Networking Events for the Week of August 17

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Tom Donohue updates and emails this list each week for everyone in job search. This week’s is provided here.

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.  In addition, interesting previous episodes are available at:http://comm.rider.edu/thebronc/?page_id=356.

Mondays, from 9:00 – 10:00 pm. Call in your job search questions every Monday night to a live Radio Show titled: Own Your Career hosted by Rod Colon, on Blogtalk Radio -http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ownyourcareer. Dial 1-347-857-3320 with your questions to get proven guidance from the # 1 career coach in the United States, specialized in the 7 Step Job Search and author of the book  Win The Race For 21st Century Jobs. Get free coaching with challenges you encounter steering your career in the rough seas of the 21st century job market.

In addition to the great meetings listed below, check out the Neighbors-helping-Neighbors (NhN) website at:http://neighbors-helping-neighbors.com or http://www.nhnusa.org for additional meetings.

Monday, August 18th from 7:00 am – 9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7 Group will host Mark Charpentier, who will give a presentation titled: Getting a Job: The Only Way is Up.  For further information, contact Ed Thomas at 203-981-4648 or ejjthomasjr@gmail.com, or the group’s website at http://www.mondaysat7.org/ The meeting is at the Westport United Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880 (Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway).

Monday, August 18th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: PSG: BioPharm Accountability Group.  This group’s meeting is a small work group format meant for anyone who wants to work within the BioPharm industry in any job function: R&D, Sales, IT, Accounting, etc. The purpose of the group is to enable people who want to work in the BioPharm industry to have a forum to receive and offer guidance to each other, address challenges specific to the industry, set and report on weekly job seeking goals, and to network. The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Monday, August 18th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host a special meeting on Speed Networking.  Additional information is available at: http://www.psgcnj.org.  The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.

Monday, August 18th 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: Interview Intervention: The Self-Recruiter Interview Checklist.  John will show how to research a job opportunity that you are about to interview for, to fully prepare for interview success, and the right way to follow-up after your interview.  The discussion includes: 1) Success is About Preparation, 2) Researching the Company, Job and More… before the Interview, 3) Be Ready to Impress: The Self-Recruiter® INTERVIEW CHECKLIST, and 4) Thank You Notes that Solve Your Problems in Advance.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Monday, August 18th from 3:15 – 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special meeting for Job Seekers titled: Download a Customized Company List for Contacts.  Find Companies and Executive contacts for your next job. Search by industry as well as location, size, and sales. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Monday, August 18th from 6:00 – 8:45 pm: The Westchester Networking Organization (WNO) will host:Janelle Razzino and Barbara Toscano, who will give a presentation titled: The Mission Statement.  A job search is exhausting, and at times the majority of job seekers feel directionless. Learn how to develop a mission statement that defines your values and goals. Direct your destiny. Attendees will learn: 1) What is thereal position you want to reach for, and 2) How to let the hiring manager know who you are.  Additional information is available on WNO’s website at: http://wno.weebly.com.  Please register in advance athttp://WNO20140818.eventbrite.com.  The meeting will be at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

Tuesday, August 19th from 9:30 – 10:30 am: Free Webinar, Lisa Rangel, of Chameleon Resumes will give a presentation titled: How to Design a Powerful Executive Resume to Land Interviews, Even If You Are Not An Executive.  Did you ever think that you would be a high-achieving professional struggling to land interviews for the executive-level title you know you deserve? You certainly never expected to be in the position where you had to depend on your executive resume to get you in the door.  To entice you, here are just four of the reasons it is important to design a powerful executive resume that gets you noticed: 1) It is designed for immediate visual impact, to leap out of the stack for attention, 2) It uses achievement-driven language, with emphasis on your accomplishments to set you apart from the competition, 3) It contains target keywords, so recruiters can find you in databases and social media platforms, and 4) It is structured with recruiters in mind, and factors in how hiring managers look for talent like you.  This 60-minute Webinar will give you the knowledge to transform a dull resume into an effective, powerful tool to attract executive recruiters. Click here for the details and to Register Now

Tuesday, August 19th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: The Newtown Career Networking Group will host Abby Kohut(Absolutely Abby) a Career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Exposing the Hidden Job Market. Abby will define the hidden job market, how it came to be, and how to use it to our advantage. She will explain the role of recruiters in the hidden job market, and how best to help them discover and sponsor the best candidate – YOU.  Please RSVP at: newtownnetworking@gmail.com. For more information, contact the church at 1-215-968-3861.  The meeting is at The Newtown Presbyterian Church, Ettenger Hall, 25 North Chancellor Street, Newtown, PA 18940.

