Networking Events for November

November 2014 Networking Events
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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.

Saturday, November 1st from 8:30 – 11:00 am: Careers in Transition (CIT) meeting. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech about themselves — who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (2-3), how the group can help you, and how you can help the group. This is followed by a short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourself to and exchange business cards. The group then divides into smaller teams for: 1) Resume Assistance, (Please bring 15 copies of your resume if you want it reviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search related topics. CIT meets the first and third Saturday of each month except holidays. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

Monday, November 3rd from 7:00 am – 9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7 Group will host Stanley Witkow, a career counselor, who will give a presentation titled: Perfecting your Elevator Speech. 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, November 3rd from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Larry Maglin, who will give a presentation titled: How To Build Your Personal Network. Additional information is available at: http://www.psgcnj.biz. PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
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Monday, November 3rd from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition will host Judy Scherer, who will give a presentation titled: Topic to be Determined. For additional information, please contactNNJ_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, November 3rd 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://bcnc61.eventbrite.com. The group meets the first Monday of the month, except holidays. The meeting is at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, 1 International Boulevard, Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Tuesday, November 4th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Temple B’nai Shalom will host Rod Colon, author, radio show host, and career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Give Up or Get Up, Your Choice. Feel like you could use some additional motivation and some out of the box ideas that are sure to reinvigorate your job campaign. Want to learn how to manage your career as a business and develop the mental toughness to keep going. Rod will discuss how to win the race for the 21st century jobs. To register, e-mail Placement@jvsnj.org or call: 1-973-674-0871 by noon, 10/3/2014. The meeting is at Temple B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052

Tuesday, November 4th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm: The Newtown Career Networking Group will host Jessica Federman, president of Mindshuffle Marketing, who will give a presentation titled: Networking through Digital Media. Networking is the shortest and surest route to getting your dream job. Use as many channels as you can to deliver your value proposition, and get closer to the elusive hiring manager. During this session Jessica will show us the appropriate social media platforms to use in an effective job search and how to use them advance the march to your next position. 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, November 4th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: How to Introduce Yourself. 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, November 5th from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon: The Professional Service Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Eli Amdur, a career coach and columnist for the Bergen Record, who will give a presentation titled: Changing the Narrative: How We Should Be Talking and Thinking in a Strong Job Market. PSGMC general meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays. 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, November 5th 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: The Paradigm Shift in Job Search: Marketing Yourself To The Decision-Maker. John will discuss techniques for getting the attention of hiring managers. The discussion includes: 1) Just Who Is It That Makes the Decisions, 2) Finding the Decision-makers, There Are Almost Always More Than One, 3) Email, Voicemail, LinkedIn, and SnailMail… Oh, My, 4) Catching Attention: It Has To Be About Them, 5) It is All About The Message, By Which I Mean: Value, and 6) Getting the Call-back, or Actually Following Up. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, November 5th 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, November 5th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm: The Bernards Township Library who offer a special presentation titled: Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies Using ReferenceUSA. 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. You can register online at: http://www.bernardslibrary.org or by calling 908.204.3031, x 116. The meeting is at the Bernards Township Library, 32 South Maple Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Wednesday, November 5th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostWin Sheffield, a career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Your Story: The Key to Engaging Your Audience For Your Career. In a competitive job market which has a largely corporate complexion, it is good to be able to distinguish yourself from the competition. The most effective way to accomplish this is to lead with your strengths and to show your accomplishments. The medium of story allows us to convey our value and communicate with those that can assist us or employ us. In this interactive talk, coach Win Sheffield will describe developing the trajectory of your stories to attract and engage your listener. By learning the basics of telling the story of your accomplishments in the language of your listener you will: 1) Be able to use your contacts with others to develop your ideas of what interests you, 2) Answer interviewers’ questions so that they see your value to their organization, and 3) Inspire confidence in your listener and demonstrate your value to them. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, November 5th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: GenY Networking Group will host will host Speaker and Topic to Be Determined. 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, November 5th from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Developing Your Resume. Learn about: 1) The message: What do I want to communicate, 2) Resume Styles: functional, chronological, etc. and 3) Summarizing PAR’s (Problem, Action, Result). 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, November 6th 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.

Thursday, November 6th 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 New York StartUP 2015November 6th 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.

