Posts Tagged: Chicago jobs

When it Comes to a Resume/Cover Letter, Neatness Counts

In looking for a job, it is, or should be, pretty common knowledge that the resume and cover letter are very important. They are in effect an advertisement for your skills, knowledge, experience, and performance capabilities. Naturally, you know you should spend a good deal of time figuring out exactly what you want put into… Read More »

Job Listings and the Job Search

Throughout the world today, many employers are having problems finding the workers they need, and one of the big reasons they cite for this is applicants’ lack of experience. The lack of experience problem crops up with first-time job seekers because they have no experience, and for those who have been in the workforce, it… Read More »

Honesty and Your Resume

If you’ve been out of work for a significant length of time, you may feel desperate enough to fudge, if not outright lie, on your resume in the form of your current employment status and/or your skills/educational background. It’s dangerous to lie on a resume. The Internet has made it very easy for potential employers… Read More »

Dealing with Rejection During the Job Search

If you looked in the dictionary for a definition of the term “job hunt,” would you see the word “rejection”? No. But maybe you should. A job hunt guarantees you’ll be “rejected.” You’ll hear “no” countless times, from receptionists, HR professionals, hiring managers, even potential colleagues. Understand this fact and you’re well on your way… Read More »

Staying Positive During a Job Search

If you are looking for a job right now, you should expect it to take longer than in the past. One major reason for this is the recession. While the employment picture has begun to improve, it is still very high. There are more people chasing fewer jobs. Technology is also making it harder as… Read More »

Looking for Work While Working

You may think you’re at a disadvantage if you’re looking for work while still at your current job. After all, most of your time is spent at work and you won’t be as available for interviews during normal business working hours as someone who is unemployed. But it definitely is better to look for another… Read More »

Job Hunters Face Stagnant Job Market

If you are looking for work, the news on the job front in general is not very encouraging. Employment experts are forecasting that overall there will be no increase in hiring for 2012 because of the weak economy. But the news isn’t all bad for job hunters, depending on what field they are in, because… Read More »