The FENG Chicago (Downtown), IL Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

06/13/2017 – 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

Parker + Lynch Consulting
200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60604

Agenda:

Topic & Presenter:

Going Undercover: The Deep Dark Secrets of The Recruiting World

Would you like to gain insight into what HR recruiters REALLY look for when they are evaluating your qualifications? For example, did you know that HR spies may take a peek at the clutter in your car while you are in an interview? That piece of paper lying in the stairwell might have been put there on purpose. Oh...and if the recruiter says that it's OK for you to take notes, find out why they might be confiscated at the end of the interview! Perhaps your body language is speaking in foreign tongues. Take a backstage look at the recruiting world - a view that you have NEVER seen before and will never see again. You will learn:

• When wearing the color yellow can help you get an offer
• When you should and should not mention the Chicago Cubs during an interview
• Deep dark secrets about why keywords really matter and how to choose them
• Why you should avoid a swivel chair and the fishy handshake during an interview

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 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 around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.

We will also do networking amongst members and then a general discussion on job search topics and other topics that members might want to discuss.

We share new ideas on networking/career search topics as well as references/introductions into target company opportunities. We look forward to more interactive discussions for advice to conquer our career search challenges and provide additional introductions/references on opportunities we are pursuing.

Details are as follows:
(1) Business Casual attire is appropriate.
(2) Our host, Parker + Lynch, will provide coffee/water/bagels/pastry.
(3) Transportation/Parking - The train is the best option as the meeting location is 8 blocks from Union Station and 10 blocks from Ogilvie (20-25 minute walk). CTA Bus #126 picks up at Chicago River & Jackson and drops off at Jackson & Wabash, two blocks from 200 South Michigan Avenue. Nearby parking is available at Grant Park South Garage, nearby at the center of Michigan Avenue.
(4) Suggested donation: $0.00.
(5) Bring 35-40 copies of your resume/handbill.

Please Register:

Members login: http://www.thefeng.org/membersonly/ this will take you to your personal home page. Check box for this event.

Guests of members are welcome. Register on this link:
http://www.thefeng.org/chapters/rsvp.php?tid=9954

Also, please email Steve.

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.

We hope to see you at the FENG meeting. If you have any questions please contact:

Downtown Chicago Sub-Chapter Chairs:

Steve Eschbach
SPEschbach@gmail.com
(312) 550-9965

Matt Oey
mattoey@hotmail.com
(312) 255-1887

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About the Chicago (Downtown), IL Chapter

The overall Chicagoland area membership has nearly 3,000 members with more than half on the Alumni list (meaning -- employed or they have landed and are with a new employer).

Meetings are held in downtown Chicago. Watch the newsletter or announcements for meeting details.

Chapter Leadership

Matt Oey
mattoey@hotmail.com
(312) 255-1887
Senior finance executive with prior experience as CFO for InterDelta Corporation and PRT Bentoel, consumer product manufacturing companies in South East Asia. Currently a consultant specializing in process flow, risk analysis, business strategy, including Asia Pacific business development, and operations optimization. Target small medium enterprises (SME's) having an international focus.

Mr. Oey a CPA in Illinois, has a BS Engineering with a concentration in Biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania.
Steve Eschbach
SPEschbach@gmail.com
(312) 550-9965
Steven P. Eschbach, CFA, is the Principal & Founding Member of his independent consulting company, Eschbach & Associates, LLC. This Illinois-based firm is a continuation of the Connecticut-based firm he established in 2006, where he advised clients on various investor relations programs and appeared as a financial expert witness in utility rate cases for the State of Connecticut.

Most recently, Steve was the Vice President - Investor Relations for Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:TEG), a $5.5 billion market cap holding company of five Midwestern utilities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota, from 2007 to 2015. Integrys was acquired by Wisconsin Energy Corporation, and he departed the company upon the close of the merger transaction in June 2015.

Steve has held the lead investor relations role for several technology and energy companies such as FuelCell Energy, Inc., RMI.NET, Inc., Kinder Morgan, Inc., and Yankee Energy System, Inc. Prior to his investor relations roles at these companies, he was an expert financial witness in public utility rate cases for the State of Connecticut where he prepared and defended testimony in over a dozen proceedings on financial issues such as rate of return on rate base, return on equity, capital structure and other accounting topics.

Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut (1980), and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Hartford (1985). He attained his CFA Charter designation in 1989 and is an active member of a number of advisory committees of the CFA Chicago Society.

Steve has been a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) since 1997 and is a past President of its Rocky Mountain (2001) and Connecticut/Westchester (2005-2007) chapters, and a former board member of the NIRI-Chicago chapter (2008-2013). He currently is a member of the NIRI-Senior Roundtable since 2013. Steve is the Co-Chair of The Financial Executives Networking Group’s Downtown Chicago Chapter. He is also a co-leader of the Career Transition Ministry of St. Raphael’s Parish and a current board member of the Knoch Knolls Homeowners Association, both in Naperville, IL. Steve also was a strategic advisor to the Sacred Heart Parish Pastoral Council in Southbury, Connecticut, and a voting board member of the Town of Southbury Pension and Investment Advisory Committee.

Future Meetings

07/11/2017
07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Salo LLC
560 West Washington Blvd., Suite 230
Chicago, IL 60661


Salo LLC plans to have someone stand by the door towards the beginning as guests are arriving, but will have directions on the window on how to call to get up here as well.

11/09/2017
07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Addison Group
125 South Wacker Drive
Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60606


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Steve Eschbach
SPEschbach@gmail.com
(312) 550-9965

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