Posts Tagged 'Preparation'



Dress for Success

””Does it really make a difference how you dress for your next job interview?

I recently asked this question to a group of prospective job applicants, and I was astonished to hear some of their answers.

Many of them said it was perfectly fine to wear blue jeans or wrinkled clothes with their pants falling down. Some even thought it was acceptable to show up wearing a sweat suit and sneakers!

Just so you know, that’s not acceptable. Don’t do it!
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An Uphill Climb

DavidThe other day, while riding my hand-cycle, I discovered a great way to peddle/crank up a steep hill… Increase your speed going down the hill prior to gain momentum that will help you go part of the way up the next hill. Although most of you are giving me a silent “duh…” I thought that little nugget of wisdom was brilliant, so I tucked it away in my brain for later use.

Here’s where I’m going with this… If you are in a good place in your life where things are “coasting,” what are you doing to prepare for the next up-hill climb?
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“Simply Living” Until You Can “Live Your Dream”

CorneliusI grew up in a family that understood the importance of hard work. As a young person growing up in such a house, I learned certain lessons that carry on even today. One of those lessons was to never give up on my dreams.

Dreams often guide our journeys (in life) toward something that we excel in. If we follow our dreams, we may make a difference in the world one day.
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Simple (Healthy) Summer Eating

We’re taking a quick “mental break” this week and looking at how we can keep healthy this summer season.

If we nourish our bodies with wholesome, healthy foods, we’ll be better prepared to take on challenges, in all aspects of our lives – at work, in our job search, at school and in our personal lives.

And you can start right away with these super-easy eating tips. Continue reading ‘Simple (Healthy) Summer Eating’

Interviewing-101

DavidWe all become a little anxious when an employer schedules us for an interview. A little bit of anxiety can be good, but it can also be uncomfortable.

Let’s switch roles for a moment. You are employed, your Office Manager informs you that the HR Representative will be out for a period of time and he/she would like YOU to conduct an interview this week! I feel anxious just writing about it. But relax. I have a few suggestions that will help you conduct an effective interview without having to frantically search Google for help.
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Developing a Job Search Plan

DavidHello, friends!

This week, we’ve discussed the importance of evaluating skills, touched on the different types of skills people have, identified the skills YOU have, and laid down a foundation of how to express your skills to potential employers; it’s time to pull all that together and form a job search plan. Continue reading ‘Developing a Job Search Plan’

Skills Evaluation

DavidSkills – The ability to do something well, which may be a result of your knowledge, practice or aptitude (a natural ability to do something well).

Whether you’re at the beginning of a bright career future, or in the middle of a job, an important part of deciding the next step in your career path is being able to evaluate the skills you have or have learned along the way. Instead of accidentally falling into a career path, having a clear understanding of your skills will actually help direct you on a path of your choosing. Continue reading ‘Skills Evaluation’


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