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January Professional Development Meeting

January 16, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Joseph’s Country Manor & Grove
271 Columbia Ave
Depew, NY 14043

Registration is now closed on-line as seating is limited..  Please contact the office at 648-0973 to see if there are cancellations.


Joint Meeting with ISM- Both Sides of Interviewing... How to Make it Work for You!!

About the Topic:

Wednesday, January 16th

Both Sides of Interviewing…How to Make it Work for You!!


 Gary Pezzuti – Placement Professional
Central, North & West Jersey APICS Chapters

This session will clearly identify the specific objectives of the candidate and hiring authority that becomes the foundation of a mutually fulfilling partnership.

“Hiring managers care about whatever problem they've got that's annoying and expensive enough to justify spending precious salary dollars to fix it. That's all they care about, and that's all they should care about.”
-- Liz Ryan - Human Workplace              


  • Who wants what
  • Each side’s risks
  • Resumes & Job Descriptions
  • Interviewing perspectives
  • Do’s & Don’ts
  • Follow up

Who Should Attend:

  • Those who will sit for their annual review
  • Employees seeking promotions and / or management positions
  • Managers / Staff who screen or conduct interviews
  • Anyone involved in training / instruction / education
  • Managers performing employee reviews
  • Project Managers / Team Leaders
  • Students / Practioners seeking to chart a career path


About the Speaker:

Gary Pezzuti of Summit Group has spent the past 40+ years as a Placement Professional serving most of the manufacturing sector and specializing in "Contingency Search" and "Interim Professionals". He has observed evolutionary changes in hiring procedures as well as the emergence of numerous "magical marketing techniques". And while there are no magic pills, Gary has developed an efficient method of teaching candidates more effective ‘real life’ presentation techniques... satisfying the desires of the candidates as well as fulfilling the requirements of the position and the expectations of the hiring authorities.

In addition, Gary has been a member of APICS since 1981; presently serves as Treasurer for Central Jersey APICS, Secretary for West Jersey APICS and Treasurer for North Jersey APICS. He is Past President of the Board of Unity Church of NYC, Treasurer of The Eric Butterworth Foundation and Adjutant for the Military Order of the Purple Heart - Chapter 202.

About the Event:

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Joseph’s Country Manor & Grove
271 Columbia Ave
Depew, NY 14043

5:00-5:30pm.....Registration, Cash Bar, Networking
6:30-8:15pm.... Presentation  ( Note: presentation will be approximately 1hr 45 min due to content)
8:15pm.  .....     Questions and Answers

About the Meal:

Buffet Menu
Chef Salad w/Three Dressings
Fresh Fruit Salad
Rolls & Butter
Coffee & Tea
Pacific Blend Mixed Vegetables
Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese
Lebanese Rice
Chicken Cacciatore
Roast Loin of Pork w/BBQ Glaze
Orange Sherbet

Cash Bar


Cost: $30 Members & Guests; $20.00 Full-Time Students, Members not in the Workforce or Retired

Register: Online at or call APICS at PPM OffiCenter (716) 648-0973

Notes: Reservations requested by 1/14 but may be accepted later pending space availability.

Cancellation Policy: Please call APICS at (716) 648-0972 by 2:00 p.m. of the day prior to the scheduled event to notify us
of any changes or cancellations. Cancellations after this time are subject to billing if a replacement cannot be found.


$30.00 Members

$30.00 Non-Member Ticket

$20.00 Member not in Workforce or Retired

$20.00 Full Time Student


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