JD Networking Group
Jobs Driven Networking Group Wheaton, ILJanuary 17th Topic: Networking with Hiring Authorities
Presenter: Networking with Hiring Authorities; special guest Rianne Idstein, HR Professional from the Society of Actuaries, a nonprofit organization in Schaumburg, ILTo start the year we will have a frank discussion with an HR Director about networking for jobs. How does she like to network with potential candidates? We’ll ask about best practices she has seen from candidates who did a great job of staying in touch, without crossing the line… and we’ll talk about where that line is! Plus, you’ll learn some interesting facts about the process of hiring and the reason why these processes are in place. Understanding the process can help you network with hiring authorities in a way that they will appreciate.Oh, and I forgot to mention, she’ll have a list of job openings within her company with her! Want to meet a hiring authority who has job openings? Join us!
Digital Headshots for LinkedIn, Business Cards, & more! Want a professional headshot, but can’t justify $100+ to get one?
Does a $40 donation to a charitable organization sound better?
Wheaton Lodge 269 donates time and money to local food pantries, sponsors the Wheaton North HS academic teams, packs meals for shelters, but generates virtually no income for themselves. So, we will be taking digital headshots for social media profiles, including a free, 6-page Proactive LinkedIn Strategy Guide, and business card template to use your headshot on a Vista Print business card, all for $40 immediately after our meeting.
They will only be taking pictures from 1pm to 2pm, so please indicate on your RSVP if you want one. Thank you!
Meets: 3rd Thursday every month from 12:00pm to 12:50pm to discuss networking tactics and search strategies. Each presenter will close the meeting with an exercise for the attendees to use in the real world. Meetings are FREE to attend in person.
Does your company have a referral program? Join us. Meet people. Need Job leads? Join us. Just need to grow your network? Join us.
Sponsors: SpeedUpMyJobSearch.com, DriveStaff & Wheaton Masonic Lodge 269.
A repository of all JDNG presentations are currently available in the JDNG Archive for members of SpeedUpMyJobSearch.com, backed by more than 350 recruiting firms across the United States, and more than 100 people like you have written testimonials about the training.
Previous speakers have included Lee Junkans (top left), Joy Maguire Dooley (top right), Robert Podgorski (bottom left), Jim Klink (bottom middle) and Jim Fergle (bottom right).
Who should attend this event?
Anyone who would like to strengthen their search skills and expand their networks.
This is for:
- Job Seekers: People looking for connections, leads, and networking skills.
- Job Givers: Employers with job openings or employees of companies offering referral bonuses to help fill their company’s job openings.
- Job Havers: People who are currently employed wanting to keep their networks strong for business opportunities and potential future job searches. Since the average employment tenure is less than 3 years, you’ll likely need a strong network someday. Start building it here!
What should I bring?
Bring a notebook/pen to take notes, and if you have business cards and handbills, please bring them. Also, this is cafeteria style room with lunch tables, please feel welcome to bring lunch to eat while listening to the presentation. We will not be serving food.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Paul Cameron can be reached at [email protected].
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, bringing your ticket is not required.
What are my parking options?
There is a free (but small) parking lot connected to the building, free parking on the street, and a very large parking garage with 300 free parking spots one block West on Wesley St.
If the Mason parking lot is full (it usually is), then exit the lot, take a left, go to the next block and take a left to the lot. The arrows below animate this exciting journey to the big parking garage.
It’s 3-minute walk away, a 5-minute stroll, and 10-minute meander. Go at your own pace. See you Thursday!