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New Start Career Network for NJ Residents

February 18, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The Benefit of Being Overqualified in Your Job Search

The Career Support Group at St. Gregory the Great is pleased to have a very special guest speaker — Maria Heidkamp, Director of the New Start Career Network at Rutgers University. Maria will discuss the New Jersey’s recently launched effort to help older (45+), long-term unemployed job seekers and plans for the future.

By attending, you will also learn about the vast resources and programs available through the NCSN which include: access to free, personalized career services, including web-based information resources and in-person and virtual career coaching. Become a member to access these resources and tools.

This event is FREE and begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 18th, 2017.  All Career Support Group meetings are open to the public and there is no cost to participate. Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. There will be an opportunity to network afterwards so bring your personal business cards.

The meeting will be in held at St. Gregory the Great’s Community Parish Center located at the rear of the parking lot. Our address is: 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, New Jersey, 08690.  Additional information can be found at including directions.



  • Saturday,  February 18 – Monthly Meeting
  • 8:30am-11:00am
  • FREE! All are welcome.
  • Address: St. Gregory the Great Community Parish Center (rear of the parking lot), 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, New Jersey, 08690. Directions  Website



  • February 18  “New Start Career Network” featuring Maria Heidkamp
  • March 18  featuring Jennifer Guy & Gregory Burnham
  • April 15   “How Recruiters Use  LinkedIn” featuring Ed Han
  • May 20  “Social Media Secrets for Job Search” featuring Mitch Federman
  • June 17  “What’s Your Challenge?” Solutions
  • July 15   TBD
  • August 19  “Forming Your Own Executive Board” featuring Benny Recine



ABOUT the CAREER SUPPORT GROUP (at St. Gregory the Great)

For 10 years, we have been a dynamic support group where job seekers and jobholders connect to move forward in their careers and where participants are willing and committed to providing help to one another in the job search process. We generally meet on the third Saturday of the month at 8:30am. Our meetings are FREE and primarily geared toward professionals.  All are welcome including those actively seeking new positions, considering a career change, graduating or re-entering the market, and those who just want to stay abreast of current trends. We are an active, non-denominational group serving the greater Hamilton, Robbinsville, Princeton, Plainsboro, Freehold, the Windsors, the Brunswicks, and surrounding NJ/PA areas.


Maria Heidkamp is Director of the New Start Career Network and a Senior Researcher at the Heldrich Center where her projects involve the long-term unemployed, dislocated and older workers, and persons with disabilities. Previously, she worked overseas for the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Agency for International Development as the director of the Labor Market Transition Project in Hungary. She has a Master’s degree from New York University.