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RPCN Program TBA
Friday, August 14, 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
Wednesday, September 02, 9:30am - 10:00am.
Hidden jobs are welcomed for sharing at
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.
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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
Web Engineer II
Substance Abuse Counselor Intern
Computer Repair Trainer/Job Coach
Employment Assistant Intern
Employment Services Coordinator
FOCUS Family Advocate
Focus Youth Advocate
HR Clerical Intern
Medical Records Clerk
SE Job Coaching Education & Placement Coordinator
Planning & Evaluation (P&E) Intern
Facility Maintenance Technician II
Administrative Assistant Intern
Sr. Regulatory Specialist
Customer Relationship Manager
Previously posted jobs
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Words of Wisdom
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"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not;
a sense of humor to console him for what he is."
~ Francis Bacon
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did
not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
~ Josh Billings
"Whenever we have thanked these men and women for what they have
done for us, without exception they have expressed gratitude for having
the chance to help - because they grew as they served."
~ Clayton Christensen
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Future Vision for Bottom Line Results!
by Sue Schnorr
Forward thinking companies view Networking Skills in Organizations as a
competency that improve Bottom Line Results!*
Networking has become an important, core, professional competency. That’s
good news for business, because more engagement = more productivity, fewer
silos, better information flow…
and it’s good for individuals, because you will HAVE a network built……(when
you need it…..) that’s the key. The people who I’ve seen landing fastest
tend to be the ones who were connected and who have had a professional
network of business people.
I often receive desperate calls from ‘strangers’, who want to meet with me,
and want me to help them, want me to find them a job ….. they don’t realize
it takes TIME to build a trusting relationship, and one has to know them…
and have faith in their character and competence before they’ll refer them.
Remember, there are many phases of relationships…. from Acquaintances…. who
is someone you’ve met once … to Ally …. who is an advocate and ‘member of
your personal board of directors’. I’ve posted our assessment… RATE YOUR
RELATIONSHIP on my blog….. http://networking-insights.blogspot.com/
Check it out.
Identify one person in your network, and take this ‘test’…… this should help
provide a better understanding of the different types of people in a network
----- It’s appropriate to ask for some things only from people who you know
well, who you have a back and forth with, who believe in you. It takes time
and trust to build relationships; it’s a two-way street.
Keep on building your networks and keep on Giving first; giving
Take time to build relationships and invest in them……. find out what your
people in your network need!! Remember the law of reciprocity….. Let them
experience your character and competence!
If you have questions after reading this, or don’t agree, you should think
about reading MAKE YOUR CONTACTS COUNT (Baber & Waymon, Amacom)
http://tinyurl.com/BuyDiscountedBook or taking a Contacts Count class. I
offer pro bono and low cost workshops for the job seekers……. that’s one of
the things that I GIVE….
What have you given lately!! Think about it!
Read more at
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
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
LinkedIn has recently added Events as a feature enhancement. You'll note the
feature when visiting your LinkedIn home page along the right hand side of
the page. Become a user of this feature and you'll be able to post an event,
find events of interest and more. Read the complete article to learn more
about this feature and its many benefits.
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
Hannah's blog this week includes writings on
about looking at small companies for employment.
composes her blog outside of work hours as a personal passion to assist
those in career transition.
Book Reviews and Good Reads
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Most voicemail messages do not get returned because people are
overwhelmed. To get a response, your message must be so compelling that it
wins out over all the other things vying for your recipient's attention.
To leave messages that get returned (and get results!) try to avoid the
three most common mistakes. Here's the three most common mistakes, and how
to fix them:
The Rambler. When leaving messages, you cover every conceivable detail. You
leave nothing out. You repeat yourself several times just to make sure. If
you get cut off, you call back and leave your message again in case
something got lost.
Keep messages brief and to the point. Aim for 30 seconds or less. Organize
your thoughts before speaking by making notes. Voicemail should only be used
to ask specific questions or relay timely information. If you've got a lot
to say, save it for email or a letter.
Are you the Auctioneer? When leaving messages, you talk fast and drink
coffee. You never know when one of these voicemail things is going to cut
you off. Time is money. You keep it moving, especially when leaving your
name and number.
Listen back to your messages before sending. If they are too fast,
re-record. Spell your name and speak your number slowly. And for heaven's
sake, cut back on the caffeine!
Are you the riddler? When leaving messages do you keep 'em guessing? Your
name? Who needs it. They should recognize your voice. Your area code?
Doesn't everybody live in (212)? Your message? Uh, what message?
Leave your name and number twice, once at the beginning and once at the end
of the message. Think before you speak. A sloppy message reflects poorly on
you and your company. Take the time to re-record voicemail messages that are
less than effective.