Upcoming Networking Events!

Sunday, December 7th 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 fourth segment of a four part workshop titled: Interview, Cultivate Offers, and Negotiate. Every discussion with a hiring manager should be considered an interview. Your role in the discussion is to position your skills, talents, and experiences as a solution to the challenges they face in their organizations. Your task is to cultivate an offer by helping the hiring manager see you in that role, and eventually make you an offer. Professionals will also help with questions following the presentation. The workshop is at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, One Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, in the lower church meeting room. All are welcome! For additional information, please call Carol Shea at 1-201-447-4215 or Tom Lewis at 1-201-445-1864.

Monday, December 8th from 7:00 am – 9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7 Group will host Tucker Mays, co-author of Fired at 50: How to Overcome the Greatest Executive Job Search Challenge, plus co-founder, principle and executive coach of Darien-based OptiMarket, will give a presentation titled: How to Determine Your Objective. The Most Difficult Decision in the Job Search. The role of HR gatekeepers is to exclude candidates. They scan for objectives that resonate with their company goals and expectations. If jobseekers do not have powerful, compelling objectives, their resumes are rejected. Tucker will first help jobseekers understand their objectives and then help them express their objectives in a clear concise statement. 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, December 8th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host William LaChance and Carla Fallone who will give a presentation titled: Key Financial Planning for Those in a Career Transition or Entrepreneurs: Bring the Global Perspective Local. 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, December 8th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Mim Anzolut, who will give a presentation titled: Writing a Winning Resume. Mim will discuss how to write a resume that will give you a competitive edge. Learn how to make your resume reader-friendly, connect your experience with job descriptions, and highlight your achievements. Get tips in the art of writing cover letters and thank you letters. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Monday, December 8th from 1:15 – 2:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special meeting for Job Seekers titled: Download a Customized Company List for Contacts. Find Companies and Executive contacts for your next job. Search by industry as well as location, size, and sales. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Monday, December 8th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Special combined networking event of The Career Networking Group, and GenY Networking Group, who will host Vicki Gaddy, Vice President of Talent Services at BioNJ, who will give a presentation titled: Get Traction Now: How to Think and Act Differently in the Job Market. Ignite your job search, light a fire and remove the box. Come learn effective strategies to give your search new life and hear about successful steps you can take to get traction and get moving with your career. Bring an open mind and be prepared to think differently. Regardless of the stage of your career, you will come away with actionable steps that will make a difference. For additional information or to register, please contact Joe Finazzo at joseph.finazzo@yahoo.com. The meeting will be at Mountainside Library, 2 Constitution Plaza, Mountainside, NJ 07092.

Monday, December 8th, from 6:30 – 8:45 pm, The Warren Financial Executive Network Group (FENG) 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. 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, December 9th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Renee Rosenberg, who will give a presentation titled: To Send a Resume or Not. Renee will discusses the purpose of a resume, how should it be organized, and resume alternative. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Tuesday, December 9th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm: The Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) will host an interactive panel discussion on the Best Practices For Working With Recruiters. Join us for an in-person, interactive panel discussion which will provide insight on best practices for working with recruiters and corporations, along with discussing hiring trends in today’s job market. Panel members include: John Barry, Owner and President of ITech Consulting Partners, Yauhann Billimoria, Talent Acquisition Operations Manager for Boehringer Ingelheim, and Victoria Castellano-Coogan, founder of Avanti Staffing Inc. The panel will discuss the process used to screen and qualify candidates as well as misconceptions that have surfaced in regards to the process. Other discussion topics may include recommendations for candidates, social media and networking. Please come prepared with questions to ask the panel. Questions can be sent ahead of time to Amanda@itechcp.com. 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, December 9th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Maria Guida, who will give a presentation titled: Speak With the Poise, Passion, and Persuasive Power of a Broadway Actor. Maria shares actors’ performance strategies that help you command attention and speak with real persuasive power. Whenever you speak for business, you are on stage. Maria shares actors’ performance skills that help corporate professionals command attention and persuade their listeners — in the office, boardroom, courtroom, on camera, and wherever it counts. Attendees learn how to enhance their professional image by using vocal performance and demeanor to project authority, authenticity, and approachability — to take stage, captivate business listeners, and generate business. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Tuesday, December 9th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host a Special Alumni Session. This special session is set aside to hear and learn from a number of 2014 graduates of Career Forum; these are folks who landed positions during the course of the year. More important, they want to share with you ideas that worked for them and can work for you as you search for that next position. This is always a fun evening and we hope to see you there. If you come, you may want to bring a couple of treats to share with those in attendance. 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, December 10th from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon: The Professional Service Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Paul Hatrak, a certified business coach, who will give a presentation titled: Communicate for Success. Paul will discuss how to understand your own behavioral style, recognize the behavioral style of others, plus adapt and blend your style for more effective communication. By not tailoring activities to each person’s style, you may be missing out many opportunities to strengthen personal and professional relationships. Paul will lead an interactive discussion to help understand the universal language of DISC – Dominance – Influence – Steadiness – Compliance. 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, December 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, December 10th from 3:15 – 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will offer a program titled: Business Plan Research Workshop. Provides research guidance specifically tailored to your particular business plan. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, December 10th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Robert Hellmann, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Become the Perfect Candidate: Tap into the Hidden Job Market. Frustrated by a lack of response from job ads, or feel like you are having trouble competing with your fellow job-seekers to get interviews? Then this workshop is for you. Many job seekers rely too much on ads or recruiting firms to get interviews and do not put enough time into networking and contacting people directly. In fact, in today’s economy most jobs are landed using latter two approaches. Building and leveraging your network becomes even more important when you are less than the perfect candidate for highly competitive jobs. Robert will present a strategy and specific techniques that you can apply immediately to improve results in your search. The discussion includes: 1) How to build and use your network effectively, 2) How to get meetings by contacting people directly who you don’t know, 3) How to increase your response rate with ads and recruiting firms, 4) Seven things to include in emails or cover letters, to get the meetings you want, 5) How to structure a networking meeting, 6) Specific verbiage and phrases you should use in your communications, and 7) How to diagnose and jump-start a stalled job search. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, December 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.

