LinkedIn to Your Job Search

Becky Brillon, MS-HRM

Tuesday January 24th 2012 at 7:00pm
Wheaton, Illinois Institute of Technology - Rice Campus, Room 103


Current estimates place networking as the most important tool in a successful job search. Factually, 80-85% of jobs landed are through networking. Attending job clubs and having a solid elevator speech is important face-to-face, but in addition and behind the scenes job seekers should incorporate LinkedIn(R).

Do not underestimate the power of LinkedIn(R). Knowing how to build an effective profile, connect with others, and utilize group discussion and job boards is extremely important.

Becky Brillon will provide a demonstration presentation of LinkedIn(R) and answer questions. Learn a few intermediate tips and make the most of this tool so it can work for you.

Topics covered in the presentation include:

Once we have finished, we will adjourn to nearby Cozymel's Mexican restaurant for food and drinks.


Becky Brillon is a Certified Resume Writer with the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Counselors. She also holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management. As the Program Director of the Community Career Center in Naperville, she is responsible for forecasting and anticipating the needs of job seekers to stay current on the trends and respond with up to date, relevant information. Becky's presentation topics include Social Media Networking, Federal Job Application, Humor Therapy for Job Seekers and Resume Writing to name a few. View Becky's profile at

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be:

        IIT Rice Campus
        Room 103
        201 East Loop Road
        Wheaton, IL 60187-8489
Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
The 19-acre campus is located just northeast of the intersection of Naperville and Butterfield roads in south Wheaton's Danada development. The campus is three miles west of the Butterfield Road interchange of the North-South Tollway (I-355) and two miles north of the Naperville Road interchange of the East-West Tollway (I-88).

From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.

From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.

From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn north (right when exiting westbound, left when exiting eastbound) to Warrenville Road. After the short distance, turn right at the traffic light to get to Naperville Road and turn left (north) for 1-2 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. If you arrive late, we suggest that you park and enter at the main doors at the south end of the building. IIT has started locking the other doors at 7pm, so the north doors by room 103 might be locked once we've started the meeting.

Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.

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