Job seekers often get nervous thinking about networking. On one hand, they know networking is how most people find their next position. But they believe certain ideas, myths actually, that make them fearful of walking into a room of people they don’t know.
Alex Freund, a successful career and interviewing coach, will examine these myths about networking, and demonstrate how to let them go. Freund, known as the “landing expert,” will speak at PSGCNJ’s general meeting on Monday, October 13 on “Why Bother Networking.”
Freund will address these questions and more:
- What is networking?
- How to network effectively, with whom and where?
- What are the common barriers to networking?
His goal is to help people in transition understand how to overcome their fears and become better at networking.
Alex Freund, a successful career and interviewing coach, is prominent in several on- and off-line job-search networking groups, conducts workshops on effective resume development and use of LinkedIn in the job-search process, teaches a career development seminar, and publishes a blog designed especially for job seekers.
He is widely known through this area for a free directory of job-search networking groups he publishes that covers Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York City area. To contact Alex or to learn more about his services, visit his web site at http://www.landingexpert.com
Hear Alex Freund speak at PSGCNJ’s general meeting on Monday, October 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, located at 48 West High Street, Somerville. Be sure to bring business cards, and be prepared to network.
Parking: Please refrain from parking in the church parking lot. • Free, unmetered parking is available on the church-side of West High Street and some of the side streets encircling the church. • Metered parking is available across the street of the church on West High Street and in municipal lots. Please put enough coins in the meter; a parking ticket in Somerville Borough costs $24! • Please do not park in the handicapped spaces in the church parking lot or driveway unless you have a wheelchair symbol placard or license plate. Avoid the private lot across the street from the church and the school lot down the block.
PSGCNJ general meetings are always free and open to the public. If you can’t make it to this meeting, then visit our website http://www.psgcnj.biz for information about upcoming events.