Job search networking group meetings starting Monday, Sept. 19


“Do you want to know a secret?  How to be effective finding a job?”

Monday, 09/18, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts,

Finding Your Passion through Myers Briggs Personality Type. All those who are planning to attend this meeting are invited to take the assessment using the link Results will be displayed showing

preference along with a % for each preference. Our guest presenter, Mary Anne Kennedy, will discuss the meaning of each letter and % and how this relates to career preferences. More detailed information about the MBTI assessment can be found at Myers-Briggs Type Indicator:

The 16 Personality Types ( Mary Anne is the principal consultant of

MAKHR Consulting, LLC, which provides small- to medium-sized business owners with the full spectrum of HR services and programs. She is the author of “Finding The Right Job; A Step by Step Approach.”

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.

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 and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ. Maya facilitates the 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions.



Monday, September 18th, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, FREE

Mastering the Message: The Art of Effective Communication, Presented by Mega Jewell

Do you want to improve your communication skills? How about learning how to develop trusted relationships? And managing small talk to avoid awkwardness?

In this one-hour workshop, you’ll figure out where you stand in your conversations and communication skills, and I’ll provide tips and tricks to amplify your skills.

You’ll walk away from the workshop with the following:

  • Develop open-ended questions during small talk that’s engaging and fun
  • Learn how to listen effectively during active conversations
  • Present yourself in a manner that elevates your public perception

Register Here


Monday Sept 18, 2023. Start at 5:45 pm est. to 8:15 pm est.  Please share the Westchester Networking Organization meeting. 

Speaker Laura Powers

See attached Press Release. 

Topic:  Personal Branding, Your Job Search SuperPower

Use following url to register before Monday at 2:00 pm est.


Monday, September 18, 2023 6:00 PM

Westchester Networking Organization September 2023 Meeting

Laura Powers, an Executive Career Transition Coach with over 25 years of experience, will speak on Personal Branding: Your Job Search SuperPower at this month’s WNO meeting.

If you haven’t already, register soon!  The meeting is this coming Monday.

We hope you’re able to join us!

Follow the “Register”  link below to see all the details and to register.





Tuesday 9/19, our incomparable host, Tony Calabrese, Career Coach, & Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will present a webinar entitled: “Understand Conversations.” Register now 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. We are booked through year-end. Dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link once available, can be found on our webpage: Please encourage folks in your network who are un/underemployed, in/considering a career transition to subscribe to our listserv for occasional announcements, reminders, and updates at:

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 7:30pm – 9:00pm. Job Seekers of Montclair offers a practical interview workshop. Spend the evening with Carol Anderson practicing answers to interview questions. Get helpful feedback. Carol is the retired Director of Career Development and Placement at the Milano School of Policy, Management and the Environment. This meeting is in-person at 73 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair in the Meeting Hall. Job Seekers of Montclair is a free job search training and support group open to all. Additional information and directions are available on our website, It is suggested that you bring your resume and a job description for a position you are interested in.

Also, if you would like to give back to the community and add experience to your resume, volunteer for Job Seekers of Montclair. Reply to for details.

Job Seekers of Montclair is meeting in person again! The pandemic is over. Life is returning to normal or the new normal as some people call it. Although the new-normal may involve partial remote work, and some interviews are even on Zoom, ultimately the job decision will involve a face-to-face interview. That’s why we are having an in-person job interview workshop. We want to help you succeed in your job interview by giving you a chance to practice with valuable feedback. Carol Anderson will provide one-on-one help this Wednesday, September 20th at the Assembly Hall of St. Luke’s Church on 73 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. The time is 7:30 PM and light refreshments will be served. Check our website,, on Wednesday for information about an alternate way of participating.

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September 21st, 7-9 PM Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) Speaker + Networking Event on! YCP North NJ’s Executive Speaker Series.Thursday, September 21 at Morris Catholic High School in Denville, NJ from. This is a free event open to the public in which executives share their career and faith journeys with young professionals. Our speaker will be Cristofer Pereyra, CEO of Tepeyac Leadership Inc. (TLI), a global non- profit organization dedicated to civic leadership development for lay Catholic professionals, Pereyra challenges on-fire Catholics to help advance the mission of the church. Attendees have a chance to network before and after the evening’s presentation. Complimentary drinks & appetizers will be served. Registration is required, please RSVP here:


Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 6:00 PM to Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT

The Career Networking Group in Montgomery County 



Please join us for the online Zoom meeting. RSVP is open until Thursday 2 PM EDT. Upon registration, you will see the Zoom link on the event’s MeetUp.


Event Description:

Get a fresh perspective on the ever-changing landscape of the job search today as the Career Networking Group, Montgomery County goes behind the scenes with a Panel of HR and Career Professionals who will share their insider views.

Given the rapid advances in job search practices in recent years, the career transition process has undergone a dramatic change. The pandemic-induced changes in workplace have only amplified those changes. For many who have entered a job search, it’s important to know what employers are seeking and how to stand out in a competitive crowd.


