SOMERVILLE, NJ - Job seekers are invited to a free lecture series providing tips on how to conduct a more effective job search in today's changing work climate.

Every Monday, adults in transition meet at Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) to network, share support, and listen to job search advice from experts in helping people find their next career.

Upcoming speakers include:

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4/03 Abby Kohut: "Secrets Recruiters Don’t Want You to Know"

President of Staffing Symphony, Abby Kohut is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby and the author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets." In the past 18 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website,, was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes.

This presentation offer insight into what HR recruiters look for when evaluating qualifications. Tips on cover letters, keywords, thank you follow-ups and phone screening will be discussed.

4/10 Charles Mizejewski: "Business Ownership Options - How to Purchase a Business or Franchise"

Charles Mizejewski is vice president of Sunbelt of New Jersey, a business brokerage and M&A firm which facilitates the sale of closely held small and mid-size businesses to qualified buyers. Sunbelt is the largest business brokerage firm in the United States with over 250 offices, and has been ranked number one by Entrepreneur Magazine for the last 13 years. 

Charles is also a senior consultant with FranNet of New Jersey offering free consultations for those considering small business ownership. FranNet represents over one hundred carefully selected franchise opportunities and has 55 offices worldwide specializing in helping people find the right franchise.

4/17 Carol McCullagh, PhD: "What You Don’t See in Your Resume but Others Can"

Carol McCullagh is a strategic, insightful, and goal-oriented general management executive who creates the made-to-order products and services a company sells. She helps companies in the areas of financials, quality, schedule, and relationships by having broad assignments, as well as, being an internal hired gun for task forces / audits.

In this presentation, learn how items you don’t see in your documents may lessen your credibility and/or may make it more difficult for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) to process your resume accurately.

4/28  Nick Corcodilos: "Ask The Headhunter: How to Stand Out & Be The Profitable Hire!"

Headhunter Nick Corcodilos is host of the website and blog, and a columnist for PBS and Adobe Systems’ Nick conducts workshops for some of the top MBA schools around the world including Cornell, UCLA, Northwestern, Harvard and University of London.

During his presentation, Nick will candidly discuss the obstacles that drive all job hunters crazy, and how to overcome them by targeting the right employers and being ready to show how you will improve their business. Q&A will follow.

"Our mission is to provide all job seekers, whether unemployed or underemployed, a place where they can be provided the tools to land their new job more quickly," explained Daphne Thomas Jones, executive director of PSGCNJ, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

"In fact, over 1,300 members of our group have landed new jobs since we launched nine years ago," she added. "Our organization is really a community where people in transition can build professional relationships by networking, keep their skills sharp or learn news ones by volunteering in our committees, as well as learn tips and receive training on how to transition to their next career."

PSGCNJ meets every Monday, except holidays, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. at the First United Methodist Church of Somerville, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. To learn more, visit