November 2013 Networking Events

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Friday, November 1st from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostEileen Sharaga, who will give a presentation titled: A Springboard to Career Change.  Eileen will discuss an overview of skills analysis as it relates to your job search.The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Saturday, November 2nd from 8:30 – 11:00 am: Careers in Transition (CIT) meeting. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech about themselves — who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (2-3), how the group can help you, and how you can help the group. This is followed by a short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourself to and exchange business cards. The group then divides into smaller teams for: 1) Resume Assistance, (Please bring 15 copies of your resume if you want it reviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search related topics. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.
 
Monday, November 4th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition will host: Meg Dennison, a life coach, who will give a presentation titled: How to Melt Fear and Stay Present in your Job Search. Fear of making mistakes, moving forward, etc. holds many back during a job search. Meg will show participants how to recognize when they and others are in fear and how to shift yourself out of it. This is an interactive workshop, in which you’ll learn your fear signature and how to melt fear with physical movement.  The meeting is at the Maplewood Public Library, 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
 
Monday, November 4th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Central N.J. host Sheri Brown, a Career Specialist at JFS, who will give the third in a series of seven presentations titled: Developing an Effective Networking Strategy.  For more information, or to register please contact Sheri Brown at www.jfscentralnj.org  or call 1-908-352-8375.  The meeting is at: Jewish Family Service Central N.J. office, 655 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, N.J. 07208.
 
Monday, November 4th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Abby Kohut, AKA Absolutely Abby, President of Staffing Symphony, who will give a presentation titled: Exposing the Hidden Job Market.  Additional information is available at: www.psgcnj.org.  The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
 
Monday, November 4th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm: The Bergen Career Networking Community (BCNC) will host an evening of Informal Networking. Employed or seeking career opportunities; become involved in a dynamic professional networking community, essential in today’s economy for career development and professional success. Build relationships; expand your career and network by interacting with valuable and trusted contacts, sharing ideas, best practices, insights and perspectives in the marketplace. Registration required at: http://bcnc51.eventbrite.com. The meeting is at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, 1 International Boulevard, Mahwah, NJ 07430.
 
Monday, November 4th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, who will give a presentation titled: The Paradigm Shift in Job Search: Marketing Yourself To The Decision-Maker.  John will discuss techniques for getting the attention of hiring managers.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Monday, November 4th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Neighbors-helping-Neighbors will host Abby Kohut, AKA Absolutely Abby, President of Staffing Symphony, who will give a presentation titled: Success for the Seasoned Search – the Benefit of Being Overqualified.  The meeting is at the Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009.
 
Thursday, November 5th from 9:30 – 11:30 amCombined Dinner Meeting. The speaker for this presentation will be Abby Kohut, AKA Absolutely Abby, President of Staffing Symphony, who will give a presentation titled: A Recruiter and LinkedIn — A 21st Century Romance.  Abby will discuss how she utilizes LinkedIn as a recruiter. The presentation will be the view from the other side of the table. Abby’s presentation will be an update of her previous comments on her use of LinkedIn by a recruiter.  The cost is $45 if forwarded to John Sampson by October 18th at 2 Blackfoot Cir, Wayne NJ 07470. Checks should be made out to John Sampson who can be reached at 973-248-3251or via email at jcsspike@yahoo.com. The meeting is at the Holiday Inn, One Route 46 West, Totowa, NJ, 07512.
 
Tuesday November 5th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostCharles Moldenhauer, who will give a presentation titled: Is It Time To Own Your Future. Charles will discuss how to develop an action plan to build your professional stature. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Tuesday November 5th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm: The Sayreville Public Library will host Dr. Colleen Georges, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Tips for Successfully Searching For A Job In This Tough Job Market. To register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 1-732-727-0212 ext. 25. The meeting is at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.
 
Tuesday November 5th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: The Princeton Adult School will offer a class titled Learn to Re-enter the Job Market.  This five session class, led by Alex Freund, a career coach, will run from November 5th to December 3rd. Finding satisfying work in a difficult job market is quite a challenge. Spend five evenings this fall learning important techniques to help make getting that great job a reality. In this series we will cover such topics as: how to respond correctly to interview questions such as tell me about yourself, how to prepare a winning resume, and how to be efficient when networking, how to craft your elevator pitch. You will have an opportunity to improve your verbal and written communication skills and learn about LinkedIn and other social media. In every session, we will devote time to practicing mock interviews to increase your knowledge and confidence. The cost of this class is $89.  If interested, sign up via this link: http://www.ssreg.com/princeton/classes/results.asp?string=143.  The class will be at Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.
 
