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


Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:49 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Thomas Donohue" donohue83

Good Afternoon:

I am having trouble with Yahoo email and not sure who received this week's message, so I am resending it.

Thank you,


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, June11th, from 7:30 - 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host: Jennifer L. Smith, CEO and Founder ofthe Passionate Leader Institute, who will give a presentation titled: Using Executive Presence to Get Hired. Areyou sending mixed signals during the interview? What presence are youprojecting when you respond to interview questions? This session will discussexecutive presence techniques that can be used to help you be seen as the idealclient. No, we will not be talking about what you wear, even thoughlooking presentable is important. We are going to dive into the behaviorsthat draw an interviewer in wanting to learn more or what causes them to decidethey are ready to end the interview early. Come prepared to learn some powerfuland commonly overlook tips that can make a world of difference. Be sure to tell your friends and bring them along.There is a $10 fee at the door to cover the cost of the room. The meeting is atthe Days Hotel Conference Center, 195 Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ08816.

Saturday, June11th, from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm: Success Initiatives will host a free All Day Job Search Boot Camp todiscuss Tools and Tactics to Succeed and Thrive in your job search. Topics covered will include: 1) Fastest and best ways to find a job, 2) Whatto do when you get stuck, 3) Let your next employer help write your resume, 4) Findthe hidden jobs not posted online, 5) Best ways to use Social Media, 6) Keypredictors of job search success, and many more. To register, please Email your name and whatyou want to get-out of the Boot Camp at: The meeting is at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-daySaints, 303 Dunham's Corner Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

Saturday, June 11th, from 9:45 - 11:45 am: My Career Transitions will host Hank Boyer, founder ofBoyer Management Group, who will give a presentation titled: Current and Emerging Job SearchTactics for the Experienced Professional. In this workshop, participants will explore the most currentand emerging trends affecting a job search or career change, and what's behindthe trends. Using the most current research derived from assessing two distinctjob-seeking groups, experienced professionals/skilled workers and collegestudents/recent grads, the workshop will present at least a half-dozen littleknown, but game-changing approaches job seekers are using to advance theircareers. By attending this session, you will learn: 1) What is causing a jobsearch in 2016 to be so very difficult, 2) What emerging trends are going toaffect job search in 2016, 3) What methods are job seekers, hiring managers,and recruiter relying on to fill 2016 openings, 4) Which social media networkswill be the most effective ones for 2016, 5) Which unique strategies can anexperienced worker use to further his or her career, 6) How to leverage thehidden job market, and 7) Which alternative search strategies can cut weeks ormonths off your job search. For more information please click here: Registration will end at noon on Friday, June 10th. Please note that new member orientationstarts at 8:30 am, in rooms 205-206. The meeting is at Penn State Great ValleyCampus, 30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355, in Rooms 130 and 131, MainBuilding on the right.

Monday, June 13thfrom 7:00 am - 9:30 am:The Mondays @ 7 Group will host Linda Van Valkenburgh, who will give a presentation titled: Using Twitter in YourJob Search. For furtherinformation, 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, June 13th from 10:00 am -12:00 noon: Northern NJProfessionals in Transition will host IanD. Coburn, a Social Worker and Life Coach, who will give a presentationtitled: Strategies in Applying Self-CareDuring Your Search and Throughout Your Life. Aschedule 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, June 13thfrom 10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ willhost: Ken Sher, who will give apresentation titled: To Survive andThrive After A Job Loss When You are 50 plus Years Old. 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, June 13th, 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.

Monday, June 13th from 6:30- 8:30 pm: The Career Networking Group will host will host Terrence Seamon,a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Rising Up, Recovery After Job Loss. When you lose ajob, it is a major life event. While sometimes it can be arelief, more often than not, it is a devastating blow. Not only is it aloss of a paycheck, but even a loss of identity and self-esteem. If you are notcareful, job loss can lead to depression and isolation. Neither of which isgood for a successful job search. Inthis participative session, Terry will address the attitudes and skills neededto bounce back and rise up after job loss. Please register online at;call 1-908-322-5007 ext. 204, or e-mail The meeting will be at the Scotch PlainsPublic Library, 1927 Bartle Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

Monday, June 13th from 6:30- 8:00 pm: The Sayreville Public Library will host Michele Granberg, who will give apresentation titled: Power of Positive Thinkingand Affirmations. What is the nature of PositiveThinking? Our thoughts are powerful things with the capacity toinfluence emotions, beliefs and behaviors. Positive Thinking is theability to deliberately focus on the bright side of life, speak optimistically,and expect the best possible results. As a way of life, Positive Thinkingboosts our confidence and gives us the energy that spurs us to action. In this presentation, you will learnhow to recognize and manage negative thought patterns. Michele teachesyou various simple tools, like affirmations, visualization, and cognitivere-framing, designed to help you become a more positive thinker.For more information or to register,contact Alaina at or call732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12. The meeting is at the Sayreville Public Library,1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.

