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Digest #1541
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Sat May 7, 2016 2:00 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

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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, May 9th from7:00 am - 9:30 am: The Mondays@ 7 Group will host a Discussion onStress and Relaxation. Throughoutthe month we had various speakers giving presentations about Stress. We wouldlike to continue the discussion about what we have learned from Dr. PaulMaloney, Gina-Marie Stenza Pin, Dr. Leonaura Rhodes and Dr. Ross Tartell who discussedstress and relaxation. In this session, we will review the major points fromthose talks. The topics from these experts were: 1) Managing Interview Stress,2) Nvicti Anima (the Unconquered Soul): Where Resiliency Skills and MindfulnessMeet, 3) Stress Busting Strategies for Job Seekers, and 4) Emotional Resilience. Forfurther information, contact Ed Thomas at 1-203-981-4648 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, May 9th from10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host: Norman Keith, who will give apresentation titled: Maximize Workingwith Recruiters. Additional informationis 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, May 9th from 10:00 am -12:00 noon: Northern NJProfessionals in Transition will host Marian Janes, a professional growth and transformationleader; who will give a presentation titled: Values-Based Job Searching. We all have personal values which are important to us. Marian Janes willtake participants through a workshop where they first identify their personalvalues. They will then compare how those values were honored in their mostrecent jobs. They will then look to see how those values will either behonored, or not honored, in the jobs they are targeting. 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.

Monday, May 9th from 6:30 - 8:00pm: TheSayreville Public Library will host TerrenceSeamon, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Rising Up, Recovery After Job Loss. When you lose a job, it is a major life event. Whilesometimes it can be a relief, more often than not, it is a devastatingblow. Not only is it a loss of a paycheck, but even a loss of identityand self-esteem. If you are not careful, job loss can lead to depression andisolation. Neither of which is good for a successful job search. In thisparticipative session, Terry will address the attitudes and skills needed tobounce back and rise up after job loss. For more information or to register, contactAlaina at or call1-732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12. The meeting is at the Sayreville Public Library,1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.

Monday, May 9th from 6:30 -8:30 pm: The Career Networking Group will host John Hadley, a Career Search Counselor, who will give apresentation titled: How Do You MeasureYour Job Search Success. Many in ajob search get stuck in busy mode, working hard all week long on their search,but not knowing whether what they are doing is getting them where they need togo, or at the rate it could be. Just by tracking a few key activities, you canstart to tell which are truly effective, and which are just sucking up valuabletime and resources. This will position you to make sure that everything you aredoing is actually productive, and by following progress over time, you canevaluate how much the tweaks you make to your process are really helping yoursearch. In this interactive session, John Hadley (www.JHACareers​.com)will help us identify the key activities. For additional information or to register, please call the Library at1-908-233-0115. The meeting will be atthe Mountainside Public Library, 1 Constitution Plaza, Mountainside, NJ 07092.

Tuesday, May 10th, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. The Professional Service Group of NewBrunswick (PSGNB) will host a workshop on LinkedIn. Learn the mechanics and gain the power ofLinkedIn. Forthe schedule and to learn more about the organization and activities visit thewebsite at: The meetings are held at the Kennedy branch ofThe Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Tuesday, May 10th, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm: TheNorthern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) will host Jason Hyde, a financial advisor, who will give a presentationtitled: Three Things UnemployedProfessionals Must Know to Overcome Frustration and Fear. It is easy for unemployed professionals tobecome overwhelmed with feelings of frustration and fear. A period ofunemployment or underemployment is one of the scariest and uncertain timespeople can go through in their lives. While those feelings areunderstandable, they are also damaging to a job search. Unemployedprofessionals too often have their career search obstructed by their owndisempowering mindset. Jason will explain three vital things unemployedprofessionals must understand to dissolve feelings of frustration and fear andreplace them with courage, excitement and peace of mind. Most unemployedprofessionals subconsciously believe that they will feel better on the insidewhen their external circumstances change. The truth is that the fastestway to achieve the external changes we want, a wonderful new career, is to makechanges on the inside first. For additional informationcall John Barry at 1-203-270-0051 or NFPmeetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The meeting is in the St. Rose Knights ofColumbus 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, May 10thfrom 7:30 - 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, whowill give a presentation titled: Unlessthe Interviewer Can Sell You, He Won't Present You to His Boss. How toGet Past the First Interview. For more information contact Sylvia Velez at1-908-630-3530 or email The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA,140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Tuesday, May 10thfrom 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host a panel discussion titled: American Dream Job -Demystifying American Job Search Process for Non-Americans. Findinga new job can be stressful, and if you are transplanting yourself from anothercountry into the American workplace, the job search could be daunting. Learn about the many valuable tools and resources you canimmediately use to accelerate your job search process. Hear from theexperts and organizations that support immigrants and expats in their pursuitof finding their American dream job or establishing a business. Panel members include:

· Anna Grassini:
· Dina Jaffary:
· Down Henning:
· Helena Escalante:
· Katherine Gebremedhin:
· Teresa Barile :
· Marzena Ermler (moderator)

Space is limited, reserveyour spot now at: The meetingis at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Tuesday, May 10th, 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.

