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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
Jacksonville, FL May 23, 2017

Time

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

Robert Half Management Resources
10751 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Suite 130
Jacksonville FL 32256

Agenda

Meet our new JAX Chapter Chairs: Matt Laffey, Pete Lawless and Ginny Schlosser

Agenda:
1. Vision for the Jax FENG Chapter: open discussion
2. Rounds: each member will share their:
- Top 3 industries of knowledge
- Top 3 functional areas of expertise
3. Topics for future meetings: open discussion
4. Dates/times/types of meetings in the future: open discussion

Light refreshments will be provided by Robert Half Management Resources.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Robert+Half+Management+Resources/@30.2486545,-81.5340927,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88e5b71702d6c3ed:0xe50d4ba5de2baed1!8m2!3d30.2486499!4d-81.5318987

Dallas, TX May 23, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655

Agenda

Topic: A Discussion of Advanced Tools Useful in a Job Search

Speaker: Ankur Patel,Recruiting Director, vcfo

Presentation:
Ankur will discuss technology tools and apps to make more connections, improve the efficiency, and reduce the clutter of your job search process. These tools will enhance your mobile capabilities to be able to move your search forward while you are on the go. Learning objectives include learning about tools that make the overall search more efficient and effective compared to traditional methods.

Speaker's bio:
Ankur Patel is a Recruiting Director based in our Dallas office. He has over 12 years of experience driving talent recruitment and placement in fast-paced, multi-faceted industries. With a demonstrated ability to effectively plan, coordinate and meet deadlines, Ankur has recruited positions ranging from staff to C-level for a variety of disciplines.

Areas of Expertise: Full Cycle Recruitment, Candidate Sourcing & Research, Direct Hire, Client, Focused Search, Interviews, EEOC & ADA Compliance, Collaboration with Hiring Managers, Reference & Background Checks, Employment Recommendations, Negotiation Offers, Resume Analysis, Candidate Pipeline Development, Prospecting & Business Development, Communication, Qualifications Assessment, Applicant Coaching

Industry Experience: Accounting & Finance, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology, Real Estate

Throughout his career Ankur has had leadership roles in:
- Providing tax experienced recruiting efforts (Federal, State and Local, and International Tax) and tax technology recruiting efforts (Information Technology, Systems Administrators, and Developers) for the N. Texas market.
- Recruiting efforts in marketing and sales, finance, executive and team assistants, and para professionals.
- Delivering guidance and supervision to national sourcing team regarding critical market needs.
- Establishing business unit recruiting strategies and targets to support experienced hiring needs.
- Developing and maintaining candidate pipelines and sources for present and future needs.
- Managing relationships with external agencies and developing expanded relationships with companies in the D/FW area.
- Sharing competitive intelligence with experienced recruiting team and tax leadership.
- Sourcing candidates from company lists, references, job boards, and LinkedIn.
- Working with the management team to onboard and train new hires.
- Developing recruiting strategies to attain the company’s monthly and quarterly goals
- Actively maintaining client expectations by placing and managing associates
- Exceeding company set goals and expectations

Prior to joining vcfo, Ankur held recruiting positions with Toyota, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Addison Search and Q&A Staffing.

Ankur received his BBA in Financial Consulting from Souther Methodist University, and his Masters of Science in Accounting from the Edwin L Cox School of Business.

Ankur Patel
Recruiting Director
Direct: 214-418-5578
Email: apatel@vcfo.com

Directions

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=4835+Lyndon+B+Johnson+Fwy&city=Dallas&state=TX&zipcode=75244&latitude=32.926569&longitude=-96.823458&geocode=ADDRESS&redirect=true

The Building is behind the Wyndham Hotel on the northwest side of LBJ and the Tollway.

If you are headed east on 635:
- Take the 22A exit, for Dallas North Tollway (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn left at the light after the exit (follow the signs to the Galleria)
- Turn left on westbound access road to 635.
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed west on 635:
- Take the exit for Dallas North Parkway.
-Stay on the access road to 635 west (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance (just at the bottom of the hill, past the Oxy Building) (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed south on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Go through the light at Alpha (you will curve to the left just after Great Indoors)
- Turn right at the 2nd light. onto Galleria Road
- We are the third building on the left.
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the left side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed North on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Turn left to get to 635 west (you will not get onto the highway), and stay in the right-hand lane on the access road.
- Take the first right, at the Heritage Square sign. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot).
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

Chicago (Suburban), IL May 23, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685

Agenda

Doors will open at 6:00pm and we will have pizza delivered shortly after 6:00pm.

