The Jobs Driven Networking Group (JDNG)
The meeting place of the Chicago Technology Network
Our job club meets via webinar every 3rd Thursday to help IT job seekers strengthen their networking & job search skills, and to help the companies who hire them to strengthen their hiring process.
The speakers have included multiple LinkedIn Experts, a Career Services Director from Notre Dame & Duke University, nationally renowned search experts, hiring managers, and more. Scroll down to see the list of speakers & topics.
Who’s Up Next?
December 16th Topic: Search & Hire More Efficiently
Presenter: Paul Cameron, Founder, SpeedUpMyJobSearch.com
When you use a better process to do anything, you get better results, faster. Always.
If an online application asks you to place the text from your cover letter into a text box on their form and it takes you 9 steps to get it there, will you be seen as more qualified than another candidate who only needed 1 step to get it there? Of course not! It just took you longer.
Or let’s say that as an hiring manager you send every candidate an assessment test and you go through the answers yourself, while another hiring manager at your company has the recruiting firm give the assessment and score the results. Will giving doing that assessment test work yourself give you a better results?
Technology has made so much of our every day processes better and faster, so why is it that many of our colleagues are still doing things the long way? Just last month, November 2021, a senior IT leader said he tracked where his resume is going on paper! There are still some large organizations tracking their candidate flow in spreadsheets!
There are so many tools and tactics now that can speed up the process. Why is that important? Because the market is moving faster than ever before, and while you are in step 6 of your cover letter process, an even better job was filled by someone else.
In this meeting, we will fill the hour with tips and tactics to search and hire more efficiently. I hope you can join us.
We are limited to 500 attendees for our meetings, so register now to ensure you have a seat!
11:50am: Paul will open the Zoom Webinar to let people in and chat with the early birds. Attendees who log in before 12pm CST may promoted to “Panelist” status for the purpose of conversation instead talking via chat. The Chat Box will be difficult to monitor during the live discussion.
12pm: The meeting starts with a quick introduction of the topic, sponsors, and speaker, then dive into the meeting.
1pm (1:05pm at the very latest) the meeting ends
Is it free to attend?
Yes! …and no. We believe in delivering value first, so we do not charge attendance or registration fees. Just like we don’t tip waiters while making dinner reservations, we don’t charge patrons for planning to attend our meetings.
Instead, we employ an attendance tipping system for after our meetings. If you attend and feel the information delivered is worthwhile and helpful, then we request you leave an Attendance Tip of any amount commensurate with the value you received.
If, however, you attend and feel the content is awful, then we insist you do NOT pay for attending, and instead share a suggestion, what we call an Advice Tip, to help us understand how to make it better next time.
If everyone commits to doing one or the other, then we are guaranteed to exponentially improve our meetings every single month by either increasing our available resources or by the helpful advice from our attendees. Thank you in advance for your commitment to helping us improve through this tip system.
Miss our last meeting? The full replay has been added to this Archive for Members (with all pauses and “can everybody hear me?” time-wasters edited out). If you are logged in as a member, click on the course in the Course Content.
We are meeting online to stay safe!
In the Chicago area, multiple job clubs charge $20 to see ONE of these presentations. We give you instant access to ALL 60+ of these seminars given by some of the same presenters speaking at the other clubs. As a member of our club you can also get first access to every new seminar each month, including the speakers who are exclusive to our club!
This archive is included in the Advanced Networking Course. The networking course does NOT share magical stories of networking lottery winners (“I was standing in line for coffee and…yadda, yadda, yadda…I now work for that guy from the coffee shop!“). Instead you will learn specific, high-probability networking strategies.
Take the course and watch these seminars from anywhere, at any time, and unlike live presentations, you can skip over tips you already know, or rewind to write down the ones you don’t. No more sitting through stories you already heard or missing a tip that was said too fast.
By the way, we remove all the, “can you guys see me?” moments from our videos! Your time is too valuable for that.
There are no long term obligations. On going access to the job club archive is just $10 per month, but if you prefer live meetings at predetermined times for $20 per meeting at the other clubs, you can cancel your $10 Job Club subscription any time with no questions asked…well…with no questions from us anyway, you may want to question yourself about that decision though. 🤣 kidding of course, do what you gotta do, we just hope it’s with us.
You won’t find this collection of seminars anywhere else in the world. If you want results from your networking, take our Advanced Networking course and access this archive!