The Art of Saying “No”

The Art of Saying “No”

As Sales Recruiters in Chicago, we hear the word “No” quite a bit.  That’s just a natural part of working in Sales. But, let’s be honest here, saying no to someone you have no relation to or someone you don’t necessarily like is an easy thing to do. ...
The 1,2,3 on Resume Gaps

The 1,2,3 on Resume Gaps

Whatever the reason may be, many of us take time off work.  Sometimes it’s voluntary and especially in this economy,  its involuntary.  Between jobs it can take time to find something new which inevitably leaves resume gaps.  In the last year I’ve seen...
7 Reasons to Keep Your LinkedIn Profile Current

7 Reasons to Keep Your LinkedIn Profile Current

“I’m not looking for a job, so why do I need to be on LinkedIn?” Sound familiar? Here’s another one:  “I don’t use LinkedIn because I don’t want my boss to think I’m interested in leaving the company.”  Both of these are common myths – nay – excuses for why people do...
How to Ask for a Raise… and Get It!

How to Ask for a Raise… and Get It!

It’s time. You look yourself in the mirror and know it’s time to have that conversation with your boss. You give yourself a little pep talk, “You can do this. You deserve this. It’s long overdue.” Sufficiently fortified, you walk into your boss’s office and say, “I...