West Suburban Job Seekers

Providing support for the unemployed and under-employed in the western suburbs of Chicago

 

Evangelical Covenant Church of Villa Park

17 W. 620 Riordan Rd.
Villa Park, IL 60181

 

 

 

Though we no longer meet regularly, this page is maintained in hopes there will be nuggets still of value to job seekers.

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By popular demand, a zipped copy (3 MB) of our program, "Making SMART use of the Internet" is available for download by clicking here. (Requires ability to read Power Point 2000 files.)

Paul Deal's  presentation on Successful Interviewing is available here in MS Word format.

Scott Kane joined us on and presented The Gray Hair Laws of Networking. Download his Power Point presentation.

Jim Eilers' presentation demystifying Personal Web Pages for Non-Geeks

Paul Deal did it again. Here's are notes for The Art of Telling Employers Exactly What They Want to Hear

Terry Kozlowski's program on Using Your Personality to Get a (Better) Job.. This is a zipped folder containing Terry's presentation and some supporting material.  File is about 3 megabytes and will require unzipping and Acrobat Reader.

The outline for Jim Eilers' discussion on  What It Took To Land A Job

Professional Recruiter, Greg David's presentation, "If It's Got To Be, It's Up To Me!"

HR Consultant Jayne Zouvas shares  "The Secret Funnel, How do I get in?" which recaps what Job Seekers should know about how employers screen applicants prior to making hiring decisions. (Requires ability to read Power Point file.)

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Mission Statement

The West Suburban Job Seekers operates with the principles of guidance, support, coaching and assisting job seekers, by bringing people and resources together through networking. 

PURPOSE 

The founding of Job Seekers was initiated by, Jim Eilers for the purpose of reaching out during his own Employment search.  The founder realized all of the available resources for networking, although professional and meaningful, did not satisfy his need of conferring and was missing the element of a personal touch. 

OBJECTIVE 

The Job Seekers organizationís objective is to round out the offerings of the existing networking / job search arena.  Not only will the Job Seekers provide the arena for networking referrals of contact names, we will add a personal touch to build confidence and self esteem with following: 

bulletOne on one assessments of fears to seek out employment.
bulletBuild Confidence
bulletBuild self esteem
bulletGuidance and steps on preparing for the search.
bulletCoaching sessions (even if just to talk through the issues)
bulletTraining
bulletComputer Skills
bulletComputer Software Classes
bulletInterview Coaching
bulletDevelopment of Tools
bulletResumes
bullet  Cover Letters
bullet  Listings of Recruiting Firms
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 Mentoring
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 Provide a forum for sharing

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Individual assistance

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   Presentations
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 Provide guest speakers to learn from

These efforts coupled with the traditional networking methods for seeking employment will provide a more confident and prepared individual to seek the next employment opportunity.  The additions we have as our offering will set us apart from the normal network groups. 

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