“Let us make a pot of Tortilla Soup!” Not to worry, I have read about 28 different recipes and they are all great, but they all offered similar and different versions of the same dish. It was time to give dad a call. “Dad, how do I decide on a recipe?” “Just pick one,” he blurts out. I suggested a particular ingredient I felt would make the soup memorable. With annoyance in his voice he tells me, “Look… it’s time for you to make it your own way,” then he hangs up on me. Continue reading “It’s Time to Make it Your Own”
Job search can be one of the best experiences you will ever go through. But it can also be one of the worst experiences when lack of focus and perseverance is lost! Most job search professionals spend a great deal of time explaining “what to do and how to do it” in the most logical way. What would it look like if this blog offered you the exact opposite? Let’s try it and see what happens? This is a (partial and motivational) list of what “not to do” during job search. Continue reading “Don’t Do It!”
This is day three of a week long blog series that provides tips on how to develop each section of your resume. Previously, the focus was on the heading and objective. Today will focus on the summary. This series is to help prepare for the kick-off of our “Getting People to Work” series. As part of this project we will focus our efforts to bring together community resources, provide workshops in our offices and in our communities and plan hiring events in targeted geographic locations. We hope that you find this series helpful and that you will join us at one or more of our events!
In the past, I have lived through periods of end-of-year and New Year’s unemployment. During that stage of unemployment, I was filled with unnecessary anxiety and fear. Trying to achieve all of my goals simultaneously was overwhelming, and as a result I approached everything incorrectly! If I knew then what I know now, my New Year resolutions would have been much more strategic. Let me explain.
Continue reading “Resolutions (Revisited)”