THE AUGUST GROUP NEWSLETTER

 JANUARY 31, 2011

VOLUME 5, NUMBER 5


Rochester’s Premier Professional Networking Organization

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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 this Event List with events of interest. If so, send an email to calendar@augustgroup.org.  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.


LinkedIn Training - LinkedIn Profile @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, February 01, 11:30am - 12:30pm.

LinkedIn Training - Job Search @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, February 01, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

DR 2011 Great Awards @ the Rochester Plaza Hotel
Tuesday, February 01, 5:00pm- 8:00pm.

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

The August Group 9th Birthday Celebration @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, February 03, 9:00am - 11:00am.

Winning Career Strategies – More important than your resume!! @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, February 04, 9:30am - 11:30am.

LinkedIn Training - Crafting Your Profile @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, February 08, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

1st meeting of the Success Club @ Angelo Planning Group - 2590 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Rd
Wednesday, February 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

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

Women in Technology Leadership Series: Leadership skills for the 21st Century workplace @ Locust Hill
Thursday, February 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

The 40+ Career Search: Debunking the Myths @ Fairport Public Library
Registration is now open.
Friday, February 11, 9:30am - 11:30am.

LinkedIn Training - Growing Your Network @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, February 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

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.

Interviewing at 40+: How to Counteract the Overqualified Factor @ Fairport Public Library
Registration is required and is now open.
Friday, February 18th 9:30 – 12 noon

Door-Opening Resume @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, February 18, 9:30am - 11:30am.

Negotiating Your Job Offer @ Fairport Public Library
Monday, February 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

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

Women in Technology Leadership Series: Leadership skills for the 21st Century workplace @ Locust Hill
Thursday, February 24, 7:30am - 9:30am.

Rochester Area Career Expo 2011 @ the Doubletree Inn
Thursday, February 24, 12:00pm - 3:00pm.

Does your job search need a Tune-up? @ Rochester Works
Presented by Dr Rita M. Carey, ED.D.
The presentation is open to all RochesterWorks members
Friday, February 25, 9:00am - 11:00am.

Introduction Pitch Workshop with Tracey Aiello @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, February 25, 9:30am - 11:30am.

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

Winning Career Strategies – More important than your resume!! @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, March 04, 9:30am - 11:30am.

BRAGGING RIGHTS @ Fairport Public Library
Monday March 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30pm.

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

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

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

Door-Opening Resume with Tracey Aiello @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, March 18, 9:30am - 11:30am.


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



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 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.


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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


Managing Your Job Search & All the Stuff - JibberJobber.com

If you are spending time trying to create a system to manage your job search efforts, consider using JibberJobber.com 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)
http://SirLinkedAlot.com
http://ExcelsiorSP.com


Words of Wisdom

Got a thought to share?  Send it to newsletter@augustrgroup.org and put "Words of Wisdom" in the Subject Line.


  • "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us"
    ~ Joseph Campbell

  • "Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."
    ~ Unknown

  • "Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror"
    ~ Byrd Baggett


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.



Blog Sites

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



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.


Come Celebrate with The August Group!!

The August Group (TAG) has much to celebrate. As Rochester’s premier face-to-face networking organization for professionals, they were responsible for putting more than 525 of its members back to work in 2010 alone. Job opportunities were found throughout the employment spectrum, with no one employer or field taking the lead.

This is a statistic worth celebrating said Tracey Aiello, a member since 2003 and one of the group’s leaders. He is also a numbers guy – Aiello is a financial planner with the Angelo Planning Group – and coordinates many of the 18-24 meetings held every week. Small group sessions are often held at The Bagel Bin, which has welcomed The August Group and watched its growth to nearly 4500 members since its inception in 2002.

“People mistakenly think that The August Group is only for those seeking jobs,” said Aiello, who became TAG’s Leader in 2004. “In actuality, most of our members are employed and continue to network with TAG as a means of recruiting prospective candidates for jobs within their new places of employment. Our members are our most valuable resource.”

Additionally, TAG works closely with several career and staffing placement organizations such as RochesterWorks; ER Associates; Lee Hecht Harrison; Career Development Services; Drake Bean & Moore and others.

Aiello encourages members to consider volunteer opportunities as a method of networking. “We were approached by Unity Health to solicit volunteers for several of their programs,” explained Aiello. “Volunteering provides a unique opportunity for the job seeker to ‘try out’ a particular field of interest. In exchange, the volunteer often receives some type of tangible benefit, e.g., waiver of a participating doctor’s co-pay at Unity Health. Long-term job offers are often the end result of a successful volunteer effort, with the added personal benefit of performing a worthwhile and needed service for the community. It’s a win-win in every sense.”

Senator Joe Robach, who gave the welcoming remarks at last year’s anniversary celebration, was quick to offer praise for TAG’s success and community focus. “I would like to congratulate Tracey and everyone involved with the August Group on their ninth anniversary of ‘people helping people’,” said Senator Robach. “In 2010 alone, they assisted hundreds in finding employment in our community. They provide a vital service to professionals, allowing them to network and make connections with other business people. The August Group consistently helps people return to work or find new opportunities in our area.”

To celebrate nine years of ‘people helping people,’ The August Group will host a reception on Thursday, February 3rd from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m at the Bagel Bin Café, 2600 Elmwood Avenue. Local political and business leaders have been invited. A Photo Op will be announced.

For additional information about The August Group and to view their calendar of meetings, visit their Web site at www.augustgroup.org or contact Tracey Aiello at 585.259.0160.


New LinkedIn Training Courses being offered by Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor has been hard at work re-working his LinkedIn training course modules to bring you the latest features being offered by LinkedIn. Even if you have taken his LinkedIn training courses in the past you might want to take them again to incorporate all the latest features in your job search being offered by LinkedIn. See the Upcoming Events section for dates and times.


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 jobs@augustgroup.org 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.

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!"