Monday, April 18, 2016

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Digest #1536
Next Week's Upcoming Networking Events by "Thomas Donohue" donohue83


Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:50 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.

Monday, April 18th from 7:00 am -9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7Group will host Dr. Ross Tartell, anExecutive Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Emotional Resilience. Forfurther information, contact Ed Thomas at 203-981-4648 or, or the group's website at The meeting isat the Westport United Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880 (Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway).

Monday, April 18th from 10:30 am -1:00 pm: ProfessionalService Group of Central NJ will host: AlWoller and Tina Sanghavi, whowill give a presentation titled: FinancialDecision Making for Individuals in Transition. Additional information 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, April 18th from 6:00 -9:00 pm: The WestchesterNetworking Organization (WNO) will host UcoWiersma, PhD, who will give a presentation titled: Interview Charisma: A Hands-on Workshop. Join us for an informative and interactive evening. Dr. Uco Wiersma will begin by describing thefour-step interview process and outline how to move through each of its stepwith ease, confidence and skill. Armed with this new information, we willthen break into small groups to practice the various methods. Our meeting presentsa wonderful opportunity to refine our interview skills within a friendly andsupportive environment, all while networking. The WNO hosts meetings on the third Monday of each month, except forLibrary holidays. Additional informationis available on WNO's website at: Please register in advance at The meeting will be at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY10520.

Monday, April 18th, from 6:30 –8:45 pm, The WarrenFinancial Executive Network Group (FENG) will host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give apresentation titled: Navigating Your Way to Re-employment. Thispresentation is thought provoking and motivating those who are in transitionespecially for a long time. It comparesthe past with the present to understand why some people have difficultiesfinding an appropriate position. Thispresentation is entertaining and educational at the same time. It does not present a formula for success butit is certainly inspiring and encouraging the audience. 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, April 19th, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) will host a workshoptitled: Resume Writing. For the schedule and to learn more about the organizationand activities visit the website at: The meetings areheld at the Kennedy branch of The Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane,Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Tuesday, April 19th from 6:00 -7:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host a special meeting titled: StartUp Workshop 4: Presenting Your Plan. This is the fourth training workshop for theNew York StartUP 2016 Business Plan Competition. Learn how to presentyour business plan. This session will be offered three times in April.The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Tuesday, April 19th from 6:30 -8:00 pm: Fifth AvenuePresbyterian Church will host WinSheffield, a career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Using Stories to Succeed in YourInterview. How manytimes have we interviewed and not been invited back? Of course, this is oftennot our fault. Nevertheless, there is much that we can do to increase ourchance of getting to the short list and getting to the offer. Join coach WinSheffield for this workshop, part of the Career Success: Leading with YourAccomplishments series. Learn how to support an ineffective interviewer, how toconvey your value and how to be invited back. The meeting is at Fifth Avenue PresbyterianChurch, 1 West 55th Street, New York,NY 10019.

Tuesday, April 19th from 7:00 -8:30 pm: The Newtown CareerNetworking Group will offer a presentation titled: Cover Letters That Get Read. Please RSVP at: For moreinformation, contact the church at 1-215-968-3861 or The meeting is at The NewtownPresbyterian Church, Reception Hall, 25 North Chancellor Street, Newtown, PA18940.

Tuesday, April 19th from 7:30 -9:30 pm: The Career Forumwill hostLloyd Feinstein, acareer coach, who will give a presentation titled: How Best to Compete. Formore 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.

Wednesday April 20th from 9:30-11:30 am: Jewish Family Service (JFS) Union County JobSeeker Group will host Sheri Brown,a Career Specialist at JFS, who will give a presentation titled: How to Diagnosis Your Job Search Results. We will analyze your efforts in the differentaspects of job search and compare them to the success levels you need to land ajob. This is a personal interactiveworkshop where you will walk away knowing where you need to focus your jobsearch plan going forward. All arewelcome. For additional informationplease call Sheri Brown at 1-908-352-8375 or This group meets everyWednesday morning. The meeting is at theFanwood Presbyterian Church, in the Colville Room, on the lower level, at 74South. Martine Ave, Fanwood, NJ 07023.

Wednesday April 20th from 9:30 am- 12:00 noon: The Professional Service Group of MorrisCounty (PSGMC) will host Alex Freund,a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: Networking for Job Search. Just the word networking can conjure upreactions on par with those associated with castor oil. If you would like toremove the charge you feel at the very thought of networking and increase yourconfidence, this workshop is perfect for you. We know the benefits, fromexpanding our network to improving our chances of landing that new position,but it remains the thing we spend the least amount of time on, even though 80%of jobs are landed through networking and the majority of jobs are notposted. Alex tackles job searchnetworking head-on in this provocative workshop designed to step up your gameand empower you to network anytime, anywhere, with anyone. During this session,you will: 1) Examine common mistakes job seekers make, 2) Learn how socialmedia can be used to network yourself into a job, 3) Uncover PC based tools andtactics to manage your networking efforts, 4) Identify the components neededfor someone to network with you, 5) Examine the aspects of great networking,and 6) Script a networking request. Additional information is available at: Themeeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road,Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, April 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, NY 10016.

