THE AUGUST GROUP NEWSLETTER

MAY 25, 2009

VOLUME 3, NUMBER 21


Rochester’s Premier Professional Networking Organization

Newsletter Archives


Upcoming Events

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Women Leaders in Technology Roundtable @ Brook-Lea Country Club
Thursday, May 28, 7:30am - 9:30am.

Blogging and Using WordPress @ the Bagel Bin
Thursday, May 28, 7:30am - 8:30am.

LinkedIn 103 - Searching People & Companies; Processing Introductions @ the Bagel Bin
Thursday, May 28, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

RPCN Workshop - Marketing Yourself - @ RIT
Friday, May 29, 7:30am - 12:30pm.

The Flexible Workforce Network @ Lifespan
Friday, May 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm.

DR Networking on the Road
Tuesday, June 02, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

LinkedIn 102 - Growing Your Network & Managing Communications @ the Bagel Bin
Thursday, June 04, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

TAG Career Fair and Networking Event @ MCC
Thursday, June 04, 2:00pm - 6:pm.

Communication Modeling for Personal and Professional Excellence @ Sanibel Cottage
Thursday, June 04, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Twitter: More Relevant Than U Believe @ the Bagel Bin
Friday, June 05, 8:00am - 9:00am.

Rochester Works Virtual Job Fair
Friday, June 05, 6:00am - 11:30pm.

Rochester Works Virtual Job Fair
Saturday, June 06, 6:00am - 11:30pm.

Rochester Works Virtual Job Fair
Sunday, June 07, 6:00am - 11:30pm.

LinkedIn 101 - Profile, Preferences & Privacy @ the Bagel Bin
Monday, June 08, 11:30am 1:30pm.

Rochester Works Virtual Job Fair
Monday, June 08, 6:00am - 11:30pm.

LinkedIn Lunch & Learn Open Q&A session. FREE Webinar @ the Bagel Bin
Tuesday, June 09, 12:00pm - 12:30pm.

Rochester Works Virtual Job Fair
Tuesday, June 09, 6:00am - 11:30pm.

Rochester Works Virtual Job Fair
Wednesday, June 10, 6:00am - 11:30pm.

LinkedIn 104 - Groups, Answers, Jobs & More (LinkedIn 103 is NOT a prerequisite) @ the Bagel Bin
Thursday, June 11, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

FREE LinkedIn Q&A Webinar @ the Bagel Bin
Friday, June 12, 8:00am - 9:am.

Mega-Networking Event @ Johnny's Irish Pub
Wednesday, June 17, 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

LinkedIn 101 - Profile, Preferences & Privacy @ the Bagel Bin 
Thursday, June 18, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

LinkedIn 102 - Growing Your Network & Managing Communications @ the Bagel Bin
Monday, June 22, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

FREE LinkedIn Lunch & Learn Webinar @ the Bagel Bin
Tuesday, June 23, 12:00pm - 12:30pm.

LinkedIn 101 - Profile, Preferences & Privacy @ the Bagel Bin
Thursday, June 25, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

The Flexible Workforce Network @ Lifespan
Friday, June 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm.


Job Postings

Hidden jobs are welcomed for sharing at jobs@augustgroup.org. If the job your neighbor, friend or family shared with you is not right for you, it might be perfect for an August Group colleague.  This is a great place for practicing "give to get." With 1600 members, what can happen here when members own the content?

We welcome volunteers to coordinate the job postings on a weekly basis. Employers and members submit jobs that must be readied for inclusion in the newsletter.  A lack of help means fewer jobs get posted in a timely manner. Why not be the first one to see new postings.


New Job Postings this week

  • Sales Management

Previously posted jobs

See the August Group Newsletter Archives


Links to share

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Words of Wisdom

Got a thought to share?  Send it to newsletter@augustrgroup.organd put "Words to Ponder" in the Subject Line.


  • “That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end.”
    ~ Lise Hand

  • “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
    ~ Arthur Ashe

  • “True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.”
    ~ François de la Rochefoucauld


Weekly Columns

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Book Reviews and Good Reads

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Weekly Blogs

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Feature Articles

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August Group Members in the news

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Weekly Columns

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This article is compliments of Sue Schnorr, Exclusive Contacts Count Associate in NY.

Using Organizations: How To Build Your Network Quickly

By Anne Baber & Lynne Waymon

As we’ve researched networking concepts throughout the past 17 years, we’ve found that people have many questions about using organizations. Chances are, you are a member of half a dozen groups. Some of these groups are very informal, like your neighborhood; some of these groups are very formal, like a professional association.

Are you getting the maximum benefit from the organizations you belong to? Perhaps not.

In this special publication, you’ll find out how to assess the usefulness of the groups you’re a member of, how to select new groups to join, and how to participate in ways that will allow you to get the most from your investment of time and money.

I’m not in sales, and I’m not looking for a job. Why should I join organizations?

