Saturday, March 19, 2016

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Digest #1528
Next Week's Upcoming Networking Events by "Thomas Donohue" donohue83


Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:36 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Thomas Donohue" donohue83

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.

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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

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, 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.

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.

Monday, March 21st from 7:00 am -9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7Group will host John Fazio, Jr, who will give a presentationtitled: Selling Yourself to the HiringManager. For further 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 21st from10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host aspecial Speed Networking meeting. Additionalinformation is available at: PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United MethodistChurch of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.

Monday, March21st from 6:00 - 9:00 pm: The Westchester Networking Organization(WNO) will host Stephanie Dalfonzo,an intuitive healer, who will give a presentation titled: Healing from the Inside Out. Do you sometimes wonder whether you are holdingyourself back? Have you ever been told that you are your own worst enemy? While the job search is definitely about the marketplace and interviews,it is also about mindset and resilience. Join us for an inspiring andproductive evening as Stephanieshares tools that will enable us remain strong, focused, andpositive during a job search. We will practice several key skills,including: 1) Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome, recognizing that yourstrengths and accomplishments are real, you deserve the success you haveachieved, and that you will continue to succeed, 2) Three tools to let go ofanger, worry and fear, and 3) How to quiet those inner critic voices that candiscourage us or hold us back. The WNOhosts meetings on the third Monday of each month, except for Libraryholidays. For additional information, or to register for this event, please go to WNO'swebsite at: The meeting will be at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY10520.

Monday, March 21st,from 6:30 – 8:45 pm, The Warren Financial Executive Network Group (FENG)will host Eileen N. Sinett, CEO ofSpeaking that Connects, who will give a presentation titled: Networking Introductions that Connect. Do you cringe at the idea of introducingyourself at networking groups, or maybe pull it off but second-guess youreffectiveness? Do you remember names and network introductions or do they moreoften go in one ear and out the other? If any of these are true for you,believe me you are not alone. Please join this interactive program to learn andpractice some creative ways to strengthen your networking pitch, be favorablyremembered, and attract interest in your business and expertise. We invite other networking groups to attend,such as: The Breakfast Club, Careers In Transition, Career ConnectionsConsortium, Career Forum, and NJ-SENG. Register at: The meeting is at the Morris County Library, 30 East HanoverAvenue, 1st Floor Conference Room, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Tuesday, March 22nd, from 10:00 – 11:00 am: TheSayreville Public Library will host GarretGega of Middlesex County Workforce Development Board (WDB) and Office ofWorkforce Development, who will give a presentation titled: What Employers Expect and How to Search fora Job in 2016. Outstanding workreadiness skills, excellent customer service skills, accomplished team player,these are all phrases used continuously by employers when asked what they seekin an employee. What do those phrases actually mean and how do youshowcase these traits in an interview? And how do social media play apart in the job search now? Thispresentation will shed light on what employers expect in 2016, as well asreview social media job search techniques, networking techniques, sectorspecific approaches, and other trends to help you secure the job you reallywant. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.orgor call 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12. The meeting is at the Sayreville PublicLibrary, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 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, first servedbasis. You need only bring a copy of your résumé and a pen. For more information or to register, contactAlaina at or call732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12. The meetingis at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.

Tuesday, March 22nd, from 6:00- 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will offer aspecial program titled: StartUp Workshop3: Developing Financial Statements. This is the third training workshop forthe New York StartUP 2016 Business Plan Competition. Learn how to developfinancial statements for your business. This session will be offeredthree times in March. The meeting is atthe New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34thStreet, New York, NY 10016.

Tuesday, March 22nd from 7:30 -9:30 pm: The Career Forumwill host Lloyd Feinstein, a careercoach, who will give a presentation titled: P-A-RTheory and Workshop. The Problem, Action, Resultformat is the gold standard for resume writing by showcasing youraccomplishments. When you apply the PARformat, your resume automatically answers the interviewer's hidden question,namely, why should webelieve that you can do what you say you can do. Lloyd will discuss how using PARdemonstrates the business impact of your actions, all described in terms of theemployer's point of view. Utilizing thisformat will help you stand out and make your resume become memorable. For more information contact Sylvia Velez at1-908-630-3530 or email TheCareer Forum sessions for March 22nd and April 5th will be held at: THE BLUEHOUSE, 142 Mt. Airy Road, located right next door to the Somerset Hills YMCA onMt. Airy Road. If you prefer parking in the regular parking facility of the Y,you can do that. If you do this, you simply have to walk a short path from theY's parking lot to the Blue House.

