| Aug 14, 2011
While nearly 14 million unemployed Americans are searching for work, some employers are limiting their hiring to preferred candidates: People who already have jobs.
Recruiters and worker advocates say companies are screening out applicants who don't have...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:36 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — An hour after his team had slid into the playoffs — and eliminated the Bears — with a 37-34 triumph over the Packers on Sunday, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier offered his support of Lovie Smith.
"Lovie's a great coach in our...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:35 PM
(Evanston, Ill.) The Youth Job Center of Evanston is hosting its annual Spring Job Fair on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, from 1:00-4:00 PM at the …...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Books by Maribeth:
...And the Clients Went Wild!: How Savvy Professionals Win All the Business They Want
The Connectors: How the World's Most Successful Businesspeople Build Relationships and Win Clients for Life
| May 28, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Five Things Hiring Managers Won't Tell You in an Interview:
I haven't prepared in advance
You may have spent hours creating your resume, but there's a good chance the hiring manager doesn't remember exactly what's on it. Advice: Always have an...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Rejecting Chicago job applicants because of credit history would be banned in most cases under a proposal a City Council committee endorsed Thursday.
The state, with some exceptions, already bans rejection of job applicants with poor credit histories....
| May 28, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Learn new skills
It's easy to become a creature of habit and follow the industry skills you learned 15 years ago. The problem with this mindset is that new information is constantly being published. If you've been unemployed for over...
| Nov 13, 2012
On behalf of the Tribune, WorkplaceDynamics LLP of Exton, Pa., a workplace survey specialist, conducted an engagement survey of Chicago-area employers with at least 100 employees. The Tribune did not pay WorkplaceDynamics; the firm undertook the...
| Feb 17, 2011
When Amanda Glenn returned to work after having her first baby, she knew she wanted to continue to breastfeed. But she was nervous about having the pump-at-work conversation with her male boss.
"I was honestly pretty apprehensive," says Glenn, who...
| Jul 19, 2010
Having a family and enjoying a successful career are often seen as two incompatible goals for working moms and dads. Here's some advice from several fathers who don't put work above raising their kids.
I always try to do the right thing and make as...
| Aug 7, 2011
The central question facing Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign is this: Can the president persuade voters to let him keep his job when so many of them have lost theirs?
Last week, after another run of bad economic news, the president and his staff...
| Jun 7, 2011
"Now, my administration has a job to do as well, and that job is to get this economy back on its feet," President Obama declared on July 14, 2009, in Warren, Mich. "That's my job, and it's a job I gladly accept. I love these folks who helped get us in...