If you recently lost your job and are in search of a new one, you might be inclined to turn to head hunters or staffing agencies for help. But before spending money to make money, you would be wise to check out a local resource here in Chicago: the YWCA.
When applying to jobs, there are many hurdles to overcome: the ever-expanding applicant pool, the unwieldiness of online application systems, the increasing cursoriness of a hiring manager's cursory glance.
From contributor Eddie Lakin
I'm kind of an old pro at being unemployed.‚ You kind of have to be in the restaurant industry;‚ places go out of business pretty often, personalities clash, sometimes you even do something stupid yourself and get sent packing.