Organizations can do a lot for your career. In an organization, you can Demonstrate your skills and expertise:

  • Try out new things in a low-risk environment

  • Learn new skills and expand your expertise

  • Add to your resume

  • Make a career change

  • Get feedback about yourself and your activities

  • Measure your outcomes against your peers’ outcomes

  • Set stretch standards for your business

  • Establish your reputation with people who might help you and your career

  • Give back to younger members of your profession

  • Create career options and opportunities for yourself

  • Find new resources

  • Discover new directions

  • Gain recognition for your accomplishments and successes

  • Achieve professional certification and Grow personally and professionally.

    Click here to see the full article.


Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon are principals of Contacts Count, a nationwide consulting and training firm that specializes in business and professional networking, and career development. They are co-authors of six books. The most recent is Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success (2007, AMACOM). Fortune 500 companies license their training programs. Visit them at www.ContactsCount.com and www.FireProofYourCareer.com.

Sue Schnorr is President of Training Insights, Inc., a firm that specializes in soft skills training. She is also the exclusive Associate for Contacts Count in NY. She can be reached at sue@training-insights.com www.training-insights.com www.contactscount.com/sueschnorr.html.


Contributed by Greg Taylor, aka Sir Linksalot, LinkedIn Evangelist and Managing Partner of Excelsior Search Partners

Who to invite?

I find many are confused about who should be included in their networks.  A simple acid test - if asked to make an introduction for a given person, would you do so?  Remember that making an introduction is in no way similar to making a recommendation of someone.   If you meet someone at a social event and find them cordial and engaging and they share with you a desire to meet a certain type of person, would you introduce them later at the event if you met a person of interest?  Most often in this context people will make the introduction happen.  So, accept invitations and invite those you would willingly introduce if requested.


Greg is the Founder of The August Group, a recruiter and entrepreneur offering a myriad for services to employers and professionals including coaching and consulting.  He can be reached at 585-785-8600 or gtaylor@excelsiorsp.com


Contributed by Hannah Morgan, Training Specialist at RochesterWorks

Marketing and Job Search

Hannah's blog this week includes writings on recent topics Choosing target companies Large, Small or both.

Hannah composes her blog outside of work hours as a personal passion to assist those in career transition.


Book Reviews and Good Reads

Other Offerings - Share Yours
Got a book you'd like to share with others and lead in discussion? It's a great way to contribute, add value and get known. Provide the story line on the book and submit it to Greg Taylor at gtaylor@excelsiorsp.com for discussion, coordination and promotion.



Feature Articles

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August Group Career Fair—Volunteers needed!

Thursday, June 4, 2009
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Monroe Community College

Please come to a meeting at the Bagel Bin, Wednesday, March 4th at 8:30 a.m. Bring your target companies w/contact information if possible, enthusiasm, and take a step to help the companies within the Rochester area achieve their goals while likely improving your opportunities.

Regards, Susan Korb

Team Leads:


Digital Rochester Scholarships

For the 2009-2010 Executive MBA program at the Saunders College of Business at RIT

Up to five applicants will receive a scholarship in the amount of $13,500; Are you ready for real change?

Students at the Saunders Executive MBA Program undergo a major transformation during this intensive 15-month program. The internationally accredited program is ideal for high-performing professionals that seek to expand their strategic thinking skills and cross-functional knowledge of business.

Classes at the Saunders EMBA Program meet all day Friday and Saturday, every other week for 15 months. You will begin your degree in late August and finish by Thanksgiving of the following year. Through a cohort program, you will tap into not only your experiences as a professional but also those of your classmates, which adds to the richness of the Executive MBA experience.

Some of the program highlights include an international study trip as well as a challenging Capstone Project. Through the Capstone Consulting Project, your knowledge and ability to apply the lessons learned will be tested as you and your team work as management consultants to solve real-world problems for local companies.

For further information on the program, visit www.ritemba.com.

Scholarships

Fast-growing technology companies are bright spots in our regional economy!Digital Rochester recognizes that enriching the business skills of the leaders - or future leaders - of such companies ultimately increases opportunities throughout the tech sector.  DR is teaming up with the Saunders College to support your efforts to enhance your business leadership skills by making a substantial dent in tuition costs. In order to be considered for a Digital Rochester scholarship, you must:

  • Apply for the Saunders Executive MBA Program at RIT. You do not have to have your acceptance back from RIT before submitting your scholarship application.     

  • Complete the Scholarship Application and submit it, together with a copy of your resume, to scholarship(at)digitalrochester.com no later than June 1, 2009. 

The application and general information about the scholarship are available online at http://www.digitalrochester.com/emba.  Scholarship recipients will be announced no later than July 1, 2009. The EMBA program begins on August 26, 2009. 

Enrich your skills.

Enhance your value to your employer.

Consider an RIT EMBA and let a Digital Rochester Scholarship help to pave the way!

Please pass this message on to anyone who might be interested in the EMBA program and to companies who may benefit from employee participation in the program.  It's news of an opportunity that you've just got to share!

- The DR Team

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

TODAY - Click here to renew your support of Digital Rochester!

Monday, 6/1 - Deadline for EMBA Scholarship applications\

Tuesday, 6/2, 5:30-7:30 pm - DR Networking at Murphy's Law

Monday, 6/15, 5:00-9:00 pm - Get SMARTER(er): Social Media, It's Serious Business!

Tuesday, 8/4, 5:30-7:30 pm - DR Networking & Birthday Celebration

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