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Tony Lee, editor in chief and general manager
of a Dow Jones-owned career site, has relaunched the careers.wsj.com
site to focus on the job search needs of executives. He says the new
version (www.careerjournal.com) will provide refined job-search
sophisticated editorial features, and deep salary data.
"There are job sites for specific industries and job sites for
particular geographic areas. Now there is a site exclusively for
explains Lee. "With so many job boards to choose from, executive
candidates often spend more time locating the right sites than
new opportunities. Careerjournal.com expedites the search for the
busy executive." A separate site for college students entering
the workforce (college.wsj.com) was launched in March.
Unlike many sites, careerjournal.com aims to attract passive executive
candidates — those not looking for jobs — everyone from CEOs
to general managers, the ones targeted by head hunting firms. One
feature is a list of executive search firms in any particular
downloadable for a charge of $1 per contact name.
"Visitors say they come to careerjournal.com to read our exclusive
content on career-management strategies, trends and news affecting
their industry, which means they’re not actively job hunting,"
says Lee. "Yet, the majority also search our JobSeek database
or create a personal JobSeek Agent to be notified by E-mail when
jobs are posted, so they’re savvy and interested if the right
Careerjournal.com has new alliances, such as one with CNBC.com, where
as the official career site it will offer links to its articles and
database from the CNBC home page. CNBC TV will feature a new
job on the air each business day.
New features will include monthly profiles of top executive recruiters
and more complete salary data. Also the Wall Street Journal will link
more of its career-related content to Lee’s site wand will rename
its Tuesday section from Your Career Matters to Career Journal. Fans
of Sue Shellenbarger, known for her coverage of work and family
might want to search the archives for one of her columns that would
deal with a particular problem that just arose.
New, more intuitive search refinements let job hunters bore into the
database by job description, job title, industry, function, company,
city, state and country. Jobseekers can rank their job matches by
relevancy to their needs or by date.
Careerjournal.com receives more than 450,000 visits a month and
a database of more than 30,000 top-level jobs. In addition to CNBC,
the site has alliances with Korn Ferry International’s FutureStep,
FreeAgent.com, Yahoo! Careers, Exec-U-Net, Kennedy Information and
the Society for Human Resource Management.
Five of the 31 finalists for the Ernst & Young
of the Year award were from Central Jersey, and they took home one
third of the nine top awards. Winners were Neil Bhaskar of NovaSoft
Information Technology on Lawrence Square Boulevard
in the software category, Charles Klatskin of the firm at Forsgate
Corporate Center in the real estate category, and Joseph Wilson,
CEO of Integrated Packaging (IPC) in New Brunswick.
Among the additional nominees were Andy Phillips of CyLogix
Inc. on Washington Road in the software category (www.cylogix.com) and Boris Fridman
of Nettech Systems (now Broadbeam) on Alexander Road in the Internet category (www.nettechrf.com)
IPC is the only African-American owned and operated corrugated
company in the United States. It has achieved ISO 9001 certification
and supplies more than 90 percent of Pepsi’s corrugated boxes in the
U.S. and Canada. Wilson also has a janitorial supply firm, a cleaning
service firm, and a packaging material distribution firm. He was
by an employee, Robert Okin.
Charles Klatskin Company Inc. is a real estate brokerage that has
equity interests in commercial and industrial real estate. Klatskin
himself is also a general partner in a group that owns more than 7
million square feet. He was nominated by Greg Egli and Chris
Terlizzi of Summit Bank.
Novasoft is a global IT consulting, implementation, and training
that focuses on E-commerce, Web enablement, and enterprise-wide
for Fortune 1000 companies in financial services, life sciences, and
manufacturing. Bhaskar was nominated by Patrick Ryan of Yardville
CyLogix is an off site development company that provides services
to the financial services sector, including securities companies,
insurance companies, and banks. Phillips was nominated by Scott
Graflund of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Nettech Systems, now known as Broadbeam Corp., is a 12-year-old firm
that develops tools to facilitate wireless connectivity and solve
mobility problems. Its clients include Bell South, Sears, MCIWorldcom,
Lucent, Oracle, and PeopleSoft. He was nominated by a Broadbeam
New Jersey winners in all the categories — including business
services, consumer products, telecommunications, consulting services,
manufacturing, Internet, and "master entrepreneur" will have
their entries forwarded to the national competition.
