| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Employers in California’s retail trade industry seemed optimistic in June, adding 7,900 jobs despite lackluster sales throughout the first half of the year.
The category posted the largest month-to-month gain of the trade, transportation and...
| Aug 15, 2013
The hiring process can at times mirror a reality dating competition, with multiple candidates all vying for the same coveted role. And while most candidates use tried and true ways to get an employer’s attention, such as a catchy cover letter and...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Admit it. When you’re perusing people’s profiles on Facebook and other social networking websites, you sometimes judge them. “Bob is always partying.” “All Karen does is post pictures of her cats.” “Henry’...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:42 AM
The new year represents a long-awaited new start for the Tribune Co.
The newspaper and television conglomerate emerged from bankruptcy Monday, a financially stronger version of the company that sought court protection four years ago but one that still...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:26 AM
At the start of the economic downturn, one of the factors that brought our country into a recession was the burst of the housing bubble. Now, as the housing market slowly recovers, it’s helping to spur economic growth.
A new study by CareerBuilder...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
An improving economy affords workers more opportunities, and job seekers have a reason to be optimistic. According to a recent CareerBuilder study, more than a quarter (26 percent) of hiring managers nationwide plan to add full-time, permanent employees...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:26 AM
While the economy has been improving over the past few years, some employers are still cautious when it comes to hiring full-time workers. Instead, they’re turning to temporary help to fill their immediate staffing needs. According to a...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:41 AM
While the nation’s economy continues to strengthen and businesses strive to become more efficient, a large task is placed on IT workers to stay ahead of the game and bring the best technology to the workplace. IT workers have been in steady demand,...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Forbes magazine recently published a a list called "The Top 75 Websites For Your Career." Four Chicago-based website were included in the list, and three of them are startups.
I first read about these Chicago connections in Robin Rayburn blog post on...
| Jan 17, 2012
In a controversial twist on the exploding use of online social media, more employers are poring over the websites to weed out job applicants whose posts reveal that they use foul language, take drugs, associate with gangs or have other questionable...
| Oct 7, 2011
A new resume search claims more than 42,000 job hunters in Chicago.
Indeed.com launched its open resume search Sept. 14, but the site has been taking resume uploads since February, including imported LinkedIn profiles.
For now, the search at indeed.com/...
| May 5, 2011
It's important to cover all your bases when going in for a job interview: Your resume is in order. You've removed all compromising photos from your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. But do you know how you'll fare on the background check?
"I think more...