Posts Tagged 'Employment'

Memorial Day 2018

Daniel MabryBarbeques…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’

Maximize Your Search, Minimize Your Paper

Cornelius BookerSearching for a job can be stressful and many times we often overdo our efforts and eventually feel as if we are running in circles. One way job seekers can cut down on stress the most is by identifying how they can maximize their search without wasting time and paper. With this in mind, they can maximize the results while minimizing the efforts. Here are a couple things you can do to make your search less stressful. Continue reading ‘Maximize Your Search, Minimize Your Paper’

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’