Upcoming Networking Events

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Sundays, from 8:00 – 9:00 am. Every Sunday morning tune into Your Career is Calling on 107.7 FM, The Bronc, an on-campus radio station at Rider University. Hosts Frank Kovacs and Wanda Ellet bring you the best career advice, no matter what stage your career is in. Whether you are in transition, looking for a better opportunity, or even a college student, Your Career is Calling has you covered. Nearly every single week, they are joined by a special guest to cover a unique topic. Don’t forget to tune into 107.7 FM The Bronc, http://www.1077thebronc.com/ or 107.7 The Bronc’s free Android and IPhone Apps. Listeners can reach the studio with their questions at 1-877-900-1077.

Sunday, December 15th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will host Ed McCabe, a Lee, Hecht, Harrison career coach, and Rich Kritzer who will present the fourth segment of a four part workshop titled: Interview, Cultivate Offers, and Negotiate. Every discussion with a hiring manager should be considered an interview. Your role in the discussion is to position your skills, talents, and experiences as a solution to the challenges they face in their organizations. Your task is to cultivate an offer by helping the hiring manager see you in that role, and eventually make you an offer. Professionals will also help with questions following the presentation. The workshop is at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, One Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, in the lower church meeting room. All are welcome! For additional information, please call Carol Shea at 1-201-447-4215 or Tom Lewis at 1-201-445-1864.

Monday, December 16th from 7:00 am – 10:00 am: The Mondays @ 7 Group will offer a will offer a Resume Workshop. For further information, contact Ed Thomas at 203-981-4648 or via email at ejjthomasjr@gmail.com. The meeting is at the Westport United Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880 (Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway)

Monday, December 16th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host a Special Holiday Brunch. 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, December 16th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, who will give a presentation titled: Organizing and Managing Your Job Search. John will discuss how to look at your job search and next career opportunity from a different angle. Discover how to plan, set goals, and manage your job search. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Monday, December 16th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm: The Westchester Networking Organization (WNO) will host its annual Year-end Potluck Supper and Networking Meeting. Agenda: Good food … Good friends … Good times. If you can bring a potluck dish, please indicate so on the registration form. Additional information is available on WNO’s website at: http://wno.weebly.com. Please register in advance at http://WNO20131217.eventbrite.com. The meeting will be at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

Tuesday, December 17th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Maria Guida, who will give a presentation titled: Speak With the Poise, Passion, and Persuasive Power of a Broadway Actor. Maria will discuss techniques to enhance your professional image by using your voice and demeanor to project authority, authenticity, and approachability. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Tuesday, December 17th from 6:00 – 10:00 am: Combined Dinner Meeting. The speaker for this presentation will be Mike Palestina, an Executive Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Body Language. The cost is $45 if forwarded to John Sampson by December 16th at 2 Blackfoot Cir, Wayne NJ 07470. Checks should be made out to John Sampson who can be reached at 973-248-3251 or via email at jcsspike@yahoo.com. The meeting is at the Holiday Inn, One Route 46 West, Totowa, NJ, 07512.

Tuesday, December 17th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: P-A-R Theory and Workshop. 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, December 18th from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon: The Professional Support Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host their annual Holiday Networking Party. A $5 donation will cover the cost of coffee and bagels. Members are welcome to bring breakfast items to share. 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, December 18th 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, December 18th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Barry Cohen, CUNY Employment Coordinator, who will give a presentation titled: Powerful First Impressions: How to Find and Get the Job You Really Want. Barry will discuss the hidden techniques and strategies you need to ace that next job interview. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, December 19th from 3:15 – 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special presentation titled: Job Search Fundamentals. Conducting an effective job search is a difficult and sometimes frustrating process. This seminar will cover ways to build a better personal brand, where to find opportunity, network, and even interview better in order to make your job search easier and more effective. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, December 19th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Renee Rosenberg, who will give a presentation titled: Are You Branding Yourself Effectively? Renee will discuss the importance of branding in your job search. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, December 19th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will offer a special presentation titled: A Business of Your Own – Is It Right For You? Find out if you have what it takes to start a business. WIBO (Workshop in Business Opportunities) presents the myths and realities of being a business owner, the essential components of a business plan and how to develop a mission statement. WIBO is a nonprofit that provides training and support services to entrepreneurs and small business owners. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Friday, December 20th from 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer will co-host a Holiday Networking Event. This is a Pot Luck celebration; please bring a small treat to share, such as: Fruit/Veggie platter, Baked goods, A homemade favorite, or Soft drinks. The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Saturday, December 21st 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.

Thursday, December 26th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Victorio Milian, who will give a presentation titled: Online and Off: Are you in-synch? Victorio will discuss tips to ensure that you’re being portrayed professionally, online and off. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Friday, December 27th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Chip Conlin, who will give a presentation titled: How to Stand Out in a Time of Organizational Change. Chip will discuss strategies for not only surviving but how to flourish in a time of organizational change. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Saturday, December 28th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Osvaldo Mojica, who will give a presentation titled: Intro For Success. Osvaldo will discuss tips for personal development. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

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