Thursday, August 16, 2018

Excellent Customer Service Opportunity!

 Part-time temp position available to sell and rent musical instruments and accessories and provide overall customer service in a well known, family owned music shop in Union County NJ. Musical background highly desired but not essential. Must be available Mondays 10-6, Tuesdays 12-8 and Saturday 9-3:30 from late August through October. PM here, send resumes to harold@smartstaff.jobs or call me at 908-508-0300, ext. 104

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Toys, Hobbies and Beyond?

Visited Bye Bye Baby, in Whitehall PA, 1st time ever. Their owners, Bed, Bath + Beyond, should consider creating 'Toys, Hobbies, and Beyond' to fill the gap left by ToysRUS. Great management, competent retail staff, and smart merchandising could make it work!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Database Writer / Report Analyst Opportunity

Database Analyst / Report Writer sought by our client in the Paramus NJ area to join their team on a full time /permanent basis. 
This role will include analyzing tables to establish knowledge of data for accurate retrieval and use in report writing using tools such as Google Studio, Power BI, Cognos, SQL, MS Excel, MS Word, Sharepoint, Canvas and Oracle; interfacing with web developers and end users.
Requirements include:  Associates degree or 2 years of college / trade school,  2-4 years of hands-on work experience with report writing using tools such as Office 365 SharePoint Online, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Studio, Power BI, Cognos, SQL, Oracle. Working knowledge of data extraction and analysis and / or business analysis.  Some software QA testing helpful.
Candidates need to live within local commuting range of the Paramus area as relocation and / or work from home are NOT options.  Corp-to-corp, sponsorship's,  third party candidates need not apply. Resumes to harold@smartstaff.jobs or call Harold Levin at 908-508-0300.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Transitioning from Military Service to Workplace

Resume Tips for Transitioning Military

  • Translate: There are hundreds, if not thousands, of acronyms or terminology specific to the military. Translate your experience into terms that anyone in the civilian world can understand. Translation example: Cargo Specialist> Distribution manager
  • Highlight Your Transferable Skills:
    • Being able to motivate a team is a highly desired skill, highlight your skills in managing and motivating a team in difficult environments.
    • Problem Solving: In the Military you are faced with many problems that need to be resolved on the spot in sometimes precarious situations. Highlight that skill
  • Include your medals and certificates: Although a hiring manager may not completely understand the certificates or medals it shows that you excelled in your position.
This excellent advice comes from the Employment Guide.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This article makes good sense.  I would add that some of the off price retailers (Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory come to mind) can inexpensively enhance your wardrobe if needed. 

4 Budget-Friendly Ways to Dress for an Interview Without Looking Cheap

September 13, 2015
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You already know what to wear to your next job interview: A suit. For years, men have been told that a nice, properly fitted suit is the best thing to wear if they’re looking to impress a future boss. But the truth is that getting dressed for an interview isn’t so simple.
For one, there’s the question of whether you should be wearing a suit at all. While in most fields the suit is still the most appropriate interview attire, in creative and tech industries, a more flexible dress code often applies. If you show up dressed to the nines you run the risk of looking out of touch.
“You need to know the norms for interview dress for your own field. And not just your field in general, but your field in your particular geographic area. The norms for banking jobs in California can be different from the norms for banking jobs in Chicago,” wrote HR expert Alison Green on the Ask a Manager blog. “When you are unsure and can’t seem to find out, wear a suit.”

Suit or no suit isn’t the only the only aspect of your interview wardrobe you need to worry about. Shoes, tie, your haircut, and even your nails all make an impression on interviewers as well. Guys who are angling for a new job need to put some thought into their entire outfit, whether they plan to wear jeans or something more formal to the interview. But looking good can come at a price – purchase a new suit, shirt, tie, and shoes and you’ll easily be out a few hundred dollars, and much more if you have expensive taste.
Fortunately, you can dress to impress without breaking the bank. If you have an interview coming up and don’t want to spring for an entirely new wardrobe, here are four quick, budget friendly fixes that will help you look your best (and hopefully, snag that new job).

