Virtual Networking starting Monday, 6/20/2022


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Monday, 6/20, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts, GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT WHEN YOU LAND. Once you have worked your way through the frustrations of a job search and have landed your new role, what do you do to make sure you get off to a great start? You will not be returning to the same workplace you left nor the one you were groomed or when you started your career. Join Pat Romboletti to learn exactly how to successful assimilate into your new role and how to begin Bulletproofing Your Career for life. Pat is an author, speaker, career coach and founder of the 4-phase Bulletproof Your Career Methodology, a coaching system for senior executive leaders. PSGCNJ has established 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 session prior to the start of our regular Monday meeting to answer your job search questions. Come join us from noon-12:30 pm and bring your questions to ‘Ask Maya’ .


Monday, June 20, 2022 5:45 PM, Westchester Networking Organization June 2022 Meeting Franchising:  An Option to Consider.  While most of us know about franchising, very few actually really know it. What’s the difference between opening your own business and staring a franchise? And is it an alternative to continually looking for a job?

Franchising is not for everybody, but it is something that everybody in transition should think about. We will focus on finding the right fit, the risks involved in starting your own business, how much money you need to invest and where you will get the money.

Get more details, and register, at


TUESDAY, June 21, 2022, 10:00AM-11:30AM, Monmouth County Workforce Development free job seeker workshop, Taking Ownership of Your Expenses

By Marci Grossman 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, is it even possible to IMPROVE your Budgeting Skills right now? Marci can show you how with these easy, simple, and plain language steps! 


June 21 – 1:00pm – 4:00 pm Free Zoom Webinar – 

In this exclusive LinkedIn Virtual Summit, 3 world-class speakers will be sharing their winning strategies to success on LinkedIn as part of our monthly series. From innovative tactics to step-by-step guides, this virtual summit is designed to teach you how to get game-changing results. Plus, you won’t want to miss the easy-to-use formulas that will help you Make LinkedIn a lead-generating machine. How To Maximize LinkedIn Summit will teach you how to:

  • Make new connections with talented entrepreneurs, professionals, and executives
  • Leverage LinkedIn to increase sales and book more meetings
  • Connect with new customers in a way that feels organic and non-salesy
  • Build your status and DEVELOPING RESILIENCE FOR ALL OF LIFE’S CHALLENGES – June 21, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern come an authority in your industry

We’ve handpicked the very best LinkedIn experts who are going to be sharing what’s working for them in their careers—and what will work for you in yours. How To Maximize LinkedIn Virtual Summits are free to watch from anywhere.


1-2 PM EDT- Is LinkedIn the right platform for your business and target audience? with Alia Khatib

2-3 PM EDT – Create A Killer LinkedIn Profile with Ellen Stebbins

3-4 PM EDT – The Power Of LinkedIn: How To Create, Influence and Drive Opportunities with Joshua Lee

*For More Information and To Register*:


Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 6:15 pm ET, Online via Zoom  Register Here

The Employment Advisory of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian in New York City is pleased to announce its June program: What Happens to Your Resume after You Send It?

We spend much of our time in the job market preparing our presentation and the audience to whom we need to present most consistently is recruiters, both independent headhunters and internal recruiters. Join us for a panel of those on the inside and learn how our efforts are received. The panel will talk about how recruiters see the materials applicants send in, what their overall view of the job market is and examples of different successful strategies.

Professional coaches, seasoned managers and recruiters will bring their expertise to this program. 

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




Everybody gets knocked down in life, the real test is whether you get back up. A life empowerment expert, Claudia Mason will emphasize the importance of “the art of not stopping” no matter what your field of work or study might be. She shares how to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience in the face of set backs, by emphasizing what strengthens one’s inner life.

We are living through a magnificent time for transformation, ripe with opportunities for personal growth and change. We are being called to step up to the best of ourselves, to grow to our maximum potential as human beings as we simultaneously help others with our particular talents to rise along with us.

In this program Claudia shares how to empower yourself and overcome adversity by attending to 3 main categories in your life, whoever you are and whatever your previous or future career. Participants will learn how to shift their perception of any situation from one that might limit them to one that’s more broad and all encompassing; further enabling them to positively and joyfully achieve their life goals.


