Sat May 4, 2013 6:51 am (PDT) . Posted by:
Listedbelow are next week's upcoming networking events. All meetings are open to thepublic, plus you are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend. Try attendingat least one or two meetings a week, what you learn there will definitely helpshorten your time in transition. Also, many of these groups convene in theevening, so it will not take time away from your daily job search activities.
Think ofthese meetings as opportunities, sort of like going to school, to learnsomething that can reduce your time in transition by gaining knowledge of jobsearch and interviewing skills needed to excel and standout from yourcompetition.
Intraveling to these meetings, consider car pooling. Not only will it reduce the cost of drivingthere, but the friendly conversation will make the ride seem to go much faster.
Ifanyone is aware of an upcoming meeting that you would like to share with thegroup, please let me know and I will gladly include it with my weekly updates.
NextWeek's Upcoming Networking Events
Monday, May 6th from 10:00am – 12:00 noon:Northern NJ Professionals in Transition will host: Alex Freund, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Interview in the 21st Century. We interpret the act of interview as we usedto know it from past years however this method of selecting the perceived idealcandidate has gone through several stages of evolution. The audience will learn about: 1) The various types of interviews,2) The thought going through the mind of theinterviewer,
Monday, May 6th from 12:00 noon - 1:30pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, who will give a presentation titled: Self-Recruiter Returning To The WorkforceAfter A Long Break Or Sabbatical. John will discuss how to overcome many of the challenges that jobseekers face when looking to rejoin the workforce after an extended leave. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.
Monday, May 6th from 5:00– 8:00 pm: The Bergen Career Networking Community (BCNC) will host anevening of Informal Networking.Employed or seeking career opportunities; become involved in a dynamicprofessional networking community, essential in today's economy for careerdevelopment and professional success. Build relationships; expand your careerand network by interacting with valuable and trusted contacts, sharing ideas,best practices, insights and perspectives in the marketplace. The meeting is atthe Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, 1 International Boulevard, Mahwah, NJ 07430.Registration required at: http://bcnc46.
Monday, May 6th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm: The Hillsborough Public Library willhost LisaChenofsky Singer, a Career Management Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Writing a Resume and Cover Letter. Learn how to write and/or refine yourresume and cover letter for your job search. Bring your current resume/coverletter copies to work on and by the end of the program, you will have the toolsnecessary for new and improved job application tools. The meeting isat the HillsboroughPublic Library, 379South Branch Road, Hillsborough Municipal Complex, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.
Monday, May 6th from 7:30 -9:00 pm: New Providence United Methodist Church will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, whowill give the first in a series of seven presentations titled: PositioningYourself in a Difficult Job Market. If you have any questions about the upcomingseminar, please call: 1-908-464-5535. The meeting is at NewProvidence United Methodist Church, 1441Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974.
Tuesday, May 7th from 10:00 am - 12:00noon: The Sayreville Public Library will host Alex Freund, a career coach, who willgive a presentation titled: Why Can't IGet That Job? This presentation deals with various detailsfocusing on the interview - for example, the importance of the fit factor. Theaudience will learn about: What exactly are recruiters looking for in résumés, Whatabout the issue of discrimination, What are companies' unwritten little secretsabout hiring, What are the various interview types, and What other tricks andtraps do job seekers encounter. For more information or to register,contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, email her at alainad@lmxac.
Tuesday, May 7th from 7:30- 9:30 pm: The CareerForum will hostLloyd Feinstein, acareer coach, who will give a presentation titled: How to Introduce Yourself. The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA,140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
Wednesday, May 8th from 9:30 am -12:00 noon: TheProfessional Support Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host PaulCecala,Coordina
Wednesday, May 8th from1:00 - 3:00 pm: TheNew 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 provideslinks to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at nocost to individuals. After taking theorientation, WorkSearch isaccessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Librarycomputers. Attendees will be shown howto download the information to a USB flash drive (Bring your own USBdrive). The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.
