Posts tagged "jobs"

Are You Getting Bad Job References?

Are You Getting Bad Job References?
The job market has improved over the last four months, yet it is still highly competitive with not enough quality positions for those who want these jobs. It is still a nail bitter as to who gets the position after a series of interviews at a company. Often it is down to two candidates and... Read more »

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 »

Where is the Job Recovery?

Where is the Job Recovery?
Only about 6.3% of Americans over the age of 16 participate in the job market. This means that they have a job or are looking for one. This rate has been hovering recently around its lowest level since 1979. This is a dismal number. The make-up of job growth was also disappointing. Hiring in July... Read more »
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Career Seminar You Don’t Want To Miss!

Career Seminar You Don’t Want To Miss!
The Career Advisory Board established by DeVry University will present research and key issues on the gap between the skills hiring managers are looking for and the skills college graduates showcase in interviews. The Board will then facilitate round table group discussions in which participants share their feedback, experiences, and success strategies for how career... 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 »

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 »
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Looking for a Job? Try Posing in a Window

Looking for a Job? Try Posing in a Window
I am a proponent of using creativity in your job search. It is not enough these days to perfect your C.V. and respond to jobs on-line. There are just too many people internationally who are doing this at the same time. Hiring managers are inundated with résumés and take the first inquiries for the position,... Read more »

Watch Out for “Old Friends” Who Connect on Facebook

Watch Out for “Old Friends” Who Connect on Facebook
In high school I had a friend that was like a sister to me. Two years older, we were inseparable. We lost contact and haven’t seen one another for over 25 years. Then on Facebook recently, I received a request from her to connect. I had thought of her occasionally and wondered what she had... 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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Construction Jobs Poised for a Come Back

Construction Jobs Poised for a Come Back
Mike Rowe, the host of the reality show, Dirty Jobs, is out of work after 169 episodes and 8 years on the air. This show focused on blue-collar jobs and had a long run on TV. Now that the show is over, Mike Rowe may want to buy a new hard hat and look at... Read more »