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Look first of all want to be taken of CDL truck driving. I don't drive trucks. I am a Child and Family development Person. I have a passion to work with children and families. I worked for a whole year in the Bootheel of Mo.I loved doing that,but my husband took ill and I moved back to Springfield Mo and rented a house. I eventually bought a home in Ozark. I love my home. I work at Walmart. Job is ok but it is not my passion. I have a B.S in child and Family Development and a minor in Consumer Science. When I lived in the Bootheel I was an intervention Specialist. I helped the parents to keep the children instead of putting them into Foster Care. I helped the parents with proper behaviors and discipline of their children,Helped find services such as getting WIC Foodstamps taking them to doctors appointments. drug rehab. I mentored the parents. Children's Division worked very close with us. I helped with the parents making charts of progres.II was their emotional support. I met with the families every day for a six week period. We conducted FST meetings with children's division regularly. I can get on a soap box when it comes to keeping children safe.You see I just would like to do what my passion is. I have worked in Nursing. I Sam's Club, Walmart sill work at Walmart. It pays the bills.I 55 and I believe I am being discriminated to. I have a Substitute teaching Certificate as well.I cannot real prove it that I Am being discriminated against except what I hear as I walk away from an interview. They say they will call and never do.

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Mariah Bliss
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Hi Susan: Thanks for posting to Jobcase! It looks like you're receiving those CDL job alerts because you haven't filled out your industry preferences on your profile. Just click through to your profile, scroll down, and select the industries you're interested in. You should get more relevant job search alerts after that. Hope this helps - and I love that you're so passionate about helping children!

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Erika Ramos
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That sounds like a really great job Susan! Have you thought about opening your own office as an intervention specialist? Could be a good idea so you can continue to do what you love!

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Why Aramark?

It is such a privilege to work with a company who values giving BACK to the local community, our local community, YOUR local community--where ever we are, that is where we are giving.

On Aramark Building Community Day thousands of Aramark employees demonstrate our commitment to enrich and nourish lives around the world as part of our ongoing commitment to build local communities. Our employees are passionate about service and giving back and on ABC Day we volunteer to inspire families to lead healthier lives and empower youth and adults to gain valuable job skills to succeed in the workforce.

Our dietitians, chefs and culinary experts will educate about nutrition and healthy cooking and our many human resources professionals share their knowledge of today’s critical workforce skills. We’ll join in nearly 200 projects across 14 countries, impacting hundreds of thousands of children, adults and families.

This day is part of Aramark Building Community Day, our global volunteer and philanthropic program. Since 2008 Aramark has invested more than $9 million in expertise, financial and in-kind resources to strengthen communities. More than 30,000 employees have dedicated their skills through hundreds of volunteer projects, impacting millions of people in dozens of cities.

#Aramark #AramarkBuildingCommunityDay #Communities #GiveBack #Passion #Servitude #Gratitude #Thankful #Opportunity #jobsearch

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Michele Golin
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My brother-in-law's an attorney for air market has nothing but good things to say about the company

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Jessica Gochee
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Wow! Thanks for sharing Michele! We are so glad there are good things being said about our company.

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Leonard Sutton II
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This quote from a fellow Morehouse Man has always been inspiring. And, it definitely applies to our endeavors here at Jobcase, Inc. Thanks for sharing it.

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Deanna Riley
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I am looking for a job in retail. My experience is as a sales associate, cashier.

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BRING PASSION BACK TO YOUR WORK

Fall In Love With Your Work Again

Everyone wants work that they are enthusiastic and engaged with, even passionate about. Remember that feeling that you had upon receiving an offer to that job that you really wanted. The excitement of the new position with all the possibilities for growth and accomplishment ahead of you. Perhaps the dream job with promises of professional rewards that would follow as you rise with the organization.

That was then. Now after some time later, you find yourself in a different reality. Your passion may have been replaced with the anticipation of the next paycheck, the devotion to your work replaced with the anticipation of the coming vacation time or next paid holiday that you will enjoy time off. You’re no longer enthusiastic about your job, much less passionate about it.

Fortunately though, there is hope for those of you who are tangled in such a rut, especially if you are one of those who used to cherish what you do but have somehow lost your way. If you still want to recover that long-lost devotion to your work, read on to find out how.

