Archive for 2013

The Search for the Perfect Christmas Song

The Search for the Perfect Christmas Song
Listening to 93.9, My Radio in Chicago, a rock station that has been playing Christmas music since shortly after Halloween, I have heard most of my special Christmas songs. The classic “Chestnuts Roasting by the Fire” by famed Nat King Cole is one of my favorites. It brings me back to a time when I... Read more »

Famous Failures Lead to Success

Famous Failures Lead to Success
One constant in the lives of successful people is their ability to deal with failures. Instead of being paralyzed by fear when they are defeated they deal with the set backs and move on. If you are not failing at something then you are not setting your dreams high enough. The key to failure is... Read more »

Must Tips for Job Hunting During the Holidays

Must Tips for Job Hunting During the Holidays
The holidays are approaching as the year winds down for hiring managers who are busy with year end responsibilities as they attempt to enjoy the holiday season. This is a tricky time of year to be looking for a job, yet there are ways to approach job hunting to get you positioned for the New... Read more »
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Remembering Our Veterans Who Served Our Country

Remembering Our Veterans Who Served Our Country
  Happy Veterans Day to those who have served. We all have a story of someone who we know who is serving or has served in the U.S. military. I come from a long line of family members who have served in the Marines and Army. They all have different stories, yet all share in... Read more »

Must-Tips for Dealing With Unemployment

Must-Tips for Dealing With Unemployment
Many of you are still in the trenches of looking for a job or attempting to leave a part-time position and get back to working full time. Days and weeks pass by with no result. As time goes on, you begin to feel discouraged and wonder if you will ever find a job that suits... Read more »

U.S. Unemployment Rate Slides Down to 7.2%: Jobs Report Disappoint

U.S. Unemployment Rate Slides Down to 7.2%: Jobs Report Disappoint
The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to 7.2%, the lowest in five years since the end of the Great Recession. Yet, employers are showing a reluctance to add jobs with only 148,000 jobs added in September. The economy added an average of 195.000 jobs a month the first half of the year and began slowing... Read more »
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What Does LOL Mean to You?

What Does LOL Mean to You?
Do you remember the first time someone used LOL in their email message or on Facebook? People have been using the term LOL for a number of years, so it is certainly not a new or hip acronym.  The first time I saw it I had no idea what LOL meant and was embarrassed to... Read more »

Tips for Staying the Course in Your Career

Tips for Staying the Course in Your Career
  Our lives are filled with distractions, from Tweeting to posting on Facebook, we spend a whole lot of time on social media trying to get noticed and build our brand. Some of our friends are proficient at building their audience and using social media to advance their career. Most of us are not that... Read more »

Exxon Offers Health Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Exxon Offers Health Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
Exxon Mobil Corp. is taking the lead in offering sax-sex marriage benefits to legally married couples in the U.S. for the first time starting this week. The company will recognize “all legal marriages” when it determines eligibility for health care plans for the 77,000 employees and retirees in the U.S. This applies to the gay... Read more »
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Are Illinois Pensions Fair To the Rest of Us?

Are Illinois Pensions Fair To the Rest of Us?
Pensions for government workers continue to drag on the Illinois economy, adding to the already out of control debt, of which our state can ill afford. It is an issue that needs to be addressed in the near term to get our state out of the red and support needed programs that are getting left... Read more »