Wednesday, December 10th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Hillsdale Career Resource Ministry Network Group is hosting a Christmas and Holiday Gathering. This month’s topic will be SUPPORTING each other on the home front while in transition. Bring your significant other, spouse, or a friend and join us in celebrating being together. As we head into an exciting New Year, we can all use a little support from those we love and care about. Janelle presented a hugely successful and informative program for many of the network groups in Westchester and Northern NJ called Support for Spouses during Employment Transition after September 11th, 2001. Today, this topic has taken on many different landscapes. With John and Gary’s wisdom and help, Janelle will give some pointers on how to get everyone involved in a most positive way. Support for Spouses during Employment Transition (SSET) is specifically designed to help families during times of employment transition. We help couples deal with the daily stresses that unemployment or underemployment can add to any relationship. We help couples understand the emotions that both are experiencing. We help the spouse to understand the search process, and together we develop strategies that will create a cooperative and motivating environment that can improve the efficiency and success of the job search. Whether you are unemployed, living with someone who is unemployed, or you wish to attend as a couple, we welcome you. Mikey Beyda Photography, will also be with us to take pictures for your Linkedin photo or update the one you have for the NEW YEAR. 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, December 11th, from 9:30 – 11:30 am: Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of New Jersey will host Arne Salkin, who will give a presentation titled: Advanced Features of LinkedIn: Research, Find, Target, and Land. Arne will discuss the use of LinkedIn’s advanced features to go beyond the 100 entry search limit. Focus on the people you really want to reach, find smaller firms in your industry, research jobs, events, and groups. Do not get left behind. Take advantage of this great resource in your job search. To register, e-mail Beverly Feldman at bfeldman@jvsnj.org or call: 1-973-674-0871 by noon, 12/10/2014. The meeting is at the Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany, NJ 07981. Turn right at the sign for Golds’ gym.

Thursday, December 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, December 11th, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm: The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is pleased to welcome David Schuchman to discuss: Uncover the Hidden Job Market. About 70% of available positions are not even advertised or posted. In this wonderfully entertaining presentation, David helps you learn how uncover and discover many of those. Additional information is available at: http://ctpnj.org/. The meeting is at Temple Emanuel, 1101 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.

Thursday, December 11th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: NNJ ASTD 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 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://astd1113.eventbrite.com. The meeting is at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

Friday, December 12th from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host will host George Pace, who will give a presentation titled: Using Twitter for You Job Search. Learn how to use this powerful social media tool to enhance your job search. Visit the PSG of Mercer County website at http://www.psgmc.org to learn about the numerous resources available there. The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Friday, December 12th from 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon: The Mount Laurel Library will host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: Getting Yourself a Job: Here’s How. Alex will discuss the various aspects of job hunting, what works and what does not. Examples will include the résumé, the interview, how to read the interviewer’s body language, how the hiring decision gets made, certain influencing factors, why so many facets of the job search are counter-intuitive, and what it takes to be more credible during the interview. Please register in advance on the library’s website. If there are any questions, please contact Joan M Serpico at 1-856-234-7319 x314. The meeting is at the Mount Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.

Friday, December 12th 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: 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.

Saturday, December 13th from 7:30 – 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host John Hadley, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Turn Interviews Into Offers. 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 the interview as a Question and Answer session and expect to get hired. No matter how much you have worked on crafting powerful answers, if all you do is respond to my questions, you will not get the offer. Your job as the candidate is to transform the interview into an influential conversation, digging deeply into the challenges and presenting results in that context, so that you are seen as a key solution. John will share key strategies and techniques that his clients have used to successfully navigate the interview minefield, and to secure job offers they were thrilled with. 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.

Saturday, December 13th from 12:30 noon – 2:00 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.

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/events/calendar?location=65 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.

Free Pro Bono Career Coaching. Career Coaching is a PRO BONO / FREE service available to job seekers who wish to focus an existing job search strategy and/or gain insight on how to craft an effective self-marketing plan. Each session is comprised of a 50 minute meeting with a volunteer Job Coach at SIBL’s Madison Avenue location. To make an appointment for a PRO BONO / FREE coaching session, please visit:

http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30075466

Please provide your name, phone number, e-mail address, and specific goals. If you do not have an e-mail address, please input noemail@email.com when prompted. Once booked, an e-mail confirmation and follow-up reminder will be sent to the e-mail address provided. In addition, you may also receive a courtesy telephone call confirming your appointment. If you have any questions, please contact the Job Search Central Manager at jscnypl@nypl.org or call 1-212-592-7006.

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!

Wednesday, December 10, 3:00 to 4:30 pm. The Bronxville Career Network (BCN) is pleased to announce the next meeting of the Accountability Group. Accountability Groups are informal peer-to-peer coaching sessions on resume review, interviewing, networking and related job hunting topics. Facilitated by Russell Kenny, who can be reached at rbk57000@rocketmail.com. For a Google map of the location, click on the following link: http://bit.ly/BCNatRCB. The meeting is at The Reformed Church of Bronxville, in the beautiful Copenhaver Room, 180 Pondfield Road, at the corner of Midland Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708.

 

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