Archive for November, 2015

Great Expectations

””A Baby Boomers Guide to Employment
Seeking employment at the age of 50 (or older) can be hard work. That hard work sometimes leads to frustration, depression or hopelessness. But landing the right job at this stage of life may not be as painful or impossible as it seems.

Please allow me to offer a bit of “pain therapy.” Continue reading ‘Great Expectations’

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hopefully this will be a GREAT Thanksgiving week for everyone.

If the week isn’t starting off so happy for you, or if you’re going through difficult times, it may be hard to be in a thankful mood. Understandably so… Continue reading ‘Happy Thanksgiving!’

Hiding in Plain Sight

JoAnn KawamotoReality shows turn me off. In particular I loathe reality shows with predictable stereotypes. The shows that are purposefully staged for conflict, televising dysfunctional people behaving badly.

There is one reality show that I do fancy… Continue reading ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’

Work Ethics: Lessons from a Veteran

CorneliusI’m personally familiar with the exceptional skills and abilities veterans possess because I grew up in my father’s house, and he is a proud veteran.

Someone once asked me what it was like growing up with my father. The first thing they want to know is how strict he was… Actually, I must admit that he wasn’t strict at all. Continue reading ‘Work Ethics: Lessons from a Veteran’

Interviewing a Workforce Veteran

DiegoA Fun and insightful conversation with a former marine
Today I’m interviewing one of our staff at Workforce Solutions – Southeast.

Ms. Jo Ikard is a former marine and currently assists veterans who come to our office looking for work. She began her career with Workforce Solutions in January of 2015. Continue reading ‘Interviewing a Workforce Veteran’

Celebrating the 61st Annual Veterans Day

DavidThis week we celebrate the 61st annual Veterans Day on November 11th. On this day we honor veterans for their patriotism and love of country, and we celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans.

To all veterans reading this blog, we thank you for your service. Continue reading ‘Celebrating the 61st Annual Veterans Day’

Trick or Treat? Distinguishing One from the Other

CorneliusDuring Halloween, children knock on doors and wait for someone to answer them so that “Trick or Treat” can be shouted and candy given/received. Kids dress in costume and visit neighbors’ homes, and although they scream trick or treat, no one expects to get tricked. Really, all we want is the treat. Continue reading ‘Trick or Treat? Distinguishing One from the Other’