The Breakfast Club NJ - Monthly Networking Meeting

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The Breakfast Club NJ Presents:“LinkedIn Changes”presented by Ken Lang

Saturday September 14th, at 8:00am

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Presentation:“LinkedIn Changes”
LinkedIn is recognized as a primary source for networking, including job search. Keeping up with the changes, which occur regularly and without much notice, can be challenging. Through my presentation I’ll be letting you know not only what’s changed, but how you can take advantages of those changes especially as they relate to using LinkedIn mobile – which is already using just as often as the desktop version.

About the speaker:
Kenneth Lang, founder of KML Consultants, was an early adopter of LinkedIn. Starting in 2008 he began sharing his LinkedIn expertise at networking events attended by job seekers, business professionals, career coaches and other decision makers. He was invited to LinkedIn to learn about future changes to the platform which he shares at events like these and by posting regularly on their platform. He’s currently consulting at AMC Networks in New York as an Agile Business Analyst
Kenneth belongs to and facilitates several networking groups in NJ where he sees a need for better and relevant LinkedIn knowledge. Volunteering and ‘paying it forward’ are important as part of his personal mission. He’s part of the Rutgers New Start Career Network which provides older (ages 45+) long-term unemployed New Jersey job seekers with access to free, personalized career services, including web-based information resources and in-person and virtual career coaching- https://www.newstartcareernetwork.org. He’s also a mentor at the William Paterson University Pesce Institute, which helps prepare students for their careers or graduate education. The institute matches students with a mentor who can offer them career advice and guidance. Next month Ken will be launching a Linkedin Local event in northern New Jersey.
He and his wife live in Wayne, N.J. They have two sons (26 and 19) and a daughter-in-law.

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[masked]

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] introducing yourself - and what companies you are targeting - we have 3,000+ members that will respond with help where they can.