I'd like to leave my relatively stable (but likely dead-end) job for temp work, with the hope of landing in a position with more potential to be a career--or, at least, the potential for occasional promotions. If you've done this, I'd like to hear what worked well for you, what didn't, and what you wish you'd thought of ahead of time. [more inside]
Just how tough is the minimum wages and/or temping jobs market? If I were to move to Chicago tomorrow, how long would it take me to get some sort (any sort) of employment? [more inside]
Are there placement agencies that help people find jobs they would never have thought to look for on their own?
Is there some version of a headhunter or career advisor who takes into account the skills you have beyond your resume, and helps you find jobs you wouldn't know about that fit those skills? [more inside]
How do I get a foot in the door at print shops in the Chicagoland area? [more inside]
What steps should I take to find an IT job in the Chicago metro area? Can LinkedIn help? And am I insane for even looking in this economy? [more inside]
Should I take a lower salary? [more inside]
Does anyone have advice for a graduating MLS student looking for a job, any job at all? Help specific to finding jobs in the Chicago metro area would be especially useful. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: How might she go about finding gainful employment in Chicago? She's two years out of college, graphics design major, working for a printer in middle America, and wants the bright lights, big city. Marketing would be the dream job for her. Any advice? Recruiting agencies? Pounding the pavement? The Internet hasn't worked so well for her.
Can a forty-year-old woman get a job as an English teacher in the public education system when so many twentysomethings are in competition for the same jobs? [more inside]
Temping in Chicago [more inside]
Chicago vs. St. Louis: I have job offers in both cities. I have never lived in either city, and I would have to work quite a bit harder at the Chicago job. I have specific questions inside, but the bottom line question is: Is the Windy City worth it? [more inside]. [more inside]