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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 »

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 »

(5) Steps for Packaging Yourself for a Job Search

(5) Steps for Packaging Yourself for a Job Search
One of the biggest mistakes that job seekers make is not taking time to properly package themselves for their job search or career transition. They don’t focus on developing their product (that’s you), before they start looking for a job. When you buy something, don’t you want to know what the product is, what value... Read more »
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What Not to Say or Do in Your Job Search

What Not to Say or Do in Your Job Search
Are you close to getting a job, but never quite receive an offer? Has this happened to you frequently? Are you just unlucky or is there something you can do about it? The fact is that companies have their pick of talent these days. Yet, someone is getting the job and they may be less... Read more »

(3) Job Hunting Tips You Need to Know

(3) Job Hunting Tips You Need to Know
  Still looking for a job?  Tired of what you are doing and want to change careers?  Stuck working two jobs to make ends meet?  If you are in any of the above situations, it’s time to reset you job search and come up with a better plan! I asked my friend and colleague, Debi... Read more »

(5) Tips for Writing a Better Résumé

(5) Tips for Writing a Better Résumé
(5) Tips for Writing a Better Résumé Writing an effective and accurate résumé is one of the most difficult tasks you will have to do in your life!  Really, I mean it.  It will make the difference in getting in for an interview or not.  Help the company recruiters help you, by writing a résumé... Read more »
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Common Mistakes Made when Applying for a Job

One of the biggest mistakes I see job seekers make is not applying for a job that matches their experience and skill level.  In this highly competitive global job market we live in there are just too many candidates that do have the expertise and who fit the job description a company is seeking. Job... Read more »

Tips for Interviewing with HR Directors, Hiring Managers & CEO's

Having been in executive search for 8 years, dealing with CEO’s of companies, HR Directors and Hiring Managers, I found there is a disconnect between all three of these people that are imperative to the success of a company.  They all approach the hiring process differently.  Unless, you have a direct referral into one of... Read more »

Free Chicago Career Expo Coming to Chicago: Don't Miss It!

Free Chicago Career Expo Coming to Chicago: Don't Miss It!
This is a career seminar/job fair you don’t want to miss!  It’s on Wednesday, April 6th at Navy Pier (600 East Grand Avenue) from 10am-2pm, with an early morning pre-registered class at 8:30 ($10 fee) if you are interested in getting a head start in networking for a job.   Hosted by Women for Hire,... Read more »
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Part-time Jobs Replace Full-Time Employment for Many

The Great Recession has taken its toll on the workers trying to survive this difficult economy.  With the scarcity of well paying full-time jobs, more people are forced to work multiple part-time positions to make a living.  It is a sign of the times and flexibility appears to be the key to survival.   According... Read more »