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2022 Meeting Schedule
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NORTHERN NJ PROFESSIONALS IN TRANSITION (NNJ_PIT)
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ZOOM JOB SEARCH SUPPORT MEETINGS are seminars led by guest speakers or conducted by Tony Calabrese, longtime Career Coach & Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC. They are held twice monthly on alternating Tuesdays at 10am and may run up to two hours. You're encouraged to continue networking afterwards with other friendly, helpful people from varied industries and walks of life. Below is a list of webinar dates, topics, descriptions, presenters, and their contact info.
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We'll be virtual for the foreseeable future. When we resume in-person meetings, they'll still be held at the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library, located at: 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood (Note: In the event of inclement weather, please call or visit the library's website at: 973.762.3979 or www.maplewoodlibrary.org. If the library is closed, we'll make every attempt to reschedule the session.)
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All meetings are FREE and open to the public, so please encourage folks you know to come join us, as well as subscribe to our email list: NNJPIT2020+subscribe@groups.io. (NOTE: Webinar registration opens via Eventbrite approximately ten (10) days before the meeting date. Once registered, you'll be emailed the Zoom login info within the 24 hours before the session.)
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Are you or someone you know a thought leader who'd like to share your time and insights with the group?
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Please email: NNJPIT2020+OWNER@groups.io and Tony will be happy to discuss the opportunity.
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The direct link to this page is: bit.ly/PT2022sched
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Date (2x monthly on Tuesdays)TopicDescriptionPresenterWebsiteLinkedIn URL Email
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January 11Strategies & Tactics for Career DevelopmentWhether you are currently employed, in job search, or career transition, there are short and long term strategies you should be implementing to help move your career forward. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will discuss those strategies and the value they will provide to you in your career journey. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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January 25How Your Library Can Help You With Your Job SearchIn this webinar, guest presenter, Amanda Eigen, Head of Library Services at The Maplewood Library, will provide an overview of all the resources Maplewood and libraries in general have to offer job seekers, such as: job listings, employer information, networking platforms, and COVID-related guidance. A wealth of resources are available to anyone looking for their next job opportunity. Amanda Eigenwww.maplewoodlibrary.orgwww.linkedin.com/in/amanda-eigen-8434429aeigen@maplewoodlibrary.org
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February 8Keys to Effective Networking & Direct ContactTony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will discuss the differences between target-specific networking, direct contact, network outreach, plus building and maintaining your network, including how you can best use these tools throughout your job search and your career. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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February 22Tactics for an Effective Informational InterviewInformational interviewing is a great strategy for people at various points in their careers, whether fresh out of school or seasoned professionals looking to make a job or career change. In this webinar, longtime group facilitator & Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, will discuss what an informational interview is and why to have them. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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March 8Leaving a Job - Whether It Was Their Choice or YoursSometimes leaving a job is out of your hands. Other times you make the choice to leave. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will touch on the various feelings, thoughts, and strategies to keep in mind as you transition to a new company or industry. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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March 22Job Interview Follow-Up TipsThe most important part of your job search process starts after the job interview. Your goal is to convert the interview into an offer. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will provide some strategic thoughts on how to do just that. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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April 5So How Do I Transition To Mission-Driven Work?Are you ready to stop working to make someone else richer and make a difference in the world instead? Wondering how you can get your foot in the door? Especially when they want you to already have non-profit experience? This interactive webinar, led by guest presenter Tim Domini of Pro CFO Partners, will help you: understand your fit, develop credibility & learn the lingo, discern if this is the right move for you, build & tap your peer network, & generate strategies to successfully make the transition. Tim Dominiwww.procfopartners.com/our-teamwww.linkedin.com/in/tim-dominitimdomini7@gmail.com
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April 19Uncover The Hidden Job MarketIn this webinar, returning guest presenter David Schuchman, Founder of Princeton Technology Advisors, LLC will discuss how up to 70% of open positions are not actively published, as per multiple sources, and why employers often use non-published ways of finding professional talent. He will also explain various ways to begin to overcome this challenge in order to identify job opportunities. David Schuchmanwww.princetontechadvisors.comwww.linkedin.com/in/davidschuchmandbschuchman@gmail.com
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May 3How to Negotiate Your Job Offer and SalaryIn this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will provide guidance on the job offer and salary negotiation process based on tips from GetFive, the organization through which Tony received his job search coaching training and one of the top boutique providers of career services and job search outplacement in the world. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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May 17 Understanding Your Skills and AccomplishmentsDeveloping a career direction starts with identifying the skills you enjoy using. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will introduce you to two tools to help you navigate the process.Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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May 31What Does Reinvention Mean to You?Considering a career change? Moving to a new industry? Learn the steps to take if you are trying something different in your career. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will help you better prepare to tell others how the skills you offer meet their industry or company needs. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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June 14So, Tell Me About Yourself...Your "professional pitch" sets the tone. If done well, it can elevate the conversation and make a great impression. If crafted correctly, it sets the "foundation" of your job search. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, shares thoughts and guidelines on how to develop the right pitch for your search. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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June 28Refine Your Job Search with TargetingChoosing the right targets is key to job hunting success. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, shares thoughts on what comprises a targeted search and how to build it into your job search strategy. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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July 12NO SESSIONNOTE: BACK-TO-BACK WEEKLY SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON 7/19 & 7/26, THEN RESUME ON ALTERNATING WEEKS.
