Wednesday, March 16, 2016

[CNG] Digest Number 3466

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Digest #3466


Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:46 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Thomas Donohue" donohue83

Sorry, I sent out last week's meetings instead of thisweek's. Listed below are the meetingsfor the week of March 14th – 20th.

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:

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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.

Thank you,

Tom Donohue

This 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, 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:

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 - 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: or for additional meetings.

Monday, March 14th from10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ willhost: Tamarra Causley Robinson,who will give a presentation titled: TheValue of Value. Tamarra will discuss how to keep your Job Search alignedwith your Values Additional information is available at: PSGCNG meets every Monday,except holidays. The meeting will be atFirst United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville,NJ 08876.

Monday, March 14th from6:30 - 8:30 pm: The Career Networking Group (CNG) will host Lisa Chenofsky Singer, who will give apresentation titled: The Art of Learningand Reinvention for Today's Careers. The work world requires continual reinvention. How do you catch up andkeep pace with expectations? L​earn how to market yourself by stayingcurrent in your learning and understanding what employers are asking for intoday's job market. This session will be informative and interactive. The meeting will be at MountainsidePublic Library, 1 Constitution Plaza, Mountainside, NJ 07092.

Monday, March 14th from 7:00 am -9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7Group will host Doug Campbell,The Success Coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Brand You Speech. Changeis Opportunity. You ARE a Brand,providing Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Passions, and More. Forfurther information, contact Ed Thomas at 203-981-4648 or, or the group's website at The meeting is at the WestportUnited Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880(Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway).

Monday, March 14thfrom 10:00 am - 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition willhost Alex Freund, a career andinterviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Interview: You are Onstage. This presentation is highly participative bythe audience. It identifies the four elements that interviewers focus on andinvolves demonstration. Audience members mock interview. It isentertaining, and many unknowns get exposed and explained. A schedule of upcoming meeting dates is available at: Thegroup meets on generally alternating Mondays, except on library holidays.The companion online discussion forum/information archive/bulletin board/eventcalendar is available at: For additional information,please contact . The meetings are at Maplewood Public Library, 51 Baker St,Maplewood, NJ 07040.

Tuesday, March 15thfrom 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host Win Sheffield, acareer Coach, who will give a presentation titled: How to Use Job Listings to Your Advantage:What Job Ads Can (and Cannot) Do For You. When we find ourselves in the job market, it is naturalto turn to job ads and listings to find a job. Much of the effort put intoresponding to ads is misplaced. Learn the ins and outs of how and why employersplace ads and what part they can play in your overall job campaign. As well asdiscussing how to understand and handle them, career coach Win Sheffield willcover when and how to respond to ads. By making your ad responses as efficientas possible, you can free up time for other job campaign activities and perhapseven recreation. The meeting is at theNew York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34thStreet, New York, NY 10016.

Tuesday, March 15th from 7:00 -8:30 pm: The Newtown CareerNetworking Group will offer a presentation titled: Creating the Compelling Resume. Please RSVP at: For more information, contact the church at1-215-968-3861 or Themeeting is at The Newtown Presbyterian Church, Reception Hall, 25 NorthChancellor Street, Newtown, PA 18940.

Tuesday,March 15th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm: The Hamilton Adult Schoolwill host David Schuchman, Director of PSG Mercer County, who will give a classtitled: Promote Yourself Beyond Your Business Card. Yourbusiness card is a marketing tool. However, there are others. Learn whatinformation your business card does not provide your clients. And, about thesocial media and technology solutions you can use to effectively promote yourbusiness, yourself and your brand. Contact the school to register(required) for class IT209: 1-609-631-4100 (option 3). Class cost is $20.The class is at Crokett Middle School, 2631 Kuser Road, Room B20,Hamilton Township, NJ 08691.

Tuesday, March 15th from 7:30 -9:30 pm: The Career Forumwill hostLloyd Feinstein, acareer counselor, who will givea presentation titled: Mechanics of the JobSearch. When out of work, affected individualsmust begin a search for the next position. But how does one do this? There aremany ways to do a job search but sticking to the basics works best. Lloyd willfocus on the basics as he presents proven mechanics that will help one worksmarter as he or she pursues that next position. For more information contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or email Themeeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ07920.

