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2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

 

Monday, October 5 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: PSGCNJ Digging for Info & Contacts in Your Target Companies

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

Dial-in phone only: 646-558-8656

The most successful job seekers focus on building relationships with key people in their target companies. Charlie Ahr, Executive Director of the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey, demonstrates how using LinkedIn, and other sources for company information help you become proactive in your search by building an inside network before a job becomes available. Or better yet, leads you to that elusive hidden job. 

 

Monday, October 5th, 10:00 AM EDT “Words-to-Work” since in the job search world of today, one needs to have the right words, in the right quantity, in the right location if you want to get found when recruiters search for talent. This workshop helps people discover the keywords recruiters are using for their job title. At any rate, below is a registration link for the workshop:

“Words-to-Work” How to get to LinkedIn Page-1 when recruiters search for candidates with your desired job title (My most important workshop)

Monday, October 5th, 10:00 AM EDT 

Registration link: https://forms.gle/5yxEjrDcebKRsDPM7

Al Smith “the HIRED! guy”(770) 594-8756

Monday October 5, at 5 p.m. Montville Public Library presents  How to Deal with the impact of job Loss on Fmily and Relationships presented by Tamarra Causely-Robinson.  Please use this link to sign on: bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

Monday, 10/5/20 – Bergen County, NJ FENG Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “Relationship Building to Advance Your Career.” One of the keys to success in advancing your career is relationship building. When you participate in activities in and out of the office and in networking groups, you meet many people from different industries and different job functions. How do you build relationships with these people so they can help you advance your career? Join us for a workshop where you will see how YOU can build these relationships. 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 5th at 8pm, Church of the Presentation, Career Management Group – upcoming topic sessions: “Tools and Tips for Nailing the Remote Interview, How to Look, Sound and Be your Best” will be presented by Debbie Fay, Executive Speaking Coach & Presentations Consultant at bespeak presentation solutions, llc 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..

Tuesday 10/6 10am-12pm Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is proud to announce its ninth Zoom meeting in a series, led by longtime group facilitator and career coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. These sessions are held on alternate Tuesdays from 10am-12pm and include Q & A. The next one is scheduled for Tuesday 10/6 and the topic is: “Finding a Networking Approach That Is Right For You”. Please visit: bit.ly/younetwork to register and note that registration will close promptly at 8am on 10/6. 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. 

Tue, Oct 6, 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. Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/home

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

Wednesday, Oct 7, 7-8:45 PM(EDT) Having limited success in your job Search? Join Marc Strano   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84256307560?pwd=NmtSNGYzcnhyVEJxNmVBd09ENHBUZz09

Thursday, Oct 8, NJSENG Meeting –  6:30pm – 8:30pm – Gerard Raho – “Financial Planning while in Transition”-  Zoom Meeting. Please register for this very information meeting by emailing me at MartyLatman@gmail.com with a subject line “NJSENG Reserve seat”. Please join us at our virtual meeting on October 8th as Gerard Raho discusses financial planning during a job transition. Please register for this very information meeting by emailing me at MartyLatman@gmail.com with a subject line “NJSENG Reserve seat”.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 7pm Launching a More Powerful Job Search by Pamela Shand, MS, CPRW (a NhN presentation) ONLINE ZOOM We will focus on the following: Applying to jobs that truly speak to you – don’t waste your time blasting out resumes  Interviewing with confidence – Remember that you’re there to interview them too Negotiating like pro – know your worth Register

Saturday, October 10, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “The Salary Question”presented by Janelle Razzino. Today there are a lot of different opinions about salary requirements, what should I say, should I lower my expectation or keep my salary requirements to a higher standard? Will I lose out being the “candidate of choice” because I stood my ground? 1) What is your VALUE today? 2) What do you want? The NUMBER 3) Being definitive is a good thing. 4) Each situation is unique and subject to negotiation with yourself and the perspective offer. Go to www.thebreakfastcubNJ.com ,Click on ‘read more’ under the speaker’s photo and the instructions will appear. They are not on meetup. Please RSVP , on meetup.

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.” Join us at our meeting on October 12, 2020 as 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”.

Some of the topics that David will cover include:

  • Connecting your online activities to your offline goals
  • Building a clear, concise brand message across platforms
  • Developing communication cadences that keep you top-of-mind with your network and target companies
  • Finding ways to foster your offline relationships with online engagement
  • Leveraging LinkedIn to create engagement for job opportunities

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. Harold’s spent over 30 years in the staffing field, focusing on client recruitment and professional candidate coaching, all levels, on how to plan and execute their job search strategies.

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.

Our next meeting will be on the 2nd Tuesday in October: Tuesday, October 13 at 7 PM. 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. 

 

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. This workshop promises to be both interactive and fun–YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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. 

 

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? You will be asked this question whether you are starting out in your career or are a seasoned professional. Additionally, in your search for the perfect position, you may have all skills necessary to be successful in the role but you discover an obstacle which the hiring manager calls “Being Over Qualified”. How do you overcome their perception? Join us at our meeting on October 19, 2020 as Marty Latman, your Resident FENG Career Coach, will show us how you can explain to others Your Professional Value in under 2 minutes flat and leveraging “Being Overqualified” to your advantage. Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail..com.

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!  One moment we might be feeling elated that we are the top candidate for a position, then hit with disappointment when we find out that it went to someone else. Or, perhaps post-interview we feel uneasy about our performance but later relieved that we’ve made it to the next round of interviews!  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.

 

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..

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 These should be worthwhile for all Job Searchers! 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. 

 

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

 

    

From NNJ_PIT Coaches’ Covid Couch, a series of short (approx five minute) 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 view the Generate Buzz, LLC YouTube channel and be sure to click subscribe so you’re notified of new videos. 

The first podcast features Jennifer Cunningham, of Oxygen Coaching: Reputation Repair. She provides coaching for those who’ve experienced discrimination, humiliation, bullying, etc, helping them restore their dignity and purpose. In this podcast, Jennifer briefly discusses: how she’s maintained her sanity, what others can do to improve theirs, her favorite quote, the first thing she’ll do after the pandemic ends, advice for job seekers, where she gets her information, what she’s learned about herself, what she’s missed the most and gained, and what’s she’s doing more so and less so. Visit: www.reputationrepaircoach.com or email: jc@reputationrepaircoach.com to learn more, and be sure to tell her I sent you.

 

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.

 

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 (www.nhnusa.org) 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. CIT meets the first and third Saturday of each month except holidays. 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.

***CIT WILL NOT meet on September 5th (Labor Day weekend).

 

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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