“A Call to Action” by Frank Kovacs

Saturday August 9, 2014 at 8:00am ET

In 14 years of leading the Tri State area’s top networking group we have always strived to stay ahead of the curve and give job seekers and those wanting to manage their careers the best information possible

Phase 1 – Post 9/11 – we set out to help job seekers and found out that the job search process was broken – so we analyzed each step and came up with approaches and techniques that provided an “edge” at each step over other job seekers. Whether it was advice on how to make the case with your resume, how to help the employer see you as a cultural fit, or how to network your way in – we were there with the best advice

Phase 2 – The advent of Social Media – first we began with embracing Yahoo Groups to manage TBCNJ and our communications but then Social Media through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others became instrumental to our job search approach and how to leverage these tools both individual and as a networking group became another critical element

Phase 3 – Enter the New Way Business is done. It began quietly cloud and bring your own device but Cloud, Mobile have now been joined by Big Data, Social, Robotics, Gamification and Cybersecurity and all under the umbrella of Digital Business, Digital Frameworks and Digital Transformation. The rate and volume of change is reaching new levels daily. Now the way business is being done is changing so radically there are new jobs, different titles, and new position responsibilities plus many “legacy firms” those in business pre-2000 are competing against many who were created post-2005 and from the get go on Cloud with new Digital Business Models. Many of the legacy firms are downsizing and people are lost trying to navigate among new job titles, more hands on responsibilities, flattened organizations and last but not least where is your network with the legacy firms or the new hot post 2005 firms? Everyone has a lot of work to do the quicker they get underway the stronger they will be as they find their niche in the new way business is done.

Frank will take you through these changes and give you a clear path on how to position yourself and your career successfully

About the speaker:

Frank Kovacs is the founder of The Breakfast Club NJ the top networking group in the Tristate area which is closing in on its’ 14th year and has over 4,000+ members and has helped over 6,000+ individuals land jobs. TBCNJ was founded following the 9/11 Tragedy to help those that were displaced from their jobs, however, the prolonged economic and financial problems that our economy and businesses have endured necessitated keeping the group and its’ mission alive beyond what was ever envisioned. It is comprised of volunteers who “pay forward” their assistance on techniques that help give a job seeker an “edge” at each step of the job search process, and then we added many ways social networking could be leveraged through yahoo groups, LinkedIn, Facebook, twitter, google+ and others. Frank also added a weekly Radio show, You’re Career is Calling, that he has delivered at Rider University every Sunday going on 4 years.

Frank’s vocation is as a Technology Executive who has spent close to 30 years directing some of the largest global transformations for the marquee names in the business – AT&T Bell Labs, Citigroup, AIG, JP Morgan Chase, Bowne, Medco, GSi Commerce/EBay, McGraw Hill and Ernst & Young. Most recently Frank built one of the largest and most successful Cloud Practices in the world and sold then directing the largest migration ever to Cloud for Nasa’s 1900+ websites Now Frank runs Digital Business, Frameworks, and Transformations for the largest Business Process Outsourcer in the business which includes the disrupting technologies of Cloud, Mobile, Social, Big Data, Robotics, Gamification, and Cybersecurity.

Given Frank’s work in these two areas (Technology Major Transformation Executive/Career Management Expert) and hear first-hand the presentation that he has developed, “A CALL TO ACTION”. The way business is done is changing dramatically. What jobs there are, what responsibilities these jobs have, which firms will be able to define and execute these new Digital Business Models better than their competition is going to lead to the biggest change in the way we do business and work. Many firms just aren’t going to successful make the transition Come and hear this message first hand so you can start preparing today to position yourself effectively in what will be a much different environment The change is already started and underway.

If you are in transition this message is critical to understand what you can change quickly to get re-engaged

If you are currently working this message is needed so you can start preparing today and make the most for yourself from the changes we all will be facing.

Looking forward to seeing you – You Don’t want to miss this critical perspective of the future and its’ impact on you and your career.


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