Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My next seminar - June 12, 2008

My next seminar, "A to Z of Successful Networking" will be in JUNE for job seekers (people in career transition, graduating students and newcomers to Chicagoland) and it will include Resume Writing Techniques session!!!

WHEN: June 12, 2008, 5.30 - 7.00 pm
WHERE: 111 West Jackson Boulevard, suite 1108, Chicago, IL 60604

Topics to be covered:
-why networking
- where to network
- how to network
-how to prepare for the event including how to create a perfect resume

Learn all tools and techniques to network comfortably and successfully on your own, connect with people, build relationships and acquire new customers. Also learn DOs and DON'Ts of resume writing. Resume writing session is conducted by Charlotte Weeks who is a professional resume writer and owner of Weeks Resume Service. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University, and spent over three years working in Human Resources. While experienced in all types of resume writing, her specialty is writing for people making career changes. Charlotte is a member of the National Resume Writer's Association and the Professional Association of Resume Writers.

All participants will get a FREE copy of "The Legal Alien's Guide. Building a Career and Life in Chicago, Illinois" - the unique guide that has detailed listings of networking organizations, associations, groups and clubs in Chicago and suburbs.

Price: 37 USD

To register, please, go to http://www.legalaliensguide.com/Seminars

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

FOX News will film my seminar!

Great news! Since I started organizing networking seminars several organizations expressed interest in me doing these seminars at their location - to train their sales/membership development staff who in line with their work are responsible for meeting a lot of people and attracting new customers (it is indeed more convenient for companies, various membership organizations, educational institutions, etc. because I can tailor the seminar to their audience and it will be much cheaper because the price of the seminar will not include the cost of renting the office space).

FOX News really liked the idea of organizing "customer tailored" seminars and on May 1, 2008 they will be coming to my seminar to film it and to create an educational segment based on it. It should air on TV within approximately a week but I don't know the date and time yet - stay tuned!!!

It will be a great opportunity to view the seminar and see how it can benefit you or your organization!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Illinois Congressman Danny K. Davis endorses "The Legal Alien's Guide"

I am very happy that local politicians are now starting to appreciate the real value of my book and how it can help many people, both Americans and immigrants, living in Chicagoland!
Illinois Congressman Danny K. Davis, 7th District, (http://www.house.gov/davis/) endorsed "The Legal Alien's Guide" today, April 23, 2008:

"Tatiana Sorokina came to the United States in 2005 to start a new life, and a new job and a new family. By any measure that is serious change. Tatiana has distilled her experiences in making that transition into this slim volume aimed at professionals pursuing a similar life path. Tatiana has promised to keep the data in the book up-to-date by devoting a website to updates for the Guide. Tatiana clearly learnt a great deal about Chicago in just two years...we can only thank her for sharing!"
-Congressman Danny K. Davis, 7th District

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Network and learn

WHAT: A Workshop for Women Ready to take control of their lives and their finances.

Learn about achieving a healthier balance between work and personal life. This workshop is for women "ready to take control of their lives and their finances". It will also cover:
• Importance of having a life you love
• Making your dream life a reality
• Prioritizing your finances

- Barb Heenan, CEC, ACC and Megan Walls, CEC, ACC of A Fresh Connection Coaching & Consulting
- Jeffrey C. Simon, CFP®, Financial Consultant, RBC Wealth Management

WHEN : Wednesday, April 23rd
Times: 12:00pm to 1pm for lunch
5:30pm-6:30pm for wine & cheese

WHERE: 500 W. Madison, Suite 2500, Chicago, Illinois

This event is FREE OF CHARGE

Please RSVP to Jeff Simon at 312-559-1704. Seating is limited

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Diversity Job Fair

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
3:00 - 6:00 PM
The Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Diversity creates a match between the company and all the customers they service.
There will be a variety of industries represented: finance, technology, sales and general office. All levels of skills are welcome, entry or experienced.

RECRUITING FOR:Customer Service, Management, Retail Management, Accounting, Banking, Technology, Finance, Sales, Engineering, General Business Skills, Insurance, Marketing, IT/IS, Human Resources and more
To Register submit your resume at:


PLEASE NOTE: You'll need to set any spam filters you are using to allow email from ccuconfirmations@ resumescanning. com, or you may not receive the confirmation messages.

DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO: contactus@jobfairsofamerica.com

This is a professional event so please dress accordingly.

For more details go to http://www.jobfairsofamerica.com/

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Women. Identity. Purpose.

