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Monday, 8/29, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts,

WORK SEARCH BUDDIES: FINDING SUCCESS WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM A FRIEND. Do you ever have trouble getting motivated to start your search in the morning? Are you not getting the results you want from your resume or networking? Are you frustrated and ready to quit your search? Maybe a buddy to lean on will help keep the motivation going and give you the important feedback you need to keep on track, be more productive, and find success in your search. Join us as Career Coach Paul Cecala details the “hands-on” steps needed to find and successfully utilize a Work Search (Accountability) Buddy. Paul is a certified global career development facilitator, work search author, and founder of Cecala Career Consultants.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register under where it says Welcome Back.  Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting.  Join PSGCNJ every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month for our new “Ask Maya” segment featuring Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, as she facilitates a 30-minute session prior to the start of our regular Monday meeting to answer your job search questions. Come join us from noon-12:30 pm and bring your questions to ‘Ask Maya’. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022   6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT, Join Us ONLINE For “Coping With The Ups & Downs of the Job Search”, FULL PRESENTATION TOPIC, “Stay Inspired and Resilient on the Emotional Roller Coaster of the Job Search”

ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY:

Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!!

When registering you must provide (FOR SECURITY REASONS) your EMAIL ADDRESS to George Schonewolf, Founder/Facilitator in order to receive meeting Log-in Information for the Meeting!

Excitement about a job lead. Wait. Hope. Rejection. The ride on the emotional roller coaster of the job search can negatively impact job seekers at all levels and professions.

Keeping a positive attitude impacts your energy in the search and your outcomes. This program can help whether you have been struggling with unemployment or just beginning your search.

Attend this workshop and learn how to:

Recognize how not coping with emotions in a healthy way can affect your job search and your personal life

Receive inspiration to help normalize the inevitable ups and downs of the search.

Learn about steps and processes to move through emotions in a healthy manner

Experience physical and emotional techniques first-hand to cope with anxiety and other negative emotions plus two dozen additional techniques.

Learn about the power of thought and beliefs on managing emotions to positively impact your search and additional mental techniques for coping with stress and negative emotions.

The goal of the Career Networking Group in Montgomery County is to provide a supportive environment where members can obtain ideas, direction, and support and learn skills to improve their job search and career. Come and network with other individuals who are likewise in transition to share best practices about job hunting.
REGISTER: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/283274669/

QUESTIONS: Call George at (215) 264-9153 or e-mail george@careerdirectionspa.com

 

Thursday, September 1 at 11am PT / 2pm ET St. Hubert  Job Ministry presents “Building a Mindset for Job Search Success: Strategies to shift your Outlook by Andrew Seaman and Jasmine Escalera. Join the Career Talks event to learn effective strategies that will help you shift your outlook for a more successful search. We’ll cover how to work on your job search mindset, powerful strategies to maintain a positive outlook, how to overcome rejection during the search, balancing current responsibilities with your search, and Live Q&A following the discussion.

RSVP

 

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 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 “Build Your Interview Skills” presented by John Hadley, Career Strategist, JHA Careers.

  •         Do you consistently turn interviews into engaging conversations that get you the offer?
  •         Or are you too often the bridesmaid and not the bride?

Join Job Search Strategist John Hadley (www.JHACareers.com) for an interactive skill-building workshop. John will help you construct better answers to difficult questions, raise your awareness about what to watch for and how to react to it, and help you build your interview muscles so that you can get the offers you deserve. John has coached hundreds of job seekers 1-on-1, and is sought after to speak on career search and marketing topics. His free Career Tips email newsletter is read each month by 9,000 subscribers; check it out at www.JHACareers.com/Newsletter.htm.

This group is offered free of charge and is 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  eprezant@JewishFamilySvc.org or 908-725-7799X108.

 

Friday, September 9, 2022 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT, Career Networking Group Montgomery County, Join Us ONLINE For “Future Proofing YOUR Career for Job Search Success “Details ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY: Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!! When registering you must provide (FOR SECURITY REASONS) your EMAIL ADDRESS to George Schonewolf, Founder/Facilitator in order to receive meeting Log-in Information for the Meeting!

