Virtual Networking Meetings 8/16/2020 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

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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.

Event information received by midnight on Saturday will be included in the upcoming week’s email. Upcoming meetings for 4 weeks will be included in the 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. Please specify if there are any fees or special registration requirements.

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:

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: 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

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 (

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 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. 


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 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.

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.

2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

 Monday, August 17, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey for an interactive virtual workshop, “Job Search Buddy for a Day.” The session kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with group 15-second commercials. Take part in a series of breakout sessions, exchanging your job search ideas, resources, tips, questions, goals, and any roadblocks with several job search buddies ready with their feedback and support  

To join:

Meeting link: Click on (or copy/paste),   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Please join with video and audio for this session. 

Monday, 8/17/20 –Bergen FENG- Marty Latman – Learn from Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – “In- transition Now What do I do? 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? How do you get back into the “game”? How do you change this negative situation into a positive experience? Please join Marty Latman on August 17, 2020 as he discusses a topic all people in-transition struggle with as he presents “In-Transition – Now What do I do?” Attendees at all levels will learn about the obstacles they need to overcome during this period to succeed, the methods they need to use to change their situation and ways to make being in-transition a productive, meaningful and positive time in their lives. Marty Latman, called by many people as the “Best Networker” they know, is a People Helper and Match Maker. He is the Executive Director of Latman Advisory Services LLC. From professional career coaching and development to business consulting to financial advisement, Latman Advisory Services is dedicated to helping you achieve your personal or business goals. Marty takes a collaborative approach as he works closely to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. Please register for all meetings at under chapter meetings.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11 am Bergen Community College Presents: Virtual Hiring Event! CVS Health Pharmacy Technician Opportunity! Register Today!

Monday, August 17th, 2020 from 6 to 8:30 pm How to Create a Memorable Elevator Pitch. In this lively presentation Leonard Friedman will join WNO’s Career Experts Lew Tischler and Anne-Marie Dittain demonstrating how you can capture people’s interest by drawing from key concepts that copywriters and journalists use to create a member message. Register by Monday August 17that 1:00 PM

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 from 7:30-9:00 pm The Tuesday evening NJ JobSeekers group, normally at Trinity Church in Princeton, is moving online for the duration.  Tue, Aug 18, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) 

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

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 

Access Code: 366-791-525

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12 Noon NJLAP’s Networkers Without Borders Presents: Optimizing Your Career: How a Holistic Understanding of Yourself Allows You to Adapt Your Career with Intention and Purpose Registration Required Here  Sponsored by NJSBA’s Special Committee on Lawyers In Transition

Wednesday August 19, 1-2:30PM (Eastern). ‘3 Greatest Job Search Challenges Today’ presented by John Hadley and Marty Latman.$30.00 fee Includes raffle for 2 complementary “Jump Start Your Career Search” sessions. (Please note: Refunds will not be possible, but we will provide limited time access to a recording if you can’t attend.) So act now and sign up while there are still slots available!

Wednesday, 8/19/20 – Bergen FENG – Joey Himelfarb – Virtual Meeting via Zoom 6:30pm – “Selling Yourself” Aristotle believed an important skill any person could have was the ability to influence. Have you ever had to convince your colleagues, department heads, or company executives to try a different tactic in acquiring new business? Ever tried to get your customers to buy your stuff? Ever tried to get your kids to behave a certain way? Ever go on a job interview? Join us for a thought provoking, highly interactive, and entertaining program that will demystify your views of selling and help you to better sell yourself. With a blank white board or flip chart, 2 different colored markers, and an audience thirsting for knowledge, you will:

Discover how you can apply selling theories and techniques to help you land the job you desire. (Hint: no rocket science involved, but Rocket Scientists can surely benefit.)  Hear new ideas about old sales strategies that focus your attention on getting hiring managers to consider you for the job you want. (Make them wonder how they ever got along without you.) Please register for all meetings at under chapter meetings.

Wednesday, 8/19/20 – NSENG – presents an online workshop on “HOW TO CREATE & IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH PLAN” by Marty Gilbert. $80.00 Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, JVS presents ‘ RECRUITERS: HOW TO TELL THE GOOD ONES FROM THE BAD ONES’ by Gregg Podolski.   For more information, please contact Meryl Kanner at 862-704-2233 or click here.K HERE.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, NYPL presents Interviewing at 50+: How to Prepare and Present.  In addition to demonstrating competencies and successful performance, 50+ candidates must get past implicit age bias. Often without being aware of it, those making hiring decisions fail to see the value of those at 50+. Consequently, the 50+ job seeker must develop powerful responses that address the “overqualified “and “overpriced” barriers with carefully chosen language (choice points). Join us to hear from  Dr. Rita Carey as she illustrates the best language to use during interviews for 50+ job seekers. This webinar will not be recorded. Participants will receive a career guide after the session. Registration is required for this webinar- Click Here To Register

Monday, August 24, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm:  Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey for an interactive virtual workshop, ” Discovering Your Skills that Deliver Business Value.” Identify your top 3 hard and soft skills then be ready to discuss in mini-breakout sessions a story concept that connects your skills with the 4 categories of value 1) Profitability, 2) Productivity, 3) Employee Retention, or 4) Customer Satisfaction. Each group will pick one story concept to share with the group for collective feedback and learnings.   

