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Monday, 5/16, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, DEFINING YOURSELF AS THE BRAND THAT DELIVERS VALUE. Mark Beal’s presentation focuses on determining your personal brand, developing your brand narrative and defining your brand as one that delivers value to potential employers. Mark’s presentation takes a three-step approach to successfully searching for and securing your next job. His approach includes: 1: Developing Your Brand Narrative. 2: Detailing Your Target Industries and Companies. 3: Driving Your Contacts to Act On Your Behalf. PSGCNJ has a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit and register under where it says Welcome Back. Join PSGCNJ every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month for our new “Ask Maya” segment featuring Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, as she facilitates a 30-minute 

Monday, 16 May 2022! Westchester Networking Organization May 2022 Meeting, Presentation: The Magic of 5 Minutes 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. Learn the basics of meditation to gain a deeper awareness of self, and use this awareness to lead a more successful job search. Change isn’t always easy. It can be downright uncomfortable and many times difficult. However, change is the only constant in life.

  •     How do we stay balanced during turbulent times?
  •     How do we stay calm during uncertainty?
  •     How do we adjust to change without the anxiety that often comes with it?
  •     When we know better we do better!

The Magic of 5 Minutes is the practice of keeping our balance and calm during challenging times. Attitude is EVERYTHING! Miniimah Saafir is the proud mother of 3. She loves meeting people and making ‘New Connections’, traveling and helping others discover the unique ‘Something Beautiful’ within. Although today you rarely catch her without her signature smile, it took many years for Miniimah to live in the joy she now finds in every day! You can read about how she overcame anxiety, depression and PTSD in her recently published, first book, The Breakthrough. Register

Tuesday 5/17, 10am, the incomparable Tony Calabrese, longtime Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will present: “Understanding Your Skills and Accomplishments”. Please visit: for more info and to register. Meetings are held on Zoom on alternate Tuesdays at 10am and will remain virtual for the foreseeable future.  Please visit our webpage as we continue to add topics, presenters, and contact info at: If you or someone you know is a thought leader who’d like to present at an upcoming session, or if you have any questions, email Tony at: tony@…. All are welcome, so please tell folks in your network to join us and encourage them to subscribe to our group at:

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 6:15 p.m. Register for Tuesday’s Meeting Using LinkedIn & Other Social Media: Strategies to Amp Up Your Job Search Location: Online via Zoom Register here The Employment Advisory of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City is pleased to announce its May program: Using LinkedIn & Other Social Media: Strategies to Amp up Your Job Search.LinkedIn is THE professional’s social media platform, and it can help grow your current business and provide future job opportunities. LinkedIn is used by most HR professionals and recruiters and is a valuable networking tool that can help you in the job search and interview processes. Learn to build a profile and reach “All Star Status” in this session where we will walk through the LinkedIn platform on screen using a live profile. You will also learn how Facebook and Twitter can be valuable in your job search. Presenter Dianna Antlocer is a digital marketing professional who specializes in building businesses’ traffic and sales using online and offline marketing tools, website content and design, and social media. She uses LinkedIn effectively in day-to-day business and has landed several jobs as a result of using the tools provided in the LinkedIn platform. Win Sheffield is a career coach in private practice in New York. He offers strategies and guidance to support his clients to take their work to the next level or establish new careers. He coaches clients in delivering their messages, runs workshops and delivers talks to many industry and alumni groups. Please see details of upcoming talks at


Wed 5/18, 2pm ET, Nic Marks, a world-renowned happiness and well-being expert, will present a free webinar (donation optional) on how to find happiness and fulfilment at work and in life. Click here for more info and to register. 

