September 20, 2010


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

Digital Rochester Job Fair @ Doubletree Inn
Tuesday, September 21, 3:00pm - 7:00pm.

STC Kickoff and Networking Event @ Strong Museum of Play
Tuesday, September 21, 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

Have You Been Affected By a Layoff or Downsizing?
Wednesday, September 22, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Jumpstart: Effective Telephone Techniques @ Sage Rutty & Company - Seminar Room
Thursday, September 23, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Rochester NY Employment Network Financial Decisions through Career Transitions @ Pittsford Library
Thursday, September 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Door Opening Resume, Limit 10 People @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, September 24, 9:30am - 11:00am.

Effective Searching Linked In Training @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, September 28, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Job Search Linked In Training @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, September 28, 1:30pm - 3:00pm.

TAG Happy Hour Networking @ Qimby's
Tuesday, September 28, 4:30pm - 7:00pm.

REOC College Fair 2010 @ Riverside Convention Center
Tuesday, September 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Unique Speed Networking @ Crescent Beach
Thursday, September 30, 5:30pm - 8:00pm.

Digital Rochester's Get Connected!
Tuesday, October 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Planning for a Successful Retirement Seminar @ The Bagel Bin
Wednesday, October 06, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

GVCSHRM Conference @ RIT
Thursday, October 07, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

Simcona Electronics Tech Show & Networking @ Doubletree Inn
Thursday, October 07, 11:30am - 6:00pm.

Introduction Pitch Workshop, Limit 10 people @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, October 08, 9:30am - 11:00am.

Veteran's Business Expo @ Nazareth College
Friday, October 08, 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

Jumpstart: Creating Powerful Marketing Plans @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, October 14, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Bridge Employment Services Free Orientation @ Lifespan
Friday, October 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm.

A Toast To Your Retirement @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, October 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Have You Been Affected By a Layoff or Downsizing?
Wednesday, October 20, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

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

Door Opening Resume, Limit 10 People @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, October 22, 9:30am - 11:00am.

JOB LOSS: Transitioning with Resiliency @ Kate Gleason Auditorium
Saturday, October 23, 10:00am - 3:00pm.

2010 National Veterans Job Expo @ RMSC
Thursday, October 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Planning for a Successful Retirement @ The Bagel Bin
Wednesday, November 03, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Door Opening Resume Workshop @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, November 05, 9:30am - 11:00am.

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.

Hard work pays off for Barbara Mapes

On September 16th I "officially" accepted an offer from Harris RF Communications for a 1-year contract position that I had interviewed for last week. They were impressed with my credentials and adjusted the position title as far up as they could and actually offered me more than I was making at my last job. I am, needless to say, very pleased. My start date is Monday, 9/27.

This just shows how when your roller coaster is on the downswing, something can happen that spins you around and sends you upward again. Actually, it took a lot of perseverance on my part to break through the red tape at Yoh and it helped significantly that I had a warm contact within Harris. Harris has been my target company for some time now and I think I am going to really like it there.

Barbara Mapes

Hard work pays off for Tammy Foutris

Yesterday I accepted a Customer Service Representative position with Sutherland Global Services. This is a full time bridge or survival position working 3rd shift Fri - Tues.

I got this job through networking ... of course. Rusty Tyson introduced himself after a Rita Carey workshop at Gates Library because he heard me say I was in Supply Chain. As a result of Rusty referring me, I interviewed last week for a position in the Logistics (a Supply Chain function) group where Rusty works. If I had not had an upcoming vacation planned, they would have offered me the job.

Sooooo, I communicated that I would forgo my vacation for the opportunity to work at Sutherland and was interviewed this week for the sister group.

Tammy Foutris
Supply Chain Professional

585-993-8551 • Home
586-604-4031 • Cell

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

Managing Your Job Search & All the Stuff -

If you are spending time trying to create a system to manage your job search efforts, consider using a software solution designed for and by a disgruntled, frustrated job seeker. A spreadsheet works with limitations for some for a while, then what?

JibberJobber tracks, jobs, companies, contacts, AND documents AND calendar and offers other enhanced tools. When you sign up you have 14 days access to the Premium Features. Check them out! The service is FREE with limitations, much like LinkedIn. Subscribers pay $5-10 per month. Use it while in job search and unsubscribe when you've landed if you wish.

It is suggested that you have already established your account prior to coming. Visit JibberJobber to get your FREE account. First steps upon opening an account would be to view the three User Webinar videos. Go to Tools - Videos - User Webinar and view parts 1, 2 and 3. It is a GREAT starting point that takes less than an hour to view.

Thanks for sharing guys
Greg Taylor a/k/a Sir LinkedAlot
757-752-8822 (Google Voice)
585-785-8600 (Office)
585-748-1900 (Verizon)

Words of Wisdom

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

  • "If you think you can or can’t, you are right."
    ~ Lyn Eaton

  • "The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it."
    ~ Theodore Roosevelt

  • "A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it."
    ~ Alistair Cooke

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.

Blog Sites

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

Feature Articles

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

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

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

Help With Career Fair....If You Dare!

We dare you to join the planning committee for the 10th annual TAG Career Fair on Dec. 9 at MCC. We dare you to increase your visibility while seeking work. We also dare you to gather with our group of high-functioning, alert and positive volunteers organizing the event. Dare yourself to help us phone employers to invite their participation. Career Fair planning ain't for sissues. We dare you to get involved. Please contact committee co-chair Al Bauer

Di Walker
585-264-0859 h
585-406-9260 c

August Group interview program on Clear Channel Stations

Beth Adams has informed me that our interview about TAG will air next Sunday, September 19th on the following stations. Please let everyone at all of our groups know about it so they can listen, and tell others to do the same, thanks much.

TAG Makes Waves on Local Radio!

TAG radio interview with Tracey Aiello and Di Walker airs on Sunday, September 20 on the following stations:

100.5 FM                     11:30pm

95.1 FM                       10:30pm

1280 AM & 107.3 FM    7:00am

Sunny 102.3 FM           7:00am

Kiss 106.7FM                7:00am

Di Walker
Creative PR & Event Management Pro
Delighting in the detail!
406-9250 c

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.

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!"