Three years ago, the economy was doing well with no signs of slowing down. There was no indication that an economic downturn was imminent. At least, not at first glance. With the benefit of hindsight, the data on the job market exposed some gaps.

Challenges lurked beneath the surface, partially obscured by a booming economy. The population and the labor force were both aging. Job seekers in high-skills occupations faced increased pressure. Those with lower-demand skills either struggled for fewer jobs or chose not to participate at all.

These pressures contributed to decreasing labor force participation rates. Experts predicted a low of 61.2% by 2028, a continuation of the steep decline over the last 20 years. Despite this pattern, the general public was unconcerned.

ZipRecruiter chief economist Cathy Barrer captured the sentiment of the time when she told PBS NewsHour, “It seems easier to find a job once you’ve decided that is an option that is on the table.” Then came the coronavirus. The environment changed drastically and suddenly. Those seemingly small weaknesses in an otherwise robust economy became serious fault lines. ‘

The lowest skilled and least educated workers felt the impact most strongly. The solutions likely to help these workers, upskilling and training, are more difficult to deliver than ever before. As long as the pandemic persists, recovery will remain uncertain. So what is the key to overcoming this?

Education. Over the next hour, I’ll attempt to explore education in the following three ways: As a way to inform you of labor market trends; To identify the employment opportunities in the volatile job market and prepare you for the next job opportunity by predicting the future.

Attend this presentation and these will be the takeaways

  • Regardless of the strength of the job market, pandemic, or any

other external factors, the key to successful job attainment is to

first understand your authentic self.

  • The coronavirus pandemic accelerated already existing

employment trends; this was bound to happen

  • But we are fortunate to know where the growths and declines in

industry will take place AND the top jobs by level of education;

occupations in healthcare, Business, IT, and Social Services are

currently and will be in demand even after the pandemic subsides.

  • Education is the key to job attainment, whether through a full

degree program, micro-credential, or professional development

certificate.

  • You don’t have to look too far for help with the next step of your

education, regardless of the level: I’m here to help.

LOCATION: ONLINE / VIRTUAL WEBINAR

FACILLITATOR: George E. Schonewolf, Founder / Organizer / Speaker / Event Host / Career Coach

INVESTMENT: FREE to all in transition/ unemployed.

REGISTER: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/clblhsyccjbhc/ 

QUESTIONS: Call George at (215) 264-9153

 

Friday, Sept 9, 2022, 9:45am-12:00pm, Join Mercer County PSG Weekly on Friday

Location: The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

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Description: LinkedIn Audio Events: What it is and How to Use it

LinkedIn’s Audio Events gives users the ability to schedule and host discussions, interviews, and other conversations, not dissimilar to apps and tools such as Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces. Join 2022 Top Job Search Expert Ken Lang as he discusses this terrific tool, how to use it, and how you can utilize it to connect with others.

 

 

 

Sat, September 10, 2022, 8:00AM-10:00 am  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Alex Freund – The BOT is Ready to Interview You Now

 

September 10, 2022, Time: 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM, My Career Transitions presents, Topic: How to Get Back in the Game, Speaker:  Ken Sher Location:  Virtual Event, Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society, Registration for this FREE event will open soon. Registration will end September 9 at noon. There are many reasons people have been out of work and/or looking for a job recently – some new, some old. They include:

  • Time for a change
  • Raise a family
  • The pandemic
  • Took a gap year
  • Not ready to retire

But how do you get back into it and what direction should you go with your career? Maybe you want to go back to what you were doing before. Or maybe you want to do something completely different.

But where do you start?

