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[CNG] Digest Number 3558[1 Attachment]

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Digest #3558


Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:15 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Brian Mecca" brian.mecca

The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: "The New Start Career Network: Helping Older, Long-term Unemployed Job Seekers"

Presented by Maria Heidkamp

Saturday September 10th, at 8:00am

Please share this with other groups you may be in. Join us on at: <> to RSVP for the meeting.

Presentation: "The New Start Career Network: Helping Older, Long-term Unemployed Job Seekers"

Maria Heidkamp, director of the New Start Career Network at Rutgers University, will discuss the recently launched effort to help older (45+), long-term unemployed job seekers in New Jersey, including lessons learned to date and plans for the future.​

Our speaker:

About the speaker:

Maria Heidkamp is currently directing the New Start Career Network, which was launched in late 2015 to help older, long-term unemployed job seekers in New Jersey. Before joining the Heldrich Center, Ms. Heidkamp worked overseas for the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Agency for International Development as director of the Labor Market Transition Project in Hungary and served as a technical advisor on a range of workforce issues. She has worked as a policy analyst for the National Governors Association and served as director of the Wisconsin Labor-Management Council. She has a BA in government from Cornell University and an MA from NYU.

About the Meeting:

Networking begins at 7:30 am, meeting starts promptly at 8:00 am.

There is a $10 fee at the door to cover the cost of the room.

Be sure to tell your friends and bring them along. Be a part of our growing network of Job Seekers, Hiring Managers, Recruiters, Career Coaches, and people who want to be able to help themselves and each other.

Event Location:

Days Hotel Conference Center

195 Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816


New for 2016 –

We have gone to in order to better promote our monthly meetings and attendance.

Please use this link to go to our group's area on and join the group: <>

It will take a few seconds and greatly help us to help you and others. Once you join please leave a positive comment, specify by RSVP'ing any meetings you can make and direct people both to our website to join the group <> and the link. These actions help keep our group strong so it's there when you and others need it!

The Breakfast Club NJ - 10 Points for Good Member Citizenship

1) Attend meetings regularly to keep group strong and help pay back to others (meeting logistics on our website <>

2) Keep anti-virus on your machine up to date and run scan regularly

3) Review messages and if request for assistance please help whenever possible

4) Once you have received your invitation and joined our linked in group, connect to other members directly(questions see Gerry Peyton - <>

5) Join groups Facebook group and Google+ circle, and connect to other members directly (questions see Adrienne Roman - <>

6) Join groups twitter account (questions see George Pace - <>

7) If you run across someone in transition invite them to join our group and sponsor them through process (details on our website

8) Sunday mornings listen to our radio show, "Your Career Is Calling", at 8am ET either on radio at 107.7 or via internet 24/7 live or on demand at <> (as this is a call in show your calls help make it successful)

9) If you are in transition put your elevator pitch in writing to group, ask for help with job search issues or connecting to people at target companies, regularly post job opportunities (from email you joined the group - send email to <>

10) Help fellow members whenever possible

Information on "The Breakfast Club NJ": ( <>

Join us on at: <> to RSVP for the meeting.

Go to <> http://www.thebreakfastclubnj.comfor more information and how to join the Yahoo group. You can join the yahoo group at any time; you do not need to have attended a meeting. You can also attend meetings at any time without having joined the yahoo group.

If you have any questions, please let me know ( <> or send an email to <>

We look forward to seeing everyone let's make this a great meeting for our members that are in transition and welcome those that have landed

Meeting Format:

7:30 to 8:00 –Registration &Open Networking

8:00 to 8:15 - Welcome and housekeeping

8:15 to 9:15 – Presentation by the guest speaker – Limited to 60 minutes

9:15 to 10:15 - Elevator Pitch - 30 Seconds about yourself, who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (3-4), how we can help you, how you can help others. Follow the rule of the Three B's of Public Speaking: Be informative; Be brief; Be seated.

10:15 until you choose to leave - Open Networking, follow up with people you are interested in meeting following their elevator pitch, exchange business cards, peruse the library, arrange follow up meetings, etc.

1 - Make sure you come with the 30 second elevator pitch - honed - including your targeted companies, your value proposition, etc.

2 - If you are not already a member of our and Facebook groups please join

3 - Once linked to our groups - link to each other - a strong network is a vital component to a successful job search

4 - If you are a member and new to transition send a brief message to the group (from the email you joined the breakfast club from) <> introducing yourself - and what companies you are targeting - we have 3,000+ members that will respond with help where they can

Brian Mecca

The Breakfast Club NJ

Director Member Services

Global Director, Infrastructure and Technology

LinkedIn: <>

Keep the faith, keep networking, never give up, never say die.

That position you are looking for may be just around the corner, but you have to go look for it, it is not going to come to you.

Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:04 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Thomas Donohue" donohue83

Ramsey JSWT Members:

Free Career Coaching, please see the message below and the attached flyer for additional information.


Tom Donohue

-----Original Message-----
From: McPherson, Durelle <>
Sent: Wed, Aug 24, 2016 12:36 pm

Good Day!
I hope all is well and you are enjoying the remaining summer. This serves as aFRIENDLY REMINDER forCAREER COACHING 1 on 1 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. This is byAPPOINTMENT ONLY. Please RSVP. We have SEVEN CAREER COACHES, both day and evening available.
We are excited to offer you this FREE RESOURCE as we have a great team of professionals who are committed and excited to help you in your Career building.

If you are interested, please forward me the following:
· Resume (if available)
· Why you would like to see the Career Coach( 1-2 lines)?
· The areas in which you would like to work (if possible) AND a copy of a job posting you would like to apply for in which you can send me or bring with you.
Mark your calendar and have a wonderful day.


Durelle McPherson, M.Div.
Manager-Community Impact-Income
United Way of Northern New Jersey
60 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ph: 973.993-1160, x210
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