Tuesday, November 5th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Janelle Razzino, an executive recruiter, who will give a presentation titled: The Right Level Position and The Right Salary.  For more information contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or email svelez@somersethillsymca.org.  The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
 
Wednesday, November 6th from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon: The Professional Support Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Abby Kohut, AKA Absolutely Abby, President of Staffing Symphony, who will give a presentation titled: Lessons from Sandy – Taking Your Job Search by Storm.  Sandy drove home the importance of the 5 P’s – be prepared, patient, personal, positive and prudent – and the need to develop partnerships with others. All of these qualities help survive a storm but they also help during job search.  Additional information is available at: www.psgmc.org.  The meeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.
 
Wednesday, November 6th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will offer a program titled: WorkSearch Orientation.  Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals.  After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers.  Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive (Bring your own USB drive).  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Wednesday, November 6th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties will host Ken Bland, Community Relations Specialist at Magyar Bank, who will give a presentation titled:The Financial Impact of Job Loss.  For additional information or to register, please contact Elise Prezant at 1-908-725-7799 x108 or eprezant@JewishFamilySvc.org.  The meeting is at Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, 150-A West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
 
Wednesday, November 6th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: GenY Networking Group will host Meg Dennison, who will give a presentation titled: FEAR is the Biggest Roadblock to Inovation, Engagement and Growth.  During this session, Meg will lead us to: 1) Explore the elements of the Drama Triangle and learn how staying there keeps us stuck and prevents us from fully accessing our creative power and making clear and informed decisions, 2) Review the Big Three of the core emotions: Anger, Sadness and Fear. We will learn what those emotions actually feel like when we experience them, 3) Find out why learning your feeling hits and labeling them helps you stay present in interviews and on the job, 4) Discover specific tools — including apps and the power of appreciation — to settle your mind, reduce worrying thoughts, and change your perception of the problem, and 5) Learn why the Harvard Business Review is paying attention to Emotional Attention in the workplace.  For additional information or to register, please contact Joe Finazzo at joseph.finazzo@yahoo.com. The meeting is at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928
 
Thursday, November 7th from 9:30 – 11:30 amWomen-Helping-Women, a program of Westchester Jewish Community Services, will host Brian Tietje, Strategic Account Executive, Corporate Solutions at LinkedIn, who will give a presentation titled: Making LinkedIn Work for You: Learn How to Grasp the Power and Potential of This Vital Asset to Enhance Your Job Search.  Learn to build a better LinkedIn profile, discover features you did not know existed, and be able to research companies and people like never before.  Registration is required; please contact Lenore Rosenbaum, W-H-W Program Director, at lrosenbaum@wjcs.com or 1-761-0600 x308.  The meeting is at Westchester Jewish Community Services, 845 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603.
 
Thursday, November 7th from 9:30 – 11:30 am: Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of New Jersey will host Abby Kohut, AKA Absolutely Abby, President of Staffing Symphony, who will give a presentation titled: Exposing the Hidden Job Market.  Although the economy is improving – this still is not your Grandma’s job market.  Many of the jobs are hidden from plain view and unless you learn about the new way to job hunt, you will be left out in the cold.  Abby will teach you how easy it really is to uncover the hidden job market.  To register or submit questions, e-mail Beverly Feldman at bfeldman@jvsnj.org by noon, 11/6/2013.  The meeting is at the Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany, NJ 07981.
 
