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 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
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
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 group. Get 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 - https://www.meetup.com/the-breakfast-club-nj/
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 presented. For us it helps us understand how many will be attending and for us to plan accordingly. If 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 meeting. If 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.
If you do not have a Twitter account, create your own Twitter account at
Once logged into Twitter, click on the following URL
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!
Upcoming events (3)See all
- The Breakfast Club NJ - Monthly Networking MeetingLink visible for attendees
The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “Win The Job & Thrive In A Multigenerational Workplace” By Frank Kovacs and Mark Beal
Saturday October 14th, at 8:00 AM
Please share this with other groups you may be in. Join us on Meetup.com at: https://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ to RSVP for the meeting.
Presentation: The job market of the future will look nothing like the job market of the past several decades. Gone will be the traditional nine-to-five work hours, commuting five days a week to an office building and a reliance on old school tools to communicate and collaborate. The new job market will feature more remote job opportunities than ever before. Work from anywhere (WFA) and a four-day work week will become a more common part of the workplace lexicon. The new workday may be longer than the standard eight-hour shift, but individuals will have greater freedom to manage their work on a schedule that is most conducive for them. Additionally, technology in the workplace and collaborating with multiple generations will become more prominent.
About the Speakers:
Frank Kovacs - has been a technology business executive for more than 30 years leading and directing large, complex, global operations and transformations for some of the largest Fortune 100 firms as well as NASA.
Frank has been recognized as recipient of the Gartner CIO Choice Award, Visionary Award from Business Finance Magazine & Internet World, and the Ovation Award at Comnet. Frank was named a visionary for his 12 years of work at AT&T Bell Labs and has a patent for Smart Card Technology.
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Frank wanted to help those who lost their jobs due to the tragedy and formed a group, The Breakfast Club NJ (TBCNJ). More than 18 years later, TBCNJ has grown to more than 6,000 members and is the premier job search and career networking group in the New York/New Jersey region. As TBCNJ extensively leverages social media, many of the job posts and career transition advice routinely go viral and TBCNJ has helped more than 9,000 individuals secure jobs all with a “pay-it-forward” volunteer approach.
Frank is very proud to capture many of the learnings from 18 years of TBCNJ and share them through this book in hopes that even more people will be helped with their respective job search as we all work through the challenges of today’s digital disruption and reskilling.
Mark Beasl - For more than 25 years, Mark Beal served as a public relations practitioner and marketer for one of the nation’s leading consumer public relations agencies developing and executing marketing and public relations campaigns for leading companies and brands around such major sports and entertainment properties as the Olympic Games, Super Bowl, World Series, US Open Tennis and The Rolling Stones. Today, he collaborates with Gen Z as a full-time professor of practice, communication in the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. Mark’s ongoing primary research of Gen Z has led to keynote speeches to the American Marketing Association, Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). It was Mark’s Rutgers students who inspired him to author his first book in 2017, 101 Lessons They Never Taught You In College, which provides tips to college students preparing for their transition to a career. Media and readers nationwide responded so positively to the book that Mark authored 101 Lessons They Never Taught You In High School About Going To College which was published in 2018.Mark’s book, Decoding Gen Z: 101 Lessons Generation Z Will Teach Corporate America, Marketers & Media, was published in 2018 and captured the attention of media, marketers and employers nationwide as Gen Zers were starting to become a focus of corporations and brands. In 2020, Mark co-authored Engaging Gen Z with Harvard University student Michael Pankowski. In 2022, Mark authored Gen Z Graduates To Adulthood. Mark’s latest book, ZEO, was published in 2023 as more Gen Zers transitioned from college to their career. The Gen Z books have led to invitations from conferences, corporations, brands, agencies, universities, industry associations and pro sports leagues and teams for Mark to deliver keynote speeches featuring his Gen Z research and insights. Mark co-authored Career In Transition with Frank Kovacs and is currently collaborating with Frank on their next book scheduled for publication in spring 2024 titled, Win The Job & Thrive In A Multigenerational Workplace.