Thursday, November 6th from 7:25 – 10:00 pm: The Employment Assistance Resource Networking (EARN) Group will host: Ed McCabe, Senior Trainer and Executive Job Coach at Lee Hecht Harrison, who will give a presentation titled: Key Milestones of an Effective Job Search Strategy. Ed will discuss job search strategy, and the tactics which today’s job seekers will need to land a position. Four key subjects, or tactical milestones, will be the focus of this month’s presentation, which will include: 1) Determine Your Target — the strategy of a job search; 2) Get the Message Out — how to effectively communicate that you are looking for work; 3) Talk With the Hiring Manager — how to impress a hiring manager in a thirty minute conversation; and 4) Interview and Cultivate Offers — closing the deal. Additional information is available on EARN’s website at: http://www.earnatstpats.com. Themeeting is at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, in the lower level of the new church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

Friday, November 7th from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Nailah Sta. Ana, a Recruiting Manager, who will give a presentation titled:Topic to Be Determined. 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, November 8th from 7:30 – 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host Joe Himelfarb, who will give a presentation titled: Selling Yourself. Aristotle believed an important skill any person could have was the ability to influence. Have you ever had to convince your colleagues, department heads, or company executives to try a different tactic in acquiring new business? Ever have to get your friends to agree on which restaurant to eat at or which movie to see? Ever tried to get your customers to buy your stuff? Ever tried to get your kids to behave a certain way? Ever go on a job interview? Join us for a thought provoking and highly interactive program that will demystify your views of selling and help you to better sell yourself. Learn how you can apply the theories and techniques of selling as you search for work (Hint: no rocket science involved, but Rocket Scientists can surely benefit). Hear new ideas about old job search techniques that can help focus your attention on the job at hand. Learn how to put a different spin on the activities you currently perform so you can distinguish yourself from the other applicants vying for the position you want. Make the person interviewing you feel glad they met you. And, make your new employer wonder how they ever got along without you. 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.

Sunday, November 9th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will host Ed McCabe, a Lee, Hecht, Harrison career coach, and Rich Kritzer who will present the third segment of a four part workshop titled:Get Your Message Out – NETWORKING. Getting the message out about who you are and what you have to offer to people who are likely to hire you is at the heart of the job search process. This technique is often referred to as Networking. 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, November 10th from 7:00 am – 9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7 Group will host Marc Halpert, who will give a presentation on LinkedIn. For further information, contact Ed Thomas at 203-981-4648 orejjthomasjr@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, November 10th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Linda Trignano, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: How To Speak About Yourself. Additional information is available at: http://www.psgcnj.biz. PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.

Monday, November 10th, from 6:30 – 8:45 pm, The Warren Financial Executive Network Group (FENG) will hostAlex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: Networking Leading to Interviews. Sixty to eighty percent of people get their job via networking. Yet, for some networking is very challenging. Others do it, somewhat reluctantly and not very effectively. The audience will learn about: 1) How to improve one’s networking skills, 2) What conditions should one create that lend themselves to bonding and sharing, 3) How to communicate in order to get referrals, 4) How to use a simple script which one can start using immediately, and 5) About five easy steps to follow in order to get high-level contacts. By understanding the divergent vantage points of the candidate vis-à-vis the hiring manager one can better prepare for this demanding interaction called interview. 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.

Monday, November 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm: The Career Networking Group will host John Genovese, a marketing technology strategist, who will give a presentation titled: Polite Persistence: Stay-in-Touch Strategies. The job market is more competitive than ever. In a world where multiple people have similar skill sets, the jobs are not always just granted to those most qualified but also to those who can strategically stay in touch with the right people at the right time, when the job is available. In this presentation you will learn: 1) How to find the right people to stay in touch with for finding the job you want, 2) How to sell yourself via electronic communications, email, social media, etc, and 3) How to build and structure a follow up system that gets results and is not annoying. Register online at http://www.scotlib.org; call 1-908-322-5007 ext. 204 or e-mail library@scotlib.org. The meeting will be at the Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

Tuesday, November 11th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Career Development Center and Office of Alumni Relations have gathered a distinguished Panel of Five Leading HR and Hiring Managers to discuss: What Skills Employers Are Looking For. Eli Amdur will moderate the panel, which includes: Jennifer Hanson, Recruitment Account Manager at GlaxoSmithKline, Domenick Saglimbeni, Partner at Flackman, Goodman and Potter, Nicolas Scarpa, Associate Director of HR and Compensation at ITHAKA, Robin Solow,Director of Talent Acquisition-Human Resources, Global Manufacturing and Sourcing at Ralph Lauren, and Kathy Wertalik, Human Resources Supervisor at United Parcel Services. Click on the following link to register: Career Panel. The meeting will be at Fairleigh Dickinson’s Wilson Auditorium in Dickinson Hall, 140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, NJ 07601.

