Monday, March 22, 2010

Small business forum

Here is a good even for entrepreneurs (small business owners) - an excellent opportunity to network FREE OF CHARGE:

WHEN: April 5, 2010, 10 AM - 1 PM
WHAT: ILLINOIS SMALL BUSINESS EXPORT PROMOTION FORUM. Event hosted by Illinois Senator Richard J. Durbin.

This Forum will highlight the benefits of exporting for small and medium-sized
businesses in Illinois to support job retention and growth.

Topics include: Identifying Target Markets and Business Partners; Trade Finance; Export Credit Insurance; Export Working Capital Loans; Exporter Success Stories.

Speakers include: Karen Mills, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration; Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative; Fred Hochberg, Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.; Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce.

WHERE: University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 North City Front Plaza Drive, Chicago.

No charge; advance registration required. For information, please call 312/353-4952; for registration, please e-mail:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Women Career Fair

Do you think most job fairs are worthless? That you stand in line for hours for your chance to shine—only to have a recruiter direct you to a website? That you leave feeling worse than you did before?

Women For Hire career expos—the only events geared specifically to professional women—are different.

It is a day-long experience for women, a safe haven for you to meet with great recruiters, get four hours of FREE advice, inspiration and services and leave feeling like your chances of success are far better than when you arrived.

You may glean a helpful career tidbit or two. You could end up getting a thorough primer on what it takes these days to launch your career, find another job or reinvent yourself in these tough times. But no matter what reception you get from any recruiter, you'll leave our expo feeling more empowered, optimistic and enthusiastic about your career.

Start your day early on Thursday, April 8 by attending Tory Johnson's popular Early Morning Seminar. In this inspirational 90-minute session, the CEO of Women For Hire discusses her own fired-to-hired story and talks about the latest job trends and tactics that inspire millions of viewers each week on ABC's Good Morning America. More details below.

Once our expo doors open at 10 a.m., there is a variety of FREE services designed to empower you in your job search.

Resume Critiquing: Every resume can use a second set of eyes. Seasoned professionals are here to provide customized feedback to make your resume stand apart from the rest.

Mentor Match: New this season, benefit from mini mentoring sessions with professionals who will listen to your career goals and give you their best, on-the-spot advice.

Power Seminars: Experts offer 20-minute sessions throughout the day covering a wide range of topics and themes quickly but directly, chock-full of information on topics ranging from how to use social media to find a job to what to say in an interview after that first "hello." Look for more details in our upcoming newsletters.

Whether you're currently looking for a job, considering a career change or simply interested in meeting with other smart and savvy professional women, Women For Hire is here for you.

Women For Hire Chicago Career Expo

Thursday, April 8
Navy Pier

600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Free Admission
Free Resume Critiquing
Free Powerful Career Seminars
Free All-new Mentor Match Program

*Registration at the door
*Resumes required for admittance
*Business attire required

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Greater Chicago Networking Extravaganza

The annual Greater Chicago Networking Extravaganza is the premier business networking event in Chicagoland, bringing together the business community for an incredible evening of mixing, mingling, education and fun. It will feature an abundance of business-development opportunities and informative presentations from two of Chicago's preeminent relationship-building experts, Lillian Bjorseth and Jason Jacobsohn.

Date: April 6, 2010
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: The Metropolitan Club, Chicago
Hosts: Lillian Bjorseth of Duoforce Enterprises and Jason Jacobsohn of AEGIS Professional Services
Sponsors Include: CK Interactive Design, The Metropolitan Club, Keller Graduate School of Management, and Wheatle Peart

For more information and to register, go to
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