What we're about

Where executives of all disciplines: IT, Finance, Accounting, Communications, Human Resources get together with a common focus to assist each other in pursuing new employment opportunities, tackling the challenges of their current positions, and providing a support network to each other.

Networking begins at 7:30 am, meeting starts promptly at 8:00 am.

Be sure to tell your friends and bring them along. Be a part of our growing network of Job Seekers, Hiring Managers, Recruiters, Career Coaches, and people who want to be able to help themselves and each other.
Event Location: Online - Go to http://www.thebreakfastclubnj.com (https://thebreakfastclubnj.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=632095b01ef11536499164cfa&id=079c16fe3c&e=2ba44605fd) for details
Following are the different ways you can maximize the value that you as a member receives as a member of TBCNJ:

TBCNJ Website http://www.thebreakfastclubnj.com (https://thebreakfastclubnj.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=632095b01ef11536499164cfa&id=079c16fe3c&e=2ba44605fd)

How to Join – go to website, on home page click on join, this will take you to TBCNJ Yahoo Group login page – click join this group. If you have a Yahoo ID enter your info – if not create one - Then provide your contact info (name, phone & email) & who your sponsor is (any existing member)There is good valuable reference content to help you in your search on the website

TBCNJ Yahoo Group – our primary communication channel

Manage your membership in the TBCNJ Group Use your yahoo groups account to manage your membership (you have it in your control to send how frequently you receive – individually, digest for day, digest for week and even to opt out if you so desire)Communicate & Collaborate with the group Job Leads & Career Management Advice You will receive and can send email to all group members by sending email to

thebreakfastclubnj@yahoogroups.com

Introduce Yourself Take your elevator pitch and put it into an email and introduce yourself to the group, what type of position you are looking for, some companies you are targeting and what you can offer to help others in the groupGet info on Targeted Companies Leverage the group to see who works at, has worked at, or knows someone at companies you are targeting. You can learn about the firms culture, levels, comp structure, etc. all critical pieces of info that could help greatly in your searchTurn a unknown opportunity to a known opportunity Responding to “the black hole” by blindly submitting your resume is the least effective way to get a job. Increase your probability of success by leveraging your network (post to TBCNJ Yahoo Group and see if anyone has knowledge of the employer, go to TBCNJ linkedin and see if anyone work’s there, used to work there, or has contacts there, etc.) Then see if you can get a qualified lead into the company.

TBCNJ Meetup Group - http://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ (https://thebreakfastclubnj.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=632095b01ef11536499164cfa&id=9b1e7b561e&e=2ba44605fd)

Prior to meetings Joining the group will alert you to when meetings are taking place, who else is attending, who the presenter is, and overview of topic being presentedFor us it helps us understand how many will be attending and for us to plan accordinglyIf you have seen the presenter and can post a positive comment, please do so. This will help us attract new people to the meeting and group.Following the meetings You will have the ability to connect with those that attended and in many cases have a pic to help you place a face with the name as many you didn’t have a chance to follow up in person before leaving the meetingIf you attended the meeting, and can post a positive comment, please do so - and be specific about what you liked about the presenter and/or meeting. This falls under the category of good stewardship, as our presenters are not paid. If we can give them some positive feedback, we should do so.

TBCNJ LinkedIn Group

Joining LinkedIn Group – After joining the Yahoo Group you will receive an invite from our moderator Haresh Keswani to join the TBCNJ LinkedIn Group.Connecting to everyone in TBCNJ LinkedIn Group – Once you receive and accept the invite and are a member of the TBCNJ LinkedIn group then you must put together a request to connect and send it to each other member of the TBCNJ LinkedIn Group and connect with each member directly.

TBCNJ Facebook Group - TheBreakfastClubNJ to join

Joining the Facebook Group – After joining the Yahoo Group you can click on the TBCNJ Facebook Group and request.

Google+ - The Breakfast Club NJ

Joining the Google+ page – After joining the Yahoo Group you can click on the TBCNJ Google+ page.

Twitter

If you do not have a Twitter account, create your own Twitter account at

www.twitter.com (https://thebreakfastclubnj.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=632095b01ef11536499164cfa&id=acecf26738&e=2ba44605fd)

Once logged into Twitter, click on the following URL

https://twitter.com/breakfastclubnj (https://thebreakfastclubnj.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=632095b01ef11536499164cfa&id=708ff4abbb&e=2ba44605fd)

In the upper right hand corner, click the Follow button

A note about our Social Media platforms –
The TBCNJ Social Media platforms were created for the benefit of our members. This is an excellent medium to share any job search or career specific articles. They are an excellent medium to connect and get to know each other between meetings, on a more personal level. And if you are thinking that you keep your personal and professional profiles separate, be advised that your personal profiles, if they exist, are fair game for recruiters and hiring managers. While this may be a cause for concern for some - it can also be an opportunity to put your best (personal) face forward. It can help define and exhibit your personal brand, highlight any volunteering you may be involved in, and differentiate you from other potential candidates. Not having one or more social media profiles can actually make the recruiter or hiring manager wonder , “what is this candidate trying to hide?”.

Another advantage to having at least one Social Media profile is the ability to plant seeds regarding your job search. You don't necessarily know who your friends' connections. So if you post that you are looking for a position in a particular industry, maybe the soccer coach or neighbor you are 'friends' with may be able to help you. This concept is similar to the 'Unknown Job Market' - the unpublished jobs. With social media platforms, unknown connections may be helpful. And who would want to help you more than someone you are already 'friends' with?

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month!

Best,
Frank Kovacs

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The Breakfast Club NJ - Monthly Networking Meeting

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The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “How To Not Suck at Virtual Networking” presented by Ashley Owens Saturday July 11 at 8:00 AM Please share this with other groups you may be in. Join us on Meetup.com at: http://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ to RSVP for the meeting. Presentation: “How To Not Suck at Virtual Networking” 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 About the speaker: 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 non profits 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 country as a keynote speaker. About the Meeting: Topic: The Breakfast Club of New Jersey Time: July 11,[masked]:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Please go to www.thebreakfastclubnj.com for the meeting signon information. Meetup.com We are using meetup.com in order to better promote our monthly meetings and attendance. Please use this link to go to meetup.com and join the group: http://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ It will take a few seconds and greatly help us to help you and others. Once you join please leave a positive comment, specify by RSVP'ing any meetings you can make and direct people both to our website to join the group http://www.thebreakfastclubnj.com and the meetup.com link. These actions help keep our group strong so it's there when you and others need it!

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The Breakfast Club NJ - Monthly Networking Meeting

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