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.
Military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary hosts a free hiring event for job seekers with military backgrounds Thursday, April 2. The job fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum.
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.
If you're not enjoying your current job, you've recently lost your job or you're worried about future job security--you might feel it's time to change careers. But are these good reasons to find a new occupation? And if they are, how should you go about making the change?
If you're out of work and interested in moving abroad, now is the time to do it.
Why? Because, according to Anne Lowrey at Foreign Policy, there are significantly better places to be unemployed than the U.S.
From contributor Eddie Lakin
As a husband and father of two young children, maintaining my health insurance during my unemployment is a high priority. My wife works part time and so isn't eligible for her employer's group plan.