Natalie Brown
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I am becoming discouraged

Hello everyone,

I graduated with my bachelors in Hospitality Management, I'm great with customer service, and excel with working in a group or reaching any goal. Unfortunately, I am unable to find something that makes me excited or something I feel I can grow into. I worked hard for my degree and I don't want to feel like i'm settling for the sake of work. I'm willing to learn new things and get out of my comfort zone as long as its going in a positive direction. Any help would be appreciated.

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Debra Andrews

Natalie - I think you might need to spend a little time thinking about what it is you really want to do. Make a list of the thing you would enjoy, and then think of some jobs within that area that you could do. Once you figure that out, you then have a basis for finding jobs that would be good for you. Then just make sure you're applying frequently and following up on them. Show them your initiative and you may find more things start coming your way. Hope that helps you!

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FRANK GONZALEZ

Hey Natalie, getting your B.A. is the first step. You now have to find where you fit. The skills you will bring to an organization will EVENTUALLY make you and take you where you want to be. Just remember any related job you take will only add a skill to the tool box. Another thing, staying in a "comfort zone" is no different than being in a rut, growth equals levels of discomfort and even pain, do not fear the unknown embrace it, your confidence will grow and again your building on the foundation of higher education. So step out and step up, besides your from Brooklyn so get on with it. Good luck, peace.

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George Schippers

I know that feeling. I studied hard for my degree in Therapeutic Massage I graduated WITH HONORS. Yet, when I began the hunt, people wanted to hire me as an Aide or Tech. I held out. I worked hard. I did the time. I AM A THERAPIST! not an aide, nor a tech.

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Natalie: Are you wanting to work in hotels? Have you considered working for Disney or a Timeshare group? Have you made a list of the top 25-50 companies that you would want to work for? Have you used REFERENCE USA through your local library to research companies that you want to work for? Have you inquired when they aren't hiring? Do you know when the time to find a hospitality job is best? Do you have any skills working in the wedding industry, planning big events, any interest to either of these?

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Pamela Josey

You may have to do vounlenteer work.. I know I'm in the same boat. but I have been very successful in my home business to wear I may not have to work at all. I do some openings if you would like to join my team and what we do is try and promote health and wellness products.. if you would like to know more you can email me at joseyp2014@gmail.com or follow me on Facebook: Sweetheat2006 also on twitter joseywraps.

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Edith Nevis

Spiritual growth through the levels and seasons of life … By His Grace

By Edith Nevis Contributing Writer Published: Friday, August 12, 2016 at 6:01 a.m. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” – Acts 17:26 (NIV)

Our lives have been fashioned by God with a beginning, middle and ending, already in existence before we were created (Jeremiah 1:5).

Through the Master's plans you and I are to experience different levels in life; which requires each of us to be continuously stretch and redefine spiritually. Neither man nor woman came into existence already perfected (excellent or complete, without flaws and shortcomings) except for Jesus Christ our Lord.

To fully appreciate the journey God has predestined, you must be willing to change within each spiritual season; which follows personal as well as professional growth.

Most individuals conduct their lives in the state of comfort and what is familiar.

Changes in all areas of our intimate space (home, work) are prohibited.

Why?

It mandates you and I to loosen what's deemed safe while discovering something recently unexplored. Our talents and gifts within the Lord are unveiled during personal edification (improvement morally, educationally and spiritually) and accompanies over time additional responsibilities and elevated position within our divine purpose.

One of my personal levels of experiences was of my faith.

If you would've mentioned years ago I would become a columnist for a major publication, ministering to a large number of readers on a weekly basis, I would have said you're mistaken. Not that it was implausible but more so how will it be accomplished?

I, like so many others, subconsciously (without awareness you are doing so) focus on my personal deficiency (education, career, health, skills) and less on my capability. Throughout my childhood, writing was never my strong point. I could formulate the words but to achieve a legible sentence was a challenge. I tend to write the way I speak. Though my grammar was decent, I felt it lacked the professionalism required to write on a larger scale. Over time, I began to educate myself with self-help tools at the local libraries and sought the guidance of other professionals to improve in the areas of concern. However, this only came about when I was instructed by the Lord to share uplifting messages, which led to an online ministry and several books though my background is in Hospitality management.

I made a choice to take God at His word when he spoke, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” -- Philippians 4:13

The above passage is a “Yes, I Can” declaration that applies to all things in life. The word of God gives life to that which he has spoken. The word strengthens in this particular case means increases. God's children are to increase in faith, wisdom, talent, finances and family; for he is a Father of increase: "So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase." -- 1 Corinthians 3:7

Once I removed self out of the way, success was achievable in various areas of my life. And my family benefited from my obedience.

It is an honor to serve God and fellowship with each of you on a continual basis. The journey of my calling truly brings me joy. For it is written, “Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.” – Colossians 1:10 (NLT)

And then there are spiritual seasons.

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1

In the natural realm there are four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Within these seasons come dramatic changes. It's the same for spiritual seasons we all must encounter.

Spiritual winter for most Christians is difficult to endure, appearing lonely and barren and unfruitful. It's a period where your harvest from the fall has been set aside to sustain you during the uncomfortable months ahead. Beware: It's also a time where the enemy will cause you and me to stumble through doubt and fear. It's a season where you shall find rest while seeking a deeper relationship with God and planning a new course of direction for your life.

Spiritual spring brings forth spiritual growth, a rebirth and a season of breakthrough. Every day is met with a fresh anointing and a smile upon your heart. It's a season of transformation in Christ. This is a time to come into agreement and position ourselves within God's plans for our destiny.

Spiritual summer is a season to harvest the field for the kingdom, bear good fruit from your labor of love and stay hydrated within the word of God for spiritual nourishment. It's a time to share generously with others through your love and prayers. Don't slow down in this season; for the heat (the enemy) desires to scorch your crop. Stay diligent and on the course set by God; for in the autumn you shall reap a bountiful harvest.

Spiritual autumn unveils the maturity of your faith. It's a time to enjoy the successes and victories once thought impossible. You can look back upon your personal pilgrimage in life and in amazement witness how far you've come in your Christian walk. Yet, be mindful there is still much preparation required for the next season. Continue to grow and store up the word of God within your heart thus preventing starvation of your inner man during those winter months to come.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” -- Romans 8:28

Be blessed and continue to be a blessing to others.

— Contributing Writer Edith Nevis can be reached at 857-2200 or at edith.nevis@houmatoday.com.

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Michael Stock

Hey don't get discouraged, hold your head high; You are doing your best and moving forward not backwards remember!...Hang in there and Good Luck...Read My Communications blog!

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Jennifer Ghnai

Try applying with Sodexo they usually get contracts with hospitals and other industries as well l, environmental services and dietary management positions I believe it's an international company best of luck to you

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Jennifer Ghnai

Try Sodexo they're an international company they hire management positions for hospitality for instance the hospital I work in Sodexo has a contract with and all our EVS and dietary management are Sodexo employees

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John Davis

I was feeling the same. I was real good and could not communicate that to potential employers. What worked for me successfully was first I totally redid my resume. I simply went to google and typed in sample resume and my desired job position. That did great and I had job interviews the Monday after Sunday of redoing the resume. Also, I reached out to past co-workers that I had good experiences with and they had great leads. I found a job a week later. Good luck

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