Virtual Networking 10/11/2020 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

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2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

 

Monday, 10/12/20 – Learn From Latman Series Bergen County, NJ FENG – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “Strategies to Locate Jobs in Today’s Times.” Marty Latman, your Resident FENG Career Coach, will teach you the techniques to develop, execute, evaluate and manage the strategies you need today to find the roles you want in today’s difficult times. Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Monday, October 12th, from 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm CT WORKSHOP: Marty Gilbert (NSENG Founder/CEO) presents on “INTEGRATING ONLINE & OFFLINE TOOLS TO BUILD YOUR BRAND & YOUR NETWORK” ($20-fee). Your brand and your network are two of your most valuable assets during a job search. But it takes an integrated online and offline communications approach to fully leverage the power of each. DAVID FISHER, will present on his perspectives on “How to integrate online and offline tools to build your brand and your network”. Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar… you get access to the recording whether or not you attend.

 

Tuesday, October 13 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: PSGCNJ  Fine Tune your Virtual Interviewing Skills Group networking: 10:00 am to 10:30 am, the speaker starts at 10:30 am. 

Meeting access info: Zoom link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR Meeting ID: 525-652-585  You got the call, and now it’s time to prep for the interview, virtually. Harold Levin discusses how to fine-tune your virtual interview skills and navigate Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and other interview platforms successfully. 

Tuesday, October 13, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Union NJ Public Library presents ‘How to Tap into the Unadvertised Job Market’ with Alex Freund, The Landing Expert.  It’s a tight job market out there. How do you find a job during a tidal wave of downsizings and lay-offs? Learn how to tap into the hidden job market,to generate new leads and prospects and gain a competitive edge.  Systematically develop your game plan and find those hidden jobs before they even get announced. Please sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

 

Tuesday, October 13, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Free webinar featuring Lisa Rangel, Founder and Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes, who will give a presentation titled: How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster.  There is nothing more important today for job seekers than being found on LinkedIn. This is where recruiters are. Where are you? Are you found? Click HERE to Register for the Session of Your Choice.  Register even if you can not attend, thus you will receive the recording.

Tuesday, Oct 13., 6:00 – 7:30 pm , Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meeting. We will have a panel discussion with Talent Acquisition professionals: Director, Executive Recruiting at Spectrum, Associate Director, Talent Acquisition Operations & Recruitment at Boehringer, and Director Talent Acquisition at Guardian Life Join us for an in-person, interactive panel discussion which will provide insight on best practices for working with recruiters and corporations, along with discussing hiring trends in today’s job market.  The panel will also discuss the process used to screen and qualify candidates as well as misconceptions that have surfaced in regards to the process.  Other discussion topics may include recommendations for candidates, social media and networking. Please come prepared with questions to ask the panel.Please  e-mail john@itechcp.com  for the Zoom link..

Tuesday, October 13 at 7 PM.Emmaus Work Connectors (EWC) is a “Net-Working” Group. We join together to help each other work on our work journey together. Working together creates strong networking bonds. We discuss the things we’ve learned from our experiences, material we’ve learned from, and presentations at other groups and apply them together in small teams. We have a monthly meeting open to all. Participants can also join a small team to meet weekly. We also encourage members to join with a work buddy to meet every day or two during the week. More details and RSVP at this link (so we can send reminders and let you know of any changes): https://forms.gle/yC5iAnMCHbQjr27Y7

Tues.. October 13, 11am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.  Presents: “How to Tap into the Unadvertised Job Market” Presented by Alex Freund The Landing Expert.  FOR ALL EVENTS:  Please use this link to sign on: bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. 

 

Tue, Oct 13, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT). The Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the duration.

Tuesday meeting permalink: https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/hot-link-to-this-weeks-online-meeting

 

Thursday, October 15th, from 10:00 – 11:30 am: Ask the Experts 3.0 : All Your Job-Seeking Questions Answered Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of New Jersey will FEATURE career counselors Meryl Kanner and Sharon Stern.  This 90-minute online forum will not only give you the opportunity to have your questions answered, it was also give you the chance to check in with other local job-seekers to compare notes, share insights, and offer (and benefit from) a healthy dose of moral support during this unprecedented time. To register, e-mail Meryl Kanner at mkanner@jvsnj.org. In case of inclement weather, please call 1-973-674-6330 after 7:30 am. 

