I live and work in Chicago, and I have got to find a new job. However, at 47 years of age, even with a degree from a prestigious university and plenty of skills and intelligence, my "on paper" work history leaves me no way to cobble together a résumé that would mildly interest anyone, and I am wary of services that offer to help you turn out a great C.V./cover letter/etc. (for a price, of course). The job-hunting sites online all contradict one another about everything. I don't know how to job hunt, but I'm desperate to get out of my current job--and, more importantly, into a job I can actually bear (I'm not going to shoot for the moon and say I've got to like it). [more inside]
I'm looking to move back to the bay area after about 7 years away. What's the best way to go about this and find a job? [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]
My wife will begin school in Boston in the Fall of 2012. I've got a great job in Chicago right now. What's my best bet for keeping this job as long as possible, while locking in a new job in Boston for when we move? [more inside]
This time next year I want to move to Chicago and get a job. Like, a real job. What do I need to do NOW to set things in motion? [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.