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Good News for Class of 2018 & Best Places for Jobs

January 4th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet Arriving home from vacation last night, the always breathtaking skyline of Chicago reminded me how lucky I’ve been to spend most of my career here. The subterranean chill was made worse today, however, when I read Wallet Hub’s just published report 2018’s Best Places to Find a Job. Chicago ranked 133rd overall and several other major cities also […]

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Holiday Networking Conversation Survival Guide

December 11th, 2017 · No Comments

Tweet As she entered last week’s PRSA senior leaders’ reception in Chicago, an unemployed pro said she was advised by friends and a recruiter to shut down her job search until mid-January. I disagreed and challenged her to expand her network by meeting six new individuals before the end of the party. She accepted the […]

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Thank Your Way into a Job

November 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Tweet Gone are the days when your mother would say you can’t open your presents until you sent hand-written thank you notes to everyone, including your Aunt Joan who gave you that scratchy wool sweater you’ll never wear. You would think that the digital age would make it easier for people to follow up with […]

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Best Big Cities to Begin Your Career

November 6th, 2017 · No Comments

TweetDuring a recent Plank Center event at DePaul, I was asked the same question by three college seniors from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Alabama and Ball State: “Where should I begin my career?” Admitting my Chicago bias, I cited New York, Chicago and San Francisco as the best agency markets in the U.S., […]

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6 Tips to Help You Ace the Writing Test

October 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tweet Gone are the days you interviewed, got a job offer and then had to take a perfunctory writing test. Today, a growing number of companies and agencies now require applicants to pass writing tests before they even get considered for an interview. Perhaps this new wrinkle stems from the fact that over 60% of […]

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