 

Thursday, October 15, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Free webinar featuring Lisa Rangel, Founder and Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes, who will give a presentation titled: How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster.  There is nothing more important today for job seekers than being found on LinkedIn. This is where recruiters are. Where are you? Are you found?  Click HERE to Register for the Session of Your Choice.  Register even if you can not attend, thus you will receive the recording.

 

Friday – October 16, 2020 Time: 9:30a – 11:00a – ZOOM Virtual Meeting ChemPharma Philadelphia Chapter Meeting with Guest Speaker Ford Myers  Topic:    The Power of “Pull Marketing” in Your Job Search When searching for a new job, would you rather “chase after employers,” or have employers “chasing after you?” The choice is YOURS. More information is available at: www.careerpotential.com.

 

Monday, October 19 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: PSGCNJ  Data-driven Approach to Your Job Search Group networking: 10:00 am to 10:30 am, the speaker starts at 10:30 am. 

Meeting access info: Zoom link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR Meeting ID: 525-652-585 Natalie Lihacova shares insights on how applying an agile methodology helps you control your job search while learning highly valued skills and beneficial tools in this modern data-driven workplace. 

Monday, 10/19/20 –Bergen County, NJ FENG Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “Winning the Perfect Role Today.”As you look for that perfect role, you inevitably will be asked – “So tell me about yourself”. You will be asked this question when you meet people at a networking event,  at an interview, an informal or formal event, encountering people at the local cleaners, grocery or even when you are getting a haircut. What do you say to these people? Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Monday, 19 Oct  2020, WNO meeting will feature a presentation by Miniimah Saafir, “Making New Connections and Generating Streams of Income”. 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.. Our monthly meetings include networking time  as well as a presentation on a topic relevant to job search and career development. he contact e-mail ID for the WNO, wno1635@gmail.com.

Tuesday 10/20, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is proud to announce its tenth Zoom meeting in a series, led by longtime group facilitator and career coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. the Topic is: “When You Have Lost the Spirit to Job Hunt”. Please visit: bit.ly/JobHuntSpirit to register and note that registration will close promptly at 8am on 10/20. Zoom login instructions will be provided the day prior to the webinar. Be sure to check our webpage for the schedule and webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/NNJ_PIT4. 

Wednesday, 10/21/20 – Bergen County, NJ FENG Mike Palestina – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 6:30pm – 8:30pm – “How to manage the emotional roller coaster of 2020” For most of us when we think of the last few months, uncertainty and anxiety might be the first words that come to mind!   Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 7pm  Behavioral Interviewing by Sue Silberman (a NhN presentation) Westwood Public Library This presentation will highlight the Behavioral Interviewing approach that is often used by interviewers. However, it also can be used effectively by applicants during an interview.  Session will focus on the PAR/CAR tool (Project or Challenge-Actions-Results) that has an applicant offer specific examples in response to questions posed to share competency in a required skill or knowledge.  Similar tools (STAR and SOAR) will also be defined. Anyone interested in these sessions must register on the Library’s web site (https://www.westwoodpubliclibrary.org/) in one of several ways.

  1. Click on the link provided below the presentation title above.  If that does not work, try options 2 or 3 below.
  2. Go to the Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Adults” and scroll to the presentation to register.
  3. Go to the Library’s website, open the tab entitled “Calendar” and then “Click here for the full calendar of programs”.  Scroll to the appropriate month and place your cursor over the day and title of the presentation to register. 

 

Monday, October 26, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: PSGCNJ  LinkedIn: How to Get Found and Market Yourself Group networking: 10:00 am to 10:30 am, the speaker starts at 10:30 am. 

Meeting access info: Zoom link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR Meeting ID: 525-652-585 A LinkedIn profile is a must-have for any professional or job seeker because more than 90% of companies use LinkedIn to identify or vet job candidates.  As Alex Freund points out, it’s more than a professional profile. It’s about getting found in today’s market, and then effectively marketing yourself. Known as “The Landing Expert,” Alex has helped 1,000+ clients, from managers to CEOs, become confident and comfortable through the interview process.

