DECEMBER 28, 2009


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The upcoming events calendar is listed as a service to newsletter readers to summarize the non August Group Events. Dates/Times/Places do change so please verify the event by visiting the August Group Website Calendar before attending an event.

Resume Review @ the Bagel Bin
Monday, December 28, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

Brighton PNG @ the Bagel Bin
Tuesday, December 29, 9:30am - 11:00am.

Bragging Rights @ Fairport Library
Monday, January 04, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Digital Rochester Networking with GRE @ MCC
Tuesday, January 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

The Best Guide for Job Search: Your Marketing Plan @ Fairport Library
Thursday, January 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

The 7 Habits of the Highly Effective Job Seeker @ Fairport Library
Friday, January 15, 9:30am - 11:30am.

What Every Dislocated Worker Should Know @ Fairport Library
Friday, January 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

Right Your Resume @ Fairport Library
Monday, January 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Mega-Networking Event @ Johnny's Irish Pub
Wednesday, January 20, 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

2010 Summer Jobs Fair @ FLCC
Thursday, January 28, 11:00am - 3:00pm.

The 7 Habits of the Highly Effective Job Seeker @ Fairport Library
Friday, February 05, 9:30am - 11:30am.

Job Postings

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?

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

Previously posted jobs

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Links to share

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I have some links to share for people interested in Green Jobs. Some have jobs in NY state, most don't but you never no who wants to relocate.

Yvonne Cleveland

Words of Wisdom

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An Inspirational Thought
Happpy New Year

by Catherine Pulsifer

H appiness depends upon your outlook on life.
A ttitude is just as important as ability.
P assion find yours this year!
P ositive thoughts make everything easier.
Y ou are unique, with special gifts, use them.

N ew beginnings with a new year.
E nthusiasm a true secret of success.
W ishes may they turn into goals.

Y ears go by to quickly, enjoy them.
E nergy may you have lots of it.
A ppreciation of life, don't take it for granted.
R elax take the time to relax in this coming year.

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Book Reviews and Good Reads

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August Group Members in the news

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This article is compliments of Sue Schnorr, President of Training Insights, Inc.

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, click here.



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Contributed by Hannah Morgan, Training Specialist at RochesterWorks

Salary Negotiation, Don't Let Fear of the Unknown Stop You

Hannah's blog this week includes writings on recent topics about Salary Negotiations.

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 for discussion, coordination and promotion.

Feature Articles

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Tweet with TAG - Follow @TheAugustGroup on Twitter

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.

Job Fair Success

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.

The August Group on a Roll at Bowl-A-Roll

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 for details.

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.

Greg Taylor
Managing Partner/Recruiter
Excelsior Search Partners