Posts Tagged 'Employment'

Presidents Day 2018

Daniel MabryPresidents Day is February 19, 2018. Initially, the federal government set aside this day to honor George Washington on his birthday because of his determination during the American Revolution and as the first president of the United States of America. However, that day has evolved into the popularly known holiday it is today because of the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act which created more three-day weekends for our nation’s workforce. Many states observe this day for all presidents both past and present.

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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’

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Cornelius BookerFor more than 70 years, Americans have celebrated the inclusion of people with disabilities as a valuable asset to the workforce during the month of October which is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s theme for NDEAM is “Inclusion Drives Innovation” as Americans reflect on the important role that different perspectives play in workforce success. Continue reading ‘National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)’

All Jobs are Important

David SpearsAs we remember the days just after Hurricane Harvey visited us, we are reminded all jobs are important. I could not imagine what I would have done without that grocery store cashier or the convenience store clerk to provide a service to me; not to mention the demolition contractor, carpenter, and insurance appraiser. I also relied on several volunteers who helped me remove items from my home or provide food and shelter after the disaster – for free! All of Houston and surrounding areas witnessed a clear illustration of how all jobs are important, paid or unpaid. Continue reading ‘All Jobs are Important’

That Lovin’ Feelin’

DavidValentine’s Day is this week, and I would like to take this opportunity to discuss that special relationship we all have with our significant other – yes, our job. Are you singing, “whoa…whoa…you’ve got the best of my love”? Or perhaps it has become simply a J-O-B and you’re singing more along the lines of, “you’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’.”
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Hiding in Plain Sight

JoAnn KawamotoReality shows turn me off. In particular I loathe reality shows with predictable stereotypes. The shows that are purposefully staged for conflict, televising dysfunctional people behaving badly.

There is one reality show that I do fancy… Continue reading ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’