February at Lisle Township Job Club

RESUME REVIEWS

Mondays, 10 a.m. (Except President’s Day Feb. 17)

Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge 60517—1st Floor Study Room G

Bring your resume, cover letter or job club handbill and we’ll review and suggest ways you can strengthen your job search materials to best position you for your next job. FREE  

                                                                                

NETWORKING MEETINGS

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Community Career Center, 1815 Diehl Road, Suite 900, Naperville 60563

It’s a fact: More people land jobs through active networking—upwards of 85 percent—than by any other job search method. Expand your network with other job seekers (everybody knows somebody), find out who is hiring and about jobs that may never be advertised, share successful strategies and contact names, and practice your “elevator speech”—a brief two-minute verbal resume about positions desired and target employers—and let us help you. FREE

 

THE MINDFUL JOB SEARCH

Thursday, Feb. 20, 10-11:30 a.m.

Community Career Center, 1815 Diehl Road, Suite 900, Naperville 60563

Mindfulness is an age-old practice that is scientifically validated to increase personal wellbeing and resiliency. Its benefits include stress reduction, mental clarity and improved problem-solving, as well as increased energy and confidence, mood regulation and relaxation. Can you imagine what this could mean to your job search? This experiential workshop will introduce you to different mindful techniques that you can apply to your personal and professional life, and even within interviews. Presented by Sarah Breithaupt, MSEd, LCPC. Free to all CNC Members, $25 for nonmembers.

 

JOB CLUB SPEAKER—Beating the Age Bias—Job Search Tips for Mature Professionals          

Friday, February 28, 10 a.m.

Lisle Public Library, 777 Front Street, Lisle 60532 • Conference Room A/B

Mature workers face particular challenges in their job searches. Job seekers “of a certain age” may face negative stereotypes. While ageism certainly exists, there are also real pluses you bring as an older applicant. Learn tips to help you put your best foot forward and make a favorable impression on employers. Topics covered include managing perceptions, updating your resume and addressing age bias in the interview. Presented by Terri Craig, noted presenter on career topics in Illinois and North Carolina, following a corporate career at McDonald’s. Networking precedes presentation. FREE

 

Sarah Breithaupt ♦ (630) 968-2987, ext. 14 ♦  sarahb@lisletownship.com