Fri, May 20, 2022 9:30-11:30 AM ET Chem Pharma presents:


To Consult or Not to Consult – Making the Transition to Consulting Have you ever considered Consulting? Today’s business reality is that we can all expect to go through job transitions multiple times throughout our careers – and finding that next opportunity requires significant focus and time. Meanwhile, consulting offers the chance to build new skills, stay active and bring in a paycheck. So what should you do? This session will start by providing insights into what it takes to be a consultant and will explore the pros and cons behind choosing to consult versus remaining a full-time employee.The learning objectives of this session are to provide practical techniques for: 

  • Introduction to consulting and as an independent contractor
  • Making the transition to consulting
  • What it takes to be successful as a consultant
  • Determining if consulting is meant for you


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Fri May 20, 2022 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County, Mark Beal – Define Yourself As a Brand That Delivers Value

In this time of the Great Resignation, employers are seeking candidates who can deliver measurable business-building value. How do you communicate that in a compelling and effective manner? First, you have to acknowledge that you are a brand. Second, you need to define what your personal brand represents. Once you are aligned with those two key elements of job prospecting, you now need to strategically market your brand and activate your network of followers to amplify your brand with those who they influence the most, potential employers.

When Fri May 20, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Friday, May 20th at 12pm ET, Marcella Gencarelli of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to welcome Julie Wyckoff, M.Ed., Career Transition Coach, YouMap Certified Coach, and Owner of Custom Career Solutions. She will present an interactive webinar entitled: “Discover Tips to Enhance Your Career Fulfillment & Tap into Your Zone of Genius!” If you’re stuck in a career plateau and seeking to maximize your professional impact, sign up and learn how to maximize your strengths and honor your values. RSVP to Marcella at:

Monday, 5/23, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, NETWORKING IN THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET. In this presentation, Carl E. Reid will explain the secrets to continue a conversation online after you meet someone; The various types and uses for leveraging social media to network; how to balance high visibility with staying relevant for your network to feed you leads; techniques and tools for ferreting out hidden opportunities; proper networking etiquette best practice approaches to create opportunity, and what is the rainmaker secret sauce for motivating people to want to help you land a gig. PSGCNJ has a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit and register under where it says Welcome Back.Prior to Carl E. Reid’s presentation Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, will facilitate a 30-minute session to answer your job search questions from 10-10:30 am in our new ‘Ask Maya’ segment.


Monday, May 23, 2022 at 7:30pm, The Church of the Presentation Career Management Group meets once a month to offer support to those who are unemployed, under-employed or just looking for a career change.

Our May session will focus on: Effective ways to use LinkedIn for your Job Search and will be led by Sandy Lukavsky.

This meeting will be in-person at the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 7:30pm

Sandy, a Human Resources executive, has been a parishioner at Presentation for 20 years.  She is also the founder of SLR Talent Consulting, which provides career services including career coaching, job search strategies, resumes and LinkedIn advice.

If you wish to attend and join the parish Career Management network, simply email with your name, email address and a brief introduction and we will add you to the list. All are welcome and we hope to see you there! 

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022, 10:00AM-11:30AM, Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development presents, FREE Job Seeker Workshop – From Challenges to Opportunities By Tony Calabrese. Please reserve your seat by going to: and registering for this workshop. YOU MUST Complete the registration to receive an email with the ZOOM link to join. Do not delay! Seats are limited! Please SAVE the link sent to you, as this is the ONLY time you will receive it-there are NO REMINDERS before the event. PLEASE Only 1 reservation per email address is allowed. If others are interested in attending, they MUST have their own email address. As a job seeker, some days are more frustrating and depressing than others. We talk about Mental Health in the workplace, but what can job seekers who are NOT working do about it?

Fri Jun 3, 2022 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County presents Ed Samuel – Tougher Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

When Fri Jun 3, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)


Fri. Jun 10, 2022 9:45am – 12pm PSG Mercer County presents Chrystal McArthur – Resume Writing


When Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)


Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County presents Job Seekers Panel

Join our panel discussion with your peers… Job seekers like you with varying levels of education and from a variety of professional backgrounds & roles.

Our panelist will answer your questions and participate in a discussion touching on many job-hunting topics such as job search challenges, networking strategies, and interview preparation, experiences, and results.

