Virtual and in-person transition support meetings starting Monday, 9/26


Finding a job is a competition






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 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 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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 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:

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September 26th – 6-8:30 p.m. Join Us For “Job Seeker’s Exchange” and “Interview Strategy Session” – “Job Seeker’s Exchange” – 6-7 pm.

Attend the meeting, for job seekers, where you can sit in and learn from the questions and answers of others.

St. Hubert Ministry Center 729 Grand Canyon  Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169

 “Interview Strategy Session” – 7-8:30 p.m.

 This session will help job seekers who have specific questions on interviewing strategy to develop and practice interview responses, strengthening their candidacy for successful consideration in the hiring process. This session will allow participants to ask questions and learn from each other.

In Person:

St. Hubert Ministry Center

729 Grand Canyon

Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169

Via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 883 5976 0676

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Speaker: Eli Amdur, Senior Coach and Advisor 

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Join us Thurs, Sept 29th, 2022 6-8 PM ET, ChemPharma, Great stories happen to those who can tell them, according to consummate American storyteller Ira Glass. This is certainly true for individuals seeking to advance in their careers. Knowing how to tell an insightful and compelling story about your strengths and skills – and how you’ve used them to drive success – can help you get hired and take your career to the next level.

WinTheView offers a comprehensive suite of career management tools to help career candidates tell their unique story and develop a powerful personal brand that leaves a lasting impression on hiring managers and recruiters. In addition to crafting a highly customizable digital career portfolio, you can use WinTheView to create video accomplishment stories, elevator pitches and personal brand statements and interview presentation documents to guide discussion during job interviews.

Thousands of job candidates have used the interview presentation tools to wow hiring managers and increase their chances of getting job offers. They do so by creating a customized PDF deck that articulates related experience and accomplishment stories. This approach can be used before, during, or after the interview, to leave a lasting impression on the hiring team. The preparation process bolsters the candidates’ confidence and readiness for an optimal interview performance.

The site has been completely re-engineered and will offer a much-improved look and user interface with intuitive video tools to help candidates practice their stories and publish them to the career portfolio. Candidates will stand out with their custom-built portfolios which include; a video intro, video success stories in the STAR format, work samples, the interview value proposition, and other supporting content. The system includes best practices and content libraries throughout to guide users in creating their custom career marketing tools.

Leveraging WinTheView’s robust and intuitive solutions – is a surefire way to supercharge your career. The new tools are projected to be launched soon. To be notified of a specific launch date, please email with interest.

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Friday, September 30, 2022  at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT Join Rick Tashman ONLINE For “Mastering The Science Of Networking” 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!

Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their personal and professional life. This skill can help you land your dream job, score a promotion, and become close with the leaders in your industry. Why is networking important? It’s simple: knowing the right people can get you places that you might not reach otherwise. Ultimately, it’s all about relationships: the ones that you can build through networking are invaluable.

Join Rick Tashman and you will learn the relationship building questions to use when networking. The skills to help you create meaningful relationships. Respectful “staying in touch” strategies. How to find the magic to create relationships that really matter. How to become the “best you” as an amazing, genuine networker

In this fun and interactive workshop, you will experience and learn:

  • Relationship building questions to use when networking
  • The skills to help you create meaningful relationships
  • Respectful “staying in touch” strategies
  • How to find the magic to create relationships that really matter
  • How to become the “best you” as an amazing, genuine networker
  • Learn how to use your networking skills in any situation


QUESTIONS: Call George at (215) 663-0601 or e-mail





Friday, September 30⋅9:45am – 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.



TIME MANAGEMENT FOR JOB SEEKERS By Terrence Seamon, Please reserve your seat by going to: ,and registering for this workshop. YOU MUST Complete the registration to receive an email with the ZOOM link to join.

Please SAVE the link sent to you, as this is the ONLY time you will receive it-there

are NO REMINDERS before the event. PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address.                  

What to expect:

A lot goes into an effective job search, including the effective use of time. Time

Management for job seekers touches on several essential practices including:

Prioritizing your time on the most important tasks

Establishing a daily & weekly routine

Focusing on goals, for your search, for your career, and for your life

On the vital importance of taking breaks

Achieving work & life balance


Sat, October 8, 2022, 8:00AM-10:00 am  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Hanan Isaacs – Essential Principles of Employment Law for Workers or Those in Transition.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 6:00 – 7:30 pm The next Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) Zoom meeting. This is a free network group, that I run for people looking for new opportunities or interested in professional development.

To receive the zoom link for the  upcoming NFP meeting, please e-mail


Thurs., 10/13 at 7:00 pm Union County Library presents ‘The Importance of Storytelling in the Job Process’  Is storytelling part of your preparation when you prepare for a job interview? It should be. During this interactive online workshop, you’ll learn what “storytelling” is, and why it’s important.  What is your story and how do you create it?  How do I pivot interview questions to it? Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to analyze story samples AND spend time writing your own interview stories. Presented by Laura Sokol, Manager of Curriculum Facilitation for AlphaBEST Education. Register after Sept. 20 here:


Thursday, October 14th, 2021, 10:00 to 11:30 am Virtual JVS Job-Seekers Workshop hosts Ageism: What You Need to Know: History | Perceptions | Fighting Back by  GUEST SPEAKER: Ed Lawrence, Career Coach, 

An estimated 20% of US workers are age 55 or older, yet many employers question the abilities of the demographic and recent Supreme Court decisions have made it harder to prove age discrimination.

Join us as we explore the issue of ageism: The history; the facts; the perceptions; the mistakes you make, according to employers.

You’ll learn:

  1. Statistics from the Dept. of Labor and AARP.
  2. The notable court cases that led to the rise of ageism.
  3. The perceptions young and older people have of mature workers.
  4. 9 things you can do to confront and deal with ageism.
  5. Employer feedback on how they view mature interviewees.
  6. 10 positive characteristics of mature workers.



