PMINJ members who are in transition or
considering a job or career change will have an excellent
- 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
|| Welcome and Housekeeping
Navigate Career Change –
The Power of Purpose, Strengths, and Stories
Mohammad Hasan - Moderator
||Speed Networking Career Coaches
Click the name for their slides
Alex Freund - Salary Negotiation - Slides not provided
Paul Cecala - Solopreneurship as a
Late-Stage Career Path
Lisa Chenofsky Singer
Art of Learning and Reinventing - Slides not provided
Terry Seamon - 6 Things While
Doing Your Search in “The New Normal”
Colleen DiFabio - Project Managers –
Building Your Brand and Professional Narrative
Recruiters / Hiring Managers
Click the name for their slides
NTT Data Services
Robert Half Management Resources
The Connors Group
The Judge Group
|Individual Recruiter Virtual
Links to the recruiters will be provided at the end of
Resume Reviews will be scheduled after the event:
PMINJ & PMIDVC Members Only
|October 23, 2020 - Career Fair - Attendee
Registration related questions should be
addressed to the Member
Recruiters / Hiring Managers
Ken Warman (Finding Your Purpose)
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
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.
Navigate Career Change – The Power of Purpose, Strengths,
Are you seeking a new and more fulfilling
role or career path? It is no easy feat, and the current
environment has made it even more challenging. What
should you do?
Learn how three key elements can be the fuel to drive your
career journey to a successful destination! These
pillars to success reside within you – but we need the right
catalyst to bring them out.
Ken Warman, a certified Leadership Coach and the founder of
The Leader’s Evolution, will share the core steps in the
career change program that he uses with clients to find
fulfillment and new opportunity.
Learn why Purpose, Strengths, and Stories make the difference
and how you can discover and hone all three!
Tony Calabrese (Resume Review)
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 (Gig Economy)
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 (The Art of Learning and Reinventing)
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
Colleen DiFabio (How to Prepare for Your Search as a Project
Colleen DiFabio has extensive experience collaborating with
organizations to determine potential solutions that
incorporate people, process and technology. Throughout her
20-year career in consulting and staffing. Colleen has worked
with clients to development solutions focused on Strategic
Planning, Business Agility and Project Execution. Colleen has
experience interacting with Executive Management and
determining solutions that enable an organization’s success.
This success has been shared with Fortune 100 and 500 clients
in the Healthcare, Insurance and Financial services areas.
Colleen has worked with clients to design and deploy solutions
in both the business and Information Technology areas. She has
worked with clients to assess current state situations and
determine the best possible approach to achieve company
targets. She has been responsible for enhancing client
relationships and meeting sales quotas. Colleen has held
leadership positions with large consulting organizations like
CSC and CDI and has worked in startup organizations as well.
She can pivot to meet clients’ needs in all types of
organizations. Colleen is also a certified Life Coach and has
counseled thousands of people on career decisions over the
past 20 years.
Throughout her career, Colleen has developed tools, techniques
and templates that help assess a candidate’s strengths, and
determines which candidates would be best aligned with her
client’s strategic, tactical and cultural needs. These methods
have helped thousands of candidates find the right position
that allows them to make positive impacts to an organization.
Colleen’s ability to understand her clients, and her
candidates, is what makes the relationship successful for
Colleen has been asked to speak at Philly Tech Week on the
topic of “Women in Technology”, for the Project Management
Institute, on “Branding for the Project Manager”, for the
“Sharpen Your Skills” conference in Philadelphia and was
recently a guest of Careers Seekers radio show.
Colleen is in constant purist of excellence and believes that
“understanding a client’s strategic goals, both short term and
long term, as well as their culture, is what really determines
the success in client/candidate relationship’s.
Please review Colleen’s Linked-In Profile at
Alex Freund (Salary Negotiation)
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
Merrill Rutman (Resume Review)
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
Terry Seamon (6 Things to Consider While Doing Your Search
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
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.