Archive for July, 2013

Your Research is Gold – Part 3


How have you been doing since my last blog on researching employers? I will now show you other resources where you can find information on companies as part of your job search.
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Take the Hint

cherylHow to know when to go. Not all employers are adept at letting people go. For the most part, firing someone is an employer’s least favorite thing to do. Plus, there is the aspect quiting vs. firing and Unemployment Benefits, but that’s a whole other blog. However, sometimes when an employer is getting ready to make a change, he or she will give “hints” that you should think about moving on. I’ll share seven signs with you that it may be time to start hunting for a new job. Continue reading ‘Take the Hint’

New Federal Trucking Regulations

The time has come – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued new rules and service regulations on truck driver hours, effective July 1, 2013. The point of the rules is to reduce the risk of truck drivers overworking in a week, which the FMCSA believes negatively affects public safety. Trucking and shipping companies, however, believe recent advances in big truck technology and safety make these reductions by the FMCSA unnecessary and costly to the industry. Continue reading ‘New Federal Trucking Regulations’

Follow Your…What?

JoAnn KawamotoFollow Your Passion!” Throughout the years, this advice is a well-worn one in the world of careers.

The assumption is personal passion will motivate an individual to focus on a career goal and sustain him or her until it is attained. It’s a step by step planning, preparation and growth phases, which could take years. As we all know, anything of value is worth working for.

However, what if a person is passionate about many things? How would they choose? Once a choice was made and the passion wanes, should they still continue on the same path or find another passion to pursue? Should the pursuit of a career last only as long as the passion? Continue reading ‘Follow Your…What?’

Knowledge is Power

One of my favorite sayings is, “Knowledge is Power”. Often times at the end of an information packed workshop, I will ask participants if they believe this saying. Ninety nine percent of the time the answer is, “Yes” – which is just what I am hoping to hear! Continue reading ‘Knowledge is Power’