1. Get to the root of the problem. If you’re having problems dragging yourself out of the bed for work every other morning, the first step is to admit that you’re no longer as passionate as you used to be. Similarly, if you are having bad days at work every other day, you might have a problem. That said, this is nothing to be ashamed of. Instead of lamenting over it, sit down and reflect upon what might have caused you to have these issues with work. In order to change for the better, you must first examine what are the things that seem to be going wrong at work or even within yourself. Once you’re clear what the root of the problem is, you can start making little changes to yourself and your work environment to get over this difficult phase of your career.

2. Pick apart the problem. Start by journaling about your work at the end of each day to help you sieve out patterns about your work life. For all you know, you might be engaging in a spiral of self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviours that drain some of your energy away each time. The problem may be caused by repressed anger about your job. Writing about it helps you vent your frustrations and keep your stress in check.

3. Are you sabotaging yourself? An all too common phenomenon is the fear of success where people find excuses not to accept new challenges because they are afraid to change. Ask yourself if you’ve missed out numerous opportunities for you to take one step up in your career because of such an irrational fear. If you realize that the problem actually lies with your doubts about your own capability, work them out and you just might get the much needed self-actualization to feel passionate about your work once more.

4. Find new meaning. One possibility as to why you are no longer passionate about your work could be that what lured you into it several years ago no longer attracts you now. This is not unusual since our priorities change as we enter different phases of life. Nevertheless, there are many aspects of work which one can be passionate about.

For instance, a web developer may start off his or her career with a specific interest in the programming of web pages, but gradually switch to become a trainer for future developers. The love for web development remains, but the focus has now shifted from doing the actual developing to imparting knowledge and experience to new bloods. In other words, work can form new meanings as people take on different roles within their field of expertise.

5. Find your new love. Consider then, what are the things that you value now? Are you now thinking about how you can apply your top-notch skills to make a difference in other people’s lives? Maybe you have a fix for an industry-wide problem and you feel that you are obliged to plug the gap by promoting the solution. If you’re still not sure what missing in your work right now, experiment with different areas of your work to find out which aspect of it keeps you enthusiastic and motivated.

6. Think long-term. In every job, there are bound to be the things we love to do and the things we loathe. Unfortunately, in many instances, the latter takes up a significant portion of our time and energy in our day-to-day work. We all have our paperwork and housekeeping to deal with, and we often engage in "fire-fighting", or the dealing of urgent matters at hand and the handling of crises as they occur. When such "fire-fighting" phase is sustained for too long, we typically experience a burnout. The solution is to realign our purpose and role in our job and not be too caught up by these miscellaneous issues that do not form the core of your work. It helps if we are able to recognize the long-term vision or goals which we are trying to achieve.

7. View under a different light. Instead of mindlessly clearing the monotonous tasks which we are obliged to do every day, think about how these hassles relate to the long-term goals. Once you can understand that these are the stepping stones to what you truly want to achieve and love doing, you will find that such suffering is not only more bearable, but even pleasant to endure. This is when you regain your passion for your work to help you see that the small stuff are not worth sweating over and not allow them to puncture your passion further.

8. Delegate. An alternative way to deal with the stuff which you hate to do is to delegate them to other people in your team who may otherwise do a better job. This will be easier if you are a boss yourself and have a couple of subordinates at your expense to handle those tedious and menial tasks like forms, filing and other administrative matters.

If you’re working solo as a freelancer of sort, you might consider hiring part-timers or contract employees to help you manage your accounts, for instance. Note that delegating work also means that you are transferring some of your responsibility to people who are probably less familiar with the work than you are and are thus more prone to mistakes. But you will be able to distribute your workload and channel your energy to work that matters more to you.

For the rest of you who work in a team and do not have the luxury of having employees under your charge, discuss with your supervisor or team members on how best to utilize your strengths by delegating what you’re weak at to other members.

True, it still depends on the complex group dynamics and the amount of trust the team members have for each other, but there’s no doubt that any teams will function better if each of the members are able to contribute by doing what they do best.

When you sell the idea in this manner, the team will more likely to buy it and work something out. There will still be certain tasks that nobody likes doing, but at least it should, hopefully, now go to the people who are better at them and dislike them least!

9. Take a vacation. Even if you love your work to bits, you are not invulnerable to the physiological and psychological effects of stress. Prolonged stress depletes the resources in your body, weakens your immune system and eventually manifests itself in physical illnesses and mental breakdowns. It’s hard for anyone to keep up with what they enjoy doing if they are in poor health, and such lack of energy and motivation will gradually lead to a loss of interest for their work.

