What we're about

The CAREER SUPPORT GROUP is a FREE support group where job seekers and jobholders can connect to move forward in their careers and where participants are willing and committed to providing help to one another in the job search process. The group is primarily geared toward professionals.

We generally meet on the 3rd Saturday at 8:30 a.m. of the month year-round. A career or job search specialist presents each month on a different topic.

All are welcome and there is no cost to participate. We are non-denominational serving the greater Hamilton, Robbinsville, Princeton, Plainsboro, Freehold, East Windsor, West Windsor, North-South-East-New Brunswick, and surrounding NJ/PA areas.

Please contact us at csgatsgg@gmail.com or visit http://www.careersupportgroup.org for upcoming meetings and topics.

We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming events (5)

Career Support Group - Aug 15, 2020 (Virtual, Saturday, 8:30am)

St. Gregory the Great, Parish Community Center

****MUST RSVP via EMAIL by August 13th***** If you wish to participate in this virtual meeting, please email [masked] so that the logon information can be sent to you the day before the event. Check back periodically to see if whether our facility is reopening for in-person meetings. This meeting on August 15 will be virtual only due to COVID. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR VIRTUAL MEETING RSVP by Thursday, August 13th to [masked] so the conference call information can be sent to you. We hope you’ll join us! --------------------------------------------------------------- THIS MONTH'S MEETING We are pleased to welcome Life and Leadership Development Coach Tamarra Causley Robinson who will give one of our most important presentations titled: "How to Deal with Impact of Job Loss on Family/Relationships". When job loss occurs, one of the first things we think to do is to triage the situation: create a new resume, update our LinkedIn profile and hit the job boards. This discussion will focus solely on steps we can take to take better care of ourselves during this time of transition, and how to increase the awareness around how to preserve and potentially strengthen our relationship at home. --------------------------------------------------------------- 2020 MONTHLY MEETINGS We generally meet the third Saturday of the month. Like other organizations, we know the importance of our meetings and are working to bring them to you during COVID. We anticipate that we will have our remaining 2020 meetings, but cannot yet confirm when we will start meet in person again. Do mark your calendars, and we’ll keep you posted: Aug 15 – Sept 19 – Oct 17 – Nov 21 – Dec 19. --------------------------------------------------------------- IN-PERSON MEETINGS AT ST. GREGORY THE GREAT DETAILS ***VIRTUAL ONLY MEETINGS AT THIS TIME—NO IN-PERSON MEETINGS DUE TO COVID-19*** 8:30am-10:30am All are welcome; open to the public. No cost to participate. Expert presenters cover emerging issues and insights for job search or career management/advancement each month. www.careersupportgroup.org --------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT TAMARRA CAUSLEY ROBINSON Tamarra Causley Robinson, Founder of TCR Coaching & Consulting, is a Certified Personal and Executive Leadership Development Coach, Certified Mentor Coach, Consultant, and Motivational Speaker. Tamarra has 25+ years of corporate experience as a Leader of large teams of People and Projects in the Information Technology industry. Her love and concern for developing people created opportunities in HR which led her to be a Diversity Leader, Executive Leadership Coach for emerging Global leaders, and Personal Development Coach for Senior Associate staff at the world’s largest professional services firm. --------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT Career Support Group (CSG) We are where job search and career management come together. For 10+ years, the Career Support Group (CSG) at St. Gregory the Great Church in Hamilton Square, NJ, has provided a safe space for participants to learn, network, and help one another. Monthly meetings feature different career experts and topics to help you advance in your career or job search. We generally meet on the third Saturday each month from 8:30am - 10:30am. Meetings are geared towards professionals and are open to the public. No cost to participate. All are welcome! We meet at St. Gregory the Great’s Community Parish Center (building 6 in rear of parking lot), 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690. Meetings are non-denominational and all are welcome to attend. For directions and details, visit www.careersupportgroup.org.

Career Support Group - Sept. 19, 2020 (Virtual, Saturday, 8:30am)

St. Gregory the Great, Parish Community Center

****MUST RSVP via EMAIL***** If you wish to participate in this virtual meeting, please email [masked] so that the logon information can be sent to you the day before the event. Check back periodically to see if whether our facility is reopening for in-person meetings. 2020 MONTHLY MEETINGS We generally meet the third Saturday of the month. Our 2020 meetings are: -- Jan 18 – Feb 15 – Mar 21 – Apr 18 – May 16 – Jun 20 – Jul 18 – Aug 15 – Sept 19 – Oct 17 – Nov 21 – Dec 19. MEETING DETAILS • 8:30am-10:30am • All are welcome; open to the public. No cost to participate. • Expert presenters cover a new job search / career management topic each month. • Address: St. Gregory the Great Church Community Parish Center (Building #6 in rear of the parking lot), 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, New Jersey, 08690. • www.careersupportgroup.org www.careersupportgroup.org/directions ABOUT JOHN HADLEY John Hadley is the principal at John Hadley Associates (www.JHACareers.com). He teaches job seekers strategies and skills that enable them to tap into the 'hidden' job market and find the best jobs now. He also works with professionals struggling to become influential leaders. His Career Tips newsletter brings expert advice on marketing yourself to over 9,500 subscribers; find out more at www.JHACareers.com/Newsletter. ABOUT CSG We are where job search and career management come together. For 10+ years, the Career Support Group (CSG) at St. Gregory the Great Church in Hamilton Square, NJ, has provided a safe space for participants to learn, network, and help one another. Monthly meetings feature different career experts and topics to help you advance in your career or job search. We generally meet on the third Saturday each month from 8:30am - 10:30am. Meetings are geared towards professionals and are open to the public. No cost to participate. All are welcome! Participants include those seeking new job positions, wanting to advance in their careers, considering a career change, re-entering the labor market, recently graduated, and those who want to stay abreast of current trends or are paying it forward. We meet at St. Gregory the Great’s Community Parish Center (building 6 in rear of parking lot), 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690. Meetings are non-denominational and all are welcome to attend. For directions and details, visit www.careersupportgroup.org.

