Becoming a member at Career Resource Center is the most effective method for job candidates to access employment resources. Through education, training, coaching, and guidance, we support job seekers to conduct a professional job search. Each membership lasts up to a year and includes all of the services Career Resource Center offers. Membership is a modest fee of $200 due to our generous donors and grant-makers. To get started, call 847.295.5626 or stop in during business hours for an informational tour (no appointment needed).
Individualized Job Search Coaching
One-hour sessions with experienced advisors throughout your search are always private and confidential. Sessions include creating compelling resumes and improving interview performance. Advisors can also help discover career direction, identify individual strengths, establish job search strategies, obtain current marketplace intelligence, expand professional competencies, build value propositions and boost confidence and motivation.
Education and Training Programs
We offer 8 to 10 programs each month, covering a wide range of pertinent job search topics such as interviewing, resumes, and personal branding that are presented by professionals who are experts in their field. These enhance a member's professional toolkit, even after landing a new position. Non-members may attend some of our educational programs for a fee of $20 each. Networking sessions are open to the public at no charge. Members find job search strategy roundtables and networking events to be particularly useful.
LinkedIn Programs and Group
Three levels of Linkedln programing are offered for beginners or advanced users. Career Resource Center's Linkedln group of 800+ members is available for networking, dialogue, information sharing, articles, and job postings.
Office Away from Home
Wi-Fi along with 5 computer stations, 3 workstations with laptop hook-ups, plus a printer, copier, and paper provide all the comfort of a home office.
A wealth of job search books, hard copy employment directories, guides, newspapers, and references, including Crain' s Book of Lists.
Microsoft Office: ANmar Amdeen and Mike Hill
Specialized tutors provide members with one-on-one training in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Members can work on precise areas of each application for customized guidance.
Online Job and Research: Helen Ho and Bob Schafer
During individualized sessions, members learn how to conduct an effective online job search. This includes which websites will be most effective for use in their search including" Advanced Job Search" functions, how to use key words to the job seeker's advantage, and the value of online databases as a valuable tool for researching companies.
Interview Preparation: Barbara Mockus
Career Resource Center offers private sessions where candidates can practice a range of interview techniques including phone screen, behavioral, face to face, and video interviews. Interview performance is critiqued, and helpful feedback is given immediately.
Linkedln: Dave Valancius and Claire Casper
Utilizing Linkedln to its fullest potential gives candidates a competitive edge. The Linkedln Tutor assists candidates with using Linkedln's advanced features to increase profile visibility to recruiters and employers, find valuable connections, and to search for opportunities.