Shifting Gears

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is will-m.png

With the rapid change of the current job market and the heightened unemployment rate, it is crucial to be adaptable. My background consists of music performance and education, and within the last two years, I developed skills in recruiting, social services, case management, and public training. Many people are required to look for employment outside their previous career paths due to recent events, and there are some things to consider if you are a part of this group.  

Continue reading “Shifting Gears”

Is There Such a Thing as an Overqualified Worker?

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is juan.png

You’ve probably heard it yourself or from someone else: “you’re overqualified for the job.” For this reason, people who have put time, money, and effort into becoming top professionals in their industries are turned down from jobs. The qualities they believed would help them advance in their fields are the exact ones keeping them from getting the job. But what exactly does it imply

Continue reading “Is There Such a Thing as an Overqualified Worker?”

Layoffs Versus Finances Going Forward Part Two

FriedaMonthly Expenses and Budgets
Welcome back! The last time we met we discussed various ways of generating immediate income while experiencing layoffs. Continue reading part two to collect even more positive and doable suggestions. There are three different expense categories that most monthly bills fall into: fixed, variable and periodic. To re-think your “new, leaner budget” you may need to temporarily adjust spending habits as well. Continue reading “Layoffs Versus Finances Going Forward Part Two”

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?”