1. Invest in tailoring

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If your go-to interview suit is a little saggy around the waist, there’s no need to hit the store for new duds. Find an experienced tailor and have your suit adjusted to fit your new size. Tailoring can also take a dated-looking jacket or pants from drab to stylish.
“Suits can absolutely be altered should your weight fluctuate or stylistic preferences change,” Daniel Lewis, co-founder of Brooklyn Tailors, told Men’s Journal.
While quality tailoring won’t necessarily be cheap, it will probably be less than the cost of an entirely new interview-ready outfit.

2. Focus on grooming

Good grooming is essential to making a positive interview impression. It may sound obvious, but get your haircut a few days before the interview, treat yourself to a nice shave, and make sure your nails are clean. Avoid strong colognes (they can be a major turn-off if your interviewer is sensitive to odors) and consider removing piercings and covering up tattoos if the industry is more conservative. Taking care of those little details shouldn’t cost a lot, but they matter to interviewers. Your expensive suit isn’t going to do you any favors if everything else about you looks unkempt.
“For a candidate to come in unkempt in any way, that tells me he doesn’t respect the process and that he won’t go to any extra effort,” Dan Kilgore, a principal at the Boston-based recruiting firm Riviera Advisors, told Men’s Health. “If he’s not going to do it for me, the interviewer, do I really think he’s going to do it when I’m his boss?”

3. Spruce up the small things

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Sometimes, the details really make the look. If your suit is fine but the overall look is a bit blah, spending a few dollars on a new tie or shirt can help you put your best foot forward. Taking the time to get your shoes shined will also help you look polished and professional, and you should make sure you know how to properly tie your tie. A nice briefcase or leather document holder makes it look like you mean business.
“Your suit can be impeccable, but if your shoes are unkempt, or the heels are covered in mud or chewed down, it’s a sign of a lack of attention to detail,” Diane Gottsman, national etiquette expert and owner of The Protocol School of Texas, told U.S. News & World Report.

4. Spend on borrowed fashion

Women discovered years ago that they could have designer looks for less by renting high-end handbags and pricey gowns for a fraction of the retail price. Most men haven’t been as quick to embrace such services, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not out there.
FreshNeck bills itself as “Netflix for ties.” Sign up for a membership (starting at $20 per month) and you’ll get access to a vast virtual closet of ties, pocket squares, cuff links, and more from designers like Rag & Bone, Prada, and Valentino. Eleven James rents out luxury watches starting at $149 per month – much less than investing in your own high-end timepiece. Users of the service claim it’s paid off handsomely (though you probably want to avoid anything too flashy).
“Everyone I meet compliments me and it’s brought me new business. It’s a real conversation starter,” Eleven James customer Santo Rosabianca told CNN. “I’ve been really blessed by it.”
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Monday, August 6, 2018

Networking Events

August 2018 Networking Events
 
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.  Host Wanda Elletbrings 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.
 
 
Wednesday, August 1st, from 1:15 - 2:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Jim Arnoff, a Certified Life/Career/Business Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Power Networking, Power Pitching: Become a Master of Them BothIn this interactive workshop, Jim gives you the career coach's secrets to networking and pitching for results. Learn the tools to make the strongest connection quickly, create the most memorable interaction and how to follow up effectively. Gain insights on how to lose your shyness, insecurities, and uncertainty around networking. Build your own brand of networking that will set you apart, embrace your personality and make networking effortless. Learn what it really takes to make a powerful pitch. What are the pitfalls to avoid at all cost? How can you master the art of pitching with your own style and personality? Get tips on how to prepare, how to read the person you are pitching, how to pitch as a team, how to engage, and how to anticipate every question. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Wednesday, August 1st, 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/.  The meeting is at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.
 
Thursday, August 2nd, 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:Getting the Most out of Your Networking Meeting.  By hard work or luck you book a meeting with someone who could potentially help you in your job campaign. Now all you need is to know what to say to maximize the potential of the meeting and not feel like you are wasting their time. Join coach Win Sheffield and learn to:
·         Approach contacts with confidence and a clear idea how to talk to them even without being sure where you are heading
·         Develop an agenda to make the most of your meeting
·         Conduct a meeting where you get answers to your questions and open your contact to future meetings
The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Thursday, August 2nd, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm: St. Patrick's EARN (Employment Assistance and Resource Network) will host a Job Search Panel DiscussionPlease join us for an interactive conversation with our job search panel, which consists of members of the EARN leadership team, recent graduates of the Job Search Work Team (JSWT), and other successful EARN alumni. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and to hear firsthand about successful, actionable strategies and tactics which you can apply right away to your personal job search. Panelists are expected to include:
·         Donny Gannon
·         Simon Weifenbach
·         Michael Heneghan
·         Rich Altschuler
·         Ed McEneney
The group meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month and there is no cost to attend. Visit EARNatStPats.com for more information. The meeting is at Saint Patrick's Parish Center (Lower Level of the New Church), 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
 
