PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2022 October Career Fair

Career Fair


14 October - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Virtual using Zoom

Abstract

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.
  • Interview with recruiters and company hiring managers

Features:

  • 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 confirmation.

Agenda

Time Description PDUs Code P B W
8:30 Welcome and Housekeeping
Elaine Tanimura


8:45 Keynote
Maya Ollson
Becoming "THE ONE!" Fulfilling Expectations
What Hiring Managers Expect from You During Interviews

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9:45 Break




10:00 Panel Discussion:

Mohammad Hasan - Moderator

Panelists:
James Beamesderfer
Paul Cecala
Maya Ollson
Charles Rosen
Lindsay Tuman





11:30 Lunch




12:00 Speed Networking Career Coaches

Paul Cecala - The Project Planning Process For Your Job Search

Lisa Chenofsky Singer - Setting Your Mindset for Success

Terry Seamon - Smart Moves: Five Tips For a Successful Job Search

Victoria Hepburn - How To Build Your Career Board of Directors To Maximize Growth and Opportunity

Alex Freund - Ask A Career Coach
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1:45 Wrapup
Elaine Tanimura





2:00 Interview sessions with Recruiters







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 registration receipt.
A maximum of 20 resumes will be reviewed, first received - first reviewed.
Reviewers:
Tony Calabrese
Merrill Rutman


Fees

PMINJ & Partner Chapter Members $5
Non-members $35


Cancellation Policy

No refund if canceled after 30 Sep

To cancel a registration send the PMINJ receipt to

Recruiters / Hiring Managers

APN Experis PamTen Razzino Spencer Gifts Talent Cheetah


Keynote

Maya Ollson

Maya Maya Ollson is Maya Ollson is Founder and Director of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement. She brings over 25 years of outplacement experience and has helped thousands successfully travel the bumpy road of job searching. Maya has been lovingly dubbed “The Resume Queen” by her clients because she knows how to conduct an effective search, especially how to shorten it, turning resumes into interviews and interviews into offers. Feel free to send your resume for an in-depth resume review, gratis, to Maya at maya.ollson@kokopella.com.

Maya is the author of The Road to Job Search Success, an A to Z workbook that details how to conduct a professional caliber job search. It covers managing your emotions and your family throughout a search, resume and cover letter writing, creating a search strategy with special emphasis on shortening your search, networking, interviewing, and negotiations. You can purchase a book at a discount to those in transition - $30. Contact Maya directly to order a book at a discount. She can be reached at maya.ollson@kokopella.com, and 973-534-7311.


Becoming "THE ONE!" Fulfilling Expectations
What Hiring Managers Expect from You During Interviews

How do you prepare to advance through interviews? How well prepared are Hiring Managers? What should you do to prepare? How does "salesmanship" fit in the equation? How many examples / stories should you develop? What's your formula for success?

Maya Ollson, will present a range of data and tips, weaving them into a dynamic process that you can use to understand the needs of the Hiring Managers, prepare for your interviews, and navigate your way from one interview to another so that the Hiring Mangers feels like you're "The One!”


Career Coaches and Panel

James M. Beamesderfer (Panel)

Jim
Jim Beamesderfer is vice president, Veterans Initiatives and heads the Prudential Veterans Initiatives Office. He is responsible for the company’s external and internal veterans programs, which includes supporting Diversity and Inclusion activities, implementing the communications strategy and overseeing philanthropic activity in coordination with internal business partners. In addition, he oversees the VETalent program that in partnership with the nonprofit organization Workforce Opportunity Services, recruits, trains and hires Iraq and Afghanistan-era military veterans and military spouses. Beamesderfer has been a driving force behind the development of the company’s military spouse employment program and was recently appointed as the Co-Chair of the US Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Hereos Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council. He also plays a key role in expanding the VETalent program and other Military Talent employment programs to other companies.

Beamesderfer joined Prudential in 1997. Prior to his current role, he was a director, Information Systems in Prudential’s Individual Life Insurance business where he supported Prudential Advisors technology functions such as Customer Relationship Management, marketing, financial planning, and learning / professional development. 

Prior to joining Prudential, Beamesderfer was a captain in the U.S. Army, serving six years in Infantry units.

Beamesderfer has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.  He also earned the Project Management Professional designation.

Beamesderfer sits on the board of directors of the United Service Organizations (USO) of Metro NYC, the board of advisors for the Center for a New American Security and is an active member of the Rutgers Business School Military and Veteran Advisory Board.

Tony Calabrese (Resume Review)

Tony
Tony 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 (Coach - The Project Planning Process For Your Job Search)

Paul
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.

Lisa Chenofsky Singer (Coach - Setting Your Mindset for Success)

Lisa
Lisa 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 (Coach - Ask A Career Coach)

Alex
Known as “The Landing Expert,” Alex Freund helps his clients improve their interview performance by removing the fear so they can feel confident during the process. For the last 15 years, Alex has helped more than 1200 clients ranging from managers to CEOs in a variety of industries.
 
Alex is volunteering and active in several job-search networking groups where he is an occasional presenter.  He teaches via his workshops on interviewing, resumes, LinkedIn, Value Proposition, Personal Branding and Personal Marketing.


Victoria Hepburn (Coach - How To Build Your Career Board of Directors To Maximize Growth and Opportunity)

Victoria
Victoria Hepburn, PCC, is an author, speaker, and certified business transitions coach. She has over ten years of award-winning experience in Fortune 500 engineering and sales roles working remotely, hybrid and on global virtual teams. Victoria teaches professionals how to create efficiencies in your life and business so you stay visible and valued while working remotely, on virtual teams or in hybrid offices.

Her bestselling book Pressure Makes Diamonds: Simple Habits for Busy Professionals to Break the Burnout Cycle, is available on Audible and Amazon.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriahepburn/
Website: https://victoriahepburn.com
Email: info@victoriahepburn.com

Charles Rosen (Panel)

Charles
Charles B. Rosen has over 4 decades of experience delivering technology-enabled business solutions that address strategic and operational issues facing Global organizations. With degrees in econometrics and organizational behavior, he specializes in assisting Clients mine the value of their technical and cultural infrastructure and design strategic and tactical plans that maximize their strengths.

Charles is also Vice Chair – Operations, for the New Jersey (region 4) Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMINJ), responsible for Finance and Operational Continuity.

Prior to joining GalaxE.Solutions, Charles served as PMOLink (New Orleans) VP–Technical Consulting. PMOLink delivered products, guidance and services to a diverse range of public and private sector Clients including Pfizer, MetLife, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, USDA Forest Service, US Army, Cox Target Media, Entergy and Public Service Electric and Gas. He has developed and taught courses in Successful Project Management and Estimation and Cost Benefit Analysis at Louisiana State University, Rutgers and for private enterprises.

Merrill Rutman (Resume Review)

Merrill
Merrill 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 http://www.linkedin.com/in/merrillrutman/ profile.

Terry Seamon (Coach - Smart Moves: Five Tips For a Successful 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.

Lindsay Tuman (Panel)

Lindsay
Lindsay Tuman M.S.W, L.S.W
Psychotherapist
Life/Spiritual Coach

Lindsay is a psychotherapist at Insights Counseling Center. Lindsay has a wide range of clinical experience with children, youth, adults, couples, and families across the lifespan. A majority of her work has been with emotional and behavioral challenges. Lindsay is working towards her clinical license for social work. Lindsay had experience working as a disability professional / employment specialist where she assisted individuals with multiple disabilities in learning independent living skills. Lindsay advocated for disability rights as Ms. Wheelchair NJ 2020 / 2021.


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