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Wow Them! Interview/Resume Skills Workshop

By Zisha Novoseller, on November 12, 2013

Attend and leave inspired to jump into the job market! Talking points: · How to prepare for an interview · Interviewing Do's and Don’ts · Discussing Salary · Answering Hard Questions The seminar will also cover 1. How your resume should look 2. What a resume is not 3. How to gain more eyeball time on the resume from the interviewer Presenter Bio Zisha Novoseller graduated from Yeshiva University in English literature. He studied under Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik and received ordination from RIETS. Novoseller spent 20 years as a senior executive in technology companies with an expertise in organizational management. He has been dedicated to assisting people for over 25 years. With a keen insight into people, he is presently the executive director of Emergency Parnassah Initiative (EPI), assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs alike. EPI has placed over 1400 people since its inception and has helped start over 110 incubator businesses employing an additional 700 people.

Job Search and the Hidden Job Market

By Debbie Lipton, on November 4, 2013

November 4 from 7-8pm Today’s job market is very competitive, whether you are trying to find a new job while you are working, or if you are re-entering the workplace after a layoff or time away. This workshop will describe the unique value of the “hidden” job market and how to access it as part of your job search strategy. About the Presenter: Debbie Lipton is the Principal of Lipton Career Management, a full-service career counseling and job search coaching business. With more than 20 years of experience, Debbie has successfully helped hundreds of job seekers find satisfying employment through assisting them in career exploration, résumé preparation, job search correspondence, networking and interviewing skills. Additionally, she has worked in corporate staffing, partnering with hiring managers to fill positions in diverse industries including biopharmaceutical, accounting, banking, manufacturing and communications organizations. Debbie’s job search advice has been published online; for a sample please visit http://web.archive.org/web/20041206104755/http://opnocsne.org/Nonprofit_Employment_Articles/stay_ahead_of_the_curve.htm. Debbie earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Counseling and graduated from Brandeis University with a double-major in Psychology and English. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) as well as qualified to administer and interpret the Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI).

Reducing Student Debt

By David Segal- Citi Bank, on October 22, 2013

Are you one of the millions of Americans who is having difficulty making your monthly student payments forced to choose between rent, mortgage or student debt payments? Perhaps you are a recent graduate dreading the end of your grace period, wondering how you will be able to afford this new monthly obligation. Perhaps you are a teacher, barely able to cover your food and tuition expenses but saddled with a student payment that feels like a second mortgage payment. If you are, please join us for an evening describing several federal programs that let you reduce your monthly payments and discharge remaining debt after a set period of time. The Department of Education recently introduced a program called the Income Based Repayment Program (IBR) which lets you calculate your monthly payments based on your income and household size, regardless of the amount of the debt. For example, if you have three people in your household (you, your spouse and one child) and you earned $40,000 and had $50,000 in debt, your IBR monthly payment would be $142. Under the regular payment if you had $50,000 in debt, your regular monthly payment would be as high as $575 for a monthly savings of $432. Or if you have six people in your household and you earn $50,000, your IBR payment would be only $44 compared to $575 ($50,000 debt) for a savings of $531 If you are a recent graduate the Pay as You Earn program cuts your payment by a third or $95 in the first scenario and $30 in the second. There is a companion program that allows the borrower to discharge any remaining debt after a set minimum number of qualified payments. Public Service employees (Teachers, nurses, policemen, municipal workers etc) can be eligible for this discharge after as little as 120 payments or ten years. Imagine paying $95 per month and after 120 payments, discharging the balance. The two programs provide for reduced monthly payments to help with immediate cash flow needs and discharge within a reasonable period of time. Learn how these programs can help you stay current on your student loans, make ends meet as you deal with raising your family and know that at a predictable time in the future, this debt will be finished.

