Posts Tagged 'plan'

Set and Monitor Goals

David SpearsPrevious blogs describe how developing a job search plan can be effective, and have explained how to pin-point specific labor market information with regards to individuals’ our own skills and interests. Blogforce has also considered some effective ways to look for work through job search networking. Now, let’s talk about setting goals. It may seem like we’re getting off the subject of job searching, but not really. Remember that if you’re not looking for anything, you’ll find it. Similarly, if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll still get there (nowhere). Continue reading ‘Set and Monitor Goals’

Research Labor Market Information

David SpearsOne of the first steps to take in any job search plan is to review labor market information particular to your skills and interests (information on skills evaluation can be found in previous blogs). Labor market is defined as “the supply of available workers in relation to available work.” With labor market information, we can find what training or education is necessary, what is the predicted growth of an industry, the average salary for the occupation, and a host of other information. Continue reading ‘Research Labor Market Information’

Shadowing Punxsutawney

FriedaGroundhog Day is recognized each year on February 2. It was originally adopted in the United States in 1887 by the editor of Philadelphia’s Punxsutawney Sprit, Clymer H. Freas. He decided to promote a groundhog as the town’s official meteorologist because as the story goes, when a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his den on a cloudy day and does not see his shadow, spring will come early! However, if it’s sunny outside and he does see his shadow, he retreats back into his den because the bitter cold of winter will persist for yet another six weeks. Continue reading ‘Shadowing Punxsutawney’

‘Tis the Season…

David SpearsFor Hiring
Shortly before Halloween and getting closer and closer to Labor Day each year, retail establishments and other organizations begin preparing for the onslaught of holiday traffic. With retail business in particular, the holiday season can be a “make or break” time of year and certainly a barometer of how well the establishment will begin the next year. Thus, careful attention should be given to the planning of staffing needs during this time. Continue reading ‘‘Tis the Season…’

Plan and Balance: The Key to a Great Thanksgiving

CorneliusLast Thanksgiving I went to my Mom’s house and ate dinner. As mothers often do, she made sure that I eat enough to be more than full. After that, out of consideration for other family members, I travelled to my sister’s home and started Thanksgiving #2. Finally, I went to my friend’s house and ended the day eating and drinking even more while enjoying everyone’s company.
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