There will be a $5 charge to cover cost of the room and the pizza. Dress is business casual.

- 6:00pm to 6:30pm: We will have informal networking, if you can, be there for this part of the meeting, some people have said they enjoy this the most – it is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

As always, be sure to bring 15-20 copies of your resume or handbill; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 90-second presentation! Your networking time is a value added activity for you and your peers; practice your 'elevator speech' and try it out with your friends at FENG, compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This platform skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.

Directions

From 90 or 294 take the O'Hare exit, and then exit again on Mannheim Rd. North.

Take Mannheim north to Higgins Rd.

Turn right on Higgins and go to the first light.

On the right you should see entry to Village of Rosemont. Take this entry to the guard gate.

Tell the guard you are going to the park district building. Proceed south from the guard shack and the road will curve to the left and then intersect with Kirschoff. Go south (right) on Kirschoff several blocks and it will go straight into the parking lot at the back of the Rosemont Park District Building (you will need to enter at the front of the building).

Free parking is available both in the back and the front (Scott Street) of the building.

Our meeting will be in the upstairs meeting room.

Birmingham, AL May 23, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Good People Brewing
114 14th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Agenda

Please register and join us for a networking and social gathering.

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity.

Whether you are currently employed or in transition, this is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

Attire: Casual

Directions

Across from Regions Field

www.google.com/maps/dir/''/Good+People+Brewing,+birmingham,+al/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x88891bed7ddc8047:0xb45471d029e1e99e?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjI1Zfb2fTTAhXBi1QKHYu0CjUQ9RcIhAEwDg

Houston (The Woodlands), TX May 24, 2017

Time

7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Agenda

Topic/Speaker: TBA

- 7:15 am – 7:35 am: Networking, coffee and light breakfast
- 7:35 am – 7:50 am: Chapter Announcements and Self-Introductions
- 7:50 am – 8:40 am: Speaker Presentation
- 8:40 am – 9:00 am: Networking

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/One+Hughes+Landing/@30.1720425,-95.4723102,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x864736ce2e6a1433:0x97dcfd50d599cb51!8m2!3d30.1720379!4d-95.4701162

Banking May 24, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Grant Thornton
757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Agenda

Please join us as William M. Beer of Ernst & Young LLP gives us an update on Cybersecurity, and how it is impacting the financial services industry.

Digital disruption – but at what price?

As financial services institutions pursue digital strategies, their operations become part of an evolving and often poorly understood cyber environment. In this connected ecosystem of entities, people and data, organizations are increasingly using web, mobile and social channels to transact with customers and partners. This means organizational perimeters have all but disappeared. We have opened up new avenues of cost saving, agility and speed to market, but at what price?

http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Cybersecurity_as_an_enabler_of_innovation/$File/ey-cybersecurity-anchor-or-innovator.pdf

Biography:
William M. Beer is a Partner/Principal in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young (EY) LLP and is dedicated to the Financial Services sector. His professional experience spans over 25 years and 4 continents in a wide range of global leadership roles ranging from building cybersecurity businesses to CISO advisory roles.

Frequently brought in as a change agent and innovation driver where traditional cybersecurity solutions or organizations are failing to deliver business value. William is highly respected for his brilliant history of having helped large clients find creative ways to manage constantly-shifting information and cybersecurity risks. His strength is thinking differently about what may lie ahead, as opposed to what has been happening recently. His deep international experience enables him to design programs that work effectively across different cultures and business requirements.

William is a guest Lecturer at the University of São Paulo, Cass Business School in London and De Montfort University in Leicester UK, where he has lectured on cybercrime, cyber strategy, cyber espionage and the future of cybersecurity. He is also a speaker at prestigious events such as WEF-DAVOS, MIT Fintech, UN ITU, RSAC and the FS-ISAC Annual Summit.


The meeting schedule is:
5:30 – 5:45 PM Networking
5:45 – 5:50 PM Introductions and Housekeeping
5:50 – 7:00 PM Speaker, William M. Beer
7:00 – 7:30 PM Networking



Please register by 2:30 PM on Monday before meeting or you may be wait-listed. Building security requires we provide a list of attendees before the meeting.

