Monthly Archives: November 2012

NEWS: PSGCNJ Champion Debbie Kull Retires

By Steven Smith After almost 45 years with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Debbie Kull retired effective October 1, 2012. Debbie has supported PSG members in countless ways since the programs founding of the Professional Services … Continue reading

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SPEAKER’S CORNER: Nine Tips for Avoiding Financial Stress While in Transition; Former PSGCNJ Member Eric Lathrop Gives Back

By Sonny Palko Career transition and job search can be challenging enough, but when you add financial uncertainty to the mix, worry can easily keep you up at night. On October 15, 2012, PSGCNJ alumnus and now successful wealth advisor, Eric Lathrop, … Continue reading

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HIRED LEARNING: Michael Davidian’s Positive Attitude Pays Off

By Cynthia Lewis Michael Davidian—who holds a degree in Accounting from Monmouth University—has landed a temporary position as an Internal Auditor at the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Department. Michael served as co-chairperson of PSGCNJ’s Opportunity Center committee and worked tirelessly … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Save the Date – December 17 Holiday Brunch!

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MEMBER PROFILE: Annabelle Suarez

Annabelle Suarez joined PSGCNJ in April of 2012 and serves on the Opportunity Center committee.  Annabelle accepted a $500 donation on behalf of PSGCNJ from Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. The donation was solicited by PSGCNJ member Joseph Barnes.

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EMPLOYED JOB SEEKERS: 6 Tips for Job-Searching While Employed

 By Frances Chaves With the job market loosening up, many workers will be looking for their next job. How many? A 2012 joint survey by “PARADE” magazine and “Yahoo! Finance” of 26,000 Americans found that almost 60 percent would choose … Continue reading

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SPEAKERS CORNER: Steve Smith – Skype Tips & Tricks

By Beatrice Barone and Pamela Williams Video conference interviews are becoming more and more popular. Anyone who has ever searched for a job has had either a phone or face-to-face interview, but have you ever had a Skype interview? On … Continue reading

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HIRED LEARNING: Carla Schwarz – Your LinkedIn Profile is Essential!

By Sonny Palko (& Carla Schwarz) Former PSGCNJ Training Committee member, Carla Schwarz, landed with Schiavone Construction Co., LLC in Secaucus, NJ after being in transition for 18 months. She just reached her 90-day milestone with the company this week, … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: New (old) General Meeting Location

PSGCNJ’s General Membership Meetings will now take place at First United Methodist Church, 48 West High Street in Somerville. As usual, our meeting will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The PSGCNJ Executive Council opted for the new location … Continue reading

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MEMBER PROFILE: Ellen Schwartz

Ellen Schwartz joined PSGCNJ in the spring of 2012 and now serves on PSGCNJ’s Executive Committee as the Lead Co-Chair for the Training Committee. Back-up Host/Facilitator for the Monday General Membership Meetings, she frequently attends Marketing & Event Committee meetings … Continue reading

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