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Career Forum

Somerset Hills YMCA

Ensuring that members of our community have every opportunity to thrive is core to the mission of the Y. Our volunteer-led Career Forum Program provides professional networking and job-search skills for our neighbors who are unemployed, underemployed or in a period of job transition. This free program offers useful assistance and, more importantly, hope.

Career Forum Schedule January 2019
Career Forum Schedule February 2019
Career Forum Schedule March 2019
Career Forum Schedule April May June 2019


For more information, please contact the Somerset Hills YMCA Welcome Center at 908 766 7898.

WHEN:       Every Tuesday
TIME:         7:30pm
WHERE:     Somerset Hills YMCA - Gagnon Teen Center
                  140 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge
WHO:         Free and open to all in the community




CAREER FORUM SUCCESS STORIES

Debbie Palvo has her dream job, which came true with the help of Career Forum.

Debbie Palvo Career ForumAlmost two years ago, Debbie found herself unemployed from her sales job she had held for many years, and in need of a fresh start. A workout friend told her about Career Forum, and reluctantly Debbie agreed to go to a single meeting.

“All it took was that one night,” she said. “[The speakers] kept my attitude positive and hopeful, and reminded me that keeping the spirit, mind and body all healthy is important.”

And after five months of attending the meetings, Debbie found a new job in corporate marketing.

“[Career Forum] made me see the value in myself and what I have to offer,” she said. “It is a large part of what enabled me to secure this next job by keeping me inspired to keep searching, applying and prepping for interviews. I recommend anyone looking for a job go to a meeting. It’s such a valuable gem in the community.”


Upcoming Career Forum Events

  • Apr 23, 2019
    7:30pm
    Somerset Hills YMCA

    Career Forum: Chicken Soup for the Job Search | April 23

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  • Apr 30, 2019

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Somerset Hills YMCA - Mt. Airy

    Career Forum: Simplify Job Search Mechanics | April 30

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  • May 7, 2019
    7:30 pm
    Somerset Hills YMCA

    Career Forum: Death by Document: Marketing Your Resume | May 7

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  • May 14, 2019
    7:30 pm

    Career Forum: Selling Yourself! | May 14

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  • May 21, 2019

    7:30 pm 

    Somerset Hills YMCA - Mt. Airy

    Career Forum: How to Introduce Yourself | May 21

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  • May 28, 2019
    7:30 pm

    Career Forum: Advanced Interviewing Skills | May 28

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  • Jun 4, 2019
    7:30pm

    Career Forum: Finding Your Purpose in Your Next Act | June 4

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  • Jun 25, 2019
    7:30 pm
    Somerset Hills YMCA - Mt. Airy

    Career Forum: Using P-A-R Paragraphs | June 25

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