Job Search Networking Meetings as of 9/11/2023

9/11 is a very sad date for all of us that we should  and will never forget.




Mon., September 11th, 8 am, Janelle Razzino, Featured Speaker, 

How’s the “Water Temperature” and Where Do You Find the Openings?

Janelle Razzino, President, Razzino Associates, Inc. Executive Search

How’s the “Water Temperature” and Where Do You Find the Openings?

  1. Statistics – Longest Sustained Growth in History
    2. Hidden Job Market ?? Not Hiding !
    3. How NOT to take NO for an Answer

Janelle Razzino, President, Razzino Associates, Inc. a boutique firm specializing in C-level, executive-level and mid-level placements for The Fortune Global 2000 marketplace. 

Ms. Razzino is a regular seminar speaker at many corporate outplacement firms and network groups. She most recently started a new Network Group called The Hillsdale Network Career Resource Ministry in Hillsdale, New Jersey and she also now offers a Six-Week and Three- Week transition course to her candidates.

Ms. Razzino has been featured in Bob Herbert’s, New York Times column on “Workers Who Feel. Discarded”, and has appeared on the CBS Worlds News segment ‘The Under-employed”. Most recently she has been a guest on the talk radio show on “Your Career is Calling” broadcast live on The Bronc, Sunday mornings from Rider University.

Looking for Work?   Looking to do Career Networking?   Looking to Improve Job Search Skills?

Mondays at Seven is inviting you to a Scheduled ZOOM Meeting.

email:  to RSVP (highly encouraged, especially first time attendees)

Provide last and first names, email address, and any alias you use when logging in.
If you plan to phone in, please send us the telephone number from which you will call.

Deadline for registration is 6 pm on 10 September 2023
If late, email and we will try to fit you in.

Check at about 9 pm to confirm that you received link.


Introductions: 8:00 am – approx 8:20 am                                                                                Presentation and Q&A:  8:20 – 9:20 am

Looking Ahead, September 18th:  The Group, Open Discussion

Join Us and Spread the Word!

Monday, 9/11, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Stay Inspired and Resilient in the Job Search Emotional Roller Coaster. In this webinar,presented by Karen Litzinger, you will learn about normalizing emotions and ow to cope with them in a healthy manner, the ways negative emotions can unknowingly seep into your job search and life so you can avoid the impact, and 20 specific mental, emotional and physical techniques that can help you regain or keep a positive attitude. Karen is a licensed career counselor and has operated Litzinger Career Consulting for over 20 years. She is the author of “Help Wanted: An A to Z Guide to Cope with the Ups and Downs of the Job Search.” She also served as National Speakers Association’s Pittsburgh Chapter president.

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 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 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.

Tue, September 12, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Eastern Time) Communicating Your Best Self with Executive Presence (Zoom)

During this interactive networking event, media and communications expert, Melissa Daly, will share her best tips on how to create meaningful talk tracks about yourself and your accomplishments, and career guru, Charlotte A. Lee, will share how to use them during networking and interviewing. Additional topics include:

  • Tools and techniques to build Executive Presence
  • How to communicate your skills and add value
  • Linking Executive Presence with leadership, empathy, and self-awareness

Register for free at


Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 6:00 PM to Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 7:30 PM EDT, Respond by Thursday, September 7, 2023 5:00 PM. Women Seeking Career Transition, Top 10 Career Transition Questions and Answers from a Career Coach,

If you’re a professional woman considering a career change but unsure about how to proceed, this meeting is for you!

We will explore answers to the top 10 questions that I am asked by clients who are considering a career transition. I will share insights, resources, and tools with you to you discover if you are ready to make a career change.




Tuesday, September 12, 2023 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) , 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.

Web site:

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Wed Sept 13, 2023 from 6:30-8:30pm Central time, Live Event Date,                “HOW TO HANDLE GHOSTING DURING YOUR JOB SEARCH” plus a Q&A session on any topics , $20.00, Speaker:  Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach,  n-Demand Recording Availability: Thur Sept 14, 2023

The job search can be a very frustrating experience, especially when you think you’re making good progress with a great job opportunity and suddenly… things go silent. You were told that the company is interested in continuing more interviews with you but you haven’t heard back in a week or two or three. No phone call… no email. Nothing.

