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2021 Meeting Schedule
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NORTHERN NJ PROFESSIONALS IN TRANSITION (NNJ_PIT)
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ZOOM JOB SEARCH SUPPORT MEETINGS include seminars led by guest speakers or conducted by Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, in conjunction with peers. 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, speakers, and their contact info.
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We'll be virtual for the foreseeable future. When we're allowed to 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 a Zoom link to the session, within the 24 hours beforehand.)
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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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Date (2x monthly on Tuesdays)TopicDescriptionSpeakerWebsiteLinkedIn URL Email
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January 12Steps to Take When Changing CareersSometimes circumstances lead us to a new career direction in a different job function or industry. This seminar will discuss the various considerations during such a job search.TONY CALABRESEwww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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January 2619 Roadblocks to One Way Video InterviewingOne way interviewing is becoming the standard for first rounds of screening. Donna Hook's presentation is designed to guide you through this type of video interviewing.DONNA HOOKN/Awww.linkedin.com/in/donnahookarea01gov@yahoo.com
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February 9Your Resume' - Before It Gets to the ATS or The Hiring ManagerToday it's common to ask if your resume' will make it past the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). However, for many, they are defeated before they start because they don't prepare their resume' correctly. This seminar will provide tips on what you should consider before anyone sees your resume'.TONY CALABRESEwww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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February 23Branding Yourself for Your Job SearchDo you realize that when you're applying for jobs you're actually representing yourself as a small business? What are the four elements of a successful personal brand? Learn about the importance of social media, email, LinkedIn, and blogging in your job search. Creative Marketing guru, Michael Pilla, will share his secrets with you.MICHAEL PILLAwww.pillacm.comwww.linkedin.com/in/mpillamichael@pillacm.com
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March 9Trends in Franchise Business OwnershipCOVID-19 has many people question how they'll work and where they'll work going forward. One of the current marketing trends is to explore owning your own franchise. Presenter Meg Schmitz, who has 18 years experience in Franchise Consulting and is a lifelong entrepreneur, will explain the considerations of this option, what's involved, and if it's an opportunity that's right for you. MEG SCHMITZwww.megschmitz.comwww.linkedin.com/in/megschmitzmegschmitz@franchoice.com
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March 23Career Tips - For Your Search and For Your LifeTony Calabrese will share many career tips he's learned in his Five O'Clock Club (Get Five) training for those in job search, which also apply to ongoing career development. TONY CALABRESEwww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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April 6Everything You Wanted to Know from a Career Coach But Were Afraid to Ask Tony Calabrese will facilitate a discussion on any job and career-related topics attendees wish to discuss. While Tony will be sharing his thoughts, it's also an opportunity for attendees to share their insights, questions, and concerns with one another as they relate to the job search process. TONY CALABRESEwww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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April 20Play the Odds: Go for the Hidden Job MarketTired of applying for jobs and hearing nothing? Learn a proven strategy to tap into the hidden job market. JOHN CORCORANwww.corcorancareercoaching.comwww.linkedin.com/in/john-corcoran-b007799john@corcorancareercoaching.com
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May 4NO SESSIONNOTE: BACK-TO-BACK WEEKLY SESSIONS WILL BE HELD 5/11 & 5/18 THEN RESUME ON ALTERNATING WEEKS.
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May 11So Tell Me About Yourself: A Message Crafting Workshop"So tell me about yourself..." Even just reading it, you might've felt your chest tighten. It does not have to be that way. This workshop will help attendees learn the structure of a business introduction or "commercial", figure out how to quickly and effectively get to the point, understand how to ask, and finally, learn the terms and phrases to avoid when introducing yourself. MILES CUTLERwww.energizeyourvoice.nethttps://www.linkedin.com/in/milescutlermiles@energizeyourvoice.net
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May 18How to Negotiate Your Job Offer and SalaryTony Calabrese 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 botique 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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June 1How to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn ProfileWith a background in sales, lead generation, writing, and editing, LinkedIn Coach & Business Development Consultant, Craig Leonard, shares tips on how to maximize the effectiveness of one's LinkedIn profile. In addition, he will offer on the spot profile critiques to interested attendees. CRAIG LEONARDapp.elify.com/vbc/x8u900guxx www.linkedin.com/in/craigleonardvtcpatrick.leonard@gmail.com
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June 15Five Steps of Job Search Strategy and Four Job Search TechniquesA job search is a research project. There is a defined set of steps to manage that process. In addition, there are four distinct job search techniques. In this presentation, Tony Calabrese highlights each of those items and how they benefit your search. TONY CALABRESEwww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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June 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? Tony Calabrese 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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July 13Values Assessment & Personal BrandingCoach / Consultant, Tracy Kawa, discusses her seven science-based Values Assessment and how to best brand yourself.
