Career advice

Career advice

Features on job hunting and career strategies from chicagotribune.com.

Get the career you want with a return to school

12:20 PM EST, November 5, 2013

Get the career you want with a return to school

Before you pull the old backpack out of the closet and plan your return to school, consider everything that comes with a return to higher learning. A master's degree is a serious commitment and a sacrifice of both time and money. And for many, a real boost to their careers.

Jobs that pay $15 an hour

5:45 PM EDT, September 26, 2013

Jobs that pay $15 an hour

Besides researching job opportunities and working on your résumé, one of the most important parts of a job search is knowing the needs of your budget and the types of jobs that will meet those needs.

The kids are going back to school; should I?

5:40 PM EDT, September 26, 2013

The kids are going back to school; should I?

It’s now commonplace for job seekers to consider going back to school to advance their career. But is this a practical move for everybody? Not always. There are different industry standards for education, and a specific degree or certification may not always move you forward.

Want to be a judge? Weigh your decision

12:55 PM EDT, September 19, 2013

Want to be a judge? Weigh your decision

Do you have a passion for helping your community, an interest in the well-being of society and a respect for justice and the law? If so, serving as a judge may be a natural fit. If you're up to handling the trials and tests that come with practicing law, check out these requirements for becoming a judge and see if you have what it takes to hear "The Honorable" before your name.

Careers related to online dating

11:50 AM EDT, September 16, 2013

Careers related to online dating

Online dating used to be taboo, to the point that you’d quickly close the Web browser if a co-worker walked by your desk while you were checking your eHarmony messages. Times have changed, though. Online dating is now as common as a cloudy day in Seattle.

Employment makes place in retirement

1:00 PM EDT, August 5, 2013

Employment makes place in retirement

Working one’s entire life toward a tangible goal is part of the American experience.

Bilingual skill says a lot on resume

November 19, 2011

Bilingual skill says a lot on resume

With the increasing diversity of the U.S. population and an ever-expanding global economy, demand for employees with foreign-language skills is as strong as ever.

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