May 17, 2010


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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.

Introduction Pitch Workshop - Limit 10 People @ Bagel Bin
Monday, May 17, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Turning No's Into Yes's.....The Power of Positive Thinking @ Pittsford Library
Monday, May 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

DR Rising Stars @ RMSC
Tuesday, May 18, 7:30am - 9:30am.

Free Webinar - Managing Privacy
Tuesday, May 18, 8:00am - 8:30am.

Growing Your Network Bagel Bin
Tuesday, May 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

Have you been effected by a Layoff or Downsizing Seminar @ Bagel Bin
Wednesday, May 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Mega-Networking Event @ Johnny's Irish Pub
Wednesday, May 19, 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

Community Career Fair @ Bryant & Stratton
Friday, May 21, 11:00am - 2:30pm.

Make a great resume a Door Opening Resume Limit 10 People @ Bagel Bin
Monday, May 24, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Free Webinar - Communications, Staying in Touch
Tuesday, May 25, 8:00am - 8:30am.

Crafting an Extraordinary & Effective Profile @ the Bagel Bin
Tuesday, May 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

DR Networking at Rochester Convention Center When Tue, June 1, 5:30pm – 7:30pm @ Rochester Convention Center
Tuesday, June 01, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Planning for a Successful Retirement Seminar @ Bagel Bin
Monday, June 07, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

TAG Career Fair & Networking Event @ MCC
Wednesday, June 09, 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

Have You Been Affected By a Layoff or Downsizing?
Wednesday, June 16, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

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

Planning for a Successful Retirement
Wednesday, June 30, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

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 job posting section of the website.

For Job Posting please visit the Job Posting section of THE AUGUST GROUP website. You must be registered and login to view job postings.

Career Sites

If you have a career site that you would like to share with others please send the link to and put "Link to share" in the Subject Line.

Previously posted jobs

See the August Group Newsletter Archives

August Group Members Success Stories

If you are an August Group member who has a success story that you would like to share. Send it to and put "Success Story" in the Subject Line.

Links to share

Got a link you want to share?  Send it to and put "Link to share" in the Subject Line.

This seems like a great resource – they offer free job aids (reference sheets) for Word, Outlook, PPT, Access, Excel, Project, Visio, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and more…….. you can also sign on for free training and paid training….

They state that it’s spam free…..

I’m not affiliated with them at all, so I’m not recommending them beyond saying that their content looks good. I just downloaded a few….so I’m new to them as well.

Kind Regards,


Sue Schnorr

Training Insights, Inc.

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

Got a thought to share?  Send it to and put "Words to Ponder" in the Subject Line.

  • "Analyzing what you haven’t got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career."
    ~ Orison Swett Marden

  • "People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine."
    ~ Brian Tracy

  • "What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team."
    ~ Benjamin F. Fairless

Weekly Columns

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Book Reviews and Good Reads

Have a story, book review or workshop experience to share or something similar to contribute? Send your contributions to with Good Read in the Subject line.

Weekly Blogs

Have a weekly blog you would like to contribute?  We welcome your contributions. Make a difference. Submit it to

Feature Articles

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August Group Members in the news

Have an article to contribute about an August Group Member?  We welcome your contributions. Make a difference. Share a story.  Submit it to

Weekly Columns

Have an idea for a weekly column you would like to start?  We welcome your contributions. Make a difference. Share your ideas with The August Group.  Submit your idea to

Contributed by Sue Schnorr, President of Training Insights, Inc.

Check out Sue Schnorr's latest blog

Sue’s blog this week includes writings on recent topics about networking and motivation.

Sue composes her blog as a personal passion to assist those who are looking for a job and for those who want to do a better job in their current role. “You’re not working if you’re not networking.”

Contributed by Hannah Morgan, Training Specialist at RochesterWorks

Check out Hannah Morgan's latest blog

Hannah's blog this week includes writings on recent topics about recalling past accomplishments.