To join: Meeting link: Click on (or copy/paste),   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Please join with video and audio for this session.

Monday, August 24, 2020, 6-7:30p Your Resume vs. Your LinkedIn Profile – What You Need to Know Is your resume communicating how you can help a prospective employer in the 15 seconds a hiring manager is going to look at it? Are the keywords in your LinkedIn profile strategically placed to improve your likelihood of being spotted by a recruiter? In this seminar,  Robert Hellmann, of and author of Advanced LinkedIn, reviews actual client examples of successful resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Get the facts straight about what works, what doesn’t, and the important differences between these two essential mediums. In the process, you’ll learn how to craft a compelling resume and profile that will help you get and ace interviews. The discussion includes:• How to write powerful resume and LinkedIn profile bullets • Nine resume “do’s” and six resume “don’ts” that will debunk a lot myths and save you time • How to take maximum advantage of LinkedIn’s search algorithm, to improve the odds of a hiring manager spotting your profile • How to address common issues, like gaps in your resume, too-much or too-little experience, or job-hopping  • What you need to know about adapting your resume for your LinkedIn profile  Registration is required for this webinar- Click Here to Register  

Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:30 pm NYPL Career Coaches Share Tips & Advice for Job Seekers Details will be emailed upon registration. ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

A panel of NYPL Career Coaches share best practices for a job search and their perspectives on what to consider when conducting a job search campaign in the current market. The discussion includes:- How to look for companies that hire and who is hiring- What are the employers looking for in candidates- Best way to network now for the future- How to prepare for interviews- We are also reserving the end of the session for Q&A Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

Presented by NYPL Career Coaches: Kathy Fanning, Jessica Rodriguez & Louisa Tatum

Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00 pm NHN presents a zoom meeting, ‘19 Roadblocks to Effective 1-way Video Interviewing’  by Donna Hook. As a long-time Fortune 100, IT professional Donna Hook understands the daily threats to job security and the immense pressure of being downsized. She, herself, was laid off in 2014 and more recently, experienced frequent uncertainty about her own employment. She vowed never to look at job layoffs quite the same way.  Donna’s also a long-time member of Toastmasters International and a certified Life Coach.  She’s committed to helping job seekers, and those with a fear of public speaking, gain the confidence and skill necessary to interview effectively. She’s looking forward to sharing her own lessons learned with you on the ’19 Roadblocks to Effective 1-way Video Interviewing.’ Anyone interested in this session must register on the Library’s web site ( 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 the Library’s web site, open the tab entitled “Adult” and scroll to the presentation to register. 3.  Go the tab Library’s web site, 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, August 31, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Get what you’re worth in your next role. Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey and speaker, Cynthia Medina Carson, “Negotiating the Offer.” Cynthia brings the compensation conversation out in the open, offering basic tactics to guide you through the process. Cynthia is a Salary Transparency Maven, Career Coach, and Recruitment Expert. 

To join:

Meeting link: Click on (or copy/paste),   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Please join with video and audio for this session.

Tuesday, September 1, noon-4:30pm The Wall Street Journal Jobs Summit The Covid-19 pandemic has upended the job market. Industries once on hiring sprees have scaled back, while others now cannot staff up fast enough. Whether you’re a new graduate, recently unemployed or contemplating a career change, the inaugural WSJ Jobs Summit will provide trusted, actionable insight from business leaders across industries on how to not only survive but thrive in this new economy. You’ll take away:

  • Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis
  • Advice from companies in hiring mode
  • Tools for life management and negotiation
  • How to nail the virtual interview
  • More topics to be announced soon

Register for this Complimentary Online Event at

Saturday, September 12, at 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “So, Tell Me about Yourself” presented by Alex Freund. You know it is coming. Your anxiety increases, the pressure is on, your mind races, and then you hear the dreaded words, “So, tell me 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? Such a simple request, but one fraught with peril. The air that just got sucked out of the room slowly returns while your panic continues to escalate, and still, you’re fumbling for a response. Now imagine that you actually looking forward to having this be your first interview question. It’s the question that can be a make or break and set the tone for the rest of the interview. Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, will pull the curtain back and guide you in how to respond so that hiring managers are impressed and therefore left wanting to know more about you. In this seminar, you will: Learn where the power lies behind this question. Understand the hiring manager’s motivations behind this question. Go to ,’about the meeting’ on the Monthly Meeting page.


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:

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: 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:

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:

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:

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. 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: