What we’re about
The Great Careers Groups (GCG) provides up to 600 online career education and networking events per year for career transition and career management.
As a 501(c)3 volunteer-run nonprofit, the mission is to be a lifelong educational resource for professionals who aspire to have successful careers and leave a positive impact on the world.
Although we are a meetup group, the registration info for Zoom for our events or links to affiliate events are on our website events page and social media is on our contact info page https://greatcareers.org.
Lynne M. Williams
P.S. The legal entity of this nonprofit is registered in the state of Pennsylvania as the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, but we are dba Great Careers Groups.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Career Success Group Job Search Accountability & NetworkingLink visible for attendees
Register for Zoom link at: https://greatcareers.org/events-calendar/career-success-group-job-seeker-accountability-networking-14/
The Career Success Group is a networking meeting held on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday and 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 9:30-10:30 AM ET with Kevin Keene.
Join us if you are looking for a new opportunity, to grow your career, or if you are in a job transition.
- Practice your elevator pitch in a safe space
- Check-in for accountability
- Set goals for your job search for the week
- Meet others to build your LinkedIn network
- Learn about upcoming events
- Ask questions
- Career Support for Immigrant Professionals: Perspective from a RecruiterNeeds location
Register for Zoom: https://greatcareers.org/events-calendar/career-support-for-immigrant-professionals-job-search-career-development-from-the-perspective-of-an-immigrant-professional-turned-recruiter/
Career Support for Immigrant Professionals: Job Search & Career Development from the Perspective of an Immigrant Professional Turned Recruiter!
Are you an immigrant professional looking for your first job or wanting to develop your career? Join the host, David Wragg, Career Coach, online for a 90-minute Zoom meeting of career advice and support for immigrant professionals.
In this meeting, Erlinda Pysqyli will present and share her experience and stories about coming to the US from Albania, returning to university, and then landing a job as a recruiter. You’ll learn about her approach to job search and she will share what she has learned as a recruiter.
You will also hear from other professionals and others like you who are at different career stages and have networking opportunities.
David Wragg works with individuals and organizations to help them achieve their desired goals. Whether it is a personal goal, a business result, or a strategic plan, we need to understand where we’re starting from, develop a vision of what success will look like, and have the willingness to make the journey.
David has over thirty years of experience as a human resources leader in global IT companies, business process outsourcing, and a nonprofit health agency. Leveraging his experience of working with people, he helps organizations by providing consulting and leadership coaching. His passion is career coaching through Insight Career Coaching, volunteering, and now running the Career Support for Professional Immigrants group.
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Erlinda Pysqyli is a recruiter at Prestige Home Care Agency. Erlinda believes that people are the greatest assets in a company. As a Recruiter, she matches qualified individuals with specific open nursing and other healthcare positions. Erlinda holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State and a Master's in career counseling. She loves working with people and helping them reach their full potential.
- Nosh & Network BYOB Holiday Social with Yummy Apps Sampler $15 by 12/8 or $20Fattoush Mediterranean Cuisine, Malvern, PA
Join Lynne Williams, our Executive Director, to nosh and network at our 2023 holiday social - register and pay at https://greatcareers.org/events-calendar/nosh-network-byob-holiday-social-with-yummy-apps-sampler-2/
BYOB or purchase soft drinks on-site. Label your BYOB!
Consider staying for dinner if your tastebuds are tantalized with the Middle Eastern flavors! Check it out! https://fattoushhealthydining.com/
Purchase your ticket for $15 (includes a sampler of apps, taxes, and tip) by 11:30 PM on Friday, December 8, 2023 or pay $20 cash at the door. It is always courteous to provide an attendee count in advance so the chef knows how much to prepare.
Apps sampler may include:
- Baba Ganoush
- Grape Leaves
- Meat Pie
- Spinach Pie
We will have one section of the restaurant for our group, so hope to see you there!
Our last in-person social was in December 2019, so it’s been a minute!
Let’s nosh and network! Might have a few surprises too!
- LGBTQ+ OUTstanding Career GroupLink visible for attendees
Register for Zoom link: https://greatcareers.org/events-calendar/lgbtq-outstanding-careers-group-2/
LGBTQ+ OUTstanding Careers Group™ with chapter leader Paul Cecala, from 7-8 PM 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Free meeting on Zoom for Members & Nonmembers.
Paul Cecala is a GCDF Certified Career Coach.
Join us for LGBTQ+ career support on Zoom.
Paul Cecala, a Five O’Clock Club Certified Career Coach, has been coaching since 1999 and assisted over 3000 people in either changing careers or starting their professional lives. He has worked for several post-secondary career schools as Director of Career Services specializing in Biotech/pharmaceutical careers, Green Economy jobs, aviation, allied health, IT and general administrative professions. He has also worked as a program manager for lifelong learning and workforce development training at Fairleigh Dickinson University and County College of Morris. Additionally, he helped develop the job search training process for several NJ Department of Labor-sponsored job search groups.
As a student of the job search process, he finds particular interest in project planning a job search, networking, and securing offers from the interview. Paul has presented over 600 seminars on topics ranging from career pathing to interview follow-up for organizations including schools like Lincoln Technical Schools, Centenary College, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Connecticut, and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; networking and job search groups like the Professional Services Group and Princeton Job Seekers; and social clubs like Montclair Divorce Support Group and Out Professionals of NYC.
Paul has a BS in Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to career coaching, he had a long career in corporate aviation sales. His final position in this arena was Vice President of Aircraft Charter Sales for a nationwide industry leader.
Areas of Expertise:
Networking tips that get you to the Hiring Manager
Creating a Job Search Project Plan that garners results
Writing resumes focused on your career goals
Interviewing techniques that lead to job offers
Transitioning to sustainable and environmental-related careers
Featured Speaker Educational institutions (partial listing):
Florida Institute of Technology
More than 40 Jr. and Sr. High School
Lincoln Technical Institute Staff Training
County College of Morris
Featured Speaker Organizations (partial listing):
ChemPharma Networking Group, NJ
Jewish Family Services/Jewish Vocational Serv.
The Help Desk Institute, NJ Chapter
Westfield and 7 other Public Libraries
Professional Support Group of Central NJ
Gay Activist Alliance of Morris County
County of Morris One-Stop Career Center
OutProfessionals of NYC