 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:

In addition to listening to this replay, send an email to Abby at 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: 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:


General Resources

The Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group (PAGCG), with the Business Executives Networking Group (BENG) and Nonprofit Career Network (NCN) provides career education, resources, support services, & networking connections for those in transition, the self-employed, employed, & the organizations that employ them. We are all-inclusive, diverse, and equitable. BENG is for mid to senior level whether in transition, employed, or self-employed. 

For more information go to

The latest event list can be found here:

The mission of is to provide ONE website where anyone who is unemployed or under-employed, can find everything they need to help with his or her career search that will result in employment.

Any formed group that assists members in educating, coaching, career testing, job lead, networking connections, mentoring, counseling, or support, while providing a safe place for the job seeker, is welcome to be listed on the or website.  For more information and a schedule of events go to  Virtual Networking 9/25/2022


Recurring Meetings

Sundays from 9:00 – 9:30 am: George Pace, an IT Technology Leader, in Partnership with TBCNJ, host a weekly LIVE Webinar every Sunday to discuss:

  • The latest Federal / State news as it relates to the Job Market
  • Updates related to Unemployment
  • Discuss proactive job search activities

To access the webinar, In the left-hand column, click on Videos, then click on the video that says LIVE. If you don’t see the LIVE button, it hasn’t started yet. For questions, please contact George Pace at:


The Ramsey Job Search Work Team meets every Monday morning. Networking starts from 9 to 9:30am and the meeting starts at 9:30 to 10:30 while virtual.  Members are expected to hold each other accountable at weekly (virtual) meetings for conducting a job search in earnest. Historically, the team has enjoyed a very high rate of “landings” by those conducting an active and vigorous job search.

Based on the Lee-Hecht-Harrison model, it’s more of a project management team made up of people committed to helping each other in the job search. By attending regularly and staying focused on key tasks, meetings serve as an advisory panel that knows you and your search and can offer answers to the questions that come up in job hunting.

Help others to help you (especially for the first few meetings) by having a prepared “elevator pitch” to introduce yourself. Jobs open up because there’s a problem to solve or a need to fill.

Please contact Beth Berkenfeld at or 201-797-4342 if interested in joining the group.

The WNO (Westchester Networking Organization) meets the third Monday of each month.  During the COVID pandemic, we are meeting via Zoom at 5:45 p.m. The WNO is a community that is supportive and welcoming to those who are in transition and that fosters career fulfillment for all professionals, including those fully employed. We provide an opportunity to network across industries, fields and organizations.  Our monthly meetings include networking time as well as a presentation on a topic relevant to job search and career development. The contact e-mail ID for the WNO,

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 –

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


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

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Starting 1/11/2022 – 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: and be sure to join our email list: 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:

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 –     and you can watch the rebroadcasts by subscribing to his You Tube channel –


Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:45pm Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (, founded on January 27, 2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 11 years. Resources, virtual weekly meetings and guest presentations are offered over the internet and video conferencing platforms to help our members with their careers.  The group’s culture is based on a pay it forward model with a focus on networking and support. The meetings are designed to help anyone in career advancement and career transition by offering advice in job search strategies, techniques, tools, support, motivation, leadership and networking opportunities.  Google Meet based sessions are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website. Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA virtual meetings will change schedules for the Summer


Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th with Arianne facilitating.  Starting in July, future meetings will be scheduled every other week.  Meeting details will continue to be posted on as facilitators are assigned.


Join William Paterson University Alumni Association virtually on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for an informative and strategic approach to landing the job you want.  We are pleased to launch a series of career workshops to help support you in your career search. Whether you’re in a current job search, considering a career transition or looking to take your career to the next level, these sessions are for you! Over the next 5 months, you’ll have an opportunity to learn the key elements of a job search strategy and a step-by-step approach to landing the job you want. We’ll take the guesswork out of the job search, so you will always know what to do next. 

 Every Wednesday at 9:30, psgmc (Professional Services Group Morris County) presents a virtual meeting.  They provide relevant speakers to help with your job search, as well as provide a forum to networks. If you would like to attend our meetings please email Dale at for Zoom Meeting ID and Password.

Every other Wednesday from roduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative 6:00-7:30pm The NSCN Resilience Circle has provided an opportunity for people to share their frustrations and anxieties about job loss and subsequent job search with their peers. We will intays to work through their transition period and consciously change their mindset.  The group will meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. These sessions are only open to members of NSCN.

Expectations We ask the following of each member: Commit to being willing and open to explore and take action from the wisdom thought leaders and various self-care activities, and actively participate in all group discussions and study topics that are presented.

If you are interested in participating, please email Michele Martin at

 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month The Northwest New Jersey Career Club (NWNJCC) led by Nancy Mackowiak, will conduct an ONLINE ZOOM Meeting regarding current job search issues and challenges. This group previously met at the Mount Olive Public Library. To join the meeting, join the Facebook group ‘Northwest New Jersey Career Club’ and a Zoom invitation will be sent to you, a day before the meeting.

Every Thursday at 1:30pm, join The New Start Career Network (NSCN) for an hour of open discussion and support with Michele Martin, Marc Strano, and Maria Heidkamp. The agenda is based on your needs and questions. To learn more, visit the NSCN website at or email us at ‘Ask NSCN’ if you have questions.

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 IN PERSON at the Winston School behind Christ Church in Short Hills. Park in the church parking lot at 66 Highland Avenue, Short Hills, NJ. RSVP not required. Just show up to network.  Resume review is offered. Bring 10 printed copies of your resume if you wish to have your resume reviewed.

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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