THE AUGUST GROUP NEWSLETTER

AUGUST 24. 2009

VOLUME 3, NUMBER 34


Rochester’s Premier Professional Networking Organization

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Upcoming Events

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Linkedin Training Groups, Jobs & Answers @ the Bagel Bin
Thursday, August 27, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

The Flexible Workforce Network @ Lifespan
Friday, August 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm.

RPCN Workshop “The Internet”
Friday, August 28, 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Career Navigator @ Lennox Tech Enterprise Center
Monday, August 31, 9:00am - 4:30pm.

PMP Certification
Wednesday, September 02, 6:300pm - 9:30pm.

Jumpstart: Selecting the Correct Target Companies @ the Bagel Bin
Wednesday, September 02, 11:00am - 1:pm.

LinkedIn Training Preferences and Privacy @ the Bagel Bin
Thursday, September 03, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

LinkedIn Training Searching People & Companies, Processing Introductions @ the Bagel Bin
Thursday, September 10, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

Rochester Works Career Navigator Series
Monday, September 14, 9:00am - 4:30pm.

Kodak/Carestream Retirement Benefits Seminar @ Bagel Bin
Monday, September 14, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Mega-Networking Event @ Johnny's Irish Pub
Wednesday, September 16, 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

LinkedIn Training Growing Your Network & Managing Communications @ the Bagel Bin
Thursday, September 17, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

Rochester Works Career Navigator Series
Monday, September 21, 9:00am - 4:30pm.

Have you been effected by a Layoff or Downsizing Seminar @ Bagel Bin
Monday, September 21, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Jumpstart: Getting and Running the Informational Meeting @ the Bagel Bin
Wednesday, September 23, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Digital Rochester Career Fair @ Doubletree Inn
Thursday, September 24, 3:00pm - 7:00pm.

The Flexible Workforce Network @ Lifespan
Friday, September 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm.

Planning for a Successful Retirement Seminar @ Bagel Bin
Monday, September 28, 6:00pm - 6:30pm.


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

  • Software Engineer

  • Embedded Software Engineer

  • Software Applications Engineer

  • Database Administrator

  • Volunteer Accountant with Quick Books experience

  • Sales Person

  • Manager, Accounts Payable

  • Coordinating Teacher

Previously posted jobs

See the August Group Newsletter Archives


 


Links to share

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Words of Wisdom

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  • “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great."
    ~ Mark Twain

  • “The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”
    ~ Napoleon Hill

  • “Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.”
    ~ Richard Bach.


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.

Make Your Contacts Count: Leverage Your Networking Skills with Social Media

By Sue Schnorr

People often ask me about how to use LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook when networking.

It's easy! You simply need to leverage your face-to-face networking skills and use them in the social media arena.

How? I'm glad you asked.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Listen generously to your connections/followers/fans.

Give first; offer ideas that will help them:

  • Answer Questions on LinkedIn to bolster your industry credibility

  • Use RTs on Twitter to respond to other follower's tweets

  • Comment or click LIKE on Facebook to build the relationship

Your network is created by conversations you have in person and online. Nurture and cultivate the relationships you have with those individuals.

Every interaction is an opportunity. When you connect with someone, look for commonalities.

  • Talk to strangers.

  • Send direct messages to thank people for following you on Twitter.

  • Reply and acknowledge status updates on LinkedIn.

  • Comment on pictures, videos and posts on Facebook.

Networking isn't TAKING, it's TEACHING.... go slow and steady as you build relationships online. Let people get to know you and give them a chance to see your character and competence before going for the SELL!

Continued at www.training-insights.com/insights.htm

Sue Schnorr is President of Training Insights, Inc. and Associate for Contacts Count where she coaches people one-one-one and teaches strategic networking workshops, Webinars and keynotes. Visit her at www.training-insights.com and www.contactscount.com/sueschnorr.html

http://networking-insights.blogspot.com


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.


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

This week's LinkedIn Tip - Creating, Managing and Tracking LinkedIn Events

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 gtaylor@excelsiorsp.com


Contributed by Hannah Morgan, Training Specialist at RochesterWorks

You Can Have An Online Presence, Really

Hannah's blog this week includes writings on recent topics about social etworking.

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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