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Digest #3555
Next Week's Upcoming Networking Events by "Thomas Donohue" donohue83


Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:22 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Thomas Donohue" donohue83

Good Morning:

There were a few last minute additions to my list below, soI am re-sending next week's list of Upcoming Networking Events for yourinformation.

Thank you,

Tom Donohue

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 canhear highly relevant and beneficial insights from experts in the marketplace,expand your 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 it withmy 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.

Monday, August15th, from 7:00 am - 9:30 am:The Mondays @ 7 Group will host Melanie Szlucha, owner of Red Inc, who will give apresentation titled: 5 Things You Are Doing Wrong In Your Job Search, and Howto Fix Them. For further information, contact EdThomas at 1-203-981-4648 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 15th,from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will hostLarry Maglin, a career coach, who willgive a presentation titled: MatureWorkers In The Current Job Market. 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, August 15th,from 6:00 - 9:00 pm: The Westchester Networking Organization (WNO) willhost Lew Tischler, The Business Doctor, who will give apresentation 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, or to register for this event, please visitWNO's website at: The meeting will be at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY10520.

Monday, August 15th,from 6:30 – 8:45 pm, The Warren Financial Executive Network Group (FENG)will host a Round Table Discussion onJob Search and the Current Job Market. Comeprepared to present your 30-second introduction or elevator speech. Bring alist of target companies, and then ask who knows people in these firms. Themeeting will end early enough
to allow for networking afterwards. We invite other networking groups to attend,such as: The Breakfast Club, Careers in Transition, Career ConnectionsConsortium, Career Forum, and NJ-SENG. Register at: The meeting is at the Morris County Library, 30 East HanoverAvenue, 1st Floor Conference Room, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Tuesday, August 16th, from10:00 am – 12:30 pm. TheProfessional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) will host a workshop on Networking. This meeting will focus on how to usenetworking techniques, tools and resources to increase your visibility and alsouncover the hidden job market. 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 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. JustWho 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 Following Up. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

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 moreinformation, contact the church at 1-215-968-3861 or The meeting is at The NewtownPresbyterian Church, Reception Hall, 25 North Chancellor Street, Newtown, PA18940.

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 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, August17th, from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon: The Professional Service Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Dale Favia, who will give a presentation titled: Mock Interviews, Difficult Behavioral Questions. Additional information is available at: Themeeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road,Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Wednesday, August17th, from12:00 - 2:00 pm: The New York Public Library - Grand Central Library will host Tom Powner of Career Thinker Inc. whowill give a presentation titled: Preparing for Job Interviews, The More You Prepare the Less IntimidatingThey Become. Increase yourchances of hearing the words You are Hired by knowing how to prepare for aninterview. Too many job seekers do not place enough importance and time inpreparing for an interview; a sure way to outshine the other candidates is bybeing more prepared than they are. Tom will discuss the following: Your attireand why it is important, How body language and posture can kill an interview,Types of Interviews you can be faced with, The job application, Do you have CARStories ready to share, Can you answer the W questions, How well do you know yourresume, What you should know about the company, and What should you ask at theend of the interview. Advancedregistration is required. The meeting isat the New York Public Library - Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street, 2nd floor community room, New York, NY 10017.

Wednesday, August17th, 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, August17th, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm: The New York PublicLibrary 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 foreveryone whether you're employed or in a job search. At this meeting, Tom will discuss: What isnetworking and Is it effective, What are some of today's tools to supportbuilding a network, What is LinkedIn and why is it so powerful, Understandingthe sections of a LinkedIn Profile, Tips on building a powerful LinkedInProfile, Methods to connect to people and build a strong network, and How touse your LinkedIn network for a job and career search or promotions. Advancedregistration is required at: The meeting is at the New YorkPublic Library, 18 West 53rd Street, in theCommunity Room, New York, NY 10019.

Wednesday, August17th, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host CeliaCurrin, an executive and career coach, who will give apresentation titled: Managing the Head Gamein Your Job Search. This can bea highly challenging period in your life and the stories you tell yourself, andthe stories you tell in job search can be very powerful in managing your head,your attitude and ultimately your 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 a presentation titled: Promoting Yourself Beyond Your Resume. This presentation will: 1) Make you awarethat no matter how great your resume is, your resume alone will not land youneeded interviews or that terrific job, 2) Explore what information your resumedoes not provide prospective employers, 3) Recommend the social media andtechnology solutions you can use to effectively promote your experience,yourself and your brand. We are veryexcited to have David join us and share his experience, knowledge, andperspectives. For additional information or to register, please contact Joe Finazzoat The meeting is at the Library of the Chathams,214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Wednesday, August 17th, from 7:30- 9:15 pm. Job Seekers ofMontclair, will host Wilma A.Hurwitz, Business Improvement Specialist and Marketing Training Consultant,who will give a presentation titled: UnderstandingNetworking. Thefollowing topics will be discussed: 1) What is it, 2) How does it work, 3)Techniques to manage an effective network, and 4) Overcoming networkingfears. Additional information isavailable at: The meeting is at St. Luke's Church Hall, 73 South FullertonAvenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