Thursday, November 7th from 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer will co-host Alex Freund, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Interview…You Are Onstage.  This presentation is highly participative by the audience. It identifies the four elements that interviewers focus on and involves demonstration, plus audience member mock interviews. It is entertaining, and many unknowns get exposed and explained.  The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
 
Thursday, November 7th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostRenee Rosenberg, who will give a presentation titled: Experiencing Sleepless Nights and The Job Search Blues?  Renee will discuss pro-active steps for a confident job search using the Five O’Clock methodology.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 

Thursday, November 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Lives in Transition (LIT) will host Brian Tietje, National Speaker and Strategic Account Executive for LinkedIn, who will give a presentation titled: LinkedIn Tips and information From An Insider.  Brian, will explain the power of this popular and important global professional network. Connect to trusted contacts and exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities. Brian will also outline guiding principles of how to use Linkedin, plus provide tips for growing your network and connecting with hiring managers.  For additional information visit the LIT website at: www.info@livesintransition.com.  For planning purposes, we appreciate an early RSVP at: livesintransition@gmail.com.  The meeting is in Rye Presbyterian Church’s Assembly Room, 882 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580.

 
Thursday, November 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: The New Opportunities Group at PCUM will host Abby Kohut, AKA Absolutely Abby, President of Staffing Symphony, who will give a presentation titled: Success for the Seasoned Search.  To register, please contact Janet Lee at: janetslee10@gmail.com.  The meeting is at the Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair, 53 Norwood Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043.
 
Saturday, November 9th from 7:30 – 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host Mike Palestina, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: When We Need to Understand Others It Is Important To Know What They Are Feeling and Thinking.  A recent Harvard University study on career success concluded that emotional skills mattered twice as much as IQ and technical skills. Emotional awareness of ourselves and others is critical to overall organizational effectiveness including recruiting (81% of job candidates lie about themselves in job interviews), employee engagement (70% of American workers are disengaged), and retention of top performers (48% cite lack of trust as reason for leaving) to name just a few. Come learn the science and myths of non-verbal communications and how your lack of awareness might be negatively impacting your performance in interviews.  More information is available at www.thebreakfastclubnj.com.  The meeting is at the Days Hotel Conference Center, 195 Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.   There is a meeting fee of $10 to cover the cost of the hotel conference room.
 
Monday, November 11th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Central N.J. host Sheri Brown, a Career Specialist at JFS, who will give the fourth in a series of seven presentations titled: Focusing Your Marketing Plan With Target Companies.  For more information, or to register please contact Sheri Brown at www.jfscentralnj.org  or call 1-908-352-8375.  The meeting is at: Jewish Family Service Central N.J. office, 655 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, N.J. 07208.
 
Monday, November 11th from 10:00 – 11:30 am: The Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce will host Lisa Marie Dias, who will give a presentation titled: How to Use Social Media in Career Transition and Business.  Social media is an essential ingredient to building a company and personal brand as well as an integral part of any networking strategy. Lisa will be interviewed about how to use social media to find a job and grow a business. She will help the audience to determine the marketing tools and sites that are right for their needs and goals.  Please register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/3041583080.  The meeting will be at the Parsippany Library, 449 Halsey Road,Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07054
 
Monday, November 11th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Diana Sieberg, who will give a presentation titled: Using the Resources of the Somerset County Business Partnership as Your Platform for Success.  Additional information is available at: www.psgcnj.org.  The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
 
Tuesday, November 12th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm: The Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) will host Charlotte Cilley from the Greater Danbury SCORE Chapter and Bill Brimmer from FranNet, who will give a presentation titled:Business Ownership.  Charlotte and Bill will discuss the three ways an individual can become a business owner. Today with workplace insecurity, individuals are exploring the possibility of becoming business owners at a record rate. This presentation will cover what is needed to understand whether business ownership is a viable option for you. Does it fit your lifestyle and how much it costs to start and build a winning business are just a few of the points they will be covering.  For additional information call 1-203-270-0051.  The meeting is in the St. Rose Knights of Columbus Building, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT  06470.  Behind Saint Rose church to the far left. The Knights building has 3 garage doors on the first floor, the meeting room is on the second floor. The entrance is the first door in the front of the building.
 
Tuesday, November 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm: The Sayreville Public Library will host a program titled: Let a Professional Polish Your Résumé.  We all know the job market is tough. Give your best first impression to potential employers by making your résumé shine. Dr. Colleen Georges will spend one-on-one time with attendees, giving each résumé an honest critique with suggestions for improvement.  To register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call1-732-727-0212 ex. 25. You will be assigned a 15-minute time slot. You need only bring a copy of your résumé and a pen. The meeting is at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.
 
