On the Job
The suggestion here is to skip using an objective statement to head or within the body of your resume unless you’re making a noticeable career shift.
Many workers held on thru the Great Recession, dodging layoffs, stagnant or decreased salaries, and company closures. When news started to trickle in that the market was easing, select fields opened positions, those workers may have shifted to job seeking mode. Many titles flood the book shelves encouraging that we follow our career passions and dreams, and we all want to support that we find our niche in our careers. BusinessWeek’s Dan Schawbel encourages a sensible pause before taking that leap in his article ‘Follow Your Passion’ Is Not a Career Plan.
Motorola Solutions and Schaumburg and Palatine townships are partnering to sponsor a job fair next month for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans. The job fair will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Schaumburg Township, 1 Illinois Blvd., in Hoffman Estates. Motorola and other companies are seeking potential employees with a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) background. There also will be other employers hiring for positions other than the technical field. Jobseekers should bring plenty of current resumes and dress in business attire.
Valerie Profit, employment counselor for Schaumburg Township, is available to assist jobseekers age 50 and older or people with disabilities find employment opportunities. She also facilitates the Job Club that meets at 1 p.m. Aug. 26 and Oct. 28 at Schaumburg Township. For more information, contact her at (847) 884-0030, ext. 2016.