Thursday, August 2nd, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm: The Saint Cajetan Ministry Network Group will host Speaker and Topic to be Determined.  For additional information, contact Ed Grzesiak at edgrzesiak.stcajetan@stannefairlawnnj.org or 1-201-321-5144.. The Group meets every two weeks at Saint Catharine’s Roman Catholic Church, 905 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.
 
Friday, August 3rd, from 9:30 - 11:30 am: The Jenkintown Career Networking Group will host Suzanne Gleason, Division Director, Global Employment Solutions, and Stacey O’Leary, Director Strategic HR Solutions at Synovos, who will give a presentation titled: Navigating Today’s Interview Landscape. During the presentation they will address how to overcome interviewing scenarios around salary, active listening makes best impressions, turning awkward interviews around, asking your network for career favors and how to respond to recruiters who are communicating via email. Attend this thought provoking and powerful presentation and you will be able to use:
·         Gain active listening skills to make a better first impression. We will demonstrate how active listening can create a stronger first impression and get you noticed in job interviews
·         Tips on how to turn an awkward interview around. By doing research on the interviewer, finding similarities, creating a natural flow to the interview by asking standard and abstract questions. Most importantly cementing the connection through follow up
·         Public data and networking to Know Your Worth through research on popular and trade websites. In addition the presenters will help to clarify the salary ban protocol
·         Question on how to ask their network for career favors. The presenters will provide best practices on how to ask people for career favors and get a yes
The presentation will be interactive with role playing so before you leave the workshop, you will gain some insight into best practices to navigate through the job search with more confidence. The workshop will start with volunteers from the audience to participate in a mock interview. During the exercise we will share best practices on how to overcome interviewing scenarios around salary, making better first impressions and turning awkward interviews around. We will wrap up with some group discussion about what we learned and Q & A. Finally we will send home material on asking your network for career favors and how to respond to recruiters who are communicating via email.
Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Please register athttps://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/246876349/ The meeting is at the William Jeanes Memorial Library, 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hills, PA. 19444 
 
Friday, August 3rd, from 9:45 am - 12:00 Noon:  PSG of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library will co-host Mark Beal, who will give a presentation titled: Define Yourself As a Brand That Delivers Value. Mark will focus on determining your personal brand, developing your brand narrative and defining your brand as one that delivers value to potential employers. Mark will discuss how to take ownership of your career. His presentation will take a three-step approach to successfully searching for and securing your next job. His three-step approach includes the following:
1.    Developing Your Brand Narrative
2.    Detailing Your Target Industries and Companies
3.    Driving Your Contacts To Act On Your Behalf
Attendees will leave this presentation with a strategic road map to guide their job search process. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Visit the PSG of Mercer County  website to learn about the numerous resources available three: http://www.psgofmercercounty.org/.The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
 
Saturday, August 4th, from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon: The Saint Cajetan Ministry Network Group will host Speaker and Topic to be Determined. The group meets every two weeks at two locations: St Catharine's in Glen Rock on Thursday evenings 7-9pm and then on Saturday mornings at St Anne's in Fair Lawn 10am-12noon. For additional information, contact Ed Grzesiak at edgrzesiak.stcajetan@stannefairlawnnj.org or 1-201-321-5144. The Group meets every two weeks at Saint Anne’s Faith Center, 15-05 Saint Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.
 
