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Chicago Career Expo – April 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.

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

Chicago Speakers

Lauren Milligan
Ramp Up Your Resume in 30 Seconds
Lauren Milligan, a job search coach with ResuMAYDAY, helps clients come to life on paper. Her “no wimps allowed” attitude about resume writing and job searches has helped job seekers find great positions without compromising on salary or career level. She appears frequently on local television, talking about the job scene.

Terri Lee Ryan
Finding the Hidden Jobs/Building Your Social Media Brand
Terri Lee Ryan is a seasoned headhunter, with 14 years in recruiting, outplacement and coaching. Her Chicago–based firm, Human Capital Solutions, Inc., provides career coaching and job transition services. A popular national speaker, and a frequent media guest with her job hunting tips. Author of Life Is One Big To–Do List: A Woman’s Life after 40.

Sander Marcus
Showing Your Value in an Interview
Sander is a clinical psychologist, certified professional resume writer, and career coach at the Center for Research & Service at Illinois Institute of Technology. He has an extensive background in career counseling and is a popular resume reviewer at the Women for Hire’s Chicago expos.

Harriet Di Cerbo
Silencing the Inner Critic: Managing Doubt
Harriet Di Cerbo has helped scores of people and companies unleash their talent. A former human resources executive, her mission is to help people turn on the juice, turn off the fear and let their talent shine. She owns Mosaic Path, a job coaching and training company.

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.

Jump start your success by registering for this special session prior to the career expo from 8:30am-10:00am. You’ll also receive priority admittance into the career expo.

Space is limited.  Reserve your space now.

Register Now

Sponsored By:

Take Part in our Mentor Match Program Sponsored by Walmart

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.)

Benefit from our Perfect Pitch Program Hosted By Toastmasters International – District 30

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 from District 30 Toastmasters!

Participating Exhibitors

This is a partial list of the participating exhibitors. This list is updated regularly, so please check back each week. Click on the name to view a profile.

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Event Sponsors

Check back one month prior to see a list of partcipating exhibitors.

Directions to the Event

Public Transportation:

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.