How to Write a Cover Letter

By Susan Resnick, on August 25, 2013

How to Write a Great Cover letter What You NEED To Know By Sue Resnick This event is No Charge. However, registration is required. Limited spots- first come, first served. When:: Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 Where: OU Headquarters, 11 Broadway, 14th Floor, NYC Time : 5:30-6:30 PM (ET) Outline: A cover letter is vital as an explanation of your resume. You want to prove you can communicate your thoughts in a personalized, professional, and punctual manner. I will discuss addressing the Cover Letter: using the "sell points", and giving a definitive time you need to follow-up with the prospective employer. Bio Sue Resnick, Career Trainer ad CEO of SGR Career Consulting, possesses 15 years experience training and advising clients in their employment endeavors. She has worked with large non-profit organizations and international corporations. Clients’ barriers have ranged from being “overqualified” and ‘too old,” to career transition. Ms. Resnick’s work has been published, televised and webcast. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from C.W. Post- Long Island University. Keep these seminars free by helping us defer the costs. Please donate any amount by hitting the link https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DN7WME23LVWW8 The OU Job Board- Changing Your Life- Forever

LinkedIn 101

By Chaim Shapiro, on June 21, 2013

What You NEED To Know By Chaim Shapiro Cosponsored by Touro College and University System Department of Career Services This event is No Charge. However, registration is required. Limited spots- first come, first served. When:: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 Where: OU Headquarters, 11 Broadway, 14th Floor, NYC Time : 5:30-7:00 PM (ET) Outline: LinkedIn 101: What You NEED To Know I. From why to how: The evolution of LinkedIn as a networking tool A. No longer a question of why or if, but how B. Build it and they will come? Not anymore! C. There is NO “LinkedIn Fairy” II. Search- so ye shall be found: A. Google me this; Google me that B. I’m on Google, you’re on Google, shouldn’t your students be on Google too? C. Control your Google! Send the messages YOU want to send. III. I’m sold. Now what? A. Create an account B. Produce a professional and meaningful Profile i. A Vanity URL is anything BUT vain ii. Headline: read All about ME iii. Summary with REAL details iv. I’ve got Skills! v. What else can you bring to the party? C. Make sure they find YOU! i. Contact settings ii. Public Profile settings iii. Tricks to see if your Profile is getting noticed IV. I’m here. I’m visible…now what? A. Three degrees…but you are NOT Kevin Bacon B. Find people that matter i. Go Ramblers! Alumni searches ii. General searches V. Gotcha! Finally! Now what do I do? A. Connection requests that work B. Yes, YOU can! Advanced search of contact’s connections C. Engage-It’s not just for Trekkie’s anymore i. Status Updates: It’s NOT what you had for lunch ii. Groups: Birds of a feather flock together iii. Identify on LinkedIn-Engage on Twitter iv. A moment of silence for LinkedIn Answers VI. Quick insider tricks A. Job Search feature-It’s ALL about who you know B. If only there was a Signal C. Skills? What skills? Understanding company data D. Monetize Endorsements. E. To pay or not to pay? Bio Chaim Shapiro is the assistant director of Career Services at Touro College, a freelance writer, public speaker and social media consultant specializing in LinkedIn. He earned a Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel from Loyola University, Chicago, and also studied in the Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies Ph.D. program at the University of California, Riverside Graduate School of Education. DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND THIS SEMINAR WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE! Keep these seminars free by helping us defer the costs. Please donate any amount by hitting the link https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DN7WME23LVWW8

Creating A Resume: Begin with End in Mind

By Tim O’Connor, on April 30, 2013

Creating a resume: Begin with the end in mind By Tim O'Conner Presentation Topical Overview 3 primary motivations for career changes The purpose of a resume and key topics 14 focal points for resume creation How employers review and sort through resumes What employers are looking for in a candidate and how they access a resume The essentials of interviewing Q/A Time: Approximately 1.5 hours Format: PowerPoint Bio Management Consultant / Business Analyst (10 years). President / C.E.O. (15 years) Directed 395 staff within a multi-corporate, 450 resident, Continuing Car Retirement Community composed of 23 town homes, 152 apartments, 92 assisted living and 36 dementia apartments, 122 skilled nursing beds and 3 community outreach programs. Vice President (3.5 years) Responsible for an $18 million budget, 540 personnel and all outpatient, diagnostic and support services departments of a 316-bed regional medical center. Senior Associate (3.5 years) Senior executive recruiter for the nation’s leading retained healthcare executive recruitment firm. Director of Nursing - Administration . Captain US Army - Medical Service Corps (5 years)

