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ND Club of Chicago Career Forum 2010
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010
To sign up for this event, go to the Club Web Site
ND Club of Chicago Career Forum 2010
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010
Metropolitan Club (66th Floor of the Willis Tower f/k/a Sears Tower)
Doors Open 7:15 am
Formal program Starts 7:45 am
Cost: $10 per person (just to cover the venue costs -- what a deal for a program like this!!!!)
Muffins, other sweet rolls,Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee & Tea will be served.
ND Alums, family and friends welcome! If you know someone who might benefit from this
program, tell them to sign up! WE HELP OUR FRIENDS! Register in advance ASAP so we
can plan properly and so we can get your names on the list for security. Thanks.
If you want to attend this event or have friends who need help - please sign up now and have
your friends/family sign up now too. It could be your good deed for this week.
7:15 - 7:40 Registration and open networking. Come early and network with other ND alum in
your industries. Remember, they may see job openings that are not right for them, but perfect
for you. Make the most of the morning and network with some great alums before and after
the formal program.
7:45 Welcome, Introductions of Search Firm Professionals and our Career Professionals from
7:55 – 8:25 Panel Discussions by our Search Professionals. You are free to move quietly
from panel to panel if you want to hear a speaker on different panels. While the speakers are
talking, we ask that you do this as quietly as possible so everyone can hear with minimal
8:30- 9:00 Options to meet your needs:
• Presentation on “Using Social Media to Advance Your Career” by Robert Half
Center of Chicago, on Interviewing Skills & Techniques. http://www.ctcchicago.org
ND MBA alumni and will be available to do resume critiques. If someone is in transition she
is also happy to hear about their career search and see if see can offer any advice.
• Tamara Freeman, Director – Talent Management, Office of Human Resources for the
University of Notre Dame will be available to talk to those who might be interested in
working for the university.
• Marc Burdell, Senior Director, Professional and Academic Programs, NDAA AND
Michael Brown, Associate Director of Alumni Groups will also be on hand to discuss career
strategies with alumni. Marc will give an update on the resources available on our Onward
Mendoza College of Business will be on hand to talk to anyone who might be interested in
ND's EMBA program. You know that you can attend now in the University's new location in
the Santa Fe building at the corner of Michigan & Jackson. Getting an MBA on your resume
would be one way to fill a gap and launch into a new career or better position.
9:00 – 9:30 Room open to continue networking or to talk to the career professionals one on
We may still be adding a few search firms. Watch here for details.
Search firms that are currently confirmed:
Robert Half International
Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is the world’s leading specialized staffing service
and the first and largest in the placement of accounting and finance professionals. Robert Half
International has more than 400 locations worldwide, including nine branches in the Chicago
area. This year, they will be sending someone from:
* The Creative Group which specializes in the placement of highly skilled marketing,
advertising, and creative design professionals on a temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time basis.
* Robert Half Legal which specializes in the placement of highly skill attorneys, paralegals,
litigation support, and legal support professionals on a temporary and full-time basis. For
more information, visit http://www.rhi.com or contact the downtown Chicago branch at
The Jacobson Group
The Jacobson Group is the leading provider of professional and human capital services to the
insurance, healthcare and financial services industries. For nearly 40 years, The Jacobson
Group has met the needs of its client organizations through three operating divisions:
professional recruiting, executive search and interim staffing. The Jacobson Group maintains
offices throughout the country. Further information is available at
Lateral Link is a national, full-service legal recruitment firm devoted to assisting our network
of top attorney candidates and employer clients in making the right choices. Founded and
managed by alumni of Harvard Law School, our diverse and talented team includes former
practicing attorneys, recruiting directors and legal search professionals who share a
commitment to high-quality, professional service. We leverage the efficiencies of internet
technologies to build our network attorney candidates, allowing us the time to truly
understand the needs, interests and qualifications of our candidates, as well as the culture and
needs of our employer clients. Additionally, because our recruiting consultants have been in
the shoes of our candidates and clients, Lateral Link understands the issues that attorneys and
recruiting personnel face when making employment decisions. Our law firm client list
includes virtually every firm on the AmLaw 200. In addition, our corporate in-house client list
consists of many of the country's most prominent companies, including financial institutions,
Fortune 500 companies, media companies and technology start-ups.
