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7/20 TLA Morning Mtg
TLA July 20th Meeting Announcement
Technology Leaders Association (TLA) was established in 2002 to help senior level IT executives develop and manage their careers. As part of this effort, we hold monthly meetings to network, share ideas, and learn from featured guest speakers in the strategy, information technology, and career management fields.
For July, our speaker will be Conor Cunneen who will present, “Staying Motivated and Productive in Job Search.”
Staying motivated and productive while you’re doing probably the hardest job you have ever done (trying to find a paying job) is hard. Really hard. In this program, Conor Cuneen will provide you with implementable ideas and concepts to ensure you have the right attitude, when you need to have the right attitude. See http://youtu.be/cfP7tcYnSoU for some insights. LinkedIn recommendations for his programs include “The information presented was educational, pragmatic, and best of all served up in a highly entertaining fashion. He offers hope and practical tips for those of us in transition. Best two hours I've spent during my job search.”
Date: Friday, July 20th
Where: Acxiom, located at 3333 Finley Road in Downers Grove (8 story building)
Cost: No charge
Special thanks to TLA member and Acxiom employee John Costanza for hosting us this month.
As a special facilities note, all TLA members must be escorted throughout the Acxiom facility. Please do not leave the conference room without an escort.
For reservations, (1) Please sign up online on the TLA website (www.techleaders.net) under ‘Events’ – or, if you don’t have access to the website, (2) Please reply to Patrick.Moroney@gmail.com with your name and telephone number.
For location information: Contact Jim Anfield at email@example.com.
Reservations must be made before noon on Thursday, July 19th with the first 80 reservations accepted. No walk-ins please.
If you have reserved and are unable to attend, please send a note to Pat Moroney.
Acxiom is located near the intersection of I-355 and I-88 in Downers Grove. Get off the Butterfield Road exit of I-355 and go east to Finley Road. Go south on Finley Road for about a half-mile and Acxiom is located on the east side of Finley. Go to the main entrance of the eight-story building for check-in. Do not go to the other four-story Acxiom building. Parking is available just west of the eight-story building in the parking lot.
7:00am – 7:15am Check-in and coffee
7:15am – 8:30am Structured networking – two table rounds
8:30am – 8:40am Announcements
8:40am – 9:30am Conor Cunneen
Structured networking is a technique used at most major executive transition groups. It is meant to be a powerful method of generating ideas that might help each of our searches. During this process, we will quickly brainstorm potential job lead ideas, gain networking contacts at desired companies, and generate advice from the members by sharing our backgrounds as well as our career objectives. It is designed to generate ideas, but given the time constraints, not get into immediate detailed discussions. You should plan on following up with anybody who may have had an interesting idea or a good contact.
Please bring business cards, handbills (career overview) or resumes (plain paper is fine) to pass around if you have them. Figure on about 20 copies of the resumes/handbills and 50 business cards.
We will run our networking, dividing the room into small tables of a maximum of 8 people and doing 2 table rotations before our speaker begins. At each rotation, you will have 90 seconds for your pitch and about 90 seconds for Q&A. Spend no more than 1/3 summarizing your past (this is not the time to rehash your resume), then spend about 1/3 on what you are looking for and 1/3 on what we can do to help (such as target contacts) or ask for advice on an issue.
Conor Cunneen is a speaker to major corporations who has a deep and abiding passion to help people in job search. He is a board member of the Community Career Center Naperville, host of JobTalk on Chicago radio, author SHEIFGAB the World: 8 Building Blocks to Successful Job Transition, and he is also a Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year.