DECEMBER 14, 2009


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The upcoming events calendar are listed as a service to newsletter readers to summarize the non August Group Events. Dates/Times/Places do change so please verify the event by visiting the August Group Website Calendar before attending an event.

Retirement Planning and Income Educational Seminar @ Bagel Bin
Monday, December 14, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Digital Rochester Rising Stars, TechnoFood @ RMSC
Wednesday, December 16, 7:30am - 9:30 am.

The Augusst Group Holiday Party @ Johnny's Irish Pub
Wednesday, December 16, 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

A Toast To Your Retirement Seminar @ Bagel Bin
Thursday, December 17, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Jumpstart: 2 Presentations at this Session! @ Bagel Bin
"Identifying Your Network” and "Selecting the Correct Target Companies"
Wednesday, December 23, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Brighton PNG @ the Bagel Bin
Tuesday, December 29, 9:30am - 11:00am.

Bragging Rights @ Fairport Library
Monday, January 04, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

The Best Guide for Job Search: Your Marketing Plan @ Fairport Library
Thursday, January 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

The 7 Habits of the Highly Effective Job Seeker @ Fairport Library
Friday, January 15, 9:30am - 11:30am.

What Every Dislocated Worker Should Know @ Fairport Library
Friday, January 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

Right Your Resume @ Fairport Library
Monday, January 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Mega-Networking Event @ Johnny's Irish Pub
Wednesday, January 20, 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

Job Postings

Hidden jobs are welcomed for sharing at If the job your neighbor, friend or family shared with you is not right for you, it might be perfect for an August Group colleague.  This is a great place for practicing "give to get." With 1600 members, what can happen here when members own the content?

We welcome volunteers to coordinate the job postings on a weekly basis. Employers and members submit jobs that must be readied for inclusion in the newsletter.  A lack of help means fewer jobs get posted in a timely manner. Why not be the first one to see new postings.

New Job Postings this week

Previously posted jobs

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Links to share

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I have some links to share for people interested in Green Jobs. Some have jobs in NY state, most don't but you never no who wants to relocate.

Yvonne Cleveland

Words of Wisdom

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  • "Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
    ~ Calvin Coolidge

  • "I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!"
    ~ Carolyn Wells

  • "Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is as potent as caffeine, no matter your age."
    ~ Carrie Latet

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August Group Members in the news

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This article is compliments of Sue Schnorr, Exclusive Contacts Count Associate in NY.

The 12 Days of Christmas

(with apologies to Lee Greenwood)

by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon

One morning a week, I'm fortunate to be able to lead Search Teams at the United Way. This is very rewarding work and I love leading these learning sessions for people who are job searching, soul searching and just plain open-to-learning searching!!

This is for all job searches: Happy Holidays and may your new year be bright!

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

A search team at The United Way.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Two job postings, And a search team at The United Way. … read more

Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon are principals of Contacts Count, a nationwide consulting and training firm that specializes in business and professional networking, and career development. They are co-authors of six books. The most recent is Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success (2007, AMACOM). Fortune 500 companies license their training programs. Put the tools of networking to work in the service of business goals. Visit and 301-589-8633.



Twitter: @SueSchnorr


"Our training insights deliver results!"

This free article is provided to you, compliments of Sue Schnorr,
President, Training Insights, Inc.
Associate, Contacts Count
70 Linden Oaks, 3rd floor
Rochester, NY 14625
585-442-3443  /

Contributed by Hannah Morgan, Training Specialist at RochesterWorks

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa Cheers

Hannah's blog this week includes writings on recent topics about your job search during the holiday period.

Hannah composes her blog outside of work hours as a personal passion to assist those in career transition.

Book Reviews and Good Reads

Other Offerings - Share Yours
Got a book you'd like to share with others and lead in discussion? It's a great way to contribute, add value and get known. Provide the story line on the book and submit it to Greg Taylor at for discussion, coordination and promotion.

Feature Articles

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Tweet with TAG - Follow @TheAugustGroup on Twitter

The undertaking has new life with a new volunteer as Arthur Catalanello has stepped forward to tweet events, news, undertakings, volunteer opportunities, networking events, etc. If you wish to tweet and be re-tweeted connect with @TheAugustGroup on Twitter.

Job Fair Success

Over twenty companies participated in the Career Fair held at MCC in conjunction with MCC Workforce Development and Rochester Works. We thank the Co-Chairs Sharon Bastian, Suzy Ahrens, France Macdonald, Mark Graupman and Betsy Henner for their efforts leading. Look forward to a report next week in greater detail and perhaps some photos too along with the mention of other key contributors to the event.

The August Group on a Roll at Bowl-A-Roll

Thanks to Mary Cole for coordinating a novel event for current job seekers Friday December 4th at Bowl-A-Roll in Henrietta. With the help of some similarly minded professionals like Sharon Bastian and Chris Bigelow, forty TAG members gathered for a good time and some bowling too. When Mary attended a recent TAG TNN (Thursday Night Networking) at St. Cecilia's she accepted the challenge to step forward and organize an event, a one and done sort of thing for the benefit of August Group members. It was a rousing success. Some credit must be given to Cliff Milligan, TAG TNN's leader, who has offered to lead the evening general session for TAG members for years. Cliff gathers and inspires all and now acknowledges that successful job search is CONTAGIOUS with his evening group. Check them out. See the website for details.

While the event was difficult for working members to attend, the event still created value and changed the way TAG members connect. Arthur Catalanello, a marketing, advertising and social media professional remarked, "It was fun networking with people in a setting that wasn't a bagel shop, coffee house or a bar. The different venue and the fun atmosphere made the event very worthwhile to attend. If we do this again (and I hope we do), I'd encourage other TAG members to participate."

In lieu of bowling shirts Chris Bigelow donned his Hawaiian shirt as did others in the spirit of good times. Mary arranged for a deal where all could bowl for a mere $2. By the way, time and again, true to form Mary has found work. That happens so often to people who undertake an initiative and demonstrate service to others. Sometimes it not as immediate, but it cannot be denied that volunteers routinely find work quickly. Employers hire those of initiative, creative thinkers and people who serve others selflessly.

Seeing what Mary could achieve, working and job seeking professionals are welcomed to organize events that may have a broad appeal and extend the venue of networking past bars and coffee shops. You need not ask permission just take action and we'll help you promote most any undertaking.

Greg Taylor
Managing Partner/Recruiter
Excelsior Search Partners