Mon, 10/26/20 – Bergen County, NJ FENG Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “Techniques for Creating a Powerful Resume.” Does your resume attract attention from potential employers and recruiters? Does your resume separate you from the crowd? Are you having problems creating a resume that helps you get the job you want? If you are answering “No” to any of these questions, you need to attend Marty Latman’s Techniques for Creating a Powerful Resume presentation on October 26, 2020. Marty will provide you with helpful advice that will help you develop a powerful resume that will help the hiring manager choose you over your competitors. Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11 AM – 2:30 PM NJLAP’s Networkers Without Borders Presents: The New Interview Skills Toolkit A Primer for Success Lights, camera, Zoom! Today’s interview skills’ toolkit has tons of online meetings in the mix. To be successful, we have to be prepared, practiced and poised to open doors and opportunities. In this webinar, we’ll cover best practices for using Zoom, putting your best face forward(!) and empathy for interviewers. Randy Fisher of Customer Discovery Pros will guide you in this brave new world, giving you proven tips and techniques for interviewing success.    Registration Required Here Download Handout Materials

Wed 10/28 from 11-2 The North Jersey Chamber of Commerce is hosting their first annual drive-thru career fair at the Agency Network parking lot: 27 Horseneck Rd, Fairfield.  Click here to register. If you’re in touch with Michelle Vernuccio, President of the NJCC, please tell her I sent you. Sara 

Saturday, Oct 31, Virtual Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop Cost $5 – An interactive day of information and ideas to provide help and hope in your job transition and career—

This occurs twice a year and usually a full day face to face workshop but for now we are going to do a half day virtually.  Join us at 8:45 a.m. for networking and the workshop will begin at 9 a.m. A link to the handouts will be provided.Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jump-start-your-job- search-online-workshop-tickets-116963979411 and pay with a credit card. You will receive a Zoom link in order to attend the workshop. Please note that online registration will close on Friday, October 30 at noon.

Monday, Nov. 2@ 4:00pm CareerConnectionsConsortium presents How to Work as A Consultant in a Gig Economy with David Schuchman. When unemployment is high one option is to create your own job as a consultant. Find out what you can do and how.. Please sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

 

Monday, November 9th at 8pm, Church of the Presentation, Career Management Group – upcoming topic sessions, “Tapping into the Hidden Job Market” will be presented by John Corcoran, Parishioner and Professional Career Coach  Members of the COTP Career Management Network, you will receive an invitation & Zoom link.  To join our Career Management network, simply email presentationcareermanagement@outlook.com with your name, email address and a brief introduction and we will add you to the network.. 

Thurs., Nov. 12 @ 1:00pm CareerConnectionsConsortium presents Reinvent and Re-Brand Yourself In Uncertain Times with Blanca Rosales-Ahn, Founder and Executive Director of BRAHN Career Educational Consulting Services 

 

Thurs., Nov. 12 @ 1:00pm The job market is tight — you need to stand out from the crowd. This program, for those current and formerly employed, career changers and students of all ages. Learn how to find, discover and use your unique brand in order to find a job. Please sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

 

Saturday, November 14, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “ Money Saving Strategies during a Career Transition: Health Insurance, Taxes, College Costs, and Investment Fees ” presented by Bill LaChance  .Go to the website www.thebreakfastclubnj.com for GoToMeeting sign on instructions. Click on ‘read more’ under the speaker’s photo and the instructions will appear. Please share this with other groups you may be in. Join us on Meetup.com at: http://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ to RSVP for the meeting. This presentation will cover a number of strategies to consider to help with cash flow during a career transition. The focus will be on those strategies that may not be well known or understood. Topics will include: Medical Insurance through the Affordable Care Act, tax implications of 401k/403b rollovers and withdrawals, tax deductibility of job hunting expenses and strategies to take advantage of shifting marginal tax rates during a transition.

Pre-Recorded Podcasts

 

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

 

This video podcast explores the preferences, experiences, attitudes and behaviors of organizers and attendees of virtual events that have been held in the wake of COVID-19. It also delves into the priorities that organizers, sponsors, and vendors should address to ensure a positive experience for event attendees and how to capitalize of virtual event opportunities.https://info.idc.com/Virtual_Events_Podcast.html

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. The library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324.

 

Westport Public Library, located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 offers an interesting series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Click on their link at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/events for a detailed list of upcoming events. In addition, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7, when time allows, at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/searchresults?podcast_terms=jobseeker.

