Sandra Pesmen

Sandra Pesmen, host of, also writes the weekly DR.JOB column syndicated by Career News Service. A member of The Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame and The University of Illinois Media Alumni Hall of Fame, Ms. Pesmen is author of “DR. JOB’s Complete Career Guide,“ and “Writing for the Media: Public Relations and the Press.” A reporter, features writer and editor, this business journalist was features editor of Crain’s Chicago Business from its inception in 1978 to 1990, when she became corporate features editor for its parent, Crain Communications Inc. She also wrote the monthly Executive Woman column in North Shore magazine in suburban Chicago for many years. Previously, she was a reporter and features writer for the Chicago Daily News.


Father’s Day: Time to Discard Anger and Guilt, 11 Jun 2013

Celebrating Memorial Day – My Way, 21 May 2013

Take Spring Holiday Flowers to Cemetery, 23 Mar 2013

Taking Survival Lessons from Wolves — and Jodi Picoult, 04 Sep 2012

‘Iron Lady’ Touches Aging Widows’ Hearts, 11 Feb 2012

Combatting the Sunday Morning Loneliness, 04 Sep 2011

Visiting a Loved One’s Graves, 12 Aug 2011

Tune Out Those Who Don’t Know How to Help, 26 Jul 2011

Memoirs May Bring Peace, Hope, 25 Apr 2011

Edwards Children Will Need Adult Help as They Grieve, 09 Dec 2010

Veterans Day Brings Special Memories, 11 Nov 2010

Woman Misses Husband Who Was ‘Finder’ and ‘Keeper’, 21 Aug 2010

Gaining Control of Your Finances After Spouse-Loss, 16 Mar 2010

Dinner as a Widow: Don’t Carry Out, 01 Mar 2010

Grief Takes No Holidays, 21 Dec 2009

Creating New Thanksgiving Traditions as Widows, 24 Nov 2009

Moving to the Middle of the Bed, 23 Oct 2009

Anger a Normal Step in the Grief Process, 09 Oct 2009

What a Hospice End-of-Life Consultation Meant To Us, 29 Aug 2009

‘Sudden Widows’ Face Special Challenges, 21 Aug 2009

Rethinking Home Hospice, 21 Aug 2009

Handling Money When You’ve Lost a Spouse, 24 Mar 2009

Many Widows Need to Spruce Up Resumes, 17 Feb 2009