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2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 am: Job Search Forum: Bring your Questions about Job The 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.

 Bring your job search questions and come ready to network with others sharing information and advice about your search. Talk about tips and tactics to stay focused and make the best use of your time. Challenges. Roadblocks. Resumes. Cover Letters. LinkedIn. Interviewing. Branding. Networking. All topics are welcomed.  

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

Tues. Sept. 8 2-3 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Become a Healthcare Hero: Careers in Healthcare Tues. Sept. 8@2-3 pm  Presented by Joy Crowley Health care has traditionally been a very stable career path and, with the pandemic, it is more real than ever.  To register, sign up at http://bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. 

Tues, Sept 8 – Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meeting 6:00-7:30pm

This is a free network group, for people looking for new opportunities or interested in professional development. Our guest speaker is Abby Kohut, Absolutely Abby, will present “Your 2020 Career – Becoming a Victor rather than a Victim”. We’ll discuss these topics and more:

1) How can I network without going to live meetings?

2) Do I really have to become a video interview expert?

3) How can I keep myself motivated?

4) How can I reinvent myself?  

All attendees will receive a FREE 28 page COVID-19 Job Search Resource Guide

Abby Kohut is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6533042161

Meeting ID: 653 304 2161

Tuesday, September 8 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 created 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 September: Tuesday, September 8 at 7 PM. More details and RSVP at this link (so we can send reminders and let you know of any changes):https://forms.ggle/yC5iAnMCHbQjr27Y7 

Tuesday, Sept 8 6:00 – 7:30 pm Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meeting.This is a free network group, for people looking for new opportunities or interested in professional development.Our guest speaker is Abby Kohut, Absolutely Abby, will present “Your 2020 Career – Becoming a Victor rather than a Victim”.Abby Kohut is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby because she tells the Absolute truth about the job search process. To receive an NFP Evite email on information on the upcoming NFP meeting, please e-mail john@itechcp.com  Contact Number: 203-270-0051

 

Tue, Sep 8, 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.

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

https://www.gotomeet.me/DSchuchman/nj-jobseekers-september-8 

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 

Access Code: 846-288-509   

Wednesday. Sept. 9 4-5 pm  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance Learn GOOGLE Suite and Work from Anywhere! Wednesday, Sept. 9 @4-5pm Presented by Rafael Miranda, LFC Consulting Whether you’re an employee, educator, or student working remotely, knowledge of GOOGLE suite’s free tools and resources is becoming essential. Learn how to edit documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in real-time with your team, create a group calendar, and organize your files so you can access them from any computer or phone. To register, sign up at http://bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

Wednesday, September 9th, from 7:15p to approximately 9:00p the Hillsdale Career Networking Group will be meeting online with ZOOM.  Join us and BRING A FRIEND (electronically)! We All Miss YOU very much! The ZOOM connection information will be sent out next week, either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Slacking on your ZOOM style? What is appropriate? ZOOM with confidence!!! For both men and women, the attire is always a BIG FAT question mark (not sure why, but it is). Let’s talk to PAM ETZIN and figure it all out. Interviewing and dressing appropriately for an in-person or zoom interview takes a bit of practice and attention to what image you would like to present. Let’s all welcome Pam Etzin and see how she gets us there. 

Networking will begin at 6:45 if you would like to get a jump start on connecting with members that will be attending during our “speed dating.”  We will also have a raffle, good food, and some other exciting surprises for the event. Please bring copies of your resume(s) and business cards to exchange with others. 

John Carvelli – 201-995-7895johnfcarvelli@optonline.net 

Janelle Razzino – 201-722-3111janelle@razzinoassociates.com 

Gary Gabaccia – 201-391-2722 ggabaccia@gmail.com

Wed, September 9, 2020, 6:00-7:30 PM EDT, Interview Tips and Techniques to be the Best Candidate by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Kathy Fanning In this session  Kathy Fanning, a Career Coach with the NYPL assists you in enhancing your interview skills and increase chances of winning the “interviewing game.” Registration is required for this webinar. Click Here.

Thur, September 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Social Media Marketing for Job Search: it’s a “Career Evolution”

 by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents John Crant  In this special lecture format, Career Coach  John Crant  explains how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media platforms for job search. – Integrating Your Career Strategies Into Your Messaging

Registration is required for this webinar. Click Here.

Thursday, Sep. 10, 7pm Westwood Free Public Library Applicant Tracking System by Laura Troy (a NhN presentation) !0 Ways to Get Your Resume past the Applicant Tracking System This interactive ZOOM workshop answers the following questions:

  • What is an Applicant Tracking System?
  • How and why do companies use the ATS?
  • How can I get my resume past the ATS and seen by a Human Being?
  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.

