| 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...
| 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 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,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Tribune Co. is tossing newspapers to the side to focus on TV broadcasting, announcing plans to spin off its newspaper-publishing businesses -- including its namesake Chicago Tribune and the L.A. Times -- into a separate company.
Company said the split...
| 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’...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Today’s professionals didn’t fantasize about becoming presidents and princesses when they were younger -- instead, their childhood dream jobs involved occupations such as engineering, writing and science.
American boys wanted most to be...
| 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...
| Jun 21, 2012
Job hunters: If you're not on LinkedIn, you're not where three-fourths of U.S. job recruiters are posting jobs.
LinkedIn far outpaces Twitter and Facebook for job postings, according to a report released this month by Bullhorn Reach, a company that...