Previous winners at the state level have been Martin D. Levine
of MarketSource Corporation at Exit 8A and David C. McCourt of
RCN Corp. Previous nominees have included Alain and Katherine
Kornhauser of ALK Associates on Herrontown Road, Herbert M.
Greenberg of Caliper, and Thomas Gray Jr.,
former Carnegie Bank (now Sovereign).
Last year’s national winner was Richard M. Schulze, founder
of Best Buy. Past national award winners include Michael Dell
of Dell Computer Corporation, Steve Case of America Online,
and Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee.
Almost everything on the new Service Corps of Retired
Executives’ (SCORE) website is going to be valuable to small
owners, from free E-mail consulting services, to hotlinks on
SCORE released the new "powerhouse" version of its website,
(www.score.org) on June 21, shortly after announcing a partnership
with one of the leading B-to-B websites, EqualFooting.com, to produce
new "how-to" guides on specific business operations.
Formed in 1964 as a nonprofit dedicated to entrepreneur education
and formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide,
SCORE’s 11,500 volunteers provide individual counseling and business
workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. SCORE
has assisted more than 4.2 million Americans with small business
Updated daily, SCORE’s new website models a daily business journal,
with timely articles, and informational quizzes intended to enlighten
business owners on how they’re faring, and an E-mail service that
allows users to query SCORE consultants directly. It also has a
A to Z list of hotlinks to important business resources. They include:
an Associations Encyclopedia, AT&T Toll Free Internet Directory, SBA
links on everything from creating a balance sheet to drafting a
plan, company profiles, rules of copyrighting, an Internet tutorial,
ISP directory, an online legal library, nonprofit organization grants,
patent and trademark libraries, shareware, and trade show directories.
Just as online information exchange is a booming trend, online
by small businesses are projected to reach nearly $53 billion in 2002,
according to SCORE resources. With that in mind, SCORE recently
with EqualFooting.com, a B-to-B website launched in March that aims
to put small business owners on "equal footing" with big
by providing vertical listings of industrial, financial, and shipping
suppliers to small business owners. Together, SCORE and
have compiled two quick-reading, topic specific guides — "A
Guide to Online Purchasing," and "A Guide to Small Business
Leasing" — to help entrepreneurs make decisions with their
spending capital and evaluate payment options when purchasing online
or leasing. To obtain a free copy of the guides, call 800-634-0245
or visit the website.
Greyhound buses coming to Trenton will start to bridge
a gap in Princeton’s transportation system. Both buses and trains
serve the Princeton to New York route, but to get from Princeton to
Philadelphia travelers have had to take an expensive Amtrak train
or a combination of two commuter railroads, New Jersey Transit and
Septa. If you were going to Brooklyn you had to take at least two
Now that Greyhound has been promised space in the soon-to-be-renovated
Trenton train station, it has started to sell tickets from a nearby
trailer for three round trips daily to Philadelphia, plus three round
trips to Brooklyn. This route also opens up the possibility of
by bus from Camden. Wheelchair access is available by 48 hour
Tickets to Philadelphia cost $8 one way, $16 for a round trip. Those
who transfer to another bus pay $3 or $6 less. Even though the bus
stops in Camden it takes just 65 minutes for the trip to the bus
at 10th & Filbert Streets, right off of Market Street and next to
the Gallery shopping center. Buses leave Philadelphia at 8 a.m., 1:30
p.m., and 6:10 p.m. They leave Trenton at 9:55 p.m., 2 p.m., and 7:10
Those traveling to Brooklyn go directly to the terminal on Flatbush
Avenue instead of having to change at Port Authority. Buses leave
from Trenton at 9:05, 2:35, and 7:15, and the trip takes five minutes
shy of two hours. Buses leave Flatbush Avenue for Trenton (and go
on to Philadelphia) at 8 a.m., 12:05 p.m., and 5:15 p.m. The Trenton
to Brooklyn leg costs $17 one way, $35 round trip.
