This week’s upcoming networking events from Tom Donohue.

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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.  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.

Sunday, September 7th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will host Ed McCabe and Rich Kritzer who will present the first segment of a four part workshop titled: Create Your Communication Strategy and Resume. A good communication strategy assures that the key qualifications and assets you possess will support your objective. Written and Verbal ways to achieve this will be discussed. Strategies will include written qualification statements, exit statements, accomplishments statements and resume writing. Professionals will also help with questions following the presentation. Please bring along your most recent resume or job summary information.  All are welcome! For additional information, please call Carol Shea at 1-201-447-4215 or Tom Lewis at 1-201-445-1864.  The workshop is at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, One Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, in the lower church meeting room.

Monday, September 8th from 7:00 am – 9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7 Group will host Cliff Ennico, who will give a presentation titled: How to Sell Just About Anything and Still Feel Good About Yourself.  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, September 8th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition will host Jason Sanders, Founder of Flycast Executive Search, who will give a presentation titled: Act, Think, Work—Using Entrepreneurial Business Techniques to Secure Your Next Job.  American corporations need you more than you think. But the world has changed and your job search techniques need to change with it.  In this talk, you will learn how to pursue work like an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs act while they plan and refine their techniques until they achieve success. Use these ideas to get back on track to finding work in your field. In this talk, you will learn: 1) How to redefine yourself and take small steps on your way to employment, 2) An approach that takes the pressure off of initial discussions and introductory interviews, 3) How to get noticed by CEO’s by using your imagination, and 4) Which websites can help you get work within days.  Be ready for an interactive session where you will be encouraged to share both your successes and the obstacles you have faced.  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, September 8th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Somerset County Business Partnership and Financial Resource Federal Credit Union, who will give a presentation titled: A Platform for Success.  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, September 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm: The Bergen Career Networking Community (BCNC) will host an evening of Informal Networking. Employed or seeking career opportunities; become involved in a dynamic professional networking community, essential in today’s economy for career development and professional success. Build relationships; expand your career and network by interacting with valuable and trusted contacts, sharing ideas, best practices, insights and perspectives in the marketplace. Registration required at: http://bcnc59.eventbrite.com.  The meeting is at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, 1 International Boulevard, Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Monday, September 8th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm: The Career Networking Group will host Terrence Seamon, an author and career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Life Hacks for Today’s Job Hunters.  Today’s job search is different than ever before, requiring new skills and new attitudes. Anyone in transition can benefit by adapting a set of life hacks, clever ways to accomplish the difficult and challenging tasks associated with finding your next opportunity. In this talk, Terry will discuss nine such hacks and how you can smoothly integrate them into your search.  Register online at http://www.scotlib.org; call 1-908-322-5007 ext. 204 or e-maillibrary@scotlib.org.  The meeting will be at the Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

Monday, September 8th, 6:30 – 8:45 pm, The Warren Financial Executive Network Group (FENG) will 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.  We invite other networking groups to attend, such as: The Breakfast Club, Careers In Transition, Career Connections Consortium, Career Forum, and NJ-SENG.  Please register at http://www.thefeng.org/chapters/announcement.php?ChapterID=45. The meeting is at the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue, 1st Floor Conference Room, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Tuesday, September 9th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm: The Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) will host Linda Van Valkenburgh, an executive career coach, who will give a presentation titled: LinkedIn 3.0, Learn to Leverage the New LinkedIn to Fast Track Jobs, Sales Leads and Business Opportunities.  Improve your LinkedIn skills to position yourself for career search or elevate your credentials and industry reputation.  Linda will demonstrate how to use the new LinkedIn tools to execute an integrated strategy for building your Business and Personal Brand, and market yourself or your business, or both through this robust social platform. Specifically you will learn: 1) How to maximize and control you LinkedIn profile to heighten your rankings, 2) The latest methods to site navigation and trending features and why they are vital, and 3) How to be viewed as a “go-to” subject matter expert through discussion groups, target companies and influencers.  You cannot afford to miss the valuable live LinkedIn demo session of the year for your success. Interactive Q and A following the presentation. Bring your questions and learn something new on how to harness the power of LinkedIn 3.0.  For additional information call John Barry at 1-203-270-0051 or john@itechcp.com.  The meeting is in the St. Rose Knights of Columbus Building, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT  06470.  Behind Saint Rose church to the far left. The Knights building has 3 garage doors on the first floor, the meeting room is on the second floor. The entrance is the first door in the front of the building.

Tuesday, September 9th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Rockland Job Network (RJN) will host a special meeting on: Investigating and Researching Your Target List of Companies.  We know we are supposed to have a target list of companies that we want to work for, but do you know why you are supposed to have one?  And do you know how to go about creating a list for yourself?  And what about actually doing the research and investigating which companies are right for you.  Do you know what you need to investigate, and who to use to do it?  So when and where will the answers to all of these questions be explained, at this meeting of RJN.  The meeting will be at the Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, New York, 10977.