This talk will help you determine what you want to do next and how to prepare for and execute a successful job search

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to use the TRUST Success Model to conduct a winning job search
  • What to do to determine what direction to take your career
  • How to position yourself to win your next great role
  • The best way to network and what a productive networking conversation sounds like
  • How to market yourself to attract recruiters

Monday, 9/12, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts The  Importance of Personal Branding for Promoting Yourself & Negotiation. Join David Schuchman as he explains how establishing and enhancing your personal brand will help you develop a reputation for professionalism, integrity, and expertise that will open doors to getting hired, promoted, and negotiating your salary. This program will discuss some ways that your personal brand can help you promote yourself, negotiate your salary and even earn that promotion. David is executive chair of the Professional Service Group of Mercer County in Princeton, NJ, co-facilitator for New Jersey Job Seekers in Princeton and serves on the board of The Breakfast Club of New Jersey.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ 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.

 

Friday Sept. 16, 2022 9:45 am-12:00 pm, Mercer County PSG presents Jan Goodman – How to Thrive during Transition and Change

Times of transition hold both challenges and opportunities. What are you really committed to in this moment?

Tony Robbins once said, “Quality questions create a quality life.”

  • Is your behavior consistent with what you are committed to?
  • Are you present and engaged in your own life?
  • Are you satisfied with your choices?
  • Would you like to make better choices in the future?
    Our life is made up of decisions. When we ask the right questions it heightens our awareness and allows us to see more clearly. The strategies and philosophies that will be presented in this workshop provide attendees with tools that self-empower. The workshop is designed to help you achieve your personal best both professionally and personally. It’s a point of view that is based on choice. Self-empowerment feeds our unconscious mind to make conscious choices that allow us to be successful.
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

Monday, 9/19, at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, Align Your Potential by Identifying Your Natural Abilities with Multiple Natures. Multiple Natures is a career discovery, job transition, recruitment and life coaching assessment. Each person has a unique set of traits, which provides a predisposition towards different types of work and activities. Multiple Natures assists individuals in their quest for self-improvement and finding the flow to fulfill their true potential. Our presenter for this program is Jan Goodman, a community outreach specialist and career coach with the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center Training Services.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ 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, September 21,2022, 10:00am – 1:00 pm open to people with disabilities and veterans.  11:00 AM- 1:PM Open for everyone.  Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development hosts Fall 2022 in-person job fair. Free event, free parking, wheelchair accessible.

 

Friday, September 16, 2022  9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT, Career Networking Group in Montgomery County, Join Michael Brenner ONLINE For “How To Ace The Interview And Get The Job!” ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY:

Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!!

When registering you must provide (FOR SECURITY REASONS) your EMAIL ADDRESS to George Schonewolf, Founder/Facilitator in order to receive meeting Log-in Information for the Meeting!

Company needs change. The business environment changes. The market goes up and down, people leave and get hired. But one thing that doesn’t change much – amidst all the swirling change occurring around it – is the job interview.

That crucial hour or so is your opportunity to showcase yourself and make a compelling case why you’re the best fit for the job. While the job interview is the one piece of the process you have the most control over, all too often candidates wreck their chances with poor showings. This lively and engaging session will cover the three essential P’s: Prepare, Practice, and Perform.

How well you execute the three P’s will have a profound impact on your interviewing success. We’ll cover the questions you’re most likely to be asked and how to develop great answers that hit the mark. We’ll also discuss how to deal with nerves, communicate your personal brand, and make a good impression during those pivotal opening minutes. Plus, we’ll make time to practice so you can be at your best when it counts!

By attending this engaging, thought-provoking and motivational session, you will learn:

  • Common mistakes committed by interviewees and how to avoid them
  • The best way to prepare for those tough interview questions
  • How to deal with nerves and present your best self
  • What your personal brand is and how to best convey it
  • Effective ways to practice so you can ace the interview!

About The Group: The goal of the Career Networking Group in Montgomery County is to provide a supportive environment where members can obtain ideas, direction, and support and learn skills to improve their job search and career. Come and network with other individuals who are likewise in transition to share best practices about job hunting.

