Virtual Networking Meetings 8/2/2020 – 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 (transitiongroups@gmail.com) 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, 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

Monday, August 3, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm:  Join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey’s first in a series of virtual workshops, “Empowering Your Personal Commercials. ”  The workshop starts at 10 am with attendees sharing their 15-second commercials with the group. We’ll break into smaller groups to practice our 90-second “Tell Me About Yourself” statement, getting feedback, information, and advice while growing and cultivating your LinkedIn network connections.   

To join:

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

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Please join with video and audio for this session.

8/3/20 – BergenFENG – Marty Latman – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – 4:00pm – “Am I Managing My Career Successfully? – What’s the Plan?” Do you just have a job or do you have a career? Do you expect to gain maximum success and happiness in your current position? Are you working lots of hours and finding the financial rewards and happiness you expected? Do you have a Career Plan? You are responsible for the management of your career. Are you really managing it? Please join Marty Latman as he discusses “Am I Managing my Career Successfully? What’s the Plan?” In his presentation, Marty will provide you with a roadmap to manage your career. He will discuss steps you need to take to successfully manage your career while enjoying it.

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2020: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM New Jersey Jobseekers is Back – Virtually! Attend NJ Jobseekers on August 4 to participate in a lively discussion where the topic is what you want to discuss. Have an upcoming phone interview, want tips for better networking, or have a question about your resume? Let’s discuss this together.Please join our Zoom meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://tcnj.zoom.us/j/94769412977

Meeting ID: 947 6941 2977

You can also dial in using your phone.

+1 (646) 558-8656

Wednesday, August 5 , 2020, 7:00 PM, Jewish Family Services will host John Hadley “interviewing In the COVID Era”. Open to the community, registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation.Contact me at John@JHACareers.com or 908-725-2437.

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, JVS presents ‘‘If you don’t have focus, you don’t have game’ by Janelle Razzino. You’re focusing on the position you want–and working toward that goal to make it happen. But it’s easier to get your game on if you know what to target:

What position do you want? Are you doing the right things to get there?

Aim high–not low. Are you applying or asking for the right level position?

What is your everyday mission statement?

 For more information, please contact Meryl Kanner at

862-704-2233 or click here .

Thursday, August 6th, 2020, 6.30pm to 8..30pm: The St. Patrick’s EARN Networking Group is holding a virtual Zoom meeting and presents Damon Montal with the topic: Career Management in the age of COVID-19. 

Damon Montal will help us explore different ways to process the career difficulties we may face during the time of COVID-19. He is a veteran of 20+ years in the Career Services industry, currently with Ayers Group, which is a division of Kelly Services. Damon will lead us through short- and long-term career planning strategies.. We will discuss how to align our focus and behaviors to achieve immediate and long-term career objectives. This is a webinar that focuses on the positives and methods to achieve success during a difficult process while in the middle of an unprecedented time. Pls use this link to register:  earn20200806.eventbrite.com. You will then receive the Zoom details on the day of the meeting. 

Thursday, 8/6/20 – BergenFENG -Paul Bailo – Virtual Meeting via Zoom 6:30pm – “Acing the Digital Interview”. Most interviews now begin with a virtual interview. Learn how to put yourself in the best light and set the stage for success. Join us as Paul J. Bailo, CEO of Phone Interview Pro, a service for job seekers who want to perfect their virtual interview skills. Paul J. Bailo is the CEO of Phone Interview Pro – a service for job seekers who want to perfect their virtual interview skills. He is the author of “The Essential Digital Interview Handbook” and “The Essential Phone Interview Handbook”. He has been featured in such media as CNN Money.com, Yahoo Hot Jobs, Monster,com, CareerBuilder.com, USA Today, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report

Thur Aug 6th, 7:00-8:00pm Central time NSENG presents a 60-min webinar:  “HOW TO SPEAK WITH GREATER CONFIDENCE DURING JOB INTERVIEWS” (registration includes access to the webinar recording whether your attend or not) Cost is $20.00.  Speaker: Eliot Shapiro, co-founder of EMS Communications (www.presentationtrainers.com)

PLEASE REGISTER BY 6:30PM on Aug 6th TO JOIN THE LIVE SESSION. It is against the terms and conditions of this purchase to share the recording or the link with anyone else. Click HERE to view details and/or register for this webinar. You get access to the recording whether you attend the webinar or not.

Saturday, August 8th, from 8:00 am – 10:00 am: The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: ‘“Blockchain 101: An Overview’ presented by Lindsley D. Medlin, Jr.

 (virtual meeting). Details for meeting sign on are located at: www.thebreakfastclubnj.com Join us on Meetup.com at: http://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ to RSVP for the meeting. 

For sign on details, go to www.thebreakfastclubnj.com.

Monday, 8/10/20 – BergenFENG Marty Latman – Learn From Latman Series – Virtual Meeting via Zoom – “Networking Remotely in Today’s Changing World” – 4:00pm Do you feel isolated and alone? Has your job search come to a screeching halt? How do you network when you are separated from people? Things we used to do to network and find a new position have changed very rapidly during the span of several months. What was considered normal at the beginning of 2020 may be forever changed due to the Covid-19. How are you adjusting to the “new Normal”? How do you remedy this situation? Please join Marty Latman on August 10, 2020 as he discusses  ”Networking Remotely in Today’s Changing World”.. Marty will discuss the things you need to do today to find the job you are searching for. Please register for all meetings at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) Presents a zoom meeting for an elevator speech workshop. This is a free network group, run for people looking for new opportunities or interested in professional development. Please join us for an elevator speech workshop where John Barry will provide a worksheet and discuss the 6 key steps in creating an elevator speech. The attendees will have the opportunity to practice their elevator speech and connect on any potential leads. Meet and network with peers, managers, and professionals. To request the zoom link for the elevator speech workshop,  please email john@itechcp.com.  Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, the Hillsdale Career Networking Group presents an Executive Panel Discussion every year at our August meeting. The agenda is simple. We don’t do our normal presentations, but, instead, several ‘C’ level executives take questions that our members have submitted in advance about any and all aspects of the recruiting process. It is always our most popular and well-attended meeting (you may recall that last year, we squeezed over 160 people into our St. John’s meeting room) and, despite some dramatically different logistics this year, we are excited to be able to conduct this meeting again on Wednesday, August 12.There are two very important things I specifically want to highlight in this note:First, I am delighted to report that we will be conducting this call via Zoom. The meeting ID and passcode will be distributed in advance of the meeting. We are very optimistic about the quality of the tool and we’re looking forward to far fewer technical issues this month.Second, and most important, we need your questions! The primary value of a meeting like this is that the executives will address issues that are on YOUR minds. Any question on any topic related to the job search process is fair game. Feel free to ask ANYTHING about ANYTHING that bothers you.We’ll collect your questions in the same way we always have. Send me whatever questions you have on any topic. Multiple questions are fine. I will organize all the questions into general categories to help facilitate a cohesive discussion and we will distribute them to our speakers for their review a few days ahead of the meeting.In order to give me time to organize the questions and send them out to our panelists, please send me your questions NO LATER THAN MONDAY, AUGUST 3. We look forward to speaking with you on August 12. If anyone has any questions, please let me know. Thanks.Gary Gabacciaggabaccia@gmail.com

Monday, 8/17/20 –BergenFENG- 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 www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

8/19/20 – BergenFENG – 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 www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings..

Pre-Recorded Podcasts

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