List of Job Search Networking Groups starting Jan. 23

People meet in-person again




Monday, 01/23, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey Hosts, Candidate Experience: Truth, Myths and Measures. Gerry Crispin will engage attendees in this conversation to both share his thoughts on what job seekers should be paying attention to and listen to what is keeping you up at night as you face into 2023.

Gerry founded CareerXroads, a peer-to-peer community, more than 25 years ago to encourage the transformation of hiring into the 21st century. He also founded a non-profit, TalentBoard, in 2010 to research employer practices that impact the candidate experience.

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 from noon-12:30 pm as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequentspeaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job searchquestions from noon-12:30 pm. ‘Ask Maya’ is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.


Monday, January 23, 2023 5:45 PM, Westchester Networking Organization,

Linda Van Valkenburgh will present. Social and emotional intelligence is the ability to be aware of our own emotions and those of others, in the moment, and to use that information to manage ourselves and manage our relationships. EQ is a measure of emotional intelligence.

We will discuss the Four Quadrant model; the twenty-six competencies involved; various profiles; behaviors that can be changed; and how this can be used in the workplace.

Linda will give samples and examples of people who possess particular competences, those who lack it, and development tips how to improve the competence.

Linda will discuss major US Corporations (most in our area) that utilize EQ in their workplaces and have tremendous ROI to validate their commitment!  Registration (which is free) is required.  Use the link below to register!



Monday, January 23, 2023 7:00 PM Bergen Career Networking Community Visualization and Your Job Search, Let’s get together.

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for Visualization and Your Job Search, January 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM.



Tuesday 1/24, 10 am, the incomparable Tony Calabrese, longtime Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) host, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will present a webinar entitled: ”How to Prepare and Conduct an Informational Interview”. Please visit: to register. All are welcome. Q & A will follow.


Tuesday, January 24, 1 pm. My NetworkingCentral presents Live with Alex Freund, The Landing Expert,  To learn more, go here.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)  The 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:

Tuesday meeting permalink:


Jan 25th, 12:00-12:30 CT, FREE Webinar by NSENG: “MARKETING Yourself to Your Next Job”. Over 90% of the job search is Marketing. A job search is just like a new product launch & YOU are now that product. It’s all about positioning, packaging, messaging, defining your audience & launching a target marketing campaign to create greater visibility & engagement for your background. Learn how to do it by clicking here or on the graphic below to register– and feel free to share with others.


Thursday, January 26, 2023, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, JVS New Career Strategies, Career Clarity and Purpose,


Join us as Bill Amirault shares insights from interviews with 13 successful career coaches and entrepreneurs to reveal strategies for creating career clarity that is aligned with your true purpose.


There will be 20 minutes of open networking

with fellow job seekers at 2:00 pm.



Friday Jan 27, 2023, 9:45am-12pm, Mercer County PSG presents Jennifer Smith – A Leadership Mindset for Success

Description: Leaders today are continually challenged to do more with less, achieve aggressive targets, be innovative, and ensure that employees are engaged. Leaders show that they are savvy with the actions they take and the behaviors they choose when working with colleagues. One’s mindset plays a critical role in positioning one for the desired success. How you think and what you think is the key to unlocking the door to being resilient in the COVID-impacted, fast-paced, ever-changing world that we live in today…just to meet expectations.

By the end of this engaging and informative session, attendees will:

  •             Learn why focusing on one’s mindset is essential.
  •             Learn the impact mindset has on being successful in today’s environment.
  •             Understand key ingredients to have a successful leadership mindset.

Jennifer L. Smith is the CEO and Strategic Advisor at Growth Potential Consulting (


Monday, 01/30, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts, Money Saving Strategies During a Transition. In this presentation Bill LaChance will cover a number of strategies to consider to help with cash flow during a career transition. The focus will be on those strategies that may not be well known or understood. Topics will include medical Insurance through the Affordable Care Act, strategies to take advantage of shifting marginal tax rates during a transition including impact of new tax laws, and advantages/disadvantages of 401k/403b rollovers.