Wednesday, May 11th 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: JobSearching Skills Workshop. The internet hasdefinitely added many options when it comes to searching for a job, but youshould never depend on only one method. Use the internet as a tool not as theend all. This seminar is filled with guidance, tips and advice to increaseyour results of finding your next dream job and understanding the un-tapped jobmarket. Tom will discuss the followingtopics: 1) How has searching for a job changed, 2) Tapping into the hidden jobmarket, 3) Traditional methods are still alive, 4) Job searching online, 5)Targeting companies, 6) The Importance of Networking, 7) Job and career fairs,and 8) Recruiters and Headhunters. 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, May 11th, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Librarywill offer a program titled: AARP BackTo 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, May 11th from 6:00 -7:30 pm: The New York Science,Industry and Business Library will host Bruce A. Hurwitz, executiverecruiter and career counselor, will give a presentation titled: The Fundamentals of an Effective Job Search. Based on practical real-world experience,executive recruiter and career counselor Bruce Hurwitz explains how he hassuccessfully helped scores of career counseling clients obtain full-timeemployment. Ask any and all questions pertaining to your job search. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Wednesday, May 11thfrom 6:45 - 9:30 pm: The Hillsdale Career Resource Ministry Network Groupwill host: Janelle Razzino, anExecutive Recruiter, who will give a presentation titled: The Other Side of The Business Card. Beyond our achievements, whoare we and who will we become? Beyond the job title, what is it we bring to thejob? Beyond the contact information, what do others need to know about us tomake a real connection? For additionalinformation, contact: John Carvelli at 1-201-995-7895,, or Janelle Razzino at 1-201-722-3111, The meeting is at St. John TheBaptist Church, in the Sheen Room of the Parish Center, at 69 Valley Road,Hillsdale NJ 07642.

Wednesday, May 11th from 7:30 -9:15 pm. Job Seekers ofMontclair, will host a program titled: Developing Your Resume. Learn about: 1) The message: What do I wantto communicate, 2) Resume Styles: functional, chronological, etc. and 3)Summarizing PAR's (Problem, Action, Result). Additional information isavailable at: The meeting is at St. Luke's Church Hall, 73 South FullertonAvenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