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July 19Managing the InterviewIn this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will discuss the different styles of interviewing, how to prepare for each, how to prepare for the overall interviewing process, and the two (2) most important aspects of any job interview. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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July 26The Importance of Follow-UpWhile 90% of life may be "showing up", in job search, the most important aspect after that is how you "follow-up" throughout the process. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will discuss the importance of follow-up in your job search and in life. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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August 9Job Search TechniquesThere are four (4) ways to find a job. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will discuss each method, their pros and cons, and how to use them in tandem to develop an effective job search strategy. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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August 23Monthly Planning: Balancing Career Goals with Self-CareReturning guest presenter, Cyndi Mayer, of CM Mayer Consulting, had a fabulous career journey that has taken her from working for others, to working in the fields of education, non-profit, to starting her own grant writing business. In this webinar, Cyndi will share tips she learned along the way and from her most recent planned transition, on balancing the job search with self-care. Cyndi Mayerhttps://camayerconsulting.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/cyndiroberson/ cyndimayer507@gmail.com
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September 6Letters, References, and the TelephoneIn this webinar, you'll gain valuable guidance from Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, on how to best use three (3) communication tools that are part of every good job search. Not using them puts you at a disadvantage as you move your search forward. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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September 20Understanding ConversationsYou will have many different conversations during a job search. What is happening during those discussions? In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC will discuss how to become more knowledgeable of what actually happens in your conversations. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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October 4NO SESSIONNOTE: BACK-TO-BACK WEEKLY SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON 10/11 & 10/18, THEN RESUME ON ALTERNATING WEEKS.
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October 11Optimizing Your Social Media Presence for Career GrowthSocial media is a critical and key component in growing your career. With the continuous evolution of social media, it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest social media features while you're in transition. In this session, Birdia Chambers, Founder & CEO of Epic Transformation, will discuss: The Key Elements of an Effective Job Search, How to Build and Strengthen Your Online Brand, How to Land Your Next Opportunity, LinkedIn and Beyond, and Social Media Do's & Dont's. Birdia Chambershttps://eptransform.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/birdiachambers/birdiachambers@gmail.com
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October 18NO SESSIONNOTE: BACK-TO-BACK WEEKLY SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON 10/18, 10/25, & 12/1, THEN RESUME ON ALTERNATING WEEKS.
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10/25/2022 at 9:30amDeveloping a Personal Marketing PlanWhile your resume is important to your job search, your marketing plan is of equal importance. The marketing plan helps put a "forward focus" to your job search. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC will discuss its advantages to you throughout your search. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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November 1Connect 4 - The Four Critical Connections You Need to WIN at Job SearchWhat can a child's toy teach you about winning at job search? Will understanding Game Theory help you land your ideal job faster? How does having a game-winning strategy speed up your ability to make the necessary connections needed to secure the right positions? Learn the answers to these questions and more, as returning guest presenter, Donna Hook, Confident Communicator Coach, discusses: “Connect Four - The 4 Critical Connections for You to WIN at Job Search.”
Donna HookN/Awww.linkedin.com/in/donnahookarea01gov@yahoo.com
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November 15Accomplishment StoriesWhat have you accomplished in your career? How do those accomplishments help those who need your talent? Learn how to convey that message. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC will provide an explanation of how to develop your Accomplishment Stories and how they are used in various aspects of your job search. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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November 29Identifying Your Transferable SkillsAre you unhappy with your current career or position? Are you in an industry that is shrinking? Would you like to move to a new industry? In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC, will discuss how knowing your transferable skills and being able to communicate them are keys to making such a transition. Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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December 13Steps To Take When Changing CareersSometimes circumstances lead us to a new career direction in a different job function or industry. In this webinar, Tony Calabrese, longtime group facilitator, Career Coach, and Founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC will discuss the various considerations during such a job search. REGISTER NOW: stepswhenchangingcareers.eventbrite.com Tony Calabresewww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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Thanks for your continued support. Please stay tuned for our 2023 calendar. Wishing you & yours a happy & healthy holiday season. Sincerely, Tony & Sara
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