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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+)

“Overcoming Age Discrimination” with Ken Sher, Executive, Career and Life Coach

Age discrimination is described as “treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older.” So, it’s illegal to not offer a job because of age... but we all know that the reality is that it happens. But the reality, also, is that it’s still possible, and likely, that you will find an opportunity based on your great knowledge and experience that you’ve gained throughout your career... it just might take a little longer. This talk will focus on helping you minimize the chance that age will be an issue, how to identify when the hidden objection of age comes up and how to handle it including: - Identifying when your age may be an issue - How the “TRUST Success Model” can help you overcome any challenges - How to position yourself as the right person for the job - What to do to take age out of the equation - What to include... and not include... in your marketing materials and interview answers Please join me at George Schonewolf’s Career Networking Group in Montgomery County on August 23rd at 9:30A.M. at the William Jeanes Memorial Library to get information to overcome age discrimination and to ask any questions to help you in your job search. About The Presenter: Ken Sher is an Executive, Career and Life Coach who focuses on the whole person when helping with both professional or personal issues that you may be trying to manage. He spent nearly 25 years at Johnson & Johnson in various capacities, including Sales Leadership, Marketing Leadership, Sales Training, Leadership Development and the J & J Sales Recruiting department 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/dwqfsqyzlbfc/ QUESTIONS: Call George at (215)[masked] or e-mail [masked]

“Networking For Career Change” with Michael Chiappinelli, Sr. V.P. Karl Barth

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, ChFC, MBA, Financial Planner and Senior Vice President with Karl Barth Associates/AXA Advisors on Friday, August 30th 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 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 Senior Vice President with Karr Barth Associates/AXA 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/dwqfsqyzlbnc/ QUESTIONS: Call George at[masked] or email at [masked]

"A Salespersons Approach To Job Hunting" with William “Casey” Fehl as Presenter

If getting a job were easy, everyone would have one. There are many variables impacting job hunting today – knowing how to effectively market YOURSELF is central to how successful you will ultimately be in landing a new full-time position. Join William “Casey” Fehl – the Founding Partner of the Philadelphia Wealth Management Company on Friday, September 6th from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M. at William Jeanes Memorial Library (The Board Room) at 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hills, PA.19444. “A Salesperson’s Approach to Job Hunting “is based on Casey’s 11 years of experience as a financial advisor along with the similarities he has learned between professional sales and job hunting. Casey will point out in this stirring, thought-provoking and motivational presentation that if you were to take a sales book and cross out the word “selling” and replace it with “job hunting” you would now have a job-hunting book. Since 2009, Casey has worked and volunteered with numerous groups of individuals in job transition, and has learned that there are many similarities between professional sales and job hunting. Attendees will learn, regardless of age, industry, professional experience, socio-economic backgrounds, gender: • A proven system to track their progress and keep themselves accountable. • The most successful job hunting strategies, based on statistical evidence. • How to be better able to handle the inevitable rejection that comes with job hunting. • How to be able to bounce back stronger. • Leave this session feeling more confident about landing a great job in a shorter amount of time. Remember: When you are a job hunter, you are in sales and are marketing yourself! About The Presenter: William “Casey” Fehl, prior to founding the Philadelphia Wealth Management Company was a financial advisor with AXA Advisors in Philadelphia, PA. In 2013, along with three others he decided to merge practices and formed the Philadelphia Wealth Management Company. They focus primarily on retirement planning for individuals as well as corporate retirement benefits. In addition to his full time work, he is Co-Chairman of the Mark Alexander Baranowski Memorial Fund and the Greater Valley Forge HR Association – Transitions Group along with being a Volunteer and Moderator at the Wayne Chapter of the Philadelphia – Area Great Careers Group. 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/246876766/ QUESTIONS: Call George at (215)[masked] or e-mail [masked]

"Alternative Ways To Reduce Stress In Your Job Search" with Carlee Myers

William Jeanes Memorial Library

Like most professionals, you entered into adulthood bright-eyed and bushy-tailed excited about the difference you were going to make, the lifestyle you were going to have or, at the very least, the money you were going to bring in. Have you found yourself with a fulfilling work life, personal life and a wallet full of cash? If you haven't, chances are you are stressed. As professionals in transition, it can be tough to manage your stress with bills, applications and a myriad of other responsibilities in your life. You may feel like they've tried everything to manage your stress only to find yourself overwhelmed yet again. In this presentation, Carlee will teach exactly what you need to learn to manage stress and step out of overwhelm so you can find more joy in life. No problem! Attendees to this inter-active and informative meeting / workshop will discover: • What is stress? • How does it show up? • The common causes of stress • The 3-step repeatable process to manage and reduce stress About The Presenter: Carlee Myers is an expert at helping professionals who feel overworked, overwhelmed or on the verge of burnout relieve stress so they can find more joy at work, home and beyond. As the founder of The Stress Less Company, Carlee has helped hundreds of professionals across the country take action to reduce stress through coaching. She believes there is no-one-size-fits-all when it comes stress management. Carlee also recently opened her brand new relaxation space, The Stress Less Space, in Philadelphia this past May. Her work has most recently been featured through media outlets such as Good Day Philadelphia, FOX 29, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly Mag and Whoolly Magazine. 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/246876766/ QUESTIONS: Call George at (215)[masked] or e-mail [masked]

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