Meeting Information
Tuesday January 12, 2021
7:30am - 10:30am
Zoom Call

Meeting capacity:


Suggested Donation:

Job Search in The New Norm –
Latest Protocols (including Video Conferencing Best Practices) from the Eyes (or is it The Screen?) of the Executive Recruiter

We are still a ways away from having the Coronavirus pandemic in our rear-view mirrors so starting off 2021 why don’t we get some insights from two experienced talent professionals from one of our (The FENG-Chicagoland) executive recruiting partners on what has changed, what is the same (is there any?) and what are the new trends in job search, hiring, interviewing, onboarding, offboarding, uploading, downloading or whatever else we need to be prepared for in a world that many believe will be a mix of in-person and video connections.

While we were celebrating FENG-stivus on December 8, 2020, one of our speakers, Tracy Shick, Vice President of Project Resourcing at International Financial Group (IFG), was participating in a seminar with peers on best practices on all sides of the table – the job search candidate, the recruiter as well as the hiring managers on how to operate and succeed in our new executive job search environment.

Tracy will be joined by her IFG colleague, Eric Maleski, Partner at the firm.

We look forward to Tracy and Eric’s insights as well as hearing your questions/concerns that we hope will get resolved as all of us move forward in this ‘new norm.’

Tracy began her career in corporate finance and accounting for a Fortune 500 company. Over 10 years ago, she pivoted to recruiting for Accounting and Finance in Chicago. She specializes in Consulting, Contract and Advisory Services. Tracy’s focus is on providing assistance to the office of the Controller and CFO while they undergo major projects. Tracy attended Illinois State University where she received dual degrees in Corporate Finance and Management and Quantitative Methods.

Eric Maleski is going on his 10th year in the consulting and staffing industry. His 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 department. Now a Partner, Eric transitioned from his previous life of assisting Major League Baseball General Managers and All-stars (you may even be able to ask about the prospects for the Cubs and Sox for this coming baseball season!), to CFO's and top tier accounting and finance professionals. He oversees all of IFG's direct hire activities. He earned a degree in Economics and minor in Communications from Benedictine University.

Additional meeting details are as follows:
(1) Please login to the Zoom Link URL that will be sent separately by 715a CST so that the zeeting can begin promptly at 730a.
(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 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
Connect with me on LinkedIn

Experience – Solutions – Strategy – Success – Discover the IFG Advantage!

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.

Please Register (by Monday morning, January 11th) to receive the Zoom link that will be sent to you before noon that day.

If you miss the deadline, or do not receive the link (make sure you check your SPAM folder), please contact Steve Eschbach. Registrations after deadline will be waitlisted and will require special dispensation from various supreme powers that may be allowed if time and effort can accommodate (we are all volunteers that provide this service so chances of this happening are extremely remote). Also, it is important for you to show up at this meeting on time - please make an effort to do so as the formal remarks will begin as close to the 730a start time as possible.

Members login: this will take you to your personal home page. Check box for this event.

Guests of members are welcome. Register on this link: NEEDS CORRECT LINK

Also, please email Steve Eschbach.

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:

For meeting information, please contact:

Steve Blondell
(847) 651-3560
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