If you cannot make the meeting, please use the web site to un-register.

ALUMNI VERY WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.





Directions

757 Third Avenue is between 47th and 48th Streets, near Grand Central Terminal

Insurance May 24, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Grant Thornton
757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Agenda

Please join us as William M. Beer of Ernst & Young LLP gives us an update on Cybersecurity, and how it is impacting the financial services industry.

Digital disruption – but at what price?

As financial services institutions pursue digital strategies, their operations become part of an evolving and often poorly understood cyber environment. In this connected ecosystem of entities, people and data, organizations are increasingly using web, mobile and social channels to transact with customers and partners. This means organizational perimeters have all but disappeared. We have opened up new avenues of cost saving, agility and speed to market, but at what price?

http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Cybersecurity_as_an_enabler_of_innovation/$File/ey-cybersecurity-anchor-or-innovator.pdf

Biography:
William M. Beer is a Partner/Principal in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young (EY) LLP and is dedicated to the Financial Services sector. His professional experience spans over 25 years and 4 continents in a wide range of global leadership roles ranging from building cybersecurity businesses to CISO advisory roles.

Frequently brought in as a change agent and innovation driver where traditional cybersecurity solutions or organizations are failing to deliver business value. William is highly respected for his brilliant history of having helped large clients find creative ways to manage constantly-shifting information and cybersecurity risks. His strength is thinking differently about what may lie ahead, as opposed to what has been happening recently. His deep international experience enables him to design programs that work effectively across different cultures and business requirements.

William is a guest Lecturer at the University of São Paulo, Cass Business School in London and De Montfort University in Leicester UK, where he has lectured on cybercrime, cyber strategy, cyber espionage and the future of cybersecurity. He is also a speaker at prestigious events such as WEF-DAVOS, MIT Fintech, UN ITU, RSAC and the FS-ISAC Annual Summit.


The meeting schedule is:
5:30 – 5:45 PM Networking
5:45 – 5:50 PM Introductions and Housekeeping
5:50 – 7:00 PM Speaker, William M. Beer
7:00 – 7:30 PM Networking


Please bring a name badge, your resume, business cards and be prepared with your elevator speech to the meeting.





ALUMNI VERY WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.



Please bring a name badge, a list of target companies, your resume, tent cards (with name), business cards and be prepared with your elevator speech to the meeting.

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Directions

757 Third Avenue is between 47th and 48th Streets, near Grand Central Terminal

Susquehanna Valley, PA May 24, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Murray Securus
39 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608

Agenda

LANCASTER

1. Each attendee will get a chance to deliver their two-minute elevator speech.
2. Share recent successes and failures.
3. Present networking requests.
4. Discuss job search questions and concerns.
5. Apprise the group of any new searches, requests, etc. that they have become aware of.

Preparation:
1. Please bring your "one pager" (twenty-five copies).
a. This should provide your contact information at the top.
b. Followed by a brief overview of you and your background.
c. Finally your target company list and a list of people you would like to meet.
2. One Pager should be handed out to the attendees just before you make your presentation, thus helping them to provide you with targeted assistance and advice.
3. Please have copies of your resume available to hand out to those interested parties who may want to learn more about you or pass it on to individuals they think may be interested in talking to you.
4. Bring a name tag to wear and a "name" tent card to place on the table in front of you.
5. If you represent a business, please bring business cards and/or flyers.

Attire: Business casual


Thanks to Pete Wengrenovich for providing the location.

Directions

Parking: There is parking in the rear of the building if you take the Grant Alley back behind the Murray Insurance building. The entrance is in the back also.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/39+N+Duke+St,+Lancaster,+PA+17602/@40.0391756,-76.3034399,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c624ed07e01471:0xc5337a9fe4fec9de

Houston (Katy/Sugar Land), TX May 25, 2017

Time

7:30 AM to 9:15 AM

Location

Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450
www.thefellowship.org

Agenda

Topic: Job Search Q & A

Speaker: Sue Orr of Sherlock Resources

Presentation:
- Resume tips and tricks
- The Application Process
- Interviewing techniques
- Using Social Media and Recruiters for your Job Search

Bio of Sue Orr:
Sue Orr is an HR Consultant, Recruiter, and Realtor® with over 15 years of experience in Human Resources. She holds SPHR certification (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and an MBA degree with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Houston Baptist University. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Houston. Sue has lived in the Houston area for over thirty years. She is the owner of Sherlock Resources, LLC and Sherlock Properties, LLC. Earlier in her career, Sue worked for Shell Oil Company, Marsh & McLennan Companies, and Morgan Stanley.

