Monthly Archives: July 2018

Rise above it …

My sister, Melissa, has accomplished great things in her stellar career as a Conceirge for a large, luxury hotel in Chicago. She is among the few African Americans to earn membership in Les Clefs ‘Or (pronounced “lay clay door”), a … Continue reading

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Step right up: Employers cutting experience and education requirements

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Who “Cares” about youth employment and education in Chicago? City Hall and a non-profit

Somewhere between Chicago City Hall and a non-profit on the city’s near west side, a forward-thinking idea was born and 50 youth are reaping its rewards. One Summer Chicago youth jobs program matched 32,000 opportunities with teens and young adults … Continue reading

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No college education? No problem with some jobs that pay over $100K

The headline on this blog is one that goes against everything in my typical college professor-based advice to my mentees who are seeking high paying and fulfilling career employment. In short, I tell them to stay in school and get … Continue reading

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Time travels: Scorpion delicasies, African beaches and whiny tourists

Photo: Bishop Laurent Mbanda; his wife Chantal Mbanda; very successful businesswoman and me in Rwanda during his installation celebration When I give myself time to travel to ‘far away’ places around the globe, I rest and observe and learn. It … Continue reading

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How to live through lies, flies and other workplace nuisances

Mack was a good employee. He was the number two man in the entrepreneurial organization where he believed that he was co-building a great future for his family and himself. What happened over the next few years is nothing short … Continue reading

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Scholarships for career professionals: Get them while they’re hot! (My fav’s next deadline is July 15)

Photo: Hospitality and vehicle manufacturing industries offer scholarships to employees and students How to land a job and how to win scholarships remain top queries to me by everyone from Quora answer seekers to parents to mid-career professionals. Unlike college … Continue reading

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