Saturday, August 4th, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host John Crant, Author, Career Coach and Speaker, who will give a presentation titled: Resume Renovation.  John will discuss how making the cuts necessary to be seen as a stand-out during your job search actually increases the value of the items on your resume and on your cover letter. The discussion includes: 1) Resume: New Definition, 2) Resume Goals, 3) Understanding Stacks of Incoming Resumes, 4) 3 Second Test, 5) One Page Resume, Unless It is Two, 6) Value, Value Everywhere, but Nowhere to be Seen, 7) Degrees of Degrees, and 8) The Headless Horseman: Do not Send a Word Doc.  The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Monday, August 6th, from 7:00 am - 9:30 am: The Monday’s @ 7 Group will host Melanie Szlucha, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Lifting the Veil on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Who Needs Social Media in Job Search? How Full is Your Toolbox? For additional information, check the group’s website at http://www.mondaysat7.org/ or send a message to: Mondaysseven@gmail.com. The meeting is at the Westport United Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880 (Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway).
 
Monday, August 6th, from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon: Northern NJ Professionals in Transition (NNJ_PIT) will host John Hadleya Career Search Counselor, who will give a presentation titled: 5 Steps to Effective Networking. From the very beginning of the job search process, those in transition are told that they must network to be successful. In fact, some experts suggest that as many as 75% of jobs get filled through networking. While some take to this naturally, others struggle and find it very frustrating. One of their biggest challenges is knowing how to network effectively.  John will show you:
·         How to build a network
·         Techniques to make the most of your connections, and
·         How to avoid the ‘third rail’ that turns off networking connections
This workshop will be critical if you seek to build a powerful spider web of connections that propels your search (to meet your next hiring manager) forward. A schedule of upcoming meeting dates is available at: www.bit.ly/NNJ_PIT1..  The group meets on generally alternating Mondays, except on library holidays. The companion online discussion forum/information archive/bulletin board/event calendar is available at: www.bit.ly/NNJ_PIT2. For additional information, please contact NNJ_PIT-owner@yahoogroups.comThe meetings are at Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Public Library1688 Springfield AvenueMaplewood, NJ 07040.
 
Monday, August 6th, from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host will host Dan Gutmanwho will give a presentation titled: Techniques of Using LinkedIn for Your Job SearchPlease feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Additional information is available atwww.psgcnj.biz.  PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
 
Tuesday, August 7th, 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 svelez@somersethillsymca.org.  The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
 
Wednesday, August 8th, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Robert Hellmann, an Executive Career Coach and author of Advanced LinkedIn, who will give a presentation titled: Become the Perfect Candidate: Tap into the Hidden Job Market.  You may know you can over-deliver for the hiring manager, but they are stuck on this one element that’s missing from your background. Or perhaps you are frustrated by a lack of response from job ads, or feel like you are having trouble competing with other jobseekers to get interviews.   Many people rely too much on ads or recruiting firms to get interviews and do not put enough time into networking and contacting people directly. Your network becomes even more important when you are less than the perfect candidate for highly competitive jobs. Robert will discuss how to:
·         Turn an interview into an offer by re-focusing the conversation
·         Use the interview follow-up to close the deal, especially when you are not perfect
·         Build and use your network effectively to land interviews
·         Get meetings by contacting people directly who you do not know
·         Position yourself in your resume and all your communications so your how I can help you message resonates
The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Wednesday, August 8th, from 6:45 - 9:30 pm: The Hillsdale Career Resource Ministry Network Group will host their 5th Annual All-Star Executive Panel Discussion.  Get your answers to questions, LIVE, from our five Panel Executives from different industries. Have an opportunity to mix it up, greet and ask the tough questions in an explosive and demanding job market. Bring your business cards, the biggest smile, look great and listen as this panel electrifies the evening with answers and comments to your questions about the marketplace today. Our panelists will include:
·         Ms. Lynne Algrant, CEO – Bergen Volunteer Center, Hackensack, NJ
·         Mr. David Chun – President and COO – Myron Manufacturing – Maywood, NJ
·         Mr. John Engeman – Assistant Treasurer – NYC, NY
·         Mr. Michael Ferrante- CAO – Scorpio Bulkers – NYC, NY
·         Mr. Hal Lerner – CFO – Project Laundry – Rutherford, NJ
·         Mr. Greg Libertiny – Managing Partner – NBT Associates, Inc. – Glenrock, NJ
·         Mr. Ray Ziemba – SVP Technology – Dynarex Corporation – Orangeburg, NY
Networking will begin at 6:45 if you would like to get a jump start on connecting with members that will be attending during our speed dating. We will also have a raffle, good food, and some other exciting surprises for the event. Please bring copies of your resume and business cards to exchange with others.  This is our showcase meeting, which always draws our highest attendance, so remember to come early to get a good seat. In addition, Al Rojas will be with us to take your LinkedIn Profile Picture. Al’s fee is $25. Please come professionally dressed for photographs. Feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. For additional information, contact: John Carvelli at 1-201-995-7895, john.carvelli@pimco.com, or Janelle Razzino at 1-201-722-3111, janelle@razzinoassociates.com.  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, August 8th, from 7:30 - 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host Stephanie Mazzeo-Caputo, of Quest Career Coaching, who will give a presentation titled: Job Search Techniques.  Learn about: 1) Using the Internet, 2) Informational interviewing, 3) Directory of Organizations, 4) Work Search Teams, and 5) Recruiters. Additional information is available at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/. .  The meeting is at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.
 
