Next Week’s Upcoming Networking Events

Sundays, from 8:00 – 9:00 am. Every Sunday morning tune into Your Career is Calling onhandshake 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.

Monday, October 13th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled:  Why Bother Networking.  Most people dread networking since they do not understand it, think that they are not good at it and while in transition they do not feel good about themselves. About 60 to 80 percent of people get their jobs through networking. Based on that fact alone, people in search of their next position should master this art.  The audience will learn about: 1) What is networking, 2) How to network effectively, with whom and where, and 3) What are the common barriers to networking, and much more.  This one hour long presentation will clarify many of the myths associated with this subject.  Additional information is available at:  The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.

Tuesday, October 14th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm: The Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP) will host Mark Troncone, an information technology professional, who will give a presentation titled: Creating an Elevator Speech that WOWs.  Having been in transition six previous times in his career, Mark has witnessed the changes in the traditional way of finding employment. Through these experiences, he has developed and implemented a multi-component program to give a person in transition the necessary skills to gain employment in the new millennium.  At this meeting, Mark will discuss: His 7 Point Employment Strategy, What is an Elevator Speech, Why it is necessary to have one, Elevator Speeches to Avoid, Creating one using by Secret formula, Effectively using a Hook, Two important parts often overlooked, Creating a Passion Statement for Interviews, Passing the lucky 7 W’s test, Using your Elevator Speech, and Refining your Elevator Speech.  For additional information call John Barry at 1-203-270-0051 or  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, October 14th 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.  Getting to know and accept who you are, what you have to offer, and how you fit into any situation is your key to success, whether you’re interviewing for a job, working towards a promotion, starting a new business or looking to meet new people. Kristina will discuss how to get in tune with your unique talents, abilities, strengths and passions and project that image out into the world to create and attract the outcomes you desire in every area of your life.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Tuesday, October 14th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: How Best To Compete.  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, October 15th 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, October 15th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Sherry Natkow, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Job Seekers: Keep the Momentum Going. This interactive workshop designed for job seekers who have been looking for work for at least 6 months. Participants can share questions, pool resources, and share collective wisdom. Practice your elevator pitch, rehearse that one tricky interview question, and leave with new ideas to energize your job hunt and keep the momentum going.  Pre-registration is required. Interested participants must email Sherry Natkow at 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, NY 10016.

Wednesday, October 15th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Win Sheffield, a career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Caterpillar to Butterfly: How to discover and to move on to your next career. The job market is constantly changing and so are we. As a result we are often interested in changing, or required by circumstance to change. Yet without exposure to other areas, it is easy to assume there is no way for us to do a different job.  Join coach Win Sheffield to learn how we can bring value to a new industry or to a new field. Learn how breadth of experience can be a competitive advantage in a changing marketplace. We will cover: 1) Approaches to discover what we want to do, 2) How to research options we are considering, 3) Why ads demand prior experience and how to change anyway, 4) How to adapt our experience to new fields, and 5) Set priorities for the career options you will pursue.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, October 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: GenY Networking Group will host will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach and co-author of Career Changing: The Worry-Free Guide, who will give a presentation titled: Strategies for Winning the Telephone Interview. Topics will include: Outsmarting the Telephone Interviewer, Critical First Hurdle in Landing a Job, Quick Initial Evaluation, Appropriate Preparation, Reasons Candidates Are Eliminated After Phone Screenings, How to Improve Your Phone Interview, and End Game – Follow-up and Practice. For additional information or to register, please contact Joe Finazzo at The meeting is at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Wednesday, October 15th from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Recognizing Your Accomplishments.  Identifying your accomplishments – really getting to know your strengths – can be an important and rewarding task. Accomplishments summarize what you have done successfully in the past and are a good indicator of what you are capable of doing in the future. Sometimes we take our accomplishments for granted. By expecting them to be dramatic achievements, we overlook some of the simple accomplishments that have made us effective in our work and in our lives. Consistently completing assignments on time, finding more efficient ways to do something, research skills and creativity are all accomplishments, even though we might not recognize them as such. At this meeting, learn to: 1) Know and understand yourself, 2) How to make a personal assessment inventory, 3) Am I who I think I am, and 4) Identify your assets and liabilities.  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, October 16th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Maribel Aleman, who will give a presentation titled: The Power of Body Language During Interviews.  You prepare well for the interview of a lifetime. Your resume is spotless, you have rehearsed your answers to all the usual and not so usual interviewing questions, you are ready. But have you thought about how you are presenting yourself. What does your body language say about you. What do you want it to say. Maribel will discuss the power and perils of body language and how it can affect your chances of success during an interview.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Friday, October 17th from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon: The Philadelphia Chapter of the ChemPharma Association will host Susan Howe, a consultant specializing in tax, who will give a presentation titled: Taxes and the 1099 Employee.  Susan will discuss the tax implications of being a 1099 employee.  Please register at:  For additional information, contact Barry Rosenblatt at 1-215-694-2925 or  The meeting is at Right Management’s Office at 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 400, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Saturday, October 18th from 8:15 – 10:30 am: The Saint Gregory the Great Networking Group (SGGNG) will host: David Schuchman, who will give a presentation titled: Interview Preparation and Tips.  Come learn and participate in this important presentation about what you need to do in order to prepare for your next interview, what to expect from your interviewer, and what you need to do after the interview. 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, October 18th 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.

Saturday, October 18h from 9:00 – 10:00 am: The Church of the Saviour will host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Interview…You Are Onstage.  Do you know how interviewers think? Interviews are both wished for and dreaded by individuals in career searches.  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. By attending this session, you will learn, How to think like an interviewer, How to understand what the interviewer is after when he or she is asking a question, and What is behind the question?  It is entertaining, and many unknowns get exposed and explained.  The meeting is at the Church of the Saviour, 651 North Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA 19087

Sunday, October 19th 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 second segment of a four part workshop titled: Define Your Target Market. Learning how to clearly and logically define your target market allows you to focus on specific organizations and ensures that you waste little time finding appropriate new employment. Staying focused with realistic goals can shorten your employment search by weeks and even months.  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.

One Reply to “Next Week’s Upcoming Networking Events”

  1. Alex Freund

    The publishing of this list is a wonderful benefit for the members. Relevant information is coming straight to their inbox. They don’t have to search and chase the important networking events.
    You guys ARE the best!

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