10. Challenge yourself. On one end of the spectrum, you can get too stressed out by work that you start losing your passion for it. At the other end, work can get too routine that you no longer find it interesting. The key then, is to find the right balance. The optimal state of mind is attainable when the challenge is just right, neither too difficult nor too easy. Also known as "flow", this state of mind is when one can be completely focus and thoroughly enjoy the task assigned.

11. Try to mix it up. Many a time, people start getting tired of what they do because they keep doing the same thing over and over again. You realize you are just going through the motions and your work loses meaning. You can stimulate your mind a little by just breaking away from these routines to explore and experiment with different ways of doing your job.

Try to think about how you can improve certain areas of your work or even your organization and see if you can get back some enthusiasm. Alternatively, try asking your boss for new projects and assignments or seek them out yourself if you work alone.

Unless you prefer taking it slow with your career, don’t let the fear of success hold you back from taking up new challenges. Often times you do not even have to wait until you complete them to feel the satisfaction. The kick and curiosity you have when dealing with something novel might just be enough for you to restore your passion for the job.

12. Draw strength from the community. Once you start losing interest in your work, you keep to yourself more and that lack of social interaction makes you feel even worse about your job. Instead of shutting yourself out, make that extra effort to talk to the people around you, including folks from other departments in your organization or anyone else within the industry. Developing friendships at work translates to happier workers and better productivity. If you currently do not have a close friend at work whom you can confide in about your loss of passion, engaging in networking may help you get one.

Remind Yourself What You Really Love

Sometimes we tend to get too preoccupied with all our deadlines and "fire-fighting" that we just forget what draws us to our work in the first place. Just as we should always find time to smell the roses and appreciate the little blessings we have in our lives, we should also make it a habit to notice all the lovely things about our job.

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Gloria Bailey
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Are you in Indianapolis Indiana

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Michelle Mitchell
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Great article! Thank you.

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In between jobs

Everyday is obstacle find your passion and never settle.

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Mariah Bliss
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So true, Lizette! It's important to rise above it all. Is there anything the community can do to help with your job search? Let us know!

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Thoughts on interview bragging

The interview is all about highlighting your talents and skills in a way that the potential employer understands how you will help him/her achieve success as they define it -- in the role and in the company. But it can be hard for to hit the right balance of bragging without turning off the interviewer. For your consideration, here are some good thoughts on this by the Chief Scientist at Manpower Group. #interview #brag #talent #passion https://hbr.org/2017/12/how-to-highlight-your-talents-in-a-job-interview-without-showing-off?utm_campaign=hbr&utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social

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Deanna Paine
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This is awesome thank you!

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What are you Passionate about?

You can have the most impressive resume and be the best candidate for the job, however, if you lack passion - it can hurt your chances. Whether it's being quiet, not specifying how you contributed to projects on your resume or you didn't display the effusiveness they were used to seeing in strong candidates.

Demonstrating passion is not only the predictor of a great job candidate, but this trait is also referenced by hiring managers as feedback. It's important to figure out how to convey what matters to you most.

Start with why Your resume will tell a long list of what you did. Not why. Why you chose that activity? And the impact of your work.

Discuss where you invest extra time A suitable candidate is expected to be smart, work hard, and get results. An exceptional candidate tells interviewers when and where he went above and beyond.

Share your hobbies When you're passionate about something, it tends to spill over into other aspects of your life.

Talk about where you've worked for free Passion and belief can lead you to work on something even when it's not part of your job or hobby.

Don't get overlooked during your next job interview because you don't display the kind of full-throated, table-thumping behaviors companies tend to equate with passion. Help employers see the commitment underlying your actions and words. Show them that passion comes in different forms and yields impressive results - the kind of results you've already nailed.

Remember - Passion is energy. Let people feel your power from what excites you.

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Steven Ransom
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When a person opens their mind to the possibilities, objectively analyze information, they will be able to perceive great truths that have been overlooked. Thanks for sharing! Stephanie K

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Matt Bornhorst
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Passion is energy - and I think by talking about things you love or that really interest you, that energy is displayed in both your verbal and non verbal communication during an interview. Especially to managers who have interviewed tons of candidates.

Thanks for sharing Stephanie K - this is valuable advice for everyone, not just those on the job search!

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