Wednesday, March23nd from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon: TheProfessional Service Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Deb Wilber, an intuitive coach andpersonal transformation expert, who will give a presentation titled: Discover Your Spark. Explore the art and science of intuition andlearn techniques to develop and incorporate intuition into your daily life. Deb will discuss how to recognize and accessyour intuition to live your best life now. You will understand SPARK, the keycomponents to individual success, and falling in love with your work. You will alsogain confidence in your daily actions to reach your goals. Additional information is available at: Themeeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road,Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, March 23rd 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: ThePower of LinkedIn for Job and Career Success. We have all heard that networking is still one of themost powerful methods of connecting to career and job opportunities and willmost likely stay that way forever. But most people do not know how toeffectively build and use network to increase their odds to connect toopportunities. Having a strong network is important for everyone whether you'reemployed or in a job search. At thismeeting, Tom will discuss: What is networking and Is it effective, What aresome of today's tools to support building a network, What is LinkedIn and whyis it so powerful, Understanding the sections of a LinkedIn Profile, Tips onbuilding a powerful LinkedIn Profile, Methods to connect to people and build astrong network, and How to use your LinkedIn network for a job and careersearch or promotions. Advanced registration is required at: The meeting is at the New YorkPublic Library - Grand Central Library, 135East 46th Street, 2nd floor community room, NewYork, NY 10017.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 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, March23rd, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host John Crant, whowill give a presentation titled: CareerEvolution: Preparing for Your Career's Next Leap with Social Media Marketing.John will discuss howto lay the groundwork to take your career to the next level, to get on the shortlist for that next promotion, and to market your achievements continually. The discussion includes: 1) Perception IsReality: So, Change Reality, 2) Credit, Where Credit Is Do, and How To GetYours, 3) Sharing Accolades Shines the Light on You Too, 4) Be Seen as aLeader, By Being a Leader, 5) Manage Your Career Marketing Materials: UsingLinkedIn, Groups, Blogs and More, 6) Your Signature Block Can Speak Volumes,and 7) Integrating Your Career Strategies Into Your Messaging. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Wednesday,March 23rd from 6:30 - 8:30 pm: The Hamilton Adult Schoolwill host David Schuchman, Director of PSG Mercer County, who will give a classtitled: Introduction to Email Marketing Using MailChimp. Sendingan email message to a group of people is a productive way to advertise a productor service, provide information to others and enhance a relationship withcontacts. In this class, you will set up your own MailChimpaccount. You will learn how to create email lists and forms, add andimport email addresses and customer data to your email lists, and prepare andsend email campaign messages. Students should have an email account andbasic word processing skills. Contact the school to register (required)for class IT211: 1-609-631-4100 (option 3). Class cost is $25. The class is at Hamilton WestHigh School, 2720 South Clinton Avenue. Room 214, Hamilton, NJ 08610.

Wednesday,March 23rd from7:00 - 9:00 pm: The Bronxville CareerNetwork (BCN) will host Ron Katz, acareer coach, and author of Someone's Gonna Get Hired: It Might As Well Be You,who will give a presentation titled: Everything You've Got. Ron will discuss the following key points: 1)Creating the desire to hire you, 2) Presenting yourself, and 3) Closing thedeal. For further information, emailRich Antash at or BCN's website at: Fora Google map of the location, click on the following link: The meeting is at The ReformedChurch of Bronxville, in the Edwards room, 180 Pondfield Road, at the corner ofMidland Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708.

Wednesday, March 23rd from 7:30 -9:15 pm. Job Seekers ofMontclair, will host a special: InterviewingWorkshop. In this meeting, jobseekers have an opportunity to pair up and practice asking and answeringinterview questions. You get valuable feedback from your partner and thefacilitator and have an opportunity to role play. 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 24th, 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.

Friday, March 25th from 9:45am - 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and theProfessional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host David Schuchman, an Information Technology Manager, who will give apresentation titled: How to Work asa Consultant. A consultant issomeone who provides skills, service or expert advice to others. For someprofessionals, this can be a new way to stay busy and earn significant income.This program highlights the differences between employed vs. contractengagements. And, explains the steps you need to follow to pursue a path toWork as a Consultant. Visitthe 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.

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 callconfirming your appointment. If you haveany questions, 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.

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