Upcoming job search networkings starting Monday, 6-19

Elevator pitch

Your elevator pitch is one of the most critical tools in your networking toolbox. You are responsible for communicating who you are and for what you want to be known. 










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”!


Tues June 20th, 12:00-12:30 Central time, Free webinar: “6 JOB SEARCH GAME CHANGERS , NSENG< Marty Gilbert,  (a LinkedIn Live broadcast)

This free session is available to anyone. I’ll be sharing some job search tactics that can help get you greater visiblity and more interviews. Click here or on the graphic below to register and feel free to share this link with your network. LinkedIn will record this live event so if you cannot attend this webinar, use the link to watch it later.

June 21, 2023, at 11:00 am (EDT): monthly Workforce Wednesdays Workshop “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).

Wednesday, June 21, 7:15pm – 8:45pm, Job Seekers of Montclair presents Courtney Fitzgibbons:

Dealing With Road Blocks and Setting Goals

  • Recognizing common blocks
  • How to move beyond the blocks or avoid them
  • Where to find motivation and support
  • Long and short term goal setting

You are invited to join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 6975 4788

Passcode: 520498

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Friday, June 23, 2023 at 9:30 AM to  11:30 AM EDT,

Career Networking Group, Montgomery County

Train Your Brain to Thrive During Job Search, with Dr. Laura Dowling


Please join us for the online Zoom meeting. RSVP is open until Thursday 5 PM ET. Once the RSVP closes, you will get an email with the Zoom link to enter the Zoom on Friday 9:30 AM.


73 % of job seekers are stressed and 56% experience anxiety and depression. In this session, Dr. Laura shares excerpts from her new book Gaming Your Brain to Thrive. She’ll share techniques for using the power of brain science to overcome stress, anxiety, and depression (SAD) during job search. You’ll discover powerful brain-based techniques and the latest cutting-edge technology to upgrade your brain operating super-system (BOSS), ignite your power, and land the job of your dreams.

Session Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the difference between job search stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Learn how to identify SAD triggers, loops, and symptoms.
  • Understand how job search stress, anxiety, and depression impact your physical and psychological well-being.
  • Develop a strategy and plan for using neuroscience techniques and cutting-edge technology to overcome come job search SAD and land your dream job.

About the speaker

Dr. Laura Dowling is an author, keynote speaker, and mental health game changer. She is an authority in the neuroscience of learning and change. Dr. Laura is an expert in stress reduction techniques using Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and other mental health techniques. She has 25 years of corporate healthcare leadership experience and 15 years designing curricula, courses, and teaching in higher education. She holds an MBA and multiple counseling and power skill certifications. Dr. Laura is an experienced coach and mentor who gets people to a better place through personal and professional development, education, and training.

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: Lynda Dell, Steering Committee Member


Friday, June 23⋅9:45am – 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

https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR 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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/linkedin-for-job-seekers-tickets-636666585897

Or simply email presentationcareermanagement@outlook.com 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!



Tuesday 6/27, 10am, 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: “Understanding Your Skills and Accomplishments.” Register now at: skillsandaccomplishments.eventbrite.com. 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. Be sure to check our webpage for: dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link at: bit.ly/NNJ-PIT2023schedule


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

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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 fordoing 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 www.thebreakfastclubnj.com. Register on meetup https://www.meetup.com/the-breakfast-club-nj/events/288989087/


Friday, July 14⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, Joey Himelfarb – The Power of a Positive Attitude, Weekly on Friday.

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

Description:  Attitude is a collection of your beliefs, feelings, and thoughts about your inner self and the outer world. Consequently, your attitude is in constant flux as a result of the daily changes occurring in and around you. And so, sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down. Sometimes the world is your oyster, other times you want to live on another planet. There are days when you’re on Cloud 9 and then there are days when you want to crawl under a rock.

Regardless of the circumstances though, when it comes to your attitude, positive beats negative every day. Now there’s no guarantee that a positive attitude will get you what you want, but a negative attitude probably won’t.

Join us for a thought provoking, highly interactive, and entertaining program that will address why and how your attitude impacts your ability to sell yourself in your professional and personal life – a job search, your business, your relationships or even your daily activities. You will:

  • Learn why taking responsibility for your attitude is, well, your responsibility. Duh!
  • Discover how self-fulfilling prophecies hold you down or set you free. Hint: you become what you think about.
  • Tap into ways you can modify your attitude to favor your efforts. Get what you want. 

Join us at the Princeton Public Library — We will be raffling off a copy of Joey’s inspiring and informative book, Don’t Paint Your Kitchen.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

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Friday, July 21⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, Nora Walsh — Library Resources for Job Seekers, Weekly on Friday

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

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Event 

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Friday, July 28⋅9:45am – 12:00pm,Mark Beal – Navigating Today’s Multigenerational Workplace From ZEOs to CEOs

Weekly on Friday

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

Description: In some organizations today, there are an unprecedented five generations in the workplace ranging in ages from the early 20s, Generation Z, to the 70s and 80s, the Silent Generation. With multiple generations in the workplace comes multiple stereotypes. Older generations may face ageism, being out of touch, lacking tech ingenuity and being stuck in the status quo. The newest members of the workforce have skeptics who are concerned about their work ethic, time they spend on their mobile phone and the desire to work remotely.

Mark Beal, author of the recently published, ZEO: Introducing Generation Z, The New Generation of Leaders, will discuss the value each generation brings to the workplace and the value job seekers must recognize and communicate as they network and navigate their way to their next job.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG EventsFriday, August 4⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, Finkelstein – A Guide to Changing Careers

Weekly on Friday

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

Description: Description to come

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

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 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://www.nypl.org/locations/snfl/yoseloff-business

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.

 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 https://bit.ly/careermu 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 https://greatcareers.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 


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 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 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.


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

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Meeting ID: 912 5451 6371

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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.  


The Zoom details for the meetings are below.  Please save these details to your calendar – I do not change the link.https://us02web.zoom.us/j/98862890863?pwd=VDUxUUNjVWwrbjM4aHZQbDZNOUVrZz09

Meeting ID: 988 6289 0863

Passcode: 755309

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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: bit.ly/NNJ-PIT2023schedule, as well as join our email list for occasional announcements, reminders, and updates at: 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 interested in becoming one of our esteemed guest presenters, or if you have any questions, please email Tony at: tony@absolutetransitions.com.


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 


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 www.nhnusa.org.  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 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.

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: 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 – 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: https://www.nypl.org/locations/snfl/yoseloff-business 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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