I'm telling you the truth...(DON'T EVER FORGET)
When you wake-up each morning it's up to you. You can either feel like a Beauty Queen or "Beauty and the Beast." One thing for sure is nobody's going to put on your make-up for you. Right? It's up to you.
Listen, you mind provides you the electrical charge and neutrons to illuminate your life beyond 10,000 watts each moment of the day. However, it all begins in YOU, before it begins for YOU!
Therefore, wake-up each morning and put on your make-up, look in the mirror three times and say, I'm so Beautiful...! And guess what? The world, the job, the interview and the spices of life belong to YOU! Can you do this?
I Believe You Can...!
I get so tired of having to constantly fight or prove that I know what I'm talking about! For instance, today I needed some material unloaded in order to keep one of the machines running so I went to our receiving coordinator and told him which trucks I needed unloaded first. I let everyone know in our production meeting what was going on. Our Superintendent (to whom I no longer report) comes out and tells me that he looked for those trucks and didn't see them and I must have had it mixed up with something else. I was in the middle of something else so I couldn't stop but I tell him I know what I saw this morning. He says he's going to have something else set up on that machine and goes to my boss and says I was mistaken and he is going to have that machine run something else. As soon as I was able, I went right back to receiving and pulled the paperwork I saw in the first place and took it to the Superintendent and showed him. Do you think he went back to my boss and told him that I was actually right and that he was wasting machine time by having them run something we didn't need?
If I go to my boss and bring it up, do I look like I'm whining?
It's a tough landscape for job seekers.
Business closures are still happening and unemployment offices are nearly impossible to get in touch with.
It seems like everyone has a "quicksand" spot during their job hunt lately. Where are you getting stuck? What part is dragging you down?
Is it the #application?...
... The preparation? ...
... Maybe it's the #interview itself...
Comment below and let us know where YOUR struggle is in the #jobsearch process.
"This too shall pass" has been my personal mantra for the last four months.
Baby is teething and won't stop crying, this too shall pass. The basement is flooded with 2 inches of water, this too shall pass. Can't get a grocery delivery because of COVID, this too shall pass.
....but you know what? The tough times DO pass.
Just take a deep breath in and exhale out and know that YOU are doing the very best that you can.
So whether you are looking for a job, struggling with the one you have, or just plain old overwhelmed know that...
This too shall pass.
Sending YOU a big hug today.
We have got this!!
I don’t know what is required here.
I started teaching in the Denver Public Schools in 1966, fresh out of college. I was assigned to Lake Middle School as a science teacher, grades 7-9. (At that time, Denver had “junior high” schools. They converted to “middle“ schools—grades 6-8—in the late 1970’s.) I also taught at Place and Henry Middle Schools. In 1982, I taught biology at Abraham Lincoln High School for five years. When Denver was awarded a federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1988, I was appointed the district’s program manager. The purpose of the grant was to develop and implement a teacher training program in order to effectively teach students about HIV/STI and teenage pregnancy prevention within the context of a comprehensive health education curriculum. Parents and community members/organizations were very much coordinated as a group and involved in helping to set and monitor the standards and curriculum. While the program was successful, and as with many federal programs, the funding ended in 1998 with the expectation the district would continue funding. Sadly, the district choose not to.
I had a wonderful career that provided me with my passion for being with children and helping them to achieve their potential. I retired from DPS in 1999 and worked at National Jewish Health as a tobacco cessation counselor on the “quit line”. Because I missed being around children, I found a new passion—for kindergarten. I sub for kindergarten and first grade 1-2 times a week.
to tutor online in English, reading, or history for elementary through high school, or elementary level science and math.
I am dismayed at the number of my fellow Jobcasers who claim to have applied to "a hundred different jobs", but receive no responses. The solution to that problem is simple: populate your profile!
You guys remember Leonardo di Caprio's character in Titanic, Jack Dawson? Remember how he said that he made his own luck? So do we.
Start by posting your work experience from the most recent on back. Fill it with achievements and figures before moving to the day-to-day descriptions. You did something, and that's amazing! No work experience? Tell us how you managed your household and put your husband on an allowance. Still in school? Tell us about your good grades, your clubs, honor rolls, and Dean's lists. Just because you don't get paid to study, it doesn't mean that it isn't a career.
Education receives a similar treatment. Again, that Varsity Letter means something, even if you're not professional sports material. FFA? 4-H? VICA? Job Corps? They count more than you think!
Licenses and Certifications: You can't flip a burger without a Food Handler's Card, can you? Put it in your profile!
Your profile is the melody, and you have to toot your own horn. Because if there's no tooting, there is no music!