PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2023 October Career Fair PMINJ Career Fair

Career Fair

20 Oct - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Virtual using Zoom


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


  • 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.


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

8:45 Keynote
keynote John Corcoran
Finding the Hidden Job Market
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9:45 Break

10:00 Panel Discussion:

Mohammad Hasan & Sylvia Arellano-Gwinn - Moderators

panel Panelists:
Tony Calabrese
John Corcoran
Alex Freund
Maya Ollson
Charles Rosen

11:30 Lunch

12:00 Networking Career Coaches

coach 12:05
Amy Geffen - Overcoming Ageism in the Job Search

coach 12:30
Paul Cecala - Simple Steps to Maximize Networking Opportunities

coach 12:55
Terry Seamon - The Proactive Job Hunter

coach 1:20
Alex Freund - How to Succeed in Your Next Virtual Interview

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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.
Tony Calabrese


PMINJ & Partner Chapter Members $5
Non-members $10

Cancellation Policy

No refund if canceled after 01 Oct

To cancel a registration send the PMINJ receipt to

Recruiters / Hiring Managers

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Are you a recruiter or hiring manager?
Would you like to participate in this Virtual Career Fair?
Plan for your current and future needs for Project / Program managers and be a recruiter at this event!
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John Corcoran

keynote John has been a highly successful executive in the strategic business development arena for over 30 years. In addition to his work in the nonprofit world as well as the healthcare space, he has maintained a career coaching presence since 1992. Having been trained by industry leaders, John incorporates his business development and sales expertise into his career coaching, from the senior executive to the new college graduate. He has been asked to speak at colleges, high schools, multi-faith based career support groups and job markets.

He is a frequent conference speaker, event emcee and trainer in both the nonprofit and the for-profit arena. In addition, as a panel moderator, John uniquely keeps the event pace on target, while inserting humor and a smooth transition between panelists and topics.

John is the founder of Merritt Walsh Associates, LLC, a strategy firm and the parent company of Corcoran Career Coaching. Also, he currently serves on the leadership team at D’Alessandro, Inc., a consulting firm that raises performance for its nonprofit clients. He spent 13 years with Pascack Valley Hospital, over five of which included leading the Foundation through an organizational transition and a successful capital campaign. While at the hospital, John held the positions of Senior Vice President of External Relations, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer, as well as President of the NJ Hospital Association Fund Raising Executives.

John serves on several nonprofit boards, and as a consultant has achieved success with many sizes and types of organizations. Having worked in healthcare, consumer products and consulting services, John has a unique understanding of the business landscape. Through his leadership and expertise in strategy implementation and business consulting, many organizations have successfully reached their goals. He is a graduate of William Paterson University and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Commerce and Industry Association of NJ.

Finding the Hidden Job Market

The hidden job market consists of all job opportunities that are not actually published for wide distribution and represents approximately 80% of job opportunities. The proven method for successfully tapping into this hidden job market puts a job seeker in front of decision makers who can offer advice about the industry. The fastest and most effective way to get in front of these decision makers is through family, friends and your sphere of influence. With the right mindset and scripting, these decision makers can help connect you to the hidden job market. Sometimes the connection is right within their own organization.

Career Coaches and Panel

Tony Calabrese (Resume Review & Panel)

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 - Simple Steps to Maximize Networking Opportunities)

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.

Alex Freund (Panelist & Coach - How to Succeed in Your Next Virtual Interview)

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 17 years, Alex has helped more than 1300 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.

Amy Geffen (Coach - Overcoming Ageism in the Job Search)

Amy Geffen, PhD is a trainer, educator, author, and career coach. She brings to her practice over thirty years of experience in such industries as finance, engineering, higher education, risk management, health, non-profit organizations, and associations. She has a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, a master’s degree from Harvard University and a PhD from New York University.

Maya Ollson (Panelist)

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.

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, and 973-534-7311.

Charles Rosen (Panelist)

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 showcase their strengths.

Charles is also Vice Chair – Operations & Finance for the New Jersey (region 4) Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMINJ) Charles was Vice President of Delivery, P3M, at GalaxE Solutions (Somerset, NJ / Detroit, MI). In addition to the financial responsibility for a $14M+ portfolio, he managed the delivery of project management services to firms including Johnson & Johnson and TD Bank. Prior to being engaged with GalaxE, Charles served as VP–Technical Consulting at PMOLink, Inc. (New Orleans, LA) PMOLink delivers products 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, and now splits his time among writing and work for the Somerset County Park Foundation, PMINJ and Ethical-PM, LLC.

Terry Seamon (Coach - The Proactive Job Hunter)

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.

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