Fri Dec 4, 2015 4:43 pm (PST) . Posted by:
Ramsey JSWT Members:
Listed below are Next Week's Upcoming Networking Events. Allmeetings are open to the public, plus you are welcome and strongly encouragedto attend.
Try not to miss an opportunity where you canexpand your network, make new friends, share knowledge with your peers, andhear highly relevant and beneficial insights and perspectives from experts inthe marketplace. Make it a goal to attend at least one or twomeetings a week.
In traveling to these events, consider carpooling. Not only will it reduce the cost of drivingthere, but the friendly conversation will make the ride seem to go much faster.
I created a Yahoo group for anyone to join and receive mylist of Upcoming Networking Events. It is free and easy to join. Just logon to Yahoo, search for a Group titled: Upcoming_Networking_Events,or click on the link below.
· Subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Individuals, as well as other transition support networkinggroups, are welcome and encouraged to join.
If anyone is aware of an upcoming meeting that you would like toshare with your colleagues, please let me know and I will gladly include itwith my weekly updates.
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, TheBronc, an on-campus radio station at Rider University. Host WandaEllet brings you the best career advice, no matter what stage your careeris in. Whether you are in transition, looking for a better opportunity, or evena college student, Your Career is Calling has you covered. Nearly every single week, they are joined bya special guest to cover a unique topic. Don't forget to tune into 107.7 FM The Bronc, http://www.1077thebronc.com/ or 107.7The 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. Callin your job search questions every Monday night to a liveRadio Show titled: Own Your Careerhosted by Rod Colon, on Blogtalk Radio - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ownyourcareer. Dial 1-347-857-3320 withyour questions 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.
In addition tothe great meetings listed below, check out the Neighbors-helping-Neighbors(NhN) website at: http://neighbors-helping-neighbors.com or www.nhnusa.org for additional meetings.
Saturday, December 5th from 8:30 -11:00 am: Careers inTransition (CIT) meeting. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech aboutthemselves -- 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 bya short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourselfto 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 itreviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A)Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help toreinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various jobsearch related topics. CIT meets the first and third Saturday of each monthexcept holidays. The meeting is in theWinston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.
Sunday, December 6th from 1:00 -4:00 pm, Our Lady of MountCarmel Church will host Ed McCabe, aLee, Hecht, Harrison career coach, and RichKritzer who will present the fourth segment of a four part workshop titled:Interview, Cultivate Offers, andNegotiate. Every discussion with a hiring manager should be considered aninterview. Your role in the discussion is to position your skills, talents, andexperiences 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 inthat role, and eventually make you an offer. Professionals will also help withquestions following the presentation. The workshop is at Our Lady of MountCarmel Church, One Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, in the lower churchmeeting room. All are welcome! For additional information, please call CarolShea at 1-201-447-4215 or Tom Lewis at 1-201-445-1864.
Monday, December 7th from 6:00 -8:00 pm: The Bergen CareerNetworking Community (BCNC) will host an evening of Informal Networking. Employed or seeking career opportunities;become involved in a dynamic professional networking community, essential intoday's economy for career development and professional success. Buildrelationships; expand your career and network by interacting with valuable andtrusted contacts, sharing ideas, best practices, insights and perspectives inthe marketplace. Registration required at: http://bcnc68.eventbrite.com. The group meets the firstMonday of the month, except holidays. The meeting is at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, 1 International Boulevard,Mahwah, NJ 07430.
