Fall 2013 Workshops
Resume Writing for the 21st Century
Led by Denise Gallagher
Do you know what the first step is in getting an interview? Effectively marketing yourself on your resume is probably the most important first step. Join us for a lively resume writing workshop which will cover how to successfully market your accomplishments on your resume to get your foot in the door for an interview.
Tue., September 17, 2:00 p.m., Skokie campus, Room C214
Thu., October 10, 2:00 p.m., Skokie campus, Room C212
Wed., November 20, 5:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 1605
Writing Resumes in the USA (for the non native job seeker)
Led by Laurie Marmel
Conducting a job search in the USA is very different from other countries. For starters, a resume is required. What is a resume, what kind of information should you include, and how is the resume used in the job search? Non native job seekers will also learn how to handle education and work experience obtained outside the USA.
Tue., September 3, 2:00 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2549
Wed., October 9, 1:30 p.m., Skokie campus, Room C112 Canceled
Thu., November 7, 1:00 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2140
How to Make Yourself Marketable in Your Major
Led by Laurie Marmel
You’re earning your degree but what else should you be doing to make yourself attractive to employers? Learn what skills and characteristics employers want and how to gain experience related to your major. There are many experiences you can pursue right now while earning your degree!
Thu., September 19, 5:00 p.m., Des Plaines, Room 2138 Canceled
Tue., October 8, 2:00 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
Wed., November 6, 1:30 p.m., Skokie campus, Room C254 Canceled
Writing Effective Cover Letters
Led by Laurie Marmel
Do employers read cover letters? What should I include to increase my chances of getting an interview? Is it OK to write a standard cover letter and use it every time I apply for a job? Get the answers to these questions and many others about how to be as effective as possible in your job search.
Thu., September 26, 1:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
Tue., October 22, 5:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
Tue., November 19, 2:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
Using LinkedIn to Improve Your Job Search
Recruiters tell us they are using LinkedIn as a primary resource to find candidates for open positions. Learn about setting up a profile, privacy settings and ways to use LinkedIn to make connections in your field, research companies and find jobs. Understand how employers evaluate your online presence and actions you can take to make a positive impression.
Tue., September 24, 10:00 a.m., Skokie campus, Room P235
Thu., October 10, 10:30 a.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 1863
Tue., November 12, 2:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 1863
Thu., November 7, 10:00 a.m., Skokie campus, Room P235
What's That Career About Anyway?
We hear of wonderful majors and job titles everyday. But how do you seriously consider a major or job title that you know very little about? In this workshop, participants will learn how to use career guidance software to research job descriptions, outlook and salaries, training, and additional resources for many areas of the world of work.
Wed., October 16, 1:30 p.m., Skokie campus, Room P235 Canceled
Tue., October 22, 10:00 a.m., Skokie campus, Room P235
Tue., October 29, 2:00 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 1863
Etiquette for Your Professional Life
Do you know how Bill Gates makes his final decision on a job candidate? He takes them to lunch! Join us for an enlightening workshop on professional etiquette which will address how to be successful in an interview or business lunch. We will also cover dressing for success, social media do’s and don’ts and the art of small talk.
Tue., October 1, 2:00 p.m., Skokie campus, Room C212
Thu., October 3, 12:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2140
Tue., October 15, 12:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
Tue., November 12, 2:00 p.m., Skokie campus, Room C212
Des Plaines Campus
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, Illinois 60077