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Monday, August 15, 2022 5:45 PM, This month’s presentation: How to Tell Your Story and Make Hiring Managers Care Every person in a job search has a unique story to tell. In competitive markets where terms such as “branding” and “unique value proposition” are bandied about, knowing how to properly put your career history and accomplishments in context can make the difference in the length of your job search. During this dynamic presentation specially developed for the WNO by globally-renowned Executive Career Coach and Career Content Developer Anne-Marie Ditta, you will learn:
What a career story is and why you need one
The meaning of essential career content terms and how to correctly apply them
The information you must include in your career marketing materials – résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile
The difference between too little information (TLI) and too much information (TMI)
Tips and tools professional writers use to put candidates at the top of the pile. Westchester Networking Organization August 2022 Meeting Register
Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Join Lynne Williams ONLINE For “Tips To Optimize YOUR LinkedIn Profile” 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! How can you define your value proposition, optimize your LinkedIn profile, and leverage it for impact? What do you need to do to increase your exposure, tell your story, and develop your networking strategies?
Did you know:
- LinkedIn has over 830 million users worldwide and welcomes a new member every two seconds.
- LinkedIn is a database that can be mined for relationship building.
This informative workshop will delve into a research-based philosophy and strategies to create a LinkedIn profile that is geared towards viewers with average attention spans of about 7 seconds. You’ll get insights into the role of cognitive neuroscience and how the evolution of the “digital brain” is central to what and how people skim online content. You’ll discover tips, tricks, and best practices to more strategically format your LinkedIn profile, optimize your use of keywords, and differentiate your personal brand to stand out.
By attending this session, you’ll learn:
- Where in your profile to effectively incorporate keywords and how to research them
- How to clearly brand yourself and develop your “secret sauce” to stand out
- How to strategically format and streamline your profile and headline
- Strategies, tactics, and best practices
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/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/283274669/ QUESTIONS: Call George at (215) 264-9153 or e-mail email@example.com
Friday, August 19⋅9:45am – 12:00pm Glenn Pasch – Does Social Media Matter for the Job Search? Location: The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 Description: This is a Virtual Meeting Only.
Too often, people can get confused on using social media in today’s job search. Yet with 80%+ of the population having a profile and 90% of businesses using social media, learning the best way to leverage your online profile during your job search is more important than ever. Glenn Pasch, CEO of PCG companies, a digital marketing firm in NJ, will share some way that you can market yourself and present yourself in a way that recruiters and business owners notice.
It will be a fun filled presentation delivering actionable advice for you to use right away.
Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events
Mercer County PSG Events
Monday, 8/22, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, CREATING A NARATIVE TO CONTROL THE INTERVIEW. Career Coach John Corcoran’s presentation will include controlling the interview from the start; what questions to ask that put you in control; how to ‘speak’ from experience rather that concepts: a step by step narrative that seals the deal; how to tell your stories so they benefit your new boss, not you, and the final question you ask that shows that you are the solution to their problem. John has been an executive in the strategic business development arena for over 30 years. He has maintained a career coaching (Corcoran Career Coaching) presence since 1992. 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. Following John’s presentation, join as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute session to answer your job search questions from noon-12:30 pm in our new ‘Ask Maya’ segment. ‘Ask Maya’ is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month following our regular speaker presentation.
Friday, August 26, 2022, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT, Join Denise Williams ONLINE For “Resiliency Amid Chaos in YOUR Job Search” 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!
Are you struggling with staying motivated in your current job or within your job search? Is stress and anxiety at times paralyzing you from making that next career move?
One of the many things we aren’t fully prepared for when it comes to job searching is how long it takes and how demoralizing it can be.
Rejection is awful, and it’s hard not to take it personally. Sometimes the rejection really isn’t about you; sometimes it is about them. But here’s the good part: once you get a job, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you forget how bad the process was.
Being depressed while job searching is a surefire way not to get hired. But how do you process the negativity and come through as a confident candidate in your letters and interviews if you are feeling rejected by the system?
The key is to cultivate resiliency.
Join this workshop to learn strategies, identify the trends and experience a resiliency makeover. Attend this workshop and you will learn:
- Anxiety management strategies
- Stress Management strategies
- Resiliency Reboot strategies
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: ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE
FACILITATOR: George E. Schonewolf, Founder / Organizer / Speaker / Event Host / Career Coach
INVESTMENT: FREE to all in transition/ unemployed.
QUESTIONS: Call George at 215-264-9153 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 26⋅9:45am – 12:00pm, Valerie Williams – Kickstart Your Job Search — The Essential Checklist Location:
The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542
Description: It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” — Whitney M. Young Before you submit your next resume there are some things you can do to make the process smoother and submission faster. This session will help you by giving you the ultimate job hunt checklist. This session will also give you networking tools, ways to showcase your skills, and supporting documents to help you track your progress.
Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events
Mercer County PSG Events
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.
QUESTIONS: Call George at (215) 264-9153 or e-mail email@example.com
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
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
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
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.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
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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.
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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: NNJPIT2020firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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’ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) AND Glenn Resnicoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.