Tuesday, September 9th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Advanced Interviewing Skills.  For more information contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or emailsvelez@somersethillsymca.org.  The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Wednesday, September 10th from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon:  The Professional Service Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will hostAlex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled:  How to Understand and Adapt to the Current Job Market.  This presentation explains the reason for the uncertainly in today’s job market, the ways employers are reacting, and the impact on job seekers. It explains the role of recruiters now and in the future and gives suggestions about how best to work with them. And it describes two new tools: 1) One that identifies the keywords employers use for a specific position and 2) How to match those words with your résumé and one with visual slides to identify the things employers want, versus the things a job seeker’s résumé offers.  Additional information is available at: http://www.psgmc.org.  The meeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, September 10th 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, September 10th 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, September 10th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Rob Hellmann, who will give a presentation titled: Turn Job Interviews into Offers.  Have you ever walked out of an interview thinking they loved you, but then you did not get the job? Or felt a great conversation come to a halt as soon as you answered their salary question? Perhaps in one interview you felt a bit too nervous, or you simply want to polish up your interviewing skills. If any of these are true for you, then this seminar is for you.  Rob shares field-tested strategies and techniques to boost your likelihood of acing the interview. The discussion includes: 1) How to handle salary questions and other questions you’re likely to hear, 2) What to do when they ask you about your weaknesses, and 3) How to turn a No into a Yes. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, September 10th from 6:45 – 9:30 pm: The Hillsdale Career Resource Ministry Network Group will host Pamela Etzin,for a Fashionable and Exciting Evening.  Listen as Pamela takes you on her incredible journey from Buffalo N.Y. to the fashion capital of the world in New York City. Her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology to the department stores and showroom floors of some of the most demanding labels in the world have shaped her career to bring us a night of style, how to help men and women maximize what is in their closet; achieve your own style and feel great in how we present ourselves. We have 15 seconds to make an impression in an interview. Come out and watch how to do it right. Network with her, ask questions and ask for the right color for you. Beauty is bought by the judgment of the eye.  Mikey Beyda Photography, with her uplifting personality and smiling eyes, will also be with us once again to take pictures for your Linkedin photo or update the one you have for the FALL. Her pictures were sensational for those who had pictures taken in July.  Her fee is $20.00.  For additional information, contact: John Carvelli at 1-201-995-7895, john.carvelli@pimco.com, or Janelle Razzino at 1-201-722-3111, janelle@razzinoassociates.com.  The meeting is at St. John The Baptist Church, in the Sheen Room of the Parish Center, at 69 Valley Road, Hillsdale NJ 07642.

Wednesday, September 10th from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Managing Your Interviews.  The following topics will be discussed:  1) The types of Interviews, 2) Interview Preparation, and 3) Answering: Why Should I Hire You? The second half of this meeting includes a practice workshop. 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, September 11th from 2:00 – 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Sherry 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 emailSherry Natkow at snatkow@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.

Thursday, September 11th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) will offer a program titled: Career Resources.  Explore job and career resources available at the SIBL Library and other public sites; Find industry and career advice, resume guides and more.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, September 11th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: NNJ ASTD will host Merrill Rutman, a résumé writer and job search coach, who will give a presentation titled: Four Résumé Essentials.  Merrill will identify and explain the four most essential pieces of information in an effective ré¬sumé, some or all of which most job seekers overlook but which the hiring authority wants and needs to know. Merrill will also explain those other items of information that, taken together, make sure the résumé provides a complete picture of the value and organizational fit the job candidate will bring to the firm. Ample time will be allowed for questions.  For additional information, contact Alicja Lisnow at a_lisnow@yahoo.com.  Do not miss an evening where you can expand your network, make new friends, share knowledge with your peers, and hear highly relevant and beneficial insights and perspectives from experts in the marketplace. Please register at: http://astd612.eventbrite.com.   The meeting is at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

Thursday, September 11th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Immaculate Conception Church Employment and Career Support Group will host a special meeting titled: Amazing Power of Prayer During Challenging Times. Please RSVP via employmentministry@gmail.com,the website at: http://www.iccemploymentministry.org, or call Patricia Yannotta Panzarino at 1.908.448.2297.  The meeting is at Immaculate Conception Church’s Nazareth House, 88 West End Ave, Somerville, NJ, 08876.

Friday, September 12th from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Adam Kovitz, founder and CEO of KESocial. Adam will discuss some tips and ideas about Networking Techniques, including ways to improve your elevator pitch.  Visit the PSG of Mercer County website to learn about the numerous resources available there.  The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Saturday, September 13th from 7:30 – 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host Jackie Lesser, Chief Potential Officer at Creating Impact, who will give a presentation titled: Applying Personal Leadership While in Transition.  At this meeting, you will learn: 1) The top three principles for Personal Leadership, 2) Tools and tips on how to incorporate these in to your everyday life, and 3) New ways of thinking, being and doing, which can change how you steer the course of your transition.  More information is available atwww.thebreakfastclubnj.com.  The meeting is at the Days Hotel Conference Center, 195 Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.  There is a meeting fee of $10 to cover the cost of the hotel conference room.

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314, offers an extensive series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice.  Inquiries about programs may be made by calling 917-275-6975, Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.  Click on their link at:http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/65/calendar for a detailed list of upcoming classes.  In addition to these great in-person classes, the library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324.  Check them out, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of helpful information awaiting you.

The Westport Public Library, located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 offers an interesting series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Click on their link at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/events for a detailed list of upcoming events. In addition, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7, when time allows, at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/search-results?podcast_terms=jobseeker. This is a time saving and cost effective way of seeing a great presentation, from the comfort and convenience of your home. Isn’t technology great!
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