The FENG Chicago (Suburban), IL Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

06/27/2017 – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685

Agenda:

Abby Kohut "Absolutely Abby"
Topic: Exposing the Hidden Job Market

Exposing the Hidden Job Market

Although the economy is improving - this still isn't your Grandma's job market! Many of the jobs are hidden from plain view and unless you learn about the new way to job hunt, you'll be left out in the cold. Absolutely Abby will teach you how easy it really is to uncover the hidden job market. You will learn:
• Why the job market is hidden in the first place
• 3 ways to hobnob with CTOs, CFOs and other C-suite members
• How working for free can be the best idea you ever had
• How to solve problems for companies who don't know that they have them
• 3 ways to use social media to generate opportunities you didn't know existed

Abby Kohut, "Absolutely Abby", is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets.

In the past 22 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the Top 100 Websites for Your Career by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you.

AbsolutelyAbby.com was also mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers. Abby is one of the Top 100 Influential People Online according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as Ask Abby on LinkedIn. She has provided job search tips on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby "One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search" and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.


Doors will open at 6:00pm and we will have pizza delivered shortly after 6:00pm.

There will be a $5 charge to cover cost of the room and the pizza. Dress is business casual.

- 6:00pm to 6:30pm: We will have informal networking, if you can, be there for this part of the meeting, some people have said they enjoy this the most – it is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

As always, be sure to bring 15-20 copies of your resume or handbill; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 90-second presentation! Your networking time is a value added activity for you and your peers; practice your 'elevator speech' and try it out with your friends at FENG, compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This platform skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.

Directions

From 90 or 294 take the O'Hare exit, and then exit again on Mannheim Rd. North.

Take Mannheim north to Higgins Rd.

Turn right on Higgins and go to the first light.

On the right you should see entry to Village of Rosemont. Take this entry to the guard gate.

Tell the guard you are going to the park district building. Proceed south from the guard shack and the road will curve to the left and then intersect with Kirschoff. Go south (right) on Kirschoff several blocks and it will go straight into the parking lot at the back of the Rosemont Park District Building (you will need to enter at the front of the building).

Free parking is available both in the back and the front (Scott Street) of the building.

Our meeting will be in the upstairs meeting room.


About the Chicago (Suburban), IL Chapter

The chapter in Chicago has 3,420 professionals with more than half on the Alumni list (meaning -- employed or they have landed and are with a new employer).

The Chicago chapter typically has its monthly meetings on the 4th Tuesday evenings of each month in Rosemont, IL (near O'Hare). Doors open at 6:00PM and the meeting starts at 6:30 PM and ends around 8:30 PM. There will be a $5 charge to cover cost of the room and materials including pizza.

Chapter Leadership

Barry Ehlers
netcpa@gmail.com
(312) 209-6000
Barry is the "Tax Guy" - He is known for solving tax problems.

Barry is actively involved in the Chicago business community, an avid networker and always willing to meet for coffee and help. Most importantly, Barry is the Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the FENG.

Barry’s background includes working in public accounting and tax for more than 35 years in the Chicago area and across the country. Barry estimates that he (and teams he has worked with) has helped save taxpayers over $1 Billion in taxes.

Barry is an active member of the Chicago Tax Club and a member of its Board of Directors as well as certain committees for the organization. He is a frequent speaker on a range of topics that affect companies and how they do business.

Barry is licensed to practice law in Illinois and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Steve Blondell
steven_blondell@yahoo.com
(847) 651-3560

Future Meetings

07/25/2017
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685

08/22/2017
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685

09/26/2017
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685

10/24/2017
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685

11/28/2017
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685

12/19/2017
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Barry Ehlers
netcpa@gmail.com
(312) 209-6000

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