NSENG®… Connecting to your next career opportunity

The NorthShore Executive Networking Group (NSENG) is an independent organization with one specific goal in mind… helping middle and senior level professionals find their next career opportunity. The organization is comprised of over 3,700 members, 5 individuals are joining each day and 10 members are landing new jobs each week. NSENG provides an interactive environment for professionals to network, hear presentations from job search experts and learn from one another.

Here’s what makes NSENG unique:

  • Meetings comprised of managers, directors, VPs and C-level individuals so attendees are interacting with people who bring extensive networks and strong professional backgrounds.
  • Engaging speakers who present actionable job search advice that members can apply immediately.
  • Small group networking sessions at each meeting so participants can share contacts and gain warm introductions into target companies from other members.
  • NSENG’s diverse membership covers a broad range of job functions and industries which helps expand each member’s reach when trying to obtain influential connections.
  • Job search coaching services that can help target and significantly accelerate your efforts.

Our meetings are held every other week at two different locations during the same week from 6:15-8:30pm: the Glenview Public Library (1930 Glenview Rd) and in Oak Brook at McDonald’s Hamburger University (2715 Jorie Blvd).  There are typically 60-120 attendees at each meeting with an agenda as follows (go to the Events tab for exact dates by location):

  • 6:15-6:30pm  Open networking
  • 6:30-6:45pm  Announcements
  • 6:45-7:45pm  Guest speaker presentation and Q&A
  • 7:45-8:30pm  Small group networking session (10-15 people per group)

There is no upfront fee to join NSENG—simply pay $20 at each meeting that you attend. You can begin receiving meeting notices and job leads by getting added to the NSENG roster. This is achieved by coming to a meeting, sending an email to NSENG Founder, Marty Gilbert, at martygilbert1@gmail.com or clicking here. To view a document with further details on NSENG, click here. To read a June 2018 article that was written by Voyage Chicago magazine about NSENG and Marty Gilbert, click here. 

NSENG is a supportive group that provides great advice and a willingness to share ideas that help accelerate your job search efforts. A full portfolio of job search coaching services are also available and can be viewed by clicking here or contacting Marty Gilbert.


Here’s an unsolicited note from one of Chicago’s largest outplacement firms:

“Marty… I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the amazing NSENG program and networking activities you have created. I think the quality of speakers you offer and the momentum that you have built is terrific.  I know that many of our candidates at Kensington International attend your events and they always come back stating how valuable they are. Having the reach that your group provides is critical in the networking process as you know. Thanks again for your compassion, caring, enthusiasm and support of those in transition.”

Christine Nowicki, Executive Coach at Kensington International