Sunday, May 15, 2016

[SMCNG] Digest Number 1543

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Digest #1543
Fwd: Edison Career Fair by "Bob Hopson" robert_hopson
Next Week's Upcoming Networking Events by "Thomas Donohue" donohue83


Sat May 14, 2016 12:56 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Bob Hopson" robert_hopson

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> Date: May 14, 2016 at 3:14:42 PM EDT
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>> From: "Angela Cox" <>
>> Date: May 13, 2016 at 2:00:06 PM EDT
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>> Dice and Targeted Job Fairs invite all professionals with Engineering/Information Technology/High-Tech backgrounds to attend the upcoming Edison Technology, Engineering & Security Clearance Career Fair on May 24th.

>> Edison Career Fair
>> Tuesday, May 24th, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
>> Sheraton Edison Hotel
>> 125 Raritan Center Parkway
>> Edison, NJ 08837
>> Free Admission/Free Parking
>> Directions: 732-225-8300
>> Participating companies include:
>> Enroute Computer Solutions
>> Guardian Life Insurance Company
>> Net Serpents
>> On-Board Services
>> OSG Billing Services
>> PKA Technologies
>> Prudential Financial
>> SourcingTech
>> *More companies may be added
>> -
>> Attending candidates can pre-register online at
>> Any questions? Please call 513-251-1400 or visit
>> Targeted Job Fairs - 4441 Glenway Avenue - Cincinnati, OH 45205
>> This is an advertisement.
>> To be removed from future Targeted Job Fairs event reminders, click here to unsubscribe.

Sat May 14, 2016 3:50 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.

· 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

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.

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.

Monday, May 16th from7:00 am - 9:30 am: The Mondays@ 7 Group will host David Nash, whowill present a Financial WellnessWorkshop. For further 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 16th from10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host: Maria Heidkamp, Director of the New Start Career Network(NSCN), who will give an overview of the NewStart Career Network. Join us tofind out about the New Start Career Network, which offers online tools;one-on-one coaching, in person or virtual; connections to other job sourcegroups; and other help for people who would like to make connections withemployers The NSCN is geared for those45 years of age and older, who are long-term unemployed, but all are welcome toattend this meeting and learn. 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, May 16st from 6:00 - 9:00pm: The WestchesterNetworking Organization (WNO) will host AndrewTarvin, a Humor Engineer, whowill give a presentation titled: SmallTalk about Small Talk. This interactive presentation will shareeverything you need to know to carry on a conversation with anyone, anywhere.While it may not make you fall in love with small talk, it will teach how to doit better. Whether it is at a networking event, with coworkers around the watercooler, or on that why-does-this-feel-awkward 30 second elevator ride, smalltalk not only passes the time but could be your entry into a relationship thatcould change your life, or at least your afternoon. Join us to learn: 1) WhatSmall Talk Is, 2) Why It is Important, and 3) How to Effectively Talk withAnyone. The WNO hosts meetings usually on the third Monday of each month,except for Library holidays. Additionalinformation is available on WNO's website at: Please register in advance. The meeting will be at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY10520.

Monday, May 16st,from 6:30 – 8:45 pm, The Warren Financial Executive Network Group (FENG)will host Joe Himelfarb, who will give a presentation titled: Selling Yourself. Aristotle believed an important skill anyperson could have was the ability to influence. Have you ever had to convinceyour colleagues, department heads, or company executives to try a differenttactic in acquiring new business? Ever tried to get your customers to buy yourstuff? Ever tried to get your kids to behave a certain way? Ever go on a jobinterview? Join us for a thought provoking, highly interactive, andentertaining program that will demystify your views of selling and help you tobetter sell yourself. Discover how you can apply selling theories andtechniques to help you land whatever job you desire. Hear new ideas about oldsales strategies that focus your attention on getting hiring managers toconsider you for the job you want. Make them wonder how they ever got alongwithout you. Learn how to put a different spin on the job search activities youcurrently perform, so you can distinguish yourself from your competition, soyou can bolster your pipeline, so you can improve your chances of gettingemployed. Make the people you talk to feel glad they met you. We invite othernetworking groups to attend, such as:The Breakfast Club, Careers in Transition, Career Connections Consortium,Career Forum, and NJ-SENG. Register at: The meeting is at the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue,1st Floor Conference Room, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Tuesday, May 17th, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm: Free webinar featuring Lisa Rangel, president of Chameleon Resumes, who will give apresentation titled: How to Design aPowerful Executive Resume to Land Interviews and Get the Offer for 2016. Lisa will demonstrate: 1)Achievement-oriented language that places emphasis on your accomplishments andthe undeniable value you bring to any organization smart enough to hire you, 2)Targeted keywords make it easy for recruiters to identify you in databases andon social media platforms, where they will be looking, and 3) It is structuredfor the recruiter's brain, taking into account the way hiring managers evaluatecandidates and make decisions. To register, click on this link: Click here to learn more andregister now!

