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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
San Francisco, CA Nov 20, 2017

Time

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

PENINSULA / San Mateo:
Held on the 3rd Monday, 7:30am-9:00am
Robert Half Management Resources
1850 Gateway Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94404

Agenda

TBA

Directions

Portland, OR Nov 20, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Stoel Rives LLP
760 Southwest 9th Avenue, 30th floor
Portland, OR 97205

Agenda

PLEASE NOTE: Special registration instructions below. Do NOT register on The FENG website for this meeting.

You are invited! Please join us for the Fall Mixer of the FENG, BEERS, VENG, DANG, TANG and OSPN Networking Groups.

To RSVP and get your tickets for this meeting only: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-mixer-beersfengdangvengtangospn-tickets-39211177688?mc_cid=0a18333cea&mc_eid=93d5ec20ed

Tickets: are $5 if purchased by 5pm on Friday, Nov 17th and $10 after that.

We will be gathering in the conference facility of the gorgeous new offices of Stoel Rives, looking down on downtown Portland from the 30th floor high above Director Park.

Come meet alumni and currently active job seekers and help "Pay It Forward".

Sponsors:
- Wine will be provided by Hyland Estates.
- Beer will be provided by Full Sail.
- Hors d'oeuvres are being co-sponsored by RGP and Vanderhouwen.
- Thanks to our hosts, Stoel Rives for making this space available for us!

Networking Groups:
- FENG: Financial Executives Networking Group
- BEERS: An executive networking group for senior leaders from many disciplines
- DANG: Dana Alexander Networking Group
- TANG: The Apparel Networking Group
- OSPN: The Oregon Shoe People's Network
- VENG: VanderHouwen Engineering Networking Group

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Stoel+Rives+LLP/@45.5194358,-122.6832988,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54950a055df2d4ab:0x422f0834b5d42726!8m2!3d45.5194321!4d-122.6811048

Parking: is available in the building, but you might find it easier to park in the Smart Park with an entrance on SW 10th Avenue between Taylor and Yamhill.

Cleveland, OH Nov 20, 2017

Time

5:45 PM to 7:45 PM

Location

Eton Collection
2nd Floor Conference Room,
28601 Chagrin Boulevard,
Beachwood, OH 44122
I-271 and Chagrin, East of the interchange; The entrance is right next to Stone Oven Café

Agenda

5:45 to 6:00pm Informal Networking

6:00 to 6:30pm Welcome; Introduction of First Time Attendees; Elevator Pitches; Good News Announcements

6:30 to 7:15pm The speaker will be Mark Young, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

7:15 to 7:35pm Member issues, ideas and requests for assistance

7:25 to 7:35pm Clean-up. Please replace chairs and clean up the room. We must be completely out of the room by 7:40pm.

7:35 to ? pm Adjourn to TAZA for food, drink and additional networking.








Bring plenty of business cards.

Review prior meeting attendee lists and develop a Plan to talk to members that you don’t know well. Bring a new technique or question to the Networking Event to practice in a safe environment. Keep your eyes open for mutually beneficial connections, they’re everywhere.

The best option for parking will be the West Side Market parking lot. It is free and open to the public. The lot is directly behind the brewery.








Directions

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28601+Chagrin+Boulevard,+Beachwood,+Ohio+44122&hl=en&sll=41.172425,-73.278118&sspn=0.115518,0.315857&oq=28601+Chagrin+Boulevard,+Beachwood,+Ohio+44122&t=h&hnear=28601+Chagrin+Blvd,+Beachwood,+Ohio+44122&z=16

I-271 and Chagrin Boulevard, east of the interchange.

The 4-5 story building is next to the Stone Oven Café.

Philadelphia-Suburban, PA Nov 20, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Paoli Presbyterian Church
225 S. Valley Road
Paoli, PA 19301

Agenda

The focus of our meeting is networking. The networking objectives for the meeting are:
To give each member of our group an opportunity to meet with peers, share job leads and create a sharp focus on his or her career search target in the minds of our members. This allows members and guests to provide you with job leads, networking contacts and strategic search advice.

Come prepared to deliver your 2 minute drill (90 second announcement), share your recent successes, describe your job search plans for the next month, and bring job search questions and concerns you may struggling with, so the group may provide you with assistance.

