CANCELLED – Register Now! 11/13 Job Search Skills for the Age 40+ Worker with Nancy Anderson

CANCELLED!

Unfortunately due to Hurricane Sandy our speaker is not available and we are cancelling the program. Thank you for your understanding.

November 13, 2012 – “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.

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://www.eventbrite.com/event/3571700051

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Register Now! – October 9, 2012 – Speed Networking

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

Join us for a morning of speed networking. Bring your business cards!

Register Here: http://speednetworking100912.eventbrite.com

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The ‘Moneyball’ Approach to Business Hiring


Expert Offers Tips for Creating Championship Teams

Great coaches take into consideration an athlete’s talent and heart when they’re building a team, but they consider group dynamics, too, says entrepreneur J. Allan McCarthy.

“It’s not just a matter of getting the fastest, strongest and smartest players on your side,” says McCarthy, an international scaling expert and author of Beyond Genius, Innovation & Luck: The ‘Rocket Science’ of Building High-Performance Corporations (www.mccarthyandaffiliates.com).

“If you’re building a championship team, you’re gauging how the individual athletes fit together; how their personalities, talents, drive and abilities will mesh to meet the team’s goals. It’s exactly what you need to do to build a winning corporate team. As Michael Jordan, put it, ‘Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.’ ”

In the 2011 film Moneyball, Coach Billy Beane picks his players based on analysis and evidence, says McCarthy, who has worked with hundreds of companies. He doesn’t ever just “go with his gut.”

McCarthy provides key points for building a successful, effective team:

• Lead with a team, not a group: A team of leaders behaves very differently than a group of leaders. Many companies don’t know the difference. “It comes down to clear goals, interdependencies and rules of engagement,” McCarthy says, Every corporation claims to hire only the best and the brightest but it is evident that getting the best and brightest to function as ateam can be a challenge.

• Know your goals: McCarthy cites Bill Gates – “Teams should be able to act with the same unity of purpose and focus as a well-motivated individual.” Many big-name CEOs like to say their talent runs free with innovative ideas. “It makes for compelling literature,” McCarthy says. But would that work on the football field? Corporations need their personnel to think out-of-the-box but also act in a prescriptive culture – to work within a system in order to achieve common objectives.

• Not everyone can be the coach – or the quarterback: The problem with executives is that they all want to lead and none want to follow, McCarthy says. A team made up of executives is like a group of thoroughbred stallions confined to a small space called an organization — plenty of kicking, biting and discord. Thoroughbreds don’t naturally work well as a team. Better to define responsibilities that build a “foxhole mentality,” wherein one person has the gun, the other the bullets, McCarthy says. It’s in the best interests of both for each to succeed.

• The strongest teams are adept at resolving conflict: Hiring the best and the brightest should create a diverse, competent group — but inevitably these stallions generate friction that can sabotage company progress. So, sensitize team members to the early warning signs: know-it-all attitudes, multi-tasking during team meetings, exhibiting dominant behavior, not responding in a timely fashion or engaging in avoidance. Agree, as a team, on how to mutually manage and minimize counterproductive behaviors as they surface.

• Create individual and team agreements: Here is where the “rubber meets the road” – it’s the final stage of planning who will do what for team objectives, as well as a collective agreement on team rules and interdependencies. Ask individuals to openly commit to what they will do, and how the team is to function. The public declaration stresses employee obligation and collaborative management.

“We live in a 21st-century economy where speed and efficiency is a top priority, and that often means a ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ mentality,” McCarthy says. “But you get the team that you plan for, not necessarily what you pay for. If time is money, then I’d invest it in creating and building a championship team.”

About J. Allan McCarthy

J. Allan McCarthy, principal of J.A. McCarthy & Affiliates, has more than 20 years of experience across 15 industries and more than 200 companies. He is a scaling expert who helps organizations determine how to best align strategy, structure and workforce capabilities. He earned his master’s of management from Golden Gate University, a Stanford University AEA MBA refresher, and has worked with many international companies, including Cisco Systems, Raychem Corporation, SAP Inc., Redback Networks, BEA Systems and Ericsson.

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September 11, 2012 – “In Transition: So What’s Your Brand?” with Alex Freund

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

Today’s job search is very advanced and sophisticated. Those who try replicating what they did years ago for finding a job will lose this competition. Self-branding in today’s job market is essential, but many people don’t know how to go about it. This presentation introduces the audience to the concept what tools to use, how to check themselves out on the Internet, how to properly find and use keywords, and which words and phrases to avoid. It ends with an extensive list of how to improve one’s LinkedIn profile.

Register Here: http://91112njunnemployed.eventbrite.com

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July 10, 2012 – “Professional Impact: The New Etiquette Essentials for Business Professionals” with Barbara Pachter

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

People like to work or do business with others who make them feel comfortable. Business activities and business-social functions provide opportunities to interact with others—opportunities to meet, greet and build relationships. Yet, in today’s changing business world, the rules of proper behavior are often neglected or unknown. This seminar enables participants to feel confident in handling themselves, others and business situations with confidence and poise.

         

Barbara Pachter
Speaker*Author*Coach

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. In 2010, NJBiz named her one of the Best 50 Women in Business in New Jersey.

Her client list boasts many of today’s most notable organizations, including Microsoft, Chrysler, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wawa, Con Edison, Pfizer, Inc., Novo Nordisk, Cisco Systems, Common Health, Royal Bank of Canada, Rutgers University and Campbell Soup.

Pachter is the author of nine books including GREET! EAT! TWEET! 52 Business Etiquette Postings To Avoid Pitfalls & Boost Your Career, When The Little Things Count…And They Always Count and The Power of Positive Confrontation. Her books have been translated into 11 languages.


