Monday, July 25, 2016

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Digest #1562
Next Week's Upcoming Networking Events by "Thomas Donohue" donohue83


Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:49 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.

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 107.7 The Bronc's free Android and IPhoneApps. Listeners can reach the studiowith their questions at 1-877-900-1077. In addition, interesting previous episodes areavailable 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 RodColon, on Blogtalk Radio - Dial1-347-857-3320 with your questions to get proven guidance from the # 1career coach in the United States, specialized in the 7 Step Job Search and author of the book Win The Race For 21stCentury Jobs. Get free coaching with challenges you encounter steering yourcareer in the rough seas of the 21st century job market.

In addition tothe great meetings listed below, check out the Neighbors-helping-Neighbors(NhN) website at: http://neighbors-helping-neighbors.comor www.nhnusa.orgfor additional meetings.

Monday, July 25th, from 10:00 am -12:00 noon: Northern NJProfessionals in Transition will host Bill LaChance, aCertified Financial Planner and senior financial advisor, who will give apresentation titled: Money SavingStrategies during a Career Transition: Health Insurance, Taxes, Etc. Thispresentation will cover a number of strategies to consider helping with cashflow during a career transition. The focus will be on those strategies that maynot be well known or understood. Topics will include: Medical Insurance throughthe Affordable Care Act, tax implications of 401k/403b rollovers andwithdrawals, tax deductibility of job hunting expenses, strategies to takeadvantage of lower marginal tax rates during a transition and potentialadjustments to financial aid. A schedule of upcomingmeeting 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, July 25th, from 10:30 am -1:00 pm: Professional ServiceGroup of Central NJ will host MartyLatman, President of Latman Advisory LLC, who will give a presentationtitled: In-Transition, Now What Do I Do. Being in-transition for a short or longperiod of time can be a very stressful. You can get depressed, angry andconfused. You can lose your self-confidence. What can you do to change thissituation? How do you get back into the "game"? How do you change this negativesituation into a positive experience? Attendees will learn about the obstacles they need to overcome duringthis period to succeed, the methods they need to use to change their situation,and ways to make being in-transition a productive, meaningful and positive timein their lives. Additional information is available at: PSGCNG meets every Monday, exceptholidays. The meeting will be at FirstUnited Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ08876.

Monday, July 25th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm:The New Jersey North Chapter of the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive GroupGPSEG(formerly NJENG) invites you to an AfterHours Social. Come for an evening of intelligent conversation, businessnetworking, reconnecting with good friends, or making new ones. This is a greatway for working members to keep in touch and meet the many new members. Weinvite other executive level networking groups such as: ChemPharma, FENG, IERG, MENG, NJ-SENG,and TENG.No RSVP or registration is needed, and there is no cost to attend. Thegroup generally meets the last Monday of the month, or the prior week if thelast Monday is a holiday. We skip December. The meeting is at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel, 175 ParkAvenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932.

Monday, July 25th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Temple Community Network (TCN) will host: John West Hadley,a Career Search Counselor, who will give a presentation titled: The Interview As Needs Assessment. Ifyou engage your interviewers, and have good answers to their questions, willyou get the offer? Maybe. To really seal the deal, you need to treat theinterview as your chance to conduct a thorough needs assessment. This doesnot mean just asking about their needs and then selling yourself appropriately.You cannot simply accept surface descriptions of what they are seeking and why.And selling too soon sends the wrong signals, often in taking the conversation inan unproductive direction. An effective needs assessment dramatically increasesyour chances of not just getting the offer, but getting the best offer. Andwhen you get into the interviewer's head and find out what the true driversare, you are positioned to show them just how much it is costing NOT to hireyou. A side benefit is that in uncovering the deep underlying issues they face,you will find out if they are even ones you WANT to get involved with. Join usas John works with us on just how to do that. This will not only build yourinterview muscles, but you will find yourself equipped to have much strongernetworking conversations. The group typically meets on the fourth Monday ofeach month. Directions to Barnert Temple at: For more information, contact Bob Roman at: The meeting is at BarnertTemple, 747 Route 208 South, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417.

