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“Navigating The Steps Towards Landing Your Next Opportunity” – July 8, 2020

How do you find your next professional opportunity? What do you do to get ready for your next interview? Craig Johnson, Sales Manager at LaSalle Network, will explain how to identify your next professional opportunity, the “dos” and “don’ts” of a resume, and how to prepare for, and perform during, an interview.

Customer Service presentation – October 12, 2020:

“Whatever Happened to Customer Service, and How To Get It Back!”

Learn the keys to becoming a success in the customer service world! Sal Maggio and Carla Isenegger, of Customer Service Solutions Inc., will provide information on improving one’s ability to better serve others…we are all in customer service!

“Givers, Takers & Reciprocators…How To Build Mutually Valuable Business Relationships” – March 8, 2021:

What are the fundamental pillars of business relationships? What is the irrefutable power of a genuine commitment? What is the ‘win, win, win’ concept? What is the ‘give and take, reciprocate and repeat’ strategy?

Pete Kippes, the President of Hegemony Consulting group, a 25-year-old Strategic Advisory and Precision Search Firm, will explain how these strategies optimize business success.

Pete has been a Keynote presenter, a guest speaker for multiple universities and speaking forums. He is the founder of the Hegemony Strategic Advisory, the Tech-Hege Alliance as well as the Hegemony Executive Forum. Pete has a MBA from Benedictine University and a B.S from Northern Illinois University and a Certification of Strategic Change Management from Northwestern/Kellogg.

“Organizing Your Job Search” – June 14, 2021:

How do you stay organized during a job search?

Our presenter, Steven Rosenblum, a dedicated Human Resources professional with more than 25 years of experience, will provide insight, tools, resources and suggestions to prevail in your job search.

He will also provide examples from his experience, including best practices to success.

“Plan Your Job Search Every Week” – June 28, 2021:

Christine Kidder, Job Search and Career Coach, will provide tips on how to focus your job search efforts, including how her weekly planning session can optimize these results. She will also share information on how to maximize the efficiency of job search resources.

“Energizing Your Job Search Using Your New LinkedIn Profile” – July 12, 2021

A LinkedIn profile is one of the most important free job hunting tools, second only to one’s resume.

How does one use his or her LinkedIn profile to improve his or her job search?

What are the dos and don’ts of quickly improving one’s LinkedIn profile?

What techniques can be used to attract and retain the recruiter’s attention?

Denis Curtin, LinkedIn Trainer and Coach, will present strategies to attract both internal and external recruiters to one’s LinkedIn profile. He currently helps job seekers and companies optimize their LinkedIn profile, and has been working with the Holy Family Job Support Group for 23 years.

“How To Quantify Accomplishments and Develop Other Metrics for Resumes and Interviews” – August 9, 2021:

How do numbers, statistics, and quantifiable metrics help one to gauge one’s professional accomplishments?

How can this information be helpful in one’s job search?

Richard Kennedy, who has trained more than 2,000 job seekers and individuals in career transition, and who has been working with the St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry for more than 6 years, will provide information about the multitude of uses for metrics in one’s job search, and how these metrics can enhance one’s chances of employment.

“Creating a Competitive Advantage In Your Job Search” – August 23, 2021:

How does one aggressively compete in today’s job market, providing himself or herself with a clear competitive advantage?

How does one distinguish himself or herself from other applicants applying for a job?

Bob Placko, retired Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Motorola, reveals strategies from his 30 years of experience that will provide job seekers with a competitive advantage, differentiating themselves from other candidates. These strategies will allow the job seekers them to distinguish themselves, enhancing their chances for successful consideration in the hiring process.

“Advice For Active Job Seekers: A 2021 Fact Check on Working With Third Party Recruiters” – September 13, 2021:

How do recruiters really bring clients and candidates together?

What is the real value that recruiters bring to their clients?

How can this relationship help you find a job?

Discover secrets not revealed on recruiters’ websites or LinkedIn pages…

Paul Schmitz, of Network Search Partners, will provide hidden tips and tricks from his 41 years of recruitment experience. to enhance one’s successful consideration in the hiring process. His experience includes that with corporate talent acquisition, contingency placement and executive search.

