The reason I keep this blog around: I want to write about an experience I had this year but I cannot do it on my ChicagoNow Blog. As part of the Separation Package TopFive provided us, we got 3 months of Career Counseling Services from Lee Hecht Harrison.
off, this fucking name doesn't roll off the tongue and it's isn't
anything I'd associate with resume writing or job hunting services.
Second, the company website doesn't have an easy to find portal into your career placement center.
they assigned me some overworked person with a Vice President title
that doesn't really amount to anything. She calls me the evening before
she leaves for a week vacation. This annoyed me because even though I
had something lined up by then, what if I hadn't? I'd lose a crucial
week of being able to talk to a live counselor about job hunting
When she got back, she wanted to follow this
script. She would talk, talk, talk. Ocassionally ask me a question,
never listen to the answer, and then go back to the script. I could
tell she was getting annoyed when I asked questions and went off
The sad thing is, all I really needed from Lee Hecht Harrison
was help hammering down my resume and my LinkedIn profile. After that,
we could have parted ways and you would have had one less person to talk
with for three months.