Virtual Networking 10/31/2021 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

The job market is very hot!



10/31 to 11/4 On-demand at your convenience.  To land a job now and in 2022, you will have to get way more direct with your objective (and your entire resume). Your ability to demonstrate soft skills such as leadership, manage teams, show resilience, time management, collaboration, cultural fit needs to be VERY clear. So, to help you craft a well-aligned resume, you can join Lisa Rangel for her free resume writing presentation.  Register: and she will send you a link to watch this game-changing training.

 Monday, November 1, 2021, 5 – 6:30 PM, NYPL presents Author Talk: Building a Career in Tech for Non-Techies,  Mind Leader Series,. Events may end early or late. Location ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL, Event Details, THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT, Join author and IT professional Susanne Tedrick as she discusses her career journey into the tech industry with no formal technical background. Susanne shares her guidance on:  Foundation of a tech career, Vital technical and professional skills. Your unique value in a competitive job market, Strong professional networks. Registration is required  for this webinar – Click Here to Register  Presenter: Susanne Tedrick

November 2 at 9AM Pacific / Noon Eastern, Join John West Hadley Tuesday, for the next installment of my free Reinvent Your Career webinar series, where I interview those who have been through their own reinventions, to explore the clues that create successful transitions, and help you uncover the recipe for reinvention. Get complete details here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 7:15pm – 8:45pm. Job Seekers of Montclair welcomes back Lisa Ann Miller – What to do and not do in job search: Creative professional branding. Job Seekers of Montclair is a free, job search training and support group open to all. They provide professional job search programs and valuable networking opportunities to community members who are from a wide career spectrum.

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Wed Nov 3rd , 6:30-8:00pm Central time, Next NSENG Webinar is “HOW TO NETWORK TO YOUR NEXT JOB”, Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar… this event WILL BE RECORDED & made available to all registrants whether you attend or not. You can also purchase the recording any time after the event date. It’s a fact that “networking” plays a significant role in over 75% of the jobs that are acquired. But networking is also an activity that most job seekers don’t enjoy and, consequently, many individuals don’t network very well. Effective networking requires a combination of online research (to identify the individuals) and offline human interaction techniques that engage your audience and provide them with ways in which to help you. During this webinar we’ll discuss several techniques that you can apply tomorrow and we’ll share specific scripts that you can use to turn your network into a sales channel that accelerates your job search. This instructional webinar will be led by Marty Gilbert,

Wed., November 3, 2021, 7-9pm, Jewish Family Services hosts “Selling Yourself” by Joey Himelfarb, Positive Mental Attitude Ambassador. Zoom Meeting. Please contact Elise Prezant at or call 908 725 7799 x 108 to pre-register for the Zoom Meeting.

Thursday, November 4th 2021, 6.30pm to 8.30pm: The St. Patrick’s EARN Networking Group is holding a virtual Zoom meeting and presents Lisa Manyoky with the topic: “Presence Intelligence”.  Don’t miss Janelle and her presentation. Use this link to register: You will then receive the Zoom details on the day of the meeting.

Monday,  Nov 8,2021 at 10 AM PSGCNJ: “Recruiters Unwrapped”PSGCNJ will be hosting a free program – Recruiters Unwrapped on via Zoom.  Please circulate to members of your networking groups.  Mary Anne Usher Speaker Coordinator on behalf of PSGCNJ 908-429-9359

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6-7 p.m., NNJ ATD – Career Transition SIG – Job Search Best Practices,  Registration and details:  Speaker: Virginia Franco, Founder + Chief Writer, Virginia Franco Resumes, 704-771-8572  Website,  (NCRW, NCOPE, MRW, CPRW, CEIP) Location: Northern NJ ATD is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

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Saturday November 13th, at 8:00 AM, The Breakfast Club NJ presents: Bill LaChance presents “Key Financial Planning Considerations for Those in a Career Transition”. Please go to for virtual meeting signon instructions. Go to to sign up for the meeting.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00AM-12:00PM, FREE WORKSHOP for JOB SEEKERS, Background Checks – What are employers learning about you?! By Paul Cecala, VIRTUAL SEMINAR, LISTEN IN SO YOU CAN LEARN FOR FREE FROM AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL! 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.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021, 10:00am – 11:30am, FREE CAREER WEBINAR, Discover your Strengths 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. 

Friday, November 19, 2021, 12 – 1:30 PM, NYPL presents Author Talk: Work That Matters: Create a Livelihood That Reflects Your Core Intention Mind Leader Series. End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. Location ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL, Event Details THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. Maia Duerr’s mindfulness-based approach to career development will help you make a shift at a deeper level which can lead to new insights and positive change.It all starts with learning about your “Core Intention”: your “why,” your reason for being on the planet. In this workshop, we’ll go through a variety of reflective exercises to help you become familiar with your Core Intention and how to begin translating it into meaningful work.Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register About the Presenter: Maia Duerr

November 21, 2021, OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH, One  Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, CAREER RESOURCES MINISTRY Our Ministry helps people seeking employment through a series of four workshops.  Our aim is to provide the job seeker with the tools and encouragement to find a new position.  We are a ministry that is free and open to all, regardless of affiliation, who are anticipating unemployment or are already unemployed. There is no charge for the four workshops and registration is not required.  IN PERSON, FALL/WINTER SESSIONS 2021, Sundays, 1:00 pm – 52 PASSAIC STREET (WINDSOR ACADEMY ), lower Level across from Church and Rectory, Masks or vaccinations are required, All are welcome! Refreshments Served Get Your Message Out – ‘NETWORKING’ –November 21, Getting the message out about who you are and what you have to offer to people who are likely to hire you is at the heart of the job search process.  This technique is often referred to as Networking. Conducted by Ed McCabe & Rich Kritzer

