Archive for the 'volunteerism' Category

Jan 20 2014

You Gotta Serve Somebody!

With the largest segment of the population reaching what many thought would be their retirement years, it’s not always clear if the Boomer generation will settle quietly into non-work mode, or continue to seek out new employment opportunities.  Certainly for some, retirement is the plan; no work, just trying to find ways to explore their [...]

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Aug 20 2012

Time For A Tune Up

Periodically, just about everything needs a little tune-up.  You know?  Maintenance!   Not necessarily a major overhaul, but the kind of routine attention that keeps systems working as optimally as possible.  The first thing that requires a tune-up is our bodies so they can serve us for many years to come.  Our cars and other transportation [...]

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May 31 2010

Keeping Up The Good Fight

Published byHank under attitude, volunteerism

There’s no question that job search is a tough job!  This is particularly so in a slow economy like the one we’re experiencing now.  Regardless of where you are in your career or how much experience you have, with competition for every opening being so rough, it is imperative that job seekers do everything they [...]

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Apr 19 2010

Onward And Upward!

Despite the recent slight uptick in job growth, the graduating class of 2010 will face the toughest job search challenge of the past 20 years, maybe longer.  Sadly, it will be harder for most new graduates to find work related to their degrees than in recent memory.  While so many earlier generations were promised unlimited [...]

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Jan 11 2010

It’s Never Too Late!

Visiting with friends during the holidays, and someone asked me if I thought it was too late for him to switch careers.  As it was nearing midnight, I cracked wise,  “Yes, it is too late, and there’s not much you can do about it tonight!”  But it seems he was genuinely concerned about wanting to [...]

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Dec 14 2009

The Smart Season

With the Winter Holiday Season upon us, occupying our thoughts, hearts and lives, I wanted to take a moment or two to encourage those who are out of work to keep looking and keep trying!
“But who the heck is hiring, this time of year,” you ask?
Maybe not as many employers are hiring right now as [...]

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Sep 21 2009

Membership Has Its Privileges

Throughout the country, state-provided resources for job seekers are drying up.  Staff shortages, mandatory layoffs and furlough days that close facilities all impact the employment offices’ ability to provide comprehensive one-on-one services.  It wasn’t that long ago that if you were out of work, you could have gone to your local unemployment office, talked to [...]

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Aug 24 2009

The Road Less Taken – Volunteerism

Published byHank under Networking, volunteerism

You’re out of work, spending a lot of time in front of the computer looking for job leads.  You go to networking and chamber of commerce events, attend job fairs, and try to be where you meet potential employers.  But this has been going on too long and its getting old fast!  And though you’ve [...]

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