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Norm Fossmeyer

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Shaw Suburban Media

Crystal Lake, IL

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Great flexible jobs for baby boomers

What are you most looking forward to about retirement? Is it travel? More time with family? Not commuting back and forth to your job every day? Those all sound fantastic.

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4 tips for connecting with co-workers despite your differences

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, so I went out to find ways employees can embrace diversity at a grassroots level by connecting with co-workers who are different from them.

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How to open and close your cover letter

In a tight job market flooded with resumes and cover notes, it’s a given that your documents and messages need to be error-free. So how else can you distinguish your communications? Appropriate openings and closings convey professionalism and polish.

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How to move up the ranks as an admin

From the front-desk receptionist to the CEO’s executive assistant, administrative professionals put their legendary organizational skills to work at all levels of business to keep companies running smoothly.

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Unconventional job search advice

Sometimes the best job search advice tells you what not to do, what to do differently or what to do less often. Tips to avoid pitfalls or think about things in a new way are equally helpful, if not more so, than rote platitudes about shoring up your resume and social connections. For this week’s [...]

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Making the transition from employee to entrepreneur

You’re a few weeks or months away from graduation, and you’ve got a decision to make: Jump into an awesome 9-to-5 job or take that project you’ve been working on for the last two years and turn it into a business. The decision isn’t easy.

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4 reasons to seek out employers with diverse workforces

During your job search, are you looking at employers that stress diversity in the workforce? You should. Companies that focus on diversity — not just in terms of race, but also gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, educational background, and more — can offer you a lot of benefits other companies can’t.

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3 employee benefits that can save you money on your taxes

As today is tax day, you may find yourself wishing you had taken advantage of more ways to reduce your tax burden. There are plenty of legal ways to reduce your pre-tax income and help give yourself a break next time around.áHere are three employee benefits many organizations offer that can save you money on [...]

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Middle-aged and unemployed: Smartly seize the opportunity for change

The overall unemployment rate for March of 2014 was 6.7 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those ages 45 to 54 fared better than the national average at 5 percent, as did workers ages 55 and older at 4.8 percent.

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