Agenda:
The meeting will begin and end with networking, business card exchanges, 90 second elevator speech practice opportunities as well as Resume review drop-offs. The middle of the meeting will be our guest speaker.

Directions

Corner of Westheimer & Peek

Parking: There is lots of free parking as well as a great Coffee Shop called Kosmos in the corner of the main Church building where the Community room is located.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/22765+Westheimer+Pkwy,+Katy,+TX+77450/@29.7336737,-95.7629392,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x864120dd5c0aecd5:0xd2d51cd9ec9ed006

Indianapolis, IN May 25, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

MEETING CANCELLED

Agenda

The month of May in Indianapolis is filled with graduations, the end of the school year and now two races at IMS. Let me free up some time in your schedule. The May FENG meeting scheduled for May 25th is canceled. Our next meeting will be Thursday June 29th. We'll get details for the meeting out as soon as possible.

Thanks to all who attended the April meeting. Your attendance helps us recruit speakers. We hope to return to a regular monthly meeting soon. Thanks for your patience.

Thanks,

David Phoebus
Indianapolis Chapter Chairman
317.443.0359

Directions

San Francisco, CA May 30, 2017

Time

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

East Bay, SF FENG
Robert Half Offices
Bishop Ranch 3
2613 Camino Ramon
San Ramon



Agenda

Facilitator: Norbert Walz with Attila Bardos

The Discussion Topic for this meeting is
Do you have a marketing plan for 2017?

Our goal as a group is to help people evaluate their “Regular Full Time Opportunities” and go to market strategies. We discuss new technologies and how to leverage plus work on the basics of how to refine your elevator pitch. What is working for you and what is not working for you?
As our facilitator Norbert Walz has said, “the best time to look for an opportunity is when you don’t need to”. So bring to the meeting your personal and business development goals and prepare to contribute and enjoy the difference a community can bring. (comment contributed by Steve Peterson

Norbert A Walz, MBA CPA CMA
Interim CFO / Controller
9000 Crow Canyon Road - #226
Danville, CA 94506
925-216-5409 cell - norbert_walz@yahoo.com
profile - http://www.linkedin.com/in/norbertwalz

Directions

Richmond, VA May 30, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location

Tavern 19
600 Founders Bridge Boulevard
Midlothian, VA 23113

Agenda

The objective of the meeting is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, share job leads, ideas, and develop networking opportunities.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and network with new ones whether you are currently employed or in transition.

Attire: Business casual

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tavern+19/@37.5437376,-77.6868187,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b16ef629ba4e7b:0x4e039746cdea221c!8m2!3d37.5437334!4d-77.6846246

Mexico City, Mexico May 31, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location

Restaurant El Bajio
7 Alejandro Dumas
(corner Campos Elíseos)
Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico

Agenda

TENTATIVE DATE

Topic/Speaker: TBA

In order to avoid rush hour traffic, we will begin our session one hour earlier. The networking cocktail will start at 6pm and the speaker presentation will start at 6.30pm

Agenda:
- Welcome cocktail and networking
- Introductions
- New Members welcome
- Announcements
- Guest Speaker
- Next Meeting proposal
- Cocktail and networking

Attire: is business casual

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Restaurant+El+Bajio+7+Alejandro+Dumas+mexico+city,/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x9be7e0f27061269f?sa=X&ved=0CDAQrwswAGoVChMIj6H36YGpxwIVw3Q-Ch2adwOK

Long Island, NY May 31, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Marcum
10 Melville Park Road
Melville, NY 11747
516.653.7375

One traffic light south of the LIE, on the east side of Route 110)

Agenda

Special Guest Speaker - Beth Granger

Don't Miss Your Social Media Opportunities!
- LinkedIn for Everyone (Beginner thru Advanced)
and Mapping LinkedIn Features - "Where'd that go?"


Beth Granger, a social media and social selling strategist, trainer, and coach, will present the importance of social media for all professionals for all reasons.

Beth will also focus on LinkedIn and help user of all level, as well as help us navigate through the most recent updates and re-located LinkedIn features.

Beth is also an Idea Generator: helping navigate the online/social media landscape. Teaching Linkedin and social media for business development and professional branding.

