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
- Hear career coaches and a lively panel discussion.
- Interview with recruiters and company hiring managers
- 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
|| Welcome and
Becoming "THE ONE!" Fulfilling Expectations
What Hiring Managers Expect from You During Interviews
Mohammad Hasan - Moderator
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
Interview sessions with Recruiters
Resume Reviews will be scheduled after the event
Veterans should self identify when submitting their resume for
Instructions to submit your resume will be included in the
A maximum of 20 resumes will be reviewed, first received -
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Recruiters / Hiring Managers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, and 973-534-7311.
Becoming "THE ONE!" Fulfilling Expectations
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?
What Hiring Managers Expect from You During Interviews
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 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 /
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
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
Tony Calabrese (Resume Review)
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 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 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)
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 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.
Charles Rosen (Panel)
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
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 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 - Smart Moves: Five Tips For a Successful Job Search)
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 Tuman M.S.W,
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.