Next Week’s Networking Events Beginning Nov 9

Next Week’s Upcoming Networking Events

handshakeSundays, 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. In addition, interesting previous episodes are available at:

Mondays, from 9:00 – 10:00 pm. Call in your job search questions every Monday night to a live Radio Show titled: Own Your Career hosted by Rod Colon, on Blogtalk Radio – Dial 1-347-857-3320 with your questions to get proven guidance from the # 1 career coach in the United States, specialized in the 7 Step Job Search and author of the book Win The Race For 21st Century Jobs. Get free coaching with challenges you encounter steering your career in the rough seas of the 21st century job market.

In addition to the great meetings listed below, check out the Neighbors-helping-Neighbors (NhN) website at: or for additional meetings.

Sunday, November 9th 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 at 1-201-445-1864. The workshop is at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, One Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, in the lower church meeting room.

Monday, November 10th from 7:00 am – 9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7 Group will host Marc Halpert, who will give a presentation titled: LinkedIn: Best Ways to Kickstart Your Job Search. Marc will discuss best ways to use LinkedIn to look your best and brand yourself to convey who you are; how to be searchable; mining for jobs and referrals; making and keeping connections; and building relationships for your job search and career. For further information, contact Ed Thomas at 203-981-4648 or, or the group’s website at The meeting is at the Westport United Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880 (Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway).

Monday, November 10th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Linda Trignano, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: How To Speak About Yourself. 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, November 10th, from 6:30 – 8:45 pm, The Warren Financial Executive Network Group (FENG) will host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: Networking Leading to Interviews. Sixty to eighty percent of people get their job via networking. Yet, for some networking is very challenging. Others do it, somewhat reluctantly and not very effectively. The audience will learn about: 1) How to improve one’s networking skills, 2) What conditions should one create that lend themselves to bonding and sharing, 3) How to communicate in order to get referrals, 4) How to use a simple script which one can start using immediately, and 5) About five easy steps to follow in order to get high-level contacts. By understanding the divergent vantage points of the candidate vis-à-vis the hiring manager one can better prepare for this demanding interaction called interview. We invite other networking groups to attend, such as: The Breakfast Club, Careers In Transition, Career Connections Consortium, Career Forum, and NJ-SENG. Please register at: The meeting is at the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue, 1st Floor Conference Room, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Monday, November 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm: The Career Networking Group will host Mary Anne Kochut, Managing Director of Champions for Success, who will give a presentation titled: Power vs. Perception: Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowerment for Job Seekers. What do we mean by career resiliency? What does it mean to be in transition? This program will provide an overview of the behaviors an effective job seeker needs to master and emulate in attaining self-empowerment while in the job search. It provides a review of the different types of power that all individuals possess and how to apply them effectively. In this presentation you will learn to: 1) Understand the characteristics of an effective leader and why they are critical when in job transition, 2) Describe the types of power bestowed upon individuals and how power is perceived in society and organizations, 3) Understand the concept of resiliency, the behaviors associated with the Ten Characteristics, and why they are important when job searching, 4) Determine which areas you need to develop in your personal plan for self-empowerment during and after your job search, 5) Recognize some of the negative stereotypes that are projected onto job seekers both in organizations and in society as a whole. Please register online at; call 1-908-322-5007 ext. 204 or e-mail The meeting will be at the Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

Tuesday, November 11th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Career Development Center and Office of Alumni Relations have gathered a distinguished Panel of Five Leading HR and Hiring Managers to discuss: What Skills Employers Are Looking For. Eli Amdur will moderate the panel, which includes: Jennifer Hanson, Recruitment Account Manager at GlaxoSmithKline, Domenick Saglimbeni, Partner at Flackman, Goodman and Potter, Nicolas Scarpa, Associate Director of HR and Compensation at ITHAKA, Robin Solow, Director of Talent Acquisition-Human Resources, Global Manufacturing and Sourcing at Ralph Lauren, and Kathy Wertalik, Human Resources Supervisor at United Parcel Services. Click on the following link to register: Career Panel. The meeting will be at Fairleigh Dickinson’s Wilson Auditorium in Dickinson Hall, 140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, NJ 07601.

Tuesday, November 11th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm: The Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) will host Stacey Cohen, founder of Co-Communications, Inc, who will give a presentation titled: Keys to Build a Winning Personal Brand. Personal branding is not just for celebrities like Lady Gaga or business moguls like Donald Trump, it is key to any professional’s success. Recognizing what makes you unique and strategically marketing yourself in a highly competitive market place is key. From the business owner to career transitioner to CEO, crafting and communicating your personal brand is paramount. With the surge of online search and social media platforms, it is more important than ever to leverage an eye-catching brand. This workshop will provide insights into building and communicating a winning personal brand. The following topics will be covered: 1) Discover your Brand, 2) Developing your Unique Value, 3) Understanding your Target Audience, and 4) Overview of Communication strategies and tactics. For additional information call John Barry at 1-203-270-0051 or NFP meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. 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 11th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host will host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Interview…You Are Onstage. This presentation is highly participative by the audience. It identifies the four elements that interviewers focus on and involves demonstration, plus audience member mock interviews. It is entertaining, and many unknowns get exposed and explained. 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 12th 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 12th from 1:15 – 2:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special Business Plan Research Workshop. Provides research guidance specifically tailored to your particular business plan. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, November 12th from 6:45 – 9:30 pm: The Hillsdale Career Resource Ministry Network Group is celebrating the group’s second anniversary by hosting a special guest speaker, Eli Amdur, a writer, analyst, speaker, coach and author, who will give a presentation titled: The Impact of Positive Speaking and Thinking in a Strong Job Market. In addition, Mikey Beyda Photography, will be available to take your Linkedin photo. Her fee is $20.00. For additional information, contact: John Carvelli at 1-201-995-7895,, or Janelle Razzino at 1-201-722-3111, The meeting is at St. John The Baptist Church, in the Sheen Room of the Parish Center, at 69 Valley Road, Hillsdale NJ 07642.

