Event Detail

The Chicago Job Market and How to Utilize Professional Search Firms (Members Only) (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
5:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

Tobias P. Coffey, Director of Permanent Placement Services - Robert Half
Brian Kadlec, Executive Recruiter - Global Employment Solutions
Larry Knox, Managing Director & Co-Founder - RedLine Associates, Inc.
Michael C. Lynch, Partner and Owner - Lantern Partners

Phineas W. Troy, Financial Advisor - UBS Financial Services

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
5:00 - 7:00 pm
The Standard Club - 320 S. Plymouth Court

Program Description:
Please join this interactive and informative panel discussion hosted by the CFA Society of Chicago's Career Management Advisory Group to get the inside scoop on utilizing professional recruiters in your next job search, along with an update on the local job market from experienced and distinguished leaders from several highly-acclaimed professional recruiting firms in the Chicago area. After the formal panel presentations and discussions, the event will be opened to questions from the audience, followed by a networking session with the panelists and other members of their firms. We believe this will be an invaluable opportunity for anyone looking to learn more about working with search professionals for their next career transition and for anyone looking to be hired in the current job market.

Specific topics will include:

  • Job market status update and outlook
  • Best practices for utilizing a professional search firm to gain new employment
  • Finding search professionals who specialize in a specific area of expertise
  • Descriptions of popular job openings
  • Candidate qualifications being sought by employers
  • Characteristics of companies increasing their hiring search
  • Various types of professional search firms

Members - $25
Student-Members - $10
(payable by cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*

Business Casual

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

Panelist and Search Firms' Background Information:

Tobias P. Coffey
Director of Permanent Placement Services - Robert Half

Mr. Coffey has been with Robert Half since 2002 and now oversees permanent placement operations in the downtown Chicago branch. Through his career, Mr. Coffey has helped several types of financial organizations in the area with their recruitment needs, including large banks, investment firms, private equity firms and hedge funds. Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm. With more than 360 offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Robert Half Finance & Accounting has one of the most recognized brand names in the recruiting industry. Its different divisions place professionals on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and full-time basis.

Brian Kadlec
Executive Recruiter - Global Employment Solutions

Mr. Kadlec has been in the executive search field since 1999. His experience includes placing candidates in financial and accounting positions with companies of different sizes across the entire Chicago area. Global Employment Solutions (GES) is a leading provider of professional and commercial staffing services. GES has been serving companies and candidates in the Chicago area for 23 years, focusing their attention on Financial Services, Legal and IT positions. The company serves a diverse cross-section of companies and employees in the area who value the local attention as well as the access to a wide range of global resources and opportunities.

Larry Knox
Managing Director & Co-Founder - RedLine Associates, Inc.

Mr. Knox is a former licensed investment professional from DWS Investments in Chicago, and for the last 10 years, he has primarily assisted Investment Management, Advisory Consulting, Banking, Private Equity, Brokerage and Mutual/Hedge Fund clientele on a national basis with their recruitment needs. RedLine Associates, Inc is a national search firm headquartered in Chicago. The firm's practice areas include financial services, accounting and advisory consulting. We assist our clients by bringing a consultative approach to every search. This means we work as an extension of our clients' organization representing them as a business partner and trusted advisor. RedLine Associates, Inc. is comprised of experienced executive search professionals with professional industry backgrounds in their area of expertise.

Michael C. Lynch
Partner and Owner - Lantern Partners

Mr. Lynch has spent his entire career in the executive recruiting profession, covering a broad array of industries including banking, investment management, private-equity backed manufacturers, and catalog and direct marketing. Lantern Partners provides executive search services on a national basis to clients large and small, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Each of Lantern's Partners has a decade or more of recruiting experience at some of the most notable large, mid-sized, and boutique professional services firms in the country.

Phineas W. Troy, Financial Advisor - UBS Financial Services

Mr. Troy has been with UBS Financial Services in Chicago since 2008. He is part of a team of experienced advisors providing investment management services to individuals and small institutions. Mr. Troy joined UBS after completing his M.B.A. at the University of Missouri, where he also received his B.A. in Finance & Banking. Mr. Troy passed the third level of the CFA Exam in June 2009. He is also an active volunteer for CFA Chicago with both the Career Management and Social Advisory Groups, and was recently selected as the Society's Career Management Advisory Group Honorary Volunteer of the Year.

4:30 - 5:00 pm: Registration & Networking
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Panel Presentations
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Networking

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Student rate only available to students approved as a Student-Member of CFA Chicago for 2010-2011. 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). There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, May 5.

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