Careers in Transition
Welcome to CIT In Short Hills: A Networking Group!
Who We Are and Our Mission
Careers In Transition (CIT) is a non-sectarian group of executives and professionals from all disciplines, industries, and levels. CIT was founded in 1986 by members of Christ Church in Short Hills, New Jersey, where we continue to meet. Meeting details and directions follow.
Our mission is to provide support to professionals during times of career transition, and guidance after they land. All are welcome to attend any meeting.
Our group has grown to include members from surrounding communities as well as from as far away as, NY, PA, CT and DE, and our meetings have ranged in attendance from 30 to 100+ members. Landed members return to stay current with and learn new career advancement strategies and to keep their network current while helping others find new employment.
Dress is business casual. It is suggested that you bring a name tag, business cards, and note taking items.
What We Do
Our meetings are composed of networking time followed by 3 subgroup sessions and occasional presentations of interest (e.g., social media, networking tips, …). Networking is a key element of career transition, and is a major emphasis of CIT sessions.
Our 3 subgroups
General Session – a facilitated round table discussion of current challenges, topics of interest and techniques related to Networking, Interviewing, offer Negotiating, remaining positive and successfully managing a search.
How to get Unstuck in your Job Search and LinkedIn Networking Tips – a small group (5 – 6) that discusses special topics, including how to reach out to landed members.
Resume Review – a thorough review by experienced executive hiring managers with emphasis on 3 areas:
Its appearance on paper; What it says and how it says it; what’s missing; and, Anticipated electronic and Applicant Tracking System issues.
Participants should bring 15 copies of their resume (double-sided OK) or feel free to sit in and learn.
How We Communicate
In addition to our regular meetings, we have Yahoo, Facebook and LinkedIn groups for meeting notices, meeting notes, job leads, and other networking opportunities. We also have a “Meetup.com” group where we post meetings and send reminders. Since we value face-to-face networking, you must attend at least one meeting to be eligible to join. Register online and become a member today!
Where and When We Meet
We meet at the gym of the school building which is up Highland Ave. from Christ Church (66 Highland Ave. and East Lane). Parking is available in the lot across from the church on Highland Avenue. We meet the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Meetings start PROMPTLY at 8:30 am. Feel free to come any time after 8 am for extra networking time and coffee/tea. We close our door at 9am, so please arrive before then. The meetings end at around 11am. Directions
We do not meet on major holiday weekends, when there are large church events, and in case of inclement weather (announced the morning of the event on all our communications media; in any case, stay safe). See our calendar for meeting dates, announcements of special events and for weather closures. CIT Calendar.
Contact us at: CIT@christchurchshorthills.org
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Disclaimer: As part of its outreach ministry, Christ Church in Short Hills (CCSH) hosts the meetings of a group called Careers in Transition (CIT) for parishioners, neighbors and friends from surrounding communities who wish to discuss, learn about or share ideas and experiences pertaining to career changes. Leaders of CIT are volunteers through CCSH. Any suggestions, recommendations or comments made by any leader or participant in the CIT program are merely expressions of opinion or anecdotal information that do not guarantee any future results. Statements or suggestions by any guest speaker or contained in any material authored by a third-party are not statements by CCSH or the CIT leaders even if given or made available during or in connection with any CIT meeting. Such statements or suggestions are not endorsed or guaranteed in anyway by CCSH or the CIT leaders.