Posts Tagged 'career'

Summer’s Over, Now What?

So, you recently graduated from high school, summer is over, and you still don’t have any post-high school plans, huh? I know all too well the predicament you face because I was once in your shoes. You have many burning questions going through your mind as to what the perfect career path is for you. The constant pressure from peers, relatives, and parents who ask you “so what are you going to do now that you graduated?” does not help either. At times you may feel as if the walls are closing in on you because you hardly considered a plan up until this point. Some of you may have obtained a summer job to fill the void, but ask yourself: “Is this where I want to be for the rest of my career?” Continue reading ‘Summer’s Over, Now What?’

Surviving A Lay-off

As we move full speed ahead into 2019, some of us are still trying to survive the competitive job market. Those of us who were able to secure jobs during the very busy holidays may now be worrying a little about looming lay-offs now that the season is over. If you are one of those people that have encountered the challenge of an unexpected lay-off, this article has some great tips for you. The article was originally posted on this blog in 2009 but has some great advice that remains relevant today. Without further adieu, here is “Surviving A Lay-off”
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It’s Time to Make it Your Own

Richard Prather“Let us make a pot of Tortilla Soup!” Not to worry, I have read about 28 different recipes and they are all great, but they all offered similar and different versions of the same dish. It was time to give dad a call. “Dad, how do I decide on a recipe?” “Just pick one,” he blurts out. I suggested a particular ingredient I felt would make the soup memorable. With annoyance in his voice he tells me, “Look… it’s time for you to make it your own way,” then he hangs up on me. Continue reading ‘It’s Time to Make it Your Own’

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Happy Holidays! Isn’t it fun to be job searching this time of year? Actually, this is the most wonderful time of the year for job search. Let’s think about it: most people are focused on the holidays during this time. There are presents to purchase and wrap, cards to address and send, decorations to put up, plans for family and other holiday gatherings, special activities at your children’s school, cookies to bake – the list goes on and on. Continue reading ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’

Back to the Pursuit!

Carolyn KinardBack to school time for parents and children means getting back on a schedule, planning out activities, and setting aside specific time for homework (ugh…). The same process applies to individuals seeking employment. Now is a great time to get back to the pursuit of finding your next job opportunity. The following are a few tips to help with the transition. Continue reading ‘Back to the Pursuit!’

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’


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