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(8) Reasons Not to Give up Facebook!

(8) Reasons Not to Give up Facebook!
  Let’s face it; those of us that use Facebook are addicted. The first time we get many “likes” from our post, we become addicted. It becomes a chase for “likes” from posting selfies (no one wants to take our picture anymore), to a close up of our steak dinner, to pictures of our dog... Read more »

Mad Men: Don Draper’s Last Act

Mad Men: Don Draper’s Last Act
Don Draper, the complicated advertising executive character from the popular Mad Men series, reminds me of my father. My dad was not in the advertising industry, yet he was like Don, a guy who was trying to fulfill the American Dream to support his family and prove he was a man. Similar to Don, my... Read more »

How Did You Survive Your Worst Job?

How Did You Survive Your Worst Job?
  We have all had horrible jobs along the way as we have worked toward success. These jobs are the ones we never forget and vow never to do again. It’s a great motivator to make something work when you finally get a good job. Yet, these bad jobs help define who we are. So... Read more »
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(3) Questions That Kill An Interview

(3) Questions That Kill An Interview
Interviewing for a job is not something most of us enjoy. It is an uncomfortable scenario where what you say can either move you toward a new job or have your résumé thrown into the circular file! The hiring managers and recruiters are often on the offensive making you feel as if you are being... Read more »

(5) Personal Traits Coveted By Hiring Managers

(5) Personal Traits Coveted By Hiring Managers
There are many reasons that some people always get a job. Some of this has to do with their ability to network while others are just a perfect match for a company. Many times it is just difficult to compete with these other candidates. Yet, there are traits that hiring managers consistently look for in... Read more »

Rauner Wins: Illinois Has Always Been a Purple State

Rauner Wins: Illinois Has Always Been a Purple State
  Bruce Rauner is the Illinois Governor-Elect whether Pat Quinn concedes or not! The AP and national news organizations have all declared Rauner the winner, yet Quinn holds on as they count every last vote. There will be no gracious departure for Quinn as he leaves office while  holding on to every last moment of... Read more »
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(5) Tips for Dealing with Job Burnout

(5) Tips for Dealing with Job Burnout
Staring at the screen this morning thinking about what I was going to write for this blog, I sensed a feeling of burnout! I have been writing three blogs for the past three years, in addition to selling a documentary and starting a new company. At one time I was posting on the Get Employed!... Read more »

Freeing Yourself From Unsolicited E-Mails:Unsubscribe Successful

Freeing Yourself From Unsolicited E-Mails:Unsubscribe Successful
I have spent the entire morning unsubscribing from the hundreds of unsolicited e-mails I have been receiving for the past couple of years. At first there were only a few, and then it seems like overnight they began populating my e-mail address, like a virus! More and more emails came into my inbox from unknown... Read more »

Are You Getting Bad Job References?

Are You Getting Bad Job References?
The job market has improved over the last four months, yet it is still highly competitive with not enough quality positions for those who want these jobs. It is still a nail bitter as to who gets the position after a series of interviews at a company. Often it is down to two candidates and... Read more »
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Winners Don’t Give-Up

Winners Don’t Give-Up
Reading the articles on some people lately who have become successful in their careers, I noticed the common thread of all of them was their passion for what they did and believed in. They would not stop until they reached their goals. It didn’t matter if the job market was slow or there were too... Read more »