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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+)

How To Leverage Your Values To Get The Job You’ll Love with CEO, Steve Van Valin

Savvy organizations view their culture as a strategic advantage. A huge shift has occurred in the way they search, interview, and hire candidates for “culture fit”. They now go far beyond evaluating skills and experience in their decision-making. You must also be able to demonstrate that your values are aligned to their organization’s values. These values define what’s most important in HOW people work together, and fundamentally define their culture. Making it through the culture fit gauntlet is essential to land the job. You will gain a significant advantage if you can articulate your values, and back them up with specific examples on the difference they made to your decision-making and performance. Join Steve Van Valin, CEO and founder of Culturology on Thursday, March 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Reminder: Doors open at 5”00 P.M. for Networking before meeting!! During this engaging, thought-provoking and motivational workshop we will plan: • How to identify and articulate your values in your own authentic style. • How to prepare examples that demonstrate your values in action. About The Presenter: : Steve Van Valin, CEO and founder of Culturology is an innovation expert and employee engagement strategist. He works with leaders who believe a high performance culture is the key to unlocking a competitive advantage. As the leader of QVC’s culture and brand development strategy for more than 13 years, Steve specialized in shaping a highly engaged workforce and innovation processes that propelled the company’s double-digit growth (exceeding $10 billion in annual sales). Steve led the effort to align the development of teams and employees at all levels to QVC’s Values, known collectively as The QVC Difference. Steve has over 25 years of experience developing winning culture and innovation strategy. He is a talented keynote speaker who sparks insights and inspires action. 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: William Jeanes Memorial Library - 4051 Joshua Road; Lafayette Hills, PA 19444 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/vpmrnqyzfbdc/ QUESTIONS: Call George at (215)[masked] or e-mail [masked]

Tell Me About Yourself: How Your Stories Support Your Brand with David Wragg

This interactive and stimulating workshop will help you to be better prepared not only for interviews but for all occasions you are required to describe what you are marketing: you! Your resume, cover letters, elevator pitch and networking will also improve as a result of preparing your stories ahead of time. The key points covered will be: • Behavioral interview questions – how they are used by interviewers and what they are looking for • Developing your story – digging deeper into your past and present • “Tell me about yourself” – what should I tell them? • How our stories help to develop our brand When Attending this workshop, attendees will learn about: • How to analyze the position you are interviewing for and preparing to tell appropriate stories • What’s involved in telling your story • Telling your stories according to each stage in the recruitment process • STAR method used by many interviewers How Attendees Will Benefit: Telling an interesting story in answer to an interviewer’s question will help you to stand out from other interviewees. Trained interviewers are likely to ask probing behavioral interview questions and be looking for evidence of your ability to succeed in the job. By preparing ahead of time you can be in a better position to ace the interview! About the Presenter: David Wragg is a former global Human Resources executive with extensive experience of leadership development and coaching. He has a passion for mission-driven organizations and for coaching people who want to reach their next level of career development. David is the Chief Operating Officer of Throw Like a Woman, Consulting with Social Impact. TLAW is a creative resource that supports nonprofit organizations to achieve their goals through planning, resource development and cause marketing. Originally from the UK, David has lived and worked in the Philadelphia /New York area for over twenty years. He also serves on the boards of Nancy’s House and the Montgomery County Emergency Service (MCES). 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: William Jeanes Memorial Library - 4051 Joshua Road; Lafayette Hills, PA 19444 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/vpmrnqyzfbmc/ QUESTIONS: Call George at[masked] or email [masked]

"Ways To Improve Your Chances Of Being Selected For A Job" with Kim Edgin

William Jeanes Memorial Library

Oftentimes, understanding exactly how to get a job can be challenging. Landing a job is not that easy, especially in today’s challenging and competitive business environment. Many applicants may not be able to find a job even after months of searching. Often, all you need to do is re-evaluate your job hunting and interview strategies to boost your chances of getting hired. This session will look at a variety of things that candidates can do to put their best foot forward when meeting with interviewers. Kim Edgin will provide ideas from the employer perspective, of general ways in which a candidate can impress! Attendees will participate in a brainstorming session where each participant can build a list of ideas as to how they can upgrade their interview experience. They will also learn: • Information on what employers are looking for during interviews • Ways to impress an employer in an interview • Build a list of fresh ideas to improve chances of getting the job! • Interaction and relationship building with others to form networking opportunities About the Presenter: Kim has extensive professional Human Resource experience, including over 20 years of management in the retail, pharmaceutical, sales, manufacturing, education and healthcare fields. She is a key member of the HR leadership team at The Renfrew Center, where she holds the title of VP, Human Resources. She has spearheaded the strategic growth of Human Resources, by creating trust, forging partnerships, coaching/mentoring and participating as an active member of the Renfrew Executive Team. She is currently an adjunct professor at West Chester University in the Business and Management college. Kim also volunteers her time and HR expertise with several local groups. 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 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/dwqfsqyzgbhb/ QUESTIONS: Call George at[masked] or email at [masked]

“Finding Fulfilling Employment after Fifty” with Ginny Neumer, Job Developer

You’re discouraged. Your job search has dragged on longer than you would have liked. And, you’re not the only one who is discouraged. Your spouse, children, brother, sister, and friends wonder why you haven’t gotten a job yet. When only 2%-3% of job seekers who apply online get jobs, is that the way you want to spend your time? Rather than investing hours completing online applications, that time can be spent improving your attitude which translates into more positive results in cover letters, resumes, and, most importantly, interviews. Join Ginny Neumer, former Job Developer / Job Coach, on Friday April 12th from 9:30 to 11:30A.M. for this game-changing approach to job seeking. The focus of this presentation will explode myths about older workers and provide sure-fire tips on how to get interviews by using the tried-and-true methods that Ginny used and saw 450+ over-55 individuals get jobs during her career with a Dept. of Labor program designed to put people 55+ back to work. Attendees will learn: • Ways to improve your attitude which is critical for older job seekers • Ways to determine which line of work to pursue if you’re unsure • Ways to improve your resume that gets interviews • How to conduct a phone screen or phone interview to ensure you get the face-to-face interview Attendees Will Benefit: Job-searching for seniors is different. Trying something new, improving attitudes, and taking control of the entire process will boost confidence, shorten the job search, and can be used again, if necessary. About the Presenter: Ginny Neumer provides a method for senior job seekers to secure employment. Formerly, she was a Job Developer and Career Coach with a Department of Labor program designed to put people 55+ back to work. She provided webinars to colleagues on establishing vibrant job clubs. Currently, she presents this same topic to libraries in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. 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/dwqfsqyzgbqb/ QUESTIONS: Call George at[masked] or email at [masked]

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