Wed June 22, 2022, 6:00-9:00pm Central time, THE WHAT THE HELL APPROACH TO JOB SEARCH”® Plus a 40-min recording on “How to Build a Target Company List, $80.00 Speaker: Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach If you have any password or registration problems with purchasing the live event or the recording at a future date, just email

To land your next job quicker, you need to take a “marketing-driven” approach to your search. Sitting behind a computer and answering online ads gives you 100 to 1 odds at best. But if you’re willing to adopt a “what the hell do I have to lose” campaign effort, you’ll get a lot more visibility, interaction with target companies and an increased flow of interviews in the process. My 13 “what the hell” moves will also give you significant access to the large “hidden job market” which can be 30% of all jobs at any point in time.

This workshop focuses on 13 “what the hell moves” you can make right now to stand out from the crowd of numerous qualified candidates. We look at leveraging your networking, connecting with key influencers, making your background more memorable, taking chances, taking a direct marketing approach and more. This workshop will be recorded.

  • Where many job seekers fail & why
  • 13 What the Hell moves that get more interviews & offers
  • Getting interviews even when you’re rejected by the ATS
  • Accessing the hidden job market
  • Developing an online & offline marketing campaign that creates traction


Wednesday, June 22, 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm, Job Seekers of Montclair presents a workshop by Norma Tassy “Coping with Change”. Zoom presentation is. Click on the Online Meeting link on their website,


Friday, June 24, 2022  9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT, Marty Gilbert ONLINE For “How To Beat Age Discrimination During YOUR Job Search, Details ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY:

Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!!

When registering you must provide (FOR SECURITY REASONS) your EMAIL ADDRESS to George Schonewolf, Founder/Facilitator in order to receive meeting Log-in Information for the Meeting!

For job seekers over the age of 45, there can be ageism challenges that may be presenting obstacles to getting the interviews or job offers you think you deserve. Some firms might refer to you as being “over qualified” while others think you won’t be challenged enough.

But regardless of what it’s called, age discrimination does happen in the hiring process and it’s not unusual for you to be competing against individuals who may be 10 to 20 years younger than you.

There are, however, specific actions you can take to lessen your chances of being a victim of these harmful behaviors.

During this webinar presentation, Marty Gilbert (NSENG Founder/CEO), will share more than 20 recommendations that have worked for him and hundreds of job seekers that he’s coached.

And all of his suggestions can be implemented immediately so that you can reverse a trend that may be holding you back.

Here are a few of the topics that Marty will discuss:

  • Misconceptions about older job seekers and how to overcome them
  • Advantages that an older job seeker has over a younger one
  • What you can do to improve your mindset
  • Preparation for interviews that can have a positive impact
  • How to position yourself as the “least risky” hire
  • How to turn your experience into your greatest asset


QUESTIONS: Call George at (215) 264-9153


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)


Monday, 6/27, 10 am, Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey hosts,

COLD CALLING AND YOUR JOB SEARCH. Join us as Ed Samuel leads our

workshop on transitioning back into the job market. There are many myths about cold

calling. Ed will share the dos and don’ts of making cold calls and how you can

incorporate them into your job search strategy. He will share real-life success stories by

people who made the call that made all the difference in their careers. He has made

5,000+ cold calls himself and knows this territory all too well. Ed is a senior executive

career and transformation/life coach, author, certified career assessment and DiSC

(Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness) personality team leader.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit and register under where it says Welcome Back.

Following Ed Samuel’s presentation, Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of

Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, will facilitate

a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions from noon-12:30 pm in our new ‘ Ask Maya’ segment. ‘Ask Maya’ is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month following our regular speaker presentation.

Mon June 27th from 12:00-12:30CT ,Register for my FREE Webinar on “Why Many Job Seekers Fail in Their Job Search” by Marty Gilbert


 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

One tap mobile

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+13017158592,,98862890863#,,,,,,0#,,755309# US (Washington D.C)

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 Google will acknowledge your form submission.  CIT will send you the Zoom link on Friday night. Please check your spam folder.  

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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