THE AUGUST GROUP NEWSLETTER

 FEBRUARY 14, 2011

VOLUME 5, NUMBER 7


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.


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.

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

Interviewing at 40+: How to Counteract the Overqualified Factor @ Fairport Public Library
Friday, February 18, 9:30am – 12:00pm.
Registration is now open.

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

LinkedIn - Crafting your Profile (Basic) @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, February 22, 11:30am - 12:30pm.

LinkedIn - Job Search (Advanced) @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, February 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

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.

Jumpstart: Masterfully Working a Room - Networking at events @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, February 24, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

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

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

LinkedIn Training - Job Search (Basic) @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, March 01, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

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.

Taking your Talents to Work: Is Freelancing for You? @ Fairport Public Library
Friday, March 4, 9:30am - 11:30am.
Registration begins February 4th

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

LinkedIn - Growing Your Network (Basic) @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, March 8, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

LinkedIn - Connecting & Communicating (ADVANCED) @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, March 8, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

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

Jumpstart: Concise, Meaningful Introductions @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, March 10, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Emotional Intelligence and the Interview – How Employers Determine EQ @ Fairport Public Library
Friday, March 11, 9:30am - 12pm.
Registration begins February 11th

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.

LinkedIn - Job Search (ADVANCED) @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, March 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

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

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

Does Your Job Search Need a Tune-up? @ Fairport Public Library
Friday, March 25, 9:30am – 11:30am.
Registration begins February 25th

SPRING RIT CAREER FAIR @ RIT
Wednesday, March 30, 11:00am - 4:00pm.

LinkedIn - Enhancing Your Profile (ADVANCED) @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, March 30, 11:30am - 12:30pm.

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, March 31, 8:00am - 9:30am.

Winning Career Strategies – More important than your resume!! @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, April 01, 9:30am - 11:30am.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers @ Fairport Public Library
Friday April 1, 9:30am – 12:00pm.
Registration begins March 4th

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, April 7, 8:00am - 9:30am.

The 5 Major Mistakes Smart Job Seekers Make & How to Avoid Them @ Fairport Public Library
Friday, April 15, 9:30am – 11:30am.
Registration begins March 18th


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.


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


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.


  • "You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."
    ~ Beverly Sills

  • "The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach."
    ~ Benjamin Mays

  • "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
    ~ Will Rogers


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.


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!"