Thursday, August 9th, from 9:30 - 11:30 am: Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of New Jersey will host Jack Killion, an Entrepreneur, Growth Strategist, Educator and Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Networking Your Way To A New Career Opportunity. Want to learn when and with who to network and develop career oriented relationships? Some of the things you will learn in this unique, interactive program include:
·         Networking's role in career transition
·         Networking randomly and by targeting
·         Developing your own career-focused networking action plan
·         Networking at events and in groups
·         Creating Brand You
·         Tips for high results cold calling
·         Understanding your networking clusters
·         Generating career related referrals
Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. To register, e-mail Sharon Stern at sstern@jvsnj.org.In case of inclement weather, please call 1-973-674-6330 after 7:30 am. The meeting is at the Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany, NJ 07981.  Turn right at the sign for Swim Quest Athletic.
 
Friday, August 10th, from 9:30 – 11:30 am:  The ChemPharma Association will host Tony Kanak, Area Director Consultant for Business Network International, who will give a presentation titled: The Art of War – The Most Important Business Book You May Ever Read was Written 2,500 Years Ago – Before LinkedIn… and FacebookA microstudy on one the most widely read and implemented business and war philosophies and why it is important to know what it says as it relates to your life in business and your career.  We can learn more about defeating competition and winning in business from a Chinese military genius Sun Tzu than we can from a stack of books on business building, relationships, and accomplishing goals.  What is the goal that you are trying to achieve?  Bring that goal to this unique presentation and determine if you can achieve it doing it the Sun Tzu way. Please register at: https://chempharma.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=162&club_id=668134&item_id=849832. The meeting is at Right Management’s Office, 35 Waterview Boulevard, Suite # 8, Parsippany, NJ 07054.
 
Friday, August 10th, from 9:30 - 11:30 am: The Jenkintown Career Networking Group will host Shelly O’Donovan, Owner of Illuminate the Message, who will give a presentation titled: Body Language Secrets Uncovered to Nail Your Next Interview, and Networking. Did you know that 60–93% of information is communicated non-verbally. Think about all the effort we spend on words we are delivering and yet we are totally unaware of messages our body is screaming. Shelly will teach you to use body language to illuminate your message and unlock your authenticity to help you get the job you want. In a world so focused on the words we say, most people are missing out on how we say those words, the nonverbal behind the verbal. Attend this thought provoking and interactive presentation and you will learn:
·         Adopt non-verbal communication tips to ensure success
·         Gain powerful insight into using body language to show and feel increase levels of confidence
·         Optimize your first impression and build rapport with hiring managers
Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Please register athttps://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/246876349/ The meeting is at the William Jeanes Memorial Library, 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hills, PA. 19444 
 
Friday, August 10th, from 9:45 am - 12:00 Noon:  PSG of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library will co-host John Hadleya Career Search Counselor, who will give a presentation titled: Coping with the Strain of Your Search on Your Family. A career search can be a stressful time. A primary source of income has dried up, you do not know when you will land, and you experience the rollercoaster of emotional ups and downs as opportunities arise, and then fall through. Your spouse, partner and family are going through all of that with you, yet they feel they have no control over the process. You can go to more group networking events, schedule more networking meetings, take more courses, send out more resumes, etc., but what can they do? An extended search can put a huge strain on marriages and relationships. Join us John discusses strategies to safeguard those relationships, and actually put them to work to move your search forward. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Visit the PSG of Mercer County  website to learn about the numerous resources available three: http://www.psgofmercercounty.org/. The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
 
