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A plethora of events for professionals "in transition," many of them free, take place in and around New York City over the next couple of weeks.

This coming Tuesday, Jan. 13, features a networking "Pink Slip Party" in White Plains from 6 - 8:00 p.m. Recruiters from throughout the New York metropolitan area will be on hand. The event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's local chapter. (eFinancialCareers is a co-sponsor.) Admission is $10.

Vintage Bar & Restaurant, 171 Main Street, White Plains.

Information: (914) 949-0084, ext. 8993

Several events are slated for midtown Manhattan.

Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., career coaches Brad Agry, Sharon Naulty and Win Sheffield will provide a one-night resume review workshop with feedback on participant resumes. Pre-registration is encouraged, and admission is $20 ($25 at the door).

St. Bartholomew's Community House, 109 East 50th Street.

Register at 212-378-0222.

Career coach Win Sheffield will present the following free talks:

Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.: "Let Your Accomplishments Speak for You."

Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.: "Build Your Job Search Strategy," by scoping out how employers think, what they're looking for and how to explain what you want.

Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue at 34th Street.

Also on Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.: "Network into the Hidden Job Market." Who to talk to, how to build relationships to get the information you need, and how to talk to people to help them help you.

Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue at 34th Street.

And, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church has two free "career success" events coming up:

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m.: "Where the Jobs Are," led by James Brown, a New York State Department of Labor economist.

7 West 55th Street (Corning Logan Room, fifth floor of the church)

Information: Diana Kypar, (212) 247 - 0490 or

Feb. 3: "Skills Assessment: Play to Your Strengths," led by career counselor Aileen Sharaga.

Information: Diana Kypar, (212) 247 - 0490 or

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