Category «Career Development»

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Happy Friday! It’s Day 5 in the Get Hired blog series. Are you ready for job search tip #4?   Question of the Day: Do you have your two essential lists handy? If you haven’t written your skills list and your goals list see links to previous posts in this job search blog series below. …

Where Do You Want To Go?

 Welcome back to our Get Hired job search series! So glad you’re joining us.   On yesterday I asked the question “Where Are You Now?”?  I hope you took the time to create your list.   Question Of the Day: Where Do You Want To Go?   Did you know that June 21 was National …

Where Are You Now?

Welcome back to our Get Hired job search series! Today is day 3.   Question of the Day: Where Are You Now? The question has two meanings and I hope you take the time to respond to each one. Tip #2  – Take Inventory of Your Skills and Experiences 1. Where are you now in …

Completing My First Ultimate Blog Challenge

As the Ultimate Blog Challenge winds down and I think back to my reasons for participating I am proud to say that I achieved my goals.  I pulled out my “Speaker One Sheet” and realized that my blogs covered each of my speaking topics.    Speaking Topics: Positive Youth Development Foster Care Life Skills/Independent Living …

Packaged For Success Wins

Consider these two scenarios then ask yourself which candidate you would choose.   Two high school sophomores apply for their first job at the new grocery store in their neighborhood.  Amy arrives for her interview with a copy of her resume in a 2 pocket folder and a couple pieces of loose leaf notebook paper …

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Job Hunting I Go

Many young people just want a job.  They want a paycheck.  They want to earn money and are not interested in building a career at this stage in their lives.  That is OK.  Instead of applying for every job in the mall, I encourage focused job hunting.  If a teen is allergic to animal fur …

Tell My Supervisor to Tweet Me

It seems every business, celebrity, and adolescent with a pulse has a Twitter account. Are you a part of the Twitterverse? If you are not I’m willing to bet that the teens in your life are. Myspace has been laid to rest, Facebook is on its last leg, and Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr are occupying lots …

Is Your Teen Looking For A Job?

As a busy professional, I choose my television viewing very carefully.  I really don’t watch that much TV but when I watch a program that gets my seal of approval I blog about it so I can share it with you.  CBS (network) has created programming to capitalize on the economic downturn and tough job …