As I write this blog, Workforce Solutions is closed today and tomorrow (1/16-1/17/18) because the roads are frozen all over our 13-county region and our board values the safety of our staff at our 24 career office locations. I am totally grateful for this opportunity to #netflixandchill; but now that I have exhausted the endless movie and TV options offered on multiple streaming sites, I would like to try to demonstrate something I observed. In movies like “Deadpool,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Annie Hall,” the main character will break the fourth wall, or cross the line between themselves and the audience. Usually this can be seen in several ways such as talking directly to the audience or recognizing themselves as a character. As you read along, I will talk to you directly, relate this cold event to job searching, and explain how Workforce Solutions can help you meet your career goals. Continue reading “Breaking this Frozen Fourth Wall”
…Or Fashionably Late
I have a family member named “Don” that just drives me crazy, because he can never be on time for anything. When we invite Don to come over for dinner or some other activity, we tell him to arrive 15 minutes to an hour before we really need him there. I have often wondered what causes some people to always show up either on time, early, or late. What is the difference between these three groups? Are some people smarter, nicer, or more intelligent, and others thoughtless, self-centered, or unorganized? Continue reading “On Time”
Last 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.
Continue reading “Plan and Balance: The Key to a Great Thanksgiving”
Those of you who have read my past blogs are aware that I have a serious passion for sports. As I prepare to watch the Super Bowl this week, I am considering the keys that helped both teams advance to this year’s big game and how using those same keys can be applied to job searching. Continue reading “Using Super Bowl Strategies to Land Your Super Job”