Tuesday, March 15th from 6:30 - 8:00pm: Fifth AvenuePresbyterian Church will host Win Sheffield, a career Coach, whowill provide One-on-OneInterview Practice. Aswe imagine it, networking is an exotic activity which is practiced by extremelyextroverted sales people, not something we would willingly do. And if networking is something you like, howfocused are you on the different approaches needed for each type? The fact is that most of us do not understandnetworking. The fact is that networking is not one thing. There are threedistinct types of networking and none of them involve having a personalitytransplant to be successful. Join coach Win Sheffield and learn how to usenetworking fully in a way that is effective for you and what you need in yourcareer. The meeting is at FifthAvenue Presbyterian Church, 1 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Wednesday, March 16th, 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, March16th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host John Crant, whowill give a presentation titled: BuildingYour Professional Network with LinkedIn and How to Use It in Your Job Search. Johnwill demonstrate how to start networking with'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.

Wednesday, March16th, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry andBusiness Library will offer a special program titled: StartUp Workshop 3: Developing Financial Statements. This is thethird training workshop for the New York StartUP 2016 Business Plan Competition. Learn how to develop financial statements for your business. This sessionwill be offered three times in March. Themeeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 MadisonAvenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, March16th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm: GenY Networking Group will host: Carol McCullough, Ph.D., scientist, andPresident/General Manager of CMMC Consulting, who will give a presentationtitled: Digitally Optimizing Your JobSearch Documents. At the end of thispresentation attendees will learn: 1) How to optimize a resume for ApplicantTracking Systems, 2) Format a resume for the digital landscape, and 3) Enablebetter appreciation of the resume by the Hiring Manager and HumanResources. We are very excited to haveCarol join us and share her experience, knowledge, and perspectives. For additional information or to register,please contact Joe Finazzo at The meetingis at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Wednesday, March 16th from7:30 - 9:15 pm. Job Seekersof Montclair, will host a program titled: Managing Your Interviews. The following topics will be discussed: 1) The types of Interviews, 2) Interview Preparation,and 3) Answering: Why Should I Hire You? The second half of this meetingincludes a practice workshop. Additional information is available at:, 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.

Thursday, March 17th,from 2:00 - 4:30 pm:The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Sherry Natkow, whowill give a presentation titled: CritiqueYour Resume. Are your resumesgetting you interviews? Are you submitting the same resume for each jobposting? Successful job-seekers customize their resume for each position inorder to let hiring managers know immediately that they are a good fit. Learn how to incorporate the language from ajob posting into a Keyword-rich Summary. Participants mustbring a current resume and 2 job postings. Pre-registration isrequired. Interested participants must email Sherry Natkow at to enroll and receive additional information. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Friday, March18th from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon: The New StartCareer Network (NSCN) will host a special free event titled: Learn How to Leverage LinkedIn. This free workshop is offered through RutgersUniversity. Learn directly fromLinkedIn employees how to leverage the world's largest professionalnetwork to help you get back in the game, thrive in 2016, andbeyond. LinkedIn's mission is simple: To connect the world's professionalsto make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you getaccess to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great atwhat you do. Topics to be covered will include:
· Introduction to LinkedIn
· Getting Started, First Steps
· Building Out Your Profile
· Creating and Growing Your Network
· Using the Job Search Functionality
· How to Leverage LinkedIn While Employed
· Question and Answer Session

Attendees will also have the opportunity to benefit fromon-site, one-one guidance on how to maximize their own personal LinkedInprofile. In addition, have your profilepicture taken at the event and uploaded to their profile page. For additional information, please contact MariaHeidkamp, Director of New Start Career Network, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development,Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, at or 1-848-932-1490. Please click here by March15th to register for this event. This free workshop will be held at the Heldrich Hotel, 10 LivingstonAvenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, in the Neilson Room on the second floor.

Friday, March18th from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon: The ChemPharmaAssociation's Philadelphia Chapter will host Jessica Federman, who give a will presentation titled; Social Media Job Search Secrets. Explore some of the most popular social mediachannels and how to leverage them for your job search, such as Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube. We will discuss each platform'sunique culture, some do's and don'ts of social media, and how to leverage itall as you seek your next opportunity. Here's your chance to become morefamiliar and comfortable with social media as a valuable job search andbusiness tool. The Philadelphia Chaptermeets on the third Friday morning of each month. You do not need to be a ChemPharma member toattend. Register early and bringa colleague or friend. For additionalinformation, contact Steve Buch at 1-267-981-6347 or email at: The meeting is at Right Management's King ofPrussia Office, 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 400, King of Prussia,PA 19406.