Monday, November 22, 2021, 5 – 6:30 PM, NYPL presents ‘The Proven Happiness Infinity Formula to Make Your Career Unshakable through Uncertainties’. End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. Location ONLINE – Details will be emailed upon registration Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL  Event Details THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT With uncertainties being the norm, from the Coronavirus crisis to companies’ ever changing restructuring, many professionals’ employment has been hit hard while others are worried if their job would be next. Now with the “returning to the office” new normal, some struggle with going back to the ‘butts in seats’ metric and start to question what they truly want out of their careers. The good news is, during times of disruption like this, many have found their true paths and make their careers really fulfilling and unshakable. What if you can also achieve authentic happiness and success through any uncertainty? Join Amy Nguyen, Career-Happiness Strategist/Coach, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and Business Insider’s most innovative career coach in this workshop where she will reveal: 

  1. Three common myths about career success that could hold you back from your highest potential
  2. The science-based Happiness Infinity formula anyone should know to create a solid and fulfilling career regardless of circumstances
  3. Five practical tips on what you can do right away to already implement that formula
  4. Insider stories of how she and the individuals she worked with used the Happiness Infinity formula to successfully reinvent their careers across functions, industries and sectors

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

 Presenter: Amy Nguyen


Tuesday, November 23, 2021   6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST Join Ed Samuel ONLINE for “Cold Calling & YOUR Job Search”, ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY: 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!!.Login Information for the meeting will be emailed to those registered on the day of the meeting following close of registration @ 3:00 P.M.

Please join Ed Samuel, Career Coach with SamNova, Inc. ( to learn how cold calling if done well could help you land the next interview and job. There are many myths about cold calling, and you will be surprised at how effective it can be given the right preparation. Although Ed will not use the word, “easy” he will share the Dos and Don’ts of making cold calls and how you can incorporate them into your job search strategy. He will share real-life success stories by people who made the call that then made all the difference in their careers. Ed has made 5000+ cold calls himself and knows this territory all too well. Learn why 40% of his clients have landed jobs using this method over the last 15 years.

Key Takeaways from this session:


– Learn the singular thing that leads to cold call success more than anything else

– Discern the difference between a cold, warm and semi-warm call

– Learn the foundational elements of work needed before you pick up the phone

– Discover why tracking your progress is pivotal

– Answer the question on how many calls one should make before “giving up”?

– Learn how making assumptions in your psyche can hurt your efforts


December 12, 2021,OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH, One  Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, CAREER RESOURCES MINISTRY Our Ministry helps people seeking employment through a series of four workshops.  Our aim is to provide the job seeker with the tools and encouragement to find a new position.  We are a ministry that is free and open to all, regardless of affiliation, who are anticipating unemployment or are already unemployed. There is no charge for the four workshops and registration is not required.  IN PERSON  FALL/WINTER SESSIONS 2021, Sundays, 1:00 pm – 52 PASSAIC STREET (WINDSOR ACADEMY ), lower Level across from Church and Rectory, Masks or vaccinations are required, All are welcome! Refreshments Served. ‘Interview, Cultivate Offers and Negotiate’ – December 12 Every discussion with a hiring manager should be considered an interview.  Your role in the discussion is to position your skills, talents and experience as a solution to the challenges they face in their organization.  Your task is to cultivate an offer by helping the hiring manager see you in that role, and eventually make you an offer. Conducted by Ed McCabe & Rich Kritzer


 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:

 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:

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  


Become a New Start Career Network Member!

New Start Career Network (NSCN) provides free assistance to NJ residents over age 45 who have been out of work for at least 6 months. Membership includes:

  1. Information and advice about the labor market and job search strategies, including over 100 webinars on all aspects of the search.
  2. Free access to premium job search services such as Jobscan, Vault, and Big Interview.
  3. One-on-one and group virtual coaching provided by trained volunteer coaches.
  4. Resume & LinkedIn profile reviews and practice interviewing with coaches.
  5. Referrals to a broad range of services through NSCN’s partners, including education, training, mental health support, and financial advising.

To become a member, please visit For more information, please email

Feel free to share this Networking Meetings email with anyone, or any group, that can benefit from the information. If your group’s updates are not included in this email, please have one of the organizers reach out to me ( and add me to their distribution list for your upcoming events. This publication does not get sent out to individuals, only groups. So you must join one of the groups that sends this publication out, to become a subscriber.

Upcoming meetings for 4 weeks will be included in the email, and, event information received by midnight on Saturday  will be included in the upcoming week’s  email. 

Announcements should include: date, time, group name/host, speaker, topic, registration information, and a short description. I will shorten descriptions if they are too long. Specify if there are any fees or special registration requirements.

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Adrienne Roman


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.


Monday October 18, 2021 and every Monday after through December 20, 2021, 4:30-5:30 (doors open at 4:30) Stories Workshop: Conveying your value, Location: Online via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting: . Try it out !  Description: 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. Participants start with a story to polish, rambling tales, vague ideas, or no idea where to begin and progress to effective resume bullets, impactful answers for interviews and easy conversation starters.  Drop in at any time to polish your stories for whatever context you need to adapt them to. Some participants simply listen in as others sharpen their presentation, some get comments on their stories or even work one on one with Win.Fee: $20


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 pm, weekly LinkedIn and networking Zoom event through the NJ Career Network Job Seeker Community.  Find out more info here –

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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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 Absolute Transitions, 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: Login instructions will be provided the day prior to each session. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you have any questions, email:

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, 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 (

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 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 ( AND Glenn Resnicoff ( by 4pm the Friday before the meeting.

REGISTRATION USING THE CIT GOOGLE FORM IS REQUIRED by 4PM Friday before the meeting using 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: 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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