Monthly Archives: April 2014

TIPS: How to Get Your Resume Past an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

By Frances Chaves If you apply for a position with a large company, your resume will probably be scanned electronically by an Applicant Tracking System or ATS. According to one ATS company, 75 percent of all resumes submitted do not … Continue reading

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May 5: Joe Himelfarb Says Success is All About the Right Attitude

By Fran Sullivan Joe Himelfarb shares the secret of “Selling Yourself” with PSGCNJ members on Monday, May 5, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in a seminar entitled Your Bad Attitude is Like a Flat Tire. Unless You Change It, You Will … Continue reading

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TIPS: Being Thrifty While In Transition

By Eileen Silverstein 1. Flea markets. Sell new (unused) and gently used items from your home at local flea markets. Prices for tables vary depending on the site. People try to barter the prices down, so price your items higher … Continue reading

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Networking Groups That Can Help You

By Frances Chaves According to Dan Goodman, networking has a 30 to 60 percent effectiveness rate. Job boards are only three to ten percent effective. We are probably all aware of the benefits joining LinkedIn groups. Here are other groups … Continue reading

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TIPS: How to Avoid Distractions and Stay Focused on Your Job Search

By Frances Chaves It can seem like a thousand distractions are pulling you away from your job search. Chores that you would normally never do voluntarily, suddenly demand your immediate attention. Your hunger or thirst cannot be ignored. Even the … Continue reading

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Become a Speed Networker at PSGCNJ on April 28

Meet lots of people fast and have fun By Arlene O’Reilly Speed networking is a great way to meet and network with lots of new people in a short timeframe. Here’s how it works: a large group of job seekers … Continue reading

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Proverbial Good Time Had By All at PSGCNJ Annual Night Out Networking Event

By Fran Sullivan More than 90 PSGCNJ members and their friends packed the party room at the Chimney Rock Inn in Bridgewater for the PSGCNJ Annual Night Out Networking Event on April 10. The festive occasion brought together landed and … Continue reading

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Successful Job Seeker Gerri Battista Says Tweet to New Opportunities

By Fran Sullivan Gerri Battista, who landed a position at KPMG as a Senior Human Resource Associate last month, made great use of her time in transition by going back to school and making an important contact via social media. … Continue reading

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Greetings from the Blogosphere

By Jeff Marshall Bring a friend and come hear Jeff Marshall speak about blogging at PSGCNJ’s general meeting on Monday, April 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, located at 48 West High Street, Somerville. Blogging … Continue reading

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Work? Nonprofit increases odds by 200%

14-month study reveals PSGCNJ program works, especially for LTU By Ken Hitchner Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey members who complete the nonprofit’s program increase their odds of returning to work by more than 200 percent, according to an … Continue reading

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