Tuesday, November 12th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Vicki Gaddy, an executive recruiter, who will give a presentation titled: Ignite Your Job Search! Light A Fire, Remove The Box.  For more information contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or email svelez@somersethillsymca.org.  The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
 
Wednesday, November 13th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will offer a program titled: WorkSearch Orientation.  Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals.  After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers.  Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive (Bring your own USB drive).  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Wednesday, November 13th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostKristina Leonardi, who will give a presentation titled: Authentic Branding: Letting the Real You Shine in Any Situation.  Kristina will discuss how to get in tune with your unique talents, abilities, strengths and passions for success.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Thursday, November 14th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer will offer a special meeting your LinkedIn Photo Shoot.  They will be a professional photo shoot available to obtain your headshot for your LinkedIn Profile or other Social Media outlets. There will also be open networking during this session.  The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
 
Thursday, November 14th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostRobin Neiman, a Vocational Counselor, and Sherry Natkow, a Career Coach, who will lead a program titled:  Drop-In Job Club for College Graduates in Their Twenties.  Participants learn how to market themselves, how to conduct a strategic job search, meet other twenty-something job-seekers in a supportive environment.  Handouts and resources will be provided.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Thursday, November 14th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: NNJ ASTD will host Dorothy O’Beirne, an Adjunct Instructor at County College of Morris (CCM) who will give a presentation titled: Job Search Resources.  Information resources and support services available to job seekers will be discussed, with emphasis on no-cost services from not-for-profit organizations (including government agencies) and volunteer/peer groups.  For additional information, contact Alicja Lisnow at a_lisnow@yahoo.com.  Don’t miss an evening where you can expand your network, make new friends, share knowledge with your peers, and hear highly relevant and beneficial insights and perspectives from experts in the marketplace.  Please register at: http://astd1114.eventbrite.com.  The meeting is at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.
 

Thursday, November 14th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Immaculate Conception Church Employment and Career Support Group will host a special meeting titled: Holiday Season Job Seeker, Staying Positive.  Brace yourself for the upcoming holiday season and use it to your advantage to network and move your career forward, whether you are a job seeker or looking to build or polish your networking skills. Tis the season to be grateful, so in the spirit of Thanksgiving, this meeting will have two objectives: networking and staying positive during what can be a stressful time for job seekers.  Please RSVP via employmentministry@gmail.com, the website at: www.iccemploymentministry.org, or call Patricia Yannotta Panzarino at 1.908.448.2297.  The meeting is at Immaculate Conception Church’s Nazareth House, 88 West End Ave, Somerville, NJ, 08876.

Friday, November 15th from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon: The Philadelphia Chapter of the ChemPharma Association will host Charlene Holsendorff, a career management expert, who will give a presentation titled: Solution Interviewing, Your Brand Message and Closing the Deal.  Please register at: www.ChemPharma.net.  A parking pass available at Philadelphia Parking Pass Fall 2013.  For additional information, contact michael.chiappinelli@axa-advisors.com.  The meeting is at Villanova University, Health Services Building, Room 200, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085.
Saturday, November 16th from 8:15 – 10:30 am: The Saint Gregory the Great Networking Group (SGGNG) will hostTony Calabrese, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Informational Interview.  The meeting is at Saint Gregory the Great’ Church, 4680 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690.
 
Saturday, November 16th from 8:30 – 11:00 am: Careers in Transition (CIT) meeting. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech about themselves — who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (2-3), how the group can help you, and how you can help the group. This is followed by a short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourself to and exchange business cards. The group then divides into smaller teams for: 1) Resume Assistance, (Please bring 15 copies of your resume if you want it reviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search related topics. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.
 

Sunday, November 17th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will host Ed McCabeLee, Hecht, Harrison career coach, and Rich Kritzer who will present the third segment of a four part workshop titled: Get Your Message Out – NETWORKING. Getting the message out about who you are and what you have to offer to people who are likely to hire you is at the heart of the job search process. This technique is often referred to as Networking. All are welcome! For additional information, please call Carol Shea at 1-201-447-4215 or Tom Lewis at 1-201-445-1864.  The workshop is at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, One Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, in the lower church meeting room.

