Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Throughout the week (and beyond), programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from resume writing to interviewing to learning about the best banking services.
Wed, April 3rd – Sat, April 13th
Money Smart Week Will Start In
Application Tracking Systems & Behavioral Interviews
Wed, 04/03 from 7:00-8:30 pm
98% of Fortune 500 companies filter resumes through an applicant tracking system (ATS) before someone takes a look… if they ever do. WorkNet DuPage will teach you how to beat the filters and coach you through nailing the phone interview.
Economics in Context: The Minimum Wage
Thu, 04/04 from 7:00-8:30 pm
What happens when the minimum wage is increased? Does it hurt business, stimulate the economy, reduce poverty? DePaul University Economics professor Brian Phelan will talk about the history of minimum wage and examine the ripple effect it can have.
Bank On It: Understanding Financial Institutions
Fri, 04/05 from 12:00-1:30 pm
Do you know the financial services available to you through banking? H.O.M.E. DuPage will discuss banking products designed for your benefit vs. “fringe,” and often predatory, services that can have lasting consequences and threaten your financial future.
Resume Writing Workshop
Thu, 04/11 from 4:15-5:15 pm
Learn the best tips and tricks you need to land that job! We highly recommend attending this workshop if you plan to attend our annual Job Fair on 04/13. Adults and Teens welcome!