Monthly Archives: June 2012

Welcome to New Newsletter Format

By Frances Chaves, Managing Editor Welcome to the June issue of “Transition to Success,” the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey’s newsletter. As you know, as of May 25th the New Jersey Department of Labor has put the PSGs … Continue reading

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Guest Editorial: PSGCNJ Will Transition to Success

By Rick Verbanas, Web Editor Greetings! Like many of you reading this, the Professional Services Group is in transition. For thousands of unemployed people, PSG was an excellent source for training, learning, networking, keeping skills sharp and learning new ones. … Continue reading

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PSGCNJ elect officials, form task forces – and then network in the park

By Kenneth Hitchner  Generally speaking, life in “transition” is no picnic. But today was an exception. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to today’s annual PSGCNJ picnic at Colonial Park in Somerset. About a month ago, when DOL … Continue reading

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2012 PSGCNJ Picnic at Colonial Park a Huge Success

By Cynthia Lewis On Monday, June 11, the Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey members held its fourth annual PSGCNJ Picnic. The group met at the Knob Hill Pavilion, Colonial Park, in Somerset for food, fun, fellowship and networking. … Continue reading

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Guest Editorial: Guess Where Jersey Job Club Members Will Land?

By Kenneth Hitchner Last week, I took a brief hiatus from my job search and attended a DOL focus group that included PSG members from around the state and state government officials in Trenton. The new Jersey Job Club program, … Continue reading

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HIRED LEARNING: Eric Schwartz – How I Managed my Successful Search

By Eric Schwartz While job loss and being in transition can be emotional, it can also be a way to find one’s inner strengths. After several months of searching, I am proud to say my diligent job search paid off. … Continue reading

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HIRED LEARNING: Nancy Stober-McCarthy Gave Until She Received

By Kenneth Hitchner  Nancy Stober-McCarthy found herself mired in transition for more than two years. During that time, she worked three temporary positions at two different companies. Yet, there was no full-time permanent position for her when the contracts expired. Once … Continue reading

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HIRED LEARNING: Jackie Dockery Lands at The Newark Group

By Cynthia Lewis Jackie Dockery joined The Newark Group, Inc. as Assistant Corporate Controller on April 9th. A recognized leader in innovative paperboard packaging solutions, The Newark Group is located in Cranford, New Jersey. Jackie job-searched for six months. She … Continue reading

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HIRED LEARNING: Beth Colon – Networking Makes the Difference

By David Pastore It all started while I was in my dream job, loving every minute of it, happy and not even considering looking for something else. I worked for a privately held company with investors. One day, the investors … Continue reading

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SPEAKER’S CORNER: Dr. Michael L. Faulkner – Social Media Strategies for Job Searching Success

By Dr. Michael L. Faulkner Research clearly demonstrates the benefits of personal networking (known as the “informal” job hunting approach) as the most effective tool for job searching and career advancement. The value of social media to support personal networking is found in … Continue reading

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