Chicago Networking

Crain’s Chicago Business Confirms Scarcity Of Technical Talent

Several recent studies have revealed an increasing shortage of skilled technical talent. For example, a recent report conducted by Crain’s Chicago Business, revealed that: a) demand for tech workers continues to rise and b) the unemployment rate for tech workers is less than 4%. In fact, for some specialty tech … Read More

I’ll live on WGN Radio Saturday, December 29th between 12:30 and 1 p.m. CST discussing a new outplacement model to help the multitudes of displaced workers.

If you get a chance, I’ll be live on WGN Radio on Saturday, December 29th from 12:30 to 1 p.m. CST (720 on the AM dial) discussing a new, lower-cost alternative (10% of the cost) to outplacement for displaced workers, called World2Work™

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The 171,000 increase in jobs reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today was only the tip of the iceberg. We have noticed over the last few weeks an exponential increase in search inquiries. This has been across the board and across the country ranging from several CIO positions … Read More

Unemployment Drops To 7.8%, But Job Market Still Very, Very Soft: 3-PRONGED APPROACH ENERGIZES JOB HUNTING!

Though the unemployment rate dropped by .3% to 7.8%, which marked the first time in 3 ½ years it dipped below 8%, a lot more needs to be done. For example, if you total: a) Unemployed (12.1 million) b) those involuntarily working part-time (8.6 million) and c) those who have Read More

Three Pronged Approach To Landing a Job

Recently, I have been bombarded by requests by friends, family and clients to help them find a job. Unfortunately, there is no secret to landing a job especially with this terrible economy with the real unemployment (including those who are involuntarily working part time because they cannot find a Read More

LinkedIn Best For Business Networking

With the mega IPO pending for Facebook, I am reminded that LinkedIn has been a much better business networking tool for our firm. Though Facebook is trying to push into the business market, they still seem to be more slated towards personal contacts. This contrasts with LinkedIn, which has … Read More

Employment Down To 8.2%; Due To Fewer Looking For Work: ELECTRONIC NEWORKING THE KEY TO GETTING HIRED!

Employers only created 120,000 jobs last month, which was 50% of the number added in the prior month. It was the first time since November that jobs creation fell below 200,000. Most of the one-tenth of a point drop was due to fewer Americans seeking work and not more workers … Read More

WordPress Can Generate Interviews

I am happy I pushed myself to attend WordCamp Chicago 2011 this weekend. Though my time was limited, I am very glad I allocated the time to experience this phenomenal event. There were numerous geniuses who unselfishly shared many key tips to help my two blogs which are both based … Read More

Special Event: Saturday, August 20th

I would like to invite you to an extraordinary event that can benefit you and your colleagues in several ways. On Saturday, August 20th starting at 10 a.m. I have arranged a special symposium showcasing two experts well versed in applying SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to job hunting and recruiting. Read More

Only 18,000 Jobs Created In June, BLS Increases For The 2nd straight Month To 9.2%!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported earlier today that there were only 18,000 new jobs created in June. As a result, the unemployment rate rose for the second straight month to 9.2%! Additionally, many economists thought we had reversed the historical crisis of 20 straight months of 9.4% or … Read More