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Are you looking to escalate your career to the next level? Whether you’re just starting your career path or have already traversed many miles, the Career Networking Group in Montgomery County will help you take the next steps with confidence and enthusiasm.

The purpose of the Career Networking Group in Montgomery County is to provide a supportive environment where members can get ideas, direction, and support, solve problems and learn skills to improve their job search and career.

We accomplish this by encouraging members to help other members effectively network, develop methodologies for effective job searching, find your ideal job, developing interviewing and negotiating skills.

With the support and wisdom of the group, we help members use a structured meeting format to help measure members job search progress and get answers to questions about job search or career management. The group also provides a safe, caring environment to discuss personal/emotional issues related to job search and career management.

Come, network with others to share best practices about job hunting and career development. And use the support we give each other to discipline and energize your career-building campaign. Bring Ideas to share with the group on successes and challenges, bring your resume.

This meetup is for unemployed, under employed and fully employed to network and help each other. If you are hiring people feel free to join us! Tell a friend.

If you want breakthrough results, join us each Tuesday at 9:00 AM for coffee and collaboration. For more information contact: George Schonewolf, Career Professional / Coach at careercounselor1@comcast.net

Upcoming events (4+)

Virtual Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop

Online event

IMPORTANT - To Complete the Registration Process - Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jump-start-your-job-search-online-workshop-tickets-168010773747 and pay with a credit card.

You will receive a Zoom link in order to attend the workshop.

Please note that online registration will close on Friday, October 15 at noon.

Time - 9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Saturday, October 16 Cost $5

Join us for an interactive day of information and ideas to provide help and hope in your job transition and career

TOP 10 Tools and Tips to Land Your Next Job – Amy Dinning –

There is so much to focus on and do, how do you determine the critical activities and tools to land your next job? Amy will share her 10 top tools and tips to land your next job. The information will give you a roadmap to follow and move you forward on your journey to successful employment. Our next two speakers will do a deeper dive into Networking and LinkedIn, two of the top tips and tools.

You’ll Get By With A Little Help from Your Friends: Power Networking for Introverts & Extroverts – Theresa Hummel-Krallinger

Networking has long been recognized as a powerful tool for business professionals. What are you doing to build and maintain your professional network? Attend this session to learn tips and tricks to build and manage your network. Participate in a "safe" structured networking exercise. You’re guaranteed to leave with a valuable piece of advice and at least one new contact.

LinkedIn Profile Optimization: Get found faster and give the right first impression! – Bobbie Foedisch

Learn how to build and position your LinkedIn profile to get found faster and give the right first impression. Bobbie will share how to brand yourself, how to display work examples, how to leverage Search Engine Optimization to be found, how to tell stories and feature accomplishments and how to showcase your work and other experience.

Questions & Answers with a Panel of Experts – Ford, Amy and Alex

Join us at 8:45 a.m. for networking. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m.

IMPORTANT - A link to the handouts will be provided.

For more information or questions, contact Amy Dinning at [masked]

The event is sponsored by:

Career Networking Group, Montgomery County

Association for Talent Development Philadelphia chapter

BENG

CPENG

Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network

Harvest Marketplace Ministry

Hire One (a Chester County Economic Development Council initiative)

Joseph’s People

Learning & Development Philly

My Career Transitions

Penn State Great Valley Career Svs

Pennsylvania Career Development Association

Phila Area Great Careers Groups

Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy

Join Amy Dinning ONLINE For “I Landed A Job During The Pandemic – Here’s How”

****ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY:

When registering you must provide (FOR SECURITY REASONS) your EMAIL ADDRESS to George Schonewolf, Founder/Facilitator in order to receive meeting Log-in Information for the Meeting!!.

Login Information for the meeting will be emailed to those registered on the day prior of the Meeting By 4:30 P.M.

Please DO NOT SHARE LOGIN INFORMATION with anyone, once you receive it - Thanks!!
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This interactive presentation tells the story of how Amy landed a job in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is challenging during normal times to engage in a job search.

Dealing with a pandemic makes things all the more challenging.
We will focus on 10 key strategies that enabled her to be successful in landing a job that she really wanted.

You can be successful as well using these key strategies.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

• Determine what has changed because of the pandemic
• Understand the 10 strategies to uncovering your next opportunity
• Take action on the 10 strategies to be successful in your job search

About The Presenter: Amy Dinning is a Talent Development Leader with extensive experience working with all organizational levels setting strategy, creating, promoting, and delivering learning, leadership, and talent development solutions designed to support the organization’s business plan and goals.

She possesses impactful leadership, influencing, facilitation, and innovation skills essential to motivating others. Amy is passionate about creating an interactive and engaging environment that supports learning and growth.

Amy is currently Manager of Education and Development at Main Line Health in Radnor, PA, providing learning and development for over 11,000 employees, managers, and leaders.

She is the co-lead of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Leadership and Organizational Development SIG. Amy has spoken at the 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020 ATD International Conferences as well as conducted several webinars for ATD National. She serves as a Board Member and Orientation Leader for My Career Transitions.

