Posts Tagged 'Interview'

A Successful Virtual Job Interview

" "They say that looking for a job is a job. Now, just imagine adding the pressure of preparing for the actual interview on top of that! This can be extremely stressful for a person, especially if they are in dire need of employment. With jobs of the future changing and people, in general, having less time, employers have moved from personal interviews to virtual interviews. This strategy of conducting interviews is becoming more and more popular across the board. Continue reading ‘A Successful Virtual Job Interview’

To Tell The Truth

" "“To Tell the Truth” is the title of a game show on television in which four panelists are given a person’s achievements and given the task of selecting which of the three candidates in front of them is the real person by asking questions. The impostors can lie, but the real person must always tell the truth. Continue reading ‘To Tell The Truth’

The 183-Year-Old

Richard PratherPart Two
While still hugging Ms. Jaya, she expressed right away “I didn’t get the gig and I am disappointed in you!” With a laugh on my face, I said, “ME?” “Yes, you said I shouldn’t have any issues getting that storyteller position” she stated as she pushed away from our hug. “Ms. Jaya, I received some feedback from the interviewer.” Looking down at the gravel around our feet, “Oh really” she said exhaling. Ms. Jaya, knowing that a reality check conversation was on its way, released her dog to the elements of the park. Lika gladly ran off with four-and-a-half other dogs in the park, leaving us to talk freely. Continue reading ‘The 183-Year-Old’

The 183-Year-Old

Richard PratherPart One
There was a lady who lived down the street and I used to see her at the dog park now and then as I ran by. One day her dog got loose just as I ran around the corner. I called out to her dog, “Lika!” She ran right to me as if we had been best friends for years. Relieved, I picked her up with a smile and walked her back to the dog park. Ms. Jaya was already making her way to me slowly, thanking me continuously. “I was happy to be in the right area at the right time,” I explained. It was clear that she was upset, so I invited her to sit with me on a nearby bench. Continue reading ‘The 183-Year-Old’

Job Hunting Tips and Tricks

Velta WorleyLabor Day is a day set aside to celebrate the achievement the American worker has made toward strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Workforce Solutions celebrates labor day every day by helping you find a job, keep a job, or get a better job! “What’s that you say: FIND a job?” Continue reading ‘Job Hunting Tips and Tricks’

The Power of a Positive Attitude

Cornelius BookerWhen I was seeking employment it took me over a year to find the right job. My brother, on the other hand, found a job in less than a week after losing his job. In fact, he never had a problem finding employment quickly. One day I asked him how he keeps finding jobs so quickly. He told me that he simply has a positive attitude. I didn’t understand what that meant until I realized that whatever I was doing wasn’t working so I had to change something. My resume was effective enough to get me interviews; however, I wasn’t getting the job offers after the interview. I decided that maybe my attitude was the issue. Continue reading ‘The Power of a Positive Attitude’

How to Address an Employment Gap

Thelisa LavergneA gap in employment is no longer something to be ashamed of or something that you want to avoid during your job search, especially in the interview. Keep in mind that it’s okay to have one or more gaps in your employment history and that employers are aware. You are not the first person who has had to take time off work, and you won’t be the last. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the vast majority of people, 90%, have been unemployed at some point in their working lives. Nevertheless, how should you explain a gap in your employment history during an interview? Continue reading ‘How to Address an Employment Gap’


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