Thursday, May 12th, from 3:15 - 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will offer a special program titled: Job Seekers: Download a Customized Company List for Contacts. Find Companies and Executive contacts for yournext job. Search by industry as well as location, size, and sales. Themeeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 MadisonAvenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, May 12th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host RobertHellmann, a career coach at, who willgive a presentation titled: EffectiveSalary Negotiation: Earn Thousands in Minutes. Many of us are so happy to receive an offerfor a job we want that we say yes way too quickly. A more effective approachinvolves discussing the offer with a potential employer, since once you receivean offer, all the leverage has switched from them to you; they are not thinkingabout your competition anymore. Robert will showyou a strategic approach to negotiating your compensation that will usuallyenable you to increase your income on the spot. Learntechniques for negotiating the job, so you are set up for long termsuccess. Areas covered include: 1) Enhancing your negotiating leverage bytaking the right actions during the interview, and avoiding the wrong ones, 2)What to do and say as soon as you get the offer, 3) What can be negotiated, inshort, everything, 3) The importance of negotiating the job as well as thesalary, 4) Why and how severance should be included in your negotiation, and 5)The key role of research in improving your leverage. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Thursday, May 12th, from 7:25 - 9:25 pm: St. Patrick's EARN (EmploymentAssistance and Resource Network) will host Marty Latman, chairman of the Bergen Chapter of FinancialExecutive Network Group (FENG), who will give a presentation titled: Working the Room: How to Succeed at Networking Events. If you diligently follow job-hunting advice, you knowthat networking is one of the most successful employment search strategies. Itis far more likely to land you a job than chasing job postings through the Webor sending a resume to a recruiter. Since networking is one of the mostsuccessful methods of job searching, you should definitely include businessmeetings, recruitment fairs, and other networking events as part of yourlanding strategy. However, when you attend networking events or businessmeetings, are you successful in promoting yourself? Are you unsure of the bestways to make a connection? Would you like to improve your networking technique?Do you want to leave networking events feeling that you really accomplishedsomething? If you would like to get better at working the room, come hear Martytalk as he presents the basic tools you need to use to be productive atnetworking events. EARN Meetings are generally held thefirst Thursday of each month. Visit for more information. The meeting is at Saint Patrick's Parish Center(Lower Level of the New Church), 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Friday, May 13th from 9:45 am - 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library andthe Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Abby Kohut, also known as AbsolutelyAbby and President of Staffing Symphony, will give a presentation titled: Success for the Seasoned Search: TheBenefit of Being Overqualified. Manyseasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because theyhave more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learnpowerful strategies to overcome your interviewer's misconceptions about you. Itis impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. Inthis seminar, you will learn: 1) How to answer the overqualified question, 2)The REAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiringoverqualified applicants, 3) How to change your cover letter and resume if youbelieve you are overqualified, 4) Seven ways to explain on an interview whybeing overqualified is an advantage, and 5) How to handle the age factor. 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, May 13th from 12:00noon - 1:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, who will give a presentation titled: Interview Intervention: The Self-RecruiterInterview Checklist. John will showhow to research a job opportunity that you are about to interview for, to fullyprepare for interview success, and the right way to follow-up after yourinterview. The discussion includes: 1)Success is About Preparation, 2) Researching the Company, Job and More...before the Interview, 3) Be Ready to Impress: The Self-Recruiter® INTERVIEWCHECKLIST, and 4) Thank You Notes that Solve Your Problems in Advance. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Saturday, May14th, from 7:30 - 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host: Abby Kohut, President of StaffingSymphony, LLC and author of Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets, who willgive a presentation titled: Success forthe Seasoned Search, The Benefit of Being Overqualified. Many seasoned job seekers find themselvesbeing called overqualified because they have more years of experience than thejob description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome yourinterviewer's misconceptions about you. It is impossible to BE overqualifiedunless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn: 1) TheREAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiringoverqualified applicants, 2) How to change your cover letter and resume if youbelieve you are overqualified, 3) Seven ways to explain on an interview whybeing overqualified is an advantage, and 4) How to handle the age factor. Besure to tell your friends and bring them along. There is a $10 fee at the doorto cover the cost of the room. The meeting is at the Days Hotel ConferenceCenter, 195 Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

Saturday, May 14th, from 9:45 - 11:45 am: My Career Transitions will host Matt Levy,who will give a presentation titled: Put Your Mind to Finding Your Dream Job, NOW. Wouldn't it be awesome tofind not just any job but to find a job that perfectly aligns with yourpassions and talents? It is that mystical dream job which, according toseveral surveys, less than 7% of us have yet to reach. The good news is that you do not have to bein the majority who are toiling away in a career just going through themotions. Your dream job is attainable. How does Matt know? Because he has created it for himself and he will explain exactly how youcan do it, too. And the good news is the formula isn't verycomplicated. By attending this session, you will learn: 1) Four simpleexercises to uncover your career passion, 2) Four questions to galvanize yourthinking, and 3) Five stages of the dream job roadmap. If you are reading this andrationalizing that it is too much work - or that you can set aside your dreamsfor later in life when the timing is better - when you hear Matt's personalsaga, you will think twice! The call to action will be undeniable andpossibly, if you allow it, life changing. For more information pleaseclick here: Registrationwill end at noon on Friday, May 13th. Please note that new member orientation starts at 8:30 am, in rooms205-206. The meeting is at Penn State Great Valley Campus, 30 East SwedesfordRoad, Malvern, PA 19355, in the Conference Center, Warren Musser Auditorium, buildingon the left.

Sunday, May 15th from 1:00 - 4:00pm, Our Lady of Mount CarmelChurch will host Ed McCabe, a Lee,Hecht, Harrison career coach, and RichKritzer who will present the fourth segment of a four part workshop titled:Interview, Cultivate Offers, andNegotiate. Every discussion with a hiring manager should be considered aninterview. Your role in the discussion is to position your skills, talents, andexperiences as a solution to the challenges they face in their organizations.Your task is to cultivate an offer by helping the hiring manager see you inthat role, and eventually make you an offer. Professionals will also help withquestions following the presentation. The workshop is at Our Lady of MountCarmel Church, One Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, in the lower churchmeeting room. All are welcome! For additional information, please call CarolShea at 1-201-447-4215 or Tom Lewis at 1-201-445-1864.

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!

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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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