For Talent

For Talent

For Talent

We know that diverse teams are stronger, more innovative, and better equipped to handle challenges. When you join NextGroup’s talent network, you join a supportive community that empowers you to meet your professional goals.

Our talent network consists of over 4,500 women and diverse professionals in the Chicagoland area and beyond.

With a breadth of skill sets and experience, we welcome all genders, ages, races and ethnicities to join us — free of charge. With our hands-on approach, we work with each candidate to meet them where they are and walk with them on their journey.

Office Hours

Free Virtual Drop-in Office Hours Weekly

NextGroup offers free virtual drop-in office hours weekly from 9 – 10:30 AM CT on Tuesdays. This is a great way for new members to become familiar with NextGroup or ask specific career-related questions.

Career Boost

Jumpstart Your Career with Career Boost

Elevate your job search with NextGroup’s Career Boost Service, specifically designed to meet your unique career aspirations and challenges. Guided by the expert hand of Melanie Wright, our Managing Director and Co-founder, enjoy three 60-minute sessions tailored to your specific needs and timeline. From refining your resume and practicing interviews to developing an effective networking strategy, our dedicated support encompasses:

  • Strategic Career Consulting: Navigate through your career transition or pivot with expert advice and tailored strategies.
  • Resume and Interview Mastery: Enhance your first impressions with meticulously refined applications and proficient interview techniques.
  • Effective Networking Strategies: Learn the art of making meaningful professional connections and confidently portray your personal brand.

Group Coaching

Sign Up For Our Transformative Group Coaching

In partnership with Kari Cravalho and Kavita Ahuja, NextGroup is offering new group coaching programs. These small-group sessions provide you with an opportunity to explore what’s next in your personal and professional life, create a more empowered life, and find your community.  With various durations and cohort sizes, these programs offer a hands-on approach, guided by our experts, to transform your life and career.


In partnership with Kari Cravalho and Kavita Ahuja, NextGroup is offering a new group coaching program. With various durations and cohort sizes, these are accessible opportunities to transform your career and life.

Networking Events

Our networking events are typically free and open to the public. Attendees connect with a supportive community, grow their network, and hear from experts on a variety of workplace topics.

Fireside Chats

These events offer a unique glimpse into the personal and professional journey of individuals in our community. Our speakers candidly share their stories – successes, setbacks, sidesteps, and what they learned along the way.

Join us Now

Complete the form as well as you can, and become part of a growing network of professional women (and some men) who are pivoting, re-launching or making moves in their careers.

NextGroup offers weekly job alerts, job search support, and connections to a community of women from diverse backgrounds who are all making a shift to what’s next!