PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2019 October Career Fair

18 October - Whippany - Ukrainian American Cultural Center of NJ

60 N Jefferson Rd
Whippany, NJ 07981

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

No Walk-ins - Sold Out

Download Paul Cecala's presentation.


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 - October 18, 2019 - Career Fair - Attendee & Photo - to register.  Photos will be taken from 9:00 am to Noon.

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


Time Description  PDUs Code L S T
Registration and Continental Breakfast  

Elaine Tanimura

Paul Cecala
Listening, in order to Create an Effective Network
1.0 C020-20191018-1 1.0


Panel Discussion:
Mohammad Hasan - Moderator
Alex Freund
Lisa Chenofsky-Singer
Anthony Pami
Terry Seamon
1.0 C020-20191018-2 0.5 0.5 0.5
Recruiter Introductions

Career Coaches and Resume Reviewers
Speed Networking Career Coaches:
Lisa Chenofsky Singer - Differences in Working as an Independent Contractor vs. Being an Employee
Alex Freund - Salary Negotiation
David Malchman - Lessons Learned in Finding Your Voice During Your Job Search
Lauren Markon - LinkedIn Tips
Terry Seamon - SMART Moves for Your Career Transition
Resume Review:
Tony Calabrese, Merrill Rutman

Recruiters / Hiring Managers
(Career Coaches are still available)

Recruiters / Hiring Managers

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Paul Cecala

CF 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.  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.

Listening, in order to Create an Effective Network

Too often, people think and fret that they either do not know how to start a networking conversation, or (that) they cannot remember the people who they spoke to.

In most cases, becoming better listeners makes both these concerns disappear.

This interactive workshop will allow participants to practice new or existing listening skills. To perfect 3 types of listening – Intentional, Inquisitive, and Reflective. To learn how better listening and less talking makes others more memorable.

Come to learn how to improve one of the most important skills in your job search.

Career Coaches

Tony Calabrese (Resume Review)

CFTony 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

Lisa Chenofsky Singer (Differences in Working as an Independent Contractor vs. Being an Employee)

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.

Alex Freund (Salary Negotiation)

AlexKnown 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.

David Malchman (Lessons Learned in Finding Your Voice During Your Job Search)

DavidAs 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.

Lauren Markon (LinkedIn Tips)

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.

Merrill Rutman (Resume review)

MarianMerrill Rutman is a professional resume writer and job search coach who crafts resumes and LinkedIn profile summaries that answer the key questions on the minds of all prospective hiring authorities, “What can you do for me?  Why should I hire you rather than another equally qualified candidate?”  Merrill helps each client express his or her unique value proposition, which answers those key questions in logic that resonates with corporate executives and business owners alike, an appeal they cannot afford to ignore.

Merrill is a former executive recruiter and award-winning technical writer.  His full background is on his profile.

Terry Seamon (SMART Moves for Your Career Transition)

Terry Career Transition Consultant - 2019 As an Executive Career Transition Consultant with The Ayers Group since 2009, Terry helps professionals and executives as they make their way through the career transition process toward their career goals.

Terry’s approach is to focus on each person, tailoring the process to fit their needs and objectives. As he guides them through the challenges of job search and career change, Terry supports them with customized tools and strategies. His goal is to help them quickly galvanize into action and thereby accelerate their searches.

In addition to working with individuals, Terry also gives presentations on job search topics to professional networking groups in New Jersey.

An active writer, Terry writes articles on many aspects of the career transition process such as networking, interviewing, and personal branding. He publishes them frequently on LinkedIn where he is an active user of the networking platform.

Before joining The Ayers Group, Terry was a Training & Development professional for many years in the corporate world, specializing in leadership and management development, as well as organization change and development.

Terry holds a BA in Human Communication from Rutgers University, and a Masters degree in Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education.

He lives in Somerset, NJ with his wife Joan. His interests include family, music, theater, and film, as well as travel, food, and wine.
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