Saturday, August 11th, from 7:30 - 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host: Marty Latman, Executive Director of Latman Advisory Services, who will give a presentation titled: In-Transition – Now What do I do?  Being in-transition for a short or long period of time can be a very stressful. You can get depressed, angry and confused. You can lose your self-confidence. What can you do to change this situation? How do you get back into the game? How do you change this negative situation into a positive experience? Marty will discuss the obstacles that attendees of all levels need to overcome during this period to succeed, the methods they need to use to change their situation, and ways to make being in-transition a productive, meaningful and positive time in their lives. Be sure to tell your friends and bring them along. There is a $10 fee at the door to cover the cost of the room. The meeting is at the Days Hotel Conference Center, 195 Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.
 
Monday, August 13th, from 7:00 am - 9:30 am: The Monday’s @ 7 Group will host an Open Discussion; Share your Experiences and Challenges. For additional information, check the group’s website at http://www.mondaysat7.org/ or send a message to: Mondaysseven@gmail.com. The meeting is at the Westport United Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880 (Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway).
 
Monday, August 13th, from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Professional Service Group of Central NJ will host will host John Hadleya Career Search Counselor, who will give a presentation titled: 5 C's of an Effective Marketing MessageMost of us have put lots of effort into the 1st C of our marketing messages - Content. But how much attention have you devoted to the other 4 C's, (Context, Confidence, Casual and Conversational), which actually have more impact. John will discuss how focusing on all of the 5 C's, and not just the Content, will make your marketing message dramatically more effective. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you.Additional information is available atwww.psgcnj.biz.  PSGCNG meets every Monday, except holidays. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
 
Tuesday, August 14th, from 7:30 - 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Lloyd Feinstein, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Unless the Interviewer Can Sell You, How to Get Past the First Interview. For more information, contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or email svelez@somersethillsymca.org.  The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
 
Wednesday, August 15th, from 1:30 am – 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Teresa San Romana Career Counselor at The WorkPlace, who will give a presentation titled: Job Search Planning and Tips for Mature Workers. Are you looking to re-enter the workforce after unemployment? In this workshop, Teresa provides an overview of practical tips to build your confidence, plan your job search, update your elevator pitch, adapt your resume and cover letters, prepare for effective interviews, and how to network when you are 50+. Get tips based on the career counselor´s experience helping mature workers get job ready and find employment. Learn how to perfect skills used by younger workers to become competitive in your job search and maximize your job search plan using job postings, networking, on-the-job training, and volunteering. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Wednesday, August 15th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Chip Conlin, a Career Coach, who will give a presentation titled:Challenges Facing the Career Changer. Chip will discuss the unique challenges facing the career changer.  Learn how to reassess your skills, experiences, and accomplishments, and how to position yourself for a job in a new industry or function.  Get some actions that you can take to position yourself for a career change, differentiate yourself from the competition, and to make the successful transition into a new career. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Wednesday, August 15th, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm: GenY Networking Group will host: Speaker and Topic to be Determined. The group meets twice monthly on Wednesdays. For additional information or to register, please contact Joe Finazzo at joseph.finazzo@yahoo.comThe meeting is at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.
 
Wednesday, August 15th, from 7:30 - 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Developing Your Resume.  Learn about: 1) The message: What do I want to communicate, 2) Resume Styles: functional, chronological, etc. and 3) Summarizing PAR's (Problem, Action, Result). Additional information is available at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/.  The meeting is at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.
 
Thursday, August 16th, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Sherry Natkowwho will give a presentation titled: Writing a LinkedIn Summary. Creating a LinkedIn profile is a must, particularly for job-seekers.  It is also a must that your profile includes a Summary, 2,000 characters of prime real estate located below the Headline. Unlike a resume, a LinkedIn Summary is often written in the 1st person. It is a place to tell your story, show some humor, chat about interests, explain a career change, flaunt a testimonial, etc.    Join us as we examine a selection of LinkedIn profiles with lively Summaries that POP. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
 
Thursday, August 16th, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm: The Saint Cajetan Ministry Network Group will host Speaker and Topic to be Determined. The group meets every two weeks at two locations: St Catharine's in Glen Rock on Thursday evenings 7-9pm and then on Saturday mornings at St Anne's in Fair Lawn 10am-12noon. For additional information, contact Ed Grzesiak at edgrzesiak.stcajetan@stannefairlawnnj.org or 1-201-321-5144. The Group meets every two weeks at Saint Catharine’s Roman Catholic Church, 905 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.
 
