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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.
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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 to thegreat 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, January 16th 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.
Saturday, January 16th from 8:30 -10:30 am: The Career SupportGroup at St. Gregory the Great will host a panel discussiontitled: Secrets of the Recently Landed. Four guest panelists, who have recently landed new positions, will share their recent area job searchexperiences and the edge that got them the job. Youwill have the opportunity to hear from the panelists as to thestrategies that worked and did not work for them leading up to landingtheir recent position. And, you will be able to ask questions of them that youwant answered. Learn about theinterviewing process of area companies and why these candidates succeeded inlanding a job. Perhaps there are new techniques and company insights that couldhelp you in your job search. The group meets the 3rdSaturday of the month. Additionalinformation is available at: http://stgregorythegreatchurch.org/career-support. The meeting is at Saint Gregorythe Great' Church, in the Parish Center, O'Connor Hall, at 4680 Nottingham Way,Hamilton Square, NJ 08690.
Monday, January 18thfrom 10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will hostJennifer Davis, who will give apresentation titled: The Power of You. Additionalinformation is available at: www.psgcnj.biz. PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United MethodistChurch of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
Monday, January 18th from 1:00 -4:00 pm: Trinity Church willhost Alex Freund, a career andinterviewing coach, who is offering a FREE semi-annual community service with apresentation titled: Résumé Tune-up andLinkedIn Profile Workshop. This will be the 13th time Alex isgiving this workshop; which has always received raved reviews. Participants will walk away with knowledgeabout such things as the résumé read by humans versus the résumé scanned bysoftware, how to avoid common résumé mistakes that put yours into theproverbial black hole, the elements that constitute an effective résumé, andwhere to look for the right keywords for your job search. In addition, you willlearn many pertinent tips for résumé improvements. And we will discuss whatconstitutes an effective LinkedIn profile. This workshop is recommended mostly for those currently in transitionand those considering changing jobs. To register, clickon this URL: http://goo.gl/forms/Vm8a1zdL0L to provide your contact information and clickon submit to receive an automatic confirmation. Twodays before the workshop, you will receive detailed instructions about parkingand so on. The meeting is at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street,Princeton, NJ 08540.
Tuesday, January 19th from 12:00noon - 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library willhost Win Sheffield, a career Coach,who will give a presentation titled: CareerManagement for Introverts. Do youfeel you shouldn't have to sell yourself? Are you uncomfortable aroundpeople who are talking about their accomplishments? Do you find yourselflooking for ways to get out of conversations rather than into them? Perhaps instead you find yourself coming up with the answer while the personyou are listening to goes on and on or maybe you like to take time to consideryour answers. Coach Win Sheffield will discuss ways to moveahead in the face of shyness and reluctance to talk to strangers. Thediscussion includes: 1) Recognizing how to use our strengths to impress yourlistener, 2) Using story techniques to address successes obliquely, 3) Structuredways to approach and prepare for conversations, and 4) Career managementmethods that minimize conversation. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.
Tuesday, January 19th from 1:30 am - 2:30 pm: Free webinar, featuring Lisa Rangel, president of Chameleon Resumes, who will give apresentation titled: How to Write Your Executive LinkedIn Profile to Land Your Next PositionFaster. If you are serious about landing your dream job this year,you cannot sit and wait for job leads to come to you.Just being on LinkedIn is like casting a hook with no bait into theocean and hoping you will catch a fish. Letme show you how high-achieving executives and on-the-rise professionals useLinkedIn to proactively advance their careers, find the best jobs, and gethired at positions that were never publicly posted in the first place!. You willlearn the strategies previous executive Webinar attendees are using right nowto dramatically increase the number of job leads they're getting. During this free training session you will learn:A) Nine proven techniques for making your LinkedIn Profile attract the exacttype of job you want, B) Four little known and often misunderstood ways to findleads and opportunity using LinkedIn, C) Seven actions you must take if youwant your executive LinkedIn Profile to be found by your target audienceor a hiring manager, and D) The one feature of LinkedIn everyone should use tomanage their career, but hardly anyone knows about. Click here to register now!
Tuesday, January 19th from 5:30 - 7:30pm: The Princeton PublicLibrary (PPL) will host SharonBancroft, who will give apresentation titled: Refresh Your Resume and Job Search. She will discuss techniques to determineyour strengths and improve your resume. She will provide resources andaddress considerations for interviews, recommendations, social media andnetworking. Students may bring a copy of their resume, but it's not required. Themeeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton,NJ 08542.