Tuesday, December 8th, from 5:30 -8:00 pm: The NorthernFairfield Professionals (NFP) will host a panel discussion on: The Best Practices for Working with Recruiters and Corporations. Panel members include: John Barry, Owner andPresident of ITech Consulting Partners, LeslieBouchard, who has worked extensively in the areas of talentacquisition, and retention, and SusanO'Connor, a high energy, Talent Acquisition Leader. Join us for aninteractive discussion, which will provide insight on best practices forworking with recruiters and corporations, along with discussing hiring trendsin today's job market. The panel will discuss the process used to screenand qualify candidates, as well as misconceptions that have surfaced in regardsto the process. Other discussion topics may include recommendations forcandidates, social media and networking. Please come prepared with questions to ask the panel and bring a friend who can benefit from thismeeting. For additional information callJohn Barry at 1-203-270-0051 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NFPmeetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The meeting is in the St. Rose Knights ofColumbus Building, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470. Behind Saint Rose Church to the far left. The Knights building has 3garage doors on the first floor, the meeting room is on the second floor. Theentrance is the first door in the front of the building.
Tuesday, December 8th from 6:00 -7:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will offer a special program titled: StartUP 2016 Business Plan CompetitionOrientation. The New York PublicLibrary in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, is proud to announcethe 7th Annual NewYork StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-basedstartup entrepreneurs with cash prizes totaling over $30,000. The Orientationwill start you off by giving you the basics of the competition. Attendingone 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, NY10016.
Tuesday, December 8th from 6:00 -7:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Renee Lee Rosenberg, who will give a presentation titled: Creating a Memorable Branding Statement.Renee will discuss how to create a dynamic and memorable brand that can helppave the way to be remembered for your expertise and personal uniqueness aswell help to improve your job search leading to more success. Learn whypersonal branding is important and how to create a powerful, personal brand thatworks for you. The meeting is at the NewYork Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street,New York, NY 10016.
Tuesday, December 8th from 7:30 - 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host a Special Alumni Session. Thisspecial session is set aside to hear and learn from a number of 2015 graduatesof Career Forum; these are folks who landed positions during the course of theyear. More important, they want to share with you ideas that worked forthem and can work for you as you search for that next position. This iscertainly educational to all who attend but it is also inspiring andmotivational to all of us. If you come,you may want to bring a couple of treats to share with those inattendance. This is always a fun evening and we hope to see youthere. For more information contact Sylvia Velez email her at email@example.com or call her at 1-908-630-3530. The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA,140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
Wednesday, December 9th from 12:30- 2:30 pm: The New York Public Library - Grand Central Library will host Tom Powner of Career Thinker Inc. whowill give a presentation titled: ThePower of LinkedIn for Job and Career Success. We have all heard that networking is still one of the mostpowerful methods of connecting to career and job opportunities and will mostlikely stay that way forever. But most people do not know how to effectivelybuild and use network to increase their odds to connect to opportunities.Having a strong network is important for everyone whether you're employed or ina job search. At this meeting, Tom willdiscuss: What is networking and Is it effective, What are some of today's toolsto support building a network, What is LinkedIn and why is it so powerful,Understanding the sections of a LinkedIn Profile, Tips on building a powerfulLinkedIn Profile, Methods to connect to people and build a strong network, andHow to use your LinkedIn network for a job and career search or promotions.Advanced registration is required at: http://events-careerthinker-.eventbrite.com/. The meeting is at the New YorkPublic Library - Grand Central Library, 135East 46th Street, 2nd floor community room, NewYork, NY 10017
Wednesday, December 9th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will offer a program titled: AARPBack To Work 50+ Virtual Career Network. Explore job strategies for 50+ workers. The Virtual CareerNetwork can help you prepare and qualify for a well-paying job and arewarding career in Healthcare, Green Economy or Transit by connecting you tothe education and training you need. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.
Wednesday, December 9th from 6:00- 7:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Win Sheffield, a career Coach, who will give a presentation titled:How to use Recruiters,Ads, Social Media and Letter campaigns to your best advantage in your jobcampaign. Everyone knowsthat networking is the most effective way to land a job. And yet we cannot ordo not want to spend all our time networking. The best campaigns employ morethan one method to succeed. Join career coach Win Sheffield to explore how touse many of the other tools available to a job seeker to best advantage. You will learn: 1) How to managerelationships with recruiters, 2) The most effective way to manage respondingto ads, 3) Different social media strategies to get known in the jobmarketplace, and 4) Different kinds of letters and how to deploy them. Themeeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 MadisonAvenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Wednesday, December 9th, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm: The Sayreville Public Library will host Dr. Colleen Georges, a career coach,who will give a presentation titled: Let a Professional Polish Your Résumé. We all know the job market is tough. Give your best first impression to potential employers by making your résuméshine. Dr. Colleen Georges will spend one-on-one time with attendees,giving each résumé an honestcritique with suggestions for improvement. Attendees will be assigned a15-minute time slot. Time slots are assigned on a first come, firstserved basis. You need only bring a copy of your résumé and a pen. For more information or to register, contactAlaina at firstname.lastname@example.org or call732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12. The meetingis at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.
