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Thursday’s Thought: Time To Pull Out All of the Stops

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on December 30, 2010 in Job Tip |

I really feel that 2011 needs to be “The Year of Urgency”. I have very strong feelings on the economy and the future of work. And even if I am wrong, I am right! Let me explain by listing 4 reasons why you need to work hard to land a position very soon. About 75% […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Mark Your Calendars – A New Kind of Networking Club Has Arrived

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on December 28, 2010 in Job Tip |

Announcing the newest professional networking group for the Chicagoland area, the CTS Networking Club. This semi-monthly event is held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Lisle Hilton and features more than just the typical fare found at most meetings. Come and experience job search training, reverse job fairs, question and […]

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Thursday’s Thought: Merry Christmas, But Don’t Tell Santa That

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on December 23, 2010 in Job Tip |

I have it on good authority that Santa Claus is coming to town. And he ain’t happy! He has observed (from the North Pole) many bad companies doing many bad things this past year. Thus, there are no CEO’s on his list this year. Santa compiled a list of his top 6 grievances with corporations: […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Last Job Held In 2009? Don’t Let the Employer Know This

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on December 21, 2010 in Job Tip |

The New Year (2011) is just around the corner, and if you have been unemployed since December 2009 (or earlier), the following date range on your resume is not going to be a selling point to potential employers: IBM – Training Manager – 2005 to 2009 This will look like you have been unemployed for […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Mark Your Calendars

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on December 14, 2010 in Job Tip |

Starting on January 5th, 2011, there will be a new kind of networking club in town. Do you want to attend a club that has training about all aspects of your job search? Do you want to meet with live recruiters? Do you want Hiring Managers from your target companies present to network with and […]

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Thursday’s Thought: Never Give Up

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on December 9, 2010 in Job Tip |

It was around 1983 and I was playing baseball on a team that I felt was the best 9 players ever to play together on one team. We were in the Nationals (similar to the Little League World Series which is now seen on ESPN – but for 16 year-old kids), and we losing 16-4 […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: No One Returns Your Voice-mails, Do They?

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on December 7, 2010 in Job Tip |

Let’s face it, leaving someone a voice-mail is a crap-shoot. You are giving them control (which you need to keep at all times during your job search) when you leave that message and hope they call you back. You might have better luck betting on the Bears to win the Superbowl this year than hearing […]

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Thursday’s Thought: Scrooge Has Not Left The Building!

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on December 2, 2010 in Job Tip |

Every year about this time, I start to invite the snow into my life, welcome the joys of the Christmas season, and even look forward to wearing the heavy artillery because the temperatures have fallen to unmentionable degrees. I am even prepared to deal with the crazy shoppers that scurry to the malls like they […]

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