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Wednesday, March 2 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Presented by:  Brian Graham, VP of HR, Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services

Today’s reality is that your first interview will be a phone screen!  Making a good impression is the only path to an in-person interview.  However, most candidates spend little or no time preparing for one while they devote hours preparing for an in-person interview.  If you are looking for ways to gain a competitive edge, join Brian as he provides point-by-point guidance and script development for passing your first phone screen.  This will be an interactive working session where you’ll leave with practical and proven strategies and tactics for moving from phone screen to interview.  This is an important career strategy session for all, both currently employed as well as those in the job market.  With today’s economic volatility, being prepared for your next move is a true necessity.phone interview

Brian Graham is the Vice President, Human Resources for Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services (CMSS) on Chicago’s North Shore. CMSS has a rich history, and in 2015 the organization celebrates 117 years of service providing assisted living and nursing care for dementia, rehabilitation services, supportive living and senior home care, as well as subsidized living for seniors.

Brian is responsible for designing, delivering and executing the human resource strategy across the enterprise. Among other day-to-day operational HR imperatives, he is closely involved in the long range strategic planning of the organization. A published author in the career management category, Brian is alsoa public speaker and writer on the subjects of careers and recruiting.


Free for CRC Members

$15 Fee for Non-Members

CRC’s March 2016 Calendar of Events is sponsored by:

FRANNET – John McLellan jmclellan@frannet.com

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Career Resource Center, established 24 years ago, is the proven confidence-building, employment resource featuring individualized attention and coaching by industry professionals. Our strength is in energizing and empowering job seekers and helping candidates navigate the process with relevant, proven job search strategies.

Our professionals focus on helping candidates optimize their
search efforts and maximize their results.

CRC offers its members individualized, affordable, result-focused, supportive services that address current economic conditions. All members have access to:  

  • Advisor Sessions: private, confidential, one-hour sessions
  • Educational Programs: featuring professional experts in their fields
  • Networking Sessions: facilitated by outside professionals
  • Individual Online Job Search Assistance
  • Resumes: individualized review and critique
  • Interview Preparation: coaching and critique of mock interview
  • Job Search Roundtable: facilitated, small group strategy sessions
  • 1-on-1 tutoring in MS Office applications
  • Wi-Fi access along with 6 station lab and three workstations with laptop hook-ups.
  • Reference Library: A wealth of employment directories, guides, newspapers, and references.
  • Employer database: ReferenceUSA™, a premier reference tool offering access to a proprietary database of 14 million U.S. businesses.
  • CRC Linkedin group: Members can join CRC's professional networking group to engage in dialog regarding their job search, network, gather information, and receive job postings.
  • Professional workspace: Members can conduct their job campaigns from CRC offices with access to workspace, computers, software, printers, telephones, a fax, photocopier, and paper.
  • Referrals to other resources

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We are always here to answer your questions.


M-W-Th: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

How to find us:

CRC is located in a residential neighborhood on the Grove Cultural Campus in southwest Lake Forest
40 E. Old Mill Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045



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