Tuesday, January 19th from 5:30 -7:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO), who will give a presentation titled: A Business of Your Own, Is It Right for You. Do youhave ideas for a business swirling around in your head, but you do not knowwhere to start? Have you started a business but you're not making any money?Join us to learn about the resources that can help you start and grow yourbusiness into a profitable venture. We will discuss the mindset and attributesnecessary to be successful in your own business. You will walk away with a framework fordeciding if the right time for you to take that next step is now. Learnwhat it takes to build a growing profitable business. To RSVP Go to www.wibo.org > Events > ABOYO Themeeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 MadisonAvenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Tuesday, January 19th from 7:00 - 9:00pm: The Temple BethShalom Career Networking Group will host ScottEisenberg and Matthew Goerke,who will give a presentation titled: Networking Secrets, The Social Approach Revealedand Interactive Exercises. Registrationand additional information is available at: https://tbscng-january.eventbrite.com. The meeting is at: Temple Beth Shalom, 193East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039. Please enter building through the rear parkinglot.
Tuesday, January 19th from 7:00 -8:30 pm: The Newtown CareerNetworking Group will offer a presentation titled: Social Media in Job Search. Please RSVP at: email@example.com. For moreinformation, contact the church at 1-215-968-3861 or www.newtownnetworking.org. The meeting is at The NewtownPresbyterian Church, Reception Hall, 25 North Chancellor Street, Newtown, PA18940.
Tuesday, January 19th from 7:30 -9:30 pm: The Career Forumwill hostMarty Latman, chairmanof the Bergen Chapter of Financial Executive Network Group (FENG), who willgive a presentation titled: Working theRoom. If you diligently followjob-hunting advice, you know that networking is one of the most successfulemployment search strategies. It is far more likely to land you a job thanchasing job postings through the Web or sending a resume to a recruiter. Sincenetworking is one of the most successful methods of job searching, you shoulddefinitely include business meetings, recruitment fairs, and other networkingevents as part of your landing strategy. However, when you attend networkingevents or business meetings, are you successful in promoting yourself? Are youunsure of the best ways to make a connection? Would you like to improve yournetworking technique? Do you want to leave networking events feeling that youreally accomplished something? If you would like to get better at working theroom, come hear Marty talk as he presents the basic tools you need to use to beproductive at networking events. Formore information contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Themeeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ07920.
Wednesday, January 20th, 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, January 20th from 1:30– 4:30 pm: TheChemPharma Association will host JanelleRazzino, President, Razzino Associates, who will give a presentationtitled: CONNECTING Face to Face,Networking the Right Way. Janelle will discuss the following topics: 1) Connecting is more than a computer, 2) Howdo you connect to an individual, and 3) The computer will not get you your nextposition, networking will. The meeting is at the Morris County Library,30 East Hanover Ave, Whippany, NJ 07981. Please register at: www.chempharma.net.
Wednesday, January 20th from 6:00- 7:30 pm: The New York Science,Industry and Business Library will host JohnCrant, who will give a presentation titled: Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn and How To Use It InYour Job Search. John will demonstratehow to start networking with LinkedIn.com's networking personal proﬁles, andthen use your expanded network in your search for your next careerchallenge. The discussion includes: 1)Your LinkedIn Proﬁle, and Creating Your Own Personal Network, 2) NetworkingStrategies 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 YourBlog should be Linked to Your LinkedIn Proﬁle, 6) Expert Questions, JobListings and More, Right on LinkedIn, and 7) Why Giving and Receiving Recommendationsfor 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, NY10016.
Wednesday, January20th, from 6:30 – 8:45 pm, The Warren Financial ExecutiveNetwork Group (FENG) will host Pam Cohen,who will give a presentation titled: Developing Your Brand. We invite other networking groups to attend,such as: The Breakfast Club, Careers In Transition, Career ConnectionsConsortium, Career Forum, and NJ-SENG. Register at: http://www.thefeng.org/chapters/announcement.php?ChapterID=45. The meeting is at the Morris County Library, 30 East HanoverAvenue, 1st Floor Conference Room, Whippany, NJ 07981.
Wednesday, January20th, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm: GenY Networking Group willhost: Speaker and Topic to Be Determined. For additional information or to register,please contact Joe Finazzo at email@example.com. The meetingis at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.
Wednesday,January 20th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm: The Princeton PublicLibrary will host David Schuchman, who will give the first ofa two part class titled: Introduction to Blogging Using Google Blogger. Bloggeris Google's free tool for creating blogs and websites. Learn the benefits ofblogging and how to create your own blog site or website with this flexible(and completely free) tool. This class is free to attend and noregistration is required. The class will be at the Princeton PublicLibrary, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Wednesday, January 20th from 7:30 -9:15 pm. Job Seekers ofMontclair, will host a program titled: Recognizing Your Accomplishments. Identifying your accomplishments - really getting to know yourstrengths - can be an important and rewarding task. Accomplishments summarizewhat you have done successfully in the past and are a good indicator of whatyou are capable of doing in the future. Sometimes we take our accomplishmentsfor granted. By expecting them to be dramatic achievements, we overlook some ofthe simple accomplishments that have made us effective in our work and in ourlives. Consistently completing assignments on time, finding more efficient waysto do something, research skills and creativity are all accomplishments, eventhough we might not recognize them as such. At this meeting, learn to: 1) Knowand understand yourself, 2) How to make a personal assessment inventory, 3) AmI who I think I am, and 4) Identify your assets and liabilities. Additional information is available at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/, or by calling 1-973-783-3442. Themeeting is at St. Luke's Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner ofUnion Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.
