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Don’t Worry…Be Happy!

It appears that happiness is all around us – just finished a book this weekend entitled “The Happiness Project” about a woman seeking to find happiness in her life and what this entails.   And then I read an article[...]

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Improving Job Market – Improving Interviewing Skills

Now is a better time to look for a new position than in any month since before the recession.  Employment reports recently released by the U.S. Labor Department say that more workers quit jobs in both February and March than[...]

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We are Hiring! Turn-around in Tech & Digital

We have been speaking about the uptick in digital hiring and yesterday the WSJ (5/24/2010) had an article about Tech jobs across the country.  We are seeing a similar situation – much of the digital talent is located in major[...]

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I quit! or the job market is turning around…

Great article in today’s WSJ (5/25/2010) and reconfirms what we have been noticing for the last few months – the job market is turning around and in Feb 2010 the number of employees quitting (rather than being fired) was on the[...]

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To Facebook or not to Facebook….

For the last month, Facebook privacy issues have been all over the press. CNN, Huffington Post, WSJ online, Wired, etc have been creating awareness regarding our privacy on Facebook. As Facebook continues to evolve, their privacy practices continue to change[...]

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Illinois and New York – Jobless Rate Down!

Read today that the unemployment rate in both Illinois and New York are both down – first decline in over 3.5 years.  This is great news for candidates -both employed and unemployed. It is counter-intuitive that more jobs are being[...]

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Tips for Phone Screens

Many of our agency partners like to start the interview process with a phone screen.  This first point of contact is just as important as a face-to-face interview, so below are some tips for having a better phone screen.  It’s[...]

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Revised Ad spending forecasts for 2011

In a recent report, Credit Suisse suggests ad spending will only be up slightly in 2011 due to loss of revenue for newspapers and magazines.  However listened to a radio broadcast on NPR yesterday and there are “high hopes” for[...]

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The Power of Positive Thinking…

Attended a law school graduation yesterday and heard Senator Dick Durbin from Illinois speak.  In spite of the tough market for law school graduates, there are a number of ways to give back while still interviewing for fulltime work e.g.-[...]

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Having a hard time getting hired?

Are you going on lots of interviews but you are not getting hired? Could it be something you are doing during your interviews? Yahoo Finance wrote an interesting article addressing 7 possible reasons this could be happening. Check it out.[...]

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