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Need a change from your current job, but not sure where to look? Or maybe you enjoy your work and you’re thinking about taking the next step, but not sure how. Find out what it takes, and how to build your skills for more job opportunities.
Over 30 years in the lumber and building materials industry . Started as a cashier after High school. Then kitchen designer, receiving manager, inventory control manager, general lumber yard manager/ yard foreman, assistant store manager,General store manager, outside contractor sales rep. All that experience and the algorithm kicks me out because I’m 62😡 #careerdiscovery #jobsearch #hiring #retail #wholesale #workfromhome
Heard this story in the morning radio about Noel Barrientos who became a realtor after prison. It was definitely an uphill battle trying to start a career while he was on parole. But he never gave up and took the real estate license test twice to get approved by the board.
Employment rates among formerly incarcerated people range from 40 to 64 percent in the year following their release from prison, compared with an average rate above 70 percent among the general population.
Is there any careers that you've heard people have succeeded with a fair chance? What would you like to explore?
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Portraits are my forte. I’ve painted at least one but typically two or thee portraits everyday for many decades. Exciting to watch my canvas development creatively expand and change right before my eyes… #losangeles #wordsofadvice #jobsearch #artist #arts #interview #healthcare #portraits #beenwondering #colorfulART #Impressionist #colorfulcanvas #painter #canvasART #multimediacreations #creative #modernART #ContemporaryImpressionistPortraits #SoulfulDesign #textiledesigns #fabricscoloring #Designer #DesignCreative #DesignProducts #DesignClothes #DesignArtist #Photoelaboration #ConceptualArt #ArtConcepts #DesignerImptessionisticConcepts #ArtChallenge #WallArt #Prints #ModernPrints #ColorfulPrints #ContemporaryPrints #motivation #careerdiscovery #workfromhome #stressful
I started out as a temp with 20 others and last one standing. Very hard to get hired at that time. I failed test first time, even tho I was doing the job already that was open. Obviously, that means nothing to state farm. Second time I passed test but at that point I was a temp for FIVE years! Then I had to have back surgery and I hardly took any time off, so I had much time, but when I returned they took all my saved sick/vac/etc and raped me. So i quit! Pretty sad when you do a job for 5 years mess up on their test and they laugh at you. Good luck, but I'd never go back. Upper management is heartless. KARMA
Companies do not just hire someone to perform a job. People are put in place to solve problems for them. And one of the main questions a prospective employer is asking themselves about a prospective employee is can they solve the company's problem. That problem could be they need people to fill basic roles of the business such as sales, marketing or accounting. Or they may want someone to help with processes within the organization. That could mean helping implement new software and training for example. Whatever the job, though, they are hiring people to be problem solvers. I interviewed with a producer/director of a documentary a while back. While I waited for my interview to begin, I heard her on a phone conversation that seemed to really frustrate her. It turns out there were issues with a part of production that she had delegated but wasn't resolved. Having overheard part of the conversation I suggested a few things that might eliminate the problem altogether and even save the production a bit of money. After many thanks for the assist, she asked me what position I was interviewing for. Since this was my first job in the film industry ever, I said production assistant which is an entry level position. She refused. She said she needed people around her that can resolve issues quickly and creatively so she can focus on directing the talent. She asked me to be the AD (Assistant Director). It is one of the most important roles on set because this person keeps the entire set moving, ready and on schedule. It is a very challenging job. I said I knew nothing about the job itself but she convinced me that I already possessed one of the most important skills, problem solving. In an interview, be sure to demonstrate your skills. Share your story of how you showed your skillset in an interview. #jobsearch #interview #advice
Everyone has their own story in life. How they get a job, how much they love it, how much they hate it...it may be the biggest relief in the world. But life plays nasty tricks on all of us. When we hear the words fired, let go, laid off, or vice versa, it can be soul crushing. Like a knife stabbing us or choking us mentally. And what happens after? The uncertainty of what to do next. It's easy to get lost in this mentality, but this will never last. There's always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Here's my story. Back in January, I found a job that I have worked so hard in finding that I thought was a good fit. I graduated with a bachelor's in Computer Information Systems in December and I was more than ready to get my foot in the door after studying for eight years. As with every new job, anxiety creeps in. I made mistakes, but I quickly learned from them. Of course, I have Auditory Processing Disorder and about 85-90% of the job was helping people over the phone, which was a huge disadvantage. But I carried on and tried to do the best of my ability. I informed my supervisor about my sensory disorder, which she didn't know about. But she did recognize my work ethic and promised that my training period would be extended. I felt relieved and confident that things would work out. In fact, it helped me financially to where I could I buy a new used car after dealing with a faulty Ford Focus and its transmission. Finally, I thought things were going my way. Then, a week later, April 1st came. My supervisor closed the door with only me and her, and she told me I was being let go due to complaints stacked up against me mostly regarding phone issues. That was the first time I've ever been fired from a job.
It's been three months now and I still haven't found a job yet. There were times where I was angry, rageful, bitter...and fearful that I would never come out of this dark period. It's hard talking about all this, and often I've asked myself what I've could've done to improve myself. Worst of all, trying to make car payment deadlines each month with no income. But like I said, this doesn't last. I took this time to reevaluate myself, what I can do and what my interests are. There's an online opportunity coming up for me, along with the possibility of going back to school, maybe have a book published one day once everything falls back into place. It's not easy, but you never give up, even when you feel like it.
And I know I'm not the only one on this blue wet planet. But never, and I mean NEVER, give in to your self doubts. Just because someone stumbles and falls doesn't mean they're lost forever. When you fall, you get back up. That's all it takes. And never lose who you are.
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