Blog Posts in January, 2015

  • Five Ways to Re-Energize Your Job Search

    Even though the economy has been steadily improving, looking for a job can still be very disheartening. Especially for executives, a job search may last weeks or even longer. Above all, it is important to stay positive and think strategically about how you can accelerate your job search. This post describes five ways that you can re-energize your job search in the new year. Revamp Your Resume ...
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  • 3 Reasons You're Not Getting Hired and What to Do About It

    Job searches suck. There is nothing worse than sending a document that attempts to meticulously describe the professional you out into the abyss and never hearing back. And, even when you pivot, stop sending out cold resumes, and start working your network, sitting with strangers and trying to sell them on your skills is not much more fun. Why No Offer? There are tons of reasons why some people ...
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  • Getting Hired at a New Organization

    To begin the new year, we want to focus on job transition strategies. As the economy begins to improve, many executives find that it is worth the risk to see what other opportunities may await them in other organizations. You have probably made several resolutions for the upcoming year, and if one of those resolutions involves finding greater job satisfaction and security, it may be the perfect ...
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  • Ready For a Change?

    Time and time again, studies show that the old adage that it’s easier to find a job while employed than unemployed is true. If you’ve decided it’s time for a change, the best time to search for a job is while you are still employed by your current employer. This begs the question, how does one go about searching for a new job while employed? After all, searching for a new job is time consuming and ...
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  • Here's What You Should Know About Age Discrimination

    Age discrimination is prohibited by both the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) and the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”). Both Acts affect employers with fifteen (15) or more employees. To receive protection under the Act, an employee must be forty (40) years of age or older. It is not unlawful under the Act for an employer to favor an older worker over a younger one. It is ...
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