It is important that you bring copies of your target list of companies and people you would like to meet. Also bring enough copies of your profile for other members. These are necessary tools you need so that people will know how to help you.

Attire is business casual.

Directions

Directions
For Mapquest users:
225 S. Valley Road Paoli, PA 19301

FROM THE PA TURNPIKE/KING OF PRUSSIA:
- Valley Forge/King of Prussia Exit of the Turnpike. Through the toll to the second exit "Route 202 South West Chester"
- On US Route 202 South go two exits to "Route 252 South Paoli"
- On PA Route 252 go 2.3 miles to Route 30 (E Lancaster Avenue)
- Right on US Route 30 (West) Three traffic lights to South Valley Road.
- Left on South Valley Road about a mile to the Paoli Presbyterian Church on your left.
(See below)

FROM EXTON AND POINTS WEST
- Exit US 202 North at US Route 30 East to Fraser.
- Or Exit Rt. 30 Bypass at US Route 30 East to Fraser
- Take US-30 East past Paoli Hospital, then under Rail Road Bridge to Fifth traffic light to South Valley Road
- Right on South Valley Road about a mile to the Paoli Presbyterian Church on your left.
(See below)

FROM I 95
- Take the I 476 North Exit
- Go 4.5 miles to Exit 3 "US-1 South Lima"
- Turn Left off the ramp and Merge onto US-1 South
- Go 2 exits to PA 252 North Newtown Square
- Turn Right off the ramp onto PA Route 252.
- Go 6 miles to US - 30 West (E Lancaster Avenue)
- Left on US Route 30 (West) Three traffic lights to South Valley Road.
- Left on South Valley Road about a mile to the Paoli Presbyterian Church on your left.
(See below)

(FROM ABOVE)
- Park in the front of the church parking lot.
- Walk in the front door.
- Go to the end of the long hallway.
- Our meeting room is the ADULT LOUNGE at the end of the hallway.

Drive carefully and we look forward to seeing you there.

Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC Nov 20, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Robert Half/Accountemps - host
Shared Conference Room at
202 Centreport Drive
2nd Floor - Suite 220
Greensboro, NC 27409

Agenda

The FENG Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC Chapter meetings:
1. offer an invaluable opportunity for members to create a sharp focus of their background with the other members
2. provide advice and knowledge of the local market
3. provide a pool of knowledgable "hiring managers" to test job search skills against
4. assist others to achieve their job marketing plan

Directions

This is off NC68, just North of the NC-68 intersection with I-40 (in other words, the Airport exit, going towards the airport). After the I-40 stoplights, access to CentrePort Drive is the first stoplight (not too far down the road - maybe a 1/4 mile from the intersection mentioned above). Take an immediate left, the building past the Embassy Suites (not where Robert Half offices are).

Conference room is on the second floor.
Door locks at 6 pm.

Warren County, NJ Nov 20, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Location

Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Avenue
1st Floor Conference Room
Whippany, NJ 07981

973-285-6930
Near Morristown

Agenda

Abby Kohut, aka Absolutely Abby, will be leading a discussion
on The Benefit of Being Overqualified.


Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified

Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because
they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn
powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer's misconceptions about you.
It's impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE
overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn:



* The REAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned
about hiring overqualified applicants
* How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are
overqualified
* Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an
advantage
* How to handle the "age factor"





Abby Kohut

Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the
President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job
Search Secrets." In the past 22 years, Abby held corporate recruiting
positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000
people get hired. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one
of the "Top 100 Websites for Your Career" by Forbes, teaches candidates
secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other
recruiters won't tell you. AbsolutelyAbby.com was also mentioned on CNBC as
one of three top websites for career changers.



Abby is one of the "Top 100 Influential People Online" according to Fast
Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. She has provided
job search tips on SiriusXM, Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The
Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby
"One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search" and Business News Daily rated
@Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should
Follow". Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job
seekers and is currently driving & flying around the USA on a nationwide
tour to accomplish that goal.




Come prepared to present your 30-second introduction/elevator speech. Bring a list of target companies, and then ask who knows people in these firms. The meeting will end early enough to allow for networking afterwards.