Tuesday, May 17th, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) will host a workshoptitled: Building the Foundation for a Successful Job Search. This meeting will focus ondealing with the emotional side of job loss. Developing your job search plan. Learning to identify your transferable skills, your strengths and youraccomplishments. Practice delivering a30 Second commercial and creating a C.A.R. (Challenge, Action, Result)story. For theschedule 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 17th,from 6:30 - 8:00 pm: The Sayreville Public Library will host a program titled:Reinvent Yourself to Find Fulfillmentand a New Life's Purpose. Are you unemployed,retired, or looking to change careers? In this workshop, learn how to findfulfillment and a new life's purpose. Participants willevaluate their reasons for wanting to reinvent themselves, review their skillsand talents with an inventory worksheet, and explore activities and occupationsthat could become a new life's purpose and bring fulfillment to their lives.Discover the importance of goal setting, organization, time management,self-improvement, and a positive mental attitude to assist you in your journeyof achieving personal goals to write your next chapter in life. Formore information or to register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.orgor call 1-732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12. You may also registeronline. The meeting is at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Road,Parlin, NJ 08859.

Tuesday, May 17th from 7:00 - 8:30pm: The Newtown CareerNetworking Group will host DavidSchuchman, the Director of PSG Mercer County, who will give a presentationtitled: Interview Preparation and Tips.Learn and participate in this presentationabout what you need to do in order to prepare for your next interview, what toexpect from your interviewer, and what you need to do after theinterview. . Please RSVPat: 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, May 17th from 7:30 - 9:30pm: The Career Forum willhost Lloyd Feinstein, a careercoach, who will give a presentation titled: Getting The Job You Should Want. 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.

Wednesday, May18th from 9:30 -11:30 am: JewishFamily Service (JFS) Union County Job Seeker Group will host Sheri Brown, a Career Specialist atJFS, who will give a presentation titled: TenTips to Accelerate Your Job Search for Quicker Results. This discussionwill focus on a proactive approach to job search, Who, What, When, Where andWhy of professional networking, tailoring your marketing plan for the job youwant, organizing your job search, and getting your message out through SocialMedia, as well as many other job search tips. You will walk away knowing how to keep your job search on track and getquicker results. All are welcome. Foradditional information please 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 May 18th from 9:30 am -12:00 noon: The Professional Service Group of MorrisCounty (PSGMC) will host AbbyKohut, President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of Absolutely Abby's101 Job Search Secrets, who will give a presentation titled: Going Undercover: The DeepDark Secrets of The Recruiting World. During this presentation, youwill gain insight into what corporate and agency recruiters look for when theyare evaluating your qualifications. These days, you must do more than applyingon job boards. There are far more candidates applying for the same positions,so you have to differentiate yourself. You will learn what recruiters like anddo not like, what teeny tiny corrections make a huge difference, and the beststrategies for moving past your competition in 2016. Some of the topics you'lllearn are: 1) Deep dark secrets about why keywords really matter and how tochoose them, 2) What to say during a phone screen to get a yes, 3) When youshould and should not mention the Tampa Bay Rays during an interview, and4) Secrets about thank you letters and how they can make or break your success.Additional information is available The meeting will be at the Parsippany TroyHills Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, May18th from 10:00 am -12:00 noon: TheMonmouth County One-Stop Career Center will host Marsha Bloomberg who will give a presentation titled: Getting Started With LinkedIn or a LinkedInTune- Up. Marsha will give a classfor those eager to get started using LinkedIn or for those who need a LinkedIntune-up. Primarily all basic information you need to know.Experts will be bored. To register,please contact Marsha Bloomberg at call her at 1-732-683-8850 ext. 5211. The meeting is at Monmouth County One-Stop Career Center, Eatontown, 145Wyckoff Road, Suite 201, Eatontown, NJ 07724.

