Rochester’s Premier Professional Networking Organization
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"As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by
December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people
in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are
worth the same."
~ Donald E. Westlake
"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone."
~ Charles Schulz
"Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his
present remembered. What I don't like about office Christmas parties is
looking for a job the next day."
~ Phyllis Diller
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People at All Ages and Stages Are Still Learning How to Network!
How’s your networking know-how?
Check out these myths and misconceptions. They could be holding you back
from creating a network that can provide essential information, valuable
resources, and exciting opportunities for you this year.
That old cliché - Bob was sure he knew everything there was to know about
networking. “It’s not what you know,” he said, with a cynical shrug of his
shoulders. “It’s who you know.”
Not true. What you know is important. In our Information Age society, people
market their minds, not their muscles, so what’s in your head is valuable.
And who you know is important.
But the key to effective networking isn’t even mentioned in that cliché.
That key is “Who knows you.”
To read more,
Hannah's blog this week includes writings on
about maintaining relationships.
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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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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