Will Princeton be next? "We have looked at the East Brunswick
area, and then we will be looking at Princeton, not this year, but
for the future," says Bill Brown, the bus line’s area manager.
Employers who are off the beaten path of public
may find it easier to hire workers, now that buses are equipped with
bicycle racks. Racks are now available on most NJ Transit bus routes
in the Trenton area, thanks to Governor Whitman’s "Rack n’
"It’s part of my overall effort to make New Jersey a truly bicycle
friendly state," says Whitman, who publicized this program for
recreational purposes — for those who take a bus to Atlantic City
or the Jersey shore and want to have "wheels" when they get
there. But it is also useful for workers who either do not have
or who want to save money on transportation.
All buses in South Jersey are now equipped to carry bicycles, either
on racks or in luggage compartments. Bikers must remove extra items
before mounting their bikes on the rack. Only two bicycles per rack
are permitted; if both spaces are full, they will have to wait for
the next bus. Space available for bikes on train is much more limited.
Collapsible bicycles are welcome at any time, but standard bikes are
permitted only on trains with handicapped accessibility at off-peak
Routes on which these racks are available include Bus 600 (Trenton,
Plainsboro), 601 (Trenton, College of New Jersey, Whitehorse), 602
(Pennington, Trenton), 603 (Mercer Mall, Quakerbridge Mall, Hamilton),
605 (Montgomery, Princeton, Quakerbridge Mall), 606 (Princeton,
Mercerville, Hamilton Square), 608 (Hamilton, West Trenton), and 609
(Ewing, Quakerbridge Mall, Mercer County College).
The Princeton area gets into the Rack & Roll program on the coattails
of South Jersey, where the program is being piloted. If successful
here, it will be expanded to North Jersey. NJ Transit is the nation’s
only statewide public transportation system providing three services
— bus, rail, and light rail. It has more than 17,000 bus stops.
At the request of customers, who have registered their comments since
mid-April, the Greater Mercer TMA is changing the schedule of the
Lawrence/West Windsor/Princeton Junction WHEELS shuttle (976) to
morning on-time performance at the train station.
As of July 3, morning bus trips will be scheduled to meet the most
popular trains. No changes will be made to the evening service. The
new timetable is online at www.gmtma.org. As of July
7, the regular one-way fare will also be reduced to just 50 cents.
What can business leaders do to inspire people in
fast-paced, rapidly changing Internet world? BlessingWhite, the
training and consulting company, has joined forces with David
co-CEO of Charles Schwab, and communication expert Terry Pearce
to create leadership programs based on Pottruck’s and Pearce’s
"Clicks and Mortar," which address these issues head on.
The Clicks and Mortar program will be offered for the first time this
September, and will include strategy sessions for senior executives
that will tackle "live" business issues as well as building
and sustaining values. "The benefits of these programs will have
a direct impact on the bottom line," says Christopher Rice,
president and CEO of BlessingWhite. "They have been created to
help executives build companies where quick decision-making,
and innovation are the norm. The programs will also help businesses
build committed work forces that feel passionate about their
values and goals, and will improve retention at a time when
definitions of loyalty no longer apply."
Initially a training tool for executives at Charles Schwab, the Clicks
and Mortar workshop will focus on the following ideas:
the ability to make change.
bring more of themselves into their work and messages.
tools that include virtual workshops, coaching, and meetings, offering
a complement to the company’s other products, including its
Managing Personal Growth workshop. Call 908-904-1000 or visit
What do James Burke, CEO of Johnson & Johnson,
and Lee Iacocca have in common? The key to their success has
been the ability to communicate effectively, according to Peter
Giuliano and Frank Carillo
Group based in Englewood (800-874-8278, www.ecglink.com). Skilled
communicators have the ability to formulate and express their ideas
along with the conviction and power to inspire and motivate their
people, say the two principals of ECG, which offers one, two, and
three-day programs on executive presentations, executive persuasion,
and storytelling for executives.
Giuliano and Carillo offer the following secrets to CEOs’ success:
what is being said as well as what is NOT being said at meetings,
and therefore you can determine the true problem when a client is
upset or a project is derailed.
everyone’s perspective. Never play favorites and jump to conclusions.
