I’m a wife and a mother. I enjoy reading, biking, hiking, and being outdoors. I love the water, and could easily live near a beach or lake. I love destination vacations and look forward to traveling in the upcoming year. Hey – wait just a minute! Should I be revealing these things when someone asks me to tell them about myself? Continue reading ‘Tell Me About Yourself’
Posts Tagged 'Interview'
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It was the resume before Christmas…I was buying last minute gifts with money I didn’t have. As I was leaving, a manager let me know they were hiring this Thursday and to come in for an interview. I thanked him and called for my Uber driver to take me home. Continue reading ‘The Resume Before Christmas’
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What a Summer!
At the 2016 JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes, Workforce Solutions, partnering with Project GRAD and local community colleges, offered high school students an experience like no other. Continue reading ‘JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes 2016’
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It’s that time of year when local church choirs are preparing for the annual Holiday Show EXTRAVAGANZA! How big or small the show is depends on the size of your church. Continue reading ‘The Holiday Choir Festival’
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During Halloween, children knock on doors and wait for someone to answer them so that “Trick or Treat” can be shouted and candy given/received. Kids dress in costume and visit neighbors’ homes, and although they scream trick or treat, no one expects to get tricked. Really, all we want is the treat. Continue reading ‘Trick or Treat? Distinguishing One from the Other’
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I recently asked this question to a group of prospective job applicants, and I was astonished to hear some of their answers.
Many of them said it was perfectly fine to wear blue jeans or wrinkled clothes with their pants falling down. Some even thought it was acceptable to show up wearing a sweat suit and sneakers!
Just so you know, that’s not acceptable. Don’t do it!
Continue reading ‘Dress for Success’
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In the past, prior to the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, I had an interview with a company that had no access for wheelchairs into the building. I called the Office Manager, with whom I was to interview, using a payphone and explained the situation. The Office Manager understood and agreed to conduct the interview on the front steps of the building; which begs the question: how do we handle interviewing a person who has a disability?
For an employer, the goal should be the same when interviewing a candidate with or without a disability. Continue reading ‘An Interview with a Disability’