Wednesday, May 8th from5:30 pm - 7:30 pm:the Princeton Public Library will host SharonBancroft, who will give a presentation titled: Refresh Your Resume and Your Job Search. Whether you're in transition, considering newoptions, or looking to refresh your resume, Sharon will guide you throughcreating an effective resume and provide additional tools for a strategic jobsearch. The meeting is at the PrincetonPublic Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Wednesday, May 8th from 7:30 - 9:30pm: The HillsdaleCareer Resource Ministry Network Group will host Mr.Ed McEneneyfrom The EmploymentAssistanc
Thursday, May 9th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: NNJ ASTD will host David Haas, a FinancialAdvisor, who willgive a presentation titled: Financial Issues During Career Transitions. You've been downsized from your job and are now intransition. Maybe you were planning for this and maybe it was a total surprise.In any case you have some immediate issues to resolve. They may range from: Howdo I manage the lump-sum severance package my generous employer has given me toI am totally out of money, so how do I pay my rent/mortgage and put food on thetable? No one wants to hear the dreaded word Budget, but whatever yoursituation, proper planning will helpduring your transition. Topics which will be discussed include: Managing yourlump-sum assets during transition, The Emergency Fund, Options for income, andCash flow and budgeting. Foradditional information, contact AlicjaLisnow at a_lisnow@yahoo.
Don't miss an evening where you can expandyour network, make new friends, share knowledge with your peers, and hearhighly relevant and beneficial insights and perspectives from experts in themarketplace. The meeting is at the Cedar HillChristian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. Pleaseregister at: http://astd59.
Thursday, May 9th from 7:30- 9:30 pm: Immaculate Conception Church Employmentand Career Support Group willhost a Resume Roundtablemeeting. In today's job market, securejobs are the exception, not the norm. Having an up-to-date resume that sellsYOU and your skills is a key part of landing your next interview. Resumes oftoday go beyond just listing descriptions of what you've done in past jobs,especially for professionals with some experience. Get your resume updated andat the same time, meet new people, network and share your professionalexperie
Friday, May 10th from 10:00am - 12:00 noon:Professional Service Group of Mercer County will host Kevin Lewis and EdAndriessen, Business Marketing experts, who will give a presentationtitled: Networking: Connecting Onlineand Offline. Almost all job searchbooks, courses and coaches will tell you that Networking is the #1 tool in yourjob search to help you land a job quickly. Yet so many people in transition do not takeadvantage of networking. Gain a newperspective and build your networking skills by attending this interactivesession where Ed and Kevin will show you simple and effective models forplanning, presenting and following up with productive networking. This presentation will cover: Why networkingis important and why people don't do it more, What are the most effectiveonline networking opportunities, A simple model for responding when asked standup and tell us what you do, How to set up a networking schedule, and How toeffectively follow-up. The meeting is atthe Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Fiday, May 10th from 12:00 noon - 1:30pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Theodore Henderson, who will give a presentation titled: Summer Is The Perfect Time To Job Search. Theodore will offer tips to make the most ofyou summer job search. The meeting is atthe New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34thStreet, New York, NY 10016.
Friday, May 10th from 1:00- 2:30 pm: ThePrinceton Public Library will host HilaryMorris, a social media specialist, who will give a presentation titled: LinkedIn Basics. Hilary will discuss the elements needed inyour profile, plus how to use groups, discussions and searches to achieve yourdesired results for business networking or job searching. The meeting is at the Princeton PublicLibrary, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Saturday, May 11th from 8:00 - 10:00am: The BreakfastClub will host Joe Himmelfarb, whowill give a presentation titled: SellingYourself. Joinus for a thought provoking and highly interactive program that will demystifyyour views of selling and help you to better sell yourself. Learn how you canapply the theories and techniques of selling as you search for work. Hear newideas about old job search techniques that can help focus your attention on thejob at hand. Learn how to put a different spin on the activities you currentlyperform so you can distinguish yourself from the other applicants vying for theposition you want. Make the person interviewing you feel glad they met you, andMake your new employer wonder how they ever got along without you. 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 conferenceroom.
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