Posts Tagged 'Preparation'



A Cloudy Groundhog Day to You!

DavidPerhaps no meteorologist is as famous and well known as Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that forecasts whether we’ll have an early spring or a longer winter.

Despite meteorological tools at his disposal, Punxsutawney Phil predicts the weather based solely on whether or not he sees his shadow when he comes up from the ground. Seeing a shadow means six more weeks of winter, but no shadow forecasts an early spring.

This time of year many of us wish for sunny skies, but today we might hope for clouds so that Phil forecasts an early spring.
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Priceless Advice

Soon more than 100 million people will gather around their televisions to enjoy the “spectacle” that is the Super Bowl; the culmination of months and months of hard work, dedication and sacrifice that ends with one team walking away a champion and the other team simply walking away.

Today we have some Super Bowl lessons that can be applied to a successful job search:
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Resume Series: Part 5 – Education

This is the final post in a week long blog series that provides tips on how to develop each section of your resume. Previously, the focus has been on the heading, objective, summary, and work history. Today will focus on education. 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-Office Workshops
Community-Based Workshops
Hiring Events
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Resume Series: Part 4 – Work History

This is day four of a week long blog series that provides tips on how to develop each section of your resume. Previously, the focus has been on the heading, objective, and summary. Today will focus on work history. 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-Office Workshops
Community-Based Workshops
Hiring Events
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Resolutions (Revisited)

Photo 57 (2)The New Year is a time when people look back and assess or “recap” their past experiences. We look at accomplishments and our lifestyle, but we also look at our past/current employment status.

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.
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Writing Just One Resume

…If You Must !
Ideally, you want to customize your resume to the job you are applying for. But, what if you simply don’t have the opportunity to tailor your resume to each and every job lead you’re interested in? For example at a job fair or for an online job board.

Here’s how you can write just one resume. If you must!
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What’s In Your Closet Now?

Photo 57 (2)In a previous blog, What’s in Your Closet?, I discussed the importance of company culture and “fit.” Have you taken inventory of your closet since then? If not, I encourage you to do so! As you do, keep these tips in mind for cost effective ways to stretch your wardrobe while creating your own personal brand: Continue reading ‘What’s In Your Closet Now?’


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