Relationship development and educational opportunities starting 6-12-2023


How Not Feeling Nervous When Interviewing

Are you nervous?  A re-org in sight?

Monday, 06/12, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts, Simplifying Your Job Search Through T.R.U.S.T. In this webinar, Ken Sher will cover the harsh reality of a mid-life job loss, restarting your career, and finding your way to a better life, both professionally and personally. Ken is an executive coach and career

coach with 30 years of experience at Johnson and Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb.  Ken has had owned his executive coaching and career coaching practice since 2015.

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.

PSGCNJ has started a new segment on the third Monday of the month from noon to 12:30 pm featuring Victoria Squazzo, a certified Reiki master/teacher, holistic practitioner of Ayurveda and emotion code practitioner.

Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 am 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. 

This is a free network group, for people looking for new opportunities or interested in professional development. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, Weekly LinkedIn Lunch and Learn – John Hadley

Weekly LinkedIn Live!

1:00 PM America/New_York

Online event

RSVP today

Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 – 7:30 pm You are cordially invited to our next Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) Zoom meeting.

Please see the zoom link below. 

Our guest speaker, Annette Richmond, will present on “Create A Resume That Rocks! Even If You’re Not A Professional Resume Writer”

Please feel free to invite other professionals to participate that are interested in professional development or looking for a new opportunity.

To receive an NFP Evite email on information on the upcoming NFP meeting, please e-mail

NFP is where people meet to expand their network connections, as well as learn the tools needed to advance their careers. Business professionals from all industries and career levels are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Our philosophy is to build reciprocal relationships where business professionals can exchange ideas, job leads, and build networking skills. 

We usually have a guest speaker discuss a topic of interest for business professionals.

Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Since the pandemic we been having zoom meetings. At some point in time we plan to go back to onsite meetings  at The Knights of Columbus building at Saint Rose in Newtown CT.

Contact Number: 203-270-0051

Attendance to NFP meetings remains free


Tuesday, June 13, 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:

Wednesday, June 14 State of NJ Statewide Job Fair, 9am-1pm, Bring resumes, Mercer Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ, 08550, Location: Fitness Center. Government Agencies, Colleges, and Universities will be represented. Click Here to register.

Wednesday, June 14, 7:15pm – 8:45pm. 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. Have your resume and a job description handy.

You are invited to join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 6975 4788

Passcode: 520498

For phone only dial 646-558-8656 and enter ID + passcode.

Thursday, June 15, 2023, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, JVS Job-Seekers Virtual Workshop presents “Artificial Intelligence to Turbocharge Your Job Search” by Stamatis Xylas

In today’s unique and competitive job market, job seekers are increasingly turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to help them work faster and smarter. AI tools can assist with resume optimization, job matching, and interview preparation, among other things. In this presentation, we will explore the benefits of incorporating AI into your job search strategy and provide tips on how to supercharge your results. 

There will be 20 minutes of open networking

with fellow job seekers after Stam’s presentation. Virtual Event.


Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Please join our free and open-to-all Zoom webinar. RSVP is open until Thursday 5 PM ET. Upon registration, you will instantly get a link to enter the Zoom meeting on Thursday 6 PM ET.

Chris Hicks will discuss:

  • We all have the same 86,400 seconds in a day to make the best use of our time; how will you use yours?
  • How knowing your chronotype is the key to knowing when you should do the most important tasks
  • Deep work is a real thing and can accelerate your job search
  • Being lazy isn’t always a bad thing.

LOCATION: Zoom video

FACILITATOR: Lynda Dell, Steering Committee Member

INVESTMENT: Free to all in transition

Thu Jun 15, 2023 6:30pm – 8:45pm (EDT), St. Patrick’s June 2023 EARN Meeting,

The St. Patrick’s EARN Team is glad to extend this invitation to our June 2023 EARN meeting to be held via Zoom. 

Our presenter will be the always informative and conversational Lisa Manyoky! You may know her as the founder of Presence Intelligence®, or maybe as a Consultant for 

Branding, Design & Marketing at Maverick. Or it could be from her work as a co-host on RVN Television of two shows – The Advocates or Morning Coffee. It might even be from all the other functions where she presents (including previously for EARN).

Lisa will be discussing using Presence Intelligence during career/job transition. Be sure to be prepared to learn and be ready to ask questions!

The information to join this Zoom meeting is below:


Meeting ID: 838 1508 3837

Passcode: 999591

Meeting ID: 838 1508 3837

Passcode: 999591

Find your local number:

Join by Skype for Business

 Friday, June 169:45am – 12:00pm, Michael Brenner – Amp Up Your Career Transition with Emotional Intelligence, The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542  

Emotional intelligence (EQ) refers to the ability to perceive our emotions (and those of others) and manage them effectively. EQ pioneer Dr. Daniel Goleman—and many other social scientists—consider EQ to be more important than technical competence for success in both personal and professional contexts.

It’s especially important for those of us in transition, since most people vying for the same job are about as smart (from an IQ perspective) as we are. What makes the difference are our inter- and intrapersonal skills, and how well we navigate through the inevitable ups and downs of the process.  That’s what EQ is all about!

