Posts tagged "career"

Tips for Dealing with Summer-Fever

Tips for Dealing with Summer-Fever
Summer is quickly approaching with temperatures finally beginning to warm up into the 80’s after a very long winter. We seem to have missed spring and are headed right into summer! I have summer-fever. I don’t really want to work. I am having a difficult time focusing on anything to do with the indoors. I... 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 »

The Debate Over Telecommuting Continues

The Debate Over Telecommuting Continues
There has been a trend since the mid-nineties that has allowed more employees to telecommute rather than having to come into the office every day. Initially this concept was an exciting perk for employees who looked forward to avoiding their often exhausting commute to work. Companies who offered telecommuting had a recruiting advantage. This is... Read more »
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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 »

Have You been Sexually Harassed at Work?

Have You been Sexually Harassed at Work?
Illinois makes sexual harassment in the workplace illegal. But what is considered sexual harassment? Where do we draw then line on what constitutes just bad behavior from sexual harassment? And when does it become an issue? In my mid-twenties, I was working in commercial real estate as a broker. I was the only woman in... 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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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 »

Should You List Your College Graduation Year on Your Resume?

Should You List Your College Graduation Year on Your Resume?
Many job candidates who are unemployed or thinking of changing jobs is faced with creating a strong résumé that will resonate with a hiring manager and make it through an automated program to a recruiter’s desk. With still many more people looking for work than there are available jobs, having a strong résumé is essential.... Read more »

Essential Tips for Networking at Holiday Parties

Essential Tips for Networking at Holiday Parties
This time of year is cause for celebration. With many companies hosting parties for friends, employees and guests, it is an opportune time to meet new people. These parties often have guests from all walks of life, who you never would have met if not for the holiday party. So, go to as many of... Read more »
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The Importance of a Great Résumé

The Importance of a Great Résumé
  Having been retained by a company to find them some great sales people, I have been on the receiving end of some poorly composed résumés. I have seen many versions of résumés from a chronological format to a skill based, to a cluttered first page filled with too much information and others that have... Read more »