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


Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:14 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 can hearhighly relevant and beneficial insights from experts in the marketplace, expandyour network, make new friends, and share knowledge with your peers. Make it a goal to attend at least one or two meetings 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.

Saturday, August 13th, from 7:30 - 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host a paneldiscussion, 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.

Monday, August 15th, from 7:00 am - 9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7 Group will host Melanie Szlucha, owner of Red Inc, who will give a presentationtitled: 5Things You Are Doing Wrong In Your Job Search, and How to Fix Them. Forfurther information, contact Ed Thomas at 1-203-981-4648 or,or the group's website at Themeeting is at the Westport United Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport,CT 06880 (Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway).

Monday, August 15th, from 10:30 am- 1:00 pm: Professional ServiceGroup of Central NJ will host LarryMaglin, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Mature Workers In The Current Job Market.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, August 15th, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm: The Westchester Networking Organization(WNO) will host Lew Tischler, The Business Doctor,who will give a presentation titled: The Interview Pitch, Techniques that Win. You got the interview. And whether it is via Skype,an in-person meeting, or a telephone call, with solid preparation you willaccomplish three essential objectives: 1) Convey key information about yourselfthat's not apparent from any other source, 2) Differentiateyourself from the other candidates, and 3) Present interestinginformation that's pertinent to the role. Joinus for an interactive and hands-on workshop that will leave you prepared toanswer the tell me about yourself question in a way that resonates with youraudience and accomplishes what you need it to. For additional information, orto register for this event, please visit WNO's website at: meeting will be at the Croton FreeLibrary, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

Monday, August 15th, from 6:30 – 8:45 pm, The Warren Financial Executive NetworkGroup (FENG) will host a Round TableDiscussion on Job Search and the Current Job Market. Come prepared to present your 30-second introduction or elevatorspeech. Bring a list of target companies, and then ask who knows people inthese firms. The meeting will end early enough
to allow for networking afterwards. Weinvite other networking groups to attend, such as: The Breakfast Club, Careersin 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, August 16th, from 10:00am – 12:30 pm. The Professional Service Group of NewBrunswick (PSGNB) will host a workshop on Networking. This meeting will focus on how to use networking techniques, toolsand resources to increase your visibility and also uncover the hidden jobmarket. Forthe schedule and to learn more about the organization and activities visit thewebsite at: The meetings are held at the Kennedy branch ofThe Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Tuesday, August 16th, from 12:00 - 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host Barry Cohen, former CUNYEmployment Coordinator, who willgive a presentation titled: Powerful FirstImpressions: How to Find and Get the Job You Really Want. Barry will discuss:1) Hidden techniques and strategies you need to ace that next job interview, 2)How to Ace Every Job Interview, Even if you are not the best candidate, and 3)How many interview have you been on, and how many offers have youreceived? The meeting is at the New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, NewYork, NY 10016.

Tuesday, August 16th from 6:00 - 7:30pm: The New York Science,Industry and Business Library will host JohnCrant, who will give a presentation titled: TheParadigm Shift in Job Search: Marketing Yourself to the Decision-Maker. Just Who Is It That Makes the Decisions? Johnoffers techniques for getting the attention of hiring managers. The discussion includes: 1) Just Who Is ItThat Makes the Decisions, 2) Finding the Decision-makers, There Are AlmostAlways More Than One, 3) Email, Voicemail, LinkedIn, and SnailMail, Oh, My, 4)Catching Attention: It Has To Be About Them, 5) It is All About The Message, ByWhich I Mean: Value, and 5) Getting the Call-back, or Actually FollowingUp. The meeting is at the New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, NewYork, NY 10016.

Tuesday, August 16th from 7:00 -8:30 pm: The Newtown CareerNetworking Group will offer a presentation titled: Open Session for External Speaker or Special Topic. Please RSVP at: For more information, contact the church at1-215-968-3861 or The meeting is at The Newtown PresbyterianChurch, Reception Hall, 25 North Chancellor Street, Newtown, PA 18940.

