Perfecting Your Job Search: The Story Behind the Story
by Lauren Milligan
Effective Job Interviewing from Both Sides of the Desk
by Andy Lester
The Story Behind the Story is a new concept in resume development...and resume improvement. Job seekers have to differentiate themselves from all other candidates, which is harder than ever to do. Our speaker will share her expert advice and insider tips on how you can accomplish this. Bring your resume to get the most out of the presentation!
After years of experience in recruiting, sales and marketing, Lauren Milligan founded ResuMAYDAY as CEO and Senior Resume Consultant in 2001. ResuMAYDAY quickly grew from a one-person operation to a corporation that works with national and international clients. Ms. Milligan manages a full team of resume writers and is currently a career expert for Yahoo! HotJobs, CareerBuilder, BNC, OutOfWorkChicago.com and other national employment resources. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and she is a frequent guest expert on WLS and WGN radio. Her own weekly Career Advancement radio show can be heard every week at http://www.mydreambiz.net.
Interviews have too long been treated like interrogations, probing and testing candidates like they were fruit at a grocer. Effective interviewing reframes the interview as what it really is: the candidate's first day on the job.
For job-seekers, topics include:
For managers, you'll learn:
Andy Lester ( http://theworkinggeek.com ) has been a business programmer for over two decades. His first book, "Land The Tech Job You Love" ( http://pragprog.com/titles/algh ), on job search strategies for programmers, sysadmins and other technical people, has just been published by Pragmatic Bookshelf.
Professional Photographer Rich Cullen will be available before the meeting at 6:30p to take digital photo head shots until the first presentation starts. Rich will email the photoshop corrected detailed version and website version to the attendee. $10 (cash or check) is expected at the time the photo is taken. More information about Rich can be found at http://thephotonfoundry.com with examples of head shots for one of his clients at http://ptadvantagepc.com/page1/page1.html.
People should have a picture of themselves so that other people can visualize them as a real person. You can read a description, but seeing a picture makes for a "human" connection. For the picture, you should dress in accordance with the image you want to project. A suit and tie? Probably not for an IT group. A Hawaiian shirt? Probably not that either. Avoid patterns and prints. Stay with solid colors. Probably a polo shirt or something like that. A propeller cap? You decide.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
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 left 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, past Cozymel's. Look for the sign. 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 right (north) 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. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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