November 12, 2013 – “The Interview: You Are Onstage” with Alex Freund

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where:   Hamilton Public Library
1 Municipal Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08619

 

This presentation is highly participative by the audience. It identifies the four elements that interviewers focus on and involves demonstration. Audience members mock interview. It is entertaining, and many unknowns get exposed and explained.

 

Register Here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/event/9211970251

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October 15, 2013 – “Your Bad Attitude is Like a Flat Tire. Unless You Change it, You Won’t Get Very Far.” with Joseph Himelfarb – Followed by Speed Networking

 

October 15, 2013 –  ”Your Bad Attitude is Like a Flat Tire. Unless You Change it, You Won’t Get Very Far.” with Joseph Himelfarb – Followed by Speed Networking

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where:   Hamilton Public Library
1 Municipal Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08619

 

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’re up, sometimes you’re down. Sometimes the world is your oyster, other times you want to live on another planet. There are days when you’re on Cloud 9 and then there are days when you want to crawl under a rock.

 

Regardless of the circumstances though, when it comes to your attitude, positive beats negative everyday. Now there’s no guarantee that a positive attitude will get you what you want, but a negative attitude probably won’t.

 

Join us for a thought provoking, highly interactive, and entertaining program that will address why and how your attitude does effect your ability to sell yourself in your job search, your business, or your daily activities. With a blank white board or flip chart, 2 different colored markers, and an audience thirsting for knowledge, you will:

 

  • Learn why taking responsibility for your attitude is, well, your responsibility. Duh!
  • 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!

 

Joe Himelfarb (his friends call him Joey) has been selling for over 20 years. Whether it’s multi-million dollar computing and telecommunications systems to Fortune 100 companies around the world, or consumer products in a homeowner’s backyard or driveway, Joe enjoys helping his clients get from where they are to where they want to be.

Joe’s passion is being on stage and encouraging people to maintain positive mental attitudes. His contention is that we sell everyday and being negative serves no function. To that end, and on a regular basis, Joey facilitates seminars to unemployed individuals as well as small business owners.

Most people who have participated in these seminars have learned new tactics for selling themselves and maintaining positive mental attitudes in their professional and personal lives. And some attendees have actually seen and heard a unique similarity between Joe’s style and presentation with a famous comedian who has had success hosting several Oscar Award Show Ceremonies.

 

Following Joe’s presentation we will hold a Speed Networking event. Bring your business cards and get ready to network!

 

Register Here:  https://10152013.eventbrite.com

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September 10, 2013 – ““Social Media Etiquette in the Digital Workplace” with Barbara Pachter

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where:   Hamilton Public Library
1 Municipal Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08619

 

The ways in which people communicate are changing rapidly. In the digital workplace, electronic exchanges –text messages, Facebook posts, tweets, video chats, blog commentaries and email messages—are being used to convey information as much as, or more than, in-person discussions, phone calls, and written correspondence. These newer kinds of communication allow people to interact with others quickly and easily, and to share news efficiently with more people than ever before. Yet, as with all things new, there is a learning curve. It takes time to understand how to use the new tools politely. A breach of etiquette (even committed in innocence) can result in loss of business or a job offer. This seminar will help participants interact effectively with colleagues, bosses and clients whether they are using their Smartphones to text a colleague or their computer to tweet followers or email clients.

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The following topics will be discussed: Smartphones, Texting, The Big Three: LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, Blogs, Skype and Email. The seminar is interactive. Participants take the social media quiz and engage in small group exercises.

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Barbara Pachter is an internationally-renowned business etiquette and communications speaker, coach and author. She has delivered more than 2100 seminars throughout the world including the first-ever seminar for businesswomen in Kuwait. NJBiz named her one of the Best 50 Women in Business in New Jersey. Pachter’s 10th etiquette book, The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to GREET, EAT and TWEET Your Way to Success, published by McGraw Hill, will be available in 2013. Her client list boasts many of today’s most notable organizations, including Microsoft, Chrysler, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wawa, Con Edison, Pfizer, Cisco Systems, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Rutgers University and Campbell Soup. She is quoted regularly in newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, TIME Magazine and she has appeared on ABC’s 20/20The TODAY Show and The Early Show. Her discussion on business etiquette appeared in the Harvard Business Review. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and completed postgraduate studies in the Middle East and at Temple University.

Register Here:  http://09102013.eventbrite.com

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July 9, 2013 – “Success for the Seasoned Search – the Benefit of Being Overqualified” with Abby Kohut

July 9, 2013 – “Success for the Seasoned Search – the Benefit of Being Overqualified” with Abby Kohut

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where:   Hamilton Public Library
1 Municipal Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08619

 

Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer’s misconceptions about you. It’s impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn:

1)     How to answer the overqualified question
2)     The real reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants
3)     How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified
4)     Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage

 

Abby Kohut, who is known on the web as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC.  In the past 18 years, Abby held positions such as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com and her book “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets” teaches candidates secrets about the job search process that other recruiters won’t tell you. Abby has provided job search tips on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox 5 Business News, LinkedIn, Forbes, USA Today, and on Bloomberg Radio. Abby was selected as one of “The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search” and is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine. Since 2010, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal which you can learn more about at www.AbbyAcrossAmerica.com

Register Here:  http://07092013.eventbrite.com

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May 14, 2013 – “Job Search Skills for the Age 40+ Worker” with Nancy Anderson

May 14, 2013 – “Job Search Skills for the Age 40+ Worker” with Nancy Anderson

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where:   Hamilton Public Library
1 Municipal Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08619

 

The workshop, Job Search Skills for the Age 40+ Worker looks at the statistics facing the older worker and evaluates the skills and competencies needed to change the word “Discourage” to “Encourage.”  This hands-on session targets the age 40+ employee looking to change careers, jobs or re-enter the workforce.

