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Wednesday, April 12 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Perplexing and often frustrating to job hunters is when they are qualified for a position but don’t get hired. What they may not understand is that likeability, or “fit,” can be based on qualifications that are not always apparent. Ultimately, employers don’t want to hire anyone they don’t see as a good fit.jeff-garton

According to Harvard researchers, genuine likeability stems from mindfulness which is more difficult to fake than image, credentials, or experience. The lack of mindfulness or charisma is noticeable via a job hunter’s written and spoken words, and is the basis for an interviewer’s intuitive decisions. The good news for job hunters is that skills such as mindfulness that can be developed. This session will highlight skills that can strengthen your likeability for success.

Jeff Garton is President of Career Contentment, a master certified career coach and author of “Association for Talent Development”. What audiences like most about Jeff is his genuineness, fresh ideas, and passion for enlivening the human spirit. He was formerly the head of global staffing for Kraft Foods and Miller Brewing and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Glenville State College, and a Masters in Organizational Communication and Public Personnel Administration from the University of New Mexico.


No Registration Required

Free for CRC Members/$20 fee for Non-members

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.

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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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