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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 »

Doing What you Love Leads to Success

Doing What you Love Leads to Success
While working on a recruiting project for a former client, of which I was bored with, I almost fell asleep at my computer. Clearly, it was an assignment I took on because I needed the money, yet it was not something I had much interest in. Every minute working on it seemed like hours. I... Read more »

Have You been Sexually Harassed at Work?

Have You been Sexually Harassed at Work?
Illinois makes sexual harassment in the workplace illegal. But what is considered sexual harassment? Where do we draw then line on what constitutes just bad behavior from sexual harassment? And when does it become an issue? In my mid-twenties, I was working in commercial real estate as a broker. I was the only woman in... Read more »
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Have Unemployment Benefits Turned into Unemployment Welfare?

Have Unemployment Benefits Turned into Unemployment Welfare?
The U.S. unemployment rate remains at 7.8% with a record number of people still receiving benefits under regular state programs after initial aid increased 87,000 to 3.21 million in the week ending January. Though generally supportive of unemployment benefits, the U.S. Labor Department to taking notice of those on long term unemployment benefits, concerned about... Read more »

Illinois Employers Lose Right to Demand Social Media Password

Illinois Employers Lose Right to Demand Social Media Password
As the Fiscal Cliff came and went, leaving a definitive deal on government spending to be dealt with within 60-days, there are still many new laws that will impact you in 2013. More than 400 measures were enacted at the State and Federal level in 2012 and will become law in 2013 according to the... 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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2013 Job Resolutions!

2013 Job Resolutions!
With 2012 quickly coming to an end, leaving so many still unemployed and wondering what 2013 will bring, what can you do differently to get a job this upcoming year? Employers continue to look for people that fill their immediate needs and are mostly not interested in training. It is still an “employer-driven” job market,... Read more »

A Merry Christmas Filled with Hope!

A Merry Christmas Filled with Hope!
  It was the night before Christmas and workers at Jewel and Starbucks were busy at their jobs. Not a day off for them as they waited on customers. Many were tired, but needed a job while their families waited for them to end their day. Once off the clock, they rushed to the stores... Read more »

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 »
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It's Time for Retirement for Obama

It's Time for Retirement for Obama
With the presidential election looming, less than 48 hours from today, it is important to look at President Obama’s record on job growth in the past four years. When he took office the unemployment number was at 7.8%.  Today the number of unemployed is 7.9%. It appears that even with the billions of dollars in... Read more »