“4 Ways To Prepare For a Job Interview” – October 11, 2021:

What are the 4 ways to prepare for a job interview?

Don Oehlert, Managing Partner of eCareerCoaching.com, LLC, will provide 27 thoughts to consider, “talking points” to use during the interview, questions to ask, and other items to optimize the interview time.

Don’s experience in job search coaching spans 17 years, during which he has helped more than 700 people find jobs. His eBook, “Executive’s Guide to Job Search”, its “Companion Workbook” and more than 200 blog posts further augment his extensive knowledge of job search.

“Using Marketing Concepts in Job Search” – October 25, 2021:

How do you find the solutions to brand and sell yourself in today’s highly competitive job market?

How do you create a competitive advantage for yourself?

Our presenter is Bob Smaluk, an award-winning business development representative who will provide marketing strategies that can also be applied to sell yourself in today’s highly competitive job market. Bob has more than 30 years of sales experience, and has sold products and services to companies of all sizes.

“The First 10 Days of Your New Job” – November 8, 2021:

What active steps should you take to make the right first impression with your new employer?

How do you establish a reputation and build a strong and lasting connection to the company?

Denis Curtin, a member of the St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry, will present this presentation, written by Bob Podgorski, which will provide strategies to implement during the first 10 days of your new job to maximize your success at a company.

Tiffany Rose Creative Media LLC created the following two pieces of verbiage for a client looking to purchase a home:

Piece #1:

Seamlessly and quickly sell your home to [client], and begin the journey in your new home. [Client’s] real estate expertise eliminates the cost of a third party real estate agent, and allows you to choose your own closing date. Call [client], at [client’s phone number], to begin the journey in your new home today.

Piece #2:

Are you interested in selling your home or condo?

I would like to purchase your home or condo, as is; my real estate expertise allows you to choose your own closing date. I am not a realtor or investor, but would like to purchase your home as my personal residence.

If you’re interested in discussing this opportunity, please feel free to call me to schedule a time at your convenience. I am currently setting up appointments to visit properties in your community from [dates]. If these dates don’t work for you, please feel free to call me to discuss other options.

I look forward to talking with you.

[Client’s phone number]

“Networking For Job Search” – February 14, 2022:

How do you plan and execute a strong networking plan?

Learn tips on building strong professional relationships, including how to approach contacts, from Gene Flynn. Gene has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and 35 years of experience in sales and marketing at major technology firms. He currently teaches at Harper College, volunteers at the Barrington Career Center and at the Holy Family Job Support Ministry, and also serves on the board of the Institute for Continued Learning at Roosevelt University.

“Let The Library Spark and Advance Your Job Search” – February 28, 2022:

How can you utilize library resources to enhance your skill set?

How do library resources, such as Gale Courses, LinkedIn Learning, and virtual or in person classes enhance your chances of finding a job?

Learn how using these free resources, all available at the library, can help you invest in your next career transition. Business Librarian Patricia Smolin will provide information about free resources the public library has to offer, and provide strategies on how to use these free resources to produce solid results in your job search.

“Givers, Takers & Reciprocators: Building Long Lasting Business Relationships That Last” – March 14, 2022:

What are the fundamental pillars of business relationships?

What is the irrefutable power of a genuine commitment?

What is the ‘win, win, win’ concept? What is the ‘give and take, reciprocate and repeat’ strategy?

Pete Kippes, the President of Hegemony Consulting group, a 25-year-old Strategic Advisory and Precision Search Firm, will explain how these strategies optimize business success.

Pete has been a Keynote presenter, a guest speaker for multiple universities and speaking forums. He is the founder of the Hegemony Strategic Advisory, the Tech-Hege Alliance as well as the Hegemony Executive Forum. Pete has a MBA from Benedictine University and a B.S from Northern Illinois University and a Certification of Strategic Change Management from Northwestern/Kellogg.”


Edit Testimonials About Your Business:

The following testimonials stated how the free services, of the St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry, assisted a job seeker with landing her job:

Through the power of prayer, and great advice, [St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry attendee] has landed a job.

