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The Breakfast Club NJ - Monthly Networking Meeting

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The Breakfast Club NJ Presents:“Networking for Introverts, Extroverts and In-Between-Verts” presented by Abby Kohut,

Saturday May 12that 8:00am

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:"Networking for Introverts, Extroverts and In-Between-Verts"

Do you attend networking meetings or company events and walk away feeling like you could have been more successful in meeting more people? Do you wait for others to approach you? Do you feel anxious when you try to start a conversation? In today’s world networking isn't just for those NOT working. It’s a powerful personal and professional tool we can all use to leverage relationships. To advance in your career, it's imperative that you get comfortable with networking. But why just be comfortable when it can actually be fun??? Walk away from this interactive event knowing:

• How to explain what you do so people will remember you

• Why being specific when asking for help is important

• How to identify the right networking opportunities for you

• What “paying it forward” is all about

• Why networking is simply making new friends

• How to turn your networking magic into long term relationships

About the speaker:

Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets." In the past 22 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. AbsolutelyAbby.com was also mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. She has provided job search tips on SiriusXM, Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby “One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search” and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving & flying around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.

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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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 (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 http://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

Information on “The Breakfast ClubNJ”: (www.thebreakfastclubnj.com (http://www.thebreakfastclubnj.com/))

· 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

Global 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.