Accelerated Career Training (ACT)

PSGCNJ offers a series of job search workshops. Prospective members are strongly encouraged to participate in the 2.5 day ACT program and are required to do so for eligibility to participate in the Advance Training workshops. It offers some benefits typically associated with employer outplacement services which will assist you in your job search. 

To attend you will need to register and receive confirmation from the PSGCNJ registrar as we do not support walk-ins. 

Please Note: The cut-off date to register for ACT training is the 25th of the prior month. For example, if you wanted to attend ACT training in July you would need to register by June 25th. 

We look forward to seeing you and making your search a successful one! 

HOURS:         Monday                                  1:30pm - 4:30pm

           Tuesday & Wednesday         9:15am - 4:45pm  

Arrive 15 Minutes early for each module to sign in as classes begin promptly.

LOCATION:  United Methodist Church at 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.  

PARKING:   There are multiple areas to park around the church.

  • Non-Metered spots in-front of the church and on Ross Street (immediately to the right of the church)
  • Metered spots across from the church (25 cents/hour)
  • Municipal Lots can be found between Main Street & E. High Street

See MAP for directions to the Church for all Parking Information. 


  • Course Material (e-mailed prior to course)
  • Additional Reference Materials (e-mailed after course to attendees) 

We are not able to provide any handouts of the presentation materials.


  • Pad
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Printed Course Material (Optional)
  • Laptop/Tablet (Optional)

 Download all course materials to your system as Wi-Fi is not available within the Church. 


  • 5 Minute Refresher break(s)
  • 50 Minute Lunch Break (Tuesday/Wednesday)

 We do not provide food, snacks or water; however there is a refrigerator and microwave.

Somerville offers numerous eateries and a Shoprite if you choose to leave the church and purchase lunch.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Training Registrar at




Course Materials (pdf format)

Monday Afternoon
1:30pm - 4:30pm


Introduction to:

  • Employment Orientation & Self Assessment 
  • Phases of  Job Loss Financial Considerations 
  • Goals that drive business 
  • Accomplishment Stories (C.A.R.s)

Tuesday Morning
9:30am - 12:30pm


Development of:

  • Communication 
  • Employment Search Tools 
  • Your personal C.A.R.s
  • 30-90 Second Capsule
  • Resumes / Cover Letters / TBAR

Tuesday Afternoon
1:30pm - 4:30pm


Explanation / How to:

  • Network
  • Target Companies
  • What Market Document are
  • Organize your campaign/Work-space

Wednesday Morning
9:30am -12:30pm


Review on:

  • Interviewing
  • Interview Preparation 
  • Addressing the different Types of Interviews
  • Thank you and follow up methods
  • Offers / Negotiation  

Wednesday Afternoon


Course Capstone:

  • Social Media in job search
  • Mod 1-5 Summary  

The mission of the PSGCNJ Training Committee is to better prepare people in career transition by providing tools and information to help focus and accelerate their job search. All of our Trainers are volunteer professionals in career transition, just like the ACT class participants. The recommendations/suggestions PSGCNJ provides are based upon the current state of the marketplace and with consultation of professional career counselors. You should consider the perspectives and information offered, take what you like and apply what suits your current job search.

Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ)
Phone: 908-445-5730

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