Networking Events for the Week of August 25

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

Networking Events for the Week of August 25

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 bookWin 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 25th from 7:00 am – 9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7 Group will host the Connecticut Department of Labor, who will give a presentation titled: Topic to be Determined. For further information, contact Ed Thomas at 203-981-4648 or ejjthomasjr@gmail.com, or the group’s website athttp://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 25th 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 25th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition will hostChristine Clifton, who will give a presentation titled: You Do Not Have to Shout to Stand Out.  For additional information, please contact NNJ_PIT@yahoogroups.com.  A schedule of upcoming meeting dates is available at: http://www.bit.ly/prof-in-trans_2014.  The meeting is at the Maplewood Public Library, 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040.

Monday, August 25th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Eric Asbeck, who will give a presentation titled: Get Clear About What You Love and Do Well.  What would it be like if you had work you loved to do and did really well? Eric will discuss how to clearly identify what you love to do and that you can confidently and credibly deliver.  In this action-packed presentation, Eric will demonstrate: 1) The source of the powerful motivation to enthusiastically do what it takes to be successful, 2) How find the inspiration that will have you jumping into action, and 3) How to communicate clearly about what you want to do next.  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 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: ChemPharma, FENG, IERG, MENG, NJ-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, August 25th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Temple Community Network (TCN) will host an Open Networking Meeting.  This is your chance to interact with your fellow TCNers and share the collective wisdom that has made us great! Come prepared with questions and discussion topics for your colleagues, and be ready to offer your advice and perspective on any issue that you want to address. These are always terrific and very interesting meetings, come one, come all.  As an extra value-added attraction, we will be joined at this open meeting by Abby Kohut, a.k.a. Absolutely Abby. Abby will be joining us via Skype, which is a new technological feature for TCN. We’re looking forward to Abby’s perspective on your questions.  The meeting is at Barnert Temple, 747 Route 208 South, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417.

Tuesday, August 26th 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: Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn and How To Use It In Your Job Search.  John will discuss 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, 2) Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network, 3) Whom should I link with on LinkedIn, 4) Joining Groups will Benefit You in ways that You May Not Realize, 5) Why Your Blog should be Linked to Your LinkedIn Profile, 6) 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.

Tuesday, August 26th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Marty Latman, chairman of the Bergen Chapter of Financial Executive Network Group, who will give a presentation titled: Working the Room for Job Search.  When you attend networking or business meetings are you successful in promoting yourself? Are you unsure of the best ways to do this or would you like to improve your technique?  Do you leave the meeting feeling that you really accomplished something?  If you would like to improve your networking skills and to really get the most out of working the room, you should attend this presentation.  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.

Tuesday, August 26th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The New Jersey JobSeekers Group 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 over-qualified 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, and 4) Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage.  The meeting is at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Wednesday, August 27th from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon:  The Professional Service Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Debra Wheatman, president and owner of Careers Done Write, who will give a presentation titled: Becoming Comfortable with LinkedIn.  Debra will share useful tips and tricks to become more comfortable with LinkedIn. Learn how to maximize your profile to realize improved results and increase your chances of being found on the world’s largest professional network.  Additional information is available at:www.psgmc.org.  Before heading out in bad weather, check http://www.parsippanylibrary.org to make sure the library is open.  The meeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, August 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.

Wednesday, August 27th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm: ReferenceUSA Webinar, Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies.  Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy.  Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research.  We will also explore the New Jobs and Internship module, which adds a new dimension to job searching.  To register for any of the session dates, follow the link, select a time zone and complete form; you will then receive meeting coordinates and confirmation.  Register at: Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies using ReferenceUSA

Wednesday, August 27th 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: Why Don’t I have a Job Yet?  Learn how to assess your job search and know what steps to make it better.  A job search involves many moving parts with resumes, a variety of letters to prepare, networking events, keeping up with colleagues and other contacts, as well as different kinds of research and analysis to be done and interviews to prepare for.  On top of that we do not always really want to do it and so do not approach it as clearly as we might. Learn how to assess your job search and make your efforts effective.  Learn how planning supports success in your campaign.  Give yourself support setting goals and targets (and learn the difference).  Recognize what is hard and easy for you and incorporate that into your plan.  Let your ambition help direct your search.  Learn how to see where you are and to adjust your plan where necessary.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, August 28th from 2:00 – 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostSherry Natkow, who will give a presentation titled: Critique Your Resume.  Are your resumes getting you interviews? Are you submitting the same resume for each job posting? Successful job-seekers customize their resume for each position in order to let hiring managers know immediately that they are a good fit.  Learn how to incorporate the language from a job posting into a Keyword-rich Summary.  Participants must bring a current resume and 2 job postings. 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.

Tuesday, September 2nd from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will hostNick Corcodilos, a headhunter and a columnist for PBS, who will give a presentation titled: Stand Out in Today’s Automated Employment System: Be the profitable hire.  Nick will candidly discuss the automated obstacles that drive all job hunters crazy, and how to overcome them.  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.

Tuesday, September 2nd from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: The Newtown Career Networking Group will offer a Cover Letter Writing Workshop.  Tonight, as a group, we will review and critique cover letters submitted by our members. Our goal is to offer suggestions that will compel the reader to actually read the document rather than just scanning it over, thus learning why the candidate is the best candidate for the position from the viewpoints of both functionality and likability (capabilitiy and culture).  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, Reception Hall, 25 North Chancellor Street, Newtown, PA 18940.

Tuesday, September 2nd from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Key Resume Issues.  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.

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