Friday, December 3, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
It’s November. Thanksgiving is just 5 days away..snow is itching to start falling on us (have we seen our last 60 degree day in November?)…Irish coffee season is under way…college basketball has featured some excellent match-ups this week, for those of you that don’t wait until March to follow it.
And, each year, about now is when I hear “it’s horrible looking for a job during the holidays”; “I’ll take a break until after the new year”; “nobody is interviewing for the next few weeks”. I always think of the incredible scene from the film, “Kramer vs. Kramer”, when Dustin Hoffman has to find an Advertising Agency job in one day.
Share your thoughts here about searching during the holidays. Do you turn up the effort? Do you take a break for a few weeks? Does the search during the holidays bring your mood down in the midst of so many happy people celebrating?
Among the pieces of wisdom I’ve picked up during these job searches I’ve gone through is this: Every month of the year can be seen as a really bad month for job hunting, and I also firmly believe that every month of the year can be seen as an excellent time to be hunting. I can see either side’s point of view. Your thoughts?
A new blog worth looking at has begun. The writer is very sharp, wise, funny, and a good friend. It's called "Career Chatter", and here's the link: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/career-chatter/ Have a look and let us know what you think of it. You can also find it in Twitter at: @Career_Chatter
More homework for you - a nice article about using Twitter for your job search can be found in US News and World Report at: http://t.co/WYE8lrB
Finally, yes, even here: Interesting Thanksgiving trivia, I know, it's almost a requirement this time of year. Share with us yours, or even a quirky (I know, rhymes with...) memory. Here's something I picked up that I absolutely don't remember learning 1,000 years ago when I was in school: Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb", and a magazine editor, is credited with being most responsible for making Thanksgiving a national Holiday!
Here's to a very fun, happy and safe holiday for you all! I look forward to your comments,
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
The Windy City Biz Bash is quickly approaching!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Another event is the monthly Chicago Booth Marketing Roundtable, usually on a Wednesday night toward the end of the month, at the Gleacher Center (University of Chicago) downtown. It's located between the Tribune and NBC Towers. This month's Roundtable is March 31, and the topic: Seizing the Advantage - Recruiting Marketing Talent in Today's Tough Environment. There will be a panel featuring three executive recruiters who specialize in recruiting marketing professionals. I know two of them and they are excellent. Each month the group is made up of really high quality people, mostly employed, many are connected to the U. of C., but you don't have to be an alum to attend, and best of all...it's free! For more information, go to: http://www.chicagogsb.edu/chicagoweekly/
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The search, our jobs, our kids, our plans for today...they must temporarily take a back seat, just for the morning....because, it's upon us. There is no longer any time to procrastinate. The deadline is staring at us all in the face. This is too serious to ignore. I hope you will be strong, have courage, tax your analytical skills...sharpen your pencils (always love the 'throw back' references) and just get it done...and get it done soon folks:
Fill out your ncaa men's basketball brackets and get them into your office pools or online sites!
Pick your underdogs, your cinderalla(s), your favorite uniform colors, silly mascot names (a turtle?), think of schools that happily hover just under the radar (a school named Maryland, as well as some others). Or, make it easy on yourself, and blindly pick Kansas to win it all, surrounded by the other 3 top seeds. It's too easy to pose the question for you about who you think will win it all, so I won't.
Yes, today will be in the 60's in Chicago, and it's only March. However, true to form, and as predicted 3 weeks ago, this weekend we may get snow (it is Chicago, after all). But it's time to break away from all the 'shoulds' for just a short while, consider the injuries, upsets, streaks, bitter rivalries and biases such as, by how much will Notre Dame lose; just how far do I send, gulp, Duke (led by a boy from Northbrook!) in the tournament?
Have fun you all!!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Try not to 'should' on yourself too much during the search, stay positive - fake it if necessary, and give yourself credit!