Learn from other job seekers and tap into your own expertise in this engaging panel discussion..

When Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)


Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:45am – 12pm, PSG Mercer County presents John Hadley – Using Stories To Get Hired

The most important thing you bring to the table in any interview is not your resume, your credentials, or your checklist of qualifications, but rather your case studies. 

I hire for one reason and one reason only – because I believe you are going to produce the results relevant to me.  You can tell me you will, you can draw up a proposed work plan with facts and figures, but what is going to sell me the most effectively is the demonstration of relevant results you have produced in the past.  And the more such case studies you can draw upon, the more believable you become.  But that only works if your stories are told the right way and include certain key elements!

  • Can you give a “2 Minute Pitch” that’s compelling and leaves your interviewer anxious to hear more? 
  • Do you have concise, engaging results-oriented stories that you use to back up every single point you make during an interview?

Join us as Career Search Counselor John Hadley shows how to tell your HERO story in a manner that’s interesting, that flows and shows the progression in your career, and that leaves the listener with a number of promising places to ask follow up questions.  He will then share and demonstrate the To Caretemplate he teaches his one-on-one clients to help them turn interviews into offers.

John Hadley is the principal at John Hadley Associates (  He teaches job seekers  strategies and skills to tap into the ‘hidden’ job market and land the job and pay they deserve.  He also works with professionals struggling to achieve the visibility that leads to great new opportunities at work.  His Career Tips newsletter brings expert advice on marketing yourself to over 9,000 subscribers; find out more at


When Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:45am – 12pm Eastern Time – New York
Where The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542 (map)


 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:

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. 

 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:


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

The latest event list can be found here:

The mission of 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 lead, networking connections, mentoring, counseling, or support, while providing a safe place for the job seeker, is welcome to be listed on the or website.  For more information and a schedule of events go to  


Become a New Start Career Network Member!

New Start Career Network (NSCN) provides free assistance to NJ residents over age 45 who have been out of work for at least 6 months. Membership includes:

  1. Information and advice about the labor market and job search strategies, including over 100 webinars on all aspects of the search.
  2. Free access to premium job search services such as Jobscan, Vault, and Big Interview.
  3. One-on-one and group virtual coaching provided by trained volunteer coaches.
  4. Resume & LinkedIn profile reviews and practice interviewing with coaches.
  5. Referrals to a broad range of services through NSCN’s partners, including education, training, mental health support, and financial advising.

To become a member, please visit For more information, please email


Networking Central’s list of Events – Link is


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:


The Ramsey Job Search Work Team meets every Monday morning. Networking starts from 9 to 9:30am and the meeting starts at 9:30 to 10:30 while virtual.  Members are expected to hold each other accountable at weekly (virtual) meetings for conducting a job search in earnest. Historically, the team has enjoyed a very high rate of “landings” by those conducting an active and vigorous job search.

Based on the Lee-Hecht-Harrison model, it’s more of a project management team made up of people committed to helping each other in the job search. By attending regularly and staying focused on key tasks, meetings serve as an advisory panel that knows you and your search and can offer answers to the questions that come up in job hunting.

Help others to help you (especially for the first few meetings) by having a prepared “elevator pitch” to introduce yourself. Jobs open up because there’s a problem to solve or a need to fill.

Please contact Beth Berkenfeld at or 201-797-4342 if interested in joining the group.

The WNO (Westchester Networking Organization) meets the third Monday of each month.  During the COVID pandemic, we are meeting via Zoom at 5:45 p.m. The WNO is a community that is supportive and welcoming to those who are in transition and that fosters career fulfillment for all professionals, including those fully employed. We provide an opportunity to network across industries, fields and organizations.  Our monthly meetings include networking time as well as a presentation on a topic relevant to job search and career development. The contact e-mail ID for the WNO,

Mondays, Join Ken Lang, starting on 9/13 at 1:30 pm, weekly LinkedIn and networking Zoom event through the NJ Career Network Job Seeker Community.  Find out more info here –