Beth’s presentations have been well received at national sales meetings, trade events, and as a series of one-on-one seminars. She also guest lectures on multiple topics at the Hofstra University Continuing Education program.
Before starting her own consulting firm, Beth was the Director of Online Marketing and Design at Pall Corporation. As leader of the online strategy for the company, Beth provided the vision, long-range strategic planning, and management of the implementation for all initiatives related to Pall’s global website. She also directed the web and corporate design departments, and the global corporate identity program.
Beth is a Co-Vice President on the board of directors: of the Social Media Association, and of the Landmark on Main Street (not-for-profit theater/community center)
Beth can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and is already researching the next new platform that you haven’t heard of yet, but will.



As always, be sure to bring about 15 copies of your resume; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 2 minute presentation! Your networking time is a value added activity for you and your peers; practice your 'elevator speech' and try it out with your friends at FENG, compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This platform skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.

We plan on starting the meeting promptly at 6:30 PM, but attendees may begin to arrive anywhere from 6:00 PM for informal networking.


Directions

Asset Management Jun 1, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

HBI/Hinduja Group Offices
520 Madison Ave, 34th FLOOR
New York, NY
Entrance on 53rd between 5th and Madison

Agenda

Networking starts at 5:30PM

Speaker Presentation at 6:00pm -7:00pm
There will be time for networking after the presentation.



To attend, RSVP on the Asset Management webpage at http://www.thefeng.org/membersonly/

Guests of members are welcome too.

Hope to see you there.

--
Tom McFarland
40 Cherry Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801-5337
914-500-8601

Directions

Philadelphia-Downtown, PA Jun 1, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

KPMG Offices
1601 Market Street, 36th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Agenda

OPEN Networking

The objective is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, practice their elevator speeches, share job leads, ideas, and develop networking opportunities.

Please bring about 15 copies of your one-pager to hand out to all attendees as we work together to find new job opportunities, helpful information, and new networking partners to assist you in your career transition.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.


About the chapter:

Our goal is to give each member an opportunity to meet with peers, share job leads and create a sharp focus of your career search target in the minds of our members so they can provide you with job leads and networking contacts.

When arriving, please check in with security in the lobby and indicate that you will be attending the FENG meeting on the 36th floor with KPMG. Take the elevator bank furthest to your left to the 36th floor.

Dress is business casual.

Directions

Directions from Route 95 South or North:
Take Central Philadelphia exit. You will be on the Vine Street Expressway. Take the Museum Area Exit off to right. You will be on 22nd Street. Make your 1st right (Ben Franklin Parkway). Make right onto 21st Street. Stay on 21st until you reach Market Street. There are several parking lots along Market Street as well as parking lots on Arch Street. KPMG is located at 1601 Market Street on the 36th Floor.

Directions from Ben Franklin Bridge:
Stay in left lane coming off of bridge. Take Vine Street expressway. Take the Museum Area Exit off to right. You will be on 22nd Street. Make your 1st right (Ben Franklin Parkway). Make right onto 21st Street. Stay on 21st until you reach Market Street. There are several parking lots along Market Street as well as parking lots on Arch Street. KPMG is located at 1601 Market Street on the 36th floor.

Directions from Walt Whitman Bridge:
Stay in middle lane line coming off of bridge. Follow signs for Route 76 West. Take 30th Street Station Exit (Exit #39). Go to second light and make a right onto Market Street. There are several parking lots along Market Street as well as parking lots on Arch Street. KPMG is located at 1601 Market Street on the 36th floor.

Directions from Route 76 West:
Follow 76 West to Vine Street Expressway Exit. Take the Broad Street Exit (stay on the right side). Make right turn onto JFK Boulevard. Stay on JFK Blvd then make a left onto 21st Street. Stay on 21st until you reach Market Street. There are several parking lots along Market Street as well as parking lots on Arch Street. KPMG is located at 1601 Market Street on the 36th floor.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

From New Jersey:
Take Patco High Speed Line to last stop(16th & Locust). When above ground, take 16th Street north (next street is Walnut) until you get to Market Street. Smart Devine is located at 1601 Market Street on the 36th floor.

From PA Suburbs & Center City:
The closest train stop to the Smart Devine office is 15th Street. Call Septa at (215)568-7800 to find out best way to get to this stop.

