October Networking Events in NJ and NY

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Every Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.: Tune in to a radio show called Your Career is Calling on 107.7 FM, The Bronc, Rider University’s on-campus radio station.

Radio Hosts Frank Kovacs & Wanda Ellet will be on the air to give you career advice, whether you are in transition, looking for a better opportunity, or just a college student. Nearly every week, a special guest host joins Kovacs & Ellet to cover a unique topic.

This week’s special guest is Career Coach John Hadley. To talk to the hosts during the show call the studio at 1.877.900.1077.

To access The Bronc online, visit www.1077thebronc.com or use an App on your Android or IPhone to access the college radio station by cell phone.

Monday, October 21st, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) will host guest speaker Trish Callahan, who will be giving a presentation entitled, For Profit or Not-for-Profit and Human Resources (HR) Tips about Working with Recruiters.

Except for holidays, PSGCNJ general meetings are always held Mondays at the First United Methodist Church, located at 48 West High Street, in Somerville, New Jersey 08876.

Monday, October 21st from 10 a.m. to noon: Northern New Jersey Professionals in Transition (NNJPT) will host Career Coach John Hadley who will be giving a presentation entitled The Influential Conversation. He will provide attendees with tips on:

  •  Networking
  • job interviewing, and
  • all aspects of job searching involving communication

This presentation will be held at the Maplewood Public Library, located at 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040.

Monday, October 21st from 10 a.m. to noon: Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Central New Jersey will host Sheri Brown, a JFS Career Specialist, who will be giving the first of a seven-part presentation series entitled, Knowing How to Sell Yourself.

For more information about the presentation, or to register, contact Sheri Brown by visiting www.jfscentralnj.org  or calling 1.908.352.8375.  The presentation will be held at the JFS Central New Jersey office, located at 655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208.

Monday, October 21st from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: The Princeton Public Library will be offering a program entitled, Career Resources, to help attendees learn about the resources offered by Princeton Public Library and other New Jersey public libraries. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  •  identify the best resources available for résumé/cover letter templates
  • use online study/software tutorials to build skills
  • identify job openings
  • research information about a company before a job interview, and
  • access a variety of database to help people with their job searches

The program will be held at the Princeton Public Library, located at 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08542.

Monday, October 21st, from noon to 1:30 p.m.: The New York Science, Industry, and Business Library will host Career Coach David Lees, who will give a presentation entitled, Network Your Way into a Job. David will show attendees how to develop new ways of networking to enable them to interact with others more confidently. The presentation will be held at the New York Science, Industry, and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, New York 10016.

Monday, October 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 pm: The Westchester Networking Organization (WNO) will host Chris Kampitsis & Benjamin Soccodato, of the Barnum Financial Group, who will be giving a presentation entitled, Managing Your Money While in Transition.

It’s difficult to know how best to grow your investments in an uncertain economy. While in transition, your focus changes to how best to handle ongoing expenses. Chris and Benjamin will share their best practices with attendees to help them learn to live comfortably on a reduced income.

Additional information is available on WNO’s website www.wno.weebly.com. You must register in advance to attend this presentation. To register visit www.wno20131021.evebrite.com. (From now until the rest of the year, all WNO meetings will be held at the Croton Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520.)

Monday, October 21st from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry, and Business Library will host Nancy Liss, who will be giving a presentation entitled, What Human Resources Expects from You in Your Job Search. Nancy will show attendees what Human Resources representatives and Hiring Managers are thinking and doing throughout the job interview process. The presentation will be held at the New York Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, New York 10016.

Monday, October 21st from 7:30 – 9:00 pm: New Providence United Methodist Church will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give the sixth in a series of seven presentations entitled, Mechanics of the Job Search.  If you have any questions about the upcoming seminar, please call: 1.908.464.5535. The presentation will be held at New Providence United Methodist Church, 1441 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, New Jersey 07974.

Tuesday, October 22nd from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: The Westport Public Library’s Business Librarian, Sylvia Schulman, who will give a presentation entitled, Energize Your Job Search. Gain an advantage by using valuable online tools such as Reference USA, LexisNexis, and Business Company Resource Center.

Ms. Schulman will show you how to identify your key companies, spot industry trends, and get in-depth background information for greater success in networking and interviewing. Additional information is available on the library’s website at: www.westportlibrary.org. The presentation will be held at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, Connecticut  06880.

Tuesday, October 22nd, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: David Deutsch, Chief Strategist and Founder of SynergiSocial, will be giving a presentation entitled, Smart Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search at Temple B’nai Shalom in West Orange. These days, it’s not an option to have a social media presence, it’s mandatory. If you do not Tweet, Yelp, use Word Press, or LinkedIn you may be missing dozens of potential job opportunities.

If the terms above have you scratching your head, or worse, shaking in your boots, David will share with you the ins and outs of using social media tools to find a job, promote your skills, and show potential employers that you are not living in the dark ages.  Pre-Registration is required. To register visit placement@jvsnj.org or call 1.973.674.0871. The temple is located at 300 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange.

Tuesday, October 22nd from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: The Career Forum will host George Pace, who will be giving a presentation entitled, Why Should Twitter Be Part of Your Social Media Arsenal? For more information call Sylvia Velez at 1.908.630.3530 or send an email svelez@somersethillsymca.org.  The presentation will be held at the Somerset Hills YMCA, located at 140 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920.

Wednesday, October 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to noon: The Professional Support Group (PSG) of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Alissa Okrent, Fitness and Wellness Professional, who will be giving a presentation entitled, The Gift of Calm. During this presentation, attendees will learn how to feel more relaxed/purposeful, think with greater clarity, and breathe more easily.

Alissa will share her special gift for overcoming day-to-day struggles and defusing tension by aligning mind, body, and spirit. She will share tangible tools with others to foster more profound personal and business relationships to enable attendees to become calmer spouses, parents, adult children, citizens, and friends.  Additional information is available by visiting  www.psgmc.org.  This presentation will be held at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, located at 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054.

Wednesday, October 23rd from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: The New York Science, Industry, and Business Library will be offering a program entitled, Work Search Orientation. Are you a 40+ job seeker? Work Search is an online system that provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals.

After taking the orientation, Work Search is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computer systems.  Attendees will learn how to download the information to a USB flash drive. (Bring your own USB flash drive to the program). The program will be held at the New York Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, October 23rd, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: The New York Science, Industry, and Business Library will host John Crant, who will be giving a presentation entitled, Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn and How to Use It in Your Job Search.

John will discuss how to start networking with www.LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles, and then use your expanded network in your search for your next career challenge.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, October 24th from 10 a.m. to noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group (PSG) of Mercer County will co-host Susan Wilk, who will be giving a presentation entitled, Stress Management for the Job Seeker. Susan, is the founder of No Place Like Aum, and has been teaching meditation and stress management for over 10 years.

Stress is an undeniable part of our lives, particularly for those facing the challenges of life in transition and those involved in active job searches. If unchecked, stress can lead to anxiety, insomnia, problems concentrating, high blood pressure, or other significant health issues. Wear comfortable, loose attire and bring a towel or small pillow. The presentation will be held at the Princeton Public Library, located 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08542.

Friday, October 25th, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: The New York Science, Industry, and Business Library will host a special presentation entitled Job Search Fundamentals. Conducting an effective job search is difficult and sometimes frustrating and this seminar will help attendees:

  • build a better personal brand,
  • learn where to find opportunity,
  • learn how to network,
  • learn how interview better

The presentation will be held at the New York Science, Industry, and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @34th Street, New York, New York 10016.

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