Posts tagged "career management"

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 »

Tips for Breaking Up With Your Horrible Boss

Tips for Breaking Up With Your Horrible Boss
Most of us have had instances where we are working for a boss who we have conflict with and who doesn’t appreciate the skills we offer.  What might have started as a good working relationship has deteriorated to a point of no return. Communication with our boss is tenuous and the miscommunication is becoming a... 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 »
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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 »

Acing the First Five Minutes of an Interview

Acing the First Five Minutes of an Interview
First Impressions count. This is especially true when you are in an interview situation. How you look, what you say or don’t say can make a difference in getting to the next level in the interview process, where every interview counts! Those who have mastered the interview process get the job more readily than people... Read more »

Time to Leave Chicago? Tips for Moving for a Job

Time to Leave Chicago? Tips for Moving for a Job
  With a slow job recovery job seekers have had to consider moving to secure employment. In a tight job market you need to go to where the jobs are. If you are able to relocate you need to consider widening your job search on a national scale. Economic recovery is stronger in some areas... Read more »
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Don’t Miss Inspire U at Harper College: Saturday, May 4th, 9am-1pm

Don’t Miss Inspire U at Harper College: Saturday, May 4th, 9am-1pm
There are a number of job fairs, seminars and coaching sessions offered in the Chicago area. The good news is that there are many of these events designed to help you help yourself in your career and job transition. The bad news is that most of these events are not very interesting and offer very... Read more »

(5) Tips for Starting a New Business

(5) Tips for Starting a New Business
With unemployment in Illinois at 9.8% and getting a job for still a major challenge for many, is it time to start your own business and skip the job hunting all together? This is what some people are doing. It may be the right choice for you but you need to make sure you consider... Read more »

Are Government Jobs Better Than The Private Sector?

I overheard a woman tell her daughter and her boyfriend who just graduated from college to look for a government job rather than applying for a position in the private sector. She said that when she was starting her career in the workplace that the place to be was in the private sector, but now... Read more »
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2013 Job Outlook

2013 Job Outlook
Where is the job growth going to be in 2013? What areas should you focus on? And what job sectors are poised for growth? 2012 has been a challenging year for many who have been displaced from their job and are trying to get back into the job market. Many remain “underemployed” while attempting to... Read more »