Wednesday, November 12th from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Cover Letters, Thank-You Letters and References. The following topics will be discussed: 1) Designing effective cover letters, 2) Telephone etiquette and effective use, and 3) Thank you letters and their place. Additional information is available at:, or by calling 1-973-783-3442. The meeting is at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

Thursday, November 13th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Free Webinar, Lisa Rangel, of Chameleon Resumes, will give a presentation titled: How to Design a Powerful Executive Resume to Land Interviews, Even If You Are Not An Executive. Lisa will discuss: 1) How to structure your resume, taking into account what kind of information recruiters want to find, and where, 2) What words to use to present yourself effectively, since what you are currently using has not worked well, 3) How to make your resume achievement-driven, which delivers the results you offer straight into the recruiter’s hands. Lisa will also share insider secrets, like what NOT to do for a recruiter to take you seriously. Click here to learn more and register now! This vastly instructive 60-minute Webinar will give you the knowledge to transform your dull resume into an effective, powerful tool to attract executive recruiters and land interviews.

Thursday, November 13th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) will offer a program titled: Career Resources. Explore job and career resources available at the SIBL Library and other public sites; Find industry and career advice, resume guides and more. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, November 13th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, are proud to announce the 6th Annual New York StartUP! 2015 Business Plan Competition Orientation for New York-based startup entrepreneurs, with cash prizes totaling over $30,000. The Orientation will start you off by giving you the basics of the competition. Attending one orientation session is the first requirement of the competition. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, November 13th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: NNJ ASTD will host Tony Calabrese, a Certified Five O’Clock Club Career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Career Change, Should I or Shouldn’t I. Are you extremely unhappy in your current job? Are opportunities in your profession getting less and less? Is there a lifelong dream you have never fulfilled? Have you reached a point in your life where you are looking to make a change? While career change is never easy, more and more individuals are facing the prospect each day. Career and Job Search coach Tony Calabrese will share thoughts on what you need to consider when changing careers, ways to evaluate what you may want to do next and being aware of how you present yourself is as much a factor in the change, than the skill sets themselves you possess. For additional information, contact Alicja Lisnow at Do not 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.

Friday, November 14th from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host John Hadley, a Career Search Counselor, who will give a presentation titled: The Influential Conversation. Many candidates are so focused on the best answers to interview questions; they forget what is most important to do in an interview. You cannot treat an interview as a Q and A session and expect to get hired. You need to transform the interview into an influential conversation, digging deeply into the interviewer’s challenges so that you are seen as a key solution! In this interactive workshop, John will share a model for conducting a truly influential conversation that will let you have: 1) Job interviews that set you apart from all other candidates, 2) Networking conversations that truly engage your contacts, and 3) Meetings with consulting prospects that motivate them to take action. Visit the PSG of Mercer County website to learn about the numerous resources available there. The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Saturday, November 15th from 8:15 – 10:30 am: The Saint Gregory the Great Networking Group (SGGNG) will host: Sherri Waryasz, who will give a presentation titled: Laugh your Way Through Transitions. Every job search or career transition can be stressful. This workshop will Relax your Mind, Energize your Body and Renew your Spirit. During this program you will engage in playful Laughter Exercises and feel the joy and lightness that laughing gives your Mind, Body and Spirit. You will learn how to use the power of Laughter to create positive emotions which can ease and enhance your life and transitions. This is a fun, educational and extremely interactive session. Everyone will feel the benefits immediately and leave with a smile feeling Empowered, Energized, and Eager to take on their lives and transitions in a new and exciting way. Additional information at: The meeting is at Saint Gregory the Great’ Church, in the Parish Center, O’Connor Hall, at 4680 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690.

Saturday, November 15th 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. CIT meets the first and third Saturday of each month except holidays. The meeting is in the Winston School Gym at Christ Church, 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314, offers an extensive series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Inquiries about programs may be made by calling 917-275-6975, Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. Click on their link at: for a detailed list of upcoming classes. In addition to these great in-person classes, the library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: Check them out, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of helpful information awaiting you.

The Westport Public Library, located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 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. In addition, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7, when time allows, at: This is a time saving and cost effective way of seeing a great presentation, from the comfort and convenience of your home. Isn’t technology great!

Wednesdays, from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of 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 group meets; various speakers deliver on topics such as: recognizing your accomplishments, resumes, and networking. For a schedule of upcoming presentations, click on their link at:, or call (973) 783-3442 for additional information.handshake

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