Wednesday, May18th from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: Webinar,presented by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) titled: Networking: How and Why. Hear from NAPW members who are experts intheir fields, including: Marti MacEwan,Licensed Therapist and Coach, LeannFerry, Women's Empowerment Coach, HeatherChatlos, Owner and Chief Content Officer at Oprava Studios. Whether you are a reluctant networker orsomeone who wants to improve your connection skills, we will discuss tips tocounter all your resistance points, enabling you to find the opportunity withanyone, anytime, and anywhere. Get the answers to all of your networkingquestions as we discuss: 1) The importance of networking, 2) Ways to improveyour networking skills, 3) Tips for overcoming your fear of connecting withothers, and 4) The pros and cons of in-person versus virtual networking. Pleaseregister at:>;

Wednesday, May 18th 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 the bestone. Learn about these important documents and review samples of each. Tom will discuss: Why cover letters are stillneeded with your resume, What should be included in your cover letter, How Bioscan be a great tool in your job search, What should be included in your bio,The job interview thank you letter/e-note can be very effective, What makes agreat thank you letter/e-note, and Tips and advice for creating a greatreference list. Advanced registration isrequired at: The meeting is at the New YorkPublic Library - Grand Central Library, 135East 46th Street, 2nd floor community room, NewYork, NY 10017.

Wednesday, May 18th, 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, May 18th, from 6:00 -7:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, Author, Career Coach and Speaker, who will give apresentation titled: Resume Renovation. John will discuss how making the cutsnecessary to be seen as a stand-out during your job search actually increasesthe value of the items on your resume. The discussion includes: 1) Resume: New Definition, 2) Resume Goals, 3)Understanding Stacks of Incoming Resumes, 4) 3 Second Test, 5) One Page Resume,Unless It is Two, 6) Value, Value Everywhere, but Nowhere to be Seen, 7)Degrees of Degrees, and 8) The Headless Horseman: Do not Send a Word Doc. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Wednesday, May 18th, from 7:00 -9:00 pm: GenY NetworkingGroup will host: Speaker and Topic to BeDetermined. For additionalinformation or to register, please contact Joe Finazzo at The meetingis at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Wednesday May 18th from 7:30 -9:15 pm. Job Seekers ofMontclair, will host a program titled: CoverLetters, Thank-You Letters and References. The following topics will be discussed: 1) Designing effective coverletters, 2) Telephone etiquette and effective use, and 3) Thank you letters andtheir place. Additional information is available at: The meeting is at St. Luke's Church Hall, 73 South FullertonAvenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

Thursday, May 19thfrom 6:30 - 8:30 pm: The RidgewoodLibrary will host Abby Kohut,President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of Absolutely Abby's 101 JobSearch Secrets, who will give a presentation titled: Don't JustThink Outside the Box...Think Outside This World. When you are searching for ajob, the goal is not just to BE better than your competition. Instead, you goalshould be to THINK differently than your competition. Job boards andheadhunters are not the only viable options anymore. The job market does nothave to be hidden once you learn to search using out of this world techniques.Learn how to see the light when there does not appear to be any and how to turnmisfortune into opportunity. Differentiate yourself now and win the race to thefinish line. The meeting is at theRidgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Thursday, May 19th from 7:00 -9:00 pm: Temple BethShalom Career Networking Group will host EdwardJ. McBride, CEO of the retained search firm Change Management Associates,who will give a presentation titled: Career Transition Today, not Your Parents Transition. Themeeting is at Temple Beth Shalom, 193 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston,NJ 07039.

Friday, May20th from 7:30 am - 6:00 pm: The Commerce and Morris CountySociety for Human Resource Management are hosting their 1st Annual Career Fair. Looking for a great job? Getting lost inon-line application databases? Look no further. Attend our Career Fair and meetface to face with area employers. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack areincluded in this free event, which includes job-seeker workshops, hourlyraffles, tote bag and employer promotional materials. The schedule for the day's events is asfollows:
· 7:30 – 9:00 Continental Breakfast
· 8:30 – 9:30 Talent Acquisition Panel – come andask recruiters all the questions you have always wanted answered
· 9:45 – 10:45 Networking – learn the latest tipson how to cultivate relationships, introduce yourself and make a lastingimpression
· 11:00 – 12:00 Interviewing – nail that jobinterview and secure a great offer (author of Nail that Job Interview booksigning to follow)
· 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
· 1:00 – 6:00 Career Fair – meet representativesfrom 39 area companies.

