NSENG just passed the 5,000-member mark!

June 10 & 11 NSENG meeting features a keynote speaker on " How to Overcome Being Viewed as Over-Qualified " + a round of networking
June 10... 6:15-8:30pm at the Glenview Public Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
June 11... 6:15-8:30pm at the old McDonald's Hamburger Univ (2715 Jorie Blvd in Oak Brook)... last meeting in Oak Brook
One of the greatest challenges that job seekers over 45 face is the perception that they are over-qualified (or too old) for many of the positions they pursue. Managers, directors, VPs and C-level individuals are often competing against less experienced candidates that are 10-15 years younger. And from the employer's perspective, there is often concern that an "over-qualified" candidate has less energy, is too expensive, isn't current from a technology standpoint and will leave once they find a job that pays better.

During this meeting,  ABBY KOHUT ("Absolutely Abby")  will present powerful strategies on "How to Overcome the Challenges of Being Over-Qualified" . It's impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. During her presentation, Abby will help you learn the following:
  • How to answer the over-qualified question
  • The REAL reason why recruiters and hiring managers are concerned about hiring over-qualified applicants 
  • How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are over-qualified 
  • 7 ways to explain on an interview why being over-qualified is an advantage 
  • How to handle the "age factor"

Here is some background on Abby Kohut :
Abby Kohut is one of the nation's most respected job search presenters. She is the 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 was selected as one of the  Top 100 Websites for Your Career  by Forbes in 2013. Abby is one of the  Top 100 Influential People Online  according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and for the past 5 years has been driving and flying across the US on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal. Her job search adventures been covered by several nationwide TV and radio networks including: Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Bloomberg Radio, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple and The Ladders. Abby is also a very entertaining speaker. 
Here are a few addional upcoming NSENG events:
-- Mon June 3, 6:00-9:00pm at Hackney's on Lake (1514 E Lake Ave, Glenview): NSENG Summer Party... A great way to make a lot of valuable networking connections at your own pace. Spouses, significant others, friends and associates are welcome. No cover charge-- just pay for whatever you choose to eat or drink.
--  Wed June 26, 6:15-8:30pm at the Glenview Library: KAY McBREARTY (career coach) presents on "How to Stay Positive Throughout Your Job Search" plus a round of networking.
-- Fri June 28, 9:15am-1:00pm at the Glenview Library: MARTY GILBERT (NSENG founder) conducts a workshop on "Creating & Implementing an Effective Job Search Plan". Click HERE to register.

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Over the past 14 days,  19 NSENG members have landed new jobs . Congratulations to:
--  Tom Lammers , Director IT at Rapid Displays
--  Steve Horn , Partner Mgr at Walmart Media Group
--  Chris O’Hea , Managing Director of Equity Sales Trading at Seaport Global
--  Mark Searcy , VP Operational Excellence at Cresco Labs
--  Sheila Berleman , Director of Operations at Morningstar
--  Mark Sherman , Asst Treasurer at SAI Global
--  Gail Wheeler , Assoc Director, Office of Experiential Learning at Univ of Illinois
--  Steve Baas , Sr Sourcing Mgr at GE Healthcare
--  Tom Orton , Product Mgr at Weil-McLain
--  Ian Mallon , Area Mgr at Cardinal Senior Benefit Care
--  Joshua Boock , Sr Customer Support Mgr at STATS LLC
--  Tracy Banach , Global Fleet Mgr at Nouryon
--  David Rosen , Interim CTO at Notiphy
--  Rick Weber , VP Sales at McVeigh Global Meetings & Events
--  Amy Mikel , Digital Marketing Director at Erikson Institute
--  Darren Ferguson , Program Mgr at ARCH Group Ltd
--  Joseph Donato , Consultant at Verizon Enterprise Solutions
--  Mary Connolly , Event Mgr at Special Events Management
-- Jesse Gilbert , Sr UI/UX Designer at Rally Health

Over the past 14 days,  33 new members have joined NSENG . Please feel free to reach out to them in an effort to help expand one another's networks:
Mary Ann Lusk… Brita Erikson… Alex Drozd… Michael O’Connor… Abigail Murray… David Powell… Mark Bromberg… Scott Schmitt… Stephanie Weiss… Rajat Dawar… David Corey… Mary Freemon… Scott Peters… Randall Niznick… Corey Schiff… John Mann… David LaRue… Gabrielle Jacobson… William Petschow… Dale Wonders… Austin McFarlane… Dan Wellisch… Jonathan Lutkowski… Cris Salazar… Mark Edinger… Greg Miyake… Mazher Iqbal… Ijaz Ahmad… RJ Coleman… Cindy Bettini… John Webb… Ron Fogel… Elizabeth Ury

There are no upfront fees to join NSENG and no need to pre-register-- just pay $20 at the check-in table at each meeting that you attend. If you know someone who would like to begin receiving these meeting notice newsletters and job leads , ask them to click  here  and complete the form.
  • To learn more about NSENG's job search coaching services, click here.
  • To see an overview document on NSENG, click here
  • To join our NSENG group on LinkedIn, click here. Great ideas are shared here.
  • To view a 3-min video on my "What the hell approach of job search", click here.
  • To view a 3-min video on my "7 key metrics of your job search", click here.
  • To listen to my interview with Northwestern University Radio, click here.

And if you're an NSENG member who has already landed, you're always welcome to come back to any meeting. Lastly, don't forget to check out the Glenview library's underground parking if the above ground lot is full-- and parking on the side streets and at the Metra station are always an option. Hamburger Univ has plenty of parking.

Marty Gilbert
NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach

Here are a few Chicago area opportunities that may be of interest to you:
Allstate Insurance Company. | Chicago IL
West Monroe Partners | Chicago IL
TEKsystems, Inc | Deerfield IL
Franklin Energy | Chicago IL
Digilant | Chicago IL
Cision | Chicago IL
Packaging Corporation of America | Chicago IL
Alzheimer's Association
Enlivant • Chicago, IL
Nielsen • Chicago, IL
Marty Gilbert
NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach
NSENG is an independent organization & not affiliated with any other networking groups. There are over 5,000 members & 10 members landing a new job each week.