Next Week’s Upcoming Networking Events

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MP900387491Sundays, 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 Kovacsand 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.

Monday, January 27th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition will host: will host Tony Calabrese, a Five O’Clock Club-Certified Career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Your Personal Marketing Plan and How It Can Be A Valuable Aid In Your Job Search.  Do You Have a Personal Marketing Plan? If you do, are you sharing it with your networking contacts? If you do not, would you like some help on how to put one together? If you have no idea of what a personal marketing plan is this is your opportunity to learn about it now. If you do have one, come learn how you can make yours better, and share it with your peers and get feedback on it from a professional career coach. Yes, your resume is an important document for a prospective employer, as to capturing what you have done and what you may offer, but your Marketing Plan can help move your search forward and help you to communicate what it is you want to do next, and where you should be looking to find it.  If you are interested in organizing and accelerating your career search, learning how to apply the best practices for marketing yourself, and working with confidence and certainty, the quickest way to jump-start your effort is to join us. For additional information, please contact Raymond Helfrichat raymond.is.linked.in@gmail.com.  The meeting is at the Maplewood Public Library, 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
 
Monday, January 27th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host a special meeting titled: Selling U – A 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, January 27th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Celia Currin, who will give a presentation titled: The Job Search: Managing Your Head Game and Your Energy.  You perform best when you are feeling positive energy. Job hunting and managing your career over the long haul is hard work. It calls for skills that few of us come by naturally – and even for those lucky ones, it is still stressful. Celia will offer tips to reduce the stress of 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, January 27th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm: Union County College will host Rod Colon who will give a presentation titled: Lead Your Career Workshop, Part 1.  The meeting is at Union County College, in the Cafeteria, at 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ  07202.
 
Monday, January 27th 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.
 
Monday, January 27th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm: The Westchester Networking Organization (WNO) will host:  David Lewis, CEO of Operation Inc, who will give a presentation titled:Interview from the Interviewer’s Perspective.  What is going on in the interviewer’s mind as she is interviewing you? If her mind is wandering, then you have a problem. David will discuss how to interview so that the interviewer is focusing on you.  Additional information is available on WNO’s website at: http://wno.weebly.com.  Please register in advance at http://WNO20140127.eventbrite.com.  The meeting will be at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.
 
Monday, January 27th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Temple Community Network (TCN) will hostBarbara Szala, President of In-Person Communications, who will give a presentation titled:Beyond the Resume: Making The Personal Connection.  For many of us, our resumes and networks get us in the door, but it is personal chemistry that closes the deal.  Barbara will offer tips to help you enhance your job search capabilities by drawing on your own natural talents. You will have the opportunity to get personalized coaching on how to project those intangible qualities–poise, presence, focus, energy–that immediately create a positive impression and win over your potential employers. Take the challenge to present your One-Minute Personal Profile, and discover what it is about you personally that helps you connect with your listeners. Your presentation should be a thumbnail sketch of whatever will assist your peers in getting to know you outside of the workplace–your likes, dislikes, hobbies, education, family, community involvement, etc. We will be recording individual presentations, so bring your own USB drive to the meeting and you can take home your personal video–an ideal tool for assessing your own effectiveness as a communicator. The meeting is at Barnert Temple, 747 Route 208 South, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
 
Tuesday, January 28th from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: Webinar – Lisa Rangel, founder and Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes, will give a presentation titled: How To Double, And Even Triple Your Job Leads Using LinkedIn.  In today’s economy, it is the proverbial kiss of death to sit and wait for jobs leads to come to you. Just being on LinkedIn is like casting a hook with no bait into the ocean and hoping you will catch a fish. Lisa will discuss how to optimize LinkedIn to get quality job leads and strategically expand your professional network.On this Webinar you will learn: 1) Why the profile you currently have is costing you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, in income and what you need to do to fix it, 2) Four little known and often misunderstood ways to find leads and opportunity using LinkedIn, 3) Nine proven techniques for making your LinkedIn profile attract the exact type of job you want, 4) Seven actions you must take if you want to be found by your target audience or hiring manager, 5) How to create your own custom target list of the exact people you want to hire you, and 6) The one feature of LinkedIn everyone should use to manage their career, but hardly anyone knows about, and much more.  Click here to register now!  You will receive a link to the recording regardless of attending, but you must sign up to get it.
 
Tuesday, January 28th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm: Union County College will host Rod Colon who will give a presentation titled: Lead Your Career Workshop, Part 2.  The meeting is at Union County College, in the Cafeteria, at 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ  07202.
 
Tuesday, January 28th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Mike Palestina, anExecutive Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Non-Verbal Communications During Your Job Search.  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, January 29th 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, January 29th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm: Raritan Valley Community College will hostRod Colon who will give a presentation titled: Lead Your Career Workshop.  The meeting is at Raritan Valley Community College, in the Lecture Hall Near the Planetarium, at 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ. 08876
 
Wednesday, January 29th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, who will give a presentation titled: Building Your Professional Network With LinkedIn.  John will demonstrate how to start networking with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles and then use your expanded network in your search for your next career challenge.  The discussion includes: 1) Your LinkedIn Profile, and Creating Your Own Personal Network Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network, 2) Whom Should I link with on LinkedIn, 3) Joining Groups will Benefit You in ways that You May Not Realize, 4) Why Your Blog should be Linked to Your LinkedIn Profile, 5) Expert Questions, Answers, Job Listings and More Right on LinkedIn, and 6) Why Giving and Receiving Recommendations for Your Profile on LinkedIn is More Important than it Seems.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 

Wednesday, January 29th from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Recognizing Your Accomplishments.  Identifying your accomplishments – really getting to know your strengths – can be an important and rewarding task. Accomplishments summarize what you have done successfully in the past and are a good indicator of what you are capable of doing in the future. Sometimes we take our accomplishments for granted. By expecting them to be dramatic achievements, we overlook some of the simple accomplishments that have made us effective in our work and in our lives. Consistently completing assignments on time, finding more efficient ways to do something, research skills and creativity are all accomplishments, even though we might not recognize them as such. At this meeting, learn to: 1) Know and understand yourself, 2) How to make a personal assessment inventory, 3) Am I who I think I am, and 4) Identify your assets and liabilities.  Additional information is available at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/, or by calling 1-973-783-3442.  The meeting is at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

Thursday, January 30th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Kristina Leonardi, who will give a presentation titled: Who Are You and What Are You Supposed to Be Doing with Your Life?  Kristina will discuss re-assessing who you are and what you should be doing with your life so you can achieve fulfillment on all levels, and at the same time enable you to serve others.  She will share with you how she came to form The Women’s Mosaic, and how the tools and lessons she has learned can help you create a more gratifying care and life path for yourself.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Friday, January 31st 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: The Indisputable Laws to Become a Successful Leader and Expand Your Career.  Theodoreagrees with the real leadership experts. It is a myth to say if you are not born a leader you will never be one.  Theodore will share how leaders can be made and are made every day by individuals who embrace the right learning and success habits. In this lecture you will be introduced to the indisputable laws of leadership. You will quickly see from the techniques covered that there is not one magical action you take to become a leader but several things you must learn and do consistently to transform yourself into a better leader and manager. The effect on your career may be almost immediate and dramatic as well.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Saturday, February 1st from 12:30 – 2:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special StartUP! 2014 Business Plan Competition Workshop 2: Developing Your Marketing Plan.  This is the first training workshop for the New York StartUP 2014 Business Plan Competition. This is the second training workshop for the New York StartUP! 2014 Business Plan Competition. Learn how to develop a marketing plan for your business. This session will be offered three times in February.  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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