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  • 2014

    In Honor of Workforce Development Week - Activities

    ​We held four webinars for job seekers to help build their interviewing skills in honor of Illinois' Workforce Development Week.

    Are you interviewing for a job in information technology, healthcare or manufacturing? Take 30 minutes to review these recordings with our industry experts:

    • Information Technology guest speaker Bill Markham from Disys gave some great tips on IT positions, including project management. He even included a list of questions for which you should be prepared to answer when you walk into a job interview.
    • Manufacturing guest speaker Jim McGough of Valuable Resources Company provided ideas on how to get the interviewer to stop and pay closer attention to what you said. Jim also offered some tips on how to handle an "Instant Interview".
    • Healthcare guest speaker Urvita Patel of Presence Health offered her advice on the intangible items that interviewers consider along with how you can control the first impression someone has of you during the interview.
    • Discussing the Interactive Interview tool offered by Illinois workNet was Dee Reinhardt. She showed us how to use the practice sessions in the Illinois workNet Resume Building Tool to help you ace those interviews.

    Each of our speakers shared valuable insight from a recruiter's perspective on how you should approach your interview in the Healthcare, IT and Manufacturing sectors.

    If you don't have 30 minutes, take just 2 minutes to listen to the tips offered by Eric Smith, Director of Human Resources at Hoffer Plastics, Urvita Patel of Presence Health and Bill Markham of Disys. These quick tips are the key points you need to be prepared for your next interview.

    Download the presentations below and watch the videos!

    • IT Presentation (PDF)
    • Manufacturing Presentation (PDF)
    • Healthcare Presentation (PDF
    • Interactive Interview Tool and Tips Presentation (PDF


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