Changing Careers

The Fine Line Between Job Searching and Stalking: It Might Pay Off to Walk It

Last week, Mashable profiled an awesome Chicagoan, Max Crowley, who landed his job as Uber’s Senior Community Manager through, frankly, a little bit of stalking. Here is a little big of Max’s interview with Mashable...

The Truth About Relocating for a Job Opportunity

The idea of being courted by a company across the country from where you live might seem romantic. They fly you out to the interview, they wine you, they dine you, and ultimately they pay for you to move, right? Wrong. In fact,...

The 4 Moments of Truth in the Hiring Process

When you’re searching for a job, it can feel like every moment, every conversation, every communication, is equally as important as any other. The truth, though, is that there are some key moments in any job search or int...


The #1 Question to Ask Yourself When Trying to Find YOUR Passion!

Recently, I was talking to one of my very inspiring private clients about her life passion.  She was feeling stressed and frustrated that she hasn’t found it yet (she’s both smart and a hard worker, so used to thin...

What We Can Learn From Seniorpreneurs

As someone who worked in manufacturing for decades and thought he’d be able to retire in a few short years, my dad’s journey is like that of many others. After his shop closed operations locally, my dad jumped into career c...

What Would You Burn Your Resume For?

Mark Pincus, the CEO of Zynga (famed for Words with Friends, Farmville, and more) was profiled last weekend in The New York Times Magazine and said something that blew my mind: If you want to be a great entrepreneur, you’re g...


Why Thinking You’re Irreplaceable is Holding You Back

Women are notorious for allowing ourselves to be taken advantage of. We often actually enjoy being doormats in both our personal and professional lives. I’ve heard women say, when considering a divorce, “But he need...

Zen In the Workplace: What Truly Makes You Happy?

  In the staffing industry, we do a lot of thorough vetting of prospective candidates for different positions. We want to make sure that our client is going to get the best possible person for their job, but on top of that...

The Frugal Career Girl: Make More Money!

There came a time during the unemployed season where I would sit in my car, grip my steering wheel, close my eyes and smile, thinking only this: I truly cannot wait until I’m back in the place where I can buy a grande moc...


You Can’t Fire Me! I QUIT!

Getting fired is one of the most emotional experiences a person can go through in a career. It’s easy to think less of yourself in that moment, to be concerned about your future, and to be incredibly afraid of what might ...