THE AUGUST GROUP NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 7, 2009

VOLUME 3, NUMBER 36


Rochester’s Premier Professional Networking Organization

Newsletter Archives


Upcoming Events

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

The 50+ Career Search: Debunking the Myths @ the Fairport Library
Friday, September 11, 9:30am - 11:30am.

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.

Career Builder 2009 Career Expo @ the Doubletree Inn
Wednesday, September 16, 11:00am - 5:00pm.

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.

Is your Resume a Gate Opener or a Gate Closer? @ the Fairport Library
Friday, September 18, 9:30am - 11:30am.

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

Bragging Rights @ Fairport Library
Monday, September 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

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.

After the Recession: A Career Guide for the 21st Century @ Reformed Lutheran Church
Friday, September 25, 9:00am - 11:00am.

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

What Every Displaced Worker Should Know @ Fairport Library
Saturday, September 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

Rochester Works Career Navigator Series
Monday, September 28, 9:00am - 4:30pm.

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

Advanced LinkedIn @ Fairport Library
Wednesday, September 30, 10:00am - 11:30am.

Fall Career Fair for RIT Alumni ONLY
Wednesday, September 30, 11:00am - 4:00pm.

Where Have All the Jobs Gone: Mastering the Online Job Search @ the Fairport Library
Friday, October 02, 9:30am - 11:30am.

Resume Review @ the Fairport Library
Monday, October 05, 4:00pm - 4:30pm.

Resume Review @ the Fairport Library
Monday, October 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

Digital Rochester Get Connected Networking
Tuesday, October 06, 5:30pm - 8:00pm.

Federal Jobs Webinar on The Ins and Outs of Applying for a Federal Job
Tuesday, October 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Eyes on the Future Networking Event @ St. John Fisher
Friday, October 16, 7:00am - 11:00am.

Networking at 50+: Yes You Can! @ the Fairport Library
Friday, October 16, 9:30am - 11:30am.


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

  • Bookkeeper

  • Career Preparation Instructor

  • Driver Education Instructor

  • Academic Instructors

  • Independent Living Advisors

  • Wellness Supervisor (RN)

  • F/T RN

  • P/T cook assistants

  • Regional Planning Manager

  • Secretary II - Preschool / EI

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.org and put "Words to Ponder" in the Subject Line.


  • “A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.”
    ~ Thomas Jefferson

  • “The labor movement has been a great institution. It has created what Americans are most proud of, and that’s the greatest middle class in the world … You have to adapt and find ways to be successful. We’ve been very slow to do that.”
    ~ Andy Stern

  • “Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.”
    ~ Marc Chagall


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.

What Do You Mean You Don't Have Time For Networking?

by Sue Schnorr

The saying goes, "You're not working if you're not networking." These days, with the technology we have, it is easier than ever to network and stay in touch!

Many people have the misperception that "networking" only happens at "networking events." .....

read more and learn tips to FIT NETWORKING IN....
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

Dream Big

Hannah's blog this week includes writings on recent topics about going after your big dream.

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

Have an article to contribute? We welcome your contributions. Make a difference. Share a story.  Submit it to newsletter@augustgroup.org.