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Digest #2566
Next Week's Upcoming Networking Events by "Thomas Donohue" donohue83


Sat Aug 6, 2016 6:36 am (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. In addition, almost all ofthese meetings are free and less than an hour's drive from your home, so theyare convenient to 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, August 6th 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, August 6th from 12:00noon to 1:30 pm: The NewYork Science, 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.

Monday, August8th, from 7:00 am - 9:30 am:The Mondays @ 7 Group will host Patrick J. Flaherty, who will give apresentation titled: State of the State. For further information, contact Ed Thomas at1-203-981-4648 or, or the group's website at The meeting is at the Westport UnitedMethodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880(Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway).

Monday, August 8th,from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will hostLloyd Feinstein, President of CareerMarketing Consultants, who will give a presentation titled: Close More Interviews by Growing SalesCollateral 167 %. Topic willencompass the selling and closing documents to be used before, during, and atthe end of interviews. Additionalinformation is available at: PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United MethodistChurch of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.

Tuesday, August 9th, from10:00 am – 12:30 pm. The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick(PSGNB) will host a workshop titled: Preparing for the Job Interview. Learnhow to answer the tough questions and communicate your value to convince theinterviewer that you are the best candidate for the job. 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, August 9th, from 1:00 - 2:00 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 Offers 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. Clickhere for details and to register now!

Tuesday, August 9th, from 1:15 - 2:30pm: The New York Science,Industry and Business Library will offer a program titled: Career Resources. Explorejob/career resources available at the Science, Industry and Business Library(SIBL) and other public sites; Find industry and career advice, resumeguides and more. The meeting is at theNew York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34thStreet, New York, NY 10016.

Tuesday, August 9th, from 5:30 -8:00 pm: The NorthernFairfield Professionals (NFP) will host Speakerand Topic to be Determined. For additional 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, August 9th, from 7:30 -9:30 pm: The Career Forumwill hostLloyd Feinstein, acareer coach, who will give a presentation titled: Open Doors With This Classic Three Sentence Elevator Pitch. For more information contact Sylvia Velez at1-908-630-3530 or email Themeeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ07920.

Wednesday, August 10th, from 9:30 am - 12:00noon: The Professional Service Group of MorrisCounty (PSGMC) will host Rita Witherly,who will give a presentation titled: Body Language. Any relationship, personal orprofessional, depends on gaining the trust of the other person. Body languagewill determine within 10 - 30 seconds if someone likes and trusts you. Learn toread body language with certified business coach Rita Witherly. Well-craftedverbal messages designed to demonstrate what you know can be enhanced, ordiscounted, by your body language. Additionally, your body language continuesto communicate even when you stop talking. Everybody reads body language, butgenerally they put it down to gut feel as it takes place mostly at asubconscious level. By becoming more aware of your own body language and thatof others it will allow you to communicate more effectively and ensure you sendyour desired message. Additional information is available at: Themeeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road,Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, August10th, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm:The New York Public Library - Grand Central Library willhost Tom Powner of Career ThinkerInc. who will 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 thebest one. 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, August10th, from1:00 - 3:00 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will offer a program titled: AARP Back To Work 50+ Virtual CareerNetwork. Explore job strategies for50+ workers. The Virtual Career Network can help you prepareand qualify for a well-paying job and a rewarding career in Healthcare, GreenEconomy or Transit by connecting you to the education and training you need.The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, August10th, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm:The New York Public Library - 53rd Street will host Tom Powner of Career Thinker Inc. who will give a presentationtitled: Writing a Winning Resumethat Brands and Markets YOU. Whether you are actively searching for a job,just thinking about a new job or career or you want to be prepared, invest inyourself and attend our resume writing workshop to help make your resume awinning one that brands you to your target career. Tom will discuss: Thetrue 5 purposes of your resume, Understanding branding and marketing in yourresume, Putting Jane Doe's before resume to the test, What really happens withyour resume when applying to online job postings, Tips on getting your resumethrough Applicant Tracking System, Why a typical Jane Doe resume does not work,Understanding resume keywords and how to find them, How to show your Return onInvestment value on your resume, Formatting tips for your resume, Putting JaneDoe's new winning resume to the test, and Top do's & don'ts for resumes.Advanced registration is required at: Themeeting is at the New York Public Library,18 West 53rd Street, in the Community Room, New York, NY 10019

