If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a million times: networking is essential for any job search. More essential than the perfect resume, more essential than hours spent poring over listings, pe...

Win a state interview with a complete, correct, relevant application

 Embarking on the circuitous path to employment with two of Springfield’s largest employers, the state of Illinois and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, is a challenge even in ye...

Minding the gaps

 When you are attempting to reenter the workforce after an extended absence, it can be daunting to submit your resume with pride and confidence. You need not be deceptive about your work history...

Employment after graduation

 Graduation is an exciting time in the lives of students. After years in the classroom preparing for life after school, graduation marks a time when students are finally ready to enter the real w...
 Can you tell me a little about yourself?(Make a concise pitch with 2-3 accomplishments that shows why you’re right for the job.)How did you hear about the position?(Name drop now if you have a...
Job fairs can be great places to make connections and get leads on potential employers that may be a good fit for you. If you don’t stand out from the crowd on paper, making an in-person introductio...

Tips on keeping your balance

 With the prevalence of smartphones (and incoming texts and email from work) on bedside tables and at Little League games throughout the world, people have to be more diligent than ever about kee...
 Social media has become an integral part of modern society. Millions of people around the world use social media to connect with one another. But this valuable tool also can be a detriment, part...
Though the job market for newly minted college graduates has proven less than ideal in recent years, members of the class of 2014 entered a job market that was on the rebound. According to the “Job...

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