Meeting Information
Chicago-Suburban, IL Chapter
Thursday January 28, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Directions: Meeting ID: 875 9489 7371 Passcode: 963715

Meeting capacity:


Suggested Donation:

No matter your business or vocational objectives, Information and Knowledge are two essential currencies.

In today’s current environment, you may find yourself considering a completely different career path. If that’s the case, Informational Interviews are among the most valuable ways to explore new career options. It's an opportunity to expand your network while getting an insider’s view of a field you'd like to learn more about. You may even be able to uncover hidden job openings that never get posted publicly.

While dramatically misunderstood and underutilized by most, the Informational Interview is one of the most valuable sources of occupational information.

During this program we will discuss

1. Definition of an Informational Interview (In the context of Career Transition)

2. Value of Informational Interviews

3. Informational Interview Strategy

4. Do’s & Don’ts for a successful Informational Interviews

In today’s marketplace, What You Know can be as important as Who You Know!


Speaker Bio:

Fred Johnson currently serves as President of Changing Paradigms Consulting, Inc. and is an active member on the Leadership Team of the PATH Group, a Job Search Support ministry of the Compass & St Thomas the Apostle Churches in Naperville, IL.

Changing Paradigms Consulting, Inc. was born out of transition and remains devoted to the enablement and empowerment of organizations & individuals with a focus on growth optimization. With a recognized ability to establish a shared vision through collaboration and communication, Fred is a proactive leader that has been successful in driving Change while developing and executing impactful cross-functional strategies and market-driven plans.

During his professional career, Fred has served in a number of senior-level, executive roles, with a concentrated focus within the consumer product, food & beverage, and ingredient industries. Fred’s career experiences have been within Fortune 100 and entrepreneurial Companies where he has successfully delivered strong and sustainable growth in both emerging and mature business environments. Fred’s corporate experiences have included tenures with Del Monte USA, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola USA.

A believer in the principles of Servant Leadership, Fred has a Passion for Serving Others while helping them become the Best they Can Be.

Additional meeting details are as follows:

(1) Please login to the Zoom Link URL that will be sent separately by 545p CST so that the zeeting can begin promptly at 6p.
(2) Dress code: Business Casual with from the waist up (or as far as your video camera can capture).
(3) Coffee and Donuts/Bagels/Pastries (or something stronger/less light) will be served by you and you alone.
(4) Parking – Your parking lot, driveway or garage is the best option.
(5) Suggested donation: $0.00 (for this event; see below for supporting The FENG in general).
(6) Bring 0 printed copies of your resumes/handbills/business cards but have them ready electronically for subsequent distribution.
(7) Be sure you can modify/edit the name that appears in your video window so that we can refer to you by your preferred name rather than, “Dad’s Cell Phone,” “iPhone 10XR,” or “,” or whatever the default name of your device is when logging into Zoom for the first time.’
(8) Structured networking will follow the formal presentation; be sure to use your well-crafted, practiced and perfected 2-3 minutes effectively (from a professional standpoint – who you are, where you are headed and specifics regarding your target companies/contacts).

This meeting is virtually sponsored by International Financial Group (our special thanks to them!):

Tracy Shick
Vice President of Project Resourcing
M: 847.636.9706 | O: 312.789.4460 |
200 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1930
Chicago, IL 60601

IFG - International Financial Group is a staffing firm that specializes in the accounting, finance, audit and tax space at the mid to executive level. Our strength is assisting financial leaders with complex issues, ranging from finance and accounting project initiatives to identifying the right individual to fill a vacant role within the finance and accounting discipline.
For meeting information, please contact:

Steve Eschbach
(312) 550-9965
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