Tuesday, August 16th, from 7:30 -9:30 pm: The Career Forumwill hostLloyd Feinstein, acareer coach, who will give a presentation titled: Add these 3 Key Issues to Build Resume Success. For moreinformation 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, August 17th, from 9:30am - 12:00 noon: The Professional Service Group of MorrisCounty (PSGMC) will host Dale Favia,who will give a presentation titled: MockInterviews, Difficult Behavioral Questions. Additional information is available at: The meeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 HalseyRoad, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, August 17th, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm: The New York Public Library- Grand Central Library will host TomPowner of Career Thinker Inc. who will give a presentation titled: Preparing for JobInterviews, The More You Prepare the Less Intimidating They Become. Increase your chances of hearing thewords You are Hired by knowing how to prepare for an interview. Too many jobseekers do not place enough importance and time in preparing for an interview;a sure way to outshine the other candidates is by being more prepared than theyare. Tom will discuss the following: Your attire and why it is important, Howbody language and posture can kill an interview, Types of Interviews you can befaced with, The job application, Do you have CAR Stories ready to share, Canyou answer the W questions, How well do you know your resume, What you shouldknow about the company, and What should you ask at the end of the interview. Advanced registration is required. The meeting is at the New YorkPublic Library - Grand Central Library, 135East 46th Street, 2nd floor community room, NewYork, NY 10017.

Wednesday, August 17th, 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, August 17th, from 4:00- 6:00 pm: The New York Public Library at 53rd Street will host Tom Powner of Career Thinker Inc. whowill give a presentation titled: The Power of LinkedIn for Job and Career Success. We have all heard thatnetworking is still one of the most powerful methods of connecting to careerand job opportunities and will most likely stay that way forever. But mostpeople do not know how to effectively build and use network to increase theirodds to connect to opportunities. Having a strong network is important for everyonewhether you're employed or in a job search. At this meeting, Tom will discuss: What is networking and Is iteffective, What are some of today's tools to support building a network, Whatis LinkedIn and why is it so powerful, Understanding the sections of a LinkedInProfile, Tips on building a powerful LinkedIn Profile, Methods to connect topeople and build a strong network, and How to use your LinkedIn network for ajob and career search or promotions. Advanced registration is required at: The meeting is at the New YorkPublic Library, 18 West 53rd Street, in the Community Room, New York, NY10019.

Wednesday, August 17th, from 6:00- 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and BusinessLibrary will host Celia Currin, an executive andcareer coach, who will give a presentation titled: Managing the Head Game in Your Job Search. This can be a highly challenging periodin your life and the stories you tell yourself, and the stories you tell in jobsearch can be very powerful in managing your head, your attitude and ultimatelyyour search. It is a balancing act between being kind to yourself without lettingyourself off too easy. This can be a highly challenging period inyour life and the stories you tell yourself, and the stories you tell in jobsearch can be very powerful in managing your head, your attitude, andultimately your search. Celia will explore the many proactivethings you can do during this stressful period that help you keep your egointact and your emotions in control. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library,188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, August 17th, from 7:00- 9:00 pm: GenY NetworkingGroup will host: David Schuchman, an Information Technology professional and ExecutiveChair of the Professional Service Group of Mercer County, who will give apresentation titled: Promoting YourselfBeyond Your Resume. This presentationwill: 1) Make you aware that no matter how great your resume is, your resumealone will not land you needed interviews or that terrific job, 2) Explore whatinformation your resume does not provide prospective employers, 3) Recommendthe social media and technology solutions you can use to effectively promoteyour experience, yourself and your brand. We are very excited to have David join us and share his experience,knowledge, and perspectives. Foradditional information or to register, please contact Joe Finazzo at is at the Library of theChathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Thursday, August 18th, from 10:00am - 3:00 pm: The Westport PublicLibrary will host Michael Shavel or Paul Fedor,who will give a special one-on-one PersonalLinkedIn Sessions. Are you making good connections with LinkedIn? Do youfeel your profile could use something extra? Get your professional profilecritiqued by LinkedIn experts Michael Shavel or Paul Fedorin a personal one-on-one workshops. Learn how you can enhance your ProfessionalHeadline, Summary, Skills, and Experience to grab the attention of employers.Update your settings to ensure you are sending the right message to reach youraudience. Learn proven strategies for getting more recommendations andendorsements and connecting with the right people in your target industry.Space is limited. Each meeting will last for one-half hour. Advanceregistration is required with the CT Department of Labor. Email meeting is at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT06880.