She is quoted regularly in newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TIME Magazine and O Magazine, and she has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, The TODAY Show and The Early Show. Her discussion on business etiquette appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

 

Pachter’s areas of expertise include business etiquette, presentation skills, business dress, positive confrontation, assertive communication, business writing, career suggestions, and women in the workplace. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and completed postgraduate studies in the Middle East and at Temple University. Pachter received the Teaching Excellence Award while adjunct faculty at Rutgers University (MBA program). She is a former ESL teacher.

Pachter& Associates, PO Box 3680, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, USA, 856-751-6141, www.pachter.comwww.facebook.com/pachtertraining, www.barbarapachtersblog.com

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

 

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June 12, 2012 – “Confessions and Lessons Learned From The Founder of NJ Unemployed: How To Use Social Networking Most Effectively” with Katie DeVito

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

Katie DeVito was laid off from her job in February 2010 and founded NJ Unemployed, a networking group dedicated to bring the unemployed community together by holding educational seminars, social events and more. Katie branded herself and her NJ Unemployed group which led to her forming her own social media and public relations company, Katie DeVito, LLC. Her story is not only fascinating, but will reenergize and provide guidance. Katie will discuss some of the interesting techniques she has developed using social media to help individuals find employment, brand themselves and their company.

Brief Bio:

In April 2010, while Katie DeVito was seeking employment, she was selected by PARADE Magazine as one of five individuals from across the United States to be chronicled in their job search. While one of the main reasons PARADE said they selected her was because of her founding NJ Unemployed, a networking group dedicated to bringing the unemployed community together by holding educational seminars, social events and more, but also because of the way she was using social media to secure employment. This coverage led to an appearance on CBS’s “The Early Show.”

 

Katie has been using social media since 2004 where she branded herself and her NJ Unemployed group, which led to her forming her own social media and public relations company, Katie DeVito, LLC in June 2010. She appeared on News 12 New Jersey’s “Kane in Your Corner” discussing unemployment, social media and starting your own business. Katie continues to speak to various groups on social media, branding, unemployment, as well as her story of passion and purpose.

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

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May 8, 2012 – “Navigating Your Job Search In A Tough Economy” with Joyce Tyler

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

Learn about job search strategies used in today’s technology based environment, including the best and worst ways to garner that long awaited job. Key job search resources, networking tips, back door approaches and self assessment will be discussed.

Brief Bio: Gwendolyn Joyce Tyler has served as Director of Career Services for Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ for sixteen years, and was previously employed as Career Counselor and Regional Director of Career Services in the Rutgers University College of Engineering for six years. She received her undergraduate degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University in 1975 and a Master of Education Degree in Student Personnel Services from The College of New Jersey in 1978.

Ms. Tyler is  responsible for the management, supervision and administration of a Career Services Office servicing over 5,000 students annually in addition to Rider alumni. The Office of Career Services  focuses on the aspects of the employment process including resume writing, interviewing skills, managing a successful job search, networking, business etiquette etc.. Her office hosts employers throughout the academic year who conduct on-campus interviews for undergraduate students seeking internships, co-operative learning and full-time employment.

Ms. Tyler is a NJ Licensed Professional Counselor and Member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, member and previous Board Member of the Middle Atlantic Counseling Association, Member of the NJ Association of Colleges and Employers and additional professional organizations in the field.

Register Here: http://tyler5812.eventbrite.com

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Katie DeVito is now offering One-on-One coaching and consulting services.

Need help with your LinkedIn profile?

Companies, recruiters and hiring managers are looking to LinkedIn to fill their jobs. Learn how to set up your LinkedIn profile so it’s 100% complete. Learn how to connect with companies, search jobs; get introduced to hiring managers and more.

 

Resume Review

Sometimes you need a second set of eyes to look at your resume. Katie offers one-on-one resume reviews.

 

Career/Life Coaching

What is your passion? It’s a tough question. Sometimes we need to take a step back and think about what our passion is not what our resume says we do.

 

Personal Branding

Times have changed and it’s all about networking as well as personal branding. You need to sell yourself. How do you do that? Katie DeVito has successfully branded herself and can show you how to do the same to land the job you want and deserve.

 

If you are interested in learning more please email katiedevito@gmail.com.

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April 10, 2012 – “Influence Driven Career Success” with Dale Caldwell

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

Influence is a word that is “hidden in plain sight.” Business executives and job seekers use the term every day without understanding the role that it plays in both corporate and career success. The strategic use of influence not only determines corporate revenues, it is the fundamental reason why people either succeed or fail in a job. In this presentation, Dale Caldwell will explain how his trademarked “Intelligent Influence®” framework is the secret to both finding and succeeding in the job of your dreams.

We do what we do and perform the way we perform because of influence. Therefore, managing influence in our life is the key to success” Dale G. Caldwell

Dale G. Caldwell is the CEO of Strategic Influence, LLC which specializes in helping corporate clients increase productivity and profitability. Dale’s experience includes roles as a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting, Director of the Employee Service Group at Scholastic, Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and Executive Director of the Newark Alliance. He is a graduate of Princeton University with an MBA from the Wharton School. Dale is the author of the books School To Work To Success and Tennis in New York.

Register Here: http://41011caldwell.eventbrite.com

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“What’s Stopping You From Landing The Job You Want” – Follow Up

As promised click HERE to download the handouts from this great seminar with Jean Baur.

 

Don’t forget to “LIKE” Jean Baur’s site on Facebook. You may do so by clicking HERE.

Follow her on Twitter @CoachAuthor!

Attend her upcoming seminars, read her blog and more at www.jeanbaur.com.

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