 
Monday, November 18th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Central N.J. host Sheri Brown, a Career Specialist at JFS, who will give the fifth in a series of seven presentations titled: Using Social Media and Other Job Search Tools.  For more information, or to register please contact Sheri Brown at www.jfscentralnj.org  or call 1-908-352-8375.  The meeting is at: Jewish Family Service Central N.J. office, 655 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, N.J. 07208.
 
Monday, November 18th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition will host: Anthony Campo, Director of the NJ Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Network, who will give a presentation titled:Opportunities in the Field of Logistics.  Anthony will be sharing details on this growing field within the state of NJ. Numbers of positions in this area are projected to grow by 23% by 2020. (In addition to truck drivers and warehouse workers in this field,) there is need for accountants, sales, marketing, operations, legal, safety, training and administrative professionals. Come learn from a man who has spent over 25 years in all aspects of this industry.  The meeting is at the Maplewood Public Library, 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
 
Monday, November 18th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Katherine Woodfield, who will give a presentation titled: Topic to be Determined.  Additional information is available at: www.psgcnj.org.  The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
 
Monday, November 18th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Theodore Henderson, who will give a presentation titled: Twitter Takes Your Job Search to the Next Level. Theodore will discuss using Twitter as a great tool for your job hunt and for learning, networking, and making yourself known.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Monday, November 18th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm: The Career Networking Group will host Alex Freund, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Interview…You Are Onstage.  Interview preparation is much like preparing to be on the stage – the more you practice, the greater your comfort level and performance.  This presentation is highly participative by the audience.  Alex will invite volunteers for mock interviews and to experience the four elements the interviewer is targeting.  This workshop is entertaining and enlightening; plus many interview unknowns are exposed.  Register online at www.scotlib.org; call 1-908-322-5007 x204 or e-mail library@scotlib.org. The meeting will be at the Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.
 
Tuesday, November 19th from 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library will host Sharon Bancroft, who will give a presentation titled: Refresh Your Resume and Your Job Search.  Sharon will discuss techniques to determine your strengths and improve your resume. She will provide resources, as well as, address considerations for interviews, recommendations, social media and networking. Participants are welcome to bring a copy of their resume but it is not required.  The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
 
Tuesday, November 19th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm: The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church will host Win Sheffield, a career coach, who will facilitate a meeting titled: Speed Networking.  The single most important thing you can do to manage your career and for most, the biggest challenge is to develop a network. How do you meet people and how do you tell them what they need to hear so you can meet with them, find new contacts and move your career forward? Coach Win Sheffield will begin the evening with tips on how to present yourself comfortably in a few short sentences (an elevator pitch) to engage your listeners. You will then have the opportunity to meet with others and practice your pitch.  It is useful to come prepared with business cards or index cards with your contact information.  The meeting is at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019.
 
Tuesday, November 19th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: How To Introduce Yourself.  For more information contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or email svelez@somersethillsymca.org.  The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
 
Wednesday, November 20th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will offer a program titled: WorkSearch Orientation.  Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals.  After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers.  Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive (Bring your own USB drive).  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Wednesday, November 20th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm: The NJ Chapter of the ChemPharma Association will host Brad Schweon, president of Schweon Associates, an executive recruiting firm, who will give a presentation titled: Working with Recruiters.  During the job search, one may find that recruiters call to present opportunities. This may be an exciting opportunity. However, one must understand the recruiter is interested in finding talent for his/her client. The approach a candidate takes in addressing this opportunity is critical to success.
Brad will discuss working with executive recruiters, recruiting process insights, and networking.  For additional information, contact Peter Nirchio at 
tewks2@embarqmail.com.  Please register at: at www.chempharma.net.  The meeting is at Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Ave, Whippany, NJ 07981.
 
Wednesday, November 20th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostJohn Crant, who will give a presentation titled: Resume Renovation.  John will discuss how making the cuts necessary to be seen as a stand-out during your job search actually increases the value of the items on your resume. The discussion includes: 1) Resume: “New” Definition, 2) Resume Goals, 3) Understanding Stacks of Incoming Resumes, 4) 3 Second” Test, 5) One Page Resume, Unless It’s Two, 6) Value, Value Everywhere, but Nowhere to be Seen, 7) Degrees of Degrees, and 8) The Headless Horseman: Don’t Send a Word.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Wednesday, November 20th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Temple Beth Shalom Career Networking Group will host Alex Freund, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Interview…You Are Onstage.  This presentation is highly participative by the audience. It identifies the four elements that interviewers focus on and involves demonstration, plus audience member mock interviews. It is entertaining, and many unknowns get exposed and explained.  Please register at: tbscareernetworking@gmail.com. The meeting is at Temple Beth Shalom, 193 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039.
 
