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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 (5+)

Join Glenna Crooks, Author & Speaker, For "Don't Network. Work Your Networks"

Free Library of Springfield Township

By now you’re an expert at career networking. What’s next? It’s learning about all of the other networks that support you so that you can “work” them, too. As an adult, you are supported by eight networks, of which the career network is only one. What’s more, your career success is determined not only by the strengths and weaknesses of that network but also by the quality of support you receive from the other seven. Glenna will cover how to: • Find valuable human capital “hiding in plain sight” to support every part of your life. • Optimize non-career network support to improve career success. • Better diagnose and resolve work-life stress. • More efficiently manage life events, like a child’s allergy, relocation, retirement or senior care. • “Free-up bandwidth” to explore – and engage – new opportunities. • Better understand customers and stakeholders. Participants will leave understanding all eight networks Glenna identified in more than a decade of research with people ranging in age from 7-87. You’ll see how typical responses to “work-life balance” – time management, stress-management, flextime, work-from-home, and fitness are good and may be necessary. They will never, however, be sufficient, until people understand all eight networks, clarify what they want and need from them and build plans to optimize that support. About The Presenter: Glenna Crooks, PhD is an author, speaker, consultant and company cofounder, with corporate and government clients globally. She is currently in her 8th career, a journey catalyzed by Robert Downey, Jr., that has helped people find ways to improve their health, happiness and career success. Check out her website at www.glennacrooks.com 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: Free Library of Springfield Twp., 8900 Hawthorne Ln., Wyndmoor, PA 19038 FACILITATOR: 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/dwqfsqybccbgc/ QUESTIONS: Call George at[masked] or email at [masked]

Kathy Bellwoar for "Consult or Not To Consult Making Transition To Consulting"

Have you ever considered Consulting? Today’s business reality is that we can all expect to go through job transitions multiple times throughout our careers – and finding that next opportunity requires significant focus and time. Meanwhile, consulting offers the chance to build new skills, stay active and bring in a paycheck. So what should you do? This session will start by providing insights into what it takes to be a consultant and will explore the pros and cons behind choosing to consult versus remaining a full-time employee. Attend this meeting and Kathy will provide practical techniques for: • Introduction to Consulting and as an Independent Contractor • Making the Transition to Consulting • What it takes to be successful as a Consultant • Determining if Consulting is meant for you About The Presenter: Kathy Bellwoar, the President and Founder of PPT Consulting, has over twenty years of experience within industry and as a partner of a major global consulting firm prior to founding PPT Consulting. A Management and IT consulting firm, PPT specializes in technology and business process solutions using a holistic People, Process and Technology approach. As a recognized female business leader and active member of the Forum for Executive Women, Kathy shares her insights, experience and knowledge through speaking events for ChemPharma Philadelphia, PMI, Beacon, and AWE (Association for Women Entrepreneurs) among others. 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: 518 E. Township Line Road; Blue Bell, PA FACILITATOR: 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/wlfzlrybcdbkb/ QUESTIONS: Call George at[masked] or email at [masked]

Join Dr. Michael Brenner for "How To Ace The Interview And Get The Job"

Free Library of Springfield Township

Company needs change. The business environment changes. The market goes up and down, people leave and get hired. But one thing that doesn’t change much – amidst all the swirling change occurring around it – is the job interview. That crucial hour or so is your opportunity to showcase yourself and make a compelling case why you’re the best fit for the job. While the job interview is the one piece of the process you have the most control over, all too often candidates wreck their chances with poor showings. This lively and engaging session will cover the three essential P’s: Prepare, Practice, and Perform. How well you execute the three P’s will have a profound impact on your interviewing success. Dr. Brenner will cover the questions you’re most likely to be asked and how to develop great answers that hit the mark. He will also discuss how to deal with nerves, communicate your personal brand, and make a good impression during those pivotal opening minutes. Plus, he will make time to practice so you can be at your best when it counts! By attending this engaging, thought-provoking and motivational session, you will learn: • Common mistakes committed by interviewees and how to avoid them • The best way to prepare for those tough interview questions • How to deal with nerves and present your best self • What your personal brand is and how to best convey it • Effective ways to practice so you can ace the interview! About The Presenter: Dr. Michael Brenner helps leaders and teams at all levels strengthen the essential skills needed to achieve peak performance. He achieves this by drawing on the lessons he’s learned as an international leadership consultant, executive coach, and educator for more than 16 years and as a professional musician for over 30 years. His unconventional workshops, coaching sessions, and consulting services have helped his clients increase engagement, reduce turnover, and work together more effectively. He has designed and taught courses in systems thinking, negotiation strategies, interpersonal relations, and organizational behavior at Immaculata University, La Salle University and Temple University. Michael has been a featured speaker at many industry events and conferences. In addition to consulting and teaching, Michael currently performs in two Philadelphia-area bands. 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. LOCATION: Free Library of Springfield Twp., 8900 Hawthorne Ln., Wyndmoor, PA 19038 FACILITATOR: 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/vpmrnqyzfblb/ QUESTIONS: Call George at (215)[masked] or e-mail [masked]

Join Panel of Career Experts For "Navigating The Job Search Through Networking"

Looking for a new job is no easy task. The process is fraught with sterile rejection emails, awkward interview experiences, and tricky conversations. Sometimes you may even go months without getting a single interview. At some point during your search, you might hit a road block that is so devastating, you begin to question whether or not you should even keep looking. The good news is that if you can understand why something went wrong and adjust your approach, you can overcome any obstacle. Get a fresh perspective on your job search as the Career Networking Group goes behind the scenes with local career management professionals and recruiters who will share their insiders’ views on the recruitment and overall job search process. Join our panel of Job Search and Recruiting experts: • Amy Dinning - Senior Learning and Talent Development Leader • Ed Samuel – Executive Career Coach • Adrean Turner - Certified Coach, Speaker and Professional Development Trainer as they discuss current trends in terms of Resumes – Interviewing – Networking – Negotiating Compensation (The Rules of the Game) and the growing importance of LinkedIn when it comes to recruiting, the onboarding processes and how to effectively connect with recruiters and hiring managers in an competitive job market. In addition, these Job Search and Recruiting experts will share their experiences and what they look for both during the various stages of candidate engagement and working with clients to empower them to effectively land a new position. 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 INFORMATON: LOCATION: 518 E. Township Line Road (Building # 518); Blue Bell, PA 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/246876368/ QUESTIONS: Call George at[masked] or email at [masked]

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Join Chris Owens For "Thought Leadership For Career Development"

518 E Township Line Rd #300

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