Putting America Back to Work with Dr. Drew

Are You Unemployed and Looking for a Job?
Imagine how your life would change in 2012 if you could get back to work? Dr. Drew Lifechangers is joining forces with some of America’s best companies to help them find qualified candidates — and help you find the job you’re looking for! Over 250 jobs available!

For more information on Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers and Putting America Back to Work click HERE!

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Job Postings Reach 3 Year High…

Good news for job seekers – the Labor Department announced that 3.4 million jobs were posted in September, the most postings in the past three years. This could suggest an increase in hiring over the next few months, a positive sign for the U.S. economy.

 

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November 9, 2011 – “Career Assessment” with Nancy Range Anderson

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where:   Hamilton Public Library
1 Municipal Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Maybe you are re-entering the workforce after an absence.  Perhaps, sensing the dramatic changes in the economy, you are considering pursuing a new job.  Whatever the reason for career reinvention, it is important to understand who you are; your likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, values and personality.   This session focuses on the steps to follow when considering a career change.  It includes worksheets, assessments and the tools to get you started.

“Take these broken wings and learn to fly, all your life you were only waiting for this moment to arise.”  Lennon and McCartney

As your job search coach I will provide the tools and encouragement that will allow you to reach your potential and once again learn to fly.

Nancy Range Anderson is the President of Blackbird Learning Associates, LLC a company that specializes in job search training.  Nancy is a training & development leader with over 25 years experience in Human Resources and Learning & Development in the pharmaceutical, finance and insurance industries. Known for her excellent facilitation skills, Nancy teaches resume preparation, interviewing, networking, and career change tactics to individuals and groups. Nancy is also a job search coach.  In 2010, she released the book, Job Search for Moms.

Nancy is a Board Member of Family and Community Services of Somerset County NJ, and a member of the Bound Brook Chamber of Commerce and the Middlesex Area Women’s Club. She lives in New Jersey with her husband Matthew and children Caitlin and Christian.

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

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October 5, 2011 – “Stress & Unemployment” with Dr. Randi Protter

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where:   Capital Health Systems  – Conference rooms 1-3
1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Feeling a little stressed?  Discover how the daily grind and unemployment can affect you in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, and simple strategies you can use to minimize the impact.

Join Dr. Randi Protter, Medical Director for Capital Health’s Center for
Women’s Health as she addresses these issues.

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

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September 13, 2011 – “Why Bother Networking” with Alex Freund

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where:   Hamilton Public Library
1 Municipal Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Most people dread networking since they don’t understand it, think that they are not good at it and while in transition they do not feel good about themselves.  This presentation covers such topics as what is and what is not networking, how to network effectively and with whom, and the common barriers to networking. About 60 to 80 percent of people get their jobs through networking. Based on that fact alone, people in search of their next position should master this art.  This one hour long presentation will clarify many of the myths associated with this subject.

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

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June 21, 2011 – “Navigating the Job Search in a Tough Economy”

June 21, 2011 - “Navigating the Job Search in a Tough Economy”

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where:   Princeton Public Library, Community Room
                65 Witherspoon Street
                Princeton, NJ 08542

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://navigatingthejobsearch.eventbrite.com

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May 17, 2011 – Selling You, Inc. with Joe Himelfarb

May 17, 2011 – Selling You, Inc. with Joe Himelfarb
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where:   Princeton Public Library, Community Room
                65 Witherspoon Street
                Princeton, NJ 08542


