THE AUGUST GROUP NEWSLETTER

 May 24, 2010

VOLUME 4, NUMBER 21


Rochester’s Premier Professional Networking Organization

Newsletter Archives


Upcoming Events

Send calendar additions to calendar@augustgroup.org

Are you willing to assist or enhance the content of this section of the newsletter?

We're looking for members to populate the calendar with events of interest. If so, send an email to newsletter@augustgroup.org.  It gets better with your input and contributions.


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.


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.

FREE JibberJobber training @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, May 25, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

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

The Greater Rochester Regional Career Conference @ MCC, FLCC & GCC
Thursday, May 27, 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Jumpstart: Prioritizing and Productively Tracking Your Contacts @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, May 27, 11:00am - 1:pm.

Communications, Staying In Touch - A Free Webinar
Tuesday, June 01, 8:00am - 8:30am.

LinkedIn Killer Search Tools @ the Bagel Bin
Tuesday, June 01, 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.

Jumpstart: Creating Powerful Marketing Plans @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, June 10, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Introduction Pitch Workshop, Limit 10 people @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, June 11, 9:00am - 11:00am.

A Toast to Your Retirement with Dan Becker @ The Bagel Bin
Monday, June 14, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

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

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

Make a Great Resume a Door-Opening Resume, Limit 10 people @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, June 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm.

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

Have You Been Affected By a Layoff or Downsizing? @ The Bagel Bin
Wednesday, July 21, 11:30am - 1:00pm.


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 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 newsletter@augustrgroup.org 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 newsletter@augustrgroup.org and put "Success Story" in the Subject Line.



Links to share

Got a link you want to share?  Send it to newsletter@augustrgroup.org 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.

http://clo.customguide.com/

Kind Regards,

Sue

Sue Schnorr
President

Training Insights, Inc.
585-442-3443


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


  • "You are never given a wish without the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however."
    ~ Richard Bach

  • "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
    ~ Zig Ziglar

  • "Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability."
    ~ John Wooden


Weekly Columns

Have an idea for a weekly column to contribute?  We welcome your contributions. Make a difference. Submit it to newsletter@augustgroup.org.



Book Reviews and Good Reads

Have a story, book review or workshop experience to share or something similar to contribute? Send your contributions to newsletter@augustgroup.org 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 newsletter@augustgroup.org.



Feature Articles

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



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 newsletter@augustgroup.org.



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 newsletter@augustgroup.org.


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 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.


TAG Career Fair

HERE’S TIMELY INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUGUST GROUP’S JUNE 9TH CAREER FAIR AND NETWORKING EVENT!!!

All Members of The August Group Should Attend This Event!

Rochester’s Top Employers Wegman's and the University of Rochester Will Be There!!!

Here’s a Complete List of the Companies that Will Attend:

ADT Security Services Inc.
Aflac NY
AXA Advisors LLC
Bryant & Stratton College
Centra Financial Group, Inc.
City of Rochester
Concentrix Corp.
ConServe
Croop-LaFrance
Dox Electronics
Financial Architects / MassMutual
LiDestri Foods Inc
Monroe Community College - Office of Workforce Development
OfficeTeam
Paychex Inc.
Professional Driver Institute, Inc.
Raytec Group, The
Remedy Intelligent Staffing
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester Business Journal
RochesterWorks
TecqueLabs
University of Rochester
Veterans Outreach Center, Inc., The
Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
Yoh Managed Staffing


The AUGUST GROUP’S June 9th Career Fair & Networking Event is Co-sponsored by The August Group, MCC & Rochester Works! This Event is open to the public on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. At Monroe Community College in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center on 1000 East Henrietta Road in Rochester, NY.


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 michelle.vercruysse@cancer.org


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.

TEST YOUR NETWORKING KNOWLEDGE

Kind Regards,

Sue

Sue Schnorr
President

Training Insights, Inc.
585-442-3443

Site: www.training-insights.com
Blog: www.AllLearningMatters.com

"Our training insights deliver results!"