Career Networking LCI (CNL)

Career Networking Sessions
Upcoming Programs
CNL eMail

Teach and facilitate Networking among PMINJ members to support their personal and professional growth, engage career coaches and experts to provide guidance in navigating the job-search process, and promote exposure to career and business opportunities.

The PMINJ Career Networking Local Community of Interest (CNL) was established to facilitate business and career networking among PMINJ members. The CNL's goals are to provide additional networking opportunities to PMINJ members in the form of networking events, educational forums, and professional development opportunities. A structured networking event is hosted each month, with elements of speakers, panel discussions, job announcements, networking sessions and interactive workshops.

The CNL provides these services for interested PMINJ Project Managers:
  • Career Networking session prior to monthly Chapter meetings
  • Career Networking email list enabling notices and opportunities to be sent to CNL members
  • Reference information about other networking resources and previous speaker sessions

Career Networking Sessions
Networking Sessions are held before monthly PMINJ Chapter meetings, at the same location. Registration begins at 5:15pm; the Networking event starts at 5:30pm and runs until 6:25pm, giving members time to enjoy dinner before the main meeting. No separate pre-registration is needed – just be sure to register for the chapter meeting, arrive a bit earlier, and join us.

This season, CNL is planning to host speaker presentations in September, October, February and May, and facilitated networking sessions in November, January, March, April and June.

Upcoming Programs

21 Mar:

Topic: Open Networking with Alpha Consulting Corp.  -  Recruiters of Project Managers

Start Time:  5:30 p.m.

Our sincere thanks to Alpha Consulting for sponsoring this event!

Explore opportunities afforded by Alpha Consulting CEO, Sam Hajjar, as his Recruiters seek skilled Project Managers for client firms that need short and long-term consultants, some with the potential for eventual full-time employment.

Focused on the individual needs of both clients and consultants, the firm enlists Project Management, Product Management and Program Management talent from various industries and sectors, and offers to clients PMP-certified Project Managers, pre-assessed on competency fit criteria and proficient in SDLC.  A privately-held specialty IT staffing firm, Alpha Consulting Corp, secures appropriately-matched project management and IT consultants for assignments to meet each client's project requirements.  
Visit their website.

Introduce yourself to one of the Recruiters, describe your Unique Selling Proposition or elevator speech, and join Alpha's roster of talented high-quality Project Managers.

Be sure to use the occasion to network with colleagues, exchange business cards, sharpen your Unique Selling Proposition (USP), and share any news of open positions. Note that 90% of career jobs are now landed via networking.

Make that connection!

Bring your business cards!

2015 - 2016 Season
Date Topic
20 Sep
Using the Art of Storytelling to Effectively Network
Presenter: Radia Carr and Don Warkentin
18 Oct  How a Good Recruiter Can Be an Integral Part of Your Job Search!
Sue McLean of The Connors Group
15 Nov Open Networking with Senior Recruiter Tod Burrus
17 Jan None
21 Feb How to Introduce Yourself, Build Confidence and Project a Winning Image – Crafting the Elevator and Two-Minute Pitch
21 Mar Open Networking with Alpha Consulting Corp. - Recruiters of Project Managers
Sponsor - Alpha Consulting Corp.
19 Apr tbd
16 May tbd
20 Jun tbd.

All events will be held at the Main Program location at 5:30 in a separate room.  Ask for directions at the registration desk.

Handouts from the meetings (when available) can be downloaded from the PMINJ chapter website. Go to Programs > Archive, and find the meeting of interest to download the handouts.

CNL Email List
The networking(:@:)pminj.org email list carries CNL announcements, and also allows members of the list to share career opportunities, events etc. Only members of the list may email to the list.
PMINJ chapter members can subscribe / unsubscribe to the networking email list via the chapter website. To check or change your subscription status:

  1. Click the Login menu entry at the top right
  2. Enter your PMI preferred email address and your pminj.org password (same as used for online registration) and click Login As Member (or use the Forgot Password link to create a new password)
  3. On the next screen, under the Members menu click View History
  4. Review your "Current Mailing List Memberships" and click the button if you need to change this status
  5. The change will be effective immediately

Note also that:

  1. The email address used is the one registered at www.pmi.org. If you need to change your email address, login to www.pmi.org and make the change there. Note that the NJ chapter receives a data feed from PMI, so it may take up to three (3) days for the email address change to be effective at PMINJ.
  2. New PMINJ members start as Unsubscribed. Existing members of the Networking LCI are subscribed
  3. Do NOT reply to a Networking email with an unsubscribe request - that sends your request to every member of the list!

For more information:
Joan Galay PMP  

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