Tag: Chicago jobs

LIVE: From the Career Fair

Below is the culmination of live posts from a day job hunting at the Chicago Tribune Career Fair at Soldier Field. Most recent posts are on top.  All told, I gave out four of the ten resumes I brought with me. I’m used to only imagining my competition as I write out yet another cover... Read more »

This Week's Job Hunting Guide

Photo by Howard R. Hollem via Library of Congress (Flikr Commons) From now on, I’ll be putting out my calendar of job hunting picks on Wednesdays (Covering Thursday through Wednesday events).  Why not Mondays? Because I said so. Free Stuff Chicago Tribune Career Fair  Human resources representatives offering jobs in engineering, technology and security clearance,... Read more »

Swayze taught us to never give up

Photo by Alan Light. I am heartbroken to lose Patrick Swayze. He really was a miracle dude, not only because his movies still sweep me off my feet, but because he managed to live his life with passion and intensity despite a desperate prognosis and to maintain his dignity in the face of the kind... Read more »
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Resume advice for professional eaters

Great resume advice this morning on WGN-AM Radio from ResuMAYDAY’s Lauren Milligan. She answered a lot of my questions about the “objective,” which I’ve taken to leaving off my resume altogether because, as she explains, no matter what you write, you’ll sound like you are an utterly boring and sad individual. That blueberry pie eating contest from 2004. Employers,... Read more »

Tweets, Tweeps, Twestivals and Other Things That Start With 'Tw'

Thursday night, I attended Twestival, a networking/charity event that had people walking around wearing Twitter handles on their name tags instead of real names. A number of people admitted that, while they were on Twitter, they weren’t entirely sure what they were supposed to do on Twitter or what half the tweeps out there were talking about.... Read more »

Meet The Job Stalker

You’ve asked all your friends: Just who is this Job Stalker, the mastermind behind those beady eyes, the magician who wrote the “You Gotta Hire Me” theme song, the genius who told me not to print my resume on cloud paper? Well, now you can meet me. (Pause for applause) Sept. 17, I’ll be working the room... Read more »
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This Week's Job Hunting Guide

Some not-to-be-missed events going on this week and next week that will make you the envy of job seekers everywhere. Free Stuff Chicago Tribune Career Fair  Human resources representatives offering jobs in engineering, technology and security clearance, nursing, allied health, life sciences and general professional work. Bring your resume, your best handshake and dress to... Read more »

Oprah 'Block Party' actually plot to reduce unemployment

Oprah wants to give you a job. Photo by Alan Light. Today is the most ironic Labor Day we’ve had in 26 years. For nearly one out of every 10 of us, today isn’t a “day off.” It’s a karate chop to the jugular. Meanwhile, Oprah is planning the kind of block party you can only... Read more »

Have you heard? The Library's free!

Harold Washington LIbrary. Photo/Wiki Commons Maybe it’s because I’m new to Chicago, but I can’t believe how fantastic the libraries are here, especially for job seekers. Check out the career-related programs just for next week: Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. they’re offering a course in basic mouse and keyboard skills (free)   Sept. 9 at 2... Read more »
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10 Reasons Why It's Awesome To Be Unemployed

Photo by Eliot Phillips 1. When making small talk at the salon, your answer to the “And what do you do?” question causes the person cutting your hair to panic that they are about to be robbed with their own scissors. 2. You really can’t spare any change. 3. Magic credit card fairies tuck money under your pillow... Read more »