Posts tagged "job hunters"

The Three Essential Steps to Employment

The Three Essential Steps to Employment
After countless interviews with job candidates when I was an executive recruiter and hours upon hours of job coaching sessions with my clients, I have determined the essential three steps to take when looking for a job. Whether you are currently employed and looking to change your job or career or just looking for a... Read more »

(10) Recession Resistant Jobs to Consider When Looking for Work

(10) Recession Resistant Jobs to Consider When Looking for Work
After getting blasted on my last blog posting by suggesting that the government not extend unemployment benefits past 99 weeks, I now know that intense anger that the unemployed have in this retched job market.  I was called a rich bitch, insensitive, a witch, arrogant and told to “enjoy my turkey while others were out... 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 »
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Weekly Jobless Claims Up 13,000, Dollar falls and Gold Continues to Rise

Weekly Jobless Claims Up 13,000, Dollar falls and Gold Continues to Rise
Ben Bernake The weekly jobless claims for the week ending October 8th rose by 13,000 to 462,000. Economists had expected the number to fall 443,000. Our economy is still bleeding jobs at a record pace with little sign that companies will be hiring with any urgency, soon.  The continuing claims fell by 112,000 to 4.4... Read more »

The Recession Ended in June, 2009: Really?

The Recession Ended in June, 2009: Really?
Jobs, what jobs? The latest report says that our current recession officially ended last June!  The economic analysts need to get in touch with what is really happening in our economy instead of measuring a recovery based on a chart! So how come it doesn’t feel like we are in a recovery?    I haven’t... Read more »

Do You Know What Your Marketable Skills Are?

Do You Know What Your Marketable Skills Are?
A 10.3 % unemployment rate in Illinois continues to remain high and only .2 % lower than August, 2009.  Private companies are tapering off in layoffs as is the public sector, yet there are still millions of job seekers out of work looking for a way back to employment.   Many job hunters have exhausted... Read more »
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Neighborhood Block Parties: Great Networking Opportunity!

Neighborhood Block Parties: Great Networking Opportunity!
Jann & John Reardon Everyone these days seems to be focused on adding “friends” and “fans” to their Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn page trying to build an audience for their business or job search.  Frankly, the space is getting so crowded with users, it’s losing its effectiveness.  There’s many other ways to build relationships through... Read more »

(10) Tips for Surviving Your Career: Be Prepared

Chicago landscape One day you wake up to find out that you have been downsized out of a job at IBM or Boeing.  You’re in your mid-30′s and have worked as an employee for the company for ten years while thinking your job was protected from a lay-off!    Not so, in this slippery economy... Read more »

Why is the Stock Market Going up as Unemployment continues to soar?

Watching the economic strategists on Varney & Company on cable Fox news today as they all indicated that we would not have a double dip recession, I wondered how the stock market could rise over 600 points in the past few weeks with the job report this Friday expected to show at lease 90,000 job... Read more »
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Skip the Job: Become an Entrepreneur

Mike Michalowicz-Entreprenuer Consultant It’s time to start your own business. This economy is driving job hunters to become entrepreneurs out of necessity!  No jobs, lead to more start-up companies.   In this dismal job market as we are headed toward yet another jobless recovery, it’s time to take control of our careers and figure out just... Read more »