Using Photos for Content Strategy and Social Media Marketing

By Barbra Drizin, on December 18, 2012

USING PHOTOS FOR CONTENT STRATEGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING! Photos receive the highest attention on Facebook and other Social Media Platforms. Learn how to use apps that will upload directly to Facebook, add text, frames, and make videos as well! Most of these apps are free, and make for compelling content! • HOW TO USE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING • HOW TO UPLOAD PHOTOS, VIDEOS, AND ALBUMS • HOW TO USE GREAT APPS FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND PLEASURE The following types of apps will be presented: •Instagram: Facebook purchased Instagram, a photo-sharing community. •InstaPicFrame: For more instagram enhancement, you can “frame” your pictures with borders, filters to apply to each individual photo, unique text effects with the ability to change color, size and font, and share directly to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. •Pic Collage: Organize a batch of photos into a collage! Share your collages directly to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or email. •Adobe Photoshop Express: Crop, edit, adjust color, add frames, or rotate your pictures. Add artistic filters like ‘soft focus’ or ‘sketch.‘ Upload to Facebook! •Color Splash: Color Splash lets you quickly and easily give photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white, and then you choose specific areas to color. The result is creative and striking images! Share your edited images on Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr! •AutoStitch Panorama: A hi-quality panorama app that stitches photos together including vertical, horizontal, or mixed arrangements. •Video Star: Video Star let’s you record a video, choose accompanying music from your itunes library, ADD FANTASTIC EFFECTS, and send directly to YouTube or an email. •Animoto.com: My personal favorite! A wonderful way to make videos from pictures. *BONUS: Learn how to create your own YOUTUBE channel! Barbra Drizin Bio: barbra@socialmediaeducators.com facebook.com/startfromscratchsocialmedia Barbra founded Start From Scratch Social Media in 2010 after an unexpected "reorganization” experience that turned out to be lifechanging.Barbra had owned and operated a successful independent staffing company in Silicon Valley during the hi-tech revolution. She worked with many start-ups, acquired a fascination with technology, and became an eager student. An educator at heart, she soon discovered her ability to convey technical knowledge to others in a way that was easily understood. As Barbra assessed her strengths and her passion about teaching others, her path became clear. It was clearly time return to entrepreneurial mode. Today Barbra weaves her technical skills, knowledge of social media,intuition for product creation, experience as an educator, and desire to assist the ‘solopreneur’ into Start from Scratch Social Media. Offering one-on-one coaching, professional development, and presentations to a target market of the “not-so-tech-savvy,” Barbra demystifies social media and builds the right connections to social media platforms for visibility, promotion, brand, and profit. Her audiences and clients walk away no longer overwhelmed by social media, but with the specific knowledge and motivation needed to use the resources and wealth opportunities of the virtual world.

Time Management Seminar

By Bracha Melzer, on November 14, 2012

"What's the rush? There's plenty of time." (Attitudes about time) Time is a currency. Buying with it. (Choosing what to "spend" time on. The role of habit. (How we habitually look at things related to accomplishing tasks, what works and what does not, firing up what is helpful and repairing what isn't.) Uncertainty and procrastination. (The role of ambiguity in creating anxiety) "Rest assured that if you don't take control of your time, someone else will do it for you." (This is the beginning of the closing.)

Writing Seminar-Take Your Career to the Next Level

By Presented by Jeremy Davis, on October 11, 2012

Writing Seminar-Take Your Career to the Next Level Topic 1: Choose the right topic for you. Research before job interviews/learn more about what recruiters are looking for in a candidate, and think about how to discretely mention relevant experiences in articles. Topic 2: Create your social media strategy and build an online presence. Learn the “lay of the land”/blogosphere. Topic 3: Learn how to create outstanding content. Topic 4: Start making friends with reporters/editors Topic 5: Learn how to make it easy for editors to say “Yes!” when you pitch them an article. Topic 6: Build a loyal and thriving audience. Topic 7: Make your writing work for you and take your career to the next level.

