Rochester’s Premier Professional Networking Organization
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Jumpstart: 2 Presentations at this Session! @ Bagel Bin
"Identifying Your Network” and "Selecting the Correct Target Companies"
Wednesday, December 23, 11:00am - 1:00pm.
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.
This is a great place for practicing "give to get." With 1600 members, what can happen here when members own the content?
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Employers and members submit jobs that must be readied for inclusion in the
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Words of Wisdom
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"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To
cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the
real spirit of Christmas."
~ Calvin Coolidge
"I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I
live; I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!"
~ Carolyn Wells
"Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve.
Yuletide excitement is as potent as caffeine, no matter your age."
~ Carrie Latet
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The 12 Days of Christmas
(with apologies to Lee Greenwood)
by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon
One morning a week, I'm fortunate to be able to lead Search Teams at the
United Way. This is very rewarding work and I love leading these learning
sessions for people who are job searching, soul searching and just plain
This is for all job searches: Happy Holidays and may your new year be
On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
A search team at The United Way.
On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Two job postings, And a search team at The United Way. …
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. Put the tools of networking to work in the service
of business goals. Visit
Hannah's blog this week includes writings on
about your job search during the holiday period.
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
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great way to contribute, add value and get known. Provide the story line on
the book and submit it to Greg Taylor at
discussion, coordination and promotion.
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The undertaking has new life with a new volunteer as Arthur Catalanello
has stepped forward to tweet events, news, undertakings, volunteer
opportunities, networking events, etc. If you wish to tweet and be
re-tweeted connect with @TheAugustGroup on Twitter.
Over twenty companies participated in the Career Fair held at MCC in
conjunction with MCC Workforce Development and Rochester Works. We thank the
Co-Chairs Sharon Bastian, Suzy Ahrens, France Macdonald, Mark Graupman and
Betsy Henner for their efforts leading. Look forward to a report next week
in greater detail and perhaps some photos too along with the mention of
other key contributors to the event.
Thanks to Mary Cole for coordinating a novel event for current job
seekers Friday December 4th at Bowl-A-Roll in Henrietta. With the help of
some similarly minded professionals like Sharon Bastian and Chris Bigelow,
forty TAG members gathered for a good time and some bowling too. When Mary
attended a recent TAG TNN (Thursday Night Networking) at St. Cecilia's she
accepted the challenge to step forward and organize an event, a one and done
sort of thing for the benefit of August Group members. It was a rousing
success. Some credit must be given to Cliff Milligan, TAG TNN's leader, who
has offered to lead the evening general session for TAG members for years.
Cliff gathers and inspires all and now acknowledges that successful job
search is CONTAGIOUS with his evening group. Check them out. See the website
While the event was difficult for working members to attend, the event still
created value and changed the way TAG members connect. Arthur Catalanello, a
marketing, advertising and social media professional remarked, "It was fun
networking with people in a setting that wasn't a bagel shop, coffee house
or a bar. The different venue and the fun atmosphere made the event very
worthwhile to attend. If we do this again (and I hope we do), I'd encourage
other TAG members to participate."
In lieu of bowling shirts Chris Bigelow donned his Hawaiian shirt as did
others in the spirit of good times. Mary arranged for a deal where all could
bowl for a mere $2. By the way, time and again, true to form Mary has found
work. That happens so often to people who undertake an initiative and
demonstrate service to others. Sometimes it not as immediate, but it cannot
be denied that volunteers routinely find work quickly. Employers hire those
of initiative, creative thinkers and people who serve others selflessly.
Seeing what Mary could achieve, working and job seeking professionals are
welcomed to organize events that may have a broad appeal and extend the
venue of networking past bars and coffee shops. You need not ask permission
just take action and we'll help you promote most any undertaking.
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