TRACY KAWAwww.kawacommunitypartners.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tracykawatracy@kawacommunitypartners.com
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July 27How to Prepare & Conduct an Informational Interview SessionMany of the initial interviews you have while job searching are ones you arrange. They are called "information-gathering" interviews. Tony Calabrese will discuss the benefits of this powerful job search strategy of directed conversations that use a Q & A format. TONY CALABRESEwww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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August 10Interviewing with Emotional IntelligenceEmotional Intelligence, the savviness to be in tune with your emotions and others, can help you land that dream job. What is Emotional Intelligence? Why are interviewers seeking it? Tony Calabrese will discuss these and more in this presentation. TONY CALABRESEwww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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August 24How to Prepare for a Job InterviewTony Calabrese will share the lessons he learned using Get Five's consultative interview process and why it can benefit you on your job interviews. (Get Five is 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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September 7NO SESSIONNOTE: BACK-TO-BACK WEEKLY SESSIONS WILL BE HELD 9/14 & 9/21 THEN RESUME ON ALTERNATING WEEKS.
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September 14Tactics for Career Development: Strategies for Moving Your Career ForwardNo matter where you are in your career, the question of what is next for you is always there. Tony Calabrese will share his thoughts and methods about how to continue to keep your career moving forward from your current role to your next opportunity.TONY CALABRESEwww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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September 21Who's In Your Room? Creating Your Best LifeWhom do you choose to be part of your life? Who and what are the influences in your life? In this session, Tony Calabrese will have you think through your life as you live it in one room, where you control who enters. Learn how to help shape the forces that influence your life and its direction. TONY CALABRESEwww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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October 5Introducing Targeting Into Your Job SearchJust what are job search targets and how do you go about establishing them? Tony Calabrese will explain what they are all about and how to make them part of your job search. TONY CALABRESEwww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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October 19NO SESSIONNOTE: BACK-TO-BACK WEEKLY SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON 10/26 & 11/2 THEN RESUME ON ALTERNATING WEEKS.
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October 26Interviewing from an HR PerspectiveGuest presenter and innovative Human Resources Manager, Susan Reeves, will lead a session about what happens at a company before your interview, what answers HR is seeking, and how candidates are rated and compared to be hired. You'll get an inside look at the interview from an HR perspective, complete with do & don'ts to help you fully prepare for your next job interview, whether with the hiring manager or HR. SUSAN REEVEShttps://jfscentralnj.org/https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanreeveshrprosreeves624@gmail.com
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November 2What Companies Look For in Employment Background ChecksVeteran Career Coach, Paul Cecala, guides attendees through what employers look for in background checks, including the impact on Covid 19 on the process. PAUL CECALAwww.cecalacareer.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/paulcecalapcecala@cecalacareer.com
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November 16Elevator Pitch: Do's & Don'tsYour pitch sets the tone for your conversations in your job search. If done well, it can elevate the conversation and make a great impression. Your pitch is what you use when someone says asks you "Tell Me About Yourself". Tony Calabrese will discuss the keys to developing and implementing this important job hunting tool. TONY CALABRESEwww.absolutetransitions.comwww.linkedin.com/in/tonycalabresetony@absolutetransitions.com
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November 30The Boost FormulaLearn a formula to stop feeling frustrated and remove the personal roadblocks on your path to success in your job search.VICTORIA HEPBURNwww.victoriahepburn.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriahepburnvictoria.hepburn@gmail.com
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December 14Effective Communication StrategiesExcellent communication skills are essential for both leadership and business. Learn the top five (5) communication skills, strategies to improve those communication skills, how to measure the quality of your personal communication, recognize barriers to good communication, develop behaviors to enhance working relationships, understand importance of non-verbal communication, develop active listening skills, how to deal with difficult people, and how best to give and receive feedback. GINA HERNANDEZN/Ahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/gina-y-hernandezganipr@gmail.com
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THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. CHECK OUT OUR NEW 2022 CALENDAR!
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