Please be sure to:

- Bring a name badge and tent
- Bring business cards to exchange with other members
- Bring resumes for distribution with other members
- List of target companies









Dress: Business Casual

Directions

WEST:
Route 10 East through Parsippany. Just before the Route 287 overpass, turn south off of Route 10 at the Hanover Marriott onto Ridgedale Avenue. Down Ridgedale about 2 miles, past Allen papers on the right and, next, the Morris County Mall on the left as you reach the Mall and approach the intersection, move into left turning lane. A Sunoco station is left and across the intersection from you. Turn left onto Hanover Ave. The library is a half mile down the road on your left. There is a stop light and overhead sign at the library entrance.

EAST:
Route 10 West, passing under Route 287. Take the jughandle turn for Ridgedale Avenue and follow directions above OR Route 24 West to last exit, 1A. Turn right off the exit ramp and pass under Rte 24. Take the immediate right hand feed off of Whippany Rd onto Hanover Ave. The library is 200 yards up the road, on your right.

SOUTH:
Route 287 to exit 36A, Morris Avenue and Rte 511. Turn right at top of exit ramp. Stay in middle lane. Pass the equestrian statue on your right, Ford Mansion (large white colonial home) on your left. Road narrows to two lanes; move into left turning lane as you approach the second light. Left turn off of Whippany Rd onto Hanover Ave. The library is 200 yards up the road, on your right.

NORTH:
Route 287 to exit 36, Lafayette and Ridgedale Avenue. Stay to the right coming off of Route 287 and bear right onto Ridgedale Avenue. Seven tenths of a mile to intersection with Hanover Ave. (Sunoco station on the right); right turn onto Hanover. The library is a half mile down the road on your left, marked by a stop light and overhead sign.

Banking Nov 21, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Grant Thornton
757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Agenda


HOLIDAY SEASON NETWORKING PREP

Please join us as we prepare for networking this holiday season. We will break into small groups to practice our 60 second announcements, provide strategies and resources for those seeking advice to advance their careers, and facilitate discussion about the issues executives face today as they seek to identify and seize new opportunites. In addition, we invite attendees to share thoughts regarding topics of interest and speakers as we move into 2018.


The meeting schedule is:
5:30 – 5:45 PM Networking
5:45 – 5:50 PM Introductions and Housekeeping
5:50 – 7:00 PM Small group break-out
7:00 – 7:30 PM Networking






Please register by 2:30 PM on Monday before meeting or you may be wait-listed. Building security requires we provide a list of attendees before the meeting.

If you cannot make the meeting, please use the web site to un-register.

ALUMNI VERY WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.





Directions

757 Third Avenue is between 47th and 48th Streets, near Grand Central Terminal

Insurance Nov 21, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Grant Thornton
757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Agenda

HOLIDAY SEASON NETWORKING PREP

Please join us as we prepare for networking this holiday season. We will break into small groups to practice our 60 second announcements, provide strategies and resources for those seeking advice to advance their careers, and facilitate discussion about the issues executives face today as they seek to identify and seize new opportunites. In addition, we invite attendees to share thoughts regarding topics of interest and speakers as we move into 2018.


The meeting schedule is:
5:30 – 5:45 PM Networking
5:45 – 5:50 PM Introductions and Housekeeping
5:50 – 7:00 PM Small group break-out
7:00 – 7:30 PM Networking



Please bring a name badge, your resume, business cards and be prepared with your elevator speech to the meeting.





ALUMNI VERY WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.



Please bring a name badge, a list of target companies, your resume, tent cards (with name), business cards and be prepared with your elevator speech to the meeting.

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Directions

757 Third Avenue is between 47th and 48th Streets, near Grand Central Terminal

Lehigh Valley, PA Nov 21, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Ben Franklin TechVentures
Mountaintop campus of Lehigh University
116 Research Drive, Solarium on the 4th Floor, Room 4408
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Agenda

This is a joint meeting with the Lehigh Valley Business Executive Networking Meeting.