 

Microcasts featuring Win Sheffield, a certified career coach, consisting of 71 assorted Power of You Microcasts. These 5-minute Microcasts answer various career questions, such as:

  • I have just been laid off and don’t know where to turn; what do I do
  • I am frustrated by my progress even though I am pursuing a variety of job options. What can I do to improve my results
  • Networking, I have very little idea who I should be meeting with or what to ask them. Can you help me get started

For the entire list of 71 five-minute Power of You microcasts, please click on the following link: www.winsheffield.com/podcasts.

 

Teleconference featuring Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, and author of Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets, give a teleconference call titled: ‘Keeping Your Career on Track During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. The replay can be accessed at: https://careerwakeupcalls.com/replay-2703/.

In addition to listening to this replay, send an email to Abby at join@absolutelyabby.com. This will add you to the invite list for the next call and the resource guide from this call.

 

Zoom: If you want to learn how to use Zoom, copy this link: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/learning-zoom/stay-connected-with-zoom-meetings?trk=lilblog_03-11-20_new-to-working-remotely-resources_learning and paste it into your browser. This will take you to your LinkedIn account and then to videos to instruct you to use Zoom. Good Luck, Marty Latman

 

PSG of Mercer County website has now grown to 35 eLearning sites. Many are free, but not all. Check out some of these eLearning sites at:

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

 

Sara Greenhouse of Generate Buzz, LLC has officially launched Coaches’ Covid Couch, a series of short podcasts with a variety of coaches (ex. job / career, health & wellness, sales, business, life, etc), discussing their experiences during the pandemic and advice they have to help you build your resilience. Click here to check out the Generate Buzz, LLC YouTube channel and be sure to click subscribe so you’re notified of new videos. Questions? Please email: sara@generatebuzz.net.

 

General Resources

 

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

For more information go to https://greatcareersphl.org/

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

 

CareerUSA.org

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

 

Any formed group that assists members in educating, coaching, career testing, job leads, networking connections, mentoring, counseling, or support, while providing a safe place for the job seeker, is welcome to be listed on the or CareerUSA.org website.  

For more information and a schedule of events go to 

https://www.careerusa.org/  

 

Recurring Meetings

 

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

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

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

 

The 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.

 

Tuesdays, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is proud to announce it is hosting Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and career coach, Tony Calabrese, of AbsoluteTransitions, LLC. These will be held on alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including webinar descriptions, at: bit.ly/NNJ_PIT4. Login instructions will be provided 24-36 hours prior to each session. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you have any questions, email tony@absolutetransitions.com.

 

Tuesdays, Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website (www.nhnusa.org).

 

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 6:00-7:30pm The 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 introduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative ways 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. Each meeting will be 60 to 90 minutes and will take place online using Zoom video conferencing. 

Expectations 

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

If you are interested in participating, please email Michele Martin at mmmartin@rutgers.edu

 

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

 

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

 

The Professional Service Group (PSG) of Mercer County is a community program providing enrichment seminars for professionals in transition who are seeking new employment opportunities or exploring new career paths. PSG of Mercer County meets each Friday morning at 10:00am. Meetings are always free, open to all, and do NOT require you to register in advance. Please check the PSG of Mercer County website Event Calendar for upcoming programs: https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/event-calendar.html.

 

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month Careers in Transition CIT meets in Short Hills, NJ. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech about themselves — who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (2-3), how the group can help you, and how you can help the group. This is followed by a short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourself to and exchange business cards. The group then divides into smaller teams for: 1) Resume Assistance, (Please bring 15 copies of your resume if you want it reviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search related topics. Visit Christ Church in Short Hills: Careers in Transition for additional information. The school where we meet has new security requirements. After introductions begin at 8:30, the doors close and no one will be admitted, so please be punctual. Sorry, the meeting room is not handicapped accessible. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078..

 

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library , located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314, offers an extensive series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. In addition, the library has numerous training classes on Microsoft Office, including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Check it out; you will be glad that you did. Inquiries about programs may be made by calling 917-275-6975, Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.  Click on their link at: http://www.nypl.org/events/calendar?location=65 for a detailed list of upcoming classes.  In addition to these great in-person classes, the library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324 .  Check them out; I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of helpful information awaiting you.

 

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