Please contact Maya Ollson at: with any questionsabout the event. The career fair is at The College of St. Elizabeth'sAnnunciation Center, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

Friday, May20th from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon: The ChemPharmaAssociation's Philadelphia Chapter will host Val Neighbors, who give a will presentation titled; The Seven Figure Introvert. Val will discuss how you can develop bettersales and selling skills as well as solid selling techniques. You will besurprised to know that most introverts come equipped with significantleadership advantages. Val will teach you how to be a better manager andnegotiator in all of your business dealings. Many people you know and respect are introverts: Bill Gates, WarrenBuffet, and Abraham Lincoln, just to name a few. You must understand that beingan introvert does not mean being shy or reclusive. Their way of thinking justtends to favor deep thinking and meditation. Studies show that introverts areoften times the people who can be the best leaders. The Philadelphia Chapter meets on the 3rdFriday morning of each month. Youdo not need to be a ChemPharma member to attend. Register early and bring a colleagueor friend. For additional information,contact Steve Buch at 1-267-981-6347 or email him at: The meeting is at Right Management's King ofPrussia Office, 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 400, King of Prussia,PA 19406.

Friday, May 20th from 9:45am - 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and theProfessional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host George Pace, who will give a presentation titled: You the Product – The 2016 Update. While you might not think of yourself as aproduct, do you try to differentiate your service offering from those of yourcompetition? And what techniques can youlearn from manufacturers who differentiate their products on a daily basis? This engaging presentation explores this ideaby identifying key influences of the purchasing decision and specific actionsmanufacturers take across these dimensions, such as: 1) Product Life, 2) CustomerService, 3) Research and Development, 4) Marketing, and 5) Advertising. Once identified, the focus turns on how anindividual can implement these techniques, along with ACTIONABLE steps they canstart taking now to begin the journey of being a more attractive product. Besure to tell your friends and bring them along. 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 20th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will offer a special program titled: Are You Fluent in LinkedIn. Learn strategies and tips on how to utilizeyour LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedInprofile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basicand advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Saturday, May 21st 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 itreviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A)Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help toreinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various jobsearch related topics. CIT meets the first and third Saturday of each monthexcept holidays. The meeting is in theWinston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

Saturday, May 21st from 8:30 -11:00 am: The Career SupportGroup at St. Gregory the Great will host: MitchFederman, who will give a presentation titled: Searching for the Right Job. The goalof a job search should be to land the right job, with the right boss, in theright company as quickly as possible. Mitch will help you fast track yourcareer success. Attendees at all levels will learn about the obstacles theyneed to overcome during their job search in order to succeed, the methods theyneed to use to change their situation and ways to make being in-transition aproductive, meaningful and positive time in their lives. Additionalinformation 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.

Saturday, May 21st from 12:00 noon- 1:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Win Sheffield, a career Coach, who will give a presentation titled:Summer Career Management: How to Investin Your Career and Still Have Time Off. Summer is coming. You have your priorities and they involve theoutdoors and water. And yet, there is that little voice at the back ofyour head saying: Maybe I should be looking for work. I know I need a joband come the fall I will really want to be working. Why not do both? Summer is a time when many people take time to enjoy themselves and work slowsdown and yet September is one of the biggest hiring months. Coach Win Sheffield showshow to make the most of your summer search and provide ample opportunity forrecreation. Learn ways to make more progress with less effort and feelbetter about your time off knowing you have done what you can for yourself andyour career. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

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 upcoming classes. In addition to these great in-person classes,the library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7on-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!

Webinars Featuring Kathy Bernard, a public speaker, career coach, resumewriter, and expert LinkedIn profile optimizer who has helped thousands landsatisfying careers. Kathy is also the creator of, where you can findcareer and LinkedIn services and tips. Check out Kathy's numerouspresentations, such as: How to Research and Impress HiringCompanies, Strong Online Identity, Pre-Employment Personality Tests,Negotiating Salary, LinkedIn Boot Camp, Use LinkedIn to Attract Employers,Networking Into A Job, Landing a Job After 40, Business Leads from LinkedIn,Outmaneuver Online Job Applications, How to SHOW and TELL You Are the Best,Mastering Online Job Applications, Mastering Interviews, Tips for SnaggingBusiness on LinkedIn, Transform Your Resume, and Working With Recruiters. To view Kathy's presentations, ClickHere for the Recording & Slides Kathy does a great job with her presentations, I am sure that you willfind them most helpful and very informative.

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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