In Part 1 of this program each of the four panelists will address one of these topics:

  • Amy Dinning. Networking Your Way to Success.
  • Laura Kasper. How to Leverage a Recruiter During Job Search.
  • Ed Samuel. Career Pivots Do’s & Don’ts.
  • Chris Sasse. Signs That It May Be Time to Consider a Career Change.

In Part 2, each of the panelists will address how to adapt to the changes, so that your job search will be successful and result in you landing a new position.


About the Group: The Career Networking Group in Montgomery County provides a supportive environment where members can obtain ideas, direction, support, and learn skills to improve their job search and career. Join online and network with others to share the best job hunting practices.


LOCATION Zoom video


FACILITATOR: Sean Reynolds






September 23 (changed from September 16), The next Careers in Transition meeting. We hope you will be able to attend as this meeting will feature a modified experimental virtual format to help return to “old school” networking.

The meeting will feature multiple small breakout groups where all members will discuss the following job search and networking topics.

1) What do you do when you’re asked an illegal question in an interview?

2) How are you managing your time in your job search?

3&4) Based on a video viewed about new workplace:

-What excites you about the new workplace?

-What scares you about the new workplace?

5) What’s a fun fact about you and how can you fit it into your job search? On your resume? In an interview?

To ensure the security of our virtual meetings, invitations will be emailed directly only to those who register for the meeting.

Registration will be open until 5PM EST Friday September 22.

Link to sign up:




Monday, 09/25, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts,


Using the ChatGPT Tool for Your Job Search. ChatGPT is a AI chatbot that generates

human-like responses to user prompts. Our presenter, Chui Senanayake, will detail how

ChatGPT can be used for everything from researching a company you are interviewing with to assisting with writing resumes and cover letters. Chui Senanayake is professional career coach and the CEO/founder of The Job Helpers. He has been helping job seekers optimize their resumes for over 15 years.

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.

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 and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ. Maya facilitates the 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions.


9/28, John Hadley is giving a free webinar, “5 Secrets to Landing a 6-Figure Job.”


– How to stop being a moving target, so you avoid wasting time ineffectively chasing opportunities that take you off track

– Ways to present the unique value you bring to the table

– Common presentation errors that undermine your search

– How to build a network that catches those 6-figure opportunities

– A road map for asking the right questions in the interview process that prove you are worth that 6-figure offer


What have others said about this webinar?

“Today’s workshop was spot-on, regarding providing any enterprising professional with a guideline how to approach the job market more effectively.”


“Great outline and the topics were right on. All topics were helpful: Focus, Powerful stories, Marketing materials, Networking, and Uncovering Needs.”


Join us!


Saturday, November 18,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Christ Church • 501 Swedesford Road • Wayne PA, Cost $10

Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop,     

An interactive day of information, ideas and networking to provide help and hope in your job transition and for your career. 

Resume Best Practices – Ed Samuel, Executive Career Coach with SamNova Inc, will focus on key areas that will make your resume stand out including how to quantify your accomplishments.  He will share what to include and exclude on your resume and why.

How to Ace the Interview and Get the Job – Michael Brenner, Founder & CEO of Right Chord Leadership, will share how to interview well including preparation, execution and follow-up.  He will provide practical advice you can use immediately.

Building Relationships to Land Your Next Opportunity – Amy Dinning, Talent Development Leader, will help you develop your relationship building skills to network your way to your next role. This interactive session will allow you to apply what you have learned on the spot.

Getting Culturally Fit – Steve Van Valin, Founder & CEO of Culturology, will help you to demonstrate how your values align to an organization’s values. Making it through the culture fit gauntlet is essential to landing your next job.

Networking over lunch with fellow participants and speakers

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop begins at 9 a.m. The formal part of the workshop will end at 4:00 p.m. Snacks and sandwiches will be provided; if you have special food needs, please bring your lunch. 

Please register online at and pay with a credit card. We are unable to take walk-ins. Please note that online registration will close on Wednesday, November 15 at 5 pm.


Questions & Answers with a Panel of Experts – Ed, Michael, Steve and Amy

Please register online at and pay with a credit card. We are unable to take walk-ins. Please note that online registration will close on Wednesday, November 15 at 5 pm.

 For more information or questions, contact Amy Dinning at


 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
  •       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) 


 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 – 


The Neighbors-helping-Neighbors (NhN) virtual meetings will resume on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 7:00pm.  More information regarding the NhN career transition group may be found at along with an updated meeting schedule.  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. Resources, virtual weekly meetings and guest presentationsare offered over the internet and video conferencingn platforms to help our members with theitr careers. The group’s culture is based on a pay it forward model with a focus on networkingand support.    The meetings are designed to help anyone in career advancementand career transition by offeringadvice in job search strategies, techniques, tools, support, motivation, leadership, and networking opportunities. Google Meet based sessions are held every other Tuesday between 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Meeting dates and access links are provided on the front page of ther Neighbors-helping-Neighbors’ website.


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.

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:


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

Careers in Transition is changing our meeting schedule for September 2023.  We will have 1 meeting on September 23rd, the 4th Saturday.  This meeting will feature a modified agenda that will be announced along with the registration link soon.

We will not meet on September 2nd, or September 16th to enable everyone to celebrate the holidays on those days..




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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