Aristotle believed an important skill any person could have was the ability to influence.
Have you ever had to convince your colleagues, department heads, or company executives to try a different tactic in acquiring new business? Ever have to get your friends to agree on which restaurant to eat at or which movie to see?  Ever tried to get your customers to buy your stuff? Ever tried to get your kids to behave a certain way?  Ever go on a job interview?
Join us for a thought provoking and highly interactive program that will demystify your views of selling and help you to better sell yourself.
·         Learn how you can apply the theories and techniques of selling as you search for work (Hint: no rocket science involved, but Rocket Scientists can surely benefit).
·         Hear new ideas about old job search techniques that can help focus your attention on the job at hand.
·         Learn how to put a different spin on the activities you currently perform so you can distinguish yourself from the other applicants vying for the position you want.
Make the person interviewing you feel glad they met you. 
And make your new employer wonder how they ever got along without you.
Bio
Joe Himelfarb has been selling for over 18 years. Whether it’s multi-million dollar computing systems to companies around the world, or consumer products in a homeowner’s backyard, Joe enjoys helping his clients get from where they are to where they want to be.
Joe worked at AT&T Submarine Systems where he assisted with the manufacturing and installation of several trans-oceanic fiber optic telecommunications projects. He also was a member of the Sales Account Team at Hewlett Packard that was responsible for supporting AT&T.
Joe has sold, and co-facilitated, sales training seminars for large companies in the pharmaceutical,  hospitality, and publishing industries.
He left corporate America for a few years to help homeowners in the Tri-State area envision and create vacation retreats in their backyards by selling swimming pools.
He is currently a Senior Account Executive working for an organization that sells IT Professional Services and Staffing.
Joe has a BS in Physics from Buffalo State College and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo . He is a trained Integrity Systems Sales Instructor and has his PMP Certification from George Washington University.
Joe has been presenting this seminar for many years to several organizations that serve individuals who are in transition or looking to make a career change.

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

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April 26, 2011 – “The Importance of Networking”

April 26, 2011 - “The Importance of Networking”

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where:   Princeton Public Library, Community Room
                65 Witherspoon Street
                Princeton, NJ 08542

Katie DeVito’s talk, “The Importance of Networking,” will include an interactive speed networking session.

Co-sponsored by NJ Unemployed and the library.

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

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April 19, 2011 – “Can They Do That?: Retaking Our Fundamental Rights in the Workplace” with Lewis Maltby

April 19, 2011 - “Can They Do That?: Retaking Our Fundamental Rights in the Workplace” with Lewis Maltby
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where:   Princeton Public Library, Community Room
                65 Witherspoon Street
                Princeton, NJ 08542

The president and founder of the National Workrights Institute, a human rights organization committed  to workplace issues, will discuss his new book, “Can They Do That?: Retaking Our Fundamental Rights in the Workplace.” Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and NJ Unemployed.

For more information on Lewis Maltby visit his website HERE. 

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

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Four Ways to Boost Your Executive Presence Immediately

By Emily Bennington

Why is it that some professionals seem to get on the fast track from day one and others get stuck in the mud? Part of the answer lies in technical competency (i.e. how well you perform on the job) but personal style is also critically important. It’s that intangible quality known as ‘Executive Presence’ and what follows are four (very tangible) ways to build yours:

  1. Look the Part: This does not mean you have to be the most attractive person in your office. It simply means that you must look like a potential leader. It means crisp suits, conservative accessories, and an aura of confidence that comes from knowing you are a newbie to watch.
  2. Communicate with Authority: So what if you don’t actually have any right now. You can still present your ideas articulately and with command. A note on technique though: Passion is good. Raw passion, however, is a disadvantage. This isn’t the time to steamroll others into your point of view.  This is the time to know when to speak with assurance…and when to listen with diplomacy.  
  3. Control Your Message: All of your nonverbals – e.g. how you dress, sit, walk, shake hands, pay attention, etc. – add up to affect the image you create in the mind of others. The good news is that these are all things inside your control. Take your office space for example. Even if you are caught up and 100% on top of your game, if you are surrounded by scattered papers, random post-its, and old coffee cups, chances are your colleagues are going to view you as overwhelmed and not ready for more challenging assignments.
  4. Develop a Silver Bullet: A ‘Silver Bullet’ is how you distinguish yourself early in your career. It’s your specialty area and the one where you become the ‘go-to’ contact. It could be social media, grant writing, Excel… the list is endless. In fact, you will probably have to test out a few bullets before you land on a winner. Just remember to pick something that genuinely interests you, that is valued by the company, and that isn’t already being done by scores of others.

Finally, while it’s not something you can do overnight, it will also help to study the most successful people in your office and in your field. How do they present themselves? What does their desk look like? How to they treat others and/or react in tough situations? These are clues to what your organization is looking for in its rising stars. Model the best behaviors, learn from any weaknesses, and use your own skills and presence to earn respect…regardless of your age.

Emily Bennington is coauthor of Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job (Ten Speed Press, 2010). She is a frequent speaker to students and organizations on the topic of career success and the host of Professional Studio 365, a popular blog for new grads transitioning from classroom to boardroom. Emily is a regular contributor to the college section of The Huffington Post and has been featured on CNN, ABC News, and in publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and US News and World Report. Emily can be reached at ebennington@msn.com or on Twitter.

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