What should you do? Are you still in the running? Did you do something wrong? Have they lost interest in you?

Herein lies the challenge of being “ghosted” by a potential employer. And statistics show that 75% of job seekers believe they have been ghosted after having had what they believe was a good interview. It’s insensitive. It’s unprofessional. It’s disappointing. And it’s happening to a lot of job seekers… even those who thought they were well on their way to getting a potential job offer.

  • Why ghosting happens
  • What you can do to minimize potential ghosting before it occurs
  • Actions you can take once you believe you have been ghosted
  • What some job seekers are saying about ghosting

click here to register


JVS JOB-SEEKERS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP, Understanding Networking Join us to learn more about networking:

  • What is it? How does it work? 
  • Techniques to manage an effective network 
  • Overcoming networking fears 
  • Social Media and Social Networking 
  • Internet Networking…. and more!

In this webinar, Lynne Williams will share best practices for networking with tangible strategies and tips you can use.

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






Lynne Williams







September 2023 @ Thu Sep 14, 2023 6:30pm – 8:45pm (EDT)The St. Patrick’s EARN Team would like to invite you to the September EARN meeting. It will be held on Thursday, September 14 2023 and will start at 6:30 pm ET.

Our speaker will be Damon Montal. He will sharing his thoughts and ideas on “Your Inner Voice During Job Search”. Damon has extensive experience and passion for his clients in his Career Consulting work. We hope you will attend and are certain you will take away some new information and perspective and hearing from Damon.


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Join by Skype for Business

Thursday September 14th at 6:30pm. Leveraging 8 Principles to Conduct Difficult Conversation,  NJSENG meeting. Our speaker is Laura Crothers. If you want to reserve a seat for the meeting, please send an email to me at with the Subject Line: Reserve a seat for NJSENG 9-14-23.
Taught by a leadership expert, Laura Crothers, who works with C-suite all over the country to enhance their effectiveness, one of the most difficult things is having a tough conversation in the right way.  This session provides participants eight simple principles to leverage when they must conduct a difficult conversation with a coworker, subordinate,  client or even a family member.  Together we will :1.        Gain confidence in leveraging the 8 Fierce Conversation principles1.        Master the courage to interrogate reality2.        Come to an agreement on “the way forward”


There will be time to discuss individual sample challenges with Laura, who is also an HR expert.  Prepare to Tackle your toughest challenge in this session, so you leave with a plan of action! 




Friday, September 15, 2023 at 9:30 AM to Friday, September 15, 2023 at 11:30 AM EDT



Career Networking Group in Montgomery County, PA.

Please join us for the online Zoom meeting. RSVP is open until Thursday 5 PM ET. Upon registration, you will see the the Zoom link on the event’s MeetUp.

Event Description:

This fun interactive workshop covers the strategies, philosophies and actions to help you enjoy and be more effective in networking. The program deals with exercises to eliminate anxiety and develop confidence in making meaningful connections.

Attendees will develop lifetime habits to develop strong business and personal relationships. This workshop will highlight the hows and whys of effective networking.

You will learn:

• How to break the ice

• How to politely disengage

• Benefits of a wingman

• How to become the “best you” as an amazing, genuine networker

• How to grow brief encounters into meaningful relationships.

About the Presenter:

Rick “MacGyver” Tashman provides Extreme Makeovers for Data Centers and critical infrastructure services. Impressive clientele including Homeland Security, Coca-Cola, University of Pennsylvania. At last count, his designs have saved his clients more than eight million dollars in energy and business continuity costs.

Rick is an active volunteer in the community; American Red Cross Disaster Responder and Shelter Supervisor; Mental Health first aid certified to help prevent suicides; facilitated over 500 workshops helping people in career transition. Certified spinning instructor who has completed 7 marathons, 5 triathlons, over 8,000 miles of cycling, running, and walking supporting charities such as: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Multiple Sclerosis, American Cancer Society, Teen Tech Camp, Camp Cranium, and AFSP Suicide Prevention.

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



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.



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:





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.


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


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

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 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.

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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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