Tuesday, March 15, 2016

[SMCNG] Digest Number 1527

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Digest #1527
This Week's Upcoming Networking Events by "Thomas Donohue" donohue83


Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:38 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Thomas Donohue" donohue83

Ramsey JSWT Members:

Recently I have been havingproblems with AOL categorizing my messages as spam and not letting medistribute it to a large number of recipients. To ensure that you receive mylist of Upcoming Networking Events, please join the following Yahoo Group thatI set-up at: upcoming_networking_events-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Individuals,as well as other transition support networking groups, are welcome andencouraged to join.

In addition, mylaptop computer stopped working, so I cannot access my distribution list. Therefore, I can only send this message to myYahoo Networking Groups, until my PC is fixed.

Listed below are this Week's Upcoming Networking Events.All meetings are open to the public, plus you are welcome and stronglyencouraged to attend.

Think of these meetings as opportunities, sort of likegoing to school, to learn something that can reduce your time in transition bygaining knowledge in job search and interviewing skills needed to excel andstandout from your competition.

In traveling to these events, consider car-pooling. Not only will it reduce the cost of drivingthere, but the friendly conversation will make the ride seem to go much faster. Also, In the event of snow, ice, or inclement weather, pleasecheck with the meeting organizer if the presentation will be canceled orpostponed before traveling there. Your safety is important. Please rely on your best judgment beforeventuring out on slippery roads.

If anyone is aware of an upcoming meeting that you wouldlike to share with the group, 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, 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.

Tuesday, March 8th, from 1:15 - 2:30 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.

Tuesday, March 8th, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm: TheNorthern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) will host Laura Powers, President of Powers Career Coaching, who will give a presentationtitled: How to Jump Start Your JobSearch or Job Search Strategies. Are you feeling stuck in yourjob search? Disappointed in your results? Frustrated thatopportunities are not surfacing as you had hoped? If so, you do not wantto miss this revealing, content-rich workshop in which you will begin to zeroin on what's working and what is not in your job search and what you can do toimprove your results. Foradditional information call John Barry at 1-203-270-0051 or john@itechcp.com. NFP meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of eachmonth. The meeting is in the St. RoseKnights of Columbus 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, March 8th from 7:30 -9:30 pm: The Career Forumwill hostBill LaChance, anindependent financial advisor based in Chatham NJ, who will give apresentation titled: Money SavingStrategies During a CareerTransition. Thispresentation will cover a number of strategies to consider helping withcash flow during a career transition. The focus will be on thosestrategies that may not be well known or understood. Topics willinclude: Medical Insurance through the Affordable Care Act, Impactof part time wages on unemployment compensation, Pros and cons of rolling overa 401k/403b, Tax implications of drawing down Rothand traditional IRA's, Tax deductibility of jobhunting expenses, and Strategies to take advantage of lower marginaltax rates during the transition period. For more information contact Sylvia Velez at1-908-630-3530 or email svelez@somersethillsymca.org. Themeeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Wednesday, March 9thfrom 9:30 am - 12:00 noon: TheProfessional Service Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Linda Trignano, a Career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: How to Handle Difficult People. Difficult people are everywhere and come in awide range of styles and varieties. Some talk constantly and never listen.Others must always have the last word. Howdifficult a person is for you to deal with depends on your self-esteem, yourself-confidence and your professional courage. Learning to deal with difficultpeople is necessary to your own success both at work and in personalrelationships. Linda will discuss: 1)Ways to communicate effectively, 2) Different styles of difficult people, 3) Strategiesto navigate the many styles of difficult people. Additionalinformation is available at: www.psgmc.org. Themeeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road,Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, March 9th from 12:30 -2:30 pm: The NewYork Public Library - Grand Central Library will host Tom Powner of Career Thinker Inc. whowill 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.

Wednesday, March 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, March 9th,from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Librarywill host Kristina Leonardi, who will give a presentation titled: Authentic Branding: Letting the Real YouShine in Any Situation. Getting to know and accept who you are, whatyou have to offer, and how you fit into any situation is your key to success, whetheryou are interviewing for a job, working towards a promotion, starting a newbusiness or looking to meet new people. Kristinawill show you how to get in tune with your unique talents, abilities, strengthsand passions and project that imageout into the world to create and attract the outcomes you desire in every areaof your life. The meeting is atthe New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street,New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, March 9th from 7:30 -9:15 pm. Job Seekers ofMontclair, will host Raymond Helfrich,who will give a presentation titled: Making Networks Work, A Practical Workshop. Raymond willtalk about Networking, Why, What, Who, When, Where, and How. Additional information 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, March 9thfrom 6:45 - 9:30 pm: The Hillsdale Career Resource Ministry Network Groupwill host: Tommy Hilcken, who willgive a presentation titled: Do You HaveThe Right Soft Tools In Your Briefcase. We also will have as a guest appearance, Dale Favia, who runs the PSGMC in Parsippany to talk about the Ready to Work Grant. She willdiscuss specific details with any of our members that are interested during thenetworking portion of the meeting. The READY to WORK GRANT has a bigchunk of money that provides great help in the job search. For additional information, contact: JohnCarvelli at 1-201-995-7895, john.carvelli@pimco.com, or Janelle Razzino at 1-201-722-3111, janelle@razzinoassociates.com. The meeting is at St. John TheBaptist Church, in the Sheen Room of the Parish Center, at 69 Valley Road,Hillsdale NJ 07642.

