The FENG Chicago (Downtown), IL Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

11/08/2018 – 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

SALO LLC
560 West Washington Blvd., Suite 230
Chicago, IL 60661

Agenda:

Topic:

Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified

Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer's misconceptions about you. It's impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn:

• How to answer the overqualified question
• The REAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants
• How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified
• Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage
• How to handle the “age factor” and being over age 36


About the Presenter:

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.

Event Details:

* 730a-800a - Informal networking
* 800a-810a - Opening remarks/housekeeping
* 810a-930a - Formal presentation
* 930a-1025a - Structured networking
* 1025a-1030a - Closing remarks

Additional Info:

(1) Business Casual attire is appropriate.
(2) Host is providing beverages and snacks as well as name tags (be sure to thank our gracious hosts!).
(3) Parking –The train is the best option as the meeting location within blocks of Ogilvie and Union Stations. There are two parking lots near the offices: Presidential Towers garage – located on Madison and Jefferson or an open lot at Washington and Des Plaines.
(4) Suggested donation: $0.00 (again, be sure to thank our gracious hosts!).
(5) Bring 35-40 copies of your resume/handbill.
(6) RSVP deadline is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 10p CT (to allow you time to vote!).

Please Register:

Members login: http://www.thefeng.org/membersonly/ this will take you to your personal home page. Check box for this event.

Guests of members are welcome. Register on this link:
http://www.thefeng.org/chapters/rsvp.php?tid=9954

Also, please email Steve.

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.

We hope to see you at the FENG meeting. If you have any questions please contact:

Downtown Chicago Sub-Chapter Chairs:

Steve Eschbach
SPEschbach@gmail.com
(312) 550-9965

Matt Oey
mattoey@hotmail.com
(312) 255-1887

Directions


About the Chicago (Downtown), IL Chapter

The overall Chicagoland area membership has nearly 3,000 members with more than half on the Alumni list (meaning -- employed or they have landed and are with a new employer).

Meetings are held in downtown Chicago. Watch the newsletter or announcements for meeting details.

Chapter Leadership

Matt Oey
mattoey@hotmail.com
(312) 255-1887
Senior finance executive with prior experience as CFO for InterDelta Corporation and PRT Bentoel, consumer product manufacturing companies in South East Asia. Currently a consultant specializing in process flow, risk analysis, business strategy, including Asia Pacific business development, and operations optimization. Target small medium enterprises (SME's) having an international focus.

Mr. Oey a CPA in Illinois, has a BS Engineering with a concentration in Biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania.
Steve Eschbach
SPEschbach@gmail.com
(312) 550-9965
Steven P. Eschbach, CFA, is the Principal & Founding Member of his independent consulting company, Eschbach & Associates, LLC. This Illinois-based firm is a continuation of the Connecticut-based firm he established in 2006, where he advised clients on various investor relations programs and appeared as a financial expert witness in utility rate cases for the State of Connecticut.

Most recently, Steve was the Vice President - Investor Relations for Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:TEG), a $5.5 billion market cap holding company of five Midwestern utilities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota, from 2007 to 2015. Integrys was acquired by Wisconsin Energy Corporation, and he departed the company upon the close of the merger transaction in June 2015.

Steve has held the lead investor relations role for several technology and energy companies such as FuelCell Energy, Inc., RMI.NET, Inc., Kinder Morgan, Inc., and Yankee Energy System, Inc. Prior to his investor relations roles at these companies, he was an expert financial witness in public utility rate cases for the State of Connecticut where he prepared and defended testimony in over a dozen proceedings on financial issues such as rate of return on rate base, return on equity, capital structure and other accounting topics.

Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut (1980), and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Hartford (1985). He attained his CFA Charter designation in 1989 and is an active member of a number of advisory committees of the CFA Chicago Society.

Steve has been a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) since 1997 and is a past President of its Rocky Mountain (2001) and Connecticut/Westchester (2005-2007) chapters, and a former board member of the NIRI-Chicago chapter (2008-2013). He currently is a member of the NIRI-Senior Roundtable since 2013. Steve is the Co-Chair of The Financial Executives Networking Group’s Downtown Chicago Chapter. He is also a co-leader of the Career Transition Ministry of St. Raphael’s Parish and a current board member of the Knoch Knolls Homeowners Association, both in Naperville, IL. Steve also was a strategic advisor to the Sacred Heart Parish Pastoral Council in Southbury, Connecticut, and a voting board member of the Town of Southbury Pension and Investment Advisory Committee.

Future Meetings

12/04/2018
05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Park Tavern
5433 Place
Rosemont, IL 60018
http://parktavernrosemont.com

01/09/2019
07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Robert Half - Proviti Offices
101 N Wacker Dr., Ste 1400, Chicago, IL 60606

02/07/2019
07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Advanced Resources
111 West Jackson Blvd.
8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

04/09/2019
07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
SALO LLC
560 West Washington Boulevard, Suite 230
Chicago, IL 60661

08/13/2019
07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
SALO LLC
560 West Washington Boulevard, Suite 230
Chicago, IL 60661


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Steve Eschbach
SPEschbach@gmail.com
(312) 550-9965

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