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.
- 2.75 PDUs
- Personalized resume review free with
registration. The first 20 to submit their resume will have
a 1 on 1 virtual session with one of the coaches.
Instructions will be provided in the registration
Resume Reviews will be scheduled after the event:
Veterans should self identify when submitting their resume
for individualized assistance
Instructions to submit your resume will be included in the
A maximum of 20 resumes will be reviewed, first received -
PMINJ & PMIDVC & PMIGLC Members Only
|October 22, 2021 - Career Fair - Attendee
Registration related questions should be
addressed to the Member
Recruiters / Hiring Managers
Visionnaire, Author, Consultant, PMP
Curtis L. Jenkins is Owner of C.L. Jenkins & Associates ,
Inc, a management consulting firm which specializes in
developing strategies to take small business owners Visions to
Reality with my patented methodology: Realization Framework
The structured program helps small business owners to:
- Articulate a Vision that’s understood by all
- Organize business operations – people and cashflow
- Create, execute and measure their goals towards their
For over 20 years as an award-winning project management
professional, Curtis has provided companies and leaders with
solutions to realize the visions they have had for their
companies – giving them:
- more money – to stop living from payroll to payroll
- more time – to give back to their families and
- more support – to show they don’t have to do everything
to stop working and start living!
Curtis is also a Project Management Professional where he
serves as the Vice President of PMO and Six Sigma excellence
for Solenis, LLC., with a career that spans over 20 years in
Curtis has authored of “The Only Job Search Book You Will Ever
Need!” a book utilizing the 4 P’s of marketing to rise above
competition in job search and is the author of the upcoming
book – “Vision to Reality: Stop Working, Start Living”
Curtis has a B.A. from Temple University, and a master’s
degree in the Management of Technology from the University of
In his spare time, Curtis enjoys his family and friends.
Curtis loves to travel, play golf and spends each day learning
something fascinating and new.
- Facebook: Curtis L. Jenkins
- Website: www.cljassoc.com
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/curtis-jenkins-pmp
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mobile: 610-608-4727
Using the Marketing Mix to Rise Above Competition
Curtis' story is from when he got laid off and how devastating
it was for him. He took actions to get himself back to
employment and developed new strategies to ensure he would
never fear being laid off again. The seminar is a journey of
self-reliance and bold actions that anyone can employ to build
their personal brand and put themselves in the best position
to command the highest compensation possible against other job
The 3 key messages and more that will be discussed include:
- You must take action to build confidence.
- Using the 4P’s of Marketing to sell yourself:
- Understand that you are a Product
- Going for the right Price
- Getting yourself in the best Position
- Promotion of yourself and having others Promote you
- Helping others can help you help yourself.
Added takeaway: The Attendees will also learn the importance
of continuously learning to build their specific competency,
try new things, and embrace failure as a pathway to eventual
success. Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage
with questions and answers to their personal job search
Career Coaches and Panel
Tony Calabrese (Resume Review & Coach Introduction)
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
Mike Callahan (Panel)
Mike Callahan is currently Managing Partner with Callahan
& Rose Consulting.
Prior to that, he was Director of Career Planning and
Development for the College of Business at U of Michigan –
Dearborn. In that role, he worked with employers to develop
challenging internship and job placement opportunities.
He was also on the adjunct faculty staff at U of Michigan –
Dearborn teaching Career Planning and Development courses
within the College of Business.
He is also a published author and has written two books on the
subject of Career Planning and Development. His first book, I
Inc, is used in the BA 300 Career Planning course and the
second one, Tiger in the Office, is designed to help
mid-career professionals with their career pursuits.
During his 8 years in the Air Force, Mike was a Bomb/Nav
Specialist and supported the computer systems on the B 52 G
and H models. He was stationed at Minot, North Dakota,
Fairchild AFB in Washington and spent 6 months TDY in Guam
during the conclusion of the Vietnam War.
After his time in the military, Mike spent 25 years with
Electronic Data Systems in various project management and
leadership roles in the US and in Latin America.
