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Life moves at the speed of light and changes can sometimes knock us back a little. Our mission here is to help as many people as possible thrive during job transition instead of just trying to get by. To help you accomplish that, we’ve put together a 7 point checklist of career transition things you’ll […]

Without question, July is my absolute favorite month of the year. Maybe it’s the fact that we have fireworks to celebrate our nation’s Independence, or that it falls right in the heart of vacation season.  Most likely though, it’s because July is my birth month and my family will attest that I celebrate all 31 days. […]

Because of the work we do at JKI, our days are filled with conversations.  Not only are we privileged to speak with some of the best companies in the greater Chicago area, but we get to know the most talented people here too.    One of the common trends we have noticed this year is that […]

I’ve often been asked over the years “Why do companies want to hire younger employees?” and “Why am I not being considered for the position I’m perfectly qualified for?” Lately I’ve been hearing these questions in greater frequency so I want help provide 5 key areas to overcome this perceived hurdle. More often than I’d […]

I didn’t expect to hear these questions in today’s market, but clients are asking — “Where are all the candidates?  Why are they not applying for jobs like they did in the past?”  In this new economy, the market has drastically changed right before our eyes.   Candidates are becoming more selective than ever while clients […]

It’s no secret that today’s workforce has changed, and there are many people that find themselves facing a job interview for the first time in 10-15 years.  Today’s job seekers face unique challenges and expectations from employers and it is no longer enough to show a long stable work history. Today’s jobs require workers to show […]

Here at Jean Kripton Inc. we are grateful for all of the established relationships that we have and we work to make new connections every day.    Many clients ask, “How do you find your people?”   The short answer is networking; in fact, some of our greatest connections have been made through referrals.   The excitement that […]

With so many changes taking place every day to the professional tools we use, it’s imperative we keep our training up to date.As an affiliate of the nation’s top online training sites,, we’re thrilled to be able to offer you a free 7-Day trial. With over 1,416 courses, and more added each week, will […]