Networking Events Week of November 11th

Sundays, from 8:00 – 9:00 am. Every Sunday morning tune into Your Career is Calling on 107.7 FM, The Bronc, an on-campus radio station at Rider University.  Hosts Frank Kovacs and Wanda Ellet bring you the best career advice, no matter what stage your career is in. Whether you are in transition, looking for a better opportunity, or even a college student, Your Career is Calling has you covered.  Nearly every single week, they are joined by a 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 IPhone Apps.  Listeners can reach the studio with their questions at 1-877-900-1077.
Monday, November 11th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Central N.J. host Sheri Brown, a Career Specialist at JFS, who will give the fourth in a series of seven presentations titled: Focusing Your Marketing Plan With Target Companies.  For more information, or to register please contact Sheri Brown at  or call 1-908-352-8375.  The meeting is at: Jewish Family Service Central N.J. office, 655 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, N.J. 07208.
Monday, November 11th from 10:00 – 11:30 am: The Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce will host Lisa Marie Dias, who will give a presentation titled: How to Use Social Media in Career Transition and Business.  Social media is an essential ingredient to building a company and personal brand as well as an integral part of any networking strategy. Lisa will be interviewed about how to use social media to find a job and grow a business. She will help the audience to determine the marketing tools and sites that are right for their needs and goals.  Please register at:  The meeting will be at the Parsippany Library, 449 Halsey Road,Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07054
Monday, November 11th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Diana Sieberg, who will give a presentation titled: Using the Resources of the Somerset County Business Partnership as Your Platform for Success.  Additional information is available at:  The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
Tuesday, November 12th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm: The Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) will host Charlotte Cilley from the Greater Danbury SCORE Chapter and Bill Brimmer from FranNet, who will give a presentation titled: Business Ownership.  Charlotte and Bill will discuss the three ways an individual can become a business owner. Today with workplace insecurity, individuals are exploring the possibility of becoming business owners at a record rate. This presentation will cover what is needed to understand whether business ownership is a viable option for you. Does it fit your lifestyle and how much it costs to start and build a winning business are just a few of the points they will be covering.  For additional information call 1-203-270-0051.  The meeting is in the St. Rose Knights of Columbus Building, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT  06470.  Behind Saint Rose church to the far left. The Knights building has 3 garage doors on the first floor, the meeting room is on the second floor. The entrance is the first door in the front of the building.
Tuesday, November 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm: The Sayreville Public Library will host a program titled: Let a Professional Polish Your Résumé.  We all know the job market is tough. Give your best first impression to potential employers by making your résumé shine. Dr. Colleen Georges will spend one-on-one time with attendees, giving each résumé an honest critique with suggestions for improvement.  To register, contact Alaina at or call1-732-727-0212 ex. 25. You will be assigned a 15-minute time slot. You need only bring a copy of your résumé and a pen. The meeting is at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.
Tuesday, November 12th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Vicki Gaddy, an executive recruiter, who will give a presentation titled: Ignite Your Job Search! Light A Fire, Remove The Box.  For more 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, November 13th from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon: The Professional Support Group of Morris County (PSGMC) will host Charles Fleisher, who will give a presentation titled: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities. Left paralyzed by a spinal cord injury at age 18, Charles learned to adapt to life in a wheelchair. By sharing his own experience, he inspires others to overcome life’s challenges as a speaker, mentor and coach.  Additional information is available at:  The meeting will be at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.
Wednesday, November 13th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will offer a program titled: WorkSearch Orientation.  Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals.  After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers.  Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive (Bring your own USB drive).  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Wednesday, November 13th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Kristina Leonardi, who will give a presentation titled: Authentic Branding: Letting the Real You Shine in Any Situation.  Kristina will discuss how to get in tune with your unique talents, abilities, strengths and passions for success.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Wednesday, November 13th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm: The Sayreville Public Library will host Terrence Seamon, an author and career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Eight Hacks for Today’s Savvy Job Hunter. This talk is inspired by his recent article Terry did for the which shares the story of how he has been career coaching a recent college graduate looking for a job. While the graduate does indeed want to be helped, he is resistant to the help at the same time. To inspire this young job seeker, Terry came up with the idea of a list of hacks. A hack is a clever way to accomplish something difficult. Hacking might be characterized as an appropriate application of ingenuity. Whether the result is a quick-and-dirty patchwork job or a carefully crafted work of art, you have to admire the cleverness that went into itSo in the spirit of appropriate application of ingenuity, Terry will be sharing his Eight Hacks for Today’s Savvy Job Hunter!  To register, contact Alaina at or call 1-732-727-0212 ext. 25. The meeting is at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.
Wednesday, November 13th from 6:45 – 9:30 pm: The Hillsdale Career Resource Ministry Network Group will host Ed McEneney, an independent career consultant.  We are pleased to have Ed back for a second tour; his mission to help people figure out how to connect themselves to work. He is a fountain of optimism for those in need of support and guidance.  Ed teaches by example, stressing the importance of maintaining confidence, being fair and keeping an open mind.  For additional information, contact: John Carvelli at, or Janelle Razzino at  The meeting is at St. John The Baptist Church, in the Sheen Room of the Parish Center, at 69 Valley Road, Hillsdale NJ 07642.
Thursday, November 14th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer will offer a special presentation titled: Promote Yourself (Your Brand) with MailChimp.  This will be a how-to introduction to MailChimp, a web-based email marketing service provider. Learn how to set up your campaigns and email list, and to use MailChimp to promote your brand.  In addition, there will be a LinkedIn Photo Shoot.  A professional photographer will be available to take a headshot for your LinkedIn Profile or other Social Media outlets. There will also be open networking during this session.  The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Thursday, November 14th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Robin Neiman, a Vocational Counselor, and Sherry Natkow, a Career Coach, who will lead a program titled:  Drop-In Job Club for College Graduates in Their Twenties.  Participants learn how to market themselves, how to conduct a strategic job search, meet other twenty-something job-seekers in a supportive environment.  Handouts and resources will be provided.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Thursday, November 14th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: NNJ ASTD will host Dorothy O’Beirne, an Adjunct Instructor at County College of Morris (CCM) who will give a presentation titled: Job Search Resources.  Information resources and support services available to job seekers will be discussed, with emphasis on no-cost services from not-for-profit organizations (including government agencies) and volunteer/peer groups.  For additional information, contact Alicja Lisnow at  Don’t miss an evening where you can expand your network, make new friends, share knowledge with your peers, and hear highly relevant and beneficial insights and perspectives from experts in the marketplace.  Please register at:  The meeting is at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

