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Layoffs Versus Finances Going Forward

FriedaIf this is your first time experiencing long term unemployment without so much as a nibble on your current resume, don’t panic! Perhaps you’ve realized that job search has changed significantly since the last time you had to look. Money is (and will always be) a major concern when employment ends unexpectedly. And, if you are anything like me with a history of long term, back to back unemployment, you may welcome a few financial suggestions that helped me keep my coins a little longer until I secured my next gig. Continue reading ‘Layoffs Versus Finances Going Forward’

Patriot Day and Volunteering

This September 11th marks the 18th anniversary when America stood still. Nearly 3,000 individuals lost their lives to several vicious attacks on our country. Out of those casualties, 403 were servicemen and women who rose and upheld their promise to protect and serve the people of this nation. While this day has been ingrained in our minds and hearts as arguably the most devastating moment our country has faced, it has been transformed to honor the citizens who responded swiftly to the call for help. Continue reading ‘Patriot Day and Volunteering’

Job Hunting Tips and Tricks

Velta WorleyLabor Day is a day set aside to celebrate the achievement the American worker has made toward strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Workforce Solutions celebrates labor day every day by helping you find a job, keep a job, or get a better job! “What’s that you say: FIND a job?” Continue reading ‘Job Hunting Tips and Tricks’

The Power of a Positive Attitude

Cornelius BookerWhen I was seeking employment it took me over a year to find the right job. My brother, on the other hand, found a job in less than a week after losing his job. In fact, he never had a problem finding employment quickly. One day I asked him how he keeps finding jobs so quickly. He told me that he simply has a positive attitude. I didn’t understand what that meant until I realized that whatever I was doing wasn’t working so I had to change something. My resume was effective enough to get me interviews; however, I wasn’t getting the job offers after the interview. I decided that maybe my attitude was the issue. Continue reading ‘The Power of a Positive Attitude’

Give More, Get More?

Cornelius BookerUniversity of British Columbia professor Elizabeth Dunn recently spoke during a T.E.D Talk about the idea of how giving will increase someone’s happiness. I thought about the idea for a minute and realized that monetary giving can be rewarding, but giving of your time can be just as rewarding. Often, when we think about giving we think about our financial situation and whether we can afford to give. I have never seen anyone on the corner with a sign asking for time instead of money, simply because money is the commodity that most people value. Continue reading ‘Give More, Get More?’

Are You Part of the Skilled Workforce?

Velta WorleyThe way we do work is changing. Think about it: what jobs have disappeared that we remember in days gone by? I remember having a milkman deliver our milk, butter, and cheese on a regular basis. Where did he go? I’ve watched movies that show elevator operators who pushed the buttons for the floors we needed to get to. Why did we need an elevator operator in the first place? There was a time when you could call a company and speak to a live person who would route the phone calls – I miss that! Continue reading ‘Are You Part of the Skilled Workforce?’

How to Address an Employment Gap

Thelisa LavergneA gap in employment is no longer something to be ashamed of or something that you want to avoid during your job search, especially in the interview. Keep in mind that it’s okay to have one or more gaps in your employment history and that employers are aware. You are not the first person who has had to take time off work, and you won’t be the last. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the vast majority of people, 90%, have been unemployed at some point in their working lives. Nevertheless, how should you explain a gap in your employment history during an interview? Continue reading ‘How to Address an Employment Gap’


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