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LaSalle CEO Speaks at Notre Dame Alumni Club Event

Chicago, IL, May, 18, 2009 – Tom Gimbel, Founder and CEO of Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm, LaSalle Network, will be speaking to Notre Dame alumni at the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Chicago’s Career Forum this Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

Gimbel will discuss how to find a job in this economy, including resume, interviewing and salary negotiation tips, as well as the biggest mistakes job seekers make during a recession.

“It’s important to diversify your job search in a market like this. Job seekers need to utilize as many tools as possible, not just job boards and company websites, but their professional and personal network,” Gimbel says. In Wednesday’s Career Forum, Gimbel will elaborate on mistakes to avoid during your job search, how to leverage your resume to secure an interview and how to handle the dreaded salary question in this saturated market. “Companies are still hiring, they are just being more specific about qualifications, experience and salary expectations. Tailoring your resume to highlight specific accomplishments that match the employer’s goals and reducing your salary expectations can make all the difference when competing for a job with hundreds of other applicants,” Gimbel states.

Held at the Santa Fe Building, 224 S. Michigan Avenue, across from the Art Institute on the second floor, doors open at 5:15 P.M., open networking and refreshments from 5:15 to 5:45, and speakers begin promptly at 5:45. Question and answer session to follow from 6:45 to 7:00 and formal networking from 7:00 to 7:30. Registration is now closed due to an overwhelming response. To be placed on the wait list, email Kristin Lund at There is no cost for this program.

About The Notre Dame Club of Chicago

The Notre Dame Club of Chicago, the largest of all Notre Dame Clubs, serves over 13,000 alumni living in the Chicagoland area. They serve to increase camaraderie amongst alumni of all ages, provide continuing education through lecture series, support current Notre Dame students and facilitate opportunities to grow in their religious spirituality through worship and community service. To learn more about the Notre Dame Club of Chicago visit

About The LaSalle Network

LaSalle works with over 1,000 Chicago area organizations, ranging from CDW to the American Cancer Society. LaSalle has experienced eight years of organic growth, with no acquisitions, a remarkable accomplishment, especially in this harsh economic climate. From the recession of the dot com bust to the current economic disaster, LaSalle has maintained the same private

ownership, without any private equity or venture backing. By creating unique onboarding processes and linking accountability to team building, retention of key personnel has never been stronger.

Tom Gimbel is a member of Young Presidents Organization, Entrepreneur’s Organization and is on the board for Jobs For Youth, a Chicago based nonprofit organization working with inner city youth ages 18-24.

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