Upcoming Programs


01/17 Presentation: Mock Interviews – Dale Favia

posted Jan 15, 2018, 7:51 AM by PSGMC Staff

Perfect your interview skills by participating in a mock interview on Wednesday, January 17, from 9:30 am to noon at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany. Dale Favia, who has used her experience as a hiring manager to teach others to successfully navigate the interview process, will lead the session.

You’ll gain the confidence that comes with practice as well as feedback and coaching to improve your technique and communications skills, including preparing for behavioral questions. Practice makes perfect!

To participate, bring a hard copy of your résumé and job description to Wednesday’s meeting of the Professional Support Group of Morris County.

In case of inclement weather, please check the library's website, http://parsippanylibrary.org.


01/10 - Open Forum

posted Jan 9, 2018, 7:29 AM by PSGMC Staff

Join PSGMC on Wednesday, January 10th, for a wide-ranging discussion about searching for work in today's economic environment. With the new year underway, it's the perfect time to evaluate your past efforts and explore new ways to increase your visibility and let the world know about the skills, expertise and experience you offer.

Founded in 2012 by job seekers for job seekers, the Professional Support Group of Morris County provides an opportunity to draw support from other professionals in transition. The group meets most Wednesdays at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road. Doors open at 9 a.m. for networking, with the meeting to follow at 9:30 a.m.

In case of inclement weather, please log onto the library's website, http://parsippanylibrary.org.

12/20 - Holiday Celebration

posted Dec 19, 2017, 6:00 AM by PSGMC Staff

12/13 Presentation: Alex Freund - Communicate Who You Are

posted Dec 8, 2017, 6:52 AM by PSGMC Staff

Alex Freund, the Landing Expert, will lead the December 13 meeting of the Professional Support Group of Morris County on from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library.

Ever feel the hiring manager just “didn't get you”? Do you dread the “tell me about yourself” question? You know yourself. The challenge is how to communicate who you are in a way that differentiates you from your competition quickly and concisely. Fortunately, there are three types of communication that can create important, strategic advantages for you:

1) the “tell me about yourself” question

2) the elevator pitch, and

3) the value proposition. 

Every interaction is an opportunity to position yourself as the only candidate who should be considered. Too often, the “tell me about yourself” and elevator pitch are often viewed as warm-up or insignificant exchanges of pleasantries - a huge mistake!

Career coach Alex Freund is well-known in a number of networking groups and writes a blog for job seekers. A Cornell University graduate, he has lived on three continents and speaks five languages. Prior to his current position, he managed several large departments in two Fortune 100 companies.  For those in the Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York City area, Alex publishes a free directory of job-search networking groups.

To contact Alex or to learn more about his services, visit his web site at http://www.landingexpert.com.

PSGMC was founded by job seekers for job seekers and meets most Wednesdays at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road. In case of inclement weather, please check the library’s website http://parsippanylibrary.org.

Photo: Courtesy of LinkedIn

12/6 Presentation: Marty Latman - Networking During the Holidays

posted Nov 26, 2017, 8:09 AM by PSGMC Staff   [ updated Nov 26, 2017, 8:38 AM ]

The holiday season is full of opportunities to expand your network. Marty Latman, business consultant, coach and speaker, will discuss the importance of networking by job seekers during this busy time of year.

On Wednesday, December 6, join Marty and PSGMC at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road, to learn more about expanding your network during holiday get togethers.

After providing financial expertise to many well-known companies for decades, Marty Latman formed Latman Advisory Services in 2016 to fulfill his passion for helping business and people reach a higher level of success. His background of finance, operations and technology in many industries helps him pinpoint the issues that need to be corrected or improved to enable the business and people to reach their true potential.

He is founder and current chairman of the Bergen Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG), begun in 1991 as a forum for senior financial executives to share job opportunities and experiences. From an original group of 29, the chapter now numbers more than 5,300 members. The chapter has helped over 1,650 members reenter the work force since 2001.

For more information about the services he offers, visit www.LatmanAdvisoryServices.com.

Photo courtesy of Marty Latman

11/01 Presentation: Helene Klaassens - Inside Connections

posted Oct 30, 2017, 1:37 PM by PSGMC Staff

On Wednesday, November 1, Helene Klaassens, career coach and mentor, will lead a discussion on expanding your network to include connections inside companies during the weekly meeting of the Professional Support Group of Morris County from 9:30 am – noon at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road.

Helene is Founder and Principal of A.R.E. Coaching + Mentoring, a client-focused transitional business coaching firm.  Her coaching practice evolved from expertise gained during a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry.  Prior to founding A.R.E. Coaching + Mentoring, she was the senior director of market ersearch at a New Jersey-based global pharmaceutical company. 

In addition to her corporate executive position, she played an intricate role in developing mentoring programs and leadership development curricula.  Helene is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), obtaining her coaching credentials through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).  She holds a Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision of the Educator/Trainer from Montclair State University, and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from William Paterson University.

Doors open at 9 am for networking before the program.

Photo: courtesy of LinkedIn


10/25 Presentation: Paul Cecala – Networking

posted Oct 24, 2017, 1:18 PM by PSGMC Staff

Explore the role of networking in fulfilling your next career goals at the Professional Support Group of Morris County on Wednesday, October 25, from 9:30 am – noon at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road.

Paul Cecala, certified career coach, will share tips to help you become more comfortable in working the room to establish and nourish relationships that will help during your job search and beyond. 

Paul has worked for several post-secondary career schools as Director of Career Services. As a Five O’Clock Club Certified Career Coach, he has been coaching since 1999, assisting people in either changing careers or starting their professional lives.

Doors open at 9 am for networking before the program.

Photo: courtesy of Paul Cecala

11/08 Presentation: Health Insurance Open Enrollment – Bill LaChance

posted Oct 23, 2017, 6:52 AM by PSGMC Staff

For the latest information about this year’s open enrollment period healthcare insurance, join PSGMC on Wednesday, November 8, at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road, for a timely presentation by independent financial advisor Bill LaChance.

Although the picture keeps changing, Bill will try to focus on the important points to consider when choosing a healthcare plan. An independent financial advisor based in Chatham, NJ,  Bill returns to the Professional Support Group of Morris County to help job seekers make financial decisions during their job search.

He offers a unique flat fee program and focuses his practice those going through or contemplating a career transition. Prior to launching his financial planning practice, Bill spent 22 years in corporate finance in the retail industry and before that was a CPA with a large accounting firm.   Bill has a B.S. in Accounting from Bryant University, an MBA in Finance from Indiana University and completed the Financial Planning Certificate program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Bill is also an Enrolled Agent authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS and provides tax consulting and preparation services. 

Photo courtesy of Bill LaChance

10/18 - No Meeting

posted Oct 12, 2017, 6:28 AM by PSGMC Staff

The Professional Support Group of Morris County will not be meeting on Wednesday, October 18.

Please check back for details on our next meeting at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library on Wednesday, October 25.

09/27 Presentation: Abby Kohut – Be Absolutely Uncommon

posted Sep 25, 2017, 3:15 PM by PSGMC Staff

Absolutely Abby returns to PSGMC on Wednesday, September 27, to present her tips for standing out from the crowd by being absolutely uncommon.

Abby Kohut, who is 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." She has spent the past five years travelling the country to share her expertise with jobseekers to fulfill her goal of helping one million people find work.

Abby has held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website, AbsolutelyAbby.com, was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes and teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you.

The Professional Support Group of Morris County meets most Wednesdays at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road. Networking begins at 9 a.m., with announcements and presentation to follow at 9:30 a.m.

Photo courtesy of Abby Kohut

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