Tuesday, June 14th, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. The Professional Service Group of NewBrunswick (PSGNB) will host a workshop on LinkedIn. For the scheduleand to learn more about the organization and activities visit the website at: The meetings areheld at the Kennedy branch of The Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway,NJ 08854.

Tuesday, June 14th, from 12:30 - 2:30 pm: The New York Public Library- Grand Central Library will host TomPowner of Career Thinker Inc. who will give a presentation titled: Job Searching Skills Workshop. The internet has definitely added many optionswhen it comes to searching for a job, but you should never depend on only onemethod. Use the internet as a tool not as the end all. This seminar isfilled with guidance, tips and advice to increase your results of finding yournext dream job and understanding the un-tapped job market. Tom will discuss the following topics: 1) Howhas searching for a job changed, 2) Tapping into the hidden job market, 3)Traditional methods are still alive, 4) Job searching online, 5) Targetingcompanies, 6) The Importance of Networking, 7) Job and career fairs, and 8)Recruiters and Headhunters. Advancedregistration is required at: The meeting is at the New YorkPublic Library - Grand Central Library, 135East 46th Street, 2nd floor community room, NewYork, NY 10017.

Tuesday, June 14th, from 2:00 - 3:30 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.

Tuesday, June 14th from 5:30 -7:30 pm: The GardenState Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)will host their Annual Career Panel andDinner Meeting, which will include the following panelists:

· Jessica Carroll – Moderator and former ManagingDirector of IT for the US Golf Assoc.
· Ron Hadley - Talent Management and AcquisitionSpecialist
· Rick Carney - Former CIO of Trac Intermodal
· John Hadley – Career Coach
· Dean Hoffman - Senior Recruiter

With the New Year brings new opportunities and insightsinto industry trends, career options and potential changes. We have puttogether a cross-breed of professionals ranging from Talent
Acquisition to Career Coaches and Change Management Experts. The panel will beled by SIM's own Jessica Carroll, whopossesses a wealth of hiring and management experience during her tenuredcareer. Jessica will be asking some un-rehearsed challenging and thoughtprovoking questions that will be answered by our expert panel during thepresentation. Be prepared for some great audience Q and A as well. The cost of the buffet dinner meeting is$30. Please RSVP by June 8thif you will be attending by replying to The meeting is at the Gran Centurions BanquetHall, 440 Madison Hill Road, Clark, NJ 07066

Tuesday, June 14th,from 5:30 - 8:00 pm: The Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) willhost Paul Bailo, Chief ExecutiveOffice and Chief Marketing Technologist of Phone Interview Pro, who will give apresentation titled: The DigitalInterview. All businesses todayutilize virtual meetings. Recruitment practices can also involve the use ofdigital interviews. Overall, the number of people who use Skype has grown fromabout 300 million to more than 405 million in the past year. Skype, as aprimary means of communication, is used by 35% of all businesses. Paul willdiscuss strategies and tips contained in his book, The Essential Digital Interview; which will helpyou appear more professional for media interviews and giving onlinepresentations. Foradditional information call John Barry at 1-203-270-0051 or NFP meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of eachmonth. The meeting is in the St. RoseKnights of Columbus Building, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470. Behind Saint Rose Church to the far left. The Knights building has 3garage doors on the first floor, the meeting room is on the second floor. Theentrance is the first door in the front of the building.

Tuesday, June 14th from 7:30 -9:30 pm: The Career Forumwill hostLloyd Feinstein, acareer coach, who will give a presentation titled: Where Are the Jobs and How to Find Them. Using SIC Codes and DirectMail Strategies. For moreinformation 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, June 15th, 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, June 15th, from 7:00 -9:00 pm: GenY NetworkingGroup will host: Debbie Duncan,Director of Member Services at the Center for Non-Profits, who will give a presentation titled: How Can Non-Profits Fit into Your JobSearch or Career Development. Debbiewill discuss the following topics: 1) Non-Profits,what are they? How are they different than large corporations, smallbusinesses, or start-ups, 2) What is the Center for Non-Profits? Its Mission and Programs, 3) Howcan the Center for Non-Profits help those in job search, 4) What/Where are resources re non-profits, and 5) Networking fornon-profits – how does it work? Advice or recommendations? We are very excitedto have Debbie join us and share her experience, knowledge, andperspectives. So come out andjoin us, please plan to attend and spread the word. I am confident thatDebbie will not disappoint, and that you will enjoy this evening. For additional information or to register,please contact Joe Finazzo at The meeting is at the Library of the Chathams,214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Wednesday, June 15th, 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: The meeting is at St. Luke's Church Hall, 73 South FullertonAvenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