Bill LaChance is an independent financial advisor. Bill's firm combines financial planning, investment management, tax planning and tax preparation. Prior to launching his financial planning practice, Bill spent 22 years in corporate finance in the retail industry and before that was a CPA with a large accounting firm. Bill is a Certified Financial Planner as well as an enrolled agent authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

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 pm 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.


Tuesday, January 31, 1 pm., My Networking Central presents LinkedIn Live with Brenda Meller – Doors or Hurdles: What (and Where) are Your LinkedIn CTAs?,  To learn more, go here.

January 31, 1-2 pm, St. Patrick’s EARN – The Employment Assistance and Resource Network, Guest is Brenda Meller – Doors or Hurdles: What (and Where) are Your LinkedIn CTAs? Zoom link –

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is offering a Job Seekers Success Group for active job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.  This meeting will be held via Zoom. The topic for this session is “Creating a Target Market for your Job Search” presented by Paul Cecala, Chief Career Navigator. “Where do you want to work?” One of the most common questions asked of job seekers. This workshop will look at why to define your targets and then how to methodically use them to network in conducting your job search. By the end of the workshop, you should have the beginnings of your target job search market chart created.

This group is offered free of charge and are open to the entire community.  Funding for this program is provided by grants from The Arnold A. Schwartz Foundation, Affinity Federal Credit Union and Magyar Bank. Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation and to be admitted to the group. To register or for information about Career Counseling Services, please contact Elise Prezant at or 908-725-7799X108.


Friday Feb 3, 2023, Mercer County PSG presents Hanan Isaacs – Essential Principles of Employment Law for Workers or Those in Transition

New Jersey Employment and Family Law Attorney Hanan Isaacs will cover key topics under NJ employment law and, where relevant, federal law. Topics to be covered will include:

  • At-will employment, employment contracts, civil service, Union membership
  • Lawful and unlawful hiring practices by the employer
  • Legal significance/enforceability of an Employee Handbook or Personnel Manual


February 9, 2023 at 6:30pm, NJSENG meeting, please send an email to Marty at MartyLatman@gmail with the Subject Line: “Reserve My Seat for the 2-9-23 NJSENG Meeting.

Below discusses the meeting and speaker.

Please join us as Gerard Raho discusses “Financial Planning During a Job Transition”. Gerard will be discussing at the meeting:

  1. 401k options when you leave a company and the positive and negative aspects to each option.  He will discuss special situations when you can take money out of a 401k without penalty.
  2. He will talk about overall financial planning as he touches on cash management options and liquidity needs during job transition.
  3. Gerard will show a retirement analysis and discuss the importance of having proper asset allocation.
  4. Gerard will also discuss current market volatility and put it into historical perspective.


Sat, February 11, 2023, 8: -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Andrew O’Hearn – “Working Out Loud”. Sign on instructions at Register on meetup

February 11, 2023, 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Upcoming MCT (My Career Transitions) Meetings

Topic: KLT AIR Your Networking North Stars

Speaker:  Michael Hughes

Location:  Virtual Event

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

To register for this FREE event, please click here.

Networking has been proven to be the most effective tool and approach to navigating career transition, relationship building, and personal success. This seminar will focus on the key basic tools to make networking part of anyone’s professional toolbox, regardless of personality type, occupation, or stage in career.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Build and establish networks
  • Focus on how personality works for you
  • Become mindful of how people value integrity
  • Ask questions with a purpose

 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 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,


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

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 –


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.


Free Computer Classes at Neptune Public Library. Registration required:

Thursday, January 26 5:30p-7:30p [Excel]

Thursday, February 23 5:30p-7:30p [Word]

Thursday, March 30 5:30p-7:30p [PowerPoint]

Thursday, April 27 5:30p-7:30p [Excel]

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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