PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2019 April Career Fair

05 April - Whippany - Ukrainian American Cultural Center of NJ

60 N Jefferson Rd
Whippany, NJ 07981

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

No Walk-ins - Registration only


PMINJ members who are in transition or considering a job or career change will have an excellent opportunity to:
  • Hear a lively keynote speaker that will kick-start your career goals.  
  • Network with local company recruiters and hiring managers who are currently hiring project managers.  
  • Meet one-on-one with resume writers, career coaches and LinkedIn professionals.


- PDUs for morning sessions.

- Photo shoot - registration required. There will be a limit of 30 photo sessions. Use the following product - April 05, 2019 - Career Fair - Attendee & Photo - to register.

- Personalized resume review free with registration. The first 20 to submit their resume will have a 1 on 1 session at the Fair.  Instructions will be provided in the registration confirmation.


Time Description  PDUs Code L S T

Elaine Tanimura - VP Outreach

Alex Freund
Why Are Video Interviews So Important?
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Panel Discussion:
Tony Calabrese - Moderator
Paul Cecala - Coach
Lauren Markon - LinkedIn expert
Anthony Pami - Robert Half
Charles Rosen - GalaxE
Lisa Chenofsky Singer - Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
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Recruiter Introductions

Career Coaches and Resume Reviewers
Speed Networking
Career Coaches:
Tony Calabrese, Paul Cecala, Alex Freund, Marian Janes, David Malchman
Resume Review:
Dale Favia, Lauren Marko, Lisa Chenofsky Singer

Recruiters / Hiring Managers
(Career Coaches are still available)

Recruiters / Hiring Managers

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Alex Freund

CFKnown 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

Alex is a Cornell University graduate and speaks five languages.

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 manner.
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 hired?
During this session, you will:
  • Learn about best posture, ideal body language and overall demeanor.
  • Understand how to manage the lighting and background for your video interview.
  • Determine best method for using a headset and/or audio needs.
  • 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.

Career Coaches

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

TonyTony 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 with others.

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 Search)

PaulPaul 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 Review)

LisaLisa 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)

MarianMarian 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 potential.

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 Toastmasters International.

David Malchman ("Finding Your Voice" - Presenting Who You Are)

            being developedAs 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 deepest integrity.

Dale Favia (Resume Review)

Dale 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  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 NJ.(

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 Women.
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