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Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey --- PSGCNJ

PSGCNJ is a volunteer nonprofit organization for professionals in career transition. All our services are free. We've been an independent nonprofit since 2012.

This employment community is built around three primary activities: weekly meetings, job search training and volunteering to keep skills fresh and learn new ones. These are opportunities where professionals can build new and lasting relationships.

Weekly meetings on Mondays 10:30am-12:30pm

General Membership meetings feature a guest speaker who teaches our professionals how they can improve their job-search strategies and tactics every week.

Job search workshops during the first week of every month

Accelerated Career Training (ACT) workshops instruct members how to navigate today’s job market in a comprehensive program. Five modules across two and a half days cover:

1. Employment Orientation, 2. Communications, 3. Networking, 4. Resumes & Cover Letters, and 5. Interviewing

Advanced training workshops offered once a month

• Advanced resume review

• Mock interviews

• Job search marketing plan

• Improv for business communication

Volunteer jobs on committees

Professionals network in a team setting, maintain their existing skills and acquire new ones while also supporting a growing organization.

• Membership

• Fundraising

• Marketing and Events

• Training

• Opportunity

• Information Technology

Results

Our Active members return to work faster than the national average.

Upcoming events (4+)

Integrating Emotional Intelligence into the Job Interview and Beyond

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Please join the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey on Monday, February 13 at 10:30 am for a presentation by Dr. Laura Dowling on “Integrating Emotional Intelligence into the Job Interview and Beyond.” This session explains the changed world of work paradigm shift resulting in employer focus on soft skills such as emotional intelligence and why demonstrating a high EI can give you a competitive advantage over other candidates. As a prerequisite, all registrants are asked to complete an EI Quiz assessment prior to the February 13 session. The assessment takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Dr. Laura has 20 years of experience in healthcare operations, building and leading teams to exceed financial and operational expectations and 15 years of experience in curriculum and course design and teaching in higher education in business administration, healthcare administration and leadership. She is also an experienced consultant, coach, mentor, and business advisor.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings.
Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page. Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting.

PSGCNJ has begun a new segment on the third Monday of the month on the importance of meditation in your job search. The segment is held from noon to 12:30 pm after our regular speaker and hosted by Victoria Squazzo. Victoria, a certified Reiki master/teacher, holistic practitioner of Ayurveda and emotion code practitioner, has been in private practice since 2014 and completed her Yoga certification in 2022. Victoria regularly teaches private/small group Yoga and Meditation classes and Reiki certification classes. The next session will be held Monday, March 20 from noon until 12:30 pm.

Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 pm as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions from noon-12:30 pm in our "Ask Maya" segment.

#JobSearch #networking #interviewing

Upcoming Speakers:
Monday, February 27, VJ Niles, “Passion and Resilience: The Real PR to Success.”
Monday, March 6, Janelle Razzino, “Miracles Do Happen.”
Monday, March 13, Mike Carr, “Practical Job-Seeking Advice from a Hiring Mgr. - Round Two.”
March 20, Maya Ollson, “How to Use Interviewing to Cultivate an Offer.”

Passion and Resilience: The Real P.R. to Success

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VJ Niles joins the Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey on Monday, February 27 at 10:30 am to discuss “Passion and Resilience: The Real P.R. to Success.” Networking can be a scary word for so many, but it does not have to be; it’s not about collecting business cards but about bonding with people and building relationships. In four simple steps you can make bonds with people, have conversations that matter and take steps to grow your career or business. This presentation will help you start a conversation, build a relationship, and how to talk about themselves in a way to gain opportunities.

Vakassia “VJ” Niles is founder of The Niles Group and a strategist that helps midcareer professionals develop their careers with essential tools and strategies. She’s a contributing author in "Just Me: The Business Woman's Personal Branding Guide" and frequently speaks on career and professional development, pivots, career support systems, sponsorship, and networking.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit https://psgcnj.biz/need-to-know/ and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting under where it says Welcome Back at the top of the page. Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting.

Please join us on the third Monday of the month from noon to 12:30 pm for a new segment on the importance of meditation in your job search. The segment is hosted by Victoria Squazzo, a certified Reiki master/teacher, holistic practitioner of Ayurveda and emotion code practitioner. Victoria has been in private practice since 2014 and completed a Yoga certification in 2022. She regularly teaches private/small group Yoga and Meditation classes and Reiki certification classes. The next session will be held Monday, March 20 from noon until 12:30 pm.

Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 pm as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions from noon-12:30 pm in our "Ask Maya" segment.

Upcoming Speakers:
Monday, March 6, Janelle Razzino, “Miracles Do Happen.”
Monday, March 13, Mike Carr, “Practical Job-Seeking Advice from a Hiring Mgr. - Round Two.”
March 20, Maya Ollson, “How to Use Interviewing to Cultivate an Offer.”

ONLINE: Monday Morning Meeting

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The Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey will continue as a virtual meeting as of April 6, 2020

Dear job seekers, new and existing PSGCNJ members,

We recognize these are unprecedented times and the job search landscape will be different. Although the situation has changed, PSGCNJ’s mission has not, “To provide job seekers opportunities with encouragement, empowerment, education and inspiration to advance their careers.”

PSGCNJ is establishing a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings starting in August. Please visit the PSGCNJ site at https://psgcnj.biz/ and click on MORE DETAILS HERE in the red box at the top of the page.

For those new to PSGCNJ, we offer a 10-minute orientation at 9:30 am about how the organization can help you with your job search.

Please use link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209082512 We are committed to helping your successful career transition.

ACT Training and Advanced Training will be virtual as well. Check the psgcnj.biz training curriculum site for criteria to take training. A separate invite will be sent for them. We are committed to helping you succeed through this transition.

Date/Time:
Monday, November 8, 2021
• The meeting will open at 10 am to allow people to set up Zoom and converse with other members in the chat box.
• Virtual session kicks off at 10:30 am

ONLINE: Monday Morning Meeting

Link visible for attendees

The Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey will continue as a virtual meeting as of April 6, 2020

Dear job seekers, new and existing PSGCNJ members,

We recognize these are unprecedented times and the job search landscape will be different. Although the situation has changed, PSGCNJ’s mission has not, “To provide job seekers opportunities with encouragement, empowerment, education and inspiration to advance their careers.”

PSGCNJ is establishing a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings starting in August. Please visit the PSGCNJ site at https://psgcnj.biz/ and click on MORE DETAILS HERE in the red box at the top of the page.

For those new to PSGCNJ, we offer a 10-minute orientation at 9:30 am about how the organization can help you with your job search.

Please use link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209082512 We are committed to helping your successful career transition.

ACT Training and Advanced Training will be virtual as well. Check the psgcnj.biz training curriculum site for criteria to take training. A separate invite will be sent for them. We are committed to helping you succeed through this transition.

Date/Time:
Monday, November 8, 2021
• The meeting will open at 10 am to allow people to set up Zoom and converse with other members in the chat box.
• Virtual session kicks off at 10:30 am

Past events (668)

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