Bergen County, NJ Jun 1, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
155 Linwood Avenue
1st Floor Parlor Room
Ridgewood, NJ

Agenda

View From My Side of the Desk
Common Mistakes I see during Interviews



Glenn Pasch CEO of PCG Companies will share his thoughts on common mistakes in the interview process. From lack of preparedness to canned interview questions to lack of standing out in the crowd.

This will be a highly interactive Q&A session so that the audience and ask specific questions regarding their experience and strategies.

We can review Linkedin profiles, current resumes and whatever the audience needs in order to walk away with tangible strategies to improve their interview performance.

Please reserve your seat for the meetings by signing up at the www.TheFENG.org website under Bergen County Chapter Meetings. I can be reached at the following:

201-919-2607 - Cell
201 337-7554 – Home
646-710-4677 - Office
martylatman@gmail.com

Regards,
Marty Latman

Directions

Please contact Marty Latman for directions:
646-710-4677 - Office
201-919-2607 - Cell
201 337-7554 – Home
martylatman@gmail.com

Monmouth/Ocean, NJ Jun 3, 2017

Time

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Location

PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605

Agenda

BREAKFAST MEETING: MONMOUTH/OCEAN Chapter in Freehold, NJ

- For the first 15 minutes, get your coffee and talk freely among yourselves.

- At 8:45, General announcements. If anyone has something they want to share with the group. Then, everyone will have a chance to say their elevator pitch (no more than 30 seconds, please).
Then we’ll split the group into sub-groups of no more than 10 people with a facilitator for each group. Depending on the number of attendees, we may ask someone to run a group. The group splits will be based on mutual interest: financial services, consulting, manufacturing, accounting, etc..

- Within each sub-group, everyone will have a chance to talk about his/her issues and how the group can help, job search problems/opportunities, etc. Come prepared – if you want us to critique your resume or networking document, bring enough copies to distribute. Know what you want to achieve in the time we give you. I expect everyone will have the floor for about 5-7 minutes depending on attendance.

- Everyone can stay as long as they want, but the leader will make sure everyone has an equal chance to talk based on the 10:30 break.

I will update the attendance list for everyone who shows up. It will be available on the website for about a month.

PLEASE BRING: a name-tag, business cards, and copies of your marketing material.

DRESS: informal (jeans are fine)

Please note this is just a few blocks down the street from CentraState Hospital.

COST: This is an informal meeting. We will ask everyone to buy their own coffee and snack and join us at the biggest table we can find.

We look forward to seeing you.


Tom Bocchino
Marty Mussman
Don Sondak

Directions

Use the following link for directions to the Freehold Panera Bread: http://goo.gl/maps/YUPB8

Minneapolis, MN Jun 5, 2017

Time

7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

Agenda



Directions

The Deli is located in the Golden Hills Office Center Building - Two blocks North of 394 and Xenia.


London, United Kingdom Jun 5, 2017

Time

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location

Goodman Masson's offices
120 Aldersgate Street
London UK EC1A 4JQ

Agenda

UK Job Hunt Club

AGENDA:
1. Introductions (15m)
- News about past members
- Scope of this and future meetings
2. Elevator pitches – 90 seconds or 30 seconds (1), as preferred (45m)
3. Job Search Metrics (15m) (2)
4. Networking, sharing leads (10m)
5. Focus topics (20m)
6. Round up with Paul (15m)
7. AOB/Items for next agenda (5m)

Notes to agenda:
(1) Elevator pitches – Choice of either 90 second or 30 second pitch (eg telecon with recruitment agent. Each member gets 5 mins which allows for c. 3 - 4 minutes feedback. (I will keep the stop-watch)

(2) Metrics - As well as your backward review, we are incorporating targets for the next two weeks. This will help give you an added incentive to press on with your search.

A spreadsheet will be sent to those members who register to be filled out with instructions to return prior to Monday’s meeting. David Levenson will collate the results for circulation at the meeting.

Please RSVP: by WEDNESDAY, May 31st so that Goodman Masson receives sufficient notice to provide the adequate space.

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 10 MEMBERS. If you register and can NOT attend, please remove your name from the list.

This meeting is open to FENG members ONLY.

Also, if you find a job, please let us know in order to share the goods news with the rest of the team as well as to update your directory. In addition, please make sure that you update your membership directory listing by going to: http://www.thefeng.org, and filling out the form you will find there.

Directions

Tube station Barbican

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