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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+)

Join Chris Sasse ONLINE For My Job Search Journey: Practicing What I Preach

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****ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY:
Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!!

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!

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The Pandemic turned the employment world upside down. Many companies held out for as long as they could before making difficult decisions to eliminate roles and merge responsibilities. A large majority of those affected possessed years of experience in their chosen fields.

However, when entire industries were forced to downsize, it placed many professionals in new and unfamiliar conditions. Opportunities that offered lower wages, higher expectations, and working conditions that have never been witnessed in the professional world.

“My Job search Journey: Practicing What I Preach” is a real-world account of the presenter’s implementation of the same advice and direction he has provided to many throughout the course of his career in staffing and corporate leadership.

Participants will receive guidance on:

  • Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Physically for the task at hand.
  • Taking a deep dive into their professional soft and hard skills to locate the right opportunities.
  • Discovering and using tools and strategies to organize their job search.
  • Execution of the job search plan.
  • Debunking the myths associated with the job search process.

About the Presenter: Chris Sasse is a Senior Recruiting, Sales, and Business Development Professional with vast experience in staff augmentation, technology sales and advertising/media sales.

Like many experienced professionals today, Chris has taken advantage of the unstable COVID Job Market to pursue a new career as the Finance and Insurance Manager of Medford Ford in Medford, NJ.

On Friday nights in the Fall, you may find Chris on the gridiron where he officiates High School Football. Chris is a lifelong Southern New Jersey resident where he resides with his wife Michele and their daughter Anna.

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: ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE
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/clblhsyccnbtb/ QUESTIONS: Call George at[masked] or email at [masked]

Join Ken Sher ONLINE For "How To Get Back Into The Game"

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**** ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY:
Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!!

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!

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There are many reasons people have been out of work and/or looking for a job recently – some new, some old. They include:

  • Time for a change
  • Raise a family
  • The pandemic
  • Took a gap year
  • Not ready to retire

But how do you get back into it and what direction should you go with your career? Maybe you want to go back to what you were doing before. Or maybe you want to do something completely different. But where do you start?

This talk will help you determine what you want to do next and how to prepare for and execute a successful job search

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to use the TRUST Success Model® to conduct a winning job search
  • What to do to determine what direction to take your career
  • How to position yourself to win your next great role
  • The best way to network and what a productive networking conversation sounds like
  • How to market yourself to attract recruiters

About The Presenter: Ken Sher is President of Sher Coaching who helps people figure out the job market to find their next opportunity and advance their career.

His “TRUST Success Model” clearly lays out 5 areas of focus for your job search.

Ken’s corporate career spanned for nearly 30 years at Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb in various capacities, including positions of Sales Leadership, Marketing Leadership, Sales Training, and Sales Recruiting. He led three different Learning & Development teams including a global organization.

He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experience to improve individual and team performance by focusing on Executive Coaching and Career Management. If you would like to reach out to Ken, please call him at (215)[masked] or email him at [masked]

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: ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY
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/clblhsyccqbgc/ QUESTIONS: Call George at (215)[masked]

Join Lynne Williams ONLINE For How To Develop Successful Job Search Strategies

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****ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE / ONLINE WEBINAR ONLY:
Once You Have Clicked On the “Attend Online” Button you have been registered to attend the meeting & you will automatically receive both a Confirmation Email From Meetup & the Meeting Login Information For That Particular Meeting!!

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!
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Having a plan with multiple job search methods will help you find positions faster if you are currently in a career transition. Preparation is key.

Lynne Williams will share a list of strategies, tactics, and career resources to help you reach your goal, but will focus on a few essential strategies in depth - keywords, ATS, LinkedIn database, Word Clouds, and portfolio presentation.

If you are currently employed, it’s always better to be proactive than reactive, so engage in career management so you are always prepared.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Have some job search strategies, tactics, and career resources including some from the hidden job market
  • Know how to research your best keywords for both your resume and LinkedIn
  • Know how to take your base resume and customize it to match keywords in a job description before applying through the ATS
  • Be able to prepare a portfolio presentation to differentiate yourself from others at a job interview

About The Presenter Lynne M. Williams, Ed.D. Candidate, is the Executive Director of the Great Careers Group & BENG a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides career education and networking connections for: 1) jobseekers in career transition, including veterans and 2) employed and self-employed for career management.

She is also the President of ChemPharma.net, a professional association. In addition, Lynne writes resumes and LinkedIn profiles and presents unique research-based workshops on LinkedIn, resumes, the Applicant Tracking System, the Art of Networking In-Person & Online, and other career-related, social media, and technology topics.

She is currently working on writing her doctoral dissertation on LinkedIn for Job Seekers and is a contributing author to Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing the Job You Love along with the late Dick Bolles, the author of What Color is Your Parachute?.

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: 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/clblhsydclbjc/ QUESTIONS: Call George at (215)[masked] or e-mail [masked]

MERRY CHRISTMAS - NO MEETING TODAY - NEXT MEETING ON JANUARY 6, 2023

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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