Career Support Group - October 17, 2020 (Saturday, 8:30am)

St. Gregory the Great, Parish Community Center

Check back to see if this will be an in-person or virtual meeting with George Pace. 2020 MONTHLY MEETINGS We generally meet the third Saturday of the month. Our 2020 meetings are: -- Jan 18 – Feb 15 – Mar 21 – Apr 18 – May 16 – Jun 20 – Jul 18 – Aug 15 – Sept 19 – Oct 17 – Nov 21 – Dec 19. MEETING DETAILS • 8:30am-10:30am • All are welcome; open to the public. No cost to participate. • Expert presenters cover a new job search / career management topic each month. • Address: St. Gregory the Great Church Community Parish Center (Building #6 in rear of the parking lot), 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, New Jersey, 08690. • www.careersupportgroup.org www.careersupportgroup.org/directions ABOUT CSG We are where job search and career management come together. For 10+ years, the Career Support Group (CSG) at St. Gregory the Great Church in Hamilton Square, NJ, has provided a safe space for participants to learn, network, and help one another. Monthly meetings feature different career experts and topics to help you advance in your career or job search. We generally meet on the third Saturday each month from 8:30am - 10:30am. Meetings are geared towards professionals and are open to the public. No cost to participate. All are welcome! Participants include those seeking new job positions, wanting to advance in their careers, considering a career change, re-entering the labor market, recently graduated, and those who want to stay abreast of current trends or are paying it forward. We meet at St. Gregory the Great’s Community Parish Center (building 6 in rear of parking lot), 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690. Meetings are non-denominational and all are welcome to attend. For directions and details, visit www.careersupportgroup.org.

Career Support Group - November 21, 2020 (Saturday, 8:30am)

St Gregory the Great Catholic Church

Check back to see if we are meeting in-person or virtually! Networking is such a personal activity, it is not a one size fits all practice. Most people get bogged down in the details and miss out on the foundation of how to build and retain an effective network. At the end of the day, no one cares WHAT you do, but do you know them, like them or trust them? Establishing and growing meaningful relationships is undeniably critical to long-term success and during the current worldwide pandemic when networking has shifted from onsite to fully online, Ashley reveals how to connect "face-to-face" in our new normal. By attending this session you will learn how to: --Nurture your current business relationships --Create a tactical, individualized approach --Save time by recognizing the best strategic partners --Effectively engage contacts using email, messaging, social media, and other digital tools --Craft an authentic, powerful, professional networking process MEETING DETAILS • 8:30am-10:30am • All are welcome; open to the public. No cost to participate. • Expert presenters cover a new job search / career management topic each month. • Address: St. Gregory the Great Church Community Parish Center (Building #6 in rear of the parking lot), 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, New Jersey, 08690. • www.careersupportgroup.org www.careersupportgroup.org/directions ABOUT ASHLEY OWENS Ashley Owens is the first and only Networking Concierge that puts you in the right situation or gets you out of the wrong one. As a networking concierge, Ashley works as a strategic partner, attending events with professionals as an extension and champion of them at local events and conferences. Starting her career as a personal and executive assistant to two celebrities in NYC, her experience in networking grew as she obtained positions in customer service, business analytics, and account management. Since 2017, she has grown her business into something she could have NEVER dreamed of. Ashley is a host of two digital TV talk shows on RVNTV and This is it TV, speaking and interviewing on the topic of tactical networking. She has taken over 700 introduction phone calls with business professionals looking to grow their network, and has given close to 1,000 introductions. She has spoken to over 50 networking groups, organizations, companies, and conferences, including the coveted Pennsylvania Conference for Women. She has been interviewed on the Mel Robbins Show on CBS, produces and hosts a podcast talking to entrepreneurs and their screw-ups, raises over thousands of dollars for local nonprofits that she partners with at her Cocktails and Conversation networking event, has over 185 referral partners, owns equity in two other startup companies, and has been flown around the country as a keynote speaker ABOUT CSG We are where job search and career management come together. For 10+ years, the Career Support Group (CSG) at St. Gregory the Great Church in Hamilton Square, NJ, has provided a safe space for participants to learn, network, and help one another. Monthly meetings feature different career experts and topics to help you advance in your career or job search. We generally meet on the third Saturday each month from 8:30am - 10:30am. Meetings are geared towards professionals and are open to the public. No cost to participate. All are welcome! Participants include those seeking new job positions, wanting to advance in their careers, considering a career change, re-entering the labor market, recently graduated, and those who want to stay abreast of current trends or are paying it forward. We meet at St. Gregory the Great’s Community Parish Center (building 6 in rear of parking lot), 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690. Meetings are non-denominational and all are welcome to attend. For directions and details, visit www.careersupportgroup.org.

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Career Support Group - July 18, 2020 (Saturday, 8:30am)

St. Gregory the Great, Parish Community Center

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