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

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

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.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Monday June 14, 2010 5pm - 9pm, Locust Hill Country Club An evening of fun and fund raising for breast cancer research and support programs.

The evening will feature:

  • Wine Tasting, Hors d’Oeuvres and Carving Station

  • Desserts by Simply Crepes

  • Silent Auction/Raffles

  • Putting Green Challenge

  • Spring and Summer Fashions by L'avant Garbe and Men-tality

All proceeds to benefit breast cancer research and local patient support programs of the American Cancer Society.

Tickets are $55.

Please call us about sponsorship opportunities for this event at (585) 224-4910 and ask for Michelle Vercruysse or email

Career Navigator Offerings in May

There is still time to sign up for next week’s Career Navigator class in Henrietta. Here is the link (May 10-14): Career Navigator May 10

May 17-21 Career Navigator will be held at the United Way. Here is the link with more details: Career Navigator May 17

If you aren’t familiar with Career Navigator, in brief, this is what it is:

  • Career Navigator is a five-day, intensive training program designed to teach transferability of skills into new industries and occupations

  • Provide tools and resources to promote proactive job search methods

  • Develop ownership and accountability for personal career management and maximize the power of group learning and support

The increased unemployment rate as well as the shrinking of larger employers in the area has resulted in an extremely competitive marketplace. This program goes beyond polishing the resume. It will emphasize the “soft skills” or workplace competencies which are in such high demand by employers across all industries. The program also differs in its approach for learning and delivery by utilizing participant centered learning to maximize and expedite the learning curve. It will also foster the concept of networking as a learning tool and information sharing.

Not sold yet? Here are what some of the “graduates” have said about Career Navigator:

“The Career Navigator seminar was just what I needed to get me back on track with my job search. Not only did the facilitators of the seminar provide the tools but also the purpose on why we need to network. The week long seminar allowed the participants to truly learn networking first hand, through role playing and self assessment”.
Software Consultant

“Although I had heard great comments about this, I didn't really know what to expect when I walked in the door last Monday morning. It's now Friday evening, and words like Wow, Amazing, and Incredible don't do this program justice.” Information Services Professional

“This was the BEST Sales Training course I have taken in my 13+ years career in sales! How to sell yourself in a buyers' market is no small task, and the tools and methods used in this class exceeded my expectations”.
Sales Engineer

Hannah Morgan
Career Navigator, Program Coordinator
255 N. Goodman St
Rochester, NY 14607

Networking tips for the day:

If you’re getting resistance when requesting a networking appointment:

  • Position your request in terms of WIIFMS (What’s in it for me) and GIVES for the person you’d like time with.

  • Be honest with yourself and identify WHY SHOULD that person take time for you. What’s in it for them?

  • When you contact them, don’t simply say “Jane referred me.” Describe what Jane sees as the synergy is between you.

  • Do your homework/research. Review the person’s LinkedIn profile, google them, ask mutual contacts about them.

Networking is a two-way street.

  • Think of networking as paying it forward and GIVING to others first.

  • Don’t simply say “I’d like to pick your brain” or, “I’d like your advice on my marketing plan.” Your contact is a busy professional, not a career coach.

  • If you’re not getting the networking results you want, consider: The Career Navigator thru RochesterWorks, an excellent program and Kathleen Pringle and Luis Martinez are both fabulous local coaches.

  • Read MAKE YOUR CONTACTS COUNT – it’s a must! (by Baber &Waymon; Amacom, 2007).

The Reciprocity Rule (or Boomerang Effect) states that it’s human nature to want to give back after receiving something. So, “Give first and give generously.” (Baber & Waymon)

Lastly, if you’d like to test your networking knowledge and enter a drawing for a free book – MAKE YOUR CONTACTS COUNT, Baber & Waymon, click on the link below.


Kind Regards,


Sue Schnorr

Training Insights, Inc.


"Our training insights deliver results!"