Posts Tagged 'Workforce Solutions'

The Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program

Do you know what NCP mean? The Noncustodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program targets low-income unemployed or under-employed non-custodial parents who are behind on their child support payments and whose children are current or former recipients of public assistance. Continue reading ‘The Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program’

The Most Important Question…Tell Me About Yourself

Thelisa LavergneThe Tell Me About…question is one of the most common starting point for the majority of interviews.  These infamous words, “Tell Me About…..” is the interviewer’s opportunity to begin what is called a series of open ended questions, geared toward getting the dialogue between you and the interviewer started.  Continue reading ‘The Most Important Question…Tell Me About Yourself’

Happy Anniversary Blogforce

This year marks the 10th anniversary for our blog. Yes, that means it’s time to celebrate! In ten years a myriad of changes have taken place, such as the popularity of blogging, social media and the way we use both to stay informed and find jobs. No longer are the days where we have to travel from company to company dropping off resume’s and filling out application. Today, you can sit at home, log onto your computer and apply to dozens of jobs before dinner. Oh, how times have changed.

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Tis the Season to Shop for Jobs

As the holiday season quickly approaches, many of us are buying things for the ones we love and expressing gratitude to those whom we care about. In three out of the past five Christmases (hopefully a year from now I won’t be saying four out of the past six), my wallet took a deep hit by overdoing it at the checkout line. I’ve told myself, “I need a higher paying job to deal with this,” and I’m sure those who don’t have jobs say the same thing without the “higher paying” part. Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Shop for Jobs’

It’s Time to Make it Your Own

Richard Prather“Let us make a pot of Tortilla Soup!” Not to worry, I have read about 28 different recipes and they are all great, but they all offered similar and different versions of the same dish. It was time to give dad a call. “Dad, how do I decide on a recipe?” “Just pick one,” he blurts out. I suggested a particular ingredient I felt would make the soup memorable. With annoyance in his voice he tells me, “Look… it’s time for you to make it your own way,” then he hangs up on me. Continue reading ‘It’s Time to Make it Your Own’

Don’t Do It!

FriedaJob search can be one of the best experiences you will ever go through. But it can also be one of the worst experiences when lack of focus and perseverance is lost! Most job search professionals spend a great deal of time explaining “what to do and how to do it” in the most logical way. What would it look like if this blog offered you the exact opposite? Let’s try it and see what happens? This is a (partial and motivational) list of what “not to do” during job search. Continue reading ‘Don’t Do It!’

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Happy Holidays! Isn’t it fun to be job searching this time of year? Actually, this is the most wonderful time of the year for job search. Let’s think about it: most people are focused on the holidays during this time. There are presents to purchase and wrap, cards to address and send, decorations to put up, plans for family and other holiday gatherings, special activities at your children’s school, cookies to bake – the list goes on and on. Continue reading ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’