Friday, March18th from 9:45 am - 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and theProfessional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Rod Colon, a career coach, who willgive a presentation titled: Own YourCareer. To remain competitive in the21st century, professionals need to run their careers in the same way a CEOruns a business, with full accountability, mental discipline, a distinctivebrand, and a relentless gathering of business intelligence. Own Your Career ismore than a mantra; it is both a methodology and an all-inclusive platformdesigned so that everyone, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or age, canhave career success. Rod's presentationwill help you:
· Discover the unique value of the win/win/winmodel for success (employee, employer, and stakeholder)
· Become familiar with the organization's highwayof success
· Acquire the skills needed to manage stages oftransition
· Discover how to use business intelligencestrategically
· Show business owners the strategic advantage ofhiring those who take ownership of their careers – and how that improves thecompany's bottom line.
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.

Saturday, March 19th 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 it reviewed.)or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small groupadvice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigoratetheir job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search relatedtopics. CIT meets the first and third Saturday of each month exceptholidays. The meeting is in the WinstonSchool Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

Saturday, March 19thfrom 8:30 - 11:00 am: The Career Support Group at St. Gregory the Greatwill host: Paul Babicki, an author,who will give a presentation titled: Netiquettefor Job Seekers. Are you using Good Netiquette in your job search? It couldaffect whether you are considered or offered a position. Employers areconstantly looking for ways to weed out job candidates, do not be one of them.Paul will share the rules, practices, and preferred use of language to improvethe civility and lucidity of email. Gain an edge in delivering clear, readableemails that lead to interviews and even a job offer. The group meets the 3rd Saturday of the month. Additional information is available at: The meeting is at Saint Gregorythe Great' Church, in the Parish Center, O'Connor Hall, at 4680 Nottingham Way,Hamilton Square, NJ 08690.

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: 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: 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 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 call confirmingyour appointment. If you have anyquestions, please contact the Job Search Central Manager at jscnypl@nypl.orgor 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: 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: 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: 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:, or call (973) 783-3442 for additional information.

Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:25 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"David Pearlstein" dlpconsultingnj

If interested, please respond directly to the recruiter (not me) and mention my name.

Good luck,


From: Pooja Adur []
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:02 PM
Subject: Couple more project manager positions

2 more project managers positions have come up. One is a contract based out of Jersey City, NJ and the other one is a permanent position based out Edison. If you are interested please send me a copy of your resume in a word document to, or give me a call at 732-658-5192. Thank you - and have a nice day!

Project Manager Role (Perm) role based out of Edison, NJ

· Bachelor's Degree

· 7+ years of Information Technology experience - Applications Development focused

· 6+ years as a Project Manager

· 3+ years of managing multi-project/Sr. Project large scale initiatives;

· Project budgeting skills

· Proven delivery track record and project management skills; ability to organize multiple complex projects, strong attention to detail, and the ability to lead highly complex and visible initiatives

· Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced organization with aggressive project technology, feature, and schedule goals

· Understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures

· Proven team-building skills with technical and non-technical staff

· Excellence in leadership and coaching toward high performance, by example and direction

· Proven communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management

· Any experience with the Insurance or Financial sectors would be a plus

· Any experience doing .NET Development is a plus

Project Manager based out of Jersey City (contract)


Manages multiple large, medium, and small-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners
Directly manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and maintains project plan and related project management artifacts
Lead Agile delivery teams, including facilitation of backlog grooming and other Agile ceremonies
Develops communication plans, chairs Core Team meetings, and publishes periodic project status reports
Interfaces with business owners to understand their needs; Engage in constructive dialogue while keeping in mind long-term strategies
Defines and tracks project milestones, while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
Manage and influence individuals as required to achieves goals of projects or program
Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost, and quality parameters
Assume accountability for delivering superior results for all stakeholders while keeping a clear focus on key priorities and ensure consistency and coordinated delivery of projects.


* Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; execute with limited information and ambiguity
* Ability to effectively navigate a highly-matrixed organization
* Demonstrated, applied experience with Agile methodologies
* Sound business and technical acumen
* Focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure
* Strong presentation skills; Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision both written and verbally
* Experience in identifying, mitigating, and managing project risks and issues
* Exemplary core project management skills
* Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management and SDLC methodologies and tools
* Bachelor degree in business, finance.
* Understanding of BI & Analytics concepts & tools, including experience with Big Data and Data & Analytics-specific project delivery methodologies
* Understanding of Information Management concepts and practices, including Master Data (MDM), Data Warehousing, and Data Governance & Stewardship (preferred, not required)
* Financial Services experience
* Exposure to Large Data, Data Modeling, TL or Data Mart projects.


Pooja Adur
Technical Recruiter
Randstad Technologies
379 Thornall Street - 5th Floor
Edison, NJ 08837
Office: 732.623.5952



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