Monday, January 28, 2013
Residents looking for employment are invited to learn how networking can be the key to landing that next job.
Monday, January 28
The Career Resource Center in Lake Forest will host a free brown bag lunch seminar on the topic of networking from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Grove Cultural Campus, 40 E. Old Mill Road. Here’s an opportunity to expand your network and gather information on potential employers. You never know whom you might meet that has a great idea or connection to share. Bring your energy, along with resumes, handbills, business cards and your lunch! The key to a successful job campaign is knowing how to connect with and engage others in gathering information to further your job search. Making these connections can also help you tap the illusive “hidden job market”. For more information, contact Kelly Clark (847) 295-5626 or send an email.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A survey released by the CRC finds that 96% of users would recommend the organization to others seeking a new job or career.
Although the latest Illinois Unemployment Rate has dropped from one year ago in August, many people are still struggling to find a new job or career. And, as anyone who has ever had to look for a job before knows, finding one on your own can be an overwhelming task. In fact, the San Francisco Federal Reserve economists found that only around three in ten people are able to find work in the first few weeks of losing their jobs, with that number falling to just one in ten per month after a year of being unemployed. This is where the Career Resource Center steps in. The 22 year-old Lake Forest-based non-profit has assisted over 11,000 individuals since its creation. A survey released by the organization on Monday found that those who use its …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Career Resource Center offers a wide range of programming this month.
With the national unemployment rate at 8.2 percent, even the most marketable job seeker can find it hard to stay energized. “Patience, perseverance and staying positive for the length of the search is the biggest challenge for job seekers today,” Jan Cline Leahy, executive director of Lake Forest’s Career Resource Center (CRC), said. Leahy said many job seekers make the mistake of relying on the internet to conduct their search. “If you sit in front of the computer and apply for 30 jobs a day, what happens to your applications? They go into a black hole,” Leahy said. “They won’t get anyone’s attention.” As for seeking job search advice online, “You’ll get one answer or too many answers, and you’ll probably be confused,” she added. Luckily…
Monday, December 19, 2011
Profile of those in need is changing. Township, counselors help adjustment to a different world.
A 15 percent increase in demand at the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry this year is a clear indication the economy has not begun to improve for many local residents. Demand has grown between 12 and 15 percent annually since the economic downturn began in 2008 and has not shown signs of abating, according to West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison. Long a source of help for older residents who need a little assistance to remain in the community, the pantry has become a lifeline for families struggling with unemployment and mortgage payments, Morrison said. “We’ve always had our seniors but we’ve had a lot more families lately,” she said. Though any township resident whose income is below three times the national poverty …