Tuesday, August 19th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Where are the Jobs and How To Find Them. 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, August 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, August 20th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Sherry Natkow, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Job Seekers: Keep the Momentum Going. This interactive workshop designed for job seekers who have been looking for work for at least 6 months. Participants can share questions, pool resources, and share collective wisdom. Practice your elevator pitch, rehearse that one tricky interview question, and leave with new ideas to energize your job hunt and keep the momentum going.  Pre-registration is required. Interested participants must email Sherry Natkow atsnatkow@job-prep.com to enroll and receive additional information.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, August 20th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm: The NJ Chapter of the ChemPharma Professional Association (CPPA) will host Absolutely Abby, AKA Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, who will give a presentation titled: Success for the Seasoned Search, The Benefit of Being Overqualified.  Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer’s misconceptions about you. It is impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn: 1) How to answer the overqualified question, 2) The real reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants, 3) How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified, 4) Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage.  For additional information, contact George Haddad at georgejh2007@hotmail.com.  Please register at: http://www.chempharma.net.  The meeting is at Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Ave, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Wednesday, August 20th 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 How to Ace Every Job Interview (Even if you are not the best candidate!) He will also discuss 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.

Wednesday, August 20th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: GenY Networking Group will host will host Karen Shaw, an executive recruiting expert, who will give a presentation titled: How to Ace the Telephone Interview.  The phone interview is often the first step in the formal interview process.  However, most candidates do not look at it that way and miss the opportunity to make it to the next round of interviews. In this information-packed talk, you will learn the key steps to mastering the formal phone interview to give yourself the best chance to make it to the next step.  You will learn: 1) The one critical question that is rarely answered well and how to do it right, 2) The recruiter insider secret to question, asking and how to answer them well, 3) What to do before the phone interview so that you are sharp as a tack and ready to shine, and 4) How to grab the interviewers interest early on.  You will leave this talk with a structured approach to Ace the Phone Interview. You will feel more confident and come across as a rock star to the interviewer, and give yourself the best chance to make it to the next round.  For additional information or to register, please contact Joe Finazzo atjoseph.finazzo@yahoo.com. The meeting is at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928

Wednesday, August 20th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm: The Westport Public Library will host Melanie Szlucha, a career coach and President of Red Inc., who will give a presentation titled: Five Things You Are Doing Wrong in Your Job Search and How to Fix Them.  Melanie will cover areas of the job search that frequently cause the most angst and fear to jobseekers. She will review the most frequently asked questions with practical answers and tips that have stood the test of time. She will address easy ways to customize a resume, what a good cover letter looks like, networking outside the box, sealing the deal in the job interview, and following up without stalking.  Additional information is available on the library’s website at: http://www.westportlibrary.org. The meeting is at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880.

Wednesday, August 20th from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Cover Letters, Thank-You Letters and References.  The following topics will be discussed: 1) Designing effective cover letters, 2) Telephone etiquette and effective use, and 3) Thank you letters and their place. 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, August 21st from 3:15 – 4:30 pm. The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hosta special Business Plan Research Workshop.  Provides research guidance specifically tailored to your particular business plan.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Friday, August 22nd from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, who will give a presentation titled: Success for the Seasoned Search, The Benefit of Being Overqualified.  Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer’s misconceptions about you. It is impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn: 1) How to answer the overqualified question, 2) The real reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants, 3) How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified, 4) Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage.  Visit the PSG of Mercer County website to see why Abby is so excited about the resources available there.  The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Saturday, August 23rd from 8:30 am – 10:30 Noon: The Monmouth Job Search Network Group will hostAbby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, who will give a presentation titled: Success for the Seasoned Search, The Benefit of Being Overqualified.  Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer’s misconceptions about you. It is impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn: 1) How to answer the overqualified question, 2) The real reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants, 3) How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified, 4) Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage.  The meeting is at Christ Church, 90 King’s Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748

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