Thursday, January 21stfrom 9:15 – 11:45 am: Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of New Jersey willhost a panel of four experts who will give a presentation titled: Ask the Hiring Professional. Get realanswers to your questions, featuring the following career experts: Gregg Russo, Head of Human Resources atChugai Pharmaceutical, Keith Bogen,Chief Networking Officer, Whine and Dine Networking, Elyse B. Levy, North American Technology Consulting HR atAccenture, and Elene Constan, Headof Human Capital at Maxas Group. Themeeting will be at: Adath Shalom Synagogue, 841 Mountain Way, Morris Plains, NJ07950.
Thursday, January 21stfrom 12:30 - 2:30 pm:The New York Public Library - Grand Central Library willhost Tom Powner of Career ThinkerInc. who will give a presentation titled: UsingCover Letters, Bios, Thank You Notes and Reference Lists in your Job Search. You could be selling yourself short by notsending a cover letter with your resume or not sending a thank you letter afteran interview. Many job seekers choose to take the advice that cover letters orthank you letters are not needed, well that's the easy choice, but isn't thebest one. Learn about these important documents and review samples ofeach. Tom will discuss: Why coverletters are still needed with your resume, What should be included in yourcover letter, How Bios can be a great tool in your job search, What should beincluded in your bio, The job interview thank you letter/e-note can be veryeffective, What makes a great thank you letter/e-note, and Tips and advice forcreating a great reference list. 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.
Thursday, January 21stfrom1:15 - 2:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will offer a special program titled: Job Seekers: Download a Customized CompanyList for Contacts. Find Companiesand Executive contacts for your next job. Search by industry as well aslocation, size, and sales. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.
Thursday, January 21stfrom 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Librarywill host a workshop on: BusinessPlanning Research and Resources. This is the first training workshop forthe New York StartUP! 2016 BusinessPlan Competition. Learnwhat a business plan requires and how to do the necessary research. Thissession will be offered three times in January. The meeting is at the NewYork Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street,New York, NY 10016.
Thursday, January 21stfrom7:00 - 8:00 pm: Freewebinar, featuring Lisa Rangel,president of Chameleon Resumes, who will give a presentation titled: How to WriteYour Executive LinkedIn Profile to Land Your Next Position Faster. Ifyou are serious about landing your dream job this year, you cannot sit and waitfor job leads to come to you. Just being onLinkedIn is like casting a hook with no bait into the ocean and hoping you willcatch a fish. Let me show you howhigh-achieving executives and on-the-rise professionals use LinkedIn toproactively advance their careers, find the best jobs, and get hired atpositions that were never publicly posted in the first place!. You willlearn the strategies previous executive Webinar attendees are using right nowto dramatically increase the number of job leads they're getting. During this free training session you will learn:A) Nine proven techniques for making your LinkedIn Profile attract the exacttype of job you want, B) Four little known and often misunderstood ways to findleads and opportunity using LinkedIn, C) Seven actions you must take if youwant your executive LinkedIn Profile to be found by your target audienceor a hiring manager, and D) The one feature of LinkedIn everyone should use tomanage their career, but hardly anyone knows about. Click here to register now!
Friday, January 22nd from 9:45am - 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and theProfessional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Maria Heidkamp, Directorof New Start Career Network, who will give a presentation titled: The NewStart Career Network: Helping New Jersey's Older, Long-Term Unemployed JobSeekers. Learn about a new initiative in New Jersey to help older,long-term unemployed job seekers. Launched in late 2015 by Rutgers University'sHeldrich Center for Workforce Development, the New Start Career Network isdesigned to provide a mix of free virtual and in-person assistance to help jobseekers improve their job search techniques, including resume-writing, mockinterviews, information about job clubs, training, and other topics. Visitthe PSG of Mercer County website tolearn about the numerous resources available there. The meeting is at thePrinceton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Friday, January 22nd from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Bruce A. Hurwitz,An executive recruiter,career counselor, and CEO ofHurwitz Strategic Staffing, who will give a presentation titled: The Questions You Need to Ask and Be Prepared To Answer In A Job Interview. Ajob interview is a two-way street. What makes it a dialogue and not a monologueis the candidate's ability to ask questions. Before that can happen, you, thecandidate, have to prove to the employer that you are worth consideration. Thatcan only be accomplished if you know how to answer some basic questions andthen you have to know what to ask. In this highly interactivepresentation, Bruce will discuss how to prepare for both sides of the QuestionEquation. The meeting is at the NewYork Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street,New York, NY 10016.
Saturday, January 23rd, from 1:00- 2:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will offer a special programtitled: Are You Fluent in LinkedIn. Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account inyour job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies fordetermining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job searchusing LinkedIn, and more. The meeting isat the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
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.