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PMINJ Career Networking LCI
Mission
Scope
Monthly Sessions
Upcoming Session
Email List

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Mission

Teach and facilitate Networking among PMINJ members to support their personal and professional growth, engage career coaches and experts to provide guidance in navigating the job-search process, and promote exposure to career and business opportunities.

Scope

The PMINJ Career Networking Local Community of Interest (CNL) was established to facilitate business and career networking among PMINJ members. The CNL's goals are to provide additional networking opportunities to PMINJ members in the form of networking events, educational forums, and professional development opportunities. A structured networking event is hosted each month, with elements of speakers, panel discussions, job announcements, networking sessions and interactive workshops.

The CNL provides these services for interested PMINJ Project Managers:

  • Career Networking session prior to monthly Chapter meetings
  • Career Networking email list enabling notices and opportunities to be sent to CNL members
  • Reference information about other networking resources and previous speaker sessions

Monthly Sessions

Career Networking Sessions are held before monthly PMINJ Chapter meetings, at the Main Meeting location. Registration begins at 5:15pm; the Networking event opens at 5:30pm and closes at 6:30pm, giving members time to enjoy dinner before the main meeting. No separate pre-registration is needed - just be sure to register for the chapter meeting, arrive a bit earlier, and join us.

This season, CNL is planning to host speaker presentations in September, November, February, April and May, and facilitated networking sessions in October, January, March and June.

Handouts from the meetings (when available) can be downloaded from the PMINJ chapter website. Go to Events > Archive, and find the meeting of interest to download the handouts.

Upcoming Session

6/18/2019 - ABSOLUTELY ABBY RETURNS!
"Networking for Introverted, Extroverted and In-Between-Verted Project Managers"

Do you attend PMI meetings or company events and walk away feeling like you could have been more successful in meeting more people? Do you wait for others to approach you? Do you feel anxious when you try to start a conversation? In today's world, networking isn't just for those NOT working.

It's a powerful personal and professional tool we can all use to leverage relationships. To advance in your PM career, it's imperative that you get comfortable with networking. But why just be comfortable when it can actually be fun???

Walk away from this interactive event knowing:
  • How to explain what you do so people will remember you
  • Why being specific when asking for help is important
  • How to identify the right networking opportunities for you
  • What "paying it forward" is all about
  • Why networking is simply making new friends
  • How to turn your networking magic into long term relationships
Abby Kohut, known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets." In the past 23 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the "Top 100 Websites for Your Career" by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't reveal. AbsolutelyAbby.com was also mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers. Recently CNBC published an article naming Abby as a Top Career Coach and Recruiter. Abby is one of the "Top 100 Influential People Online" according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. She has provided job search tips on SiriusXM, Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby "One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search" and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving and flying around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.

Remember to bring your business cards!

Email List

The email list carries CNL announcements, and also allows members of the list to share career opportunities, events etc. Only members of the list may email to the list.

PMINJ chapter members can subscribe / unsubscribe to the networking email list via the chapter website. To check or change your subscription status:

  1. Click the Login menu entry at the top right
  2. Enter your PMI preferred email address and your PMINJ password (same as used for online registration) and click Login As Member (or use the Forgot Password link to create a new password)
  3. On the next screen, under the Members menu click View History
  4. Review your "Current Mailing List Memberships" and click the button if you need to change this status
  5. The change will be effective immediately
Note also that:
  1. The email address used is the one registered at www.pmi.org. If you need to change your email address, login to www.pmi.org and make the change there. Note that the NJ chapter receives a data feed from PMI, so it may take up to four (4) days for the email address change to be effective at PMINJ.
  2. New PMINJ members start as Unsubscribed. Existing members of the Networking LCI are Subscribed
  3. Do NOT reply to a Networking email with an unsubscribe request - that sends your request to every member of the list
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