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Edward Alexander "The Howitzer"
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SAY: I'M SO BEAUTIFUL...! [IBYC]

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...!

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Ashley Wilson
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Love it Edward! Everyone deserves to feel beautiful : )

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A woman in a male industry

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?

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Where is your quicksand?

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.

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Ashley Wilson
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Love this question!! I think my quicksand back when I was looking for work was definitely the application process and waiting to hear back. It can be frustrating, but keep looking and stick with it!!

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Rafael Angel LopezFerrer Sr.
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There are only so many defense contracts in one county, and most don't advertise.

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This too shall pass!!

"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!!

#motivation

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April Hobbs
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Ashley this is April Hobbs wanted to apply at Kellogg but got a email from you.

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Ford Simpson
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Well Ashley,the baby is going to have a great smile like you,two inches of water in your basement I know you can handle that.Find somebody out of work to deliver your groceries, I know I would, Ford

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Gina Britt
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The most important thing is to gain experience. You can do that by either volunteering for an agency or being a part-time employed caretaker, or respite provider for a family or agency. Adding education helps you to progress in a more responsible position.

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Tina Digrugilliers
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I already have 30 years experience as a volunteer special needs church camp counselor/nurse. 😊

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One motivational story I want to share is...

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.

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Ashley Wilson
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Hi Penny! Past educator here (third and second grade) : ) I loved teaching and miss it sometimes so much. I bet you are a fantastic teacher because you love what you do. You gave SO much to so many individuals, wow!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story!

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Randy Box
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That's right but it's up to us to teach and guide the Millennials and GensZ's s and Y in this new era.

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Rafael Angel LopezFerrer Sr.
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And to think that we used to ignore our elders... at least until we found ourselves in a situation where we heard our elders' advice loud and clear. "So this is what they warned me about!" And we don't seem so surprised when it dawns on us, do we?

Well, I hope that today's youth heed old warnings better than we did. Old warnings, because they are older than our parents and grandparents.

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My dream job is..

to tutor online in English, reading, or history for elementary through high school, or elementary level science and math.

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Ashley Wilson
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Hi Kelly! Are you an educator or have a certification in English or History? You could definitely tutor!

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Rafael Angel LopezFerrer Sr.
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Another blank profile. You'll have to dream until you fill out your profile. Click on your monogram on the upper right of this page and get going!

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Rafael Angel LopezFerrer Sr.
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Fellow Jobcasers:

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!

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Ashley Wilson
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This is so true, we DO make our own luck Rafael. So nice to see you in the community : ) How are you doing?

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