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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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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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Look within; Work abroad

Our thoughts and experiences are sometimes limited by our physical boundaries. If we are born and have lived in the same country, it is highly likely that we will spend our working years in the same area. Yet, there are … Continue reading

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Open letter to parents, advisors and ‘first time in college’ students: Your career begins with your college choice

Begin with the end in mind. Who wishes for her/his prospective college or university student to enroll in academic programs that produce results on the road to nowhere? I don’t. That is why I have spent a few decades helping … Continue reading

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Need a job? Try the low-hanging “fruit.” Job seekers apply here …

Here’s a well-known secret: The best jobs are found on the websites of professional associations. If you are still looking for work, check out the professional associations in the field(s) of your intended career. It’s the low-hanging fruit for your … Continue reading

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