After a recent controversy, we take a look back at the long history of people refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. We also talk to a hiring expert about why some resumes make the cut and others quickly get tossed aside. (Photo: Flickr/Just some dust)
On Tuesday, NPR's All Things Considered aired a commentary from author Firoozeh Dumas about the lost art of job rejection letters.‚ It was coincidentally the same day I sent out almost 1150 rejection emails.‚ I had to let candidates know they were no longer in the running for an A
Recently laid-off Chicagoans, this is for you: Julie Sullivan at the Chicago Work-Life Balance Examiner writes about what to do as soon as lose your job. The article is hyper local so you can find all the resources right here in Chicago.
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.
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.
New Life Community Church in Lakeview is hosting a free job skills workshop run by Nexus Employment on April 14 from 9am to 11am. Nexus will offer information on job search websites, interview tips and resume advice.
We all have preconceived notions about how a resume should look and what information a cover letter should convey. But, seeing as most of us are not hiring managers or HR reps, we might be off the mark. Taz Wilson, on the other hand, is right on the mark.
Monster is having a job fair this Thursday at McCormick Place.‚ UIC is also holding a Spring Diversity Job Fair that day.
A few tips for making the job fair format work for you--
Resume Tips for Job Fair Success‚ from Monster includes this bit of good advice: