Virtual Networking Meetings 8/9/2020 – Members of the Tri State Transition Community:

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Recurring Meetings

Sundays from 9:00 – 9:30 am: George Pace, an IT Technology Leader, in Partnership with The Breakfast Club NJ, 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.

Mondays at 4:00 pmLearn From Latman Series (Marty Latman and the Bergen FENG). Register at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Alternating Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) will host Zoom meetings led by Tony Calabrese, of AbsoluteTransitions, LLC. 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.

Second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) hosts a meeting. https://northernfp.wordpress.com/about-us/

Every Wednesday at 9:30, Professional Services Group Morris County (PSGMC) hosts 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, email Dale at dfavia@optonline.net for Zoom Meeting ID and Password. http://www.psgmc.org/

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. If you are interested in participating, email Michele Martin at mmmartin@rutgers.edu

Second Wednesday of each month at 7:15, the Hillsdale Career Networking Group hosts a networking meeting. https://groups.io/g/hillsdalecareernetworkinggroup

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month The Northwest New Jersey Career Club (NWNJCC) led by Nancy Mackowiak, will meet to discuss current job search issues and challenges. To join the meeting, join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/NWNJCC

Every Thursday at 1:30pm, The New Start Career Network (NSCN) hosts an 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 nscn@ejb.rutgers.edu.

The first Thursday and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pmThe Bergen Chapter of the FENG hosts a networking meeting.

Register at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Every Friday at 10:00am, The Professional Service Group (PSG) of Mercer County hosts a virtual meeting. They provide relevant speakers to help with your job search, as well as provide a forum to networks. Meetings are always free, open to all, and do NOT require advanced registration. Details can be found at https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/event-calendar.html.

  First and Third Saturday of each month at 8:30 amCareers In Transition (CIT) hosts a networking meeting. (No meeting on Sept 5th)

https://www.meetup.com/Careers-in-Transition-CIT-Short-Hills/ or https://www.christchurchshorthills.org/parish-life/church-fellowship/careers-in-transition1/

Second Saturday of each month at 8:30 amThe Breakfast Club NJ hosts a networking meeting.

http://thebreakfastclubnj.com/ or https://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/

Additional Networking Meetings

Monday, August 10th 4:00 pmBergen FENG – Marty Latman – Learn From Latman Series – “Networking Remotely in Today’s Changing World”

  • 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?
  • How are you adjusting to the “new Normal”?

Register at www.thefeng..org under chapter meetings.

Tuesday, August 11th from 1:30–2:30 pm

Lisa Rangel, Founder and Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes, will present: How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster. During this Webinar training you will learn:

  • Important new information regarding LinkedIn’s recent desktop layout makeover
  • Why the profile you currently have is costing you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, in lost income and what you need to do to fix it and put forth the right image that garners higher compensation
  • Three proven techniques to increase your profile’s visibility on LinkedIn
  • Three little known ways to find leads and opportunity using LinkedIn that generate the interviews you want
  • Six tactics to write an engaging profile that will have hiring managers wanting to call you for interviews that are right for you

Register at here:  

Tuesday August 11th 7:00 pm Career Wake Up Call
Absolutely Abby presents Meet the Author – Emily Ransone

Learn about Emily’s story and why she wrote “Growth Junkies Unite.”

  • What a Growth Junkie is and why you might choose to become one
  • What a superpower is and how it relates to emotional intelligence
  • Why accountability is so critical to be a foundation of your everyday life
  • The benefits of servant leadership and how it changes you.

Save your seat for this online event now: https://GrowthJunkiesUnite.com/register/

Tuesday, August 11th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) presents an elevator speech workshop. 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. NFP meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. https://northernfp.wordpress.com/about-us/

Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 pm, Emmaus Work Connectors (EWC) hosts an open networking meeting. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/yC5iAnMCHbQjr27Y7

Tuesday, August 11th at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm New Jersey Jobseekers hosts an open meeting. Have an upcoming phone interview, want tips for better networking, or have a question about your resume? Let’s discuss this together.

https://www.gotomeet.me/DSchuchman/nj-jobseekers-august-11

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 793-216-957

Wednesday, August 12th 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm: The St. Patrick’s EARN (Employment Assistance & Resource Network) Networking Group hosts Damon Montal on Career Management in the age of COVID-19. Damon will 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.