“I [had] been looking for [a] job for nearly 2 years ([it is] very [difficult] to find a job [after a prolonged period of time out of the office due to COVID]). I joined the [St. Hubert Job & Networking] Ministry [in November of 2021]. I attended the [Zoom meetings] and received great advice from the [Core] Team; [they answered] my questions and [provided me with] questions to ask in the interviews. I learned how to sell myself.

Thank you Lord! [Monday, April 11, 2022] is my first day at work!!!”


The following content was written for a career consulting firm’s website:

[Client], a career consulting firm with more than [X] years of experience, has advanced the careers of more than [X] individuals.

Service # One

Learn how to optimize your company’s operation within its industry.  
• Learn how leaders can enhance their leadership skills and enhance the productivity of their department.
• Learn how to coordinate the strengths of team leaders to enhance company productivity
• Learn how optimizing the effectiveness of one’s leadership skills can enhance the company’s efficiency in the industry
• Learn how the mentorship of senior managers can benefit their colleagues

Service # Two

Learn about how data can be used to optimize the effectiveness of a company.

Service # Three

Receive introductions to CEOs and managers through our partnership with [partner company].


• 100,000 CEOs
• 50,000 hiring managers
• 3,000 private equity firms
• 50,000 Board Members

Service # Four

Receive outplacement into your target career path. Our career advancement packages include PDF books, career assessments and podcasts.

Service # Five

Receive career mentoring:
• Plan your career pathway
• Enhance your skills to advance in that career

“Organizing Your Job Search” – April 11, 2020:

Which job search techniques are most effective, and are guaranteed to keep one engaged in his or her job search?

Steven Rosenblum, a Human Resources professional with more than 25 years in various HR roles, will provide strategies to maximize the effectiveness of your job search.

Steve has experience with regional management, training, succession planning, diversity program leadership and talent acquisition. He also has experience from his own job search, including finding new opportunities more than 12 times in the past 20 years.

In addition, Steve’s passion for helping people has made him a highly sought after speaker, and a respected professional who has spoken at an executive summit on change leadership, numerous networking groups, conferences, and area resume reviews. He also meets one-on-one, with those in transition, to assist them in finding their next opportunity.

Steve has also been involved in leading change, and has partnered with senior executives to support company growth, infrastructure, employee retention and performance optimization. He has worked for Sears, DeVry, Presentation Services/Audio Visual, Kraft Foods, Career Education Corporation, US Cellular, Infosys, Ryerson, SAC Wireless The Room Place, Painters USA, Level 5 Partners, Lucid Motors, and Yawye.Ai.

Steve currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Education for Schaumburg-Palatine Township High School District 211, as an HR Consultant at Salo LLC, and as Partner, Advisor and Deliver Executive at Level 5 Partners, providing recruiting efforts and HR consultation for several companies across the country.

“3 Steps To a Punchy Resume” – April 25, 2022:

What items should be included in your resume, and which should not?

How should items be organized on your resume?

Don Oehlert, the Managing Partner of eCareerCoaching.com, LLC, will provide several resume formatting tips, and will explain how to create a “punchy” resume. Don’s experience with job search coaching spans the last 18 years, during which time he has helped more than 850 people find job opportunities.

“Let the Library Spark and Advance Your Job Search” – May 9, 2022:

How can you utilize library resources to enhance your skill set?

How do library resources, such as Gale Courses, LinkedIn Learning, and virtual or in person classes enhance your chances of finding a job?

Learn how using these free resources, all available at the library, can help you invest in your next career transition. Business Librarian Patricia Smolin will provide information about free resources the public library has to offer, and provide strategies on how to use these free resources to produce solid results in your job search.

“Creating Competitive Advantage” – May 25, 2022:

How do you compete, to be the best candidate, in the eyes of prospective employers?

Our presenter, Bob Placko, who has 35 years of experience with the HR Department at Motorola and retired as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, will provide ideas and strategies to set yourself apart from the competition.

“The Gig Economy: How To Generate Revenue Until You Land That Dream Job” – June 13, 2022:

The current job market provides for more diversified streams of revenue. Richard Kennedy will provide examples of simple, short-term jobs to generate revenue until you find that perfect dream job.

These examples are also a great way for those who are retired to ease their way back into the workforce.