Arm yourself with the facts.
Don’t chew people out for their errors — go over what went wrong,
where others could have helped, and how the situation can be handled
in the future.
how you arrived at your decision and why you think it is best.
and assurance to do the best job. Give people extra responsibility
and gently push them to advance to more demanding roles. If you allow
people to grow, they’ll reward you with better performance and
others, says Giuliano and Carillo, is what separates exceptional
from all the rest.
Bloomfield College offers a certificate in materials
management — how materials are acquired, controlled, stored, and
distributed. The seven courses required for the certificate cover
production and inventory control, purchasing, quality control,
traffic, and warehouse management. Each course costs $1,040 for three
credit hours. The next prerequisites — courses in materials
overview and introduction to management — begin August 30.
"Our Materials Management Institute is a model of cooperative
planning between the academic and corporate sectors," says Steve
Patchett, spokesperson. The college is the only one in the state
that offers a business degree with a concentration in materials
and the MMI is one of the few professional certificate programs in
the nation to hold classes on-site at company workplaces. Among the
companies sponsoring such classes are PSE&G in Paulsboro and Newark,
AlliedSignal in Morristown, and Schering-Plough in Kenilworth. Call
973-748-9000, extension 413 (www.bloomfield.edu).
New Jersey’s large Latino population has gone from
community to cultural attraction. "New Jersey’s Latino community
is a rich tapestry woven by heritage, language and culture,"
to the new "Latino Visitor Guide," a 36-page guide on
from shopping for guayabera shirts on Bergenline Avenue in Hudson
County, to the palatable delights of Newark’s Ironbound Section, to
living Latino in Vineland.
Released by the New Jersey Commerce & Economic Growth Commission,
the guide aims to promote minority tourism in the Garden State,
the number of minority businesses engaged in minority tourism, and
educate everyone about New Jersey’s ethnic treasures.
culture and heritage can be found in every corner of the Garden
said Gualberto Medina who until recently held the post of CEO
and secretary. "We want visitors to experience the vast
opportunities that exist here and this new guide provides a living
testimony to the traditions that many Latinos have cherished for
New Jersey’s Latino communities were formed by three significant waves
of immigrants coming from Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic,
Mexico, and Central and South America. One of the first Hispanic
to settle in New Jersey were the Riondas, wealthy sugarcane plantation
owners who built an estate on the Hudson River that includes a
clock tower made of stone.
The guide also describes in luscious detail Latino cuisine and
the Spanish and Portuguese restaurants in Newark’s Ironbound Section
and the Puerto Rican neighborhood restaurants found in Vineland. The
guide also provides information on Hispanic Heritage Month, the great
Cuban Statesman Jose Marti, the history of Latino participation in
sports, as well as a list of Latino-oriented art exhibits and
throughout the state each year. The guide is available to the public
by calling toll-free to 800 VISIT NJ, extension 0005.
According to the Travel Industry Association of America’s Minority
Traveler report. New Jersey has the seventh highest number of Latinos
in the nation, and the second highest number of Puerto Ricans and
Cubans. Latino Americans spend more overall that most travelers,
$559 per trip, and tend to stay longer.
Next semester, students at the College of New Jersey
will get their hands into one of the world’s greatest experiments
— the stock market. Beginning the fall, a new course at the
will allow students to invest thousands of dollars of real money in
the stock market. The course, "Tactical Portfolio Management,
will be taught by Herbert B. Mayo, a finance professor who hopes
to raise $100,000 for his students to play around with in the stock
market. Mayo promises to match any investment put into the fund, which
will be operated in conjunction with The College of New Jersey
Mayo’s hope is that the fund will become a financial juggernaut that
throws off interest and takes advantage of market upturns, but he
stress that his brainchild is in its infancy and students will be
"making it up as they go." Any profits will be reinvested
in investment research, materials and equipment.
Comcast Cable Communications Inc. is launching a series of
service announcements and print materials to promote computer literacy
in the nation’s minority communities. The PSAs will air in both
and Spanish in 7 million households in ten markets. This project is
the first of a two-phase program conducted in partnership with the
National Association of Minorities in Communications’ Digital Bridge
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