Event Detail

Sold Out - Career Management: 2011 Career Money-Making Strategies, Money Smart Week (Ended)

with Chicago Tribune's Gail MarksJarvis & Career Strategist Kathy Graham

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
5:30 pm
CME Group, 20 S Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL  60606   (Driving Directions)

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 5:00 p.m.)
CME Group - 20 S. Wacker - Chicago, IL

Program Description:
Join this interactive, educational program hosted and sponsored by CFA Chicago as a part of Money Smart Week, an initiative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, featuring career strategist/executive recruiter Kathy Graham of HQ Services, Inc. and Chicago Tribune's Gail MarksJarvis, a nationally syndicated financial columnist. Learn successful short and long-term career money-making strategies based on Ms. Graham's 2011 Economic Employment Forecast (her last 8 annual forecasts have been completely correct).

Topics include:

  • How to give your career a big financial boost-even if you're unemployed
  • Financial strategies that can give you the flexibility to move from tough times to the next level in your career
  • Ways to raise your compensation-leveraging your current position's return
  • How to increase your business' bottom line
  • Getting more "bang for your bucks" from your resume and marketing materials
  • Interviewing techniques that increase your chances of getting the job offer at top dollars
  • Financial strategies that pay big career dividends

Examples will be two-fold in their emphasis: specific "how-to" examples for money management professionals and another example for professionals in other industries will be provided for each strategy.

Target Audience:
Employed, unemployed, self-employed, and underemployed professionals

Members - FREE
Non-Members - FREE
(Limited Space Available; This event is open to the public, so early registration is highly recommended)

Business Casual

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

Kathy Graham
Principal - HQ Services, Inc.

Gail MarksJarvis
Nationally Syndicated Financial Columnist - Chicago Tribune; Author of "Saving for Retirement without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery"

Introduction by Jane Belcher, CFA

Presenter Background Information:

Kathy Graham
Ms. Graham is a career strategist who owns four businesses that focus on different aspects of career development for professionals. After working for several search firms where she was a top national award-winning recruiter, Ms. Graham co-founded in 1997 HQ Search, Inc., a retained executive search firm specializing solely in senior financial services positions (total compensation in the six-seven figure range) globally. For the last eight years, Ms. Graham has issued an annual overall economic trends forecast that has been completely accurate to date.

Facing her bleak prediction for 2008, Ms. Graham decided to use her recruiting expertise to create the "Your Career Strategist" series of services, workshops, and products to help professionals grow their careers themselves. These offerings have received tremendous positive feedback due to the high rate of success that individuals are experiencing in securing their ideal career goals, even in this challenging economic climate. These professionals are in fields as diverse as marketing, legal, healthcare, consulting, accounting, and finance, and their current positions range from entrepreneurs to mid-level corporate to C-suite Fortune 500 executives.

Ms. Graham earned her M.B.A. from The University of Chicago and a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing from North Central College. She is a frequently requested speaker and writer nationally on topics regarding human capital and career development, including presentations given for The Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, FRA, MFA, NYSSA in New York City, The CFA Society of Chicago, The Boston Security Analysts Society, and Northwestern University's Alumni Association. Ms. Graham is a member of CFA Chicago.

Gail MarksJarvis
Ms. MarksJarvis is an award-winning financial columnist for the Chicago Tribune, television commentator, and the author of the best-selling book "Saving for Retirement without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery" (Prentice Hall). Her book has received widespread national media praise - ranging from Bloomberg to Fox Business News. Oprah Winfrey has placed it on her "select" list, and both Kiplinger and MSN Money have highlighted it as one of the "Great Money Books" of the year for young investors.

Her columns run in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesdays and Sundays, and they reach millions of readers throughout the country - from the Los Angeles Times to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Northwestern University's journalism school has named her the Midwest's "Best Financial Columnist."

Ms. MarksJarvis is a regular commentator for PBS's Nightly Business Report and delivers advice regularly on WGN-TV and radio, and CLTV in Chicago. She is a frequent commentator for National Public Radio, and has appeared on CNBC, PBS News Hour, as well as NBC, CBS and ABC affiliates throughout the country. Formerly a reporter for public radio's Marketplace program and USA Today, she currently serves on the board of directors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, which sets ethical standards for business journalists. In speeches throughout the country, she simplifies the investing process so regular Americans can handle their 401(k)s and IRAs successfully.

5:00-5:30 p.m.: Registration & Networking
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Presentation

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Credit card is required to guarantee ALL reservations except for ONLINE reservations using FUNCTION TICKETS. No day-of-event pre-registrations accepted (on-site only, if applicable and space available). Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, March 31. Failure to cancel by deadline and/or no shows will be charged a cancellation fee of $10.

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