Career Strategy Workshop Sponsored by HQ Seminars, Inc.

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The career workshop, presented by an award-winning recruiter and career strategist, discusses the steps to career success. Attendees will learn how to move career forward in any industry and strategies for careers in transition, for employed, entrepreneur, underemployed or unemployed.

Award-winning recruiter and career strategist Kathy Graham is presenting Career Strategies for Your Future™, her workshop that is the group adaptation of a program originally created at the request of the CFA Society of Chicago. That program sold out repeatedly.

This highly interactive half-day workshop is scheduled for Nov. 6 and again on Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Management Association of Illinois, 1400 Opus Pl., Downers Grove, IL. Preregistration is $129 and $149 at the door, providing space is available.

To register, visit or for more information, call 630-466-7095.

"A career can grow in any environment, including this one," Graham points out. "This workshop shows you how."

During this workshop, attendees will learn:

  •     The Six Steps to Career Success Strategy™ and how to apply them to career goals in any industry: finance, marketing, high tech, health care, engineering, accounting, legal, etc.
  •     Situation Strategies - successful strategies that will propel your career forward whether you are in career transition, employed, entrepreneur, underemployed, or unemployed.
  •     Career Success Scripting™ so that you can engage people in positions of power to grow your career or your firm.    

Each attendee will also receive valuable take-home reference materials and a copy of Graham's Manual of Style for Resumes and Cover Letters. This just released book is a step-by-step guide to transforming a resume into a powerful marketing tool that really sells you. It includes numerous side-by-side "before" and "after" examples drawn from Graham's real world files that show you how to fix resume errors, what the Eight Essentials are, what your summary must contain, and how to handle special situations such as career transition, job hopping, recent graduate, and unemployment. There is also a detailed chapter on how to write an effective cover letter and why most cover letters today do not present the individual in the best light.

"In the current business environment, a resume is more than an informational sheet. Rather, it must be an effective marketing tool that clearly showcases career achievements," she adds.                    

Graham is principal and co-founder of HQ Search, Inc. (, a retained executive search firm specializing in financial services positions globally.

She was a first-day presenter at the 2009 Chicago Federal Reserve's Ninth Annual Private Equity Conference where she spoke on how firms can use human capital to more effectively promote portfolio growth.

Graham obtained her MBA in Finance, Analytic Finance, and Econometrics & Statistics from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. She received her BA in Business Administration and Marketing from North Central College, Naperville, IL, where she also taught classes in corporate finance.

n 1998 she was recognized by the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business with their "CEO" award, given annually to only five MBA students. From 2001 - 2005 she was the global chair of its Alumni Finance Roundtable that attracted 130 - 400 senior professionals to monthly events.

Graham is an active member of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds, the CFA Institute nationally and locally, Chicago Financial Women, and Hedge Fund Cares.

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