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10% raises @ Google..what this means for us

In Today’s WSJ (11/10/2010) there is an article about Google giving raises in January to all employees – 10% in order to keep other companies from recruiting their employees.  To some people this may seem odd – the job market[...]

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October Surprise – 151,000 Jobs Added!

In spite of the mood of the electorate this week and the despair over unemployment and the economy, we actually have good news to share. Employers added 151,000 jobs in October – first monthly increase since May 2010. However the[...]

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Landing an Internship

Many college grads are finding themselves without jobs, or having difficulty getting one.  But landing an internship can be a great way to get in the door of an agency and show them what an asset you’d be to the[...]

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The Enthusiasm Gap or How Not To Interview!

We have heard much about the lack of enthusiasm on the part of some voters in today’s election.  Yes, we are all glad this election is finally over.  But there is also a lack of excitement or enthusiasm when candidates interview. [...]

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Good News/Hiring Picks Up!

As October comes to a close, we have much to celebrate.  The weather in Chicago has been fantastic and the stock market continues to make gains.  And the election is almost over. Most of the good news for the stock[...]

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Ad Spending is Rebounding!

Finally, some good news on the economic front, at least in terms of the advertising industry.  We’ve seen a pick up in the number of jobs we need to fill, and now we see why.  Nielsen just released some global[...]

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Staying Current/Staying Employed

From time-to-time we have spoken about the importance of staying current and adapting to changes in the workplace and work force.  Never is this more important than now. Why?  Because our lives and our jobs are changing daily and new[...]

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Jobless Claims Down/September Sales Up

Good news on all fronts today for a change! Jobless claims fell last week – lowest level in 3 months -and some companies are beginning to hire fulltime employees again.  There is a strong need for qualified technology candidates and[...]

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The Road to Recovery is Paved with Temp Jobs…

When candidates are laid off and go a few months without finding work, we always ask …”have you considered freelance?”  It is a great way to maintain contacts, avoid a gap on a resume, and earn money. And apparently companies[...]

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Wall Street Surge – Confidence or Confident?

Big news on Wall Street today and some of this good news for stocks is based on improvement in the U.S. services industry.  There was a reported increase in demand by consumers  for the last 9 months. The September jobs report will be[...]

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