaking Free: Leaving Corporate America to Start Your Own Business, A step-by-step guide for corporate refugees (or everyday people wanting to leave their 9-to-5 job) to turn their passions into profit., NY Public Library, Thomas Yoseloff Business Center.

This event will be online only

David Shriner-Cahn has built a successful community where corporate refugees learn how to do more of what they love and get paid what they’re worth.

He specializes in helping you grow your consulting, coaching, or small business—on your own terms—so that you can deliver great results to your ideal clients while supporting the lifestyle you want.

In this program, you will discover how to:

  • Smash your plateau in 5 strategic steps: Learn the proven methods to break through barriers and catapult your performance.
  • Craft a weekly progress plan: Develop a personalized roadmap for consistent advancement, ensuring you make tangible strides every week.
  • Avoid common pitfalls: Become aware of the hazards that can hinder your success and discover strategies to sidestep them.
  • Ditch unnecessary worries: Identify what truly matters, eliminating unnecessary concerns that may be holding you back.
  • Chart your course for the next month: Pinpoint the most critical actions tailored to your goals, setting the stage for accelerated progress.

This webinar is your golden opportunity if:

  • You dream of working for yourself but fear the perceived risks.
  • Recent job loss has triggered your journey into your own business.
  • You’ve taken the plunge into entrepreneurship but seek faster acceleration.

Sign up today, and don’t miss your chance to ask David all your questions!

Moderator: David Shriner-Cahn

Reserve a spot

Tues June 25, 12:00-12:30, Central time,  “FREE JOB SEARCH Q&A SESSION” (A LinkedIn Live broadcast) NSENG,  Marty Gilbert.

This free session is available to anyone. You can email me your questions in advance… chat them during the event… or just listen in and learn. Click here or on the graphic below to register and feel free to share with your network. LinkedIn will record this live event so if you cannot attend this webinar, use the link to watch the recording later.


Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the time being.  We will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays, each month.

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Wednesday, July 26, at 7:15 – 8:45 PM, Job Seekers of Montclair invites you to a meeting on Coping with Change. The workshop covers the items below.

Understanding your feelings

Coping with stress

Gain control

Opportunities for growth

We meet at the Assembly Hall of St. Luke’s Church on 73 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Check our website,, for directions and additional information. The entrance faces S. Fullerton Ave. You are invited to join us. The event will also be available online. Click here to

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 869 6416 8449

Passcode: 005505

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For phone only dial 929 436 2866 and enter ID + passcode.


Fri, June 28, 9:45am – 12:00pm

Lew Maltby – Navigating the Pre-Employment Screening Minefield

The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

You created a great resume, have great references, and aced the interview.  The job is as good as yours.  But many people in your situation lose their jobs at the last minute because something goes wrong when HR runs a credit check, criminal record check, drug test, or Internet search.

Learn about the hazards of pre-employment screening and how to prevent it from costing you a hard-earned job.

All PSG of Mercer County meetings are in-person only without streaming or recording.

No Signup or Registration Required


July 5, PSG Mercer County

No Meeting due to the July 4th Holiday.


Monday, July 8, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (ET),  FREE

How to Organize Your Business for Sanity and Sustainability, NY Public Library, Thomas Yoseloff Business Center, This event will be online only**

This event is part of the series How to Create a Tiny Business That Makes Big Money.

Elaine Pofeldt, journalist and bestselling author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business and Tiny Business, Big Money, will interview some of the entrepreneurs featured in her books and/or her Forbes’ profiles to share how everyday Americans are nearing or breaking $1 million in revenue in businesses with no employees besides the owners or with a very small team.

Join Elaine in conversation with:

Sign up for this program and get an inside scoop on how these top entrepreneurs handle challenges, adapt to market trends, create innovative products and services, develop their brands, increase their sales, and run their businesses so lean, so successfully, and so profitably.

Don’t miss the opportunity to ask them your questions!

Moderator: Elaine Pofeldt Get my tickets 

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 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 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 


Monday mornings – 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.


Alternate Tuesdays, 10 am – Career Conversations with Tony are free webinars for those who are un/underemployed, in/considering a career transition. Sessions are facilitated primarily by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC, or an esteemed guest presenter. Login info will be emailed the day prior to the webinar, but registration officially closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. All are welcome. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for: dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link at: To receive an invite to join our listserv for occasional announcements and reminders, volunteer or recommend a thought-leader or topic, or if you have any questions, please email Tony at:


Every Tuesday 1-2:00pm, before 4/30, Join Ken Lang for his weekly LinkedIn Live! event. Register here at or you can watch the broadcast live from Ken’s LinkedIn profile – 


The Neighbors-helping-Neighbors (NhN) has now changed its operating model from virtual meetings, face to face meeting to a one-on-one mentor/coach model. Our leaders and others who volunteer and are vetted by founder will offer one on one sessions with our membership information and a large amounts of resources for NhNUSA may be found at There is both a registration for members needing help, along with a registration for applying to be a coach/mentor.  Please feel free to use the free career resources on this site and join their Linked-In group.  


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 12 years.


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.


Wednesdays – Job Seekers of Montclair is a free, job search training and support group open to all. We have professional speakers on a variety of job search topics including recognizing your accomplishments, developing your resume, networking, interview preparation, and dealing with road blocks.

Job Seekers of Montclair meets every Wednesday in person and on Zoom at 7:30 pm. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Information about the upcoming meeting can be found on our website.

While you are there, you can join our low volume e-mail list where we send announcements of upcoming meetings or helpful information. Just click on Subscribe on the home page.

You may also link to an Internet-friendly version of our schedule from our website. 

There is no meeting of Job Seekers this week. The next meeting is in person (with additional Zoom access) on January 3. Join Dr. Mark Arnowitz, adjunct professor at Caldwell University and counselor for life changing events, who will conduct a workshop on Coping with Change.


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, 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:


Careers in Transition meets virtually the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM EST except for July 6, 2024. Each meeting offers: (1) various speakers and topics related to job search and career development (2) Resume Review.

Read more about us:

To ensure the security of our virtual meetings, invitations will be emailed directly only to members who register for the meeting.  Registration will be open until 5PM EST Friday before each meeting.

Link to sign up: :

2nd Saturday of the month, except we skip December and August. Penn State Great Valley Presents   My Career Transitions My Career Transitions has returned to in-person meetings at the Penn State Great Valley campus in Malvern, PA. Attending in-person allows you to get the most from the meeting by interacting with the speaker and networking with the volunteers and other attendees that may be able to help you.  * For those outside the greater Philadelphia region or otherwise not able to attend in-person, you will be able to join by Zoom, starting with virtual networking before joining the classroom live. We do not record the meetings for viewing later.All events now start at promptly at 10:00 AM and end by 12:15 PM.  Please arrive by 10:00 when doors open.  We start with the MCT networking session – a fun way to meet people and grow your network by 2-3 people – even before the speaker starts.Note: Registration for all events closes at 12 noon the day prior to the event.  

Dress Code:  We suggest dressy casual. No one wears suits or ties. The norm is slacks and a collared shirt for men and the equivalent for women.

Monthly schedule: 2nd Saturday of the month, except we skip December and August. See below. 

My Career Transitions is presented by Penn State Great Valley and our events are sponsored by the Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society. You do not need to have any affiliation with Penn State to attend and benefit from our meetings and speaker. We welcome everyone.

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