The Law-Personal Injury, Civil litigation, Criminal/ Matrimonial, Trademark, Copyright,Patent Trade Secret- Part 2

By Sol Sokel,Stephan Siegel,Mark Plaine,Akiva Cohen ESQ's, on August 7, 2012

The OU Job Board, in concert with the Attorney Subgroup of CNG Networking, is pleased to present a series of educational evenings designed to introduce the general public to various areas of the law which might impact their life and business. Over a pair of two-hour sessions, legal specialists will provide attendees with helpful and practical information about the following topics: *Please note this series is for educational purposes only. No legal advice will be provided. - Personal Injury, Civil litigation - Sol Sokel, Esq. (40 minutes) - Criminal practice - ,, Esq. (20 minutes); - Matrimonial practice - Mark Plaine, Esq. (20 minutes); - Trademark, Copyright, Patent and Trade Secret law - Akiva Cohen, Esq. (40 minutes). 2 1/2 hour program including 30 minutes Q&A Recorder DATE: August 7, 2012 Specific Topics Of Discussion Presentation 1 by Sol Z Sokol Esq Estimated time for presentation 30-35 minutes Overview Choosing your lawyer; The Specialist v. The General Practitioner The pain of unwelcome surprises is far greater than the pleasure of welcome ones Liability v. Damages. MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS PLAINTIFF 'S PERSPECTIVE. The limitations of the police report; No-fault benefits; When a real injury does not exist; The rear end collision statistic myth; The disproportionate power of the crosswalk & seat belt; and other issues. DEFENDANT'S PERSPECTIVE. Strategies to avoid becoming one; Your insurance company is both your friend and your adversary; The threshold: When a severe injury is not a serious injury; and other issues. SLIP/TRIP AND FALLS DEFENDANT'S PERSPECTIVE. The duty of the homeowner, land owner and landlord; NYC v. Other municipalities; When there is no insurance coverage; Procrastination causes lawsuits; and other issues. PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE. Procrastination kills lawsuits; Identifying defects; Culpable conduct; Discovery: Why the lawsuit takes so long; and other issues. VARIOUS Labor Law claims; Worker's compensation; Medical malpractice; Lead paint; Animal bites and knockdowns; Sports injuries; Other related areas. BEYOND... Employment discrimination, sexual harassment, professional malpractice... About This Presenter: Sol Z. Sokel, Esq. (a/k/a “Shlomo”) is an accomplished trial attorney who was born and raised on Long Island. He went to local yeshivas and schools, including Queens College, where he earned honors and an accounting degree ('95), passed the CPA exam ('97), and then graduated from Hofstra University Law School ('99). Before he completed his second year of law school, Sol was recruited by a “Big Six” accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche, to join their personal tax planning department. It soon became clear that the courtroom was more his passion and Sol joined an AV rated litigation law firm, Kelly, Rode & Kelly LLP. Sol has successfully litigated both plaintiff and defendant personal injury cases for over 10 years on behalf of and against some of the most well known insurance companies and law firms in the country, as well as homeowners and landlords without insurance coverage, in the five boroughs of NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Orange, Rockland, and other counties. Sol continues to live on Long Island with his wife, raising their four children. Presentation 2 by Roman Aminov, Esq Estimated time for presntation 25 minutes Criminal Law Detective Danny just called and wants to speak with you. What actions should you take to protect yourself? Your relative was arrested. What should you do to minimize the prejudice that might inure to his detriment? How should you pick a criminal lawyer? What should you do to protect yourself with respect to any legal problem? About This Presenter Since 1982, Stephan J. Siegel has practiced law in a trial oriented general practice of law focusing mostly on the defense of all aspects of criminal law in the state courts of New York. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a trial lawyer in the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society. To keep his trial skills as sharp as possible, he regularly accepts court assignments to represent indigent defendants charged with murder and is currently the only attorney certified in Queens to represent defendants charged pursuant to article 10 of the Mental Hygiene Law. Stephan J. Siegel has represented defendants in several thousand criminal matters, has tried approximately 250 jury trials and many hundred more non-jury trials as well as more than 1,000 civil trial matters involving real estate trial law disputes, commercial and contract disputes, social security disability matters and