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. Spaceis limited. Each meeting will last for one-half hour. Advance registration isrequired with the CT Department of Labor. Email meeting is at the Westport PublicLibrary, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880.

Thursday, August 18th, from 2:00 -4:30 pm: The New YorkScience, Industry and Business Library will host SherryNatkow, who will give a presentation titled: Critique Your Resume. Are your resumes getting you interviews? Areyou submitting the same resume for each job posting? Successful job-seekerscustomize their resume for each position in order to let hiring managers knowimmediately that they are a good fit. Learn how to incorporate the language from a job posting into aKeyword-rich Summary. Participants must bring a current resume and 2 job postings.Pre-registration is required. Interested participants must email Sherry Natkowat to enroll and receive additional information. The meeting is at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Thursday, August 18th, from6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library willhost Win Sheffield, a career Coach,who will give a presentation titled: StayingOne Step Ahead of the Interviewer. Youcan be in charge of your interview. The interview does not have to belike an interrogation or be a reminder of your final exam nightmares. Infact 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 at the New York Science,Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY10016.

Friday, August 19th, from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon: The ChemPharma Association'sPhiladelphia Chapter will host Lynne M. Williams,Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, who will give a presentation titled: Beatingthe Applicant Tracking System (ATS).As a job seeker, are you wondering why you are not getting any responseto your online submissions? Uncover why human eyes may never see the resumesyou submit online and discover what you need to do to optimize your resume tobeat the dreaded ATS. Homework to bringto class: 1) Bring a current advertisement for a job that you are reallyinterested in and save the link for further processing at home, 2) Bringyour current resume, and 3) Bring a highlighter and a pencil. The PhiladelphiaChapter meets on the third Friday morning of each month. You donot need to be a ChemPharma member to attend. Register early and bring a colleague or friend. For additionalinformation, contact Steve Buch at 1-267-981-6347 or email at: The meeting is at RightManagement's King of Prussia Office, 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 400,King of Prussia, PA 19406.

Friday, August 19th from 9:45am - 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and theProfessional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Maria Heidcamp,Director of New Start Career Network, who will give a presentationtitled: New Start Career Network: Helping Older, Long-Term UnemployedJob Seekers. Learn about this new initiative in New Jersey to helpolder, long-term unemployed job seekers. Launched in late 2015 by RutgersUniversity's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, the New Start CareerNetwork is designed to provide a mix of free virtual and in-person assistanceto help job seekers improve their job search techniques, includingresume-writing, mock interviews, information about job clubs, training, andother topics. This is a must-see presentation since the servicesavailable to the long term and older unemployed are both robust and free,including career counseling. 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, August 19th,from 12:00 Noon – 1:30pm:: TheNew York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Bruce A. Hurwitz, an executive recruiter and career counselor,will give a presentation titled: TheFundamentals of an Effective Job Search. Based on practical real-worldexperience, Bruce will explain how he has successfully helpedscores of career counseling clients obtain full-time employment. Ask anyand all questions pertaining to your job search. The meeting is at the New York 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 Support Group atSt. Gregory the Great will host: Amy Raditz, a career transition coach, who will give a presentation titled: Getting Back on the Job Search Horse After the Summer. Getting Back into the groove a challenge? Feellike you have fallen out of the saddle and your career search is flat on theground? Reluctant or afraid to move forward? Confidence shaken or just not inthe mood? Then this month'smeeting is perfect for you. It'seasy to lose focus after a job loss, get distracted when change comes along,when you do not know where you are headed, or how to get there. We willdiscuss how to create your project plan for success, as well as how to stayfocused, positive and sustain the ups and downs of the job search process. The group meets the 3rd Saturday of themonth. Additional information isavailable at: The meeting is at Saint Gregorythe Great' Church, in the Parish Center, O'Connor Hall, at 4680 Nottingham Way,Hamilton Square, NJ 08690.

Saturday, 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 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 next interview,Strategies for resume distribution, Counseling on alternative career paths,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 Hiring Companies,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 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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