Virtual Networking Meetings 8/23/2020 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community

Weekly updates on virtual networking meetings

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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.

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. 

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.

2020 Virtual Transition Support Meetings

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), https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

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  www.hellmannconsulting.com 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

Tuesday, August 25, 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.

Register for the Session You Would Like to Attend

Tuesday, August 25th, 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. What Recruiters Are About Join us as our own Ed Han pulls the curtain back on the recruiter’s side of things. As a veteran of both staffing (external) as well as corporate (internal) recruiting. Ed has spent the last 8+ years fulfilling his mission of getting people back into the workforce. We will discuss:

*Why do some recruiters not read my resume/LinkedIn profile?

*How do recruiters get compensated?

*Why am I sometimes asked for the last 4 of my Social Security Number and birthday?Join with Google Meet:

https://meet.google.com/adt-fmpj-rne

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 5 – 6 p.m.ReferenceUSA – Discover Employment Opportunities anywhere in the U.S.End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS: ONLINE – 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  accessibility@nypl.org.

Learn how to easily navigate the combined power of the premier business reference and research tool, ReferenceUSA, with the world’s #1 job site, indeed.com. Search by Company, Keyword, Type of Job, Location, Recency and much more.Registration is required for this webinar – Click Here to RegisterAbout the Presenter: Bill Carson Bill has been with infoGroup|Reference Division since April of 2008. His responsibilities include ensuring that Public Libraries that provide ReferenceUSA to their patrons are getting the most from their subscription.. Bill’s presentations are always lively and entertaining. Prior to joining infoGroup, Bill managed a team of more than 20 sales people at a publicly-traded company, where he stressed the value of providing world-class customer service. An avid sportsman and naturalist, Bill has also owned and operated his own business which incorporated his interest in the outdoors.

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

End times are approximate. Events may end early or late. PROGRAM LOCATIONS:ONLINE – 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  accessibility@nypl.org.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 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 accessibility@nypl.org.

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&ARegistration is required for this webinar – Click Here to Register

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

Thursday, August 27, 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.    Register for the Session You Would Like to Attend

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 (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 the 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), https://lnkd.in/eFmwyHR   

Meeting ID: 525-652-585

Mon Aug 31st, 7:00-8:30pm Central time 90-Min Online Zoom Networking Event with 2 Rounds of Networking $20.00 Moderator: Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach PLEASE REGISTER BY 6:45PM on Aug 31st TO JOIN THE LIVE SESSION as there is no recording for this event. It is against the terms and conditions of this purchase to share the event link with anyone else.

 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  https://www.wsjjobssummit.com/

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Strengthen Your Resume End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS: ONLINE – 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  accessibility@nypl.org.Even if you have great skills and qualifications, it can still be challenging to find a good job with a decent salary. If you’re not getting interviews, it’s time to strengthen your resume. This workshop is for people who want to revise or completely overhaul their resumes. We’ll discuss how companies hire new staff and how to “match” a job posting. We’ll address each resume section separately and critique a variety of samples.  Registration is required for this webinar- Click Here to Register

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

Tuesday September 8th at 7 p.m. Montville Public Library presents Power Your Job Creating Resumes with Google Docs Instructor: Tech Associate M. DeVincenzo Create a resume that will attract the hiring managers attention! In this workshop, you will begin a resume in a digital document; list your work, volunteer, and educational experience; and polish your resume with editing and formatting tips. Registration is necessary to receive program Login info. Click Here to Register

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 cannot 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 looked 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. To participate go to this link: http://thebreakfastclubnj.com/monthly-meeting-71/  and scroll all the way to the bottom till you see a GoToMeeting link below this.  Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone

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

By attending this session, you will learn how to: Develop confidence and overcome the fear of interviewing

  • Best evaluate your fit for future roles
  • Develop the right approach and tactics for interview preparation
  • Maximize the in-person connection through the interview process
  • Represent yourself as the best candidate for the position!

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

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

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

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/