Posts Tagged 'Preparation'



Redefining Success

Educating with Common Sense
As a parent of teenagers, I have bought into the mindset that my children MUST go to college in order to be “successful” and get a good job. As a well educated professional that is up to my eyeballs in student loan debt, I am not so sure that mindset is valid. And as a workforce development professional that understands the overwhelming need for technical skills in today’s business world, I know it is time for my “mom mindset” to catch up with the times. 🙂
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Spring Fever

Photo 57 (2)We are coming into the holiday season starting with Good Friday and ending with the beauty and glory of Easter! The official start of spring, the Spring Equinox takes place on March 20, 2014; however, Easter is often considered the unofficial start of spring. Continue reading ‘Spring Fever’

E Organized Job Search

DavidORGANIZED JOB SEARCH

As the Holiday Season winds down, you may be thinking that it’s time to really get that job search campaign back into action. But job searching can be stressful. In fact, being unemployed rates 4 or 5 on the “Top 10” list of stressful life events. There is a host of documentation to keep track of– resumes, applications, job descriptions, social media content, and names of contacts. And let’s not forget the “I’m not sure which job you’re calling me about?” syndrome that runs through your mind when you answer a telephone call from an employer who wants to screen you over the phone. Continue reading ‘E Organized Job Search’

Waiting for the Ball to Drop

The time between Christmas and New Year’s often lends itself to skeleton crews keeping businesses running while many employees enjoy vacation time. This frequently leads to a lull in activities such as hiring. If you are job seeker that is trying to make contacts and follow-up on leads, this can get quite frustrating. To help alleviate this frustration and keep the “happy” in your holidays, here are ten productive ways to spend the time between Christmas and waiting for that New Year’s Eve ball to drop so that business gets back to normal. Continue reading ‘Waiting for the Ball to Drop’

Deck the Hall, Trim the Tree, and Party Like It’s an Interview

cherylLike an interview? You weren’t expecting to party like that, were you? Well, if you are attending an office party this holiday season, you should approach it with just that much care. Party animal and “rising young executive” are not usually synonymous. So how do we handle that office party? Approach it like an interview for your next promotion, because it just could be. Continue reading ‘Deck the Hall, Trim the Tree, and Party Like It’s an Interview’

Storytelling + Interviews

Whether it’s in a painting, photograph, movie, song, commercial, video, or a good-ol’ book – we all love a good story. However, I never thought to connect the art of storytelling to interviewing until I read an article on applying storytelling skills in interviews. Consequently, storytelling has become more important to me in my work. Continue reading ‘Storytelling + Interviews’

The Master Application – Express Yourself

JoAnn KawamotoYou have completed your resume(s), and created cover and thank you letter shells. Now you are applying for jobs, awaiting replies.  What else could possibly be needed for your job search?

In this time between jobs, start building your Master Application — an invaluable personal reference document you develop that is all about YOU and kept only by YOU. Continue reading ‘The Master Application – Express Yourself’


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