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Lies by Omission, Permission and More (Part 2)

FriedaIn my last blog, we discussed three ways job-seekers ruin their own employment potential by making adjustments to the truth when completing job applications. The “Sample Platter, Educational Round Up” and “Excluding Employment Gaps,” were described in Lies by Omission, Permission & More, (Part 1). Today we will discuss three additional traps you should avoid when completing applications. Continue reading ‘Lies by Omission, Permission and More (Part 2)’

Lies by Omission, Permission and More

FriedaBoth you and the employer have a job to do and a position to fill. Today’s employment applications are an obvious form of a structured, yet legal, Q&A document. Employer’s question, and you answer! Always respond truthfully regardless of your own personal opinions or objections. Never adjust the truth to your liking. From the employers perspective — only one truth exists. Applications gain strength and positive attention when reinforced with truth!

Need more convincing? Keep reading to find six of the most common examples of how some job seekers struggle to find their “truth” and may sabotage themselves when completing applications. Continue reading ‘Lies by Omission, Permission and More’

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!’