Monthly Archives: April 2012

It’s A Brand New Year… Are You Ready? Some Advice to Start it Off Right

By Sonia Vera, Managing Editor Happy New Year! Are you ready for 2012? Now is the time for self-reflection, reasonable goals and making transitions. Gather your notes, schedule your time judiciously and don’t forget to take care of yourself. Exercise … Continue reading

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HIRED LEARNING: Secrets of Traditional Networking

By George Hunter If you have not been in a serious job search in some years, you will notice that there are now three very different kinds of networking: traditional networking and two relatively new types—membership networking and social networking. … Continue reading

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Attitude Is Everything

by David Pastore, Managing Editor We all know the job search can be loaded with frustration and disappointment. If we allow those traits to bleed into our daily consciousness and, worse, impact how we interact with others, the job search … Continue reading

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CONSULTING TIPS: Applying the ‘50% Rule’ to Your Job Search

By George Hunter I used to have to travel a lot for work when my kids were young. I made a promise to myself and my family I would never miss being home with them on a Saturday morning. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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HELPFUL TIPS: NJBIZ: Impress the Hiring Manager with Your Company Knowledge

By Frances Chaves You know LinkedIn is an excellent source for researching people prior to an interview, but where do you find recent, in-depth news on the company itself? NJBIZ, New Jersey’s only weekly business journal, is a goldmine of … Continue reading

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COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: Programs & Networking 2012 PSGCNJ Job Fair – Featuring a “Great Diversity of Candidates”

By Rick Verbanas and Cynthia Lewis After a four-month blitz by PSGCNJ, the 2012 Job Fair held at the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) was the most successful and well-organized career fair to date. Over 200 job seekers and nearly … Continue reading

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Recent Landings April 2012

Congratulations to the PSGCNJ members who have landed. This is a partial list: 3/6/12 Debra Hixson, Office Supervisor, Right at Home 3/12/2012 Leslie Bounan, Patient Care Technician, Somerset Medical Center 3/16/12 Mara Acevedo, Paralegal, Gotham Technology 3/19/12 Armando Silva, Product … Continue reading

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Your Current Job: Sales & Marketing

By Rick Verbanas, Managing Editor No doubt, you have heard, “Everyone is in sales when they are in transition.” No matter if you are in financing, healthcare, IT, pharma or education, you are in sales when in front of a … Continue reading

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SPEAKER’S CORNER: Rick Peterson – Avoiding Common Transition Pitfalls

By Rick Peterson & Frances Chaves Feeling overwhelmed and going in different directions at once is a frequent reaction to career transition, especially if it becomes extended. Focus, planning, and support will break the cycle of “spinning our wheels” and … Continue reading

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COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: Marketing, PSGCNJ Members Respond to ‘Candidate-Profile’ Campaign

By Kenneth Hitchner A recent PSGCNJ marketing campaign motivated 50 members, or 45 percent, to improve their online professional profiles, leading up to the PSGCNJ job fair. As a free benefit, PSGCNJ allows its members to submit their own short … Continue reading

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