Wednesday, December 9th from 7:30- 9:15 pm. Job Seekers ofMontclair, will host a program titled: ManagingYour Interviews. The following topicswill be discussed: 1) The typesof Interviews, 2) Interview Preparation, and 3) Answering: Why Should I HireYou? The second half of this meeting includes a practice workshop. Additionalinformation 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 UnionStreet), Montclair, NJ 07042.
Wednesday, December 9th from 6:45- 9:30 pm: The HillsdaleCareer Resource Ministry Network Group will be hosting their Annual Holiday Gathering. MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPYHANUKKAH and HAPPY KWANZA. LET'S ALL BAKE, BRING A KRIS KRINGLE and BRING a BAG OF FOOD FOR THEFOOD DRIVE. At our meeting we would like all membersto CONNECT. Connect without Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Text and any otherform of thumb dexterity. Come and enjoy an evening of networking, connectingand sharing. Let's engage in one another; and to help us do that, Mr. Eli Amdur will be coming to townwith his style of CONNECTING. LET'S DO A KRISKRINGLE! Anyone who would like to participate in bringing an inexpensivegift (up to $10.00) can participate. We will have a couple of raffles, greatfood, lots of Holiday Goodies. If you would also like to bring a non-perishablefor this month, it is greatly appreciated. The food pantries are just not stockedenough. Let's CONNECT and truly CELEBRATE! For additional information,contact: John Carvelli at 1-201-995-7895, email@example.com, or Janelle Razzino at 1-201-722-3111, firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting is at St. John TheBaptist Church, in the Sheen Room of the Parish Center, at 69 Valley Road,Hillsdale NJ 07642.
Thursday, December 10th, from 12:00noon - 1:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Kristina Leonardi, whowill give a presentation titled: StayingMotivated Throughout the Job Search Process. Looking for a job can be a long, arduousjourney that requires much time and patience, especially in this economy, tosee results. Staying positive and motivated throughout the process canmake you a less stressed and a more effective applicant, which can in turnaccelerate the outcomes you desire. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.
Thursday, December 10th from 1:00- 2:00 pm: The PrincetonPublic Library (PPL) will offer a special program titled: Career Resources @ PPL. Public libraries are not only a great place to start your job search buta destination throughout the process. Learn about the resources that PrincetonPublic Library and other New Jersey public libraries offer and utilize themeach step of the way. The session will identify the best resources forresume and cover letter templates, online study tutorials for skill building,software tutorials, researching the company before the interview and more. Themeeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ08542.
Thursday, December 10th from 2:00- 4:00 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Sherry Natkow, whowill give a presentation titled: Writinga LinkedIn Summary. Creating aLinkedIn profile is a must particularly for job-seekers. With 300 millionprofiles worldwide, it is no wonder that some employers do not even botherposting new openings anymore; instead, they search LinkedIn for potentialcandidates. It is also a must that yourprofile captures the attention of decision-makers. Yet, over 50% of profiles donot include a Summary, 2,000 characters of prime real estate located below theHeadline. By skipping a Summary, you miss a great opportunity to promoteand differentiate yourself in a competitive job market. This workshopwill show you a collection of LinkedIn Summaries that pop. Many of thebest incorporate specific techniques such as an anecdote, a hook, or use humor. Others highlight accomplishments, or include a 3rd party testimonial. Learn how to write acall to action and where to include your list of Key Words. Participants are encouraged to bring theirown Summary, if they have one. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.
