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Event Detail

Career Strategies for those in Transition, the Underemployed, and those Changing Careers (Members Only) - Sold Out - Wait List Available (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
4:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

Kathy Graham Please join us as Kathy Graham, Principal - HQ Search, Inc. leads this highly interactive 2-hour workshop focused on strategies that those in transition, the underemployed, and those changing careers from some other field into money management can use to build their career in today's environment. Ms. Graham will utilize examples of how real people could actually use the strategies and techniques covered. The workshop will be broken down into eight 15-minute segments, with each segment consisting of explanation of the concept, specific examples and time for answering audience questions. Two of these segments will be a group exercise.

Time, Date, and Location:
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.

Participants will learn the following topics:

  • How to develop leads
  • How to avoid interview pitfalls
  • How to handle employment gaps, job hopping, and other special situations
  • Best practices in defining the scope of the career or job search
  • Compensation conversations
  • What to do if offered the less than ideal job or how to move your career forward if one already works in a less than ideal position

Note: Each attendee will receive a copy of "Graham's Manual of Style for Resumes and Cover Letters."

Members Only - $15
(payable by cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*

Business Casual

Appetizers and refreshments will be included.

Register online below, or by phone: 312-251-1301

Kathy Graham
HQ Search, Inc.

Presenter Background Information:
Ms. Graham is a Principal with HQ Search, Inc., a retained executive search firm specializing solely in financial services positions globally that she co-founded in 1997. HQ Search, Inc.'s clients are: asset/money management companies; domestic money center, international, and suburban banks; investment/merchant banks; consulting firms; corporations; credit rating services; pension funds; real estate entities; research; trading institutions/hedge funds; and private equity/venture capital firms.

For the last seven years, Ms. Graham has issued an annual overall trends and financial services job forecast, which to date has been completely accurate in forecasting the economic developments and hot jobs/dud jobs for each finance sector. She also started 3 new companies in 2006: HQ Seminars, Inc. (seminars and webinars); HQ Scripts, Inc. (publisher of books and newsletters plus related editing services); and HQ Services (brainstorming/focus groups, compensation studies, and human capital/career development services).

Ms. Graham holds an M.B.A. in Finance, Analytic Finance, and Econometrics & Statistics from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing from North Central College, where she also taught classes in Corporate Finance. Ms. Graham is a frequently requested national and local speaker and writer on topics regarding human capital/career development and financial subjects. Most recently, Graham has given numerous sold out sessions of her Your Career Strategist for The CFA Society of Chicago and The Boston Security Analysts Society. Ms. Graham is a member of CFA Chicago.

4:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Registration
4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Program
6:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Networking

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for a Student-Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for ONLINE reservations using FUNCTION TICKETS. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, May 10. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins.

Content shared during CFA Society Chicago programs is not, and nothing in it should be construed as, an offer, invitation or recommendation of any specific financial services company or professional, or an offer, invitation or recommendation to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in any jurisdiction. By registering for and attending this event, you acknowledge that any photographs that may be taken are the property of CFA Society Chicago and give your consent to their use in CFA Society Chicago's online and print business communications and marketing.