Posts tagged "IBM"

(10) Tips for Acing a Phone Interview

(10) Tips for Acing a Phone Interview
Chances are that you will have to do a phone interview when looking for a job.  Most large companies like IBM, Kraft or Apple won’t bring you in for an interview until you’ve passed the interview with one of their recruiters.  As a job seeker this is the first step to being considered for a... Read more »

Fall Is the Best Time to Network for a Job: Get Out and Meet People

Fall Is the Best Time to Network for a Job: Get Out and Meet People
The change in the leaves from green to reds and yellows is not only a beautiful sight, but a reminder that change is in the air.  The hot days of summer are behind us as we gear up for winter days where darkness sets in and frigid temperatures.  The fall season is an opportune time... Read more »

(10) Tips for Staying Focused in Your Job Search

(10) Tips for Staying Focused in Your Job Search
So you’ve been laid off from IBM or Kraft and are now collecting unemployment benefits. You’ve been getting your unemployment check, paring down your spending and hoping that you’ll have enough money to support yourself until you find another job. You are applying for jobs on Career Builder, Monster.com, Ladders and LinkedIn, while posting your... Read more »
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Has LinkedIn Replaced Facebook for Networking?

Has LinkedIn Replaced Facebook for Networking?
LinkedIn Users Is LinkedIn becoming the new Facebook for correspondence on the internet? More businesses and job seekers are using this web site with greater frequency to connect to people that can help them with their personal brand, networking and to find a new job.  The major corporations like IBM Global Services, Kraft Foods, and... Read more »

Taking Time Out in Your Career to Find Yourself

Taking Time Out in Your Career to Find Yourself
The large corporations like, IBM, Cisco, Morningstar, Boeing, and Allstate are all in the drivers’ seat when it comes to hiring. Many job seekers these days seem to be high on adrenaline while trying to figure out how to get a job, develop their brand to get more business, or how re-invent themselves for a new career. ... Read more »

Tips for Starting Your Own Business: Sarah Levy, Sarah's Pastries & Candies

Tips for Starting Your Own Business: Sarah Levy, Sarah's Pastries & Candies
Sarah Levy at Oak Street store Small businesses drive our economy.  They are apt to hire more workers than their corporate counterparts in a sluggish job market.  They are the vision for our future with cutting-edge ideas and passion.  Is it time for you to take a leap and implement your business plan for your... Read more »
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Are Your Friends Helping You in Your Career? They Should.

Are Your Friends Helping You in Your Career?  They Should.
President Bill Clinton & Chicagoan Phil Stefani When was the last time you asked a friend for help in your job hunt or a potential career transition?  Did they help you or did they make up some lame excuse for their lack of support?  If they didn’t offer you any help have you asked yourself... Read more »

No "Golden Parachute" for Workers: Manage Your Own Career

No "Golden Parachute" for Workers: Manage Your Own Career
There was a time in the job market when employees worked at the same company for their entire career.  They were taken care of with generous benefits, company paid health insurance, eminent promotions, a pension and a retirement party, with a gold watch for a gift. IBM, Kraft, and Jenner and Block were the places... Read more »

Counting Toilets as a Career?

Counting Toilets as a Career?
Okay, so the job I had in contract cleaning wasn’t at IBM, Accenture or Kraft, but it paid my bills and taught me to be humble.  Not all jobs we have in our lives become our careers.  What’s important for a job hunter is to be open for change and to consider employment at firms... Read more »
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(10) Tips for Dressing for Success: Develop Your Own Style

(10) Tips for Dressing for Success: Develop Your Own Style
Did you lose that job you interviewed for because of the way you were dressed? It’s possible that you did. With competition being fierce you need to pay attention to what you are wearing to your interview at Abbott, IBM, Ford or the networking group at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.  Dress for Success We... Read more »