Gaines International is a professional retained executive search firm working exclusively in
the global building and design industries. With headquarters in Chicago, and an office in
London, Gaines employs design and building industry specialists who are committed to your
firm as much as their own. It is only with this dedication and over twenty-eight years of
professional search experience that the best candidates can be uncovered. Since 1981, Gaines
representatives have been performing the roles of consultant, advisor, and partner for their
clients. Each search is conducted with a custom tailored plan and the goal of finding the
individual who possesses the leadership, expertise, and acumen needed for that particular
JP&J Staffing Associates
JP&J Staffing Associates is a Chicago-based, full service recruitment firm devoted to finding
its candidates their dream jobs and its clients their perfect hires. JP&J focuses on recruitment
in the areas of accounting, finance, consulting, technology and management. However, the
team has experience in the fields of marketing, strategy, engineering, human resources, law,
sales and many others as well. JP&J’s President & Founder and its Managing Directors are
all University of Notre Dame alums, with the majority of its leadership team also having
MBAs from local universities – Kellogg and DePaul. Through our history of interaction with
recruiters on a personal level, we have identified the key attributes we cherished –
determination, strong work ethic, trustworthiness and consistency – and we strive to excel in
these “Four Pillars” every day. We distinguish ourselves from other firms in that if we hear of
a good opportunity for you from a recruiting or hiring client that is not ours, we will still pass
your resume along and wish you the best. At the end of the day, we’re here to help in any
way we can! Try us out and you’ll see the difference – http://www.jpjsa.com
Brooksource & Technical Youth specializes in the staff augmentation of IT departments
throughout the Midwest, East, and Southern regions of the U.S. We excel in project and
supplemental support through contracts, contracts to hire and direct placements. Our
Brooksource division handles our Client's mid to senior level IT openings. Our Technical
Youth division places recent college graduates and current college students into entry-level
IT positions. We continue to grow at an amazing rate since our inception in 2000, most of that
growth can be attributed to our ability to understand our Client's IT needs and our rate
RedLine Associates, Inc.
RedLine Associates, Inc. is a privately held Professional Services firm located in downtown
Chicago offering a range of innovative and results-driven solutions for their clients and
candidates. Many of the large firms believe that numbers are the key to success. RedLine
takes a different approach to your success. By not taking on as many search assignments as
possible, as a client, your job order is a top priority. For candidates, RedLine focuses on
finding exclusive accounting and financial positions that match your search parameters while
preserving your confidentiality. We can assist you in staffing or finding either a direct-hire
position or contractual based employment. We recruit across most industries and cover many
functional areas including accounting, corporate finance, treasury, tax, information technology,
healthcare, legal, financial and trading operations, or shared services. Aside from our
confidence which is at the core of our business philosophy, our search consultants come with
prior business skills from their respective industry, and they can advise you on the best move
to enhance your career track. We add clients and new opportunities each and every day,
providing you with more options and better service. Further information available and job
postings at http://www.redlinesearch.com
Smart Resources and Accountable Search
Since 1994, Smart Resources Inc. and Accountable Search have been introducing top
employees to our top-tier corporate clients. Smart's reputation has been built upon a simple
philosophy that is unique in our industry--treat our candidates better than they ever imagined.
As a result, we attract great people (who refer us their friends/associates); our client
companies receive the top 20% of candidates in our marketplace; and great candidates result
in satisfied, repeat clients. We perform Temporary, Direct Placement, and Temp to Hire
placement at both Smart Resources and Accountable Search.
• Smart Resources specializes in Office/Administrative roles, from entry level to Executive
Assistants/Office Managers. http://www.smartstaffing.com
• Accountable Search specializes in degreed. professional Accounting and Finance roles.
Moriarty/Fox is an executive search consulting firm. It has a long history of successfully
managing a wide range of search assignments for clients in all industries and in all functions.
Founded in 1974, the firm has established long and productive professional relationships with
clients including business and professional leaders worldwide. Its search assignments include
all management functions, and its client list includes top-tier Fortune 500 companies, boards
and executives. http://www.moriartyfox.com
GradStaff was formed in 1998 to address the many inefficiencies associated with transitioning
new college grads into the work force. Here are just some of the issues that underscore the
graduation is less than two years. New college grads typically have little knowledge of where
their skills, attributes, and education can be applied in the workforce. Without experience to
evaluate, employers struggle to identify which candidates will be a fit for their organizations.
The traditional spring graduation cycle is becoming less important as more candidates delay
their job searches or take more than 4 years to graduate. Employers are increasingly looking
to use more “just-in-time” staffing techniques to fill positions all 12 months per year.
These and many other issues make entry-level hiring tricky. At GradStaff, we work with
three major constituencies – college grads, hiring companies, and college career services – to
help this transition be smoother, more successful, and more efficient.
For college grads, our goal is to help them identify a career opportunity that will take
advantage of their core skills and attributes and coincide with their career interests and goals.
In essence, to find a place where they can learn and thrive over the long-term.
For hiring companies, our goal is to help them identify their workforce for the future. Our
staffing model is proven to be effective in reducing entry-level turnover and delivering long-
term retention. Further, through our outsourced college recruiting model, we are committed to
helping our clients implement the most successful, efficient, and cost-effective way to make
entry-level hires; regardless of whether hiring needs are local or national or encompass one
position per year or hundreds. Cookie-cutter staffing firms cannot compete.