LinkedIn Day! Presentation and On-Site Head Shots

web_linkedIN_career_support_group_june_2016_alex_freund_anton_kaplenkoLinkedIn Day!

Interview and career expert, Alex Freund will be this month’s special guest presenter on “LinkedIn: It’s About Being Found.” We are also delighted that gifted photographer, Anton Kaplenko, will be onsite taking free head shots for Career Support Group members (*see details below). ***Important***  Due to the annual carnival, this month’s  Career Support Group meeting will be held at the Hamilton Area YMCA, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619 . The LinkedIn presentation begins at 8:30am. There is no cost to attend the meeting and it is open to the public.


LinkedIn: Its About Being Found” Presentation

Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, will present “LinkedIn: It’s About Being Found.” A LinkedIn career profile is a “must have” for any professional or job seeker today as more than 90% of companies use LinkedIn to identify or vet a candidate. But, it isn’t enough. When recruiters and hiring managers search LinkedIn for potential candidates, you may be blocked from their search results for a number of reasons and never even know it. Freund will share how to ensure your profile is optimized to be found and tips that increase your chances of success. You will learn how to position yourself at the top of the “found” list searches, how to structure your profile for maximum exposure, and why it is important to be active on LinkedIn.

Complimentary LinkedIn Head Shots

Complimentary LinkedIn head shots by gifted photographer Valerie S. Williams, will be available during the June 18th meeting to current members of the Career Support Group who RSVP to the e-vite invitation to be issued in early June. There are 25 photo slot openings and members will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis who RSVP. On the day of the event, those who RSVP’d will receive a ticket for their reservation in the order the reservation was received.  Tickets will only be given on that day. Members are encouraged to arrive on time to keep their reservation.

Samples of Valerie’s professional work can be seen at

Event Details

Saturday, June 18, 2016  8:30 am FREE!


8:15 am Doors Open
8:30 am Meeting Kick Off, Special Presentation, followed by Open Networking

Meeting Location — Hamilton Area YMCA

***CHANGE OF LOCATION***  For June 2016 only, the Career Support Group (CSGSGG) Monthly MeetYMCA Career Support Group June 2016 Meetinging will be held at the Hamilton Area YMCA located at 1315 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619. Click here to to see where the YMCA is located. For those from outside the area, please note that this is Whitehorse Mercerville Road (not Whitehorse Hamilton Square Road).



About Career Support Group

Career Support Group at St. Gregory The GreatThe Career Support Group at St. Gregory the Great has been providing career support to area residents for nearly ten years. It is a place “where job seekers and jobholders are part of an organization where they can learn, network, and connect with one another.”  Monthly meetings are generally on the third Saturday of the month all year. Meetings are free, non-denominational, open to the public. Career experts provide presentations on a wide range of job search topics and issues and there is an opportunity to network with one another. Topics are geared towards professional adults in the job search and those considering career transitions.

About Anton Kaplenko

Gifted photographer and writer, Anton Kaplenko’s work can be seen at He specializes in portrait, product, and editorial photography, as well as creating amazing content that generates buzz for companies. Armed with a strong eye for design and style, as well as experience in a variety of advertising platforms including social media, he is a master of not only taking beautiful photos, but building a story around them. Photo touch-ups and personal photo sessions can be arranged with Mr. Kaplenko for an additional fee.

About Alex Freund  

Alex Freund, Photographed at: Alex Freund Speaking at Princeton PSG, Princeton, NJ. March, 2010 ©2010 Marc Schoenholz Exposure and Camera Info Camera: Canon EOS 7D Lens: 85 Shutter Speed: 1/60, Aperture: 5.6 ISO Setting: 800 Alex Freund, “The Landing Expert,”  focuses on helping people land new positions and promotions through powerful interviewing. Alex is a distinguished career coach expert specializing in interviewing and making people comfortable in the interviewing process. He is a frequent presenter and conducts workshops on interviewing, effective resumes, and LinkedIn. The Landing Expert trains job candidates to master critical interviewing techniques and sharpens their skills in his career development seminars.  His clients represent a wide range of positions, industries, in the U.S. and internationally.

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