1. Attendees will get a chance to deliver their two-minute elevator speech
2. Share recent successes and failures
3. Present networking requests
4. Discuss job search questions and concerns
5. Apprise the group of any new searches, requests, etc. that they have become aware of

Preparation:
1. Bring a name tag to wear and a "name" tent card to place on the table in front of you
2. If you represent a business, please bring business cards

Attire: Business casual

Directions

Directions:
http://nep.benfranklin.org/about/contact/directions-ben-franklin-techventures-and-headquarters/

Not-for-Profit Nov 21, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

NEW LOCATION
Edwin Gould Foundation
55 Exchange Place, Suite 602
New York, NY

Agenda

TOPIC:
Encore Fellowships, a program of Encore.org which matches skilled, seasoned professionals with social purpose organizations in high-impact, paid transitional assignments. For the Fellows, it's an investment in hands-on learning about nonprofits and a possible new career; for the organization it's a great way to build capacity. Making the transition to an encore stage of work in the social-purpose sector can be a challenging undertaking. Encore Fellowships are high-impact, flexible, time-limited, paid assignments with nonprofits and public agencies, offering the opportunity to establish new personal networks and learn what it is really like to work in a new social-purpose environment. Encore Fellows apply the skills, experience and knowledge acquired during a primary career.

PRESENTERS:
Janet Shaw, New York Program Director, Encore Fellowship Network
Kurt Sung, FENG NFP SIG member and Encore Fellow at Fund for Public Schools

As an Encore Fellow, Janet served as a Marketing and Resource Mobilization Fellow for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Her personal experience as a fellow informs her work as EFN Program Director, where she will continue to build and strengthen the current New York Encore Fellowships program. She will also help to build broader corporate and NGO partnerships and advance effective collaboration across the network of Encore Fellows programs.

Janet’s successful prior career in the medical communications industry included executive and general-manager level positions. When she left the industry, she was determined to give something back. Encore.org and the Encore Fellowships program helped Janet navigate a new path, reinforcing her commitment to work with others to help them do the same.

Directions

55 Exchange Place is located between Broad and William Streets
Nearby subways
J to Broad Street (last stop)
2,3 to Wall Street
4,5 to Wall Street

You must present a photo ID to the security guard in the lobby. Then take the elevator to the 6th floor and follow the signs to the Edwin Gould Foundation conference room.

Susquehanna Valley, PA Nov 21, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Murray Securus
39 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608

Agenda

LANCASTER

This is a TUESDAY.

1. Each attendee will get a chance to deliver their two-minute elevator speech.
2. Share recent successes and failures.
3. Present networking requests.
4. Discuss job search questions and concerns.
5. Apprise the group of any new searches, requests, etc. that they have become aware of.

Preparation:
1. Please bring your "one pager" (twenty-five copies).
a. This should provide your contact information at the top.
b. Followed by a brief overview of you and your background.
c. Finally your target company list and a list of people you would like to meet.
2. One Pager should be handed out to the attendees just before you make your presentation, thus helping them to provide you with targeted assistance and advice.
3. Please have copies of your resume available to hand out to those interested parties who may want to learn more about you or pass it on to individuals they think may be interested in talking to you.
4. Bring a name tag to wear and a "name" tent card to place on the table in front of you.
5. If you represent a business, please bring business cards and/or flyers.

Attire: Business casual


Thanks to Pete Wengrenovich for providing the location.

Directions

Parking: There is parking in the rear of the building if you take the Grant Alley back behind the Murray Insurance building. The entrance is in the back also.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/39+N+Duke+St,+Lancaster,+PA+17602/@40.0391756,-76.3034399,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c624ed07e01471:0xc5337a9fe4fec9de

Kansas City, KS Nov 21, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

CBIZ  
700 W 47th Street, #1100
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 945-5500

Do not Park in CBIZ Parking

Agenda

Guest Speaker:

Abraham Gin
Senior Associate at GiANT Worldwide
Transformational Leadership Consultant

http://abrahamgin.giant.team/

For Networking November Abe will discuss
an easy and practical way to assess the people that we wish to connect with. I recently met Abe and I think you will enjoy meeting him!

Please bring:
- Personal Contact cards
- A Friend who might be interested in joining The FENG!

Dress: Business Casual

Directions

- Do NOT park in CBIZ underground parking or you will be locked in. Instead use the free parking garage across the street.

-www.google.com/maps/place/CBIZ/@39.0427873,-94.5973385,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87c0efb7dbadbd89:0xe7412970cbfc6aa1!8m2!3d39.0427832!4d-94.5951445

Abu Dhabi/Dubai, UAE Nov 21, 2017

Time

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

COSTA Coffee
China Court at Ibn Battuta Mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Agenda

Please join us for an evening of networking with your peers from various disciplines.

