Interfaith Career Network (ICN) is a fellowship of men and women with a common desire to become employed or seek career advancement through a Christian forum.  All programs are open to everyone and there are no dues or fees for membership.

Interfaith Career Network is dedicated to assisting area residents in career transition whether they are unemployed, employed or looking to re-enter/enter the workforce

Interfaith Career Network is dedicated to providing the following services to all in need.
  • Christian Fellowship and Support
  • Job Networking Opportunities
  • Career Skills Presentations
  • Resume Preparation and Critique
  • Interviewing Preparation and Techniques
Our purpose is to prepare and enable individuals to successfully complete their job search by finding meaningful employment in a timely manner.

ICN is composed of interdenominational churches in the La Grange and Western Springs area committed to assisting area residents in career transition whether they are unemployed, employed or looking to re-enter/enter the workforce.

Interview Preparation / Career Coaching

Get yourself prepared to interview effectively and present yourself in the best possible manner.  Tom Tisa, an experienced HR Director, is available to meet with job seekers to do interview preparation and/or career coaching.

Call Tom at 630-850-3269 to schedule a time to meet individually with Tom at the Career Center at the First Baptist Church, 20 N Ashland Ave, in La Grange.  There is no charge for this tremendously helpful time with Tom.

Recent Files Posted to the Site

  • Support Groups.pdf   256k - Aug 21, 2018, 5:12 AM by Paul Stubitsch (v3)
    ‎Our list of support groups for the search seeker. This file was last updated on April 30, 2017.‎
  • Bouncing Back after a Lay-Off   0k - Mar 28, 2017, 8:21 AM by Paul Stubitsch (v2)
    ‎Getting laid off is devastating. I know because I've been there earlier in my career. In the blink of an eye you lose your paycheck, your future, and even your self identity. I bounced back to successfully work ...‎
  • How I Broke the Rules   0k - Mar 21, 2017, 2:04 PM by Paul Stubitsch (v2)
    ‎I am not the type to break rules. I read your columns but I always figured "I don't need to do anything out of the ordinary to get hired." I'm an IT person and normally it's not that hard for me to find jobs. I live in a major metro area so there are always a lot of openings. I started a stealth job search ... Watch on Forbes:‎
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Programs Offered

Our main method of communication is through this site and our Yahoo! Group.  You can self-enroll in our Yahoo Group by clicking here.  Yahoo Group members automatically receive electronic notices about upcoming meetings, job openings and job search tools and tips.

ICN activities revolve around these regularly scheduled events: 

  • Career Center Open House - First Wednesday
  • Monthly Speaker Presentations
  • Quarterly Resume Reviews
  • Job Skills Boot Camp Workshop
View the ICN Calendar to see the most current list of meetings and workshops.

Career Center Open House - First Wednesday
Held the first Wednesday of each month from 7pm - 9pm.  The Center is volunteer staffed to help with internet usage, resume and cover letter preparation and electronic job seeking skills.

View Calendar for schedule and location.

Speaker Presentations
Programs with a speaker are offered on the third Thursday of each month starting at 7:00pm. 

View Calendar for schedule and location.

Quarterly Resume Reviews
Held quarterly on Saturdays from 9:00am until 11:00am. Bring your resume and spend 20 minutes with a professional resume reviewer. Three to four Human Resources, Search and other professionals are on hand to meet with you, one-on-one, to review your resume and offer suggestions and ideas for enhancement.

View Calendar for schedule and location.

Job Skills Boot Camp Workshop  

Workshop Topics by Week:

  • Get in the Mindset: How To Mentally Prepare Yourself During Career Transition
  • How To Assess Your Skills and Quantify Your Accomplishments
  • How To Craft Your Elevator
  • Speech (step by step with practice)
  • Keys to Successful Networking and How To Get a Job If You Are
  • Over 50
  • Interviewing 1-2-3: How To Prepare For Phone and Onsite Interviews

This workshop is offered three times each year for five consecutive weeks from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. 
View Calendar for schedule and location. 
Click here for the brochure.