Thursday, June 16th from 10:00am – 1:00 pm: The United Way of Northern New Jersey will host a free Career Workshop titled: Ace the Interview and Get the Job. For additional information or to register, please email DurelleMcPherson or call 1.973.993.1160, ext. 210. The meeting is at United Way of Northern New Jersey 60 SouthFullerton Avenue, Room 208, Montclair, NJ 07042.

Thursday, June 16th from 1:00 -4:00 pm: Trinity Church willhost Alex Freund, a career andinterviewing coach, who is offering a FREE community service with apresentation titled: Résumé Tune-up andLinkedIn Profile Workshop. Participants will walk away with knowledge aboutsuch things as the résumé read by humans versus the résumé scanned by software,how to avoid common résumé mistakes that put yours into the proverbial blackhole, the elements that constitute an effective résumé, and where to look forthe right keywords for your job search. In addition, you will learn manypertinent tips for résumé improvements. And we will discuss what constitutes aneffective LinkedIn profile. Thisworkshop is recommended mostly for those currently in transition and thoseconsidering changing jobs. To register, clickon this URL: toprovide your contact information andclick on submit to receive an automatic confirmation. Twodays before the workshop, you will receive detailed instructions about parkingand so on. The meeting is at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street,Princeton, NJ 08540.

Friday, June 17th from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon: TheChemPharma Association's Philadelphia Chapter will host Michael Chiappinelli, who give a will presentation titled; Topic to Be Determined. The Philadelphia Chapter meets on thethird Friday morning of each month. You do 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 at: The meeting is at Right Management's King ofPrussia Office, 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 400, King of Prussia,PA 19406.

Friday, June 17th from 9:45 am -12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the ProfessionalService Group of Mercer County will co-host Gary Lande, who will give a presentation titled: Developing Your Master Resume. Are you spending too much time customizingyour resume, or not enough because you are finding it simply requires too muchtime and energy? Are you confident that your resume clearly presents you andyour value to your future employer? Astrong resume helps you put your best foot forward, sets you apart from yourcompetition, and gets you the interview. In Developing Your Master Resume, youwill learn how to put together a master resume that spans your career and accomplishments,with no limit on the number of pages. This master resume will be the basis forcreating the customized resume you submit for each job opportunity. Thispresentation also includes valuable guidance on resume appearance, format, andcontent. Visit the PSG of Mercer County websiteto learn about the numerous resources available there. The meeting is at thePrinceton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Saturday, June 18th 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, June 18thfrom 8:15 - 10:30 am: The Career Support Group at St. Gregory the Greatwill host: Alex Freund, a career andinterviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: LinkedIn:It is About Being Found. A LinkedIn career profile is amust have for any professional or job seeker today as nearly 94% ofcompanies use LinkedIn to identify or vet a candidate. But, it is not enough.When recruiters and hiring managers search LinkedIn for potential candidates,you may be blocked from their search results for a number of reasons and nevereven know it. Alex will share how to ensure your profile is optimized to befound and tips that increases your chances of success. You will learn how toposition yourself at the top of the found list searches, how to structure yourprofile for maximum exposure, and why it is important to be active on LinkedIn.Come join us and get smart on LinkedIn Being Found. The group meets the 3rd Saturday of the month. Additional information is available at: While the there is nocost to attend, and the event is open to the public, those attending are askedto RSVP by email to moc.liamgnull@GGStaGSC. This special meeting will be held at the Hamilton Area YMCA, 1315Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619.

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, ext. 210. Themeetings are at United Way of Northern New Jersey, Suite 205, 60 SouthFullerton 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 numerous presentations,such as: How to Research and Impress Hiring Companies, StrongOnline Identity, Pre-Employment Personality Tests, Negotiating Salary, LinkedInBoot Camp, Use LinkedIn to Attract Employers, Networking Into A Job, Landing aJob After 40, Business Leads from LinkedIn, Outmaneuver Online JobApplications, How to SHOW and TELL You Are the Best, Mastering Online JobApplications, Mastering Interviews, Tips for Snagging Business 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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