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Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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By David Wolinsky

A Quick Word on Schmoozing and Social Media and Why You're Doing it Wrong

A Quick Word on Schmoozing and Social Media and Why You're Doing it Wrong

Okay. I lied. This is gonna be more than just one word. It’s gonna be a couple. I feel like lately there’s been a surge of the folks I know and work with networking for networking’s sake. Networking is a skill... Read »

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Screw Up a Job Interview as an Applicant

How to Screw Up a Job Interview as an Applicant

To clarify on the headline, I'm not talking about coming in with crazy excuses for rolling up late to an interview (like blaming your cat's hiccups, which is a real excuse people have really tried, really) or... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Keep Your Best Employees

How to Keep Your Best Employees

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges of the down economy is keeping your workers happy. Although fewer places are hiring, those that are can dangle a mighty tempting carrot: Not only a job, but better and more... Read »

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Sell your Employees on Wellness Programs

How to Sell your Employees on Wellness Programs

More companies in Illinois are penalizing employees for not taking advantage, but that might not be the best approach. Read »

Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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By David Wolinsky

How To Make LinkedIn Networking Work For You

How To Make LinkedIn Networking Work For You

Crain's offers some common sense advice that's typically overlooked on the networking site. Read »

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David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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