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Free Career Coaching in Essex County


Join United Way of Northern New Jersey for our career coaching program which provides professionals with an opportunity to learn techniques for landing a new job. Job seekers meet one-on-one with our volunteer coaches for in-depth skill assessments, tips for pursuing alternative career options as well as résumé and interviewing critiques.

Joanne Bowman is a human resources professional with corporate and higher education experience. She has written an e-book titled, “Transition with Grace: A Job Search Guide.”

Bob Cate has spent his career in the publishing industry interviewing, hiring, training, and managing for Oxford Press, Dover Publications, and Greenwood Publishing.

Sean Cust is a real estate management professional with experience working both in the public and private sectors, currently in the pharmaceutical industry.

Matthew Frankel has worked as a Capitol Hill press secretary and led corporate communication departments for large media companies.

Laurie Kessler is a marketing, media, and entertainment professional, who is adept at assessing how candidates can best present themselves on paper and in person.

Judy Scherer is a career counselor who helps people transition mid-career. She has an expertise in emerging occupations and co-authored “The Geography of the App Economy,” cited by the White House for its analysis of 500,000+ jobs.

Kate Potters co-founded the executive search firm, Glenmont Group in 2001 and leading the firm’s senior-level professional management searches for all positions.

Coaches are available by appointment only in our Montclair office at 60 South Fullerton Avenue on select dates every month (except August). To find a date, visit: UnitedWayNNJ.org/Events.

For more information, email Durelle.McPherson@UnitedWayNNJ.org or call 973.993.1160, x210.


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