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The Breakfast Club NJ - Monthly Networking Meeting

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The Breakfast Club NJ Presents:“LinkedIn: It's About Being Found”

Presented by Alex Freund

Saturday October 14th,at 8:00am

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Presentation:“LinkedIn: It's About Being Found”

LinkedIn: It’s about being found. In today's market, a LinkedIn profile is a "must have" for any professional or job seeker as more than 90% of companies use LinkedIn to identify or vet a candidate. But having a profile isn't enough -- it's ALL about being found. Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, will be featured in an insightful and highly valuable presentation for any professional: "LinkedIn: It's About Being Found."

This highly interactive session is designed to help you understand the dynamics of LinkedIn and how to position yourself for success. If you cannot be found, you cannot be considered for a position. There are a number of reasons why your profile might not appear in a search. Alex will reveal how to break through these impediments so that YOU make a recruiter's search list.

And, not all components of your LinkedIn profile are created equal. In this presentation, you will learn which elements of your profile weigh more heavily in searches and which sections require your attention first. Alex will provide tips and easy-to-use tools that you can use right away to optimize your profile giving you a distinct competitive advantage.

Few spend much time cultivating their "headline" often inserting their last job title. But this important piece of real estate is how viewers define you - often within seconds. Learn how to structure a strong, compelling headline that has the viewer wanting to learn more about YOU.

During this event, participants will:

Evaluate the role of LinkedIn in a job searchUnderstand how to structure their profile to be "found" Learn how to address job transitions and unemployment Experience a recruiter's view of a candidateDistinguish an optimized profile from a poor oneAcquire free tools and techniques to create a "stand out" profile Our speaker:

About the speaker:

Known as “The Landing Expert,” Alex Freund helps his clients land new positions and promotions through effective interviewing. As a former director at Honeywell, Sanofi and Tyco International, Alex has hired hundreds.

Currently, Alex is career coach with expertise in improving interviewing and making them confident and comfortable in the interviewing process. Alex has helped more than 700 clients ranging from managers to senior executives and CEOs in a multitude of industries.

Alex is well-known via his volunteering in several job-search networking groups where he is a frequent presenter, conducts workshops on interviewing, effective resumes, and LinkedIn in addition to publishing a blog written specifically for job seekers. Alex also teaches a course for people in transition via the Princeton Adult School and publishes The Landing Expert List, a free directory of job-search networking groups via his website at landingexpert.com (http://www.landingexpert.com/).

Alex is a graduate of Cornell University and speaks five languages.

About the Meeting:

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

There is a $10 fee at the door to cover the cost of the room.

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:

Days Hotel Conference Center

195 Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Please use this link to go to our group’s area on 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 (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!

The Breakfast Club NJ - 10 Points for Good Member Citizenship
1) Attend meetings regularly to keep group strong and help pay back to others (meeting logistics on our website www.thebreakfastclubnj.com (http://www.thebreakfastclubnj.com/))

2) Keep anti-virus on your machine up to date and run scan regularly

3) Review messages and if request for assistance please help whenever possible

4) Once you have received your invitation and joined our linked in group, connect to other members directly(questions see Gerry Peyton - [masked] )

5) Join groups Facebook group and Google+ circle, and connect to other members directly (questions see Adrienne Roman - [masked] )

6) Join groups twitter account (questions see George Pace - [masked] )

7) If you run across someone in transition invite them to join our group and sponsor them through process (details on our website www.thebreakfastclubnj.com)

8) Sunday mornings listen to our radio show, "Your Career Is Calling", at 8am ET either on radio at 107.7 or via internet 24/7 live or on demand at www.1077thebronc.com (http://www.1077thebronc.com/) (as this is a call in show your calls help make it successful)

9) If you are in transition put your elevator pitch in writing to group, ask for help with job search issues or connecting to people at target companies, regularly post job opportunities (from email you joined the group - send email to [masked] )

10) Help fellow members whenever possible

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Join us on Meetup.com at: http://www.meetup.com/The-Breakfast-Club-NJ/ to RSVP for the meeting.

Go to http://www.thebreakfastclubnj.com (http://www.thebreakfastclubnj.com/)for more information and how to join the Yahoo group. You can join the yahoo group at any time; you do not need to have attended a meeting. You can also attend meetings at any time without having joined the yahoo group.

If you have any questions, please let me know ( [masked] ) or send an email to [masked]

We look forward to seeing everyone let's make this a great meeting for our members that are in transition and welcome those that have landed

Meeting Format:

7:30 to 8:00 –Registration &Open Networking

8:00 to 8:15 - Welcome and housekeeping

8:15 to 9:15 – Presentation by the guest speaker – Limited to 60 minutes

9:15 to 10:15 - Elevator Pitch - 30 Seconds about yourself, who you are, what you are looking for, target companies (3-4), how we can help you, how you can help others. Follow the rule of the Three B’s of Public Speaking: Be informative; Be brief; Be seated.

10:15 until you choose to leave - Open Networking, follow up with people you are interested in meeting following their elevator pitch, exchange business cards, peruse the library, arrange follow up meetings, etc.

1 - Make sure you come with the 30 second elevator pitch - honed - including your targeted companies, your value proposition, etc.

2 - If you are not already a member of our Meetup.com and Facebook groups please join

3 - Once linked to our groups - link to each other - a strong network is a vital component to a successful job search

4 - If you are a member and new to transition send a brief message to the group (from the email you joined the breakfast club from) [masked] (http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBreakfastClubNJ/post?postID=0VQ8D88XABEwoCyb2nXiQTKUz2DDhKuPWVLs3sBoaKv2JhUe26LdCP9wiX68t_rBslwdxi1MNr_Ix-W0DylMt79OFisYUOpy) introducing yourself - and what companies you are targeting - we have 3,000+ members that will respond with help where they can

Brian Mecca

The Breakfast ClubNJ

Director Member Services

Senior Director, Infrastructure and Technology

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/brianmecca/

Keep the faith, keep networking, never give up, never say die.

That position you are looking for may be just around the corner, but you have to go look for it, it is not going to come to you.