Princeton, NJ
Next Meeting
RESERVE A SPOT
Date:
Friday May 7, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:
Zoom on-line meeting. Details will be sent out in due course.
Agenda:

Here's the planned agenda:

  • Pre-meeting chit-chat and wait time for late arrivals. Housekeeping and announcements – 10 minutes or so.
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  • 20 Second Commercials – everyone gives his / her pitch. I’ll enforce the time. Get to the point and don’t ramble. 15-20 minutes or so depending on # of participants.
  • Any specific questions or items to share? 
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  • I want to use the rest of the time to address each job seeker’s needs (ten to fifteen minutes per person on average). Apologies to the veterans, but I will devote this time to those who need it most. I’ll prioritize to new members and those with long-term job searches. 
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    • A general comment: I have noted that most people have not sufficiently done their individual assessment and cannot articulate their value proposition well. Also, many think they are networking effectively, but are not. 
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    • We work on “skills for life:” personal branding, presentation, self-marketing.
    • For those of you who have never been to a Princeton or Monmouth/Ocean meeting, we focus on one individual at a time and start by asking, “What’s going on?” and “How can we help you?”
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    • We all learn from each other and this format gives our veterans a chance to help those who are in transition. You get input from everyone.
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    •  We drill down with feedback that is both constructive, well-intentioned, and tough. One of my veterans has described this as “the discussion you don’t want to have but need too.”
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    • Be prepared; our questions can be direct. There is a proven method to our madness. I guarantee we will help guide you through a better and shorter job-search, and you will be more ready for interviews.
    • I figure we can address 4-5 people given our time constraints. 

 

Chapter Description

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE The Financial Executive Network Group began in 1991 with a circle of friends around a table in Connecticut. As membership expanded outside of the tri-state area, there was a need to create the same personal and direct contact for FENG members in other parts of the country. That is how the local chapters developed. The Princeton Chapter is no different it is now 1 of almost ...

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Financial Executive Network Group began in 1991 with a circle of friends around a table in Connecticut. As membership expanded outside of the tri-state area, there was a need to create the same personal and direct contact for FENG members in other parts of the country. That is how the local chapters developed. The Princeton Chapter is no different it is now 1 of almost 80 local and worldwide FENG chapters. Its primary mission is to be an extension of the national organization. The Princeton Chapter follows the governing tenets established by the National office and has the same expectation and rules of conduct from its members.

It is therefore a subset of the national chapter and a circle of friends within a circle of friends. First and foremost, it is a networking group decentralized and driven by the needs and interests of the Chapter members themselves. By its very nature, the Chapter is focused locally and connected geographically. It serves as a link to the Route 1 and Einstein Alley business community and provides a source of information and advice for all FENG members who want or need contacts and help within Central New Jersey.

The Chapter provides a forum for members to meet. Chapter meetings are held monthly on the first Monday of the month. Saturday breakfasts, which are more informal and targeted to individual needs, will meet once or twice a month. Both meetings are designed to be a Forum for Sharing Experiences and Feedback.

Networking: both within our membership and to the outside Route 1 and Central NJ business community. Our success in this endeavor will be a collective affair.

Zoom: Informal Gathering Place to facilitate Member interaction: In the structured networking portion of the meeting, we will employ a more open and interactive approach to help members develop their brand, improve on their commercial, and tighten their interviewing skills. Discussions will address what is working, where do members need help, and who do you know and how you can help other members.

Career Source: both for career development (e.g., Sarbanes Oxley, industry knowledge, business trends, etc.) and search activities including new trends and job search information related to a search including research techniques, information sources, interviews, 30 second commercials, etc.


Meetings are are designed for an exchange of ideas by all attendees and will serve as a skills clinic. Since everyone can improve and learn, we hope that everyone including experienced members will attend. The breakfasts provide an excellent forum to meet other members in a relaxed and mutually supportive setting. In general, the organizer of the breakfasts may suggest one theme for the meeting (resumes, cover letters, etc), mostly the content of the breakfast meetings will depend on the needs and problems of the attendees. Bring your paperwork and be critiqued.

In addition, the chapter heads serve as a conduit of information to the members of the chapter. Please remember that we are all volunteers with family and work commitments of greater importance. Just like everything else, the strength of the group is the sum of the energy and efforts of all its members. It is true that what goes around comes around. Everyone in the Chapter will try to make membership a rewarding and meaningful experience.

REMEMBER:
-Each job is just the gap we have between looking for new work
-The key to finding new employment is NETWORKING.

Meetings

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Date / Time
Attendees Status Suggested Donation  
Reserve A Spot Networking and Individual Help May 07
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1 Not registered Free
Networking and Individual Help Apr 09
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
18 Not registered Free
General Networking Mar 05
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
19 Not registered Free
Princeton, NJ Chapter Meeting Feb 05
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
7 Not registered Free
Jan 08
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10 Not registered Free
Dec 04, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
14 Not registered Free
Oct 29, 2020
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
13 Not registered Free
Sep 25, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
22 Not registered Free
Feb 15, 2020
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
15 Not registered Free
Jan 18, 2020
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
18 Not registered Free
Dec 14, 2019
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
13 Not registered Free
Nov 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
17 Not registered Free
Oct 19, 2019
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
15 Not registered Free

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Member Stats

Total Members 1964
Alumni (54%) 1,057
Active (43%) 847
Associate (1%) 6
Retired (3%) 54