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St. Thomas Re-Employment Workshops
Weekly meetings are held on Fridays from 9-10:30 a.m. at Old St. Thomas Church, 272 King St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014. For additional information see (select Social Awareness, then the Re-Employment tab) or contact Pete Herren At the meetings: job leads are exchanged, tips are given on interviewing, resume writing is discussed, job-hunting frustrations are talked about, speakers are invited and much more.

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Network To Success Job Search Club

This Job Search Club is sponsored by McHenry County Workforce Network. Meetings are held every other Wednesday from 1 - 4 p.m. at 500 Russell Court, Woodstock, IL 60098. Seating is limited so please call to reserve a seat.  Speakers and topics discussed vary from meeting to meeting. Linda Kasprzak is the facilitator. She can be reached at 815.338.7100 ext. 273.
April's topic: Celebrating Experience - The Mature Worker! (Ages 40 and up welcome) 

Wednesday, April 11:  Career development for the mature worker.
Learn about career planning, changes in the workplace, contract or freelance work, how to extend a career into retirement, or turning a hobby into a career. Presenter: Chris Nejdl, Career Training Specialist, McHenry County Workforce Network.

Wednesday, April 25:  Job search techniques for the mature worker.
Explore how losing a job affects you and your attitude, what employers are looking for from the mature worker, which employers are seeking mature workers, how to sell your strengths & experience, and how to deal with issues like overqualified and salary. Presenters: Jim Pacholski & Linda Kasprzak, Business Services Representatives, McHenry County Workforce Network.

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NWIT Networking Group for I/T Professionals
This far northwest suburban I/T Networking group meets Thursdays at Midwest Bank and Trust, 5555 Bull Valley Road, McHenry at 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. This group is open to all I/T professionals. The goal is to provide networking contacts, job leads, share company information, industry articles and anything else that may help members find employment in the I/T field.  No fees. For more information contact Joe Zebley at 815.363.9226 or

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McHenry County Workforce Network Job Search Seminars
Several different job training workshops are scheduled each month. Workshops are free, and are held at the Illinois Employment & Training Center, 500 Russel Court, Woodstock. Interested persons should attend one of the orientation sessions to find out more about services available and eligibility requirements. For directions to the Center, call .815.338.7100 x203. For directions to the Harvard location, call 815.943.5093. Seating is limited!

April 2007 Workshop Schedule - free flash drive to workshop attendees! (Limit one per customer - while supplies last)

Tuesday, April 3
Portfolio/Practice Interviews
10:00 am - 12:15 pm  
Thursday, April 5
Information Session (Woodstock)9:00 am
Tuesday, April 10
Resume/Interview Workshop 
10:00 am - 12:15 pm 
Thursday, April 12
Information Session (Woodstock)9:00 am
Wednesday, April 18
Basic Computer Skills**
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
Thursday, April 19
Information Session (Woodstock)
9:00 am
Thursday, April 19
Self Assisted Career Workshop9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, April 24
Resume/Internet Job Search Workshop
9:00 am - noon
Thursday, April 26
Information Session (Woodstock)
9:00 am
 ** This is a hands on workshop; please call ahead to reserve a computer workstation.

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Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois Employment & Training Center for McHenry County
500 Russel Ct.   Woodstock, IL 60098-3317

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College Career Services
College Career Services at McHenry County College provides assistance with job searches, resumes, preparing for interviews, and filling out job applications.  For information call 815.455.8940 or visit Room B176 at McHenry County College, 8900 Rt. 14, Crystal Lake, IL  60014.

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Career Counseling Seminars
Career Counseling Seminars at McHenry County College, 8900 Rt. 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 provide information to help you determine what career is best for you.  This is a 2-step program.  First you enroll in a free "Step One Career Development Seminar." In this seminar you will learn the 5-step process of career planning, develop a goal statement and learn about MCC's services and resources.  Then you will be ready to enroll in "Step Two Career Workshops."  You will assess your personality strengths, your interests and values.  You will learn which careers match your self-assessments.
For more information call 815.455.8765.

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Last updated: 05/12/09 .