Posts tagged "career advice"

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 »

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 »

The Haves & The Have Nots of Our New Economy

The Haves & The Have Nots of Our New Economy
Are you still unemployed when many of your former co-workers and friends are gainfully employed? Are you still having a difficult time getting in for an interview?  Have you wondered why they have gotten a new job and you haven’t? Is it just that they are more talented and have more skills than you? The... Read more »
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How to Explain Why You Are Leaving Your Present Employer

How to Explain Why You Are Leaving Your Present Employer
  One of the most challenging questions asked in an interview is responding to the question, “Why you are considering leaving your current employer.” Hiring managers are obsessed with getting answers to this loaded question. If not addressed properly, it could cost you a potential job. Companies want to know what issues you have with... Read more »

(5) Tips for Beating the Chicago Winter Blues

(5) Tips for Beating the Chicago Winter Blues
With temperature barely in the teens, three feet of snow and lack of sunshine for days at a time, this time of year is downright depressing in the Midwest. Chicago weather is never great in the winter, but this year it is breaking records. Basically, it sucks. It is difficult to stay upbeat when you... Read more »

2014 Career Tips

2014 Career Tips
  With 2013 over and a distant memory, its time to make 2014 a year of positive change and to toss out the baggage from last year as you make plans of action. You can’t change the past; you can only learn from it and make changes in your life that will translate into better... Read more »
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Must Tips for Job Hunting During the Holidays

Must Tips for Job Hunting During the Holidays
The holidays are approaching as the year winds down for hiring managers who are busy with year end responsibilities as they attempt to enjoy the holiday season. This is a tricky time of year to be looking for a job, yet there are ways to approach job hunting to get you positioned for the New... Read more »

Tips for Staying the Course in Your Career

Tips for Staying the Course in Your Career
  Our lives are filled with distractions, from Tweeting to posting on Facebook, we spend a whole lot of time on social media trying to get noticed and build our brand. Some of our friends are proficient at building their audience and using social media to advance their career. Most of us are not that... Read more »

Like to Work with Your Hands?: Don’t Miss GE Garages Workshop!

 Like to Work with Your Hands?: Don’t Miss GE Garages Workshop!
GE Garages is the brain-child of GE and was established to help enlighten and advance manufacturing technologies through a series of hands-on workshops. Open to the public and free, it starts Friday, September 20 through October, 20. It will be hosted at 401 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago and also serve as the 2013 headquarters... Read more »
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GE Adding 1,000 Chicago Jobs Over the Next Few Years

GE Adding 1,000 Chicago Jobs Over the Next Few Years
According to a just released Tripp Umbach study, GE is making a significant investment across the state of Illinois and continued growth for the company. It increased the number of Chicago employees over the past two years by 33% with a total economic impact of $4.45 billion in Illinois. It also supports one in 365... Read more »