Posts tagged "career transition"

(5) Signs You Are Unhappy in Your Job

(5) Signs You Are Unhappy in Your Job
Now that hiring has stepped-up and unemployment numbers are down, more people are employed, yet many are unhappy with what they are doing. It is a trend in the workforce that is concerning for many since they are afraid to make a job change for fear of being on long-term unemployment. The memories of being... Read more »

Call the Recruiter Back!

Call the Recruiter Back!
The national unemployment rate is 5.5% as more of the unemployed and underemployed are being absorbed into the workplace. Our economy is finally consistently producing over 200,000 jobs a month which has helped bring down the unemployment rate to a normalized level. Times are looking better for most who want to work, so why should... Read more »

Must-Tips for Dealing With Unemployment

Must-Tips for Dealing With Unemployment
Many of you are still in the trenches of looking for a job or attempting to leave a part-time position and get back to working full time. Days and weeks pass by with no result. As time goes on, you begin to feel discouraged and wonder if you will ever find a job that suits... Read more »
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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 »

(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 »

Doing What you Love Leads to Success

Doing What you Love Leads to Success
While working on a recruiting project for a former client, of which I was bored with, I almost fell asleep at my computer. Clearly, it was an assignment I took on because I needed the money, yet it was not something I had much interest in. Every minute working on it seemed like hours. I... Read more »
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Have Unemployment Benefits Turned into Unemployment Welfare?

Have Unemployment Benefits Turned into Unemployment Welfare?
The U.S. unemployment rate remains at 7.8% with a record number of people still receiving benefits under regular state programs after initial aid increased 87,000 to 3.21 million in the week ending January. Though generally supportive of unemployment benefits, the U.S. Labor Department to taking notice of those on long term unemployment benefits, concerned about... Read more »

2013 Job Resolutions!

2013 Job Resolutions!
With 2012 quickly coming to an end, leaving so many still unemployed and wondering what 2013 will bring, what can you do differently to get a job this upcoming year? Employers continue to look for people that fill their immediate needs and are mostly not interested in training. It is still an “employer-driven” job market,... Read more »

Protect Your LinkedIn Account!

Protect Your LinkedIn Account!
With so many people in a job transition and/or career change, they are beginning to use LinkedIn as their “go-to” site for business networking. Facebook, has been the place for the past few years to connect, but it is a crowded space with almost billion users. We have all but given up on keeping a... Read more »
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The Art of Networking at Holiday parties!!

The Art of Networking at Holiday parties!!
With the holidays approaching us, it’s time to think about how to best utilize your invitations to the holiday parties in your job search or quest for a more fulfilling career!  I have said this many times, the best way to get a job in this stalled economy is by networking.  Introductions to people at... Read more »