Next Week’s Upcoming Networking Events, Week Beginning Oct. 19
Compiled by Tom Donohue
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, http://www.1077thebronc.com/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: http://comm.rider.edu/thebronc/?page_id=356.
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 – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ownyourcareer. 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:http://neighbors-helping-neighbors.com or www.nhnusa.org for additional meetings.
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.
Monday, October 20th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Managing the Telephone Screening Interview.Additional information is available at: www.psgcnj.biz. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
Monday, October 20th from 7:00 am – 9:30 am: The Mondays @ 7 Group will host Debbie Fay, founder and president of Bespeak Presentation Solutions, who will give a presentation titled: Presentation YOU. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are presenting ourselves to everyone, everyday, all the time. Rather than avoiding, stumbling through, or underutilizing these opportunities, let’s make the most of every one. Debbie will share easy-to-use, impossible-to-forget tools and tips to present ourselves in casual, intentional and formal settings. For furtherinformation, contact Ed Thomas at 203-981-4648 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the group’s website athttp://www.mondaysat7.org/ The meeting is at the Westport United Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880 (Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway).
Monday, October 20th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition will host Sumana Rangachar, a practicing attorney and NY Life Insurance agent, who will give a presentation titled: Reinventing Yourself in a Career that gives You Personal and Financial Satisfaction. What strengths do you bring to the table? What is the blueprint of your ideal career? This will be an interactive exercise such that those who attend will leave with a clearer idea of what they want to accomplish and how to get there. For additional information, please contact NNJ_PIT@yahoogroups.com. A schedule of upcoming meeting dates is available at: www.bit.ly/prof-in-trans_2014. The meeting is at the Maplewood Public Library, 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
Monday, October 20th from 6:00 – 8:45 pm: The Westchester Networking Organization (WNO) will host: Cliff Ennico, one of North America’s foremost small business experts, who will give a presentation titled: Free Agent Nation, Building Your Plan B. Sooner or later, you will need to rely on yourself to provide the better part of your income. The traditional corporate career path is pretty much dead, and even those who make it all the way to age 65 and the gold watch will need to supplement Social Security and their 401(k) if they want to retire comfortably. Sooner or later, you will need to start building your Plan B — a career you can call your own. In this fast-paced, humorous presentation you will learn: The benefits and disadvantages of a portfolio career; How to set up a one-person consulting business; Four little words that will help you pick winning opportunities; How to turn hobbies and personal interests into cash cows; How to manage your time when dealing with multiple income streams; How to market your business to customers, suppliers and others; Growing beyond your resume; and Dealing with the legal, tax and insurance side of self-employment ( forming an LLC, insurance, 1099s, Schedule C, etc.) Additional information is available on WNO’s website at: http://wno.weebly.com. Please register in advance athttp://WNO20141020.eventbrite.com. The meeting will be at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.
Monday, October 20th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm: The Sayreville Public Library will host Dr. Colleen Georges, a career and life coach, who will give a presentation titled: Making Your Résumé and Cover Letter Work. If you currently have a resume that you feel is not getting you the interviews you desire then this workshop is for you. Colleen will share critical tips with you to ensure your cover letter and résumé sparkle. Please note that this is not the same as the on-on-one critique sessions. This is a general overview of what to include in a cover letter and résumé. To register, contact Alaina at email@example.com or call 1-732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online. The meeting is at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.
Tuesday, October 21st from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Laura Powers, President of Powers Career Coaching, who will give a presentation titled: Jump Start Your Job Search. Are you feeling stuck in your job search? Frustrated that opportunities are not surfacing as you had hoped? Disappointed in your results? Learn how to zero in on what’s working (and what is not) in your job search and what you can do to improve your results. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Tuesday, October 21st from 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Rockland Job Network (RJN) will host a special meeting on: Topic to be Determined. If you have any questions or need more information please call Philip Fanara at 1-845-352-0504. The meeting will be at the New City Library, 220 North Main Street, New City, NY 10956.
Tuesday, October 21st from 7:00 – 8:30 pm: The Newtown Career Networking Group will host Bob Popek, who will give a presentation titled: The Targeted Search. Job boards and want ads tell you what jobs are available after all the good ones are gone. Which are the companies you would love to go to work for? Why? What would be your dream job within that company? Why settle for more of the same Set your sights on the job you want and go after it. We will show you how. Please RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact the church at 1-215-968-3861 or www.newtownnetworking.org. The meeting is at The Newtown Presbyterian Church, Reception Hall, 25 North Chancellor Street, Newtown, PA 18940.
Tuesday, October 21st from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Ed Partenope, who will give a presentation titled: The Art of the Elevator Pitch. For more information contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or email email@example.com. The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
Wednesday, October 22nd 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 22nd from 3:15 – 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host a special meeting for Job Seekers titled: Download a Customized Company List for Contacts. Find Companies and Executive contacts for your next job. Search by industry as well as location, size, and sales. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Wednesday, October 22nd from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostJohn Crant, Author, Career Coach and Speaker, who will give a presentation titled: Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn and How To Use It In Your Job Search. John will discuss how to start networking with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal proﬁles and then use your expanded network in your search for your next career challenge. The discussion includes: 1) Your LinkedIn Proﬁle, and Creating Your Own Personal Network, 2) Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network, 3) Whom should I link with on LinkedIn, 4) Joining Groups will Beneﬁt You in ways that You May Not Realize, 5) Why Your Blog should be Linked to Your LinkedIn Proﬁle, 6) Expert Questions, Answers, Job Listings and More, Right on LinkedIn, and 6) Why Giving and Receiving Recommendations for Your Proﬁle on LinkedIn is More Important than it Seems. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Wednesday, October 22nd from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Temple Beth Shalom Career Networking Group will host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: Getting Yourself a Job: Here’s How. This audience-interactive presentation explains and demonstrates various aspects of job hunting. Just a few examples are the résumé, the interview, how to read the interviewer’s body language, how the hiring decision gets made, certain influencing factors, why so many facets of the job search are counterintuitive, and what it takes to be more credible during the interview. The presentation will of course contain much more. Please register at:firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting is at Temple Beth Shalom, 193 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039.
