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Write a Great Cover Letter – CareerBuider Video

CareerBuilder.com isn’t just a great job search site, it also has fantastic practical tips for those looking for a job. I highly recommend subscribing to their YouTube channel for short, easy, practical tips like those in...

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New to Freelancing? Avoid These Mistakes

There are many circumstances you might find yourself in when you’re searching for a job. Best case scenario, you’re in a job you want to move on from and have the paycheck, freedom, and time to look for the right ne...

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The Hidden Benefits of Moonlighting

In 2008, fresh off a nasty divorce and still a lowly nonprofit worker, I realized my eyes were bigger than my wallet when it came to shopping and dining out. So I did what any early-20s woman would do – I found a second j...


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Specialization is Overrated – Be a Generalist, Ladies

Are you a specialist? Or a generalist? And which is “better”? In the past, developing a specialization all but guaranteed you a job. But in today’s job market, it’s safe to say a specialization may make ...

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I’m Coming Alive!

A dear friend of mine has a quote framed on her desk, and frequently reminds me of its importance. It is her mantra, her creed, and I hope she won’t mind that I’ve adopted it today for the purpose of this post. “D...

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What’s your mission?

Every business in the world, for profit or non profit, has a mission statement. What does that business, beyond all else, aspire to do. For some, it’s a product, for others, a service. Some businesses spend years developi...


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New Pond

Moving to Chicago from Minneapolis, I was aware I was moving from the 48th largest city in the country to the 3rd. But somehow, the change in size didn’t quite resonate until I arrived. Since moving, I’ve asked myse...

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Achieving Success at Job Fairs

‘Tis the season for job fairs. It seems they’re everywhere right now. And while job fairs sound like a great idea when you sign up for them, most people who attend end up milling around and wasting their day, walkin...

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Know Your Weaknesses

It’s one of the most common job interview questions there is: “What is your greatest weakness?” And all too often, interviewees answer this question incorrectly. Conventional wisdom tells us to spin our answer...


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You Are Here

This morning, I walked up Michigan Avenue as the sun rose in the sky, breathed in the deep breath of the crisp fall air, and I thought to myself, “You are here.” Around me stands Trump Tower, Crain, Wrigley, Hancock...