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MLK Jr. Day Celebration

Cornelius BookerEquality is the Key
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most profound figures in world history and is most often known for his commitment to equality. In fact, his “I Have a Dream” speech not only highlighted the racial inequality within the United States in the 1960s, but also spoke of social and economic inequality as well. So where are we now? Is inequality still an issue today? If so, why? Continue reading ‘MLK Jr. Day Celebration’

Sticking to the Plan

Thelisa LavergneThe start of the New Year is symbolic of new beginnings, second chances, and “do overs.” And, by the way, there is no shortage of do’s and don’ts for creating New Year’s resolutions. The New Year is also a good time to reflect, reevaluate and renew career options and opportunities. However, the decision to start job searching, revamping old job search methods, going back to school, or taking a certification course all require a plan. Continue reading ‘Sticking to the Plan’

2018 New Year, New Relationships

FriedaNew Year’s resolutions and job search are a lot like romantic relationships. Some job seekers choose to flirt with the idea of looking for work. Some prefer dating without limits, and are open to any and all possibilities. While others, are more marriage-minded and looking for their one and only love: a career focused opportunity! Continue reading ‘2018 New Year, New Relationships’

Happy Holidays?

David SpearsHere we are right in the middle of the holiday season. During the time in and around Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, there might be a “lull” of activity for most businesses. Frankly, that is my favorite time of year. There is NO traffic, work is not quite as busy and it’s just plain quiet with less people inside the office. Continue reading ‘Happy Holidays?’

I Could So Be An Elf!

Finding seasonal employment at the winter holidays
I really try to avoid the malls the day after Thanksgiving – known as Black Friday – leaving them to the aggressive deal hunters out there. Continue reading ‘I Could So Be An Elf!’

Attention Jobseekers

Jenny JohnsonThis is Not a Time to Hibernate
Winter officially begins on December 21, but this is not the time to hibernate if you are looking for work. You may have considered hibernation because you thought that the holidays are a lousy time to find a job. That could be true if you are pursuing a position with a company that shuts down for several weeks around the holidays. However, most of the companies in our area won’t stop operations for more than a few days during the holidays. In fact, some industries are running hot in the colder months. I have heard that is true of the manufacturing and logistic departments at the North Pole. Continue reading ‘Attention Jobseekers’

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Velta WorleyWhen you were in junior high or high school, what type of career did you want? Were you looking at college, and if so, how did you decide what to major in? I realize that my own high school experience was lacking in both reality and guidance towards the future. Very often our decisions are made based on what we see around us, what’s popular at the time, or even influenced by family and friends. Continue reading ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’