The topics presented in the session include, Motivation, Career and Transferable Skills Assessment, choosing the appropriate resume format, and examining a job description for key job skills and matches.  The session also reviews networking, interviewing and follow-up activities for a successful job search strategy.  We will also discuss technological advancements in job search strategies and workshop participants will leave with a number of valuable resources.

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Nancy Anderson is the President of Blackbird Learning Associates, a job search training company. Her company provides job search training, coaching and resume preparation.

Nancy has over 25 years experience in Human Resources, Learning & Development and relationship management in the pharmaceutical, finance and insurance industries. In her career Nancy has led the training projects for many high-profile company initiatives. She has worked for Johnson & Johnson, the CIT Group, The Bank of New York and the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. During her career, she has trained thousands of domestic and international employees.

Nancy is the author of Job Search for Moms, published in 2010. She is currently working on her second job search book and anticipates a fall, 2012 release.

Register Here:  http://05142013.eventbrite.com

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April 9, 2013 – “Life Long Planning – Knowing More About Yourself” with Mary Anne Kennedy

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where:   Hamilton Public Library
1 Municipal Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08619

 

Curious about how knowing more about your personality type can help you better work with others, manage your own work, choose careers, manage career change and help you appreciate and understand difference in relationships with friends, partners and children?  Then this workshop is for you!  Workshop Leader:  Mary Anne Kennedy, MAKHR Consulting.  Audience: Individuals looking for change in their personal or professional life and leaders looking to make an already successful team more effective.

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Mary Anne Kennedy is the principal consultant  of MAKHR Consulting, based in central New Jersey providing  human resources advisory to small to medium sized business owners and employers with the full spectrum of HR services and programs including all aspects of talent acquisition including strategic staffing to succession planning and performance management.

Before launching  MAKHR Consulting,  Kennedy spent eight  years with a Brsitol Myers Squibb, Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in a variety of human resource leadership roles.  She also served as the HR Generalist for a Herman Miller Office Furniture,Fortune 500 office furniture manufacturer and as senior HR consultant focusing on staffing, coaching and organizational development for a wide range of employers including The Riverside Church, NY and currently The Institute of Culinary Education, NY.

Kennedy is the author of the book “Finding The Right Job, The Step-By-Step Approach” and sought after speaker on HR topics including coaching and mentoring, resume writing and behavior based interviewing.  Kennedy was the co-founder of the St. Paul’s Networking Group in Princeton, NJ, a ministry that provided career coaching to those in career transition.  Kennedy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and has certifications in MBTI administration and DDI behavior-based interviewing.

 

Register Here:  http://04092013.eventbrite.com

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March 12, 2013 – “Your Bad Attitude is Like a Flat Tire. Unless You Change it, You Won’t Get Very Far.” with Joe Himelfarb

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Hamilton Public Library 1 Municipal Drive Hamilton, NJ 08619

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’re up, sometimes you’re down. Sometimes the world is your oyster, other times you want to live on another planet. There are days when you’re on Cloud 9 and then there are days when you want to crawl under a rock. Regardless of the circumstances though, when it comes to your attitude, positive beats negative everyday. Now there’s no guarantee that a positive attitude will get you want you want, but a negative attitude probably won’t. Join us for a thought provoking, highly interactive, and entertaining program that will address why and how your attitude does effect your ability to sell yourself in your job search, your business, or your daily activities.

With a blank white board or flip chart, 2 different colored markers, and an audience thirsting for knowledge, you will:
■Learn why taking responsibility for your attitude is, well, your responsibility. Duh! ■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!

Register Here: http://03122013.eventbrite.com

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Alex Freund’s 2/12/12 Presentation

As promised here is the file for Alex Freund’s presentation today.

 

2013-2-12 Networking Leading to Interviews – NJ Unemployed

 

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February 12, 2013 – “Networking Leading to Interviews” with Alex Freund

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where:   Hamilton Public Library
1 Municipal Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08619

 

Sixty to eighty percent of people get their job via networking.  Yet, for some networking is very challenging.  Others do it, somewhat reluctantly and not very effectively.

The audience will learn about:

  • How to improve one’s networking skills.
  • What conditions should one create that lend themselves to bonding and sharing?
  • How to communicate in order to get referrals?
  • How to use a simple script which one can start using immediately.
  • About five easy steps to follow in order to get high-level contacts.

By understanding the divergent vantage points of the candidate vis-à-vis the hiring manager one can better prepare for this demanding interaction called interview.

 

Register Here:  http://networkingleadingtointerviews.eventbrite.com

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December 12th – Holiday Social

December 12, 2012 – Holiday Social Event

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where:   UNO Chicago Grill
225 Sloan Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Join us at UNO Chicago Grill to celebrate the holidays and take a break from all the hustle and bustle.

Register Here: http://holidaysocial121112.eventbrite.com

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