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Paul Marobella (right), CEO of Havas Worldwide Chicago, interviews Juie Shah while they ride the Navy Pier Ferris wheel on Sept.

A job interview on a Ferris wheel? Um, OK

Last month, top executives from ad agency Havas Worldwide commandeered six gondolas of the Ferris wheel at Chicago tourist hotspot Navy Pier to interview job candidates for several dozen positions, giving each applicant two revolutions of the wheel — about 15 minutes — to convince them why they should be hired.

Anne Connor is a translator who works out of her home in West Deptford, Pa., translating Spanish and Italian into English. (Tom Gralish/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Demand for translators expected to spike

Every two years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its job forecasts. In growth potential, translating is projected near the top, up 46.1 percent by 2022, the nation’s fifth-fastest-growing occupation.


Woman duped by job-offer scam alerts others

Joanna Coffey never felt completely quite right about the job offer, but she resigned from her former job to take it. She’s now out of work and wants others to learn from her experience.