Friday, August 17th, from 9:30 - 11:30 am: The Jenkintown Career Networking Group will host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Personal Value Proposition for Job Seekers. The value proposition is all about why people say yes.  In a job search, like it or not, one of the biggest challenges is marketing yourself effectively to a future employer. The essence of marketing is the message, and the essence of the message is the value proposition. If you develop a strong value proposition, you will help your future employer say yes to hire you, to buy what you are selling. In this presentation, you will learn how to develop a clear value proposition that provides your unique core message and offers your customer a bulletproof rationale to choose YOU over your competitors. In this presentation, you will learn to develop a value proposition that answers four questions: 
·         What is it that you do?
·         For whom do you do it?
·         What benefits do you provide?
·         What makes you distinctive in the marketplace?
Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Please register athttps://www.meetup.com/preview/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/244042947. The meeting is at the William Jeanes Memorial Library, 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hills, PA. 19444 
 
Friday, August 17th, from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon:  The ChemPharma Association’s Philadelphia Chapter will host Karen Huller, author of Laser-sharp Career Focus, who will give a presentation titled: Creating Good Habits Around Transition Activity. What is the # 1 key to success?  Habits.  Our brain biology does not make it easy to adopt new habits.  Thankfully, what has been discovered about the brain in the last 10 years reveals ways that we can actually override some of those built-in protections and make change and success easier.  These discoveries have led to better systems and tools that top coaches share with their clients. Karen will discuss:
·         Motivation vs. Inspiration: which one plays in exponentially improving your career and income trajectory 
·         The #1 difference between those who land swiftly and  successfully and those that endure a long, painful job search
·         How to build momentum, how to sustain it, and how to get it back if you lose it
·         How self-awareness determines the best way to form habits that works for YOU
·         Tools and systems that will maximize your chance at landing, not just a job, but the job you want
·         Critical things you have to do to take care of yourself and perform at your best
·         Practical exercises you will start TODAY to keep grooving into tomorrow
·         The habits that will put you in a state of career autopilot so that you never have to grovel for or settle for a job again
The Philadelphia Chapter meets on the third Friday morning of each month. You do not need to be a ChemPharma member to attend. Register early at www.ChemPharma.org and please bring a colleague or friend. For additional information, contact Steve Buch at 1-267-981-6347 or email at: sbuch@frannet.com.  The meeting is now back at Right Management, 630 Freedom Business Center Dr # 400, King of Prussia, PA 19406
 
Friday, August 17th, from 9:45 am - 12:00 Noon:  PSG of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library will co-host Joe Himelfarb, who will give a presentation titled: Your Bad Attitude is Like a Flat Tire. Unless You Change it, You Won't Get Very Far. Attitude is a collection of your beliefs, feelings, and thoughts about your inner self and the outer world. Consequently, your attitude is in constant flux as a result of the daily changes occurring in and around you. And so, sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. Regardless of the circumstances though, when it comes to your attitude, positive beats negative every day. Now there's no guarantee that a positive attitude will get you what you want, but a negative attitude probably will not. Join us for a thought provoking, highly interactive, and entertaining program that will address why and how your attitude does affect your ability to sell yourself in your job search, your business, or your daily activities. At the meeting you will: Learn why taking responsibility for your attitude is, well, your responsibility. Discover how self-fulfilling prophecies hold you down or set you free. Hint: you become what you think about. Tap into ways you can modify your attitude to favor your efforts. Get what you want. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that you think would benefit from joining us. Or, better yet, just bring them with you. Visit the PSG of Mercer County  website to learn about the numerous resources available three: http://www.psgofmercercounty.org/. The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
 

Friday, August 17th, from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Amy Geffen, PhD and a certified Five O’Clock Club career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Finding the Hidden Job Market. Only 10-14% of job seekers get their jobs through the internet and 40% get of them get one through networking.