Spring 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., January 29, 2:00 p.m., Skokie campus, Room C254
Thu., February 28, 10:00 a.m., Skokie campus, Room A151
Wed., March 27, 5:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
Writing Resumes in the USA (for the non native job seeker)
Led by Allison Poore
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., February 5, 9:00 a.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
Thu., March 7, 5:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138 - Canceled
Wed., April 3, 1:30 p.m., Skokie campus, Room A151
How to Make Yourself Marketable in Your Major
Led by Allison Poore
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!
Wed., February 13, 9:30 a.m., Skokie campus, Room C254
Tue., March 5, 2:00 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
Thu., April 18, 5:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2547
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., March 7, 12:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
Tue., April 2, 5:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
Thu., April 25, 1:30 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., February 26, 5:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 1837
Tue., March 5, 2:00 p.m., Skokie campus, Room P235
Thu., April 4, 2:00 p.m., Skokie campus, Room P235
Thu., April 18, 1:00 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2635
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.
Thu., February 7, 10:00 a.m., Skokie campus, Room P232
Tue., March 19, 1:00 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2635
Thu., March 28, 1:00 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2635
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., February 19, 2:00 p.m., Skokie campus, Room C254
Thu., February 21, 12:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
Tue., April 16, 10:00 a.m., Skokie campus, Room A151
Tue., April 30, 5:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2138
How Did They Get That Job Anyway?
Led by Robin Vivona
There are typically many academic or career paths one can take to obtain certain jobs. Come learn about the creative and sometimes serendipitous paths people take to reach their goals. You just might hear some ideas you can utilize in your own career development!
Thu., January 31, 10:30 a.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 1506
Wed., February 20, 1:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2137
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