Tuesday, November 11th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm: The Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) will host Stacey Cohen, founder of Co-Communications, Inc, who will give a presentation titled: Keys to Build a Winning Personal Brand. Personal branding is not just for celebrities like Lady Gaga or business moguls like Donald Trump, it is key to any professional’s success. Recognizing what makes you unique and strategically marketing yourself in a highly competitive market place is key. From the business owner to career transitioner to CEO, crafting and communicating your personal brand is paramount. With the surge of online search and social media platforms, it is more important than ever to leverage an eye-catching brand. This workshop will provide insights into building and communicating a winning personal brand. The following topics will be covered: 1) Discover your Brand, 2) Developing your Unique Value, 3) Understanding your Target Audience, and 4) Overview of Communication strategies and tactics. For additional information call John Barry at 1-203-270-0051 or john@itechcp.com. NFP meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. 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, November 11th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host will host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Interview…You Are Onstage. This presentation is highly participative by the audience. It identifies the four elements that interviewers focus on and involves demonstration, plus audience member mock interviews. It is entertaining, and many unknowns get exposed and explained. 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, November 12th 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, November 12th 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, November 13th 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 New York 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.

Thursday, November 13th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: NNJ ASTD will host Tony Calabrese, a Certified Five O’Clock Club Career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Career Change, Should I or Shouldn’t I. Are you extremely unhappy in your current job? Are opportunities in your profession getting less and less? Is there a lifelong dream you have never fulfilled? Have you reached a point in your life where you are looking to make a change? While career change is never easy, more and more individuals are facing the prospect each day. Career and Job Search coach Tony Calabrese will share thoughts on what you need to consider when changing careers, ways to evaluate what you may want to do next and being aware of how you present yourself is as much a factor in the change, than the skill sets themselves you possess. For additional information, contact Alicja Lisnow ata_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://astd1113.eventbrite.com. The meeting is at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

Friday, November 14th from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host John Hadley, a Career Search Counselor, who will give a presentation titled:The Influential Conversation. Many candidates are so focused on the best answers to interview questions; they forget what is most important to do in an interview. You cannot treat an interview as a Q and A session and expect to get hired. You need to transform the interview into an influential conversation, digging deeply into the interviewer’s challenges so that you are seen as a key solution! In this interactive workshop, John will share a model for conducting a truly influential conversation that will let you have: 1) Job interviews that set you apart from all other candidates, 2) Networking conversations that truly engage your contacts, and 3) Meetings with consulting prospects that motivate them to take action. 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, November 15th from 8:15 – 10:30 am: The Saint Gregory the Great Networking Group (SGGNG) will host: Ed Andriessen, CEO of Business Training Resource, who will give a presentation titled: Fishing in a Dry Pond. Ed will discuss how to match your skills and expertise with high growth industries. He will answer important questions about: 1) How to conduct market research for a job search and avoid fishing in a dry pond, 2) Why job market research before you start, what are the key elements and where to the information, 3) What are the hot jobs and how do you get training for them, and 4) Online resources for new job titles, descriptions and responsibilities. Additional information at: http://stgregorythegreatchurch.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=283. The meeting is at Saint Gregory the Great’ Church, in the Parish Center, O’Connor Hall, at 4680 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690.

Saturday, November 15th from 8:30 – 11:00 am: Careers in Transition (CIT) meeting. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech about themselves — who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (2-3), how the group can help you, and how you can help the group. This is followed by a short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourself to and exchange business cards. The group then divides into smaller teams for: 1) Resume Assistance, (Please bring 15 copies of your resume if you want it reviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search related topics. CIT meets the first and third Saturday of each month except holidays. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

Monday, November 17th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Victor S. Manganaro, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Effective Communication Through Imagination Workshop. Additional information is available at: http://www.psgcnj.biz. PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.