Recently, he started a podcast called I Inc and Beyond. (It
can be found on Google Podcasts and iTunes Podcasts). The
podcast focuses on helping veterans, and returning citizens,
become more empowered in the pursuit of their career
He is also actively supporting veterans in their career
pursuits especially in the areas of program and project
Paul Cecala (Coach - The Four Step Interview Process)
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 (Panelist & Coach - Preparing and Sustaining Yourself for the Marketplace)
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
Alex Freund (Panel)
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
Marian Janes (Coach - Mental Fitness — Turning Saboteurs
into Super Powers)
Igniting Personal and Professional Growth and Transforming
Vision Into Reality
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 an astute and creative thinker capable of processing
complex challenges and addressing them with practical, real
world solutions. She is well respected as a coach and well
liked as a leader. She attributes her ongoing success to
continually coaching and guiding others towards their vision
by empowering them to embrace opportunity within circumstance.
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.
Marian has had the distinct privilege of leading organizations
while stimulating growth in varied business environments
amidst constant market and cultural changes. Previously,
Marian founded a corporate university within a large
technology company that became a model for success both
domestically and internationally. 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. She is involved with Bryan’s Dream Foundation
in support of pediatric brain cancer families, Special
Olympics and Disability Olympics. She enjoys working with
teens and young adults she meets as a youth ministry and
mission trip leader. Marian is an outdoor junkie who regularly
participates in adventures in the great outdoors.
Steven Meyer (Panel)
As a PMO Delivery Analyst, Steven is responsible for educating/supporting over 200 PMO Recruiters in the United States and Canada for the nationally-based talent acquisition strategies of the Apex Systems PMO, Business Analysis, and Agile Practice. With over 12 years of experience in IT Staffing & Services, he brings a wealth of Recruitment, Interview Preparation and Project Management skillset knowledge from holding roles such as a Senior Professional Recruiter and Delivery Lead during his career with Apex Systems. He brings subject matter expertise in various career coaching areas for PMs, BAs and Agile practitioners, including job search strategy, upskilling/skills development, branding (i.e. resumes and LinkedIn profiles), delivering effective interviews, and more.
Currently working remotely in a rural community in NW Missouri he spent the vast majority of his career in Apex’s Kansas City Office supporting Fortune 1000, Federal and Healthcare clients across the Midwest Region. He has been involved in the Kansas City PMI Chapter and Professional Development Days event for almost 10 years as a Corporate sponsor and a regular volunteer with local Career Fairs.
Steven has Degrees from the University of Kansas (Go Jayhawks!) and Saint Louis University (go Billikins). Any free time outside of work is currently spent chasing a 4 year old and 18 month old around the house
Janelle Razzino (Panel)
Janelle Razzino, President and CEO of Razzino Associates, Inc. discovers the right talent for the right companies at the right time. She is passionate about bringing big ideas to life, motivating and empowering candidates and partnering with companies to make great things happen!
As a boutique firm and premier search organization, Razzino Associates, Inc. brings nearly 30 years of experience in corporate recruiting and management specializing in C-level, executive level, and mid-level placements for The Fortune Global 2000 marketplace. Its core disciplines are Accounting, Finance, and Information Technology. The firm also places candidates in Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, and Business Development.
Clients have described Janelle as energetic, passionate, tireless, refreshingly honest, and committed. She not only closes the deal, but she opens the relationship. Janelle has built and strengthened countless relationships while promoting top-tier executives to the most premier positions in the tri-state and greater Metro New York areas.
Janelle is a regular speaker at many corporate outplacement firms and networking groups. She is the founder of the Hillsdale Network Career Resource Ministry in Hillsdale, New Jersey which now includes over 1900 members.
She has also presented programs to students and professors at Mount Saint Vincent College in New York, County College of Morris and Bergen Community College in New Jersey and has been a guest on the talk radio show, Your Career is Calling, broadcast live on Sunday mornings from Rider University.
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 (Coach - Discover Your Strengths)
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.
Marc Strano (Coach - How to Create Your Job Search Network)
Through the work of SHIFT Leadership Development LLC, Marc delivers Leadership Development and Manager Training. Marc's events have been transformational experiences, improving self-awareness and interpersonal dynamics, ultimately enhancing business results.
Marc has been a contributor to the masters in executive coaching program at Columbia University, and is a career transition coach for the New Start Career Network at Rutgers University. He has presented his Leadership programs at the Harvard Business School and the Leadership Institute at Montclair State University.
Marc earned his master's in International Finance and Trade from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (ASU), and a bachelor's in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of Rochester.