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Chicago Career Expo – October 6, 2011

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Navy Pier
Lakeview Terrace Room
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 (directions) Important Details 

  • Free Admission
  • Register On-Site
  • Resumes Required for Admittance
  • Business Attire Required
  • As a reminder, you are responsible for your parking fees. Parking at the Navy Pier is a flat rate of $20.
  • Included in this free four-hour event

    *Power Seminars: Top tips and tricks on acing a challenging job search
    *Mentor Match: Candid advice from another professional in the trenches
    *Perfect Pitch: Nail your quick intro to wow everyone you meet
    *Resume Reviews: Instant feedback on this all-important document
    *The Interview: Experts will evaluate job seeker’s interview skills
    *Engaging Employers: Access to the people who’ll get you in the door
    *Exceptional Connections: Phenomenal talent to trade ideas and leads

    Coffee & Career Chat

    Register for the Early Morning Seminar

    Is your job search stalled? Have you been thinking about starting your own business but aren’t sure what steps to take? Sign up now for Women For Hire’s popular early morning seminar.

    Joining us at the Navy Pier: career wiz Alexandra Levit, who’ll talk about what it takes to get a job these days and Sendaball creator Michele Kaputska, who’ll talk about how to start your own business.

    Register for this special session prior to the career expo from 8:30am-10:00am. You’ll also get priority admittance into the career expo.

    Space is limited. Reserve your space now.

    Register Now

    Sponsored By:

    Take Part in our Mentor Match Program

    All career expo attendees are invited to benefit from a complimentary, one-on-one “speed mentoring” session with accomplished professionals from a range of leading employers. This is your chance to ask questions about balancing work and family, figuring out how to switch careers, and finding the Aha! moment in your job search and career advancement. Ask anything you want during your mini-mentor session! It’s another FREE benefit of attending the Chicago Career Expo. (No pre-registration necessary.)

    Power Seminars in Chicago:

    Jodi Glickman
    Perfecting Your Personal Pitch
    The Best Version of You: How to Nail Your Interview

    Jodi Glickman is an expert in training young people how to be Great on the Job. Jodi is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and regular blogger for Harvard Business Review and her new book: Great on the Job, What to Say, How to Say It, The Secrets of Getting Ahead has been described as a veritable master class in workplace success.  Jodi has trained some of the best and brightest young minds in business—her clients include Harvard Business School, Wharton, Kellogg School of Management, BofA/Merrill, Citigroup, Baird & Co., The Forte Foundation, and 85 Broads, among others.

    Lauren Milligan
    Resume Development: The Story Behind the Story
    The 2 Question Exercise That Will Improve Your Resume in 30 Seconds or Less

    Lauren Milligan is the head Resume Expert and Job Search Coach at ResuMAYDAY. She is the career expert to WGN and WLS radio, as well as other Chicago media. Her ‘no wimps allowed’ attitude and often counter-intuitive strategies means that her clients are finding work in this recession without having to compromise on career level or salary.

    Benefit from our Perfect Pitch Program

    In this session you’ll work with coaches to master that all-important one sentence to sell yourself.

    Whether you’re a seasoned executive, a recent college grad or an entrepreneur, we all must know how to introduce ourselves in a way that’s clear, concise and compelling. Yet most people don’t have that opening sentence down.

    This session will help change that and leave you feeling empowered and confident. Get the boost you need with coaches.

    Want to volunteer at our expos?

    One of the many reasons women like joining us at Women For Hire expos is that our staff members are friendly, helpful and always willing to lend an ear. If you’re interested in seeing what a career expo looks like from the inside, we hope you’ll consider volunteering with us for the day. We pay a small stipend to cover your expenses, so it’s a chance to make a little pocket money and experience what we do. Email your resume and cover letter to to be considered for the expo in your area.

    Participating Exhibitors

    3000 BC @ Home
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
    Bridgestone Retail Operations
    Citizens Financial Group (Charter One Bank)
    Coca-Cola Refreshments
    Defense Intelligence Agency
    Drug Enforcement Administration
    Essential Bodywear
    Farmers Insurance
    Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation
    Internal Revenue Service
    John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc./Fisher Nuts
    Miche Bags of Kane County
    New York Life
    Service Experts, Divison of Lennox International
    Strayer University
    TCF Bank
    US Customs and Border Protection
    US Secret Service

    Planning to attend this event?

    Sign up for this special e-blast to receive up-to-the-minute details on this particular event. CEO Tory Johnson will alert you to exclusive drawings, advice on connecting effectively with the participating employers, and tips for having success at this career expo. (Note: Even if you’re already registered for our national enewsletter, you should sign up for this event-specific email.)

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    Event Sponsor

    New York Life

    Directions to the Event

    Public Transportation:

    On METRA
    Direct service to Navy Pier is provided by CTA buses from the Madison Street (former Northwestern) Station.

    By City Bus
    The CTA has six bus lines with over 200 buses that serve the Pier’s front entrance daily. These include the #29 (State Street), the #65 (Grand Avenue), the #56 (Milwaukee Avenue), and the #66 (Chicago Avenue). During weekday rush hours: #120 (Northwestern/Wacker Express) and #121 (Union/Wacker Express) serve Navy Pier and their respective Metra train terminals.

    Driving Directions
    From The North
    Take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) to the Grand Avenue exit.

    From The Northwest
    Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Ohio Street exit, south on Orleans to Illinois Street and proceed east.

    From The West
    Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to Columbus Drive, north to Illinois Street, and east to the Pier.

    From The Southwest
    Take the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive (U.S. 41), and then north to the Illinois Street exit.

    From The South
    Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), east onto the Stevenson Expressway to Lake Shore Drive North and exit at Illinois Street.

    From The Southeast
    Take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) north to the Illinois Street exit.