Our objective is to support each other, give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market.

Please bring:
- Personal Contact cards
- Resumes (optional for the first meeting)
- Your 90-second elevator speech/personal introduction

Attire: Standard business attire or business casual.

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity. Your chapter leadership will be delighted to see you there.

Directions

https://www.google.ae/maps/place/Costa+Coffee/@25.044721,55.120504,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x68c3216dc249840c!8m2!3d25.044721!4d55.120504

Toronto, Canada Nov 23, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location

The offices of Richter LLP
181 Bay Street, Bay Wellington Tower, Suite 3320
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3 Canada

Agenda

Topic: Diversity and Inclusion in Career Transitions and Boardrooms

Speaker: Rima Berns-McGown, researcher, writer and advocate for social justice

Rima Berns-McGown will facilitate our meeting. Rima is a widely-respected researcher, writer and advocate for social justice. Rima lectures at the University of Toronto. She has developed expertise on matters pertaining to diversity, equity and “muscular” inclusion, all highly relevant topics in the workplace and in the world of career transition.She is the winner of the 2016 J.S. Woodsworth “Woman of Excellence” Award for anti-racism work.

If you’re in transition and feeling the challenges that come with being senior (as all FENG members are) and/or being racially/religiously/culturally diverse, Rima will uplift you.

If you’re in a position to make a difference in your organization, Rima will inspire you to make a difference.

FENG members and qualifying guests are welcome to attend. RSVPs are required through the FENG website. Space is limited to the first 25 respondents. As always, there is no charge.

We would like to thank Richter in advance for their hospitality.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/Bay+Wellington+Tower,+181+Bay+St+%233320,+Toronto,+ON+M5J+2T3,+Canada/@43.647224,-79.448184,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89d4cb2d17a24e4b:0xcfc07927bd21784d!2m2!1d-79.3781442!2d43.6472454

London, United Kingdom Nov 27, 2017

Time

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location

Goodman Masson's offices
120 Aldersgate Street
London UK EC1A 4JQ

Agenda

UK Job Hunt Club

AGENDA: please see “Notes” lower down this message for additional details

1. Introductions (15m)
- News about past members
- Scope of this and future meetings
2. Elevator pitches – 30 seconds (45m) (1)
3. Job Search Metrics (15m) (2)
4. Networking, sharing leads (10m)
5. Focus topics (20m)
6. Round up with Paul (15m)
7. AOB/Items for next agenda (5m)

Notes to agenda:
(1) Elevator pitches – (eg telecon with recruitment agent. Each member gets 5 mins which allows for c. 3 - 4 minutes feedback. (I will keep the stop-watch)

(2) Metrics - As well as your backward review, we are incorporating targets for the next two weeks. This will help give you an added incentive to press on with your search.

A spreadsheet will be sent to those members who register to be filled out with instructions to return prior to Monday’s meeting. David Levenson will collate the results for circulation at the meeting.

Please RSVP: by WEDNESDAY, October 25th so that Goodman Masson receives sufficient notice to provide the adequate space.

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 10 MEMBERS. If you register and can NOT attend, please remove your name from the list.

This meeting is open to FENG members ONLY.

Also, if you find a job, please let us know in order to share the goods news with the rest of the team as well as to update your directory. In addition, please make sure that you update your membership directory listing by going to: http://www.thefeng.org, and filling out the form you will find there.

Directions

Tube station Barbican

Tulsa, OK Nov 27, 2017

Time

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Location

Hideaway Pizza
Cherry Street, 1419 East 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Agenda

Informal Networking Luncheon

The objective is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, share job leads, ideas, and develop networking opportunities.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/search/Hideaway+Pizza,+1419+East+15th+Street,+Tulsa,+OK+74120/@36.1326019,-96.0448496,15z

Austin, TX Nov 27, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

8310 N. Capital of Texas Hwy,
Building 1,
Suite 420,
Austin, Texas 78731
Hosted by Bridgepoint Consulting


Agenda

Please join us for a evening with Absolutely Abby.