Thursday, November 14th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Immaculate Conception Church Employment and Career Support Group will host a special meeting titled: Holiday Season Job Seeker, Staying Positive.  Brace yourself for the upcoming holiday season and use it to your advantage to network and move your career forward, whether you are a job seeker or looking to build or polish your networking skills. Tis the season to be grateful, so in the spirit of Thanksgiving, this meeting will have two objectives: networking and staying positive during what can be a stressful time for job seekers.  Please RSVP via, the website at:, or call Patricia Yannotta Panzarino at1.908.448.2297.  The meeting is at Immaculate Conception Church’s Nazareth House, 88 West End Ave, Somerville, NJ, 08876.

Friday, November 15th from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon: The Philadelphia Chapter of the ChemPharma Association will host Charlene Holsendorff, a career management expert, who will give a presentation titled: Solution Interviewing, Your Brand Message and Closing the Deal.  Please register at:  A parking pass available at Philadelphia Parking Pass Fall 2013.  For additional information, contact  The meeting is at Villanova University, Health Services Building, Room 200, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085.
Saturday, November 16th from 8:15 – 10:30 am: The Saint Gregory the Great Networking Group (SGGNG) will hostTony Calabrese, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Informational Interview.  The meeting is at Saint Gregory the Great’ Church, 4680 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690.
Saturday, November 16th from 8:30 – 11:00 am: Careers in Transition (CIT) meeting. Individuals give a 15 second elevator speech about themselves — 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 by a short period for networking with people you would like to introduce yourself to 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 it reviewed.) or 2) Support in Overcoming Job Search Obstacles. This includes: A) Small group advice for individuals who have hit the wall and need help to reinvigorate their job search, or B) Large group discussion on various job search related topics. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.
Sunday, November 17th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will host Ed McCabe, a Lee, Hecht, Harrison career coach, and Rich Kritzer who will present the third segment of a four part workshop titled: Get Your Message Out – NETWORKING. Getting the message out about who you are and what you have to offer to people who are likely to hire you is at the heart of the job search process. This technique is often referred to as Networking. All are welcome! For additional information, please call Carol Shea at 1-201-447-4215 or Tom Lewis at1-201-445-1864.  The workshop is at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, One Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, in the lower church meeting room.

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