Career Renewal has helped close to 1,000 people in their career search!
Dennis Timko, September, 2022
Dennis has been a long-time Career Renewal Advisor and has actively helped many, many participants as they search for a job. Several years ago, he "retired" from Career Renewal and turned his attention and his career in the new direction of the not for profit world. He has found that professionally and personally rewarding and shared his story with us.
The attached article gives valuable tips on researching companies in your area and industry. It was published by the Career Resource Center in their January, 2021 newsletter. Sad to say, (or maybe it's a happy indicator of the current job market), CRC closed their doors in March, 2023.
Mary Toomey September, 2020
We were honored to have Mary Toomey from Microtrain lead our meeting and give us a comprehensive overview of the WIOA program--a Federal program that offers free grant money for training and certification to job seekers. The program is available at no cost to the recipient and does not affect any unemployment benefits. The money does not have to be used for Microtrain courses. She outlined the program which offers money to those in low or no income situations or those underemployed or collecting unemployment insurance and offered tips on navigating the ins and outs of dealing with the State offices that oversee the grants. She and her employer have extensive experience in helping people qualify for the grants and streamlining the qualification process.
Mary also introduced her company's web site to provide assistance to job seekers: theprofessional.me Among other tools, their site has a tool for matching job descriptions with individual resumes to help get past the automated applicant tracking systems.
Microtrain offers a wide range of programs for professional development including: SCRUM/AGILE, PMP, SIX SIGMA, APICS/SUPPLY CHAIN, DIGITAL MARKETING, TABLEAU, BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, AWS, AZURE, CLOUD , SHRM and more.
Mary may be contacted at Mtoomey@microtrain.net
Anne Jamieson September, 2019
Anne gave us a fascinating tour of the AtoZ Database as a valuable tool to use in your job search. She showed us how to find out important information about companies, see job listings, and more with A to Z Databases, an online resource offered by the Deerfield Public Library!
Anne Jamieson November, 2017
Anne is the Technology & Education Librarian and is an expert on utilizing library resources. She told of the terrific resources that libraries can provide in your job search process and in ways you can take advantage of library resources and programs.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Hope College and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University.
Robert F. Sherlock, March, 2015
Robert is President of Marketwerks, a consulting firm that researches markets and finds growth opportunities. His talk "Finding the Company that Needs you" will help you conduct a self-assessment and use that and information resources to identify companies that might need you.
Elliott Esparza November, 2014
Elliott gave us an in-depth description of the Workplace Investment Act (WIA). WIA is a federally-funded job training program that provides funding for critical skills for individuals between jobs. Elliott is the Employment Services Manager at Microtrain and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-981-0217. You can see his presentation below.