  1. Go to the tab 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.  

Thursday 9/10 St Catharine’s 7:00-7:40pm.The Zoom information is as follows: St Catharine’s Meeting ID 931 1641 3185 PW 4hfZC0

Thursday, Sept. 10, 6-8 pm, VIRTUAL ZOOM NETWORKING – NNJ_ATD CAREER TRANSITION presents Alex Freund “How to Get a Job in Coronavirus Era.”  Are you using old-school methods? Are you struggling to be noticed? We are in Coronavirus era!  https://atd910.eventbrite.com

Thursday, September 10,2020 6:30pm – 8:30pm – NJSENG Meeting – Debra Wheatman – Using LinkedIn and Social Media to Brand Yourself Reserve seats by sending an email to me at MartyLatman@gmail.com with Subject Line: Reserve my seat for 9/10/20 meeting Using LinkedIn and social media as part of conducting a successful job search are critical in today’s competitive and challenging economic environment. Join us on September 10th to gain some strategic insights regarding LinkedIn and social media in general to ensure your brand is well represented and you land MORE interviews. Using these important tools and the “tricks” along your journey will improve your networking performance and enhance your social credibility both online and offline.

Saturday, September 12, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “So, Tell Me about Yourself” presented by Alex Freund. You know it’s coming. Your anxiety increases, the pressure is on, your mind races, and then you hear the dreaded words, “So, tell m e about yourself.”Now what? You can’t figure out what the interviewer is really asking, let alone what the right answer should be. You might not be the perfect fit, and you don’t want to reveal your weaknesses. You don’t know how much detail to provide or how much of your life should be shared. Should you focus on your experience? your skills? something else? Go to www.thebreakfastcubNJ.com ,’about the meeting’ on the Monthly Meeting page. or click HERE

Saturday, September 12, at 9:45 am-11, Upcoming My Career Transition   (MCT) Meetings presents ‘Crush Your Next Interview’ with Speaker:  Rich Bruno Virtual Event Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society To attend this FREE event, you must click  here to register.  Registration will end at noon on Friday September 11, 2020.n this session you will develop the four components of interview mastery and best prepare for your next job opportunity including:

  • Know Yourself
  • Know the Job You’re Competing For
  • Preparation – Master Your Stories
  • The Interview and the Close

Saturday 9/12 St Anne’s at 10:00-10:40am. The Zoom information is as follows: St Anne’s Meeting ID 922 9803 9785 PW 7nmM19.

Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 am: Kathy Bellwoar presents To Consult or Not to Consult The 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. To consult or not to consult is a question many in career transition have asked. Kathy explores what it takes to be a consultant along with the pros and cons behind choosing to consult versus remaining a full-time employee. Get insights into making the transition, what it takes to be successful, and how to determine if consulting is meant for you. Kathy is the President and Founder of PPT Consulting, has over twenty years of experience within industry and was recognized as a Consulting Magazine Women Leader in Technology for 2020. 

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

Mon. Sept. 14 10-11am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Reinvent and Re-Brand Yourself In Uncertain Times  Mon., Sept. 14 @ 10-11am. Presented by Blanca Rosales-Ahn. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.Blanca Rosales-Ahn is the Founder and Executive Director of BRAHN Career Educational Consulting Services and currently serves as President of the LUPE FUND, Inc.

Monday, September 14th at 8pm, Church of the Presentation Career Management Group’s presents  volunteer and local job expert Denise Friedland from the Bergen County Job Center will present ”How to get your resume past the Applicant Tracking System”.  If you know anyone else who would like to join our Career Management network, simply have them email presentationcareermanagement@outlook.com with name, email address and a brief introduction and we will add them to the network.

Mon., 9/14/20 – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – 5:00pm Bergen FENG presents “Still in Transition – Do I need a Coach?”. Being in-transition for a short or long period of time can be a very stressful. You can get depressed, angry and confused. You can lose your self-confidence. What can you do to change this situation? Do you need a Career Coach to help you get through this period and help advance your career? Please join us on September 14, 2020 as Marty Latman discusses ”Still in Transition – Do I need a Career Coach?” Marty will discuss the types of coaches, how they may help you and questions you need to ask yourself before you consider a potential coach. 

