Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:57 pm (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 going to atleast 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.
Thinkof these meetings as opportunities, sort of like going to school, to learnsomething that can reduce your time in transition by gaining knowledge in jobsearch and interviewing skills needed to excel and standout from yourcompetition.
Intraveling to these meetings, consider car pooling. Not only will it reduce thecost of driving there, but the friendly conversation will make the ride seem togo much faster.
Inthe event of inclement weather, please check with the meeting organizer if thepresentation will be canceled or postponed before traveling there. Your safetyis important! Please rely on your best judgment before venturing out onslippery roads.
Nextweek I will be distributing the list of May 2014 networking events. If anyoneis aware of an upcoming meeting that you would like to share with the group,please let me know and I will gladly include it with my weekly updates. Also,if any transition support group would like to receive this list of upcomingnetworking events to share with your members, please let me know and it wouldbe my pleasure to add your group to the distribution list.
Next Week'sUpcoming Networking Events
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 radiostation at Rider University. Hosts Frank Kovacs and Wanda Ellet bring you the best career advice, no matter what stageyour career is in. Whether you are in transition, looking for a betteropportunity, or even a college student, Your Career is Calling has youcovered. Nearly every single week, theyare 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 IPhoneApps. Listeners can reach the studiowith their questions at 1-877-900-1077. In addition, interesting previous episodes areavailable at: http://comm.rider.edu/thebronc/?page_id=356.
Mondays, from 9:00 – 10:00 pm. Call in yourjob search questions every Mondaynight to a live Radio Showtitled: Own Your Career hosted by Rod Colon, on Blogtalk Radio - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ownyourcareer. Dial 1-347-857-3320 with yourquestions to get proven guidance from the # 1 career coach in the UnitedStates, specialized in the 7 Step JobSearch and author of the book Win The Race For 21st Century Jobs. Getfree coaching with challenges you encounter steering your career in the roughseas of the 21st century job market.
Saturday, April 26thfrom 8:30 - 10:30 am: The Monmouth Job Search Network Group will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, whowill give a presentation titled: AdvancedInterviewing Skills. Are you gettingjob interviews but few, if any, job offers? If so, your problem may lie in howwell you interview. This intensive workshop will cover the basics of the job interviewfrom the prospective of the Director of Human Resources. You will learnpre-interview strategies, how to handle stress and non-stress questions, how tosell yourself, how to avoid talking to much, how to take notes during theinterview, how to maintain your concentration, ways of evaluating how well youdid, strategies for closing the sale, and much more. Learn these techniques, use them to make iteasier for an employer to see your value, and give yourself the boost in yourcareer that you deserve. The meeting is atChrist Church, 90 Kings Hwy, Middletown,NJ 07748.
Monday, April 28thfrom 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition will host:will host Judy Scherer, a careercounselor and strategist, who will give a presentation titled: Your Next Best Job. For additionalinformation, please contact NNJ_PIT@yahoogroups.com. Aschedule of upcoming meeting dates is available at: www.bit.ly/prof-in-trans_2014. The meeting is at the Maplewood PublicLibrary, 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
Monday, April 28thfrom 10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will hosta special meeting titled: SpeedNetworking - Broadening Your Connections. Additional information is available at: www.psgcnj.org. The meeting will be at First United MethodistChurch of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
Monday, April 28thfrom 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host Theodore Henderson,who will give a presentation titled: TwitterTakes Your Job Search to the Next Level. Theodore will discuss why using Twitter as agreat tool for your job hunt and for learning, networking, and making yourselfknown. Twitter and Facebook to job-hunt?Facebook is emerging as a leading social network for job hunting. But jobseekers are not the only ones turning to social media, recruiters are, also.According to industry information 86 percent of recruiters say they seek outpotential candidates' social media profiles, and that means Twitter andFacebook are tools to use. The meetingis at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Monday, April 28thfrom 6:30 - 8:30 pm: The Career Networking Group will host KennethLang, a Business Analyst, whowill give the second part of a two part presentation titled: LinkedInJob Search Best Practices. Personalconnections and recommendations are tops when it comes to landing a job orscouting your next career move. LinkedIn is the hottest online tool availableto make essential connections and focus your job search. Do you know how tomake LinkedIn work for you? This instructional presentation shows you how tomaximize your time and energy using LinkedIn. Register online at www.scotlib.org; call 1-908-322-5007 x204 ore-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Themeeting will be at the Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave., ScotchPlains, NJ 07076.
Monday, April 28thfrom 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Temple Community Network (TCN) will host a panel of franchise experts, including: FrankDunne (Moderator) -Franchise Specialist with FranNet, PaulHatrak - Certified Business Performance Coach and Trainer with Focal Point,and Kaz Begonja - Area Developer,Cell Phone Repair Franchise, who will give a presentation titled: InvestingIn Your Future Through Business Ownership. Owning a business can be areal alternative in today's new career paradigm. By offering proven systemsthat can be leveraged, franchising may be just the right vehicle to help youachieve financial independence, self-worth, and satisfaction. The panel willdiscuss key business ownership considerations, the basics of franchising, bustits myths and address whether/how it can meet YOUR needs, wants and goals.Topics covered will include: 1) Is it time to start a franchise business, 2) Isowning a franchise right for you, 3) Franchising's rewards and risks, 4) Whichresearch practices are best, and 5) How affordable is owning a franchise andhow can I finance the opportunity. Themeeting is at Barnert Temple, 747 Route 208 South, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417.
