MTG – TUESDAY, September 24th
Recruiter Night Out
Raffle: Donated by Razzino Associates
On Tuesday evening, September 24th, MIS Network Associates (MNA), IT-Networking, the
ETP Network, TENG, The Breakfast Club of NJ, Monmouth Networking, and Careers In Transition ( CIT) will host a combined Recruiter Night Out dinner meeting for members, alumni, friends, and guests at The Holiday Inn in Totowa, NJ. The Recruiter Night Out will include a dialogue with a panel of four recruiters from the venues listed below responding to pre-published questions and ad hoc inquiries from the dinner meeting attendees:
- Contingency: Brad Schweon – Schweon Associates
- Consulting: Rick Kilcoyne -- CM Select
- Conslt/Contingcy Leslie Martin -- Gotham Technology Grp
- Conslt/Contingcy: Wanda Megaro -- G45 Consulting
The panel will be moderated by Mike Palestina – Black River Group.
Mike is a Certified Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant and Facilitator who partners with senior executives, managers and leaders to inspire and enhance individual's attitudes, behaviors and performance resulting in increased employee engagement and retention. These shifts ultimately contribute to successfully reaching desired goals and exceeding individual and organizational expectations.
Mike combines more than 28 years of practical Fortune 500 business leadership experience (in a variety of functional areas including Marketing and Business Development, Client Implementation and Services, Project Management and Operations) with more than 350 hours of accredited coaching, emotional awareness and non-verbal communications training and 10+ years of actual coaching experience at senior levels. These diverse experiences provide Mike with a real-world appreciation of the challenges senior leaders face throughout their careers and within their organizations.
Mike is passionate about helping others modify attitudes and behaviors. His style is focused but informal, with an emphasis on partnering with clients to establish a secure, trustworthy, and relaxed environment in which to remove obstacles and achieve results. Having extensive practical business experience he blends coaching practices with mentoring, advising and counseling as well, thus providing his clients with a richer interpersonal experience in which to modify attitudes, behaviors and performance.
Unedited questions for the panel are included below. These questions are subject to editing until Friday, September 20th, when the final list will be published electronically to the previous recipients. Please return your comments on the questions to John Sampson at email@example.com ASAP. The final questions will be available in hard copy at the registration desk the evening of the dinner meeting on September 24th. Again, ad hoc questions will be accepted by the Moderator during the discussion with the panelists and Mike Palestina may have a few questions for the panelists himself.
The schedule for the dinner meeting on September 24th will be:
6:00 to 6:45 pm – Registration, "speed dating", and cash bar
6:45 to 7:15 pm - Introductions
7:15 pm - Dinner
- 8:00 pm - Panel discussion moderated by Mike Palestina
9:30 Approx – Raffle – You Must Be There To Win
The informal networking groups are so helpful in networking that we will do the "speed dating" again on the 24th before we sit down for dinner and the general introductions. Briefly, these informal "dates" consist of up to 4 people and last for 5 to 10 minutes. At the end of the 10 minutes, the groups break up and new ones are formed with different participants. Suggested dialogues for your "speed dating" encounters will be provided at the registration desk in case you are at a loss for what to say during these conversations.
There will be an opportunity to circulate up to 50 copies of your resume, personal bio, leads, or other appropriate material in a handout for each participant from the dinner.
The cost will be $45 for everyone if forwarded by mail or other to John Sampson by
COB Monday, September 23rd at 2 Blackfoot Cir, Wayne NJ 07470. Checks should be made out to John Sampson who can be reached by phone at 973-248-3251 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations can also be made by contacting Lizanne Fiorentino at email@example.com but checks must be sent directly to John.
An initial list of attendees will be emailed to all the RSVPs, members of MNA, the
ETP Network, TENG, The Breakfast Club of NJ, Monmouth Ntwkg, IT-Net, CIT and other interested parties the weekend of September 21/22 for initial review and correction. The RSVP list will facilitate networking at the September 24th event and can be used to communicate with attendees in advance or after the dinner meeting. For those attendees who are working, current work affiliation, email address, three previous companies you've worked for/consulted at, professional job interest or position availability must be included in your RSVP.
For those attendees who are in transition, three target companies should be included in your RSVP as well as the type of position you seek.
A "final" numbered RSVP list of attendees will be available along with the pre-published questions and an ID badge at the registration desk on the 24th. Your number on the final RSVP list should be part of your introduction: "I'm number x on the RSVP list …". All attendees should have their sharp, crisp, 30 second elevator speech at the ready. Too many "ahs, dees and doeses" will be cut off unceremoniously. Remember, you and your introduction will be between the rest of the attendees and dinner!
A final RSVP list of the actual attendees will be emailed to everyone who participated by
We will accept a LIMITED number of walk-ins on the 24th. Anyone who attends on the 24th and whose check has not been received by
COB on the 23rd will be charged $60 WITHOUT EXCEPTION. There will be NO refunds and no shows WILL be billed.
Again, bring 50 copies of your bio/resume, leads, or materials you wish to be included in the handout the evening of September 24th.
Directions to the Holiday Inn at One Rt 46 Westbound in Totowa can be found at www.holiday-inn.com/totowanj.
Dues are due for MNA Members.
If you would like to help out at the meeting on the 24th, volunteer to be a "Meeting Marshall". Call John Sampson at 973-248-3251 for details. We can use your help!!!
Please join us for what always is a well attended evening of lively discussion, great networking opportunities, and a chance to just catch up.
Draft Questions for Recruiters Night Out 9/24/13 (Pls edit these questions appropriately and return the results to John Sampson)
1. What is your perception of the current job market in general such as demand for IT, HR, Fin Svcs, and Eng skills for both contract and permanent senior positions ?
2. Are there any key industries to target?
a. Growth industries?
b. specific companies?
3. Do you see or anticipate any impact on hiring – in financial services or other - as a result of the subprime mortgage and liquidity crunch?
4. What are the top issues or problems that your clients are trying to solve?
a. most sought after skills?
5. When a client specifies "hands on"
a. do you ask for a clarification / definition?
b. what is your interpretation?
6. What is your/your client's policy regarding references and Social Security numbers up front? Are they required, what should a candidate do when asked for them?
7. What makes a resume click with you? Can you relate any examples? Are "T" letters important?d
8. What can a person do to differentiate themselves?
9. How important are certifications? Which ones are in the most demand?
10. How and how often should candidates stay in touch with you?
11. Do you use LinkedIn as part of your search process in looking for candidates? How often do pictures and a complete profile figure your evaluation of candidates?
12. Considering the audience tonight, and the current status of the market as you see it is there a final piece of advice you would like to offer them about dealing with Recruiters like yourselves?
MIS Ntwk Assoc Mtg Dates
Sept 24th - Tuesday - Dinner Mtg - Recruiter Night Out - Mike Palestina will Moderate the panel - Wanda Megaro G45 Consulting - Leslie Martin Gotham Technologies - Brad Schwoen Schwoen Grp - Rick Kilcoyne CMK Select
Oct 1st - Tues - Reg Mtg - 6 pm Offices of Berman Larson Kane - Bring 10 copies of your resume - Don't use GPS for Dir to BLK Offices - Go to BLK site for directions
Nov 5th - Abby Kohut - Tuesday - Dinner Mtg Recruiter Using LinkedIn
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