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Please register for all meetings at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Tuesday September 15th at 7 p.m.. Montville Public Library presents Power Your Job Search with Google Tools Instructor: Tech Associate M. DeVincenzo Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and how to organize and enhance your job search experience using G Suite tools. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info. Click Here to Register

9/16/20  6:30pm – 8:30pm – Bergen FENG presents David Schuchman – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “How do you to Work as a Consultant?” David Schuchman is an active leader in the job seeker support community. He is the current Executive Chair of the Professional Service Group of Mercer County in Princeton, NJ. In addition, David is a co-facilitator for New Jersey Job Seekers in Princeton, NJ. And he is on the boards of The Career Support Group at St. Gregory the Great in Hamilton, NJ and The Breakfast Club of New Jersey in East Brunswick, NJ. Additionally, David is often requested to present topical programs to business groups, job seeker support groups and public libraries. 

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Thursday, 9/17//20  10:00 am – 11:00am –Join PPT Consulting for our next Virtual Power Hour on Thursday, September 17th! Our speaker will be Ed Carmody, Managing Director at PPT Consulting. Topic: How to Land you next Consulting or Full Time Opportunity.

Thur, September 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, Career Networking Done Right in a Technical Age by NY Public Library, Business Center (SIBL) presents Networking in the post-pandemic job market will be essential, not optional. With more candidates than jobs, employers will be reluctant to post openings; instead, they will seek referrals. Networking done right will be critical especially for mature job seekers.  Dr. Rita Carey  reviews tips and scripts for improving your networking confidence and building relationships.

Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Monday, Sept. 21: Speed Interviewing Workshop (10:00 am) The 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. Ace your job interview sharpening your skills with this interactive workshop. Attendees will breakup into smaller groups of three to put your interview skills to the test. Practice your Challenge | Action | Result (CAR) stories getting feedback on content, tone, time, and virtual presentation skills with actionable steps you can put to immediate use. 

Tue, Sep 21, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) Westchester Networking Organization (WNO)  Presentation: Your 2020 Career – Becoming a VictOR rather than a VictIM Guest Presenter:  Absolutely Abby (Abby Kohut) This will be a virtual (on-line) meeting. Log-in information for the meeting will be sent to the registrants on the afternoon of the meeting.

Agenda:

  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Attendees sign in to the meeting; Networking
  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. General announcements
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Presentation: Your 2020 Career – Becoming a VictOR rather than a VictIM
  • 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. “Elevator Pitch” Roundtable
  • 8:15 p.m. Meeting ends

Attend

 Virtual Meeting Access:

Zoom meeting link: Click (or copy/paste) link: https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR  

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Please join using the Zoom session with your video on to get the full value of this workshop.

Mon. Sept. 21 10-11:15 am  Union public library FOR ALL EVENTS: To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.Preparing for the Post-Covid Job Market for People of All Ages  Sept. 21@10-11:15am Presented by Harold Levin, Staffing Manager, SmartStaff Personnel What do you do if your job suddenly was terminated due to the Pandemic and probably will not be returning and/or how does the crisis impact those who were already unemployed?  Where does this leave college seniors (or those completing a training class or vocational program who have just graduated (or are about to graduate)? What are some networking ideas which can be implemented even with most of our region locked down? How can you realistically surf the web for job opportunities? Find out from an exec from a staffing employment agency. To register, sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. 

9/21/20 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm Bergen FENG presents Learn from Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “Personal Branding for Success.” When you think of soda, do you think Coke? When you think fast food, do you think McDonald’s?  When you want to send things overnight, do you think FedEx? Why do the names of these companies come to your mind so quickly? It’s Branding! Do you want people to think of you when there is a job opening as quickly as they think of these brands? Do you want to stand out from others in the job market? Why are other people getting interviews and you are not? If you want answers to these questions, you should attend our virtual Zoom meeting on September 21, 2020 and let Marty Latman help you create a personal brand for yourself.

Please RESERVE YOUR SEAT now by registering at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings or e-mailing Marty Latman at MartyLatman@gmail.com.

Tuesday September 22th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents  Collaborate, Meet, and Work Remotely  Instructor: Tech Associate M.. DeVincenzo Discover how to schedule and host effective virtual meetings, collaborate on documents with others in real time, and access your files from anywhere—even from your phone.Registration is necessary to receive program Login info. Click Here to Register

Thursday, Sep. 24, 7pm Time Management: Staying productive in a job search by Paul Cecala (an NhN presentation) Online Zoom  People in extended job searches tend to lose traction and become unproductive.  This presentation takes a fresh look at some time-tested time management strategies as well as offering some creative solutions to typical time-wasting behaviors. 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 tab 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, 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 29th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents  Create a Dynamic LinkedIn Account Instructor: James Fitzpatrick If you are looking for a new job, changing careers or looking to network, LinkedIn is a powerful tool. Learn how to use LinkedIn to manage your career and to help in landing your next job. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info.Click Here to Register

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.

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

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.

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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