contested estate proceedings. He regularly litigates copyright disputes in a joint venture with his cousin, the artist and attorney Daniel E. Abraham. Stephan J. Siegel spends a significant amount of time on pro-bono activities. He has represented several synagogues and tzedekah organizations and has provided legal representation when requested to do so by the rabbonim he has relationships with. In the secular arena he serves as a Certified Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In the Queens Supreme Court, he serves the public as a Fee Dispute Arbitrator, Grievance Mediator, Receiver and Referee. For almost three decades, he has been a Small Claims Court Arbitrator in the Queens Small Claims Court. He also served the New York State Assembly as a Counsel and Legislative Aide to a former Speaker and a former Deputy Majority Leader. His most rewarding time is spent in a shiyur given by the Rosh Yeshiva of a well known local yeshiva. His most gratifying times are those he spends with his wife, children and his seven grandsons, may they grow in Torah and yiras shamayim! Presentation 3 by Mark I. Plaine, Esq., P.C. Estimated time for presntation 30 minutes Matrimonial Law The procedure for commencing a divorce action How determinations are made with regard to child custody The methods used to calculate child support The methods used to calculate maintenance (alimony) The requirements to obtain an order of protection Property issues including distribution of real property, distribution of retirement assets and distribution of intangible assets (i.e. a professional license) Counsel fee issues New legislation in matrimonial practice, including no-fault divorce, changes in child support laws, decisions of interest Bet Din issues (Get) About This Presenter: Mark I. Plaine has successfully represented hundreds of individuals in divorce and family law proceedings for over 24 years. His practice is limited to this legal discipline. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is a member of the family law committees of the Queens County Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association and New York County Lawyers Association. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, where he serves on the Pension/Retirement and Amicus committees. He has been designated as a one of the premier practitioners in his field by Super Lawyers magazine, wherein he is listed as one of the elite matrimonial practitioners in the New York Metro area. He possesses the experience, skill and understanding to litigate and negotiate family law matters, while maintaining an appreciation for the best interests of his clients. Mr. Plaine is a published author in his area of practice, and formerly served as an adjunct college professor of family law. Presentation 4- by Shlomo Steinman Esq Estimated time for presntation 30 minutes THE BASICS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying Intellectual Property in Halacha The Basics of Intellectual Property Trademark Protection Trade Secret Protection Copyright Protection Patent Protection Making Intellectual Property Work For You Q & A About This Presenter Akiva M. Cohen is senior counsel with Foley & LardnerLLP and is a member of the firm's IP Litigation andBusiness Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practices.Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Cohen was an associate atThelen LLP in the Commercial Litigation Departmentand a member of Thelen's Securities Litigation andIntellectual Property Litigation Practice Groups, wherehe represented clients in complex commerciallitigation, copyright, trademark and trade secretdisputes, employment and personal injury litigation andbroker-dealer arbitration. Mr. Cohen has experience infederal and state civil litigation and appellate practice,arbitration, and ITC investigations. Mr. Cohen was selected for inclusion in the 2011NewYork Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® list. Mr. Cohen received his J.D. from Columbia Law School(2004), where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholarand was awarded the Simon H. Rifkind Prize. Mr.Cohen received his B.A.,cum laude, from CUNYQueens College (2000).He is a member of the American Bar Association, NewYork State Bar Association and the Intellectual Propertyand Trial Lawyers Sections of the New York State BarAssociation. Mr. Cohen is admitted to practice in NewYork and before the U.S. District Courts for the Easternand Southern Districts of New York. Mr. Cohen co-authored "Throwing Out The Baby WithThe Bathwater: FINRA's Latest Proposal To LimitDispositive Motions," inPLI Securities Arbitration 2008:Evolving and Improving,Vol. Two 9 (David E. Robbinsed., 2008). Want to Donate? Mail to OU Job Board 11 Broadway, NY, NY 10004 The OU Job Board 11 Broadway New York, NY 10004

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