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PMINJ 2016 May Meeting 

17 May 2016 - Bridgewater - Marriott

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PDP Information

Program Number: C020-17052016
Networking for Introverts or for People
Who Don't Like to Network
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 1.5
Strategic - 0.0
Technical - 0.0

Abstract

Do you attend networking events or parties 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 build your business or 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 project managers
  • What “paying it forward” is all about
  • Why networking is actually FUN when you do it correctly
  • How to turn your networking magic into long term relationships!

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Bio:
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.

Abby has provided job search tips on 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 around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.

Other Meetings:

Career Networking LCI

Topic: Confidence – Your Secret Weapon

Confidence is a crucial skill for success in life and one of the best tools to help you move your career forward. 

  • Do you wish you could increase your self-confidence? 
  • Do you feel that your self-limiting beliefs hold you back? 
  • Want to turn down or turn off that negative voice in your head?

Linda Trignano, certified corporate recruiter and trainer, describes what drives self-confidence and how to increase our potential through communication.  Learn the traits of confident people and how you can use those same traits in your own life to overcome obstacles and challenges more effectively.  Start on this new road with more confidence and achieve more success in your professional and personal life!

Meet the Board

Topic: Meet and Greet

Those who attend the Program at the Main Location are invited to meet with PMINJ Board members for an informal Q&A session before dinner!  Join the Chapter leaders for a candid conversation about the Chapter, its services, the profession, and how PMINJ can help support your growth and success as project management professionals.  Hope you'll join us!

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