Wait, what? How can I do that? Larry Stybel at the Harvard Business Review tells us it's possible. You could be fresh out of college or newly unemployed, but Stybel tells us we can beat that old Catch-22: "You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job."
With no job and no income, it can be hard to maintain that "clean cut" look while navigating the maze of unemployment. That's why Charles Martin at Salon 64, 1064 W. Bryn Mawr, is now offering free hair services for the unemployed.
Here's something to tweet about: small-business owners are looking at Twitter to increase sales and reach out to customers. The New York Times writes some small businesses use the digital word-of-mouth site as their sole marketing tool.
‚¿Es nuevo a Chicago? ‚¡Bienvenidos! ‚¿Quiere mejorar su entendimiento de ingles? El ‚ Chicago Workforce Center ofrece clases de alfabetizaciƒ³n para adultos en Ingles como un idioma segundo (ESL) en toda la ciudad. Esta pagina de Web es en ingles, pero tiene la informaciƒ³n que necesita.
I can tell you from experience it happens. I had everything together: cover letter, resume and references -- check. I went over them countless times and asked family and friends to double check. It all seemed in order, so I hit send.
Are you new to the Chicago? Welcome. Bienvenidos. Do you want to improve your English? The City's Chicago Workforce Center offers literacy and English as a Second Language courses and workshops throughout the city. The best part? These services are free for job seekers.
The founder of Teach for America, Wendy Kopp, recently chatted with New York Times reporter Adam Bryant about what she looks for in a job candidate. Some of her suggestions seem valuable for anyone searching for a job. Here's an excerpt from the interview:
Q. Talk about the art of goal setting.
Network, network, network. In the age of the Internet, networking is stepping away from coffee with Potential Employer #5 and sprinting toward social networking Web sites -- including online job posts.