Richard J. Kennedy has provided 1,891 professionals with strategies to transform themselves and reinvent their careers. He has also helped people focus on their personal branding and has taught them how to make the most of their transferable skills.

“Energizing Your Job Search Using Your New LinkedIn Profile” – June 27, 2022:

A LinkedIn profile is one of the most important free job hunting tools, second only to one’s resume.

  • How does one use his or her LinkedIn profile to improve his or her job search?
  • What are the dos and don’ts of quickly improving one’s LinkedIn profile?
  • What techniques can be used to attract and retain the recruiter’s attention?

Denis Curtin, LinkedIn Trainer and Coach, will present strategies to attract both internal and external recruiters to one’s LinkedIn profile. He currently helps job seekers and companies optimize their LinkedIn profile, and has been working with the Holy Family Job Support Group for 23 years.

“Dealing With Ageism” – July 11, 2022:

How do seasoned job applicants compete in today’s market?

How does a job applicant, with years of experience, prove that he or she can become a beneficial part of a company?

Learn how to address an interviewer’s concerns about salary, job permanence, how to use one’s years of experience as an asset, and how to demonstrate one’s ability and willingness to learn new skills.

Linda Brubaker, Employee Transitions Coordinator at Elgin Community College, will provide strategies on how to state your experience on your LinkedIn profile, resume and cover letters, and how to demonstrate your ability and willingness to learn and use new skills, as well as previously acquired ones.

Linda has a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Northwestern University and more than 20 years of HR experience. She has worked as an internal recruiter and recruiting manager, consultant and headhunter. In 2022 alone, she has assisted 103 people in receiving job offers.

“Using Marketing Concepts in Job Search” – August 8, 2022:

How do you find the solutions to brand and sell yourself in today’s highly competitive job market?

How do you create a competitive advantage for yourself?

Our presenter is Bob Smaluk, an award-winning business development representative who will provide marketing strategies that can also be applied to sell your skills in today’s highly competitive job market. Bob has more than 30 years of sales experience, and has sold products and services to companies of all sizes.

“The 90 Day Plan – A Key to Getting an Offer” – August 22, 2022:

How do you set yourself apart from your competition?

How do you communicate your skills and emphasize your value?

How do you create a 90 Day Plan and what templates do you use to compile this information?

Rick Wescott, a sales professional with more than 45 years of experience, will provide templates to create 90 Day Plans for CIO, senior leadership, marketing, product development, program management, sales leadership and sales professionals.

“Breaking the Myths of Modern Job Search” – September 12, 2022:

James Warda, author, speaker and former job seeker, will present his workshop entitled, “Breaking the Myths of the Modern Job Search.” 

In this interactive presentation, James will share lessons learned from his job search, including his stance on meeting contacts for “coffee”, what he believes should be changed on the traditional “handbill”, and shares his perspective on why the “power of two” can get surprising results for any job seeker. 

Participants will be invited to share their own stories and lessons learned, and will walk away with a copy of James’ “48 Lessons Learned in the Job Search: How to Find a Job and Yourself Along the Way.”

“Your Elevator Speech” – October 10, 2022:

What is your “Elevator Speech”?

How can this “Elevator Speech” be used in any setting, and for any job opportunity you are looking for?

How can you reach a larger number of people, and be connected with more potential opportunities, with your “Elevator Speech”?

This meeting will discuss strategies on how to create your personal “Elevator Speech”, as well as strategies on how to format it to maximize your chances of being connected to opportunities. This meeting will be virtual, allowing you to give your “Elevator Speech” to our Zoom attendees (camera optional).

“Networking: Why You Should Do It and How To Do It 100% Stress Free” – October 24, 2022:

What are the key advantages of networking?

How do you network effectively, and without fear and stress?

Mike Ritter will provide information about the key advantages of networking, as well as strategies to maximize its effectiveness. He will provide tips on how to network stress-free and without anxiety.

“The First 10 Days of Your New Job” – November 14, 2022:

What active steps should you take to make the right first impression with your new employer?

How do you establish a reputation and build a strong and lasting connection to the company?

Denis Curtin, a member of the St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry, will present this presentation, written by Bob Podgorski, which will provide strategies to implement during the first 10 days of your new job to maximize your success at a company.