Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Open House for job seekers

Walker's Talkers Toastmasters Club of Plainfield will be hosting a special open house on Thursday, April 30th. The open house will have a special focus toward helping those who are unemployed by providing information that job-seekers need. As part of this open house, a special panel discussion will be held with panelists answering questions on resume writing, interviewing, networking, health insurance, career transitioning and coaching, and other topics of importance to job-seekers. Panelists are experts in their fields and will be answering questions from guests.Panelists:
Ken Mitchell Real Skill Builders Networking
Lara Elgin Navistar On-Line Applications
Eric Wilson Wilson & Associates Cobra & Health Ins.
Peggy Killian Elmhurst College Career Transitions Career Coaching
Karyn Fuller Resume Writing
Anita Quinlan Plainfield Library Library Resources

Toastmasters can help you in your job search by not only improving your confidence in an interview, but also while networking with others. Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving professional and personal communication and leadership skills through performance, evaluation and mentorship. The Open House will be held at the Plainfield Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport St, Plainfield, IL. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00pm. Refreshments and networking will follow the meeting. The event is free but registration is required for this event. To register and get more information, please go to the club's website at www.walkerstalkers. org.

PS. Ken Mitchell was hired at 8 jobs without ever sending out a resume. He did it all through networking. Contact Tom Nosal at 815-609-1446 if more information is needed.

PPS While you will learn why and how to network at this event, "The Legal Alien's Guide" is your best guide on where to network: it lists organizations, associations and groups by gender, background, profession, etc. in Chicago and Illinois. For more information about the book, please, visit

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tony Blair at an event organized by Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Here is a truely UNIQUE event that I strongly encourage all internationals (and non-internationals too) to attend :

CHICAGO AND THE WORLD FORUM: Faith and Globalization
SPEAKER: The Right Honorable Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will discuss “Faith and Globalization” as an addition to the spring 2009 Chicago and the World Forum series “Fault Lines of Faith? Religion and Politics in World Affairs.”

This program is open to Chicago Council members only, but you can join the Council now and attend for free. The Council ortganizes a lot of exciting events during the year so it will be worht while.

Mr. Blair served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007. Since then he has launched the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which works with Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, and Buddhists, to promote respect and understanding between the major world religions and make the case for faith as a force for good in the modern world. Mr. Blair believes that faith will have great influence on how the challenges of globalization will be met.

WHERE: Fairmont Hotel, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Registration and cash bar reception
6:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion
7:15 p.m. Cash bar reception

Members $30, Nonmembers $60 (includes a one-year membership)

• Registration closes at NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH. '
• Due to strict security procedures, please arrive early.
• You MUST bring a valid photo ID (official state ID/driver’s license/passport).
• Registrations are nontransferable and NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Networking seminar

Saper Law’s Media Practice in Chicago is organizing an excellent event: it will teach you netowrking and, of course, you get to know people who will attend this seminar:

WHEN: Wednesday April 22, 2009, 11-30AM - 1.30PM
WHAT: Social Networking 101 seminar: How to use websites like Linked In, Twitter, and Facebook to develop new business, seek strategic partnerships, or simply establish yourself as an expert in a particular industry.

The keynote speaker will be Steve Fretzin, President of and Sales Results, Inc. Daliah Saper will also highlight some of the legal pitfalls associated with using social media to promote your business.

WHERE: Saper Law Offices, LLC 500 N. Dearborn , Suite 1200 Chicago , IL

Cost $15 with online registration, $25 at the door.
Lunch will be provided.

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