Monthly Archives: October 2012

PSGCNJ Job-Search Tip #18

When you upload your resume and cover letter to an Applicant Tracking System, don’t type your name when it asks you to name the file. Instead, type the name of the position that you seek at the company.

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PSGCNJ Job-Search Tip #17

Be found. Once you have completed your LinkedIn profile, create an account on Twitter, which is quickly becoming a popular social media outlet for business professionals who are looking to establish and extend their brand @PSGCNJ.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT: PSGCNJ 2012-2013 Budget: By the Numbers

By Kenneth Hitchner Last week, PSGCNJ’s Executive Council announced a $5,400 budget for its first year in existence as an independent organization. The bare-bones budget provides for 12 months of continued operations for all member services and advances PSGCNJ’s path … Continue reading

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SPEAKER’S CORNER: Jennifer Smith – Use a Leadership Mindset to Get Hired

By Frances Chaves In her October 2 presentation to PSGCNJ, Certified Leadership Coach Jennifer Smith described her techniques for countering negative self-talk and showing up as the ideal candidate. The following summarizes her PowerPoint presentation: “Change your thoughts and you … Continue reading

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TIPS: Five Career Transition Financial Tips

By Candace Waller Finances are at the top of everyone’s minds these days. You can’t listen to the news or read the newspaper without hearing some mention of the economy. Those who are in a career transition—or soon to be—may … Continue reading

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VIDEO VAULT: The Importance of Personal Branding

By David Pastore Glenda Blakely, a career development specialist with a corporate HR background, spoke about the latest hot button in job search . . . personal branding. Spend a few minutes watching the video of her presentation to PSGCNJ’s … Continue reading

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Monday, November 12, 2012: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel 515 US Highway One South Iselin, NJ 08830 November 27, 2012: 5:00 pm Career Showcase Crowne Plaza 2055 Lincoln Highway Edison, NJ 08817 Monday, December 11, … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgently Needed In-Kind Donations

PSGCNJ urgently needs the following items. If you, or an organization you are affiliated with, can donate any of these items, please contact PSGCNJ at 908-445-5730 or email at Needed immediately by the Training Committee for the Accelerated Career … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: November 5 PSGCNJ returns to First United Methodist Church

Beginning November 5, PSGCNJ will hold its Monday Morning General Membership Meetings at the First United Methodist Church of Somerville – our old home – at 48 W. High St., Somerville, NJ 08876. For the first time, PSGCNJ will have … Continue reading

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PSGCNJ Job-Search Tip #16

Get really connected. Meet someone at a networking event and exchange business cards. Once you establish a connection with them on LinkedIn, send an e-mail and invite them to meet with you for coffee. Learn their career objectives and they’ll … Continue reading

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