PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2020 April Career Fair

24 April - Virtual using Zoom

8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Links to Presentation Slides and Contact information have been inserted in the agenda if available


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.
  • Hear career coaches and a lively panel discussion.


- PDUs for morning sessions.

- Personalized resume review free with registration. The first 10 to submit their resume will have a 1 on 1 virtual session with one of the coaches.  Instructions will be provided in the registration confirmation.


Time Description  PDUs Code L S T
Welcome and Housekeeping  

Anthony Pami
Jobs and AI Anxiety The future of work: adapting to technological change
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Panel Discussion:
Mohammad Hasan - Moderator
Alex Freund
Anthony Pami
Charles Rosen
Ken Warman
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Recruiters / Hiring Managers


Speed Networking Career Coaches

Alex Freund - Interviewing

Paul Cecala - Work Search Buddies: Finding a Job with a Little Help from a Friend

Terry Seamon - Staying Active - 6 Tips for Handling the Stress of Career Transition During COVID-19


Speed Networking Career Coaches

Alex Freund - Mock Interviewing and Interview Tips
Paul Cecala - Work Search Buddies, Find a Little Help From a Friend
Terry Seamons - Job Hunters, Stay Active (The importance of staying Active During Your Job Search)

Elaine Tanimura

Recruiters / Hiring Managers

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Anthony Pami

CF Anthony J. Pami is a Vice President and Senior Client Service Director with Management Resources (a division of Robert Half, Inc.), specializing in the placement of highly skilled finance & accounting professionals as well as HR, business systems, project management and operational professionals on a project or consulting basis.  Prior to joining Robert Half, Anthony worked for nearly twenty years within finance & accounting in areas of increasing responsibility.  He began his career at KPMG and earned his license as a CPA while there for six years.  Subsequently, he worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and, most recently, at ADP as the Senior Director of Financial Reporting and then Regional Controller for ADP’s $250M National Account business.

Jobs and AI Anxiety The future of work: adapting to technological change

For decades, people have worried that one day machines could take over their jobs. Robert Half research suggests that there’s little to fear about emerging technologies — if you’re prepared. Instead, there will likely be many opportunities to take advantage of.

In this PowerPoint presentation, Anthony will discuss how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things will affect the workplace and the nature of your job — and the jobs of your employees. Anthony will also touch on the very real human anxieties — and also the excitement — that come from these changes. In short, Anthony will try to answer the question: What is the Future of Work and how is technology involved?

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

Paul Cecala (Work Search Buddies, Find a Little Help From a Friend)

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.

Alex Freund (Mock Interviewing and Interview Tips)

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.

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 (Job Hunters, Stay Active (The importance of staying Active During Your Job Search)

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.

Al Smith (LinkedIn Guidance and Tips)

al Al Smith, the HIRED guy, is author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling job search manual "HIRED! Every Employment Method" and co-author of "HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era", which was an Amazon #2 Bestseller and Amazon #1 Top Rated by readers in all three of its categories. Al’s books read as if he and the reader were having a conversation. "I hate most non-fiction tomes because I feel like I’m being lectured to. My goal is to engage the reader, so they feel a part of the message."

Al has been an executive for seven companies in five industries with more than 35 years of management, sales, marketing, training and coaching experience. National trainer for three companies in two industries, Al has adapted techniques learned from the American Management Association, Kimberly-Clark, Xerox, Miller-Heiman, and Systema into career counselling. Those methods include all clients reaching LinkedIn page 1. For good reason Al has been dubbed as "the HIRED guy."

Al’s creative books, webinars, workshops and presentations communicate complex material in readily understandable terms. Einstein said, "If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t know it well enough." If correct, few know how to help candidates secure employment better than Al Smith.

Al is an engaging keynote speaker whose topics are numerous, entertaining and packed with insight. He has been heard internationally via radio, audio blogs, webinars, coaching workshops, seminars and keynote speaking engagements.

Ken Warman (Finding Your Purpose)

Terry Ken is the founder of The Leader’s Evolution, a leadership consulting firm with the mission to “Build and develop successful people, great leaders, and high-performing teams.”  Ken is a strategic leader and trusted advisor with a history of success achieved through a combination of diverse business experiences and talent development skills.

Ken has led teams as a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Consulting Practice for a Fortune 50 company - Prudential Financial.  Through a strong business foundation and dynamic approach, he creates engagement, personal growth, and successful business outcomes with his clients.

A talented leadership and International Coaching Federation trained coach, he builds deep relationships of trust with his clients and elevates them through heightened self-awareness and authentic dialogue, resulting in improvement of individual and organizational performance.

Ken uses a co-active coaching approach to foster a growth mindset with his clients.  He offers behavioral, emotional intelligence, 360 feedback and other assessment tools to raise client awareness and guide behavioral development and change.  Ken delivers the “Find Your Purpose” workshop which creates high impact and a path to action for leaders seeking change and fulfillment in their careers.

Ken is dedicated to developing and serving others.  He is a workshop facilitator at Seton Hall University in the Leadership Development Program and serves as a financial liaison for the Board of the Drumthwacket Foundation in Princeton, NJ.  Ken graduated from Lehigh University and is actively involved as an alumnus and speaker.  He resides with his wife and three teenage sons in Chester, NJ, where he is a frequent volunteer and coach.

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