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Success on the Job

Velta WorleyThis summer I have been privileged to work with groups of young people with disabilities who are looking for summer employment. I have met so many nice young adults who are motivated not only to find employment, but they are also looking forward to college and future careers. I am reminded that for a variety of reasons not everyone who goes to work stays employed for the long term. So I wanted to share some scenarios with you and ideas that may be helpful for being successful at work. Continue reading ‘Success on the Job’

Making the Most of Social Media in Your Job Search

Thelisa LavergneWe can all agree that looking for a job can be challenging. Keep in mind, that job hunting is a two-way street. While YOU are researching potential employers and learning all you can about the hiring managers who’ll be interviewing you, THEY are checking you out too. The good news is that social media networking tools can be a tremendous asset in finding a job or career. Networking is one of the most important components of job searching. Continue reading ‘Making the Most of Social Media in Your Job Search’

Are You Really LinkedIn? (Continued)

FriedaWelcome back to the continuation of Are You Really Linkedin? The previous blog discussed several options you have when requesting and submitting recommendations through Linkedin. This is a great way to add interest to your profile. If you are a job seeker that wants to increase traffic on your page related to your skills, I encourage you to continue reading this blog. Continue reading ‘Are You Really LinkedIn? (Continued)’

Are You Really LinkedIn?

FriedaAre you really LinkedIn when it comes to requesting or giving professional rec-ommendations to your connections? Your digital footprint will forever be judged by any information documented in your profile, so please allow me to share a few suggestions that have proven extremely successful for me. Know that pro-fessionalism is a must when it comes to recommendations within the popular business networking website, LinkedIn. Continue reading ‘Are You Really LinkedIn?’

Be a Part of Your Independence

Daniel MabryThis year the United States of America turns 242 years old on July 4. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to depart from the rule of Great Britain and adopted the Declaration of Independence. Historically, the Fourth of July has been celebrated since the end of the American Revolution; however, it was not instituted as a federal holiday until 1941 under the direction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Over the years, the holiday has held festivities ranging from fireworks and parades to family gatherings by the pool and bar-b-ques. Continue reading ‘Be a Part of Your Independence’

Overcoming On-boarding in a New Work Role

Chris JacksonLast year in mid-December, I began my new role as a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions! My responsibility is to be a motivator, an enthusiast, and a poised and guided “professional talker!” In actuality, my background as a technology trainer/teacher prepared me for this role. The only obstacle was to apply these skills to the non-profit world. Continue reading ‘Overcoming On-boarding in a New Work Role’

Lessons from a Father’s Child

Cornelius BookerThe job search market is very competitive, especially in today’s market. Once I get a job, I work diligently to make sure that my priority is keeping that job so that I don’t have to tackle the job market again before I am ready. When I think about how I am able to maintain my employment, I always turn to the lessons that my father taught me in life before I had obtained my first job. Those lessons have carried on throughout my life and hopefully can help you as well. Continue reading ‘Lessons from a Father’s Child’