Wednesday, August10th from 6:45 - 9:30 pm: The Hillsdale Career Resource Ministry NetworkGroup will host their 4th Annual C LevelExecutive Panel Event, Banking on The STARS. Moderating this fabulous evening is Ed Partenope, Senior Vice President, PCConnection, who will be joining us from New Hampshire. Industries represented include Media, Retail,Food, Financial Services and Not-for Profit. Get answers to all of yourquestions from our five executives, which include:

· Ms. Lynne Algrant, CEO – Bergen Volunteer Center
· Ms. Suzanne Lee Haskell, Divisional VicePresident, Digital Media Services at Verizon
· Mr. John Keanna, CFO, Lorenzo Foods Group
· Mr. Frank Manzi, Sr. VP Operations, EntertainmentLicensing Group, Global Brands
· Mr. Robert Traphagen, Managing Partner, TraphagenFinancial

Have an opportunity to meet, greet and ask the toughquestions in an explosive and demanding job market. Bring your business cards,your biggest smile, look great and listen as this panel electrifies the eveningwith answers and comments about the marketplace today. This will be a nightto remember.

In addition, Al Rojas, the photographer, will also be onhand to join us to take your best head-shot EVER for LinkedIn, or if you need arefresh or perhaps a picture with a suit that you like or maybe a just a newyou on the profile. There is most likelya fee for this service.

Please feel free to forward this noteto ANYONE that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, betteryet, just bring them with you. Foradditional information, 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.

Thursday, August 11th, from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host RobertHellmann, a career coach at, who willgive a presentation titled: Your Resumevs. Your LinkedIn Profile: What You Need to Know. Get the facts straightabout what works, what does not, and the important differences between thesetwo essential mediums. Learn how to craft a compelling resume andprofile that will help you get and ace interviews. The discussion includes: 1) Howto write powerful resume and LinkedIn profile bullets, 2) Nine resume do's andsix resume don'ts that will debunk a lot myths and save you time, 3) How totake maximum advantage of LinkedIn's search algorithm, to improve the odds of ahiring manager spotting your profile, 4) How to address common issues, likegaps in your resume, too-much or too-little experience, or job-hopping, and 5) Whatyou need to know about adapting your resume for your LinkedIn profile Themeeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 MadisonAvenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, August 11th, from 1:00 - 2:00 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 Offers 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. Clickhere for details and to register now!

Thursday, August 11th from 6:00 to7:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Joy Passey, Founder and Primary Coach in Joy Prosperity Coaching,who will give a presentation titled: Setthe Stage for Success. Joy will, discuss how you can identify whatsuccess is and what it means to you. Learn the best habit-building techniquesthat create effective routines to success, and help you understand how tocreate success in your business and your life. Get a daily, weekly, and yearlyaction plan. Do not miss it. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Friday, August 12thfrom 9:45 am - 12:00 Noon: The PrincetonPublic Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-hostDavid Schuchman, Director ofPSG Mercer County, who will give apresentation titled: Is It Timeto Consider a Plan B? Is the timeand effort you put in to your job search producing the results you expect andneed? If not, it may be time to closely evaluate your job search strategy.Specifically, the skills you will bring to your next employer and the skillsyour next employer (and the market place) may really need. If there is a gap betweenthose 2 points, you may need to adjust your job search strategy. 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.

Saturday, August 13th,from 7:30 - 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host a panel discussion,moderated by George Pace, on Being in Transition More Than Once. Panel members include: Haresh Keswani, Richard Notarnicola, and Benny A. Recine. In this day and age of constant technologicalchange and increased competition, the likelihood of staying with a singleemployer throughout your career is highly unlikely. It is now likely that youwill find yourself in transition more than one time. So what can you do to prepare for such animpactful event? This month theBreakfast Club will hold its 2nd Panel Format that will provide a variety ofreal life transition viewpoints which include: 1) Changes to their careerapproach based on multiple transitions, 2) The financial impact, 3) Skills theyacquired, or needed to acquire, 4) What advice or help did they get from theirnetwork, and 5) Best practices based on previous experiences, what worked andwhat did not. Be sure to tell yourfriends and bring them along. There is a $10 fee at the door to cover the costof the room. The meeting is at the Days Hotel Conference Center, 195 Rt. 18South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary, located at 188 MadisonAvenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314, offers an extensive series ofweekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Inquiries about programs may be made bycalling 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. Please click on this link for additionaldetails: UWCareer Coaching Flyer_2016.pdf. Additional information is availableat: 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 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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