Thursday, August 18th, from 2:00 -4:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Sherry Natkow, whowill give a presentation titled: CritiqueYour Resume. Are your resumesgetting you interviews? Are you submitting the same resume for each jobposting? Successful job-seekers customize their resume for each position inorder to let hiring managers know immediately that they are a good fit. Learn how to incorporate the language from ajob posting into a Keyword-rich Summary. Participants mustbring a current resume and 2 job postings. Pre-registration isrequired. Interested participants must email Sherry Natkow at snatkow@job-prep.comto enroll and receive additional information. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library,188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, August 18th, from 6:00 -7:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host Win Sheffield, a career Coach, who will give a presentation titled:Staying One Step Ahead of theInterviewer. You can be in charge ofyour interview. The interview does not have to be like an interrogationor be a reminder of your final exam nightmares. In fact with practice,the interview can become an opportunity to shine. Career coach Win Sheffield shareseffective ways to prepare for the interview, how to convey your value in theinterview, and decisive ways to follow up to keep you in your interviewer'smind. Become master of the interview process so that it does not masteryou. Topics to be discussed include: 1) Preparing for the interview: Key itemsbeyond the annual report, 2) Making the interview work: Setting the tone of themeeting and delivering your message, and 3) After the interview: Following upto make your point. The meeting is atthe New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34thStreet, New York, NY 10016.

Friday, August 19th, from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon: The ChemPharma Association'sPhiladelphia Chapter will host Lynne M. Williams,Director of the PhiladelphiaArea Great Careers Group, whowill give a presentation titled: Beating the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). As a job seeker, are you wonderingwhy you are not getting any response to your online submissions? Uncover whyhuman eyes may never see the resumes you submit online and discover what youneed to do to optimize your resume to beat the dreaded ATS. Homework to bring to class: 1) Bring acurrent advertisement for a job that you are really interested in and save thelink for further processing at home, 2) Bring your current resume, and 3)Bring a highlighter and a pencil. The Philadelphia Chapter meets on thethird Friday morning of each month. You do not need to be aChemPharma member to attend. Registerearly and bring a colleague or friend. For additional information, contactSteve 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, August 19th,from 12:00 Noon – 1:30pm:: The New York Science, Industry andBusiness Library will host Bruce A. Hurwitz, an executiverecruiter and career counselor, will give a presentation titled: The Fundamentals of an Effective Job Search. Based on practical real-world experience, Bruce willexplain how he has successfully helped scores of career counseling clientsobtain full-time employment. Ask any and all questions pertaining to yourjob search. The meeting is at the NewYork Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street,New York, NY 10016.

Saturday, August 20th 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 20th from 8:30 -11:00 am: The Career SupportGroup at St. Gregory the Great will host: Amy Raditz, a career transition coach, who will give a presentationtitled: Getting Back on the Job SearchHorse After the Summer. Getting Backinto the groove a challenge? Feel like you have fallen out of the saddle andyour career search is flat on the ground? Reluctant or afraid to move forward?Confidence shaken or just not in the mood? Thenthis month's meeting is perfect for you. It's easy to lose focus after a job loss, get distractedwhen change comes along, when you do not know where you are headed, or how toget there. We will discuss how to create your project plan for success, aswell as how to stay focused, positive and sustain the ups and downs of the jobsearch process. Thegroup meets the 3rd Saturday of the month. Additional information is available at: The meeting is at Saint Gregory the Great' Church, in theParish Center, O'Connor Hall, at 4680 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ08690.

Saturday, August 20th from 6:00 -8:00 pm: Fifth AvenuePresbyterian Church will host WinSheffield, a career Coach, who will oversee a special program for One-on-One Interview Practice. Interviewing issomething that many of us want to avoid at all costs. Yet, with practicewe can become more comfortable with it and even develop skill in conveying ourvalue and opening up the interviewer to provide information we need to make agood decision about the job. Thanks to the recruiters, career coaches and HRprofessionals who have volunteered for this event, you have an opportunity toobserve or participate in mock interviews where you can practice and masterthis important skill. The meeting is at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019.

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 Career Coaching. The program provides professionals withan opportunity to learn techniques for success in the workplace and shareslocal resources for job training. Obtainhelp with topics such as: Tools to brandyourself, Updating your resume and cover letter, Career networking tips,Techniques to ace your next interview, Strategies for resume distribution,Counseling on alternative career paths, Advice on dressing for success, andHelp setting and achieving short and long-term career goals. These one-on-one sessions are by appointmentonly. Please click on this link for additional details: 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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