Wednesday, November 20th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: The Bronxville Career Network (BCN) will host Frank Dunne, a franchise fit and placement specialist with FranNet, who will give a presentation titled: Career Ownership Through Business and Franchise Ownership. Additional information is available at: www.frannet.com/fdunne.  The BCN group will hold a general meeting from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Frank’s presentation will begin at 8:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Reformed Church of Bronxville, 180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708.
 
Thursday, November 21st from 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer will co-host Paul Babicki, who will give a presentation titled: NetiquetteIQ: A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email.  Paul will discuss the key topic of his new book, NetiquetteIQ: A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email. Less than 5% of all email messages deliver the bare essentials of any accurate content. As email continues to proliferate, the need to present well executed messages will become even more essential.  The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
 
Monday, November 25th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Central N.J. host Sheri Brown, a Career Specialist at JFS, who will give the sixth in a series of seven presentations titled: Preparing for Interviews.  For more information, or to register please contact Sheri Brown at www.jfscentralnj.org  or call 1-908-352-8375.  The meeting is at: Jewish Family Service Central N.J. office, 655 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, N.J. 07208.
 
Monday, November 25th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Victor Manganaro, who will give a presentation titled: Effective Communication Through Imagination Workshop. Additional information is available at: www.psgcnj.org.  The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
 
Monday, November 25th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm:  The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Bruce Hurwitz, who will give a presentation titled: Job Search Dos and Don’ts.  Bruce will discuss the major dos and don’ts when conducting a successful job search.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Monday, November 25th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm: The New Jersey North Chapter of the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group GPSEG (formerly NJENG) invites you to an After Hours Social. Come for an evening of intelligent conversation, business networking, reconnecting with good friends, or making new ones. This is a great way for working members to keep in touch and meet the many new members. We invite other executive level networking groups such as: ChemPharmaFENGIERGMENGNJ-SENG, and TENG. No RSVP or registration is needed, and there is no cost to attend. The meeting is at the Hamilton Park Hotel, 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932.
 
Tuesday, November 26th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Win Sheffield, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Making the Most of Holiday Networking.  Take advantage of the upcoming season of holiday parties to raise your stock in the marketplace. Whether you are working for yourself or someone else or looking for work, you can learn some key techniques and still keep the season festive.
 
Professional groups, social groups and friends each get together over the next month or so to celebrate and reconnect. Colleagues and acquaintances new and old are interested in knowing you better and will be looking for ways to connect. Join us for this talk to learn how to handle these relationships professionally, engaging your listener in the spirit of the season and letting them know what you are doing in your work life. In this talk, you will learn how to quickly and easily: 1) Prepare for the party to make the most of it, 2) Convey what you are doing or looking for, 3) Engage your listener to build the kind of relationship you want, and 4) Follow up so you will be remembered.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Tuesday, November 26th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Resume Critique.  For more information contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or email svelez@somersethillsymca.org.  The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
 
Wednesday, November 27th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will offer a program titled: WorkSearch Orientation.  Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals.  After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers.  Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive (Bring your own USB drive).  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Friday, November 29th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostKate Vaughan and Merble Reagon, who will give a presentation titled: Person Centered Profile, Part 1.  Kate and Merble will discuss how to examine your values and experience to get on the right career path.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Saturday, November 30th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Kate Vaughan and Merble Reagon, who will give a presentation titled: Person Centered Profile, Part 2.  Kate and Merble will discuss how to examine your values and experience to get on the right career path.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Weekdays, starting at 11:00 am. JobTalkAmerica, a daily Internet radio program, is designed to help you reinvent, reposition and reinvigorate your job search and work life. As advocates for the unemployed, hosts Ted Canova and Sam Zeff have created a nationwide community that gives voice back to the jobless. The show welcomes you into the conversation and provides job search advice that’s easy to understand and use everyday. Listen live online at: http://www.JobTalkAmerica.com  JobTalkAmerica archives are available anytime.
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