West Suburban Job Seekers
Providing support for the unemployed and under-employed in the western suburbs of Chicago
Though we no longer meet regularly, this page is maintained in hopes there will be nuggets still of value to job seekers.
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.)
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.
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.
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:
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.