Thursday, December 10th from 6:00- 7:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, who will give a presentation titled: Building Your Professional Network withLinkedIn and How To Use It In Your Job Search. Johnwill demonstrate how to start networking with LinkedIn.com'snetworking personal proﬁles, and then use your expanded network in your searchfor your next career challenge. Thediscussion includes: 1) Your LinkedIn Proﬁle, and Creating Your Own PersonalNetwork, 2) Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network, 3) Whom should I linkwith on LinkedIn, 4) Joining Groups will Beneﬁt You in ways that You May NotRealize, 5) Why Your Blog should be Linked to Your LinkedIn Proﬁle, 6) ExpertQuestions, Job Listings and More, Right on LinkedIn, and 7) Why Giving andReceiving Recommendations for Your Proﬁle on LinkedIn is More Important than itSeems. The meeting is at the New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, NewYork, NY 10016.
Thursday, December 10th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will offer a program titled: CareerResources. Explore job/careerresources available at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) andother public sites; Find industry and career advice, resume guides andmore. The meeting is at the New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, NewYork, NY 10016.
Thursday, December 10th, from 7:00- 9:00 pm: NNJ ASTD willhost Paul Hatrick, A CertifiedBusiness Coach, who will give a presentation titled: How to Better Communicate for Success. Have you ever lost animportant job opportunity or networking connection and wondered why? It couldbe because you are interviewing and networking the same way with everyone andnot tailoring your activities to each person's behavioral style. You could bemissing as much as 75 percent of your opportunities by doing this. Paul willlead an interactive discussion that will help you understand the universallanguage of DISC (dominance-experience-steadiness/security-compliance). DISC isconcerned with how we act and our way of doing things. You will gain anunderstanding of your own behavioral style, recognize the behavioral style ofothers, and be able to adapt and blend your style for greater, more effectivecommunication and relationships (personal and professional). For additional information, contact AlicjaLisnow at email@example.com. Donot miss an evening where you can expand your network, make new friends, shareknowledge with your peers, and hear highly relevant and beneficial insights andperspectives from experts in the marketplace. Please register at: http://atd1210.eventbrite.com. Themeeting is at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave,Wyckoff, NJ 07481.
Thursday, December10th from 7:25 - 9:25 pm: St. Patrick's EARN (Employment Assistance and Resource Network) willhost Marty Latman, chairman ofthe Bergen Chapter of Financial Executive Network Group (FENG), who willgive a presentation titled: NetworkingDuring the Holidays. If youdiligently follow job-hunting advice, you know that networking is one of themost successful employment search strategies. It is far more likely to land youa job than chasing job postings through the Web or sending a resume to arecruiter. Since networking is one of the most successful methods of job searching,you should definitely include business meetings, recruitment fairs, and othernetworking events as part of your landing strategy. However, when you attendnetworking events or business meetings, are you successful in promotingyourself? Are you unsure of the best ways to make a connection? Would you liketo improve your networking technique? Do you want to leave networking eventsfeeling that you really accomplished something? If you would like to get betterat "working the room," come hear Marty talk as he presents the basic tools youneed to use to be productive at networking events. VisitEARNatStPats.com for more information. The meeting is at SaintPatrick's Parish Center (Lower Level of the New Church), 137 Moseman Road,Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Friday, December 11thfrom 9:45 am - 12:00 Noon:The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of MercerCounty will co-host Tamarra CausleyRobinson, who will give a presentation titled: The Value of Our Values. Taking pride in our work and careers builtover decades after years of education and training is part of living theAmerican dream. Anything that disrupts that dream -- downsizing, outsourcing,and sometimes office closings -- can be one of the most devastating blowsanyone will experience in their personal and professional lives. When thatdisruption occurs, we tend to lose sight of our values, which are key to ourhappiness and sense of whom we are. Tamarra will discuss how our values shapeand mold who we are and what we deem most important in our lives. We will havethe opportunity to identify our most important values and talk about theimportance of keeping our core values present as a necessary step as we seekthe next job or make the next career move. Visit the PSG of Mercer County websiteto learn about the numerous resources available there. The meeting is at thePrinceton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Friday, December 11th from 12:00 – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host DavidLees, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Interviewwith Confidence. David willdiscuss the job interviewing process and the tools to effectively stand outfrom other interviewers. He will demonstrate how using yourPersonal Core Brand and specific tools will help you replace anxiety with confidence. The meeting is at the New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, NewYork, NY 10016.