Wednesday, October 22nd from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Research for Targeting Your Job Search. Job targets are a way to focus your search on a few segments of the labor market where you are more likely to be hired to do the work you would prefer. Targeting can significantly improve your job search in three ways: helping you determine the approximate size of your job market, creating momentum by concentrating your activities, and managing the pace of your job search campaign. Learn how to: 1) Identify industries and companies, 2) Consider company culture and size, 3) Develop a plan of action, and 4) Find the right fit with an organization. Additional information is available at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/, 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 23rd from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Empowering Today’s Professionals’ (ETP) is hosting the 21st Century Career and Community EXPO. The event combines: 1) Job Search, 2) Career Management and 3) CEO of ME, Inc. Business Ownership with a full day of workshops. ETP Founder, Rod Colon, and ETP Executive Director, Carl E. Reid, are speakers at this event. Educational workshops include: 1) Power Networking in a Social Media World, 2) Branding Your Image for Maximum Results, 3) Network Your Way To The Hottest Jobs Of The 21st Century, 4) Spiritual Toughness in Challenging Times, 5) HEALTH: The Key to your Financial Success, 6) How to Successfully Transition from a Military Career to Civilian Job Market, 7) Career Alternatives: Is Business Ownership Right For You, 8) Stop Looking For A Job. Start Managing Your Career, and 9) How To Make Your Resume Work For You. Registration is free, but will cost $25 after October 15, 2014. Visit 21stCenturyExpo.comor call 220.127.116.1190 for additional information. The meeting is at the Dr. C.M. Long Family Life Center, 71 Lincoln Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Thursday, October 23rd from 10:00 – 11:00 am: The Princeton Public Library (PPL) will offer a special presentation titled: Career Resources at the PPL. Public libraries are not only a great place to start your job search but a destination throughout the process. Learn about the resources that Princeton Public Library and other New Jersey public libraries offer, and utilize them each step of the way. The session will identify the best resources for resume and cover letter templates, online study tutorials for skill building, software tutorials, researching the company before the interview and more. The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Thursday, October 23rd from 12:00 Noon – 1:30 pm. The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Ettie Steg, who will give a presentation titled: Body Language: Master Your Body Movements to Convey the Right Message and Gain the Confidence to Ace Your Interviews and Presentations. Before you utter a word, your body language has spoken for you, we have less than 3 seconds to make the right impression. Ettie willdemonstrate how to master your body movements to convey the right message during interviews and presentations. Learn a special set of body language skills for Skype interviews and presentations. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Thursday, October 23rd from 2:00 – 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostSherry Natkow, who will give a presentation titled: Critique Your Resume. Are your resumes getting you interviews? Are you submitting the same resume for each job posting? Successful job-seekers customize their resume for each position in order to let hiring managers know immediately that they are a good fit. Learn how to incorporate the language from a job posting into a Keyword-rich Summary. Participants must bring a current resume and 2 job postings. Pre-registration is required. Interested participants must email Sherry Natkow email@example.com 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.
Thursday, October 23rd from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will hostBarry Cohen, CUNY Employment Coordinator, who will give a presentation titled: Powerful First Impressions: How to Find and Get the Job You Really Want. Barry will discuss How to Ace Every Job Interview (Even if you are not the best candidate!) He will also discuss hidden techniques and strategies you need to ace that next job interview. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Thursdays, October 23rd to November 20th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The Princeton Adult School is offering a 5 session class, taught by Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, titled: Learn to Re-Enter the Job Market. Finding satisfying work in a difficult job market is quite a challenge. Spend five evenings this fall learning important techniques to help make getting that great job a reality. In this five part series, Alex will cover such topics as: How to respond correctly to interview questions, such as tell me about yourself, How to prepare a winning resume, How to be efficient when networking, How to craft your elevator pitch. You will have an opportunity to improve your verbal and written communication skills and learn about LinkedIn and other social media. In every session Alex will devote time to practicing mock interviews to increase your knowledge and confidence. The cost of the class is $95, registration details are at: http://www.ssreg.com/princeton/classes/results.asp?string=138 (Class Code: 138). The class will be held at: Princeton High School, 152 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. The entrance faces Houghton Street between Moore Street and Walnut Lane.
Friday, October 24th from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host Padma Arvind, from the New Jersey Health Care Talent Network. The Health Care Talent Network is one of seven Talent Networks created by Labor and Workforce Development to focus on industry clusters that are driving the state’s economy. 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, October 25th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, Author, Career Coach and Speaker, who will give a presentation titled: Returning To The Workforce After A Long Break Or Sabbatical. John shows how to overcome many of the challenges that job seekers face when looking to rejoin the workforce after an extended leave. The discussion includes: 1) The Elephant in the Room: Your Sabbatical, 2) Unspoken Objections: Understanding Key Concerns, 3) Ready or Not: Your (non) Work-life Is About To Change, 4) Preparing Your Marketing Materials: Resume, LinkedIn and More, 5) Strategies for Overcoming Objections and Concerns of the Hiring Manager, 6) Interview Preparation Specifics When Returning to the Workforce, and 7) Your Follow-up is a Test, which is More Important Than Ever. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Saturday, October 25th from 12:30 noon – 2:00 pm:: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, are proud to announce the 6th Annual 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.