Tuesday, April29th from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: JewishFamily Service (JFS) of Central New Jersey will host by Sheri Brown, a career specialist, whowill give a presentation titled: Focusing Your Job Search For Quick Results. Theprogram will discuss the following topics: 1) Social Media, what to use and forwhat purpose, 2) Applicant Tracking Systems, what are they and how will theyhelp my job search, 3) Resumes, one size does not fit all, 4) The 5 W's ofNetworking, 6) Where are all the jobs, and how do I find them, and 7) Winningthe Inner Game, how to maintain your self-confidence during the job searchprocess. To register, please contactSheri Brown at SheriB@jfscentralnj.org, or 1-908-352-8375. The meeting is at the JFS Office, 655Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ. 07208.
Tuesday, April 29thfrom 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Librarywill host Renee Rosenberg, who willgive a presentation titled: A Three PartJob Search: Wanting, Ouching, Winning. Renee will take you through thesteps needed to conduct an organized and productive job search. The meeting isat the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Tuesday, April29th from 7:30 - 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, whowill give a presentation titled: How toIntroduce Yourself. For moreinformation contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or email email@example.com. The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA,140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Wednesday, April30th from 10:00 - 11:30 am: The Westport Public Librarywill host Michael Ray, aReferenceUSA trainer from Infogroup, who will give a presentation titled: Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: CareerSearch Strategies using ReferenceUSA. ReferenceUSA is a valuable online resource available to Westport Libraryusers. In this seminar, Michael will demonstrate how anyone investigating acareer change or looking for employment can use this tool effectively. Use thedatabase to look for job postings, identify companies that interest you, findnames of key executives and prepare yourself for effective interviews. This presentation will be recorded and thepodcast can be viewed 24/7, from the comfort of your home at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/search-results?podcast_terms=jobseeker. Additional information is available on thelibrary's website at: www.westportlibrary.org. The meeting is at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road,Westport, CT 06880.
Wednesday, April30th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industryand Business Library will offer a program titled: WorkSearch Orientation. Areyou a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is anonline 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 toregistrants through the Internet, or through Library computers. Attendees will be shown how to download theinformation 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, NY10016.
Wednesday, April30th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host Win Sheffield, acareer Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Handle Difficult Interview Questions By Sharing Your Accomplishments. Win will offer tips for answering toughinterview questions, such as: 1) What will you be doing in five years, 2) Tellme about your worst boss, 3) What is your biggest weakness, 4) What would yourcolleagues say about your leadership, 5) What sets you apart from others, and6) Behavioral interview questions. Theseand other queries strike terror in the hearts of interviewees everywhere. Butthey do not need to. Career coach Win Sheffield believes that by being wellgrounded in your accomplishments and with a bit of good technique, any questionan interviewer asks can be turned to your advantage. Attend this talk and gainconfidence in your interviewing. Themeeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 MadisonAvenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Wednesday, April30th from 7:30 - 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a programtitled: Recognizing Your Accomplishments. Identifying your accomplishments - really getting toknow your strengths - can be an important and rewarding task. Accomplishmentssummarize what you have done successfully in the past and are a good indicatorof what you are capable of doing in the future. Sometimes we take ouraccomplishments for granted. By expecting them to be dramatic achievements, weoverlook some of the simple accomplishments that have made us effective in ourwork and in our lives. Consistently completing assignments on time, findingmore efficient ways to do something, research skills and creativity are allaccomplishments, even though we might not recognize them as such. At thismeeting, learn to: 1) Know and understand yourself, 2) How to make a personalassessment inventory, 3) Am I who I think I am, and 4) Identify your assets andliabilities. Additional information isavailable at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/, or by calling 1-973-783-3442. Themeeting is at St. Luke's Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (cornerof Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.
Thursday, May 1stfrom 10:00 am - 12:00 noon: Jewish Family Service and The United Way ofHunterdon County will host Paul Cecala,a career consultant, who will give a presentation titled: Targeting Your Job Search: A Project Planning Process. The meeting is at the United Way of Hunterdon County, 4 Walter Foran Blvd., Suite 401,Flemington, N.J. 08822
Friday, May 2ndfrom 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and theProfessional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Ed Andriessen, CEO of Business Training Resource, who will give apresentation titled: Fishing in a Dry Pond: How to Match Your Skills andExpertise with High Growth Industries. Ed answers important questions about how toconduct market research for a job search and avoid fishing in a dry pond. The meeting is at the Princeton PublicLibrary, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Saturday, May 3rdfrom 8:30 - 11:00 am: Careers in Transition (CIT) meeting. Individuals givea 15 second elevator speech about themselves -- who you are, what you arelooking for, target companies (2-3), how the group can help you, and how youcan help the group. This is followed by a short period for networking withpeople you would like to introduce yourself to and exchange business cards. Thegroup then divides into smaller teams for: 1) Resume Assistance, (Please bring15 copies of your resume if you want it reviewed.) or 2) Support in OvercomingJob Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals whohave hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Largegroup discussion on various job search related topics. The meeting is in theWinston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.
Saturday, May 3rdfrom 10:00 am – 12:00 noon The Sayreville Public Library will host a special program titled: Let a Professional Polish Your Résumé. We all know the jobmarket is tough. Give your best first impression to potential employersby making your résumé shine. Dr. Colleen Georges will spend one-on-one timewith attendees, giving each résumé an honest critique with suggestions forimprovement. To register, contact Alainaat firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-732-727-0212ex. 25. You will be assigned a 15-minute time slot. You need only bring a copyof your résumé and a pen. The meeting is at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.
Saturday, May 3rdfrom 12:30 - 2:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Librarywill host a special StartUP! 2014Business Plan Competition Workshop 4: Presenting Your Plan. This is the fourth training workshop for the New York StartUP! 2014 Business PlanCompetition. Learn how to present your business plan. Thissession will be offered three times in April. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library,188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
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