JD Networking Group
Jobs Driven Networking Group Wheaton, ILOctober 17th Topic: Open Discussion with a Hiring Manager
Presenter: Jason O’Brien, Senior IS Manager, NavistarThis will be a very enlightening conversation about networking with employers, especially for those who RSVP ahead of time. As a former JDNG attendee himself, we will talk about how Jason approached his search for a senior leadership position in terms of what worked and what didn’t. We’ll talk about his experiences networking AFTER landing the position, as well as his new perspective on networking from the other side of the desk.We will also be demonstrating the power of tailored communication styles. When we understand how the interviewer or the person you are speaking to at a networking event prefers to communicate, then our ability to build rapport quickly is exponentially greater. Those who RSVP and attend will be given a unique insight into how we are doing it so they can follow along as it happens. This will be a networking experience unlike any other you’ve ever attended, and could alter the way you approach networking from now on. I hope you can join us.
November 21st Topic: Best Practices of Job Club Attendees
Facilitator Panel: Jim Fergle, Jennifer Weggeman, Sarah Breithaupt, Fred Johnson, and more to come!
December 19th Topic: Networking for Disabled Job Seekers
Presenter: Networking with Megan Straza, VA Hospital Vocational Counselor
Meets: 3rd Thursday every month from 12:10pm to 12:50pm to discuss networking tactics and search strategies. Meetings are FREE to attend in person.
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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!