Barbeques…Friends and family…Children out of school and playing in the street…Time relaxing by the pool…Cool evening breezes…making s’mores on an open fire pit… Memorial Day unofficially marks the start of summer vacation for many households; however, this day is meant to memorialize the military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation. Previous to 1971, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day following the Civil War to honor the fallen. However, after World War I, Decoration Day evolved to salute military personnel who died in all wars past and present. Continue reading “Memorial Day 2018”
Lies by Omission, Permission and More
Both 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”
A Cloudy Groundhog Day to You!
Perhaps no meteorologist is as famous and well known as Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that forecasts whether we’ll have an early spring or a longer winter.
Despite meteorological tools at his disposal, Punxsutawney Phil predicts the weather based solely on whether or not he sees his shadow when he comes up from the ground. Seeing a shadow means six more weeks of winter, but no shadow forecasts an early spring.
This time of year many of us wish for sunny skies, but today we might hope for clouds so that Phil forecasts an early spring.
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That App Ain’t Right
Applying to jobs in non-traditional ways
I have dealt with hundreds of employers over the many years I have been with Workforce Solutions and each employer has their own “perfect way” of sourcing and recruiting candidates. *sigh* Applications . . . They come in many forms. There’s the dreaded online application that asks you to upload your resume then puts everything in the wrong place. There’s the paper application that is too long for its own good. Then we have the request to “please send a resume and cover letter” – to whom? where? why? how?