Thursday, March 10thfrom 10:00 am - 3:00 pm: The Westport Public Library will host a JobseekerSpecial: A Personal Review of YourRésumé. Sign up for a 20-minuteone-on-one session to have a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) reviewyour résumé and offer feedback. Advance registration is required with theAmerican Job Center via email, Michael.Shavel@ct.gov or Paul.Fedor@ct.gov.The basics of résumé writing and proven marketing strategies will be shown. Youwill learn how to create a powerful summary, headline and core skills section,highlight accomplishments and develop a personal brand that will enable you tostand out from the crowd. Themeeting is at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880.

Thursday, March 10thfrom1:30 - 2:30 pm: Free webinarfeaturing Lisa Rangel, president ofChameleon Resumes, who will give a presentation titled: How to Design a Powerful Executive Resume to Land Interviews and Getthe Offer for 2016. Lisa willdemonstrate: 1) Achievement-oriented language that places emphasis on youraccomplishments and the undeniable value you bring to any organization smartenough to hire you, 2) Targeted keywords make it easy for recruiters toidentify you in databases and on social media platforms, where they will belooking, and 3) It is structured for the recruiter's brain, taking into accountthe way hiring managers evaluate candidates and make decisions. To register,click on this link: Click here for details and toregister now!

Thursday, March 10th,from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Librarywill host a Certification Class toBecome a Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) with New YorkCity. The Department of SmallBusiness Services (SBS) Minority-and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE)Program certifies businesses primarily owned, operated, and controlled by womenand/or minorities. The program is designed to help generate growthopportunities for these businesses. Class attendees will go throughthe actual M/WBE Certification Application and a review of all of thesupporting documentation. To qualify, a company must be: 1) In Business for atleast one year, 2) At least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a women or amember of a recognized minority group, including Asian-Pacific, Asian-Indian,Black, or Hispanic, and 3) Located in New York City or have a substantialbusiness presence in New York City. For the full list of requirements to becomecertified as an M/WBE, please visit www.nyc.gov/getcertified.The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Thursday, March 10th,from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host a special meeting titled: Business Plan Research Workshop. This workshop provides research guidancespecifically tailored to your particular business plan. The meeting is atthe New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34thStreet, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, March 10th,from 7:00 - 9:00 pm: NNJ ATDwill host: Speaker and Topic tobe Determined. The group meets thesecond Thursday of each month. Don'tmiss 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://astd310.eventbrite.com. The meeting is at the Cedar Hill ChristianReformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

Friday, March 11th from 9:45 am - 12:00 Noon: The PrincetonPublic Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-hostTina Sanghavi and Al Woller, who will give a presentationtitled: In Transition? You CanStill Plan for the Future and Make It Happen. While in a job transition, you tend to putaside your financial goals and focus on financial survival. But planning yourfinancial future is important, even in a time of uncertainty. Whether your goalis to have the retirement of your dreams, purchase a vacation home or fund yourchildren's or grandchildren's education, this presentation will enhance yourunderstanding of what it will take to accomplish your objectives and help youmap a course to reach your destination. This presentation will help answerspecific questions about your current financial situation so that you cancreate a strategy and work toward achieving your goals. Visit the PSG of Mercer County website to learnabout the numerous resources available there. The meeting is at the PrincetonPublic Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Saturday, March 12th,from 7:30 - 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host: John Hadley, a Career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Common Traps That Trip Up Job Seekers. Johnwill share strategies and techniques he teaches his 1-on-1 coaching clients tomake sure they do not get snared by these traps. After all, if you do not even know you havedone something wrong, how can you ever hope to fix the problem? Besure to tell your friends and bring them along. There is a $10 fee atthe door to cover the cost of the room. Themeeting is at the Days Hotel Conference Center, 195 Rt. 18 South, EastBrunswick, NJ 08816.

Saturday, March 12th,from 12:30 - 2:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Librarywill offer a special program titled: StartUpWorkshop 3: Developing Financial Statements. This is the third trainingworkshop for the New York StartUP 2016 Business Plan Competition. Learnhow to develop financial statements for your business. This session willbe offered three times in March. Themeeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 MadisonAvenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Special Event:

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 heidkamp@rutgers.edu 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.

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34thStreet, New York, NY 10016-4314, offers an extensive series of weekly programspertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Inquiries about programs may be made by calling917-275-6975, 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 noemail@email.com 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: 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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