Archive for August, 2015

Dress for Success

””Does it really make a difference how you dress for your next job interview?

I recently asked this question to a group of prospective job applicants, and I was astonished to hear some of their answers.

Many of them said it was perfectly fine to wear blue jeans or wrinkled clothes with their pants falling down. Some even thought it was acceptable to show up wearing a sweat suit and sneakers!

Just so you know, that’s not acceptable. Don’t do it!
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An Uphill Climb

DavidThe other day, while riding my hand-cycle, I discovered a great way to peddle/crank up a steep hill… Increase your speed going down the hill prior to gain momentum that will help you go part of the way up the next hill. Although most of you are giving me a silent “duh…” I thought that little nugget of wisdom was brilliant, so I tucked it away in my brain for later use.

Here’s where I’m going with this… If you are in a good place in your life where things are “coasting,” what are you doing to prepare for the next up-hill climb?
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“Simply Living” Until You Can “Live Your Dream”

CorneliusI grew up in a family that understood the importance of hard work. As a young person growing up in such a house, I learned certain lessons that carry on even today. One of those lessons was to never give up on my dreams.

Dreams often guide our journeys (in life) toward something that we excel in. If we follow our dreams, we may make a difference in the world one day.
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Spicing up the Workplace

Photo 57 (2)Retention Strategies for Seasoned Workers It makes good business sense to recruit, hire and (do your best to) retain workers as a part of your company’s culture. Over time, the experience one gets from extended training results in an extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled, seasoned employee that could be one of your most essential resources.

You may never be able to calculate the vast amount of knowledge one seasoned professional holds, or replace it with just one employee if that person leaves your organization.
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A New Start – Overcoming a Criminal Background

””Nearly everyone who has ever looked for employment has faced some kind of barrier or obstacle in their job search. Continue reading ‘A New Start – Overcoming a Criminal Background’