Saturday, December 12th, from 7:30- 10:15 am: The BreakfastClub will host Alex Freund, a careerand interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: A Practical Road Map to Your Next Job. Having someone inside acompany refer you for a job at that company increases your chances ofconsideration by 1,400%. That represents an enormous advantage, provided youknow how to get that inside reference. This presentation takes you through theprocess step by step. And for people in transition or those contemplating a jobchange, it provides a road map for finding the right people at your targetcompanies. For 2015, meetings are free(courtesy of one of our members), plus free bagels for the first 50 attendees. Be sure to tell your friends and bring themalong. The meeting is at the Days Hotel Conference Center, 195 Rt. 18 South,East Brunswick, NJ 08816.
Saturday, December 12th from 12:30- 2:00 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will offer a special program titled: StartUP 2016 Business Plan CompetitionOrientation. The New York PublicLibrary in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, is proud to announcethe 7th Annual NewYork StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-basedstartup entrepreneurs with cash prizes totaling over $30,000. The Orientationwill start you off by giving you the basics of the competition. Attendingone 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, NY10016.
The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary, located at 188Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314, offers an extensiveseries of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and careeradvice. Inquiries about programs may bemade 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 upcomingclasses. In addition to these greatin-person classes, the library also recorded some of the presentations and theyare 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 amountof helpful information awaiting you.
Free Pro Bono Career Coaching. Career Coaching is a PRO BONO / FREE service available to job seekerswho wish to focus an existing job search strategy and/or gain insight on how tocraft an effective self-marketing plan. Each session is comprised of a 50minute meeting with a volunteer Job Coach at SIBL's Madison Avenue location. To make an appointment for a PRO BONO / FREEcoaching session, please visit:
Please provideyour name, phone number, e-mail address, and specific goals. If you do not havean e-mail address, please input firstname.lastname@example.org when prompted. Once booked, an e-mailconfirmation and follow-up reminder will be sent to the e-mail addressprovided. In addition, you may also receive a courtesy telephone callconfirming your appointment. If you haveany questions, please contact the Job Search Central Manager at email@example.com call 1-212-592-7006.
The UnitedWay of Northern New Jersey offers Free CareerCoaching. The program providesprofessionals with an opportunity to learn techniques for success in theworkplace and shares local resources for job training. Obtain help with topics such as: Tools to brand yourself, Updating your resumeand cover letter, Career networking tips, Techniques to ace your nextinterview, Strategies for resume distribution, Counseling on alternative careerpaths, Advice on dressing for success, and Help setting and achieving short andlong-term career goals. These one-on-onesessions are by appointment only. Additional information is available at: http://www.unitedwaynnj.org/newsevents/uwevents_template0.php?event_id=1170&frm= To make an appointment,email Durelle McPherson orcall 1.973.993.1160, x210. The meetingsare at United Way of Northern New Jersey, Suite 205, 60 South Fullerton Ave,Montclair, NJ 07042.
The Westport Public Library, located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT06880 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. Inaddition, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcastscan 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 greatpresentation, from the comfort and convenience of your home. Isn't technologygreat!
Wednesdays, from 7:30 - 9:15 pm. Job Seekersof 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 groupmeets; various speakers deliver on topics such as: recognizing youraccomplishments, resumes, and networking. For a schedule of upcomingpresentations, click on their link at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/, or call (973) 783-3442 for additional information.
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