Morris County Executives in Transition meets the 3rd Monday of the month from 10-12 noon through the Zoom link below. The group is a great opportunity to network for new contacts and job search ideas.  Please feel free to share this with other job seekers you feel can use our assistance.The format is the same as always, everyone gets equal time to present their introduction and job search successes and challenges, then ask the group for assistance with the challenges. All are welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting (we use the same Zoom info each meeting)

Meeting ID: 912 5451 6371

Password: mceit


+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) 

Starting February 28 and repeating every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, will facilitate a 30-minute Q&A session prior to the start of our regular Monday meeting to answer your job search questions. Come join us from 10-10:30 am and bring your questions to “Ask Maya.”Our formal meeting and guest speaker will begin at 10:30 AM, following the “Ask Maya” session. For those new to PSGCNJ, we offer an orientation from 9:30 to 9:55 am about how the organization can help you with your job search. Please use link


Mondays at 4:30 – Win Sheffield offers 1 hour workshops each Monday at 4:30, open to all covering use of stories in pitches, interviews and resumes.  On the first Monday of the month they are free (other weeks $20). For details and to register:  

Take a page from Hollywood’s playbook and communicate your value effectively using stories.  We are hardwired for stories and can learn to use them to get results for our careers quickly.

Welcome to the Milford JETS networking group that meets every Monday at 6:30p.m.  (except holidays to be announced).  Co leaders Craig Cunningham, HR Leader and Diana Champagne, Total Rewards leader are cc’d.  


The Zoom details for the meetings are below.  Please save these details to your calendar – I do not change the link.

Meeting ID: 988 6289 0863

Passcode: 755309

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Starting 1/11/2022 – Alternating Tuesdays, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (#NNJ_PIT) is hosting free Zoom meetings led by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC. Sessions are held every other Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for the most up-to-date info, including: dates, topics, presenters, and webinar descriptions, at: and be sure to join our email list: Login info will be emailed the day prior to each webinar. Registration closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. If you or someone you know is a thought-leader who’d like to share your time and insights at an upcoming session, or if you have any questions, please email Tony at:

Every Tuesday 1-2:00pm, Join Ken Lang for his weekly LinkedIn Live! event. Register here at or you can watch the broadcast live from Ken’s LinkedIn profile –     and you can watch the rebroadcasts by subscribing to his You Tube channel –


Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:45pm Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (, founded on January 27, 2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 11 years. Resources, virtual weekly meetings and guest presentations are offered over the internet and video conferencing platforms to help our members with their careers.  The group’s culture is based on a pay it forward model with a focus on networking and support. The meetings are designed to help anyone in career advancement and career transition by offering advice in job search strategies, techniques, tools, support, motivation, leadership and networking opportunities.  Google Meet based sessions are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website.


Join William Paterson University Alumni Association virtually on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for an informative and strategic approach to landing the job you want.  We are pleased to launch a series of career workshops to help support you in your career search. Whether you’re in a current job search, considering a career transition or looking to take your career to the next level, these sessions are for you! Over the next 5 months, you’ll have an opportunity to learn the key elements of a job search strategy and a step-by-step approach to landing the job you want. We’ll take the guesswork out of the job search, so you will always know what to do next. 

 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 roduce tools and techniques from wisdom teachers that will provide job seekers with alternative 6:00-7:30pm The NSCN 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 intays 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. These sessions are only open to members of NSCN.

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

 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, read about us at )  meets virtually on ZOOM.  Virtual business cards are shared using ZOOM chat.

To have your resume reviewed, please send it in a doc or docx format to Carol McCullagh ( AND Glenn Resnicoff ( by 4pm the Friday before the meeting.

REGISTRATION USING THE CIT GOOGLE FORM IS REQUIRED by 4PM Friday before the meeting using 4u-fmjYRmrD-Hx9H1Q/viewform Google will acknowledge your form submission.  CIT will send you the Zoom link on Friday night. Please check your spamfolder.  

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.

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