She is the creator and chief facilitator of a workshop she created, “Jump Start Your Job Search,” which is offered twice a year for those in job transition, the underemployed, new grads, and those seeking to change jobs/careers. She also speaks to various professional associations and networking groups on a variety of topics.

About The Group: The goal of the Career Networking Group in Montgomery County is to provide a supportive environment where members can obtain ideas, direction, and support and learn skills to improve their job search and career. Come and network with other individuals who are likewise in transition to share best practices about job hunting.

EVENT INFORMATION

LOCATION: ONLINE / VIRTUAL WEBINAR
FACILLITATOR: George E. Schonewolf, Founder / Organizer / Speaker / Event Host / Career Coach
INVESTMENT: FREE to all in transition/ unemployed. REGISTER: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/clblhsyccnbdc/
QUESTIONS: Call George at (215)[masked] or e-mail [masked]

Join Michael Chiappinelli ONLINE For Networking for Career Change

****ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY:

When registering you must provide (FOR SECURITY REASONS) your EMAIL ADDRESS to George Schonewolf, Founder/Facilitator in order to receive meeting Log-in Information for the Meeting!!.

Login Information for the meeting will be emailed to those registered on the day prior to the meeting.

Please DO NOT SHARE LOGIN INFORMATION with anyone, once you receive it - Thanks!!
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Many successful people find themselves in a career transition. This often involves rethinking how we approach our next career opportunity. The process can be frustrating and take longer than we anticipated.

Join Michael Chiappinelli, RICP®, ChFC®, MBA, Financial Planner and Partner with A.P. Lubrano & Company Inc, /Equitable Advisors on Friday, October 29th from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M.

Michael will relate his experience in changing careers from a corporate leader of technology and business improvement processes to a financial planner in a step by step, easy to follow and implement guide.

This program will help people understand how to take control of the search process. By taking a business approach to your job search, we identify ways to make your search more productive. This is particularly helpful if you are considering a career change.

In this stirring, thought-provoking and motivational session you will learn:

• How to create a business plan for your job search.
• How to define what it is you are “selling”.
• How to identify and build potential advocates to help your search
process.
• How to develop and create marketing and networking plans to
expand your network.
• How to properly use your network Post COVID to locate information,
opportunities and introductions.

At the end of the session, you will have a much better idea on organizing a job search, with building a roadmap to finding information about companies, careers and opportunities as well as developing a structure for more effective networking and introductions.

About The Presenter: Michael Chiappinelli, RICP®, ChFC®, MBA, is a Financial Planner and Partner with A.P. Lubrano & Company Inc, /Equitable Advisors and a member of Bala Financial Strategies in Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Michael and his team work with individuals, families and closely held businesses to provide financial guidance and strategies for: investments, insurances, estate planning, business continuation and benefits. His FINRA registrations include Series 7, 66 and 24.

He has an MBA from Pace University and a BBA from James Madison University. Prior to becoming a Financial Planner, Michael delivered outstanding technology and business improvement results for Campbell Soup Company, Tambrands/Proctor & Gamble, and Nestle Foods.

About The Group: The goal of the Career Networking Group in Montgomery County is to provide a supportive environment where members can obtain ideas, direction, and support and learn skills to improve their job search and career. Come and network with other individuals who are likewise in transition to share best practices about job hunting.

EVENT INFORMATION

LOCATION: William Jeanes Memorial Library - 4051 Joshua Road; Lafayette Hills, PA 19444
FACILLITATOR: George E. Schonewolf, Founder / Organizer / Speaker / Event Host / Career Coach
INVESTMENT: FREE to all in transition/ unemployed.
REGISTER: https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/events/clblhsyccnbmc/
QUESTIONS: Call George at[masked] or email at [masked]

Career Networking Group in Montgomery County - Friday's @ Blue Bell, PA

518 E Township Line Rd #300

Are you looking to escalate your career to the next level? Whether you’re just starting your career path or have already traversed many miles, the Career Networking Group, Montgomery County will help you take the next steps with confidence and enthusiasm.

The Montgomery County Career Networking Group is a volunteer group dedicated to helping the unemployed and underemployed find their “next success story”. We provide a supportive environment where members can get ideas, direction, and support, solve problems and learn skills to improve their job search and career.

With the support and wisdom of the group, we focus on networking to share leads, experiences, and provide support, as well as educational sessions provided by expert recruiters, HR, and employment coaching specialists from the Greater Philadelphia area.

When members land new positions they return to share their landing stories with the group. They remain a vital source of support for the group in a variety of ways going forward by sharing their experiences along with job leads.

We have regular weekly meetings in Montgomery County featuring a guest speaker and networking. We also host workshops and are looking to expand our footprint by growing our membership and offering additional services.

The Montgomery County Career Networking Group offers a basic but effective approach to career management and job search. The group will help you develop a strategy, skills, and contacts to achieve your career goals and find your next success story!

Come, network with others to share best practices about job hunting and career development. And use the support we give each other to discipline and energize your career-building campaign. Bring ideas to share with the group on successes and challenges and bring your resume.

Visit us at https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/ to join the group and to register to attend upcoming events. You will be glad that you did.

There will not be enough words to describe or measure the benefit you will gain professionally to you and your career. Remember, you are only one person away from your next position!!

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