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Hiring Events vs. Job Fairs

Cornelius BookerWhen searching for a job, people usually try to get as many contacts as possible. Workforce Solutions staff often discuss in detail the importance of networking and building relationships with employers. It’s stressed so much that part of our training and development includes a networking segment devoted to its effectiveness. One section discussed during the training is hiring events and job fairs. Many of us know that hiring events and job fairs are where people go to speak with employers about jobs offered. Continue reading ‘Hiring Events vs. Job Fairs’

Five Ways to Beat Interviewing Nerves

Image of Tiffany ArmingtonIt’s a New Year, your resume has made it past screening, and you’ve landed a chance to prove to a potential employer that you undoubtedly have what it takes. Congratulations! But you can already feel the butterflies welling up in your stomach. Interview nerves are on their way. Staying calm and focused in an interview is critical to making an excellent first impression and landing a job. Continue reading ‘Five Ways to Beat Interviewing Nerves’

Do You Have Savvy?

David SpearsI’ve got savvy to be sure, but with my arms flailing about you may not agree. Actually you’re right! But there has got to be a way for me to somehow communicate my savvy. Fortunately, there is a way that I can channel my arms moving about to communicate with others, namely those who are deaf. How, you might ask? Through an online service called Signing Savvy. Continue reading ‘Do You Have Savvy?’

The 183-Year-Old

Richard PratherPart One
There was a lady who lived down the street and I used to see her at the dog park now and then as I ran by. One day her dog got loose just as I ran around the corner. I called out to her dog, “Lika!” She ran right to me as if we had been best friends for years. Relieved, I picked her up with a smile and walked her back to the dog park. Ms. Jaya was already making her way to me slowly, thanking me continuously. “I was happy to be in the right area at the right time,” I explained. It was clear that she was upset, so I invited her to sit with me on a nearby bench. Continue reading ‘The 183-Year-Old’

The Ability to do things Different

David SpearsPeople may not be aware that folks with a disability can perform most projects just as well as anyone else can, only differently. For example, walking is not the method I use for mobility, but I still get to where I need to go just the same by using a wheelchair. While driving my car, I may not put my foot on the pedal, but rather my hand on the hand control to “push on it” rather than “step on it!” Those seemingly opposite actions have the same result (and usually a traffic ticket). At work, it’s the same: I may not complete projects the way others might, but I achieve the same results with the same high-quality standard. Continue reading ‘The Ability to do things Different’

Layoffs Versus Finances Going Forward Part Two

FriedaMonthly Expenses and Budgets
Welcome back! The last time we met we discussed various ways of generating immediate income while experiencing layoffs. Continue reading part two to collect even more positive and doable suggestions. There are three different expense categories that most monthly bills fall into: fixed, variable and periodic. To re-think your “new, leaner budget” you may need to temporarily adjust spending habits as well. Continue reading ‘Layoffs Versus Finances Going Forward Part Two’

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’


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