For more details: http://www.migration.earnatstpats.com/

Wednesday, August 12th 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm, the Hillsdale Career Networking Group presents an Executive Panel Discussion. Several ‘C’ level executives will take questions that our members have submitted in advance about any and all aspects of the recruiting process. Hillsdale Career Networking Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

https://groups.io/g/hillsdalecareernetworkinggroup

Thursday August 13th 1:30–2:30 pm

Lisa Rangel, Founder and Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes, will present: How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile to Generate 6-Figure Job Interviews Faster. During this Webinar training you will learn:

  • Important new information regarding LinkedIn’s recent desktop layout makeover
  • Why the profile you currently have is costing you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, in lost income and what you need to do to fix it and put forth the right image that garners higher compensation
  • Three proven techniques to increase your profile’s visibility on LinkedIn
  • Three little known ways to find leads and opportunity using LinkedIn that generate the interviews you want
  • Six tactics to write an engaging profile that will have hiring managers wanting to call you for interviews that are right for you

Register at here:  

 Thursday, August 13th 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Jewish Vocational Services (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?

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdOiqrzgpG9WwID4rUJrUyEB39xYq12e6

Saturday, August 15th 8:30 am – Careers In Transition (CIT)

We will still start with 15 second pitches followed by a group discussion and break-out for resume review.

CIT meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month (No meeting on Sept 5th)

 Monday, August 17th 4:00 pmBergen FENG – Join Marty Latman 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. Register at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

Wednesday August 19th 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”. Dr. Rosemarie Manfredi will review the factors and traits that contribute to finding a good person-occupation match, using The Highlands Whole Person Model for making career decisions.

Register here https://njlap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BR_pNCJgSJWJe3NkWjHRpw

Wednesday August 19th 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm John Haldley and Marty Latman present ‘3 Greatest Job Search Challenges Today’

The $30.00 fee includes raffle for two complementary “Jump Start Your Career Search” sessions. Register here: https://www.mcssl.com/SecureCart/ViewCart.aspx?mid=55A47E77-D47D-40E1-A717-D810AFB14DDF&sctoken=76bc3d0ea2d746409ef1436604f47282&bhjs=1&bhqs=1

Wednesday August 19th 6:30 pm Bergen FENG – Joey Himelfarb presents “Selling Yourself”

  • 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. Register at www.thefeng.org under chapter meetings.

The Bergen Chapter of the FENG meets on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of every month

Thursday, August 20th noon – 1:30 pm The New York Science, Industry and Business Library 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. Participants will receive a career guide after the session.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interviewing-at-50-how-to-prepare-and-present-registration-115512104815

Monday, August 24th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm The New York Science, Industry and Business Library presents “Your Resume vs. Your LinkedIn Profile” – 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.

  • 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

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-resume-vs-your-linkedin-profile-what-you-need-to-know-registration-115522289277

Thursday, August 27th 1:30 pm The New York Science, Industry and Business Library – Career Coaches (Kathy Fanning, Jessica Rodriguez & Louisa Tatum) share “Tips & Advice for Job Seekers”. 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.

  • 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

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nypl-career-coaches-share-tips-advice-for-job-seekers-registration-115761576993

Tuesday, September 1st 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/

Saturday, September 12th 8:00 am, The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “So, Tell Me about Yourself”

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 More information can be found at www.thebreakfastclcubNJ.com

 Pre-Recorded Podcasts

 The New York Science, Industry and Business Library

http://www.nypl.org/node/90324.

Westport Public Library

http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/searchresults?podcast_terms=jobseeker.

Microcasts featuring Win Sheffield

www.winsheffield.com/podcasts.

‘Keeping Your Career on Track During the COVID-19 Pandemic’

https://careerwakeupcalls.com/replay-2703/.

Email Abby Kohut at join@absolutelyabby.com to be added to future events.

PSG of Mercer County 35 eLearning sites.

https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/p/e-learning-resources.html

Future Event Information

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