Abby Kohut, a brave HR professional, has stepped forward to share the secrets of her industry and to help the unemployed find and fill the 3+ million open jobs. Aside from teaching job search skills, Abby also inspires those that are out of work to not lose faith that they will find a job. Abby, who is known as “Absolutely Abby” because she tells job seekers the absolute truth, has held positions from corporate recruiter to Senior Director of Recruiting over the past 22 years. In 2009, Abby shifted her focus to concentrate on helping candidates land their dream jobs and has spoken to over 800 job search groups. In 2012, Abby was determined to educate 1 million job seekers and help America get back to work by launching a 35 state cross country RV speaking tour. www.AbbyAcrossAmerica.com.








Bring business cards and name tags, and resumes.

Directions

Dallas, TX Nov 28, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655

Agenda

Topic: Networking for Introverts, Extroverts and In-Between-Verts

Speaker: Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as "Absolutely Abby," is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets."

Presentation:
Do you attend networking meetings or company events and walk away feeling like you could have been more successful in meeting more people? Do you wait for others to approach you? Do you feel anxious when you try to start a conversation? In today’s world networking isn't just for those NOT working. It’s a powerful personal and professional tool we can all use to leverage relationships. To advance in your career, it's imperative that you get comfortable with networking. But why just be comfortable when it can actually be fun???

Walk away from this interactive event knowing:
- How to explain what you do so people will remember you
- Why being specific when asking for help is important
- How to identify the right networking opportunities for you
- What “paying it forward” is all about
- Why networking is simply making new friends
- How to turn your networking magic into long term relationships

Speaker's bio:
Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets." In the past 22 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. AbsolutelyAbby.com was also mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. She has provided job search tips on SiriusXM, Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby “One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search” and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving & flying around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.

This is a joint meeting with The FEI.

Directions

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=4835+Lyndon+B+Johnson+Fwy&city=Dallas&state=TX&zipcode=75244&latitude=32.926569&longitude=-96.823458&geocode=ADDRESS&redirect=true

The Building is behind the Wyndham Hotel on the northwest side of LBJ and the Tollway.

If you are headed east on 635:
- Take the 22A exit, for Dallas North Tollway (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn left at the light after the exit (follow the signs to the Galleria)
- Turn left on westbound access road to 635.
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed west on 635:
- Take the exit for Dallas North Parkway.
-Stay on the access road to 635 west (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance (just at the bottom of the hill, past the Oxy Building) (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed south on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Go through the light at Alpha (you will curve to the left just after Great Indoors)
- Turn right at the 2nd light. onto Galleria Road
- We are the third building on the left.
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the left side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed North on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Turn left to get to 635 west (you will not get onto the highway), and stay in the right-hand lane on the access road.
- Take the first right, at the Heritage Square sign. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot).
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

Birmingham, AL Nov 28, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Good People Brewing
114 14th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Agenda

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity.

Please register and join us for a networking and social gathering.

Whether you are currently employed or in transition, this is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

We will start off by meeting in the bar area which is to the right as you enter the tavern.

Attire: Casual

Directions

Across from Regions Field

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Chicago (Suburban), IL Nov 28, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685

Agenda

Doors will open at 6:00pm and we will have pizza delivered shortly after 6:00pm.

There will be a $5 charge to cover cost of the room and the pizza. Dress is business casual.

- 6:00pm to 6:30pm: We will have informal networking, if you can, be there for this part of the meeting, some people have said they enjoy this the most – it is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

As always, be sure to bring 15-20 copies of your resume or handbill; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 90-second presentation! Your networking time is a value added activity for you and your peers; practice your 'elevator speech' and try it out with your friends at FENG, compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This platform skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.

Directions

From 90 or 294 take the O'Hare exit, and then exit again on Mannheim Rd. North.

Take Mannheim north to Higgins Rd.

Turn right on Higgins and go to the first light.

On the right you should see entry to Village of Rosemont. Take this entry to the guard gate.

Tell the guard you are going to the park district building. Proceed south from the guard shack and the road will curve to the left and then intersect with Kirschoff. Go south (right) on Kirschoff several blocks and it will go straight into the parking lot at the back of the Rosemont Park District Building (you will need to enter at the front of the building).

Free parking is available both in the back and the front (Scott Street) of the building.

Our meeting will be in the upstairs meeting room.

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