Join Dr. Michael Brenner, founder and CEO of Right Chord Leadership, for this thought-provoking and motivational session.  Leveraging decades of coaching experience, Michael will demonstrate how to position yourself for success in a crowded marketplace by amplifying 4 dimensions of EQ: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

By attending this session, you will learn:

  • The four dimensions of emotional intelligence and the important role they play in career transitions
  • How to become more aware of your emotions during your job search
  • How to regulate negative emotions for better outcomes
  • How to increase the capacity to empathize with recruiters and interviewers
  • How to leverage relationship management skills to network more effectively






Monday, June 19, 2023 5:45 PM

Westchester Networking Organization June 2023 Meeting ‘MoneyBall!’,

Salary negotiation is always a stressful aspect of the job search.  Come join us this month – Janelle Razzino, leader of the Hillsdale Network Center Career Resource Ministry and President of Razzino Associates, a boutique placements firm specializing in C-level, executive-level and mid-level placements, will share her insights into salary negotiation in “MoneyBall!  – Salary Negotiation”!




June 21, 2023, at 11:00 am (EDT): monthly Workforce WednesdaysWorkshop “Upskilling For Your Next Job”                                                                                      


If you want to shift careers or feel like you need more training to be competitive in your current field, you may want to explore the many publicly funded career training options.  Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other education grants, many people can access training for in-demand occupations. In this presentation we’ll explore what the training options are, the funding sources, ways to access funding, eligibility requirements, and much more. What better way to prove your skills to an employer than to show a recent training or certification.


Paul Cecala is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator, work search author, and founder of Cecala Career Consultants. Since 1999 he has assisted over 3000 job seekers ranging from C-Suite executives to college students. Paul specializes in creating job search project plans and is recognized for his empathetic listening skills. He has been commended for networking skills, interview techniques, and resume writing. He has assisted people from a variety of backgrounds with expertise in DEI&B (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging), aviation, business leadership, project management, technology, pharma/biotech, and healthcare. Paul currently facilitates job seeker networking groups for 4 different organizations. He has helmed the adult professional education programs for 2 colleges and a NJ Dept. of Labor One-Stop Career Center.


 If you’ve missed any of our recent workshops, or if you need a refresher on one you’ve attended, check out the Middlesex County Office of Workforce and Career Development web page (just click on link)


For information about this and other upcoming events, along with other jobseeker or employer services, please call the Middlesex County Office of Career Opportunity today at 732-745-3955 (general) or 732-293-1341 (youth 16-24).


Friday, June 239:45am – 12:00pm ,Ed Han – Why the ATS Is Not Your Enemy

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

Join us as longtime PSG ally Ed Han returns to debunk the most common and problematic misunderstandings, myths, and outright lies about the ATS! 

Sure to be informative and fun! This is not one to be missed!



Monday, 06/26, 10:30 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey

Hosts, The Multi-Generational Workplace. In this webinar, Jan Goodman will explore

whether defining the actual limits of each generation is most important, or whether the

merits of people within the context of employment is the bigger issue. Jan will explore

problems, solutions, and strategies to help overcome issues of the generation gap. In

this workshop you will learn to: speak with more confidence in one-on-one

conversations; feel more confident speaking socially or in small meeting groups and

practice these skills in a supportive setting. Jan is 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 and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday

morning meeting.

PSGCNJ has started a new segment on the third Monday of the month from noon to

12:30 pm featuring Victoria Squazzo, a certified Reiki master/teacher, holistic

practitioner of Ayurveda and emotion code practitioner.

Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 am 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.


June 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM, Bergen Career Networking Community – Let’s get together

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for The Resilient Job Seeker,.

Register soon because space is limited.

We hope you’re able to join us!





Monday, June 26th at 7:30pm, This meeting held virtually (via Zoom)

How is your LinkedIn profile?

The Church of the Presentation Career Management group is offering a special June session to focus on: Effective use of LinkedIn for Job Seekers 

LinkedIn is an important medium for professionals.  Whether you are looking for a job now or plan to in the future, there will be something here for you!

Our presenter, Sandy Lukavsky, is an experienced coach, HR executive and the founder of SLR Talent Consulting, which provides career services including coaching, consulting, job search strategies, resumes and LinkedIn advice.

If you wish to attend this session, sign up and get a free ticket at

Or simply email with your name, email address and a brief introduction and we will add you to the list. 

All are welcome and we hope you will join this session!




05/27/2023 2:12 PM



June 30⋅9:45am – 12:00pm Weekly on Friday The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 

David Schuchman – The Importance of Personal Branding for Offer Negotiation, Friday, Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

Creator: Created by: Created by: by: psgofm



July 8, 2023

Topic: 50 “Must Dos” to Be the Lead Candidate

Speaker: Bill Belknap

Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

Registration for this FREE event will be available soon.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to out prepare your competition
  • “Out-of-the-box” ways to research a company and the people with whom you will be interviewing
  • Foolproof way to avoid being blindsided in a networking meeting
  • How to deconstruct the job description so there won’t be a question you can’t answer
  • The not-so-obvious uses of LinkedIn, Google, and the company website for doing serious research

Sat, July 8, 2023, 8:00 -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Ed Samuel “Optimizing Your Career and Job Search”. Sign on instructions at Register on meetup


 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 Great Careers Groups (GCG) provides up to 600 online career education and networking events per year for career transition and career management. As a 501(c)3 volunteer-run nonprofit, the mission is to be a lifelong educational resource for professionals who aspire to have successful careers and leave a positive impact on the world. Although we are a meetup group the registration info for Zoom for our events or links to affiliate events are on our website events page and social media is on our contact info page

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) 


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 – 


Please note that the Neighbors-helping-Neighbors (NhN) virtual meetings will be taking the summer off and will resume in September of 2023.  An updated meeting schedule will be available later this summer and posted on the NhN website.  More information regarding the NhN career transition group may be found at  In the meanwhile, join our LinkedIn group and feel free to use our free resources on this site.


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.

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!

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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