The Summer Solstice is upon us. Here comes the sun, the long sunny days… bring out the barbecue. With the warming weather, we will see businesses reopen. Employees will head back, gradually, into redesigned offices with a “new normal”. Many will continue to work virtually. We are re-defining where and how we work. There will be anxiety at first. Our hearts will be filled with warmth and a renewed spirit of belonging. Time to update your resumes. Clients are hiring. Here’s a hint… technology and health care candidates will be in demand. We have job openings in these verticals.
Take advantage of our Summer Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Talk with your employer about our Outplacement Services if you have been affected by a layoff. All sessions are conducted online.
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1) Job Openings –
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. If you need help sharpening your resume and /or your strategy to land your next job, let’s connect. The Resume Resume and Empowered Job Seeker sessions will be conducted online. Spring discount offered!
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
4) Featured Article: How to Respond to “So, Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview
The toughest job interview question may seem like a softball from the interviewer’s perspective:
“So…tell me about yourself.”
It seems easy because it feels like a free pass: no hypothetical scenario, no request for real-life examples, no technical challenge, not even the dreaded “What’s your biggest flaw?” Just…tell me anything.
But it only seems simple. Receiving such an open invitation invites more perils than opportunities, because you’re given no framework for your response – just a blank, clue-free canvas. Read more here
Our Current Openings
1. Webinar Presentation Title: Priceless Benefits of Role Playing to Ace Interviews
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
Description: I don’t know anyone who enjoys the prospect of role playing, unless they are a theatre major or experienced sales professional. However, it is the person who interviews BEST who often gets the job, so this is time well spent. During this session we will discuss the following:
Registration Link: here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
2. Art, Science, and the Elegant Universe by The Chicago Council on Science and Technology
“Scientists and artists both thrive on uncertainty and a sense of adventure.” These two ideas have inspired Lindsay Olson during her residency at Fermilab. Working with Fermilab scientists, like Dr. Kirsty Duffy, she created a body of work about the Standard Model, neutrino research, and the CMS experiment at CERN.
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM (CST)
3. A Chicago Innovation FREE virtual event: Improv(e) Your Life
In 2020, we’ve all suddenly found ourselves enrolled in the school of improv… Each day feels like a test of how well we can roll with the punches, innovate on-the-fly, and get ahead of rapidly changing conditions. We’ve called up some masters of personal re-invention to share insights on how we can all greet change with creativity and find opportunities in challenging moments.
Speakers include: Kelly Leonard – EVP Second City Works, Harry Kraemer – Former CEO & Chairman Baxter, Hedy Ratner – Founder & Co-President Emeritus, Orlando Saez – CEO Aker.
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (CST)
4. 60-min webinar: “How IMPROV Can Improve Your Job Search” and NSENG event. Speaker: RICHARD OBERBRUNER (Second City training grad)
On the surface, improvisation is known for its entertainment value to make people laugh. But it can also be a powerful communication tool in many aspects of a job search. Being quick-witted, thinking fast on your feet and conveying a positive attitude can make a huge difference in how you’re perceived throughout an interview. During this webinar, RICHARD OBERBRUNER, a SECOND CITY Training Center graduate, will lead a highly interactive session that will put you in situations where thinking with a different attitude can produce surprising results. Experience the power of improv for yourself and gain new communication techniques that you can use when networking or interviewing with a prospective employer. During Richard’s presentation, attendees will:
Date: Monday, June 22, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)
5. Why don’t I rank? These are the 5 big reasons you aren’t getting traffic from search. A Wine & Webinar Event. Speaker: Andy Crestodina Co-Founder/CMO, Orbit Media
You published a beautiful page, but you’re still not ranking. What went wrong? Was it the content? The competition? Why the heck isn’t this page getting any love from the Big G?
Here’s the thing:
Search is actually more straightforward than people think. Anyone can rank like a champion with just a basic understanding of the big concepts.
This is exactly what we’ll be covering in this session.
And best of all…
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CST)
6. Forensic Genomic Technologies: New Frontiers bring New Considerations
Dr. Hughes will explore the big picture impact of recent and rapid advancements in forensic genomics analyses, particularly the expansion from the use of traditional forensic genetic markers analyzed in state labs to cutting edge techniques only available at private and non-profit labs. Making the most of the often limited DNA evidence can mean the difference between a stalled and successful investigation. But with these new techniques and arenas being utilized for evidence interpretation, we must also consider: what is at stake if we move too fast to take on the next tantalizing technology? Lack of transparency, wrongful convictions, misinformation, privacy concerns, bias and more will be discussed. These promising new technologies provide forensic science with the chance to assist in the most troublesome of cases, and addressing these ethical, legal, and social concerns from the beginning will only serve to strengthen their contributions to science and society.
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Time: 4 PM – 4:45 PM (CST)
7. 2.5-Hour Online Workshop: “Maximizing the Value of LinkedIn During Your Job Search” by Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach
During this 2-hour instructional session, MARTY GILBERT, NSENG founder and job search coach, will walk you through the LinkedIn platform and provide you with his perspectives on the following topics:
Date: Monday, June 29, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (CST)
8. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.
COMPLIMENTARY ABM CERTIFICATION
READY. SET. LEARN.
If you’re like most marketers, you realize that even in this new normal, you need to make the most of your programs. It may seem impossible to still deliver on your pipe goals, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not-not if you have an ABM strategy in place.
To support your mastery of ABM during this challenging time, we’re making our ABM certification courses (both Foundations and Advanced) available on the house to everyone. (That’s a total value of $700!)
When you become a Certified ABM Strategist, you’ll gain actionable insights to:
We hope you take advantage of this certification opportunity! It’s a limited time deal. GET STARTED here
Offer valid through July 31, 2020. ABM Foundations is not a prerequisite of ABM Advanced. You may choose to sign up for one or both courses. We provide codes for both options.
9. HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more. Get the details here