• Memorial Day Long Shadow

    Reflections on Memorial Day from Veterans Career Coach Bobby Wise

    As the winter chill began to loosen its grip on Chicago, I started walking home from work more often. My urban hikes weren’t motivated by vanity or concern about my personal carbon footprint. Mile-by-mile I was preparing for a much longer walk that I participate in every Memorial Day. This Friday, I’ll be joining hundreds […]

  • National Able Network | Career Expert Series: Erika Nowak

    In our latest installment of the National Able Network Career Expert Series, we sit down with Director of Trade Adjustment Assistance and Adult Education, Erika Nowak, to discuss valuable interview techniques such as having a positive attitude, staying engaged, and asking the right questions! Watch our latest video now to hear more of Erika’s professional career advice! […]

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    If at First You Don’t Succeed; Try, Try Again

    Erin-Dail Plunkett spent nearly a year looking for work with no success. She was getting interviews, but not job offers. With a strong work history and valuable experience, Erin felt discouraged about not receiving job offers after interviewing time and time again. She was convinced that being a senior was affecting her job search and the way she was viewed […]

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    Achieving Self-Sufficiency with a New Career!

    At the age of 57, Martha* was both unemployed and homeless. She lost her job in accounting after the recession in 2008 and found it difficult to obtain full-time work since. Her ultimate goal was to return to the workforce full-time, gain self-sufficiency, and find a home. Martha learned about National Senior Network through a […]

  • National Able Network | Career Expert Series: Bob Menard

    Today we’re releasing our fourth installment of the National Able Network Career Expert Series! This week we sit down with Veterans Forward Program Manager, Bob Menard, who advises jobseekers to do their research on the position and company they’re applying for prior to their interview. Click on the video above to watch now! For more job search advice, click […]

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    Coaching Job Search Self-Sufficiency

    As a Career Coach, most of my time is spent working with clients on their job search, and one of the greatest feelings is when one of our clients takes our advice, runs with it, and is successful in their goal. Veronica Loewy is one of those clients. Veronica was an absolute pleasure to coach. […]

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    My Most Rewarding Career: Being a Mother

    I recently celebrated my three year anniversary of working at National Able Network, which is such a rewarding career for me! But my most rewarding career, and one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had, is being a single mother to my wonderful son Jaden. Working full-time in an office and then going home and […]

  • Sharon Smith

    When Helping Comes Full Circle!

    As part of Older Americans Month, we are showcasing successful National Able Network Senior Services clients throughout May! In our latest blog post, we feature our client Sharon Smith who came to Able to start her career path and, in turn, helped other clients start their career paths! When Sharon came to Able, her ultimate goal […]

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Memorial Day Long Shadow

Reflections on Memorial Day from Veterans Career Coach Bobby Wise

As the winter chill began to loosen its grip on Chicago, I started walking home from work more often. My urban hikes weren’t motivated by vanity or concern about my personal carbon footprint. Mile-by-mile I was preparing for a much longer walk that I participate in every Memorial Day. This Friday, I’ll be joining hundreds […]

National Able Network | Career Expert Series: Erika Nowak

In our latest installment of the National Able Network Career Expert Series, we sit down with Director of Trade Adjustment Assistance and Adult Education, Erika Nowak, to discuss valuable interview techniques such as having a positive attitude, staying engaged, and asking the right questions! Watch our latest video now to hear more of Erika’s professional career advice! […]

iStock_000023791370_Large

If at First You Don’t Succeed; Try, Try Again

Erin-Dail Plunkett spent nearly a year looking for work with no success. She was getting interviews, but not job offers. With a strong work history and valuable experience, Erin felt discouraged about not receiving job offers after interviewing time and time again. She was convinced that being a senior was affecting her job search and the way she was viewed […]