Wednesday, April 20th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host DavidLees, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Interviewwith Confidence. David will discuss the job interviewingprocess and the tools to effectively stand out from otherinterviewers. He will demonstrate how using your Personal CoreBrand and specific tools will help you replace anxiety with confidence. Themeeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 MadisonAvenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, April 20th, from 7:00 -9:00 pm: GenY NetworkingGroup will host: Pauline Morris,VP, Human Resources, Time Warner Cable Media, whowill give a presentation titled: Howa Large Corporate Human Resources Department Recruits, Evaluates, and AcquiresTalent. Have you often wondered whatmakes corporate HR departments tick? What are their key priorities whenconducting a candidate search in the 2016 job market? Do you havequestions you wish could be heard by the head of HR? Well if so, you do not want to miss thismeeting! And note, since this meeting span's across multiplegenerations, ALL networkers are welcome. Some of the topics to be coveredduring this meeting include:
· What is the large corporate HR Departmentlooking for in today's market?
· How does it find you?
· What should you be doing to be found? Notdoing?
· What are the characteristics of a successfulcandidate?
· What is the process of talent search?
· What is the internal recruiter's role? What is s/he looking for?
· How are resumes with gaps in employment history,or in the case of many Millennials long, extended job searches viewed?
· Would these candidates get screened out by anApplicant Tracking System?
· Advice, recommendations, etc. a person in searchshould pay attention to

We are very excited to have Pauline join us and share herexperience, knowledge, and perspectives. So come out and join us, please planto attend and spread the word. I am confident that Pauline will notdisappoint, and that you will enjoy this evening. For additional information or to register, please contact Joe Finazzoat The meeting is at the Library of the Chathams,214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Wednesday, April 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:, or by calling 1-973-783-3442. The meeting is at St. Luke'sChurch Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ07042.

Friday, April22nd from 9:45 am - 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library andthe Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host a special Town Hall Meeting - Members Helping Members. Do not miss the second annual PSG of MercerCounty Town Hall Meeting. This moderated session allows all members to sharetheir wisdom and learn from each other, helping other in their job search. Inthis interactive session, PSG of Mercer County members of all ages bring theirexperience and knowledge, of great value in this community conversation wheremembers help members. 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.

Friday, April22nd from 1:00 - 3:00 pm:The Bridgewater Library will host JanGoodman, a Program Manager at Greater Raritan One-Stop Career TrainingCenter, who will give a presentation titled: Thriving During Transition and Change. The strategies and philosophies that will bepresented in this workshop provide attendees with tools that self-empower. Theworkshop is designed to help you achieve your personal best both professionallyand personally. Contact Chris at foradditional information. Please register at: Themeeting is at the Bridgewater Library, in meeting rooms ABC, 1 Vogt Drive,Bridgewater NJ 08807

Saturday,April 23rd from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: The Church of the Saviour is hosting afull day Jump Start Your Job SearchWorkshop. This interactive day ofinformation and ideas will assist you in finding the right position morequickly. Come,learn, network and take home some great tips to make your job searchsuccessful. Listedbelow is the day's program:

· Finding a Fit, Not Just a Job – TheresaHummel-Krallinger – Byunderstanding your own preferences and then comparing them to the culture of employers,you are more likely to find a fit. Theresa will help you identify your primarybehavior style, determine the culture of an organization, and help youdetermine whether you are a fit and how you can adapt your style.

· Five Social Media Must-Dos to TurbochargeYour Job Search – Matt Levy – Comeinvest in yourself by learning from Matt during this interactive presentationon how to stand out from the crowd by using social media tools such asLinkedIn, Twitter, blogging, email marketing and YouTube so that corporaterecruiters, headhunters, hiring managers and potential clients will beattracted to you, will find you, will call you and ultimately hire you

· Network over lunch with fellow participants and speakers.

· Question and Answer Session with Our Panelof Experts – Theresa, Matt, Alex and Amy

· Interviewing Like a Pro – AlexFreund – How many people understand the interview process and what isimportant for the interviewer? This presentation reveals issues such as: 1) Whylearn the art of interviewing, 2) Who might interview you, 3) The screening andselection interview, 4) Preparing for the interview, 5) What is important forthe interviewer, 6) Dealing with references, 7) What questions to ask, and 8)Salary negotiations.

· The Value of Connecting – AmyDinning – I have my job-search toolkit ready; now what do Ido? Forging connections and relationships is my next step to mutuallybenefit both of us whether for job search or just for life. Let's talk aboutthe value of connecting, how and where to connect, and get started in formingrelationships in which we can help each other.

Please register online at The cost for the entire program is only $10; please pay with acredit card. We areunable to take walk-ins. Please note that online registration will closeon Wednesday, April 20th at noon. For more information or questions, contactAmy Dinning at 1-610-265-2805 or Be sure you do not miss this must attend event; it is well worth thetrip. The meeting is at the Church ofthe Saviour, 651 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

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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