Posts tagged "self-help"

Winners Don’t Give-Up

Winners Don’t Give-Up
Reading the articles on some people lately who have become successful in their careers, I noticed the common thread of all of them was their passion for what they did and believed in. They would not stop until they reached their goals. It didn’t matter if the job market was slow or there were too... Read more »

Don’t Miss Inspire U at Harper College: Saturday, May 4th, 9am-1pm

Don’t Miss Inspire U at Harper College: Saturday, May 4th, 9am-1pm
There are a number of job fairs, seminars and coaching sessions offered in the Chicago area. The good news is that there are many of these events designed to help you help yourself in your career and job transition. The bad news is that most of these events are not very interesting and offer very... Read more »

2013 Job Outlook

2013 Job Outlook
Where is the job growth going to be in 2013? What areas should you focus on? And what job sectors are poised for growth? 2012 has been a challenging year for many who have been displaced from their job and are trying to get back into the job market. Many remain “underemployed” while attempting to... Read more »
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Be Thankful This Thanksgiving!

Be Thankful This Thanksgiving!
Every Thanksgiving I stop and pause to give thanks for my life. I am grateful for so many things. Yes, there has been the loss of a few friends who I will miss dearly. There have been frustrations on this journey in life and some dreams not realized as I had imagined, yet as long... Read more »

Are You a Caffeine Addict?

Are You a Caffeine Addict?
Meeting a potential client today at Argo Tea, I offered to buy him an iced tea. He said he didn’t drink tea or coffee. When he needed a caffeine fix, of which he said wasn’t often, he drank a Red Bull. I hesitated for a moment when he told me this, thinking that I had... Read more »

Allegations of Sexual Abuse Cover-up of Autistic Child at Ogden School

Allegations of Sexual Abuse Cover-up of Autistic Child at Ogden School
Yesterday, a Complaint was filed against the Chicago Board of Education and an Ogden special education teacher that alleges wrongful sexual misconduct with an autistic 6 year old. According to the art teacher who witnessed the incident, there was “a lot of physical contact” that she described as “inappropriate and disgusting” and that the whole... Read more »
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(5) Tips for “Building a Bridge” to a New Career!

(5) Tips for “Building a Bridge” to a New Career!
Out of a job? Collecting unemployment benefits? Waiting for an e-mail from the company recruiter?  This is what many of us are doing as we wait for the right job that matches our experience to cross our desk!  Many are looking for the same job they did before they were laid off, yet this is... Read more »

Toss the "Funk" Into the Closet!: Good Attitude the Key to Finding a Job.

Let me explain why having a good attitude is essential to finding a new job.  It is so easy to get down, depressed and angry when you are one of the “have-nots” who has not had any recent success in their job search.  It is very difficult to watch others around you who are gainfully... Read more »

What's It Like to Be Unemployed?

What's It Like to Be Unemployed?
Most of us have been unemployed at some juncture in our careers.  Whether it was for two weeks or two months, it was a painful process not knowing if and when we were going to find employment.  Some had unemployment benefits to help pay the rent, others were forced to quit a toxic job environment,... Read more »
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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 »