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Wednesday, February 13 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Presented by:  Melissa Osuch, CFEd, Financial Advisor, Strategic Advisors of Illinois

Managing your money while unemployed is a unique and challenging experience, but there are definitely things you can do to keep your personal finances under control. This program will focus on learning what you can do while in transition to maintain your financial health and prioritize your financial goals. Knowing what resources are available to you and how to cut expenses can alleviate some of the financial burden of unemployment. Now that tax season is underway, Melissa will discuss new tax law changes for 2019.

Melissa Osuch is a Financial Advisor with over 15 years of expexperience in the financial services industry. She has worked as a bank Vice President, a bank consultant, and is currently a registered investment advisor representative. She spent six years as a corporate trainer and enjoys teaching adults and motivating individuals to plan for their future. Melissa earned both her MBA and Certificate in Financial Planning from DePaul University. In addition she holds licenses in insurance, long term care and annuities as well as her FINRA Series 7, 66 and 24 licenses.

Free for all Attendees; Open to the Public

No Registration Required


Career Resource Center, Inc.® is the proven confidence-building, employment resource featuring individualized attention, education, training and coaching by industry professionals.Results-focused, CRC has assisted more than 12,000 job candidates during its 26 year history, with a success rate averaging 80%. 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 job candidates optimize their search efforts and maximize their results. Modest fees are possible as this 501(c)(3) nonprofit is supported by donors and volunteers.


  • Job Search Coaching Sessions: Private, confidential sessions on identifying and articulating strengths, determining focus, search strategies and tactics; plus coaching throughout your search.
  • Interview Preparation: Private sessions prepare candidates for interviews via discussion on techniques/strategies and with mock interviews that may be digitally recorded and critiqued.
  • Job Search Roundtables: Informal small group strategy and tactic sessions facilitated by CRC advisor.
  • LinkedIn Tutoring:Individual, one hour consultations on how to take advantage of this professional network.
  • Educational & Training Programs: Professionals share their expertise with the goal of helping individuals enhance their professional toolkit and gain the knowledge and skills critical for conducting a successful job campaign.
  • Networking Sessions: Outside professionals facilitate an animated exchange of information between participants.  Open to the public at no charge.  Bring resumes, business cards and handbills.
  • Online Job & Research Specialist: Individual assistance on identifying effective job search websites, researching businesses, finding job opportunities, completing online applications, and more.


  • Office Away From Home:  Wi-Fi along with 5 computer workstations, 3 desks with laptop hook-ups, phones, printer, copier, and paper.
  • Reference Library: Employment directories, guides, newspapers, etc.
  • Online Employer Database: ReferenceUSAtm a premier       reference tool offering access to a proprietary database of 24 million U.S. businesses.
  • CRC LinkedIn Group:Engage in dialog regarding job search, expand connections, gather information, and receive job postings.

Stop in for a tour
during regular office hours.

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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