Women for Hire has helped thousands of women find and build their careers by providing networking opportunities at career expos. The company, founded by career advice guru Tory Johnson, is coming to Chicago and will feature speakers that will help women developing their careers. Attendees can get free career advice from leading professionals.
The popular early morning seminars features speakers giving valuable advice. Author Joy McGuire-Dooley will explain how to properly network and about the importance of ”womentoring.” Paul Cameron, founder of his own technology recruiting firm, Drive Staff will give a talk on how to use social media to improve one’s job search. Chicago New York Life insurance company partner Erica Tekach will let job-seekers know about the career opportunities at the company.
After the early morning sessions, attendees will get advice from job search coaches Lauren Milligan and Harriet de Cirbo. Milligan’s no-nonsense advice has been featured on WGN radio and will kick-start any woman’s career. De Cirbo’s seminar will feature holistic advice for budding entrepreneurs. Her emphasis on adjusting mental attitudes to achieve success is perhaps a more original approach to women needing career assistance. She will also help women master the “perfect pitch,” a one-sentence pitch that job seekers can give to potential employers. Attendees will also get interview tips from Judi Lansky, president of her career consulting firm, Lansky Career Consultants, and business expert Cathy Sherman.
While the career expo is free, registration is required for the early morning seminars. Attendees should wear their best power suits because business attire is required. Women also should bring their resumes to have them reviewed by experienced volunteers and to connect with top employers. The Women for Hire Career Expo is more than a job fair; it’s an opportunity to empower women in their careers and in their lives.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Early Morning seminar: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Free admission. Register on-site or before the event.