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Next NSENG meeting is Tue Feb 18th, 6:15-8:30pm at National Louis University , 5202 Old Orchard Rd - 3rd floor in Skokie, featuring
"How to Turn a Job Interview into a Powerful Conversation" plus a round of networking.
Research shows that when an interviewer likes you, two powerful things happen:
1) The qualities you have suddenly become more important to doing the job successfully.
2) The skills you don't have automatically are discounted.
So, given that, how do you create a faster positive connection in an interview? That's where TEDx speaker and author,   LYNNE FRANKLIN , comes in. She's an amazingly engaging presenter on persuasive communications and here are some of the topics that she'll be covering:
  • What to do before an interview to increase your focus and success
  • How to make an immediate positive impression and maintain that throughout the interview
  • How to turn every question you're asked into a persuasive and confident response
Here is some background on Lynne:
Lynne Franklin is a neuroscience nerd, a persuasive communications expert and one of Chicago's premier presenters. She works with business leaders who want to stop paying the high price for poor communication by creating more and better connections and building more confidence. Lynne is the Immediate Past President of the National Speakers Association Illinois Chapter, which comes through in her very interactive presentation style. She is also the author of  Getting Others to Do What You Want and she has presented a  TEDx Talk   on how to become a mind reader that has gone viral. To get a sense for Lynne's presentation style, click  here  to view some of her videos. To learn more about Lynne and her communication consulting practice, click  here .

Our meeting agenda will include:
6:15-6:30 Open networking
6:30-6:45 Meeting announcements
6:45-7:35 Lynne's presentation and Q&A
7:35-8:30 Small group networking
Here are a few additional upcoming events:
-- Mon Mar 2nd, 6:15-8:30pm MEETING: LinkedIn author, Wayne Breitbarth, will present for 1hr & 45mins on "Creating a LinkedIn Game Plan to Your Next Job". The entire meeting will be devoted to Wayne's presentation.

-- Mon Mar 16th, 6:15-8:30pm MEETING: Second City alum, Richard Oberbruner, will present on "How to Use IMPROV to Enhance Your Job Search" plus networking.

-- Mon Mar 23rd, 5:30-9:30pm WORKSHOP: NSENG Founder, Marty Gilbert, leads this session on "Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles & Cover Letters that Win You the Job".

FREE Training Opportunity:
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Over the past 14 days,  23 NSENG members have landed new jobs . Congratulations to:
-- Karen Fitzgerald, Sr Project Engineer at Esys Automation
-- Andrew Crnkovich, Sales Executive at Intertek
-- Mike Fus, Sr Client Executive at Origami Risk
-- Bill Vernon, Head of Corp Services at ThinkMarkets
-- Bill O’Hea, Director, Equity Sales Trading at KeyBanc Capital Markets
-- Andy Karsen, Sr Mgr, Sales at the Emergency Nurses Association
-- Patrick Phalen, Supply Chain Director at Vesta
-- Julie Lohmeier, VP Product Management at Bankers Financial
-- Diana Smith, Enterprise Account Executive at Tidal Software
-- Mike Miazga, COO at AMI Group, LLC
-- Jeffrey Welch, Oncology Specialist at Integrated Medical Systems Inc
-- Ingrid Philibert, Tracking & Evaluation Core at Univ of Nebraska Medical Center
-- Norma Thorelli, Global Clinical Affairs Manager at Hollister Inc
-- Amit Khosla, Venture Partner at Independence Equity
-- Angie Mohni, VP of Marketing at Nobelus
-- Jim Capuano, Sr Mgr at
-- Alana Abbott, Director of Community Engagement at Krucial Staffing
-- Luis Davila, Cycling Instructor at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
-- Kamal Wolly, Mechanical Engineer at Atlis Motor Vehicles
-- Amber Webb, VP of Philanthropy at Metropolitan Planning Council
-- Kristin Olsen-Whisler, Marketing Project Mgr at Loyola Medicine
-- Natalea Goecking, Regional Sales Mgr at RR Donnelley
-- Wendy Pierson, Operations Mgr at Bright Life Renewable Energy LLC

Over the past 14 days,  64 new members have joined NSENG . Please feel free to reach out to them in an effort to help expand one another's networks:
William McEleney… Diane Therrien… Lynda Stoops… Tom Dieffenbach… Yves Buchmann… Brian McElligott… Kevin Tomich… Lisa Becker… Satinder Rehal… Mason Dekker… Dan Baumann… Joy Bauer… David Owiny… Doug Levi… Jeffrey Mazza… Mike Sutton… Barb Nelson… Carly McGinn… Stacie Jackson… Brenda Drake… Ryan Lipe… Donee Damore… Scott Rosenzweig… Michael Weiby… Lotus Becker… Ritu Agarwal… George Zambos… Jeffrey Nemetz… Jon Goynshor…Zarik Khan… Leonard Lobo… Torsten Reinhardt… Paul Haisman… Arvi Amin… Fred Waldman.. Michael Caulfield… Mathew Mandeltort… Doug Zelinka… Nickole Ragsdale… Karl Caspersen… Marc Glick… Sandy Hughes… Jolivette Garcia… Yuri Ackerman… GSerardo Cantu… Andrea Peskin… James Hawkins… Sam Qtaishat… Renata Sala-Helton… Jean-Perre Moczalla… Kenneth Wong… Judy Contreras… Dean Comber… Tony Jones… Danielle Rappoport… David Segrue… Chris Pennington… Demetre Ramsey… Jos hua Lemeshow… Jodee McDonnell… Sofiya Kantor… Robert McKeown… Dale Dreher… John Osborne… Irma Cajigas

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 listen to my interview with Northwestern University Radio, click here.

Marty Gilbert
NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach

Here are a few Chicago area opportunities that may be of interest to you:
Live Nation Entertainment | Rolling Meadows IL
Uline, Inc. | Pleasant Prairie WI
R.R. Donnelley & Sons | St Charles IL
AbbVie | North Chicago IL
Mitsubishi Electric Automation | Vernon Hills IL
Horizon Therapeutics | Lake Forest IL
Pfizer | Lake Forest IL
Experis | 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 5,600 members & 10 members landing a new job each week.