Monday, November 17th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Bruce A. Hurwitz, CEO of Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, who will give a presentation titled: Conducting an Effective Job Search. Bruce will offer a simple, yet effective, way to conduct an effective job search. Based on his decades’ experience as an executive recruiter and career counselor, he will reveal to attendees his secrets to not just finding jobs, but creating jobs, securing job offers, and successfully negotiating employment agreements. The presentation is based on his books, Success! As Employee and Entrepreneur and A Hooker’s Guide to Getting a Job: Parables from the Real World of Career Counseling and Executive Recruiting. A raffle will be held amongst attendees, the winner of which will receive the book of their choice. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Monday, November 17th from 6:00 – 8:45 pm: The Westchester Networking Organization (WNO) will host: Donna Held, Recruiter and Career Coach at Career Techniques Inc, who will give a presentation titled: Ask the Recruiter. Donna will be conducting an open question-and-answer session on topics ranging from: interviewing skills, salary negotiation, targeting your search in today’s job market, cover letter and resume writing, and techniques for working with both corporate and staffing firm recruiters. This is your chance to ask those tough questions and prepare yourself to respond in a supportive environment. Donna suggests you send her your resume, and, if you wish, any additional question or topics, a few days prior to the meeting. Send todheld@CTECHNY.com and note “WNO Meeting 11/17 in the subject line. Donna will address as many topics and questions that meeting time allows. Additional information is available on WNO’s website at:http://wno.weebly.com. For your information, the WNO hosts meetings on the third Monday of each month. Please register in advance at http://WNO20141117.eventbrite.com. WNO hosts meetings on the third Monday of each month. The meeting will be at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

Monday, November 17th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm: The Sayreville Public Library will host Dr. Colleen Georges, a career and life coach, who will give a presentation titled: Job Search and Networking Techniques. Colleen will share her tips for successfully searching for a job in this tough job market. Click here to View a video of Dr. Georges to learn more about her! To register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 1-732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online. The meeting is at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.

Tuesday, November 18th 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: 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.

Tuesday, November 18th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm: The Newtown Career Networking Group will host Nick Fox, who will give a presentation titled: Combining Digital and Social Networking Into Your Job Search. Nick will show us how we can learn which companies are hiring, what issues are trending, how they impact these companies and possibly what they are doing about it. Together, this knowledge and your ideas create an opportunity to ask for a meeting to make suggestions and offer proposals that can result in a new position. Likewise, you can convey your own messages through the media that show you as an active member of a contemporary community that adds value by commenting, suggesting, and assisting others in your areas of personal and professional expertise. By combining these digital tools with your social networking activities, you will soon be on your way to that dream job you set out for. 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, November 18th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: How to Get Past the First Interview. 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, November 19th 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, November 19th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostDavid Lees, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Interview with Confidence. David will discuss the job interviewing process and tools you can use to effectively stand out from other candidates. This pro-active approach will help you better manage the job interview. You will learn: 1) The big secret to communicating and managing interviews, 2) How best to be prepared prior to your interview, and 3) How to answer those troubling questions before you begin interviewing, and 4) The three steps to score points while interviewing. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, November 19th 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 New York StartUP! 2015 Business Plan Competition 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, November 19th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: GenY Networking Group will host will host Speaker and Topic to Be Determined. 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, November 19th from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled:Understanding Networking. The following topics will be discussed: 1) What is it, 2) How does it work, 3) Techniques to manage an effective network, and 4) Overcoming networking fears. 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, November 20th 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.

Friday, November 21st from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Speaker and Topic To Be Determined. Visit the PSG of Mercer Countywebsite to learn about the numerous resources available there. The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Monday, November 17th 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.biz. PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.

Monday, November 24th 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.

Tuesday, November 25th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lynnell Lindsay, an HR professional,who will give a presentation titled: Myers Briggs Style in Career 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.

Friday, November 28th from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Speaker and Topic To Be Determined. Visit the PSG of Mercer Countywebsite to learn about the numerous resources available there. The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

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!

Tuesdays, from 9:30 – 11:30 am. The Willow Grove Job Search Work Team (JSWT), led by Tony Calabrese, a Five O’Clock Club Certified Career Coach, provides an open forum for attendees to discuss their search efforts and other career-related topics that are of common interest to the group. Each week, the group chooses topics that are relevant to their search efforts. Tony facilitates the discussion, while group members provide feedback, support, guidance and advice. For more information, e-mail Tony at tony@absolutetransitions.com. The meeting is held at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, in the Kiep Lounge, upper level of the church, at 1361 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076.

Wednesdays, from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, located at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042. A nonsectarian job-search, career-change and support group meets; various speakers deliver on topics such as: recognizing your accomplishments, resumes, and networking. For a schedule of upcoming presentations, click on their link at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/,or call (973) 783-3442 for additional information.

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