Tuesday, July 26th, from 10:00 am– 12:30 pm. The ProfessionalService Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) will host a workshop titled: Building the Foundation for aSuccessful Job Search. 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, July 26th, from 12:00 - 1:30 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, July 26th, from 7:30 -9:30 pm: The Career Forumwill hostLynnell Lindsay, acorporate HR professional, who will give a presentation titled: Myers Briggs Style in Career Search. Formore information contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or email The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA,140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Wednesday, July 27th, from 9:30 am- 12:00 noon: The Professional Service Group of MorrisCounty (PSGMC) will host John West Hadley, a Career Search Counselor, who will give a presentation titled: Common Traps That Trip Up Job Seekers. John has coached 100's of job seekers, andalong the way has seen all sorts of traps that trip up candidates, oftenwithout them even being aware they've done anything wrong. John will sharestrategies and techniques he teaches his 1-on-1 coaching clients to make surethey do not get snared by these traps. After all, if you do not even know youhave done something wrong, how can you ever hope to fix the problem? Additionalinformation is available at: The meeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 HalseyRoad, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, July 27th, from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host LauraJackson, who will give the 4th of 5 secessions titled:Mindfulness for Job Seekers. Learnmindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challengingsituations and relationships. Mindfulness is the practice of bringingfull, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. The struggle ofsearching for a job can be overwhelming at times. See if the practice ofmindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help youduring these challenging times. Participants are encouraged to attendall sessions for full benefit, but can attend individual sessions in theseries as well. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Wednesday, July 27th, 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, July 27th, from 6:00 -7:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Kristina Leonardi, whowill give a presentation titled: AuthenticBranding: Letting the Real You Shine in Any Situation. Getting to know and accept who you are, what youhave to offer, and how you fit into any situation is your key to success, whetheryou are interviewing for a job, working towards a promotion, starting a newbusiness or looking to meet new people. Kristina will show you how to get in tunewith your unique talents, abilities, strengths and passions and project that image out intothe world to create and attract the outcomes you desire in every area of yourlife. The meeting is at the NewYork Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street,New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, July 27th, from 7:00 -9:00 pm: The Bronxville Career Network (BCN) will hostthe Indeed JobSquad, who will give a presentation titled: Indeed from the Inside Out. Awell-known job board and a key portal for contacting employersis serious job hunter can afford to overlook this essential website. Employers,recruiters, and clients intersect at this meeting place. Learn from Indeedinsiders how to most successfully position your resume to get the job you want,time-saving tips for recognizing legitimate job offers, and best practices fornavigating the job board itself. You cannot afford to miss it. Members of Indeed's Job Squad will guide youthrough the process of online job hunting. Key points to be discussed include:1) Best Practices for the Indeed Job Board, 2) Quick Tips for the best onlineresume, and 3) How to separate real employer contacts from sales pitches. For further information, email Rich Antash atrantash@gmail.comor BCN's website at: For a Google map of the location, click onthe following link: The meeting is at The Reformed Church ofBronxville, in the Edwards room, 180 Pondfield Road, at the corner of MidlandAve, Bronxville, NY 10708.

Tuesday, July 26th, from 12:00 - 1:30 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.

Thursday, July 28th, from 12:00 - 1:30 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.

Thursday, July 28th, from 6:00 - 7:30 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.

Friday, July 29th from 9:45am - 12:00 Noon: The PrincetonPublic Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-hostHilary Morris, a marketingconsultant, who will give a presentation titled: Social Media Strategy. Whether you are in transition or starting up a side business, it isimportant to leverage social media to build your brand. But before you start,you need to create a plan. You need objectives, goals and a way to track yourreturn on investment. Attendees will learn how to set up a social media planwhich includes: identifying the appropriate social network for their goals(job-seeking, starting a new business, personal branding), setting up aneditorial calendar for sharing content, and tracking results with analyticsthat are available through the major social networks. If you are already using social media, thissession will provide a template for performing a self-audit on your currentactivity and results. 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.

Friday, July 29th from10:00am - 12:00 Noon: The LehighValley Professionals will host AlexFreund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentationtitled: LinkedIn: It is About Being Found and Complimentary Head Shots. In today's market, a LinkedIn profile is amust have for any professional or jobseeker, as more than 90% of companies useLinkedIn to identify or vet a candidate. But having a profile is not enough; itis ALL about being found. This highly interactive session is designed to helpyou understand the dynamics of LinkedIn and how to position yourself forsuccess. If you cannot be found, you cannot be considered for a position. There are a number of reasons why yourprofile might not appear in a search. Alex will reveal how to break throughthese impediments so that YOU make a recruiter's search list. And not allcomponents of your LinkedIn profile are created equal. In this presentation,you will learn which elements of your profile weigh more heavily in searchesand which sections require your attention first. Alex will provide tips andeasy-to-use tools that you can use right away to optimize your profile, givingyou a distinct competitive advantage. Few spend much time cultivating theirheadline, often inserting their last job title. But this important piece ofreal estate is how viewers define you, often within seconds. Learn how tostructure a strong, compelling headline that has the viewer wanting to learnmore about YOU. During this session, participants will: 1) Evaluate the role ofLinkedIn in a job search, 2) Understand how to structure their profile to befound, 3) Learn how to address job transitions and unemployment, 4) Experiencea recruiter's view of a candidate, 5) Distinguish an optimized profile from apoor one, and 6) Acquire free tools and techniques to create a stand outprofile. Come join us and get smart onLinkedIn Being Found. For moreinformation, contact Lehigh Valley Professionals at 1-484-602-5252 or The meeting is at 555 Union Blvd, PPL Room,Allentown, PA 18109.

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: a detailed list of upcoming classes. In addition to these great in-person classes, the library also recordedsome of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: Check them out, I am sure you will bepleasantly surprised by the amount of 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 Avenuelocation. To make an appointment for aPRO BONO / FREE coaching session, please visit:

Please provideyour name, phone number, e-mail address, and specific goals. If you do not havean e-mail address, please input noemail@email.comwhen prompted. Once booked, an e-mail confirmation and follow-up reminder willbe sent to the e-mail address provided. In addition, you may also receive acourtesy telephone call confirming your appointment. If you have any questions, please contact theJob Search Central Manager at or 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: UW Career Coaching Flyer_2016.pdf. 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 adetailed list of upcoming events. In addition, many of these informativepresentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7, when timeallows, at: This is a time saving and cost effective way ofseeing a great presentation, from the comfort and convenience of your home.Isn't technology great!

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, Click Here for the Recording & Slides Kathy does a great job withher presentations, I am sure that you will find them most helpful and veryinformative.

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 additionalinformation.

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