LOCATION: ONLINE / VIRTUAL WEBINAR

FACILLITATOR: George E. Schonewolf, Founder / Organizer / Speaker / Event Host / Career Coach

INVESTMENT: FREE to all in transition/ unemployed.

REGISTER: https://www.meetup.com/preview/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/243779379

QUESTIONS: Call George at (215) 663-0601 or e-mail george@careerdirectionspa.com

 

Thursday, September 22, 2022  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT, Career Networking Group Montgomery County,  Panel of 4 HR Pro’s ONLINE For “The Changing Landscape of the Job Search Today” ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY:

Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!!

When registering you must provide (FOR SECURITY REASONS) your EMAIL ADDRESS to George Schonewolf, Founder/Facilitator in order to receive meeting Log-in Information for the Meeting!

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 Professionals who will share their insiders’ views.

Given the rapid advances in technology over the last decade, the job application process has undergone a relatively dramatic change.

The post-pandemic economy has amplified those changes.

For many who entered a job search for the first time in a long time, it is important to know what employers are seeking and how to stand out in a highly competitive crowd.

By attending this session, in Part 1 of the Program each of the four Panelists will address one of the four listed topics:

  • The Resume – How has resume writing evolved?
  • The Interview – How has the job interview changed?
  • Networking – Why has networking become THE most effective way

to job hunt?

  • Social Media – LinkedIn and other Social Media Platforms – why

they matter!

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

HR Panelists

Chris Sasse is a Senior Recruiting, Sales and Business Development Professional with vast experience in staff augmentation, technology sales and advertising/media sales. Like many experienced professionals today, Chris has taken advantage of the unstable COVID Job Market to pursue a new career as the Finance and Insurance Manager of Medford Ford in Medford, NJ.

Warren Cook is the President and co-founder of Symbiance HR and Symbiance HiRe. He is a human resources subject matter expert with over 25 years of experience as a strategic human resources business partner, project manager, and people leader across private and public sectors organizations.

Amy Azarian is a compassionate Human Resources (People) Leader with 20+ years of leadership and change management experience in multiple industries (from 100-12,000+ employees) who can easily toggle between strategic planning discussions and the details of day-to-day conversation and process management. I am an excellent communicator, and negotiator who drives change, employee engagement and results.

Laura Kasper is the President, CEO and Founder of Monarch Staffing, a certified woman-owned, boutique staffing agency servicing the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region. Laura has 20+ years in the staffing business, offices located in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties and Phila.

She helped numerous employers find top talent and has been instrumental in placing thousands of job seekers with area employers. Laura has been recognized as a Brava Award Winner by Philadelphia’s Smart CEO recognizing successful women entrepreneurs.

She enjoys helping others find solutions! And lives by finding the silver lining and her Golden Rule; “Do unto others as they want to be done

unto.”

About The Group: The goal of the Career Networking Group in Montgomery County is to provide a supportive environment where members can obtain ideas, direction, and support and learn skills to improve their job search and career. Come and network with other individuals who are likewise in transition to share best practices about job hunting.

EVENT LOCATION: ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY FACILLITATOR: George E. Schonewolf, Founder / Organizer / Speaker / Event Host / Career Coach INVESTMENT: FREE to all in transition/ unemployed.

REGISTER: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/clblhsyccmbwb/

QUESTIONS: Call George at 215-264-9153 or email at george@careerdirectionspa.com

 

Friday, Sept 23, 2022, 9:45-12:00 pm, Mercer County PSG presents Bill LaChance & Sean Lovison – Money Saving Strategies During a Career Transition: Health Insurance, Taxes, Etc.

This presentation 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,
  • The impact of the SECURE Retirement Act
  • Advantages and disadvantages of 401k/403b rollovers.
Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)

 

Monday, 9/26 at 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, 20 tips in 20 minutes: How to Overcome the Daunting Obstacles That Stop Other Job Hunters Dead in Their Tracks. Our guest presenter, Nick Corcodilos, has been the host of asktheheadhunter.com since 1995, where he has answered more than 50,000 questions from job seekers and employers about hiring and getting hired. He conducts job-hunting workshops at business schools including Wharton, UCLA, Cornell, Northwestern and Harvard, and is the author of the e-book, “Feerless Job Hunting.”

