The Pros and Cons of Counter Offers

As a recruiting professional, I have seen situations where someone applies for a new position, goes through the interview process, gets an offer, notifies/gives notice to their current employer, and the current employer comes back with a counter offer to get the person to stay. Sometimes, frankly, I have worked with candidates where I

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Job Satisfaction, Opinion|0 Comments

Planning Your Career Path

Think about your career plans right now. Some reading this may not have a career plan, but maybe you are now starting to think you need a plan. Now, think about your career plans when you were five years old. How do they compare? Do you still want to be a ballerina, fire fighter, or

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Featured, Opinion|0 Comments

5 Erreurs à éviter Après Votre Diplôme

Dans l’industrie du recrutement, la période estivale est étroitement liée aux nouveaux diplômés, qui cherchent à intégrer le marché du travail après de longues années passées sur les bancs d’écoles. Certains ont déjà de l’expérience, puisqu’ils ont occupé des emplois étudiants; alors que d’autres ont choisi de se consacrer à 100% sur leurs études, préférant

By | August 19th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth|0 Comments

5 Mistakes to Avoid After You Graduate

In the recruitment industry, the summer period is closely linked to new graduates who seek to enter the labor market after many years spent on school benches. Some of them already have professional experience, since they held student jobs; while others have chosen to devote 100% of their time to their studies, preferring to gain

Surviving in Between Jobs: 3 Benefits of Working a Temp Job

Graduating from college in December 2010 and snagging my first real job in banking, May of 2011, I expected to be a working girl in the Windy City of Chicago for a long time after.  Almost four years later, I never expected that this would no longer be my reality.  My plans to transition from

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Opinion|0 Comments

Building Your Professional Image

Fine feathers make fine birds – we hear it very often nowadays. And it is actually true. People are constantly observing our behaviour and forming theories about us. Whether you like it or not, you do have an image. A positive professional image is essential to a successful career, no matter your age or industry

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Networking, Social Media Tips|0 Comments

The “Mail-room Guy” Syndrome

‘I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’  This quote, by the amazing Maya Angelou, really resonates with me.  Its parallels within corporate culture speak volumes to how one is perceived and treated based on job titles. There

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Job Satisfaction|0 Comments

Is Change Always Good?

We live in a world where change is a pagan god. We are told that change is to be praised, embraced, and sought out. Most of us probably don’t really know why “Who moved the cheese?” Is a corporate manual, but we are nodding when we are asked if change is good. Well I don’t

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Job Satisfaction, Opinion|0 Comments

Summer (Job) Opportunity – Get Yours!

Although spring has not settled down yet and April fools us day by day with constantly changing weather, one thing is for sure - spring is the time when nature and us, human beings, wake up in order to get prepared for summer. This can have many different meanings to everyone: getting in shape, changing

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth|0 Comments

The Pros on Professional Feedback

Have you ever thought about the last time you asked your boss or a colleague what they liked about your work style, or to give you an honest opinion on what you can do to improve?  The benefit of professional feedback forces us to take some time to assess ourselves and challenges us to THINK

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Opinion|0 Comments