Elaine Tanimura - VP Outreach
Why Are Video
Interviews So Important?
Tony Calabrese - Moderator
Paul Cecala - Coach
Lauren Markon - LinkedIn expert
Anthony Pami - Robert Half
Charles Rosen - GalaxE
Lisa Chenofsky Singer - Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
||Career Coaches and Resume Reviewers
Tony Calabrese, Paul Cecala, Alex Freund, Marian Janes, David Malchman
Dale Favia, Lauren Marko, Lisa Chenofsky Singer
Recruiters / Hiring Managers
(Career Coaches are still available)
Recruiters / Hiring Managers
Known as “The Landing Expert,” Alex
Freund helps his clients land new positions and get promotions
through effective interviewing. As a former director at
Honeywell, Sanofi and Tyco International, Alex is an
experienced hiring manager.
Currently, Alex is a career coach, specializing in helping his
clients improve their interviewing skills and making them
confident and comfortable throughout the interviewing process.
For the last 12 years, Alex has helped more than 750 clients
ranging from managers to CEOs in a variety of industries.
Alex is volunteering in several job-search networking groups
where he is an occasional presenter. He conducts workshops on
interviewing, resumes, LinkedIn, Value Proposition, Personal
Branding and alike in addition to weekly publishing a blog
written specifically for job seekers. His blogs are posted on
many LinkedIn groups, appeared in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur
Magazine and Business Insider.
For over eight years, Alex has been teaching 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.
Alex is a Cornell University graduate and speaks five
Why Are Video Interviews So Important?
Most candidates today are familiar with online
job applications and there is a general comfort level with the
process of applying for a job online. In recent years
there has been additional advancement in technology and it is
now also becoming common place for some of the initial
interview process to be conducted using video.
This presentation helps candidates prepare for video
interviews. It discusses the different types of video
interviews (with a human and with a machine) and provides tips
that assist the candidate in presenting themselves in the best
The presentation also shares examples of candidates answering
questions in a mock interview. These questions will
allow candidates to see real-life examples of how various
questions can be answered. These questions include:
- What are your strengths?
- Why are you interested in this position?
- What kind of money are you looking for?
- What will you do in the first 90 days after you are
During this session, you will:
- Learn about best posture, ideal body language and
- Understand how to manage the lighting and background for
your video interview.
- Determine best method for using a headset and/or audio
- Learn general do’s and don’ts regarding wardrobe
selection best suited for video.
With video interview technology gaining in popularity by
hiring companies it is important for candidates to have an
understanding of what to expect so they can shine their best
light on their achievements. This presentation addresses a
multitude of tips and can help any candidate improve their
video interview performance.
Alex Freund (Mock Salary Negotiations)
Tony Calabrese, CPC,
ELI-MP ("Developing a Networking Style That Is Right For You")
Certified Life and Job Search Coach
Calabrese is a certified Life and Career Coach. A
lifelong New Jersey resident, he has thrived through a series
of life changing events. Coaching, consulting,
facilitating support groups, and writing blogs and newsletters
provide the opportunity for him to share what he has learned
After a long and successful career in Project Management and
Systems assignments, a series of life events led Tony to shift
directions and pursue a new career in coaching. In 2009,
Tony earned his certifications from the Institute for
Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) in both their
intensive coach training program and their Energy Leadership
assessment and debrief process. In August of 2011, he
became a Certified Career Coach. Tony is a member of the
International Coach Federation (ICF) and was President of its
New Jersey chapter in 2012.
Tony and his wife, Carolina, reside in Maplewood, NJ.
Telephone: (973) 762-1350 Cell: (201) 306-9811
Paul Cecala (Project Planning Your Job
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. Currently, he the Director of Program
Development for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Petrocelli
College of Continuing Studies where his responsibilities
include identifying developing and managing many of the
school's adult, non-credit programming. Additionally, he
helped develop the job search training process for several NJ
Department of Labor sponsored job search groups.
Paul has a BS in Psychology from 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 nation-wide industry leader.
Lisa Chenofsky Singer (Resume
Chenofsky Singer, founder of Chenofsky Singer &
Associates, is all about customizing and personalizing the
career development experience. If you want a coach who will
select the tools from her toolbox that suit your particular
needs and tailor them to just what you are looking for –
whether a mid-career shift to a new field, a first-time career
exploration, a resume revamp, or an executive coaching package
— she is your Coach.
Lisa’s motto, 'love your career, live your talents,
treasure your life's successes
', is all about being a
'whole' person in how we live. Balancing our interests,
passions, and desire for learning is what keeps our fingers on
the pulse. Linking this to how we earn a living is very
powerful as when you enjoy what you do, you excel at it and it
is not 'work' but rather 'energy' for you throughout the day.
When you can look at possibilities, understand the marketplace
AND understand how you can translate your skills and abilities
into current needs – you can land a job. When you can take
your ability to influence beyond what is directly in front of
you — then you are driving your career.
Marian Janes ("Expressing Your Ideas" -
Gaining Others Attention)
Janes is a passionate and dynamic leader, coach and speaker
possessing an innate ability to help people discover and apply
their core potential and make progress towards their vision.
She inspires her clients to consider possibilities in their
lives and connect with opportunity amidst ongoing change and
uncertainty through a creative process that unleashes untapped
Marian is currently the President and Owner of Jancom
Associates and Ignite Growth Coaching. She is committed to
making a difference in the lives of those she meets and
serves. Marian spends much time coaching and mentoring people
with Lyme disease and chronic illness.
She holds an ACC Associate Certified Coach accreditation from
Philosophy IB and Rutgers University. She is also a
certified Café Style Master Facilitator, providing
experiential learning and change interventions to accelerate
business growth. In addition, she teaches at Rutgers
University in the Professional and Continuing Education
department. Marian possesses a Master’s Degree in
Education from Indiana University and is an active member of
David Malchman ("Finding Your Voice"
- Presenting Who You Are)
As a collaborative, inspiring IT
team lead and project manager, David Malchman delivers
strategic corporate software and infrastructure solutions,
working with diverse, multi-generational, international teams
of up to 40 people, with budgets up to $5 million. He is a
dynamic, creative innovator who appreciates the diversity of
people and ideas and the importance of building relationships
with co-workers, clients, and management. As a
coach/consultant, he helps businesses and individuals launch
initiatives that come from their deepest intention, and their
Dale Favia (Resume Review)
Dale is a Job Developer and Placement Specialist at County College of Morris. She is also President of The Professional Support Group of Morris County (PSGMC) and helps job seekers get back to work. This group of highly skilled professionals provides a supportive community, training, resources, and volunteering opportunities that enable professionals to find their marketplace value and network into employment.
Dale is an innovative Sales and Client Service professional with a proven record of selling and servicing market research products into the pharmaceutical industry. She is noted for empowering clients to grow their business by grasping information analysis concepts, understanding data applications and making value-added decisions.
Lauren Markon (Resume Review)
Lauren Markon, MS Counseling, has been working as a Career
Counselor, Resume Writer and LinkedIn Profile Developer for
the past 12 years, for a business that she established in
Livingston, called Career Connections
Previously, she has worked at many prestigious universities
and colleges such as (Pace University, Pace World Trade
Institute, Fordham University, Fairleigh Dickinson University
and County College of Morris). In addition, she has spoken at
many venues throughout the state on resume writing,
interviewing, returning to work, networking, and utilizing
LinkedIn for your job search. She has worked with 100's of
clients from CEO's to Middle Management, to Returning to Work
Mothers to Entry Level College Students. Currently, she is
teaching LinkedIn as an Instructor for the Montclair Adult
School of Continuing Education, and National Council of Jewish