JANUARY 10, 2011


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Upcoming Events

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We're looking for members to populate this Event List with events of interest. If so, send an email to  It gets better with your input and contributions.

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.

Brighton PNG - Tracey Aiello @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, January 13, 8:00am - 9:30am.

Jumpstart - Telephone Techniques @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, January 13, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Careers in New Product Development @ RIT
Thursday, January 13, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

How to Prepare for a Career Fair @ Fairport Public Library
Monday, January 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

DR Knowledge Upgrade @ Inn on Broadway
Tuesday, January 18, 7:30am - 9:30am.

The Greater Rochester Career Conference And Job Fair
Tuesday, January 18, 9:00am - 3:30pm.

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

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, January 20, 8:00am - 9:30am.

REN Networking @ Temple Sinai
Thursday, January 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, January 27, 8:00am - 9:30am.

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

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, February 03, 8:00am - 9:30am.

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, February 10, 8:00am - 9:30am.

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

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, February 17, 8:00am - 9:30am.

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, February 24, 8:00am - 9:30am.

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 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

Feature Articles

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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

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 of Wisdom" in the Subject Line.

  • "If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development."
    ~ 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

  • "Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire."
    ~ Bobby Unser

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

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

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Request for Help for upcoming Career Conference: Need members for "Landed" Panel

As you may have heard, RochesterWorks! is hosting their 3rd ‘Greater Rochester Career Conference & Job Fair on January 18th from 9:00am till 3:00pm at Monroe Community College. As part of the Career Conference, we are looking to invite ‘YOU’ who have ‘landed’ to participate in our “landed” panel workshop. The times for these two scheduled workshops are at 11:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Our goal is to be able to schedule 4-5 individuals for both the morning and afternoon time slots. If you are able to volunteer your time for both or either of these times, we would love to invite you to this event!

The objective of this kind of workshop is to bring back individuals who have successfully obtained new employment in order to share their experience, reflect on their experience, as well as share tips for how they found their new job. Below is the description we will be promoting to the community:

“Mission Success” Panel of Past RW Members who have “Landed” Sponsored by RochesterWorks!

Join past job seekers from RochesterWorks! who have successfully obtained employment. Have an open discussion talking about topics such as the challenges they faced and how they forged ahead, the methods of job searching that they found the most successful, and any miscellaneous tips they may have to offer. This will be a session of information sharing and interaction between the panel and the audience.

So far, we have a few individuals scheduled for the 11:00am and 2:00pm timeframes and really hope to add additional individuals who can share in their experiences. Please let me know if you are interested in participating and don’t hesitate to call me with any of your questions. I imagine the holiday season can make our schedules somewhat overwhelming and we would love to initiate conversation as soon as possible.

I can not wait to hear from you and please plan to have a wonderful week!


Kyle McCarthy
Career Service Advisor
255 North Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 241-6040

Volunteers are needed for posting jobs on the Job Board and Hot Jobs

Be one of the first individuals to learn about potential jobs and help serve others by volunteering for posting jobs on the Job Board. Without volunteers, August Group members will miss out on great job opportunities. Remember, like the Abbott and Costello skit of Who’s on First, if Somebody thinks that Everybody is posting jobs but Nobody is, then nobody will get these great opportunities and they will pass everybody by.

To volunteer, send your contact information to with the subject line Volunteering for job postings.

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.

Achieving Leadership

A retired Major General and former Kodak Manager will discuss the subject of Leadership at the Wednesday, November 10th TAG General Session at RochesterWorks.

MG (retired) Dennis E. Lutz military career began in the late 1970's. He achieved the rank of Major General, serving in numerous Command and Staff positions. In 2005 he was mobilized for 15 months and sent to South West Asia. Responsible for Army Communications and Computer Network Defense throughout South West Asia including Afghanistan and Iraq, he commanded the 335th Signal Command in Atlanta, GA. This command included more than 8,000 Army Reserve Soldiers and 750 full-time personnel. He retired from the military in 2010

As a civilian, he joined Eastman Kodak in 1980 as a Manufacturing Engineer. Among his managerial positions were Project Manager, PhotoCD; Manufacturing Manager; Worldwide Product Line Manager, PhotoCD and Film Scanners and Development and Commercialization Department Head, Digital Cameras for Professional Markets. He retired from Eastman Kodak in 2006.

Dennis holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a graduate of the Army War College.

He has been married for over 37 years to his wife Helen, has three children and three grandchildren (with one on the way). They live in the town of Greece.

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!"