May 21, 2017  Dennis Curtin

"Optimize Your Resume for Applicant

Tracking Systems"

When submitting your resume to target companies it will most likely go into an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) which is software that reads your rsume and ranks it according to keywords.

A recent study indicates that up to 75% of qualified job seeker candidates are being eliminated because their resume did not follow the ATS rules.

Dennis is an experienced executive who gave a fascinating presentation on the Do's and Don'ts  of presenting your resume in a format easily read by an ATS.  He further gave concrete ways to insure that you place your best foot forward when submitting your resume.

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September 14, 2017  Ron Moskal

Special presentation given to the Deerfield community at the public library

           "Tips for Working with an Executive Recruiter"

Searching for a job is an exhaustive process, but you don't have to go through it alone. You are likely to work with Executive Recruiters during the process. How do you effectively work with them?  In this very popular presentation, Ron "gave participants the answers" to many commonly asked questions and provided ways to work effectively with recruiters.

January 15, 2017  Catherine Morgan

"Relaunch You:  Liftoff from Layoff"

Losing your job can take a toll on your emotional and physical wellbeing.  There is a grieving process that most people go through after a layoff.  It is completely normal to experience anger and denial and giddiness--and every other emotion.  You will definitely have good days and bad days.

However, this is also a great opportunity to step back and evaluate what you have done in the past, and what you would like to do in the future.  It is a time to take inventory of what worked, and what didn't work for you.  It is a time to reconnect with your purpose and values.  It is a time to consider what the right next step is.

This talk will explore:

   Constructive grieving and way to heal

   Techniques to uncover the information you need to determine your right next step

   How to keep yourself out of the emotional dips that come with unemployment

   How to stay focused and on track with your job search or launching a business.

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March 19, 2017  Christine Suva, M.S. CPC

"Master Your Mindset for Successful Career Transition"

In her powerful presentation, Christine helped us discover core elements to navigate career transition successfully.   There are multitudes of articles and books written about the outer process of career transition such as writing effective resumes, interviewing tips and salary negotiation.  Christine helped us learn concepts to help master the inner process to improve results AND eliminate negative feelings about transition.  She described ways people get in their own way and make career transition far more difficult than necessary and and also provided some tips to turn the tables!  Christine gave us thoughts on making the process much less stressful and actually enjoyable!  Remember: Neglecting to master the inner process drastically affects results! 

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November 19, 2017  Anne Jamieson,

                                      Deerfield Public Library

           "Library Resources for Career Advancement"

Anne is the Technology & Education Librarian and is an expert on utilizing library resources  She told of the terrific resources that libraries can provide in your job search process and in ways you can take advantage of library resources and programs

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Hope College and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University.