Another good organization for women:

Women. Identity. Purpose (W.I.P.) http://womenidentitypurpose.org/index.php is focused on empowering working single mothers. By providing financial awards, their goal is to promote career advancement, economic stability and the quality of life for their children. One of W.I.P. core goals is to guide women in obtaining profitable, yet fulfilling employment.

W.I.P currently has in Memphis and in the Chicagoland area, but plan to have sister locations in Atlanta, Cleveland, Seattle and the Washington D.C.

W.I.P. offers 2 main programs:

The Buddy Networking Training Series
They provide personal and professional training in a workshop or seminar setting to assist their members in gaining invaluable information for effective career and life success. These public programs are facilitated by trainers in their Success Network.

"Success Partner Network" Program
For many years there has been a lack of role models, which has been cited as a barrier of success for many women. The Women Identity Purpose Organization's Success Partner Network program will offer mothers the opportunity to foster trusting relationships for networking, coaching, counseling, life lessons and for the best way to share their own knowledge, experience and expertise. Their Success Partner Network program" is made up of volunteer life, career coaches and mentors.

The organization also provides a number of awards and grants.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

View educational videos on how to save more and spend less in the U.S.

It is very difficult to relocate to a new country because you need to learn a lot about ways of living, how not to be fooled in certain situations, for instance, especially when you deal with issues related to your finances, job, small business, etc.

The famous American Emmy Award winning program, Money Talks, broadcasts consumer/personal finance news series. As they say, they "help America to save more and spend less". They provide news that help you to keep more money in your pocket with simple informative stories.

Now you can view some of their educational series on my video player on my website: http://www.legalaliensguide.com/videos.html . I've put in very useful video clips on the topics of starting a small business, working from home, deducting your vacation expenses (i.e. have them tax free), how to avoid banks scam, etc. I am sure these videos will be helpful not only to immigrants but to locals too (after all, Money Talks was created for American audience)

The videos rotate on the player so come often to see the new ones!

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

FREE networking event - just mention "The Legal Alien's Guide"!

World Financial Group is organizing a nice formal networking event this Saturday and they let me know that the first 25 people who mention my book will be registered for FREE!

WHEN: Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 9:30am-11:30am (please be prompt, doors close around 10:00am)
WHERE: The Wyndam Lisle, 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532
HOW TO REGISTER: call the office and ask for Velma Brazelton @ 708.957.1800 from 9am - 3:00pm (Mon -Fri) to confirm your reservations. If you don't reach her directly, please leave a telephone number, mention my book and she'll get back to you to confirm their reservation. This is a first come first serve offer.

It will be a great networking opportunity for entrepreneurs: they expect people from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

FINAL REMINDER+UP-DATE: My seminar 04/14 + great food will be served!

This is a FINAL reminder and invitation to my networking seminar:

WHAT: "A to Z of Successful Networking"
WHEN: April 14, 2008 5-6.15pm
WHERE: 111 W. Jackson Blvd, suite 1108, Chicago IL
REGISTRATION & MORE INFO: http://www.legalaliensguide.com/Seminars

At my seminar you will learn how to network successfully and most importantly where to do it in Chicago and suburbs depending on your goals, gender, age, ethnic and professional background.

All participants will receive a FREE copy of a unique Chicagoland guide - "The Legal Alien's Guide. Building a Career and Life in Chicago, Illinois"

This seminar will include a session of structured networking so prepare your elevator speech and bring plenty of business cards!

GREAT NEWS for those coming after work or from the suburbs: a selection of wonderful complementary refreshments will be provided by I Love Food Group (http://www.ilovefoodgroup.com/)

You can learn more about my book and seminars from the video filmed by WTTW Channel 11, which invited me as a guest on "Chicago Tonight" program: http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=42,8,4&vid=http://wttw.vo.llnwd.net/o16/wttw/c2n/032608d.flv

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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Jewish Living in Chicago

Here is a useful resource for jewish people relocating to Chicago: "Jewish Living in Chicago" http://www.juf.org/guide/ It is an on-line guide put together by Jewis United Fund organization. It offers a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of Chicago-area Jewish organizations, resources, products, and services. Examples of the organizations listed include educational organizations, medical institutions, welcome centers, youth organizations, etc.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

The video of my interview on Chicago Tonight show

For those ones who didn't catch me on TV last week on WTTW (PBS) Channel 11 "Chicago Tonight" show here is a direct link to see my interview with Phil Ponce:


BTW, Phil is a great host. It was my first experience on TV, it was exciting as well as scary to be on a live show but he made me feel so comfortable as if we were just chatting in his living room. I am really grateful to him for that!

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