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ 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.

Friday, September 309:45am – 12:00pm  Mercer County PSG presents Alex Freund – “Sorry, but we found someone who’s a better fit”

 

Weekly on Friday

Location:The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

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.

 

 Pre-Recorded Podcasts

In this article, IDC’s Wayne Kurtzman shares survey results on how to increase engagement in virtual meetings .https://blogs.idc.com/2020/07/06/what-virtual-conferences-still-miss/

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.https://info.idc.com/Virtual_Events_Podcast.html

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: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324.

In addition to listening to this replay, send an email to Abby at join@absolutelyabby.com. 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: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/learning-zoom/stay-connected-with-zoom-meetings?trk=lilblog_03-11-20_new-to-working-remotely-resources_learning 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:

https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/e-learning-resources.html

 

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 https://greatcareersphl.org/

The latest event list can be found here: http://bit.ly/CareerEdEvents

CareerUSA.org

The mission of CareerUSA.org 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 CareerUSA.org website.  For more information and a schedule of events go to

https://www.careerusa.org/

 

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, visit:www.facebook.com/keeppace. 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: keeppace@gmail.com.

 

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 bberk2@optonline.net 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, wno1635@gmail.com.

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 – https://nj-career-network-jobseeker-community.mn.co/online-members.

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

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Meeting ID: 883 3110 9176

Passcode: 652282

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Join Zoom Meeting (we use the same Zoom info each meeting)

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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 https://lnkd.in/eG3x4HY

 

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: https://www.winsheffield.com/events/weekly-stories-workshop-conveying-your-value-20/  

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.

STEP 1 ~ ZOOM DETAILS

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Meeting ID: 988 6289 0863

Passcode: 755309

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Starting 1/11/2022 – Alternating Tuesdays, 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: bit.ly/PT2022sched and be sure to join our email list: NNJPIT2020+subscribe@groups.io. 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: tony@absolutetransitions.com. There will be no session on Tuesday 7/12. Instead, our very own Tony Calabrese will lead back-to-back weekly sessions on 7/19 (Managing The Interview) and 7/26 (The Importance of Follow-Up). Afterwards, we’ll resume our usual alternate week schedule.

Every Tuesday 1-2:00pm, Join Ken Lang for his weekly LinkedIn Live! event. Register here at https://www.meetup.com/Weekly-LinkedIn-Lunch-and-Learn/ or you can watch the broadcast live from Ken’s LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/langk     and you can watch the rebroadcasts by subscribing to his You Tube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfLKLlFMjh8d1swDVi2rNkQ

 

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:45pm Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org), 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 nhnusa.org 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 dfavia@optonline.net 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 mmmartin@rutgers.edu.

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 https://www.newstartcareernetwork.org/ or email us at ‘Ask NSCN’ nscn@ejb.rutgers.edu 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: https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/event-calendar.html.

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition (CIT, read about us at https://www.christchurchshorthills.org/careers-in-transition/ )  meets virtually on ZOOM.  Virtual business cards are shared using ZOOM chat.To have your resume reviewed, please send it in a doc or docx format to Carol McCullagh (mccullaghcarol@yahoo.com) AND Glenn Resnicoff (gresnicoff@gmail.com) by 4pm the Friday before the meeting.REGISTRATION USING THE CIT GOOGLE FORM IS REQUIRED by 4PM Friday before the meeting using https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3muBCmK-py-OMQH9RI8ne-TTlng6uwhJBHy-qtFCxGM0PgA/viewform Google will acknowledge your form submission.  CIT will send you the Zoom link on Friday night. Please check your spam folder.

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: http://www.nypl.org/events/calendar?location=65 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: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324  Check them out; I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of helpful information awaiting you.

 

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