Posts Tagged 'job hunting'

Landing That Second Job

Many workers have come to the realization of how important having a 2nd job may be in the efforts of sustaining their household. With the government shutdown, many federal workers weren’t getting paid so they had to find ways to supplement their income.

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Past & Present

In 2017, 70 million Americans had a criminal record. That’s one in three persons that may have extreme difficulty in finding a job. Although most Americans utilize online job search tools to locate job opportunities, these tools are not useful if you have nothing to add to your profile.  For instance, if most job seekers use LinkedIn, it’s less useful if you’ve spent some or all of your adult life incarcerated and don’t have positions to list or colleagues to add. It may seem like that task is daunting but here are some time tested tips from our former colleague, Wil Smith to help in your job search today….  Continue reading ‘Past & Present’

Tis the Season to Shop for Jobs

As the holiday season quickly approaches, many of us are buying things for the ones we love and expressing gratitude to those whom we care about. In three out of the past five Christmases (hopefully a year from now I won’t be saying four out of the past six), my wallet took a deep hit by overdoing it at the checkout line. I’ve told myself, “I need a higher paying job to deal with this,” and I’m sure those who don’t have jobs say the same thing without the “higher paying” part. Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Shop for Jobs’

Memorial Day

CorneliusMemorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day, which is the unofficial start of the summer season. It is traditionally known for its celebration of those we have lost, but during recent years it has also been a time for us to recognize the commitment and sacrifice made by those who have courageously served our country.
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Tiempo de Fiesta

richardCinco de Mayo was first celebrated in the United States in Southern California in 1863. In the 1950’s Mexican-American youths hijacked the holiday as a way to build Mexican-American pride. In the 1980’s commercialization of the holiday started and continued to grow into the current celebration of Mexican food, culture, traditions, and of course cerveza that we experience today.
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Beyond the Struggle

daniel“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” – Frederick Douglas

This quote clearly defines the challenges I have faced in my self-improvement journey. As I begin my new role as a Regional Navigator with Workforce Solutions, I would like to take this opportunity to share my personal story in hopes of inspiring others.
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Big Blue Marble

Photo 57 (2)Friday April 22, 2016 is Earth Day; a day focused on the preservation of our planet and its many life-sustaining natural resources.
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