Tom Donohue Networking Events List week of 10/6/14

Monday, October 6th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition will host Dr. Cindy Abashkin, who will give a presentation titled: Topic to be Determined.  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.MP900341413

Tuesday, October 7th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, Author, Career Coach and Speaker, who will give a presentation titled: Self-Recruiter Communications Mastery in Job Search: How to Engage Hiring Managers.  John will discuss the following techniques for getting the attention of hiring managers: 1) First You Have To Find Them! (the Decisions-makers), 2) Engaged and Disengaged: Houston, We Have a Problem, 3) It is About Them, So That It is About You… (It Has To Be About Them!), 4) Avoiding the One-offs: It is About Opening a Communications Channel 5) Getting ‘n Agreement for a Relationship, 6) Channel Surfing: Keeping Your Communications Goals Focused, and 7) Value, Value… In Every Word Will Open Doors (You May Never Have Dreamed Existed).  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Tuesday, October 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Rockland Job Network (RJN) will host a special meeting on: Topic to be Determined.  The meeting will be at the Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, New York, 10977.

Tuesday, October 7th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm: The Newtown Career Networking Group will host a program titled: Establishing A Personal Brand.  If you are going to sell yourself, you would better know your product, YOU. What are your product’s features (capabilities) and benefits (accomplishments). Why should anyone buy your services (What is your value proposition)? Tonight’s interactive session includes some exercises that will help you determine who you are, so you can tell prospective employers why they want to hire you.  Please RSVP at: newtownnetworking@gmail.com. For more information, contact the church at 1-215-968-3861 or http://www.newtownnetworking.org.  The meeting is at The Newtown Presbyterian Church, Reception Hall, 25 North Chancellor Street, Newtown, PA 18940.

Tuesday, October 7th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host John Hadley, a Career Search Counselor, who will give a presentation titled: Uncover What’s Blocking Your 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, October 8th 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, October 8th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host David Lees, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Network Your Way Into a Job.  David will show you how to develop a new way of networking that will enable you to interact with others more confidently.  Learn: 1) How to take the work out of Networking, 2) Three rules to become a networking expert, 3) Five steps to a Win-Win networking conversation, and 4) How to follow up with your networking contacts.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, October 8th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, are proud to announce the 6th Annual
StartUP 2015 Business Plan Competition Orientation for New York-based startup entrepreneurs, with cash prizes totaling over $30,000. The Orientation will start you off by giving you the basics of the competition. Attending one orientation session is the first requirement of the competition.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, October 8th from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Handling Your Finances.  Learn to 1) Prepare a budget, 2) Deal with banks and creditors, 3) Bankruptcy and other alternatives, and 4) Unemployment benefits and subsidies. 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.

Wednesday, October 8th from 6:45 – 9:30 pm: The Hillsdale Career Resource Ministry Network Group will host a special meeting titled: A Night of Helping Each Other.  The 4th quarter of the season is for giving, sharing, paying it forward, and lending a helping hand to all who need it. Please join us to kick off a season of Confidence, High Energy and Great Ideas to help get employed. What Has Worked for You During Your Campaign? Whether it be volunteering, part time work, or consulting.  How did you keep a healthy attitude when you are feeling the lowest?  Bring your questions, ideas, share your stories, compelling opening lines on your resumes, your accomplishments, victories and setbacks and give or receive some great advice. This meeting is for all the members to BRING IT. John Carvelli, Janelle Razzino and Gary Gabaccia along with YOUR help will produce a fantastic and sensational evening of interactive discussion, debate and conversation.  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 last month.  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.

Thursday, October 9th 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 email Sherry 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, October 9th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: NNJ ASTD will host Paul Bailo, CEO of Phone Interview Pro, who will give a presentation titled: Essential Phone and Digital Job Interviewing Skills.  Now more than ever, employers are using telephone interviews as a way of identifying and recruiting candidates for employment. In today’s competitive market phone interviews are used to screen out candidates in order to narrow the pool of applicants and determine who will be invited for in-person interviews.  At the meeting, learn: 1) How to prepare, what to say and when to say it, 2) How to establish your professional presence over the phone, 3) How to get to the next step, and much more.  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://astd109.eventbrite.com.   The meeting is at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

Thursday, October 9th, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Immaculate Conception Church Employment and Career Support Group will host a special meeting titled: My Job Search: Own It, A Workshop On Selling Yourself To Potential Employers. 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, October 10th from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Philip Bartfield, Managing Director of Talon Search, who will give a presentation titled: What Recruiters Look For in a Resume. Philip will discuss how you should make it easier for recruiters to find pertinent information on your resume.  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, October 11th from 7:30 – 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled:  Why Can’t I get that Job.  This presentation deals with various details focusing on the interview, for example, the importance of the fit factor.  The audience will learn about: 1) What exactly are recruiters looking for in résumés, 2) What about the issue of discrimination, 3) What are companies’ unwritten little secrets about hiring, 4) What are the various interview types, and 5) What other tricks and traps do job seekers encounter.  More information is available at http://www.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.

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