Virtual Networking 9/27/2020 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community:

2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

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Monday, Sept. 28 at 10 am: Abby Kohut presents Your 2020 Career – Becoming a VictOR rather than a VictIM he Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) helps unemployed, professional members advance their careers with speakers and workshops every Monday morning at 10 a.m.  Check out September’s events and workshops. Abby Kohut, shares up-to-date advice and tips on conducting a job search in today’s pandemic environment. Learn about tips and actions you can do to stay in control of your career transition and maybe even thrive during these challenging times. Abby, known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people find new jobs over the past 25 years.

Virtual Meeting Access:

Meeting link: Click on (or copy/paste), https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Zoom session participants join with audio and video

Dial-in by phone only: 646-558-8656

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. ET   Free webinar featuring Lisa Rangel, president of Chameleon Resumes, who will give a presentation titled: How to Design a Powerful Resume to Land Six-Figure Job Interviews and Get the Offer.  Lisa will demonstrate:

  • How to structure your resume, taking into account what kind of information recruiters want to find, and where, and leaving out the fluff they don’t want to see.
  • What to replace on your current ineffective resume, and the exact words to use instead to fill your calendar with interviews.
  • Why recruiters ignore resume tasks and prefer resume RESULTS instead. Almost no one else does this, yet resumes that incorporate results, go straight to the top of the pile. This can be YOU. Register even if you can not attend, thus you will receive the recording.  Click HERE to Register for the Session of Your Choice:  

Tues. Sept. 29 4-5 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPGet Your Book Published  Tues., Sept. 29@4-5pm Lindsey Noelle Publishing Services, LLC Here’s your chance to learn about the book publishing industry, how a book is made, and paths (self-publishing and traditional) to having a book published. If you want to learn tips for how to take your writing projects from manuscript to finished book, this program will provide you with invaluable information. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

Tue, Sep 29, 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 Tuesday meeting permalink: https://sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers/hot-link-to-this-weeks-online-meeting

Wed Sep 30, 2020 7pm – 8:45pm Eastern Time – New York  Job Seekers of Montclair Invite You and Speaker Carl Selinger to a Zoom Meeting presents ‘Recognizing Your Accomplishments’

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WED Sept 30th, 7:00-8:15pm central time “Turning a Job Interview Into a Powerful Conversation” $20.00 fee Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar… you get access to the recording whether or not you attend.    75-min webinar on “TURNING A JOB INTERVIEW INTO A POWERFUL CONVERSATION” Speaker:  LYNNE FRANKLIN, persuasive communications coach. Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar… you get access to the recording whether or not you attend.

Wednesday, Sept. 30th at 7:00 – 8:45 PM.You are invited to an online meeting on Recognizing Your Accomplishments! on Wednesday, Sept. 30th at 7:00 – 8:45 PM. Carl Selinger, international author, is presenting

Knowing and understanding yourself

Personal assessment inventory

Am I who I think I am?

Assets and liabilities

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Thursday, October 1st, from 10:00 – 11:30 am: Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of New Jersey will FEATURE GUEST SPEAKER MARTY LATMAN Business Advisor, Coach, Recruiter, People-helper, Matchmaker HOW TO DEVELOP A POWERFUL & MEMORABLE ELEVATOR PITCH. You step into an elevator. A well-dressed person enters right after you. They’re the president of the company you’ve always wanted to work for. The person hits the button for the 7th floor and says “hello” to you. Can you tell them who you are, what you do, how their company can benefit from your work, AND leave a lasting impression before the elevator doors open on the 7th floor? You can–with a well-crafted and rehearsed elevator pitch. At this interactive, online workshop, you’ll learn the answers to five important questions:

  • What is an Elevator Pitch?
  • How do you construct it?
  • How do you deliver it?
  • Why is it important?
  • What messaging should it include?

 Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. 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 1, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. ET   Free webinar featuring Lisa Rangel, president of Chameleon Resumes, who will give a presentation titled: How to Design a Powerful Resume to Land Six-Figure Job Interviews and Get the Offer.  Lisa will demonstrate:

  • How to structure your resume, taking into account what kind of information recruiters want to find, and where, and leaving out the fluff they don’t want to see.
  • What to replace on your current ineffective resume, and the exact words to use instead to fill your calendar with interviews.
  • Why recruiters ignore resume tasks and prefer resume RESULTS instead. Almost no one else does this, yet resumes that incorporate results, go straight to the top of the pile. This can be YOU. Register even if you can not attend, thus you will receive the recording. Click HERE to Register for the Session of Your Choice:  

Thursday, October 1st, 2020, 6.30pm to 8.30pm: The St. Patrick’s EARN Networking Group is holding a virtual Zoom meeting and presents Alex Freund with the topic: Branding is Landing. Everyone has a personal brand. The question is, does your brand accurately represent who you are? It serves to reason that a strong brand is preferable to a weak one. In this session, Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, shares how to create a strong, compelling brand that will have companies wanting you for the position.Pls use this link to register: https://earn20201001.eventbrite.com. You will then receive the Zoom details on the day of the meeting.

 

10/1/20 – Eileen Sinett  -Bergen County, NJ FENG Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 6:30pm – 8:30pm  “Body Language:  Live and Remote” More and more business is being conducted remotely.  Though participants on Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other digital platforms may all have the same rectangular space, the fact remains that people as a species, make judgements, consciously or unconsciously.  For interviews, networking, leading meetings, and presenting, there are guidelines to enhance what you say and how you say it.  What are the body language targets for live presentations and how do they differ in the virtual space?  Join the conversation and weigh in on the significance and impact of non-verbal communication virtually and face-to-face.  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 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.

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. 

For anyone who missed it, attached is a letter from Tony about this virtual series, as well as a calendar through the remainder of 2020. Email Tony with any questions at: tony@absolutetransitions.com. Hope you can join us.

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.

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. 

 

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! Every single day can bring a span of emotions and make us feel like we are on a never ending roller coaster ride.  Join us on October 21 for a focused discussion on strategies to help you manage your emotions from the inevitable ups and downs, build resilience and practice optimism in the face of adversity.   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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

  

 

 

 

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

 

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/  

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