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Edward "The Howitzer" Alexander
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BE WILLING TO RUN TOWARDS YOUR GOAL! (Are you ready?) [IBYC]

SOMEONE WILL TRY TO BLOCK YOUR PROGRESS! (Get ready, that's part of life too).

On the "playing field of life" you're going to have people on your team supporting you all the way to the goal line. !!TOUCHDOWN!! Some cheerleaders, spectators, family members and friends alike. Likewise, some persons on the playing field may not see things the same. (Often, they just don't know any better)

In order to win, you MUST be willing to...

#1. Leave your negative past behind you. (Tell them you're sorry!) #2. Pick-up the ball off the dirt and start running NOT walking. #3. Look around to see who's supporting your dream. #4. Hold the ball tightly and step in the right direction and DON'T look back.

Listen, in reality this can only happen when you are determined... NOT BE JUDGED BY OTHER PEOPLE'S OPINION ABOUT YOU! If you are ready, then pick-up the ball and run "according to your faith." ARE YOU READY?

I Believe You Can...!

Target Audience: 3,000

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Mamie R. Brown
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Been Ready husband was very sick,the Lord took care of him now I'm ready to do what the Heavenly father has in store for me Amen

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Edward "The Howitzer" Alexander
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YOUR LIFE IS ABOUT TO CHANGE! (Painting Your Portrait...Now Live it!) [IBYC]

READ THIS NOW! (This can change the direction of your life.)

Millions of people have no clue about the principle of Paint Your Portrait...Now Live It.) As a result, how many people miss their mark in life? Be encouraged that "You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness ~Zig Ziglar

Your life can change, as you rearrange, the thoughts in the orbit of your mind ~ Edward Alexander

Things of the past are OLD, treasures of the future are NEW. As they come to life everything begins with YOU!

One profound principle that can broaden your perspective in life, is taking time and painting your portrait of life and begin living it now!"

Your OLD life may seem to be over, but your NEW life is about to begin.

If you're ready to live your NEW best life now, reach-out and contact me...TODAY!

I Believe You Can...!

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Tips from Todd- I have sent out TONS of resumes with 0 responses- UGH!

O.k- 1st you are not alone! Second- I can help you with some pointers that will increase your odds. First let me tell you about me- I am a Technical Recruiter with 20 years of exp. who came to this site during my search. The site has been so great- People helping people! Now that I have a position, I formed a group called- Ask a Senior Recruiter anything! You can read my other posts there (I think). I don't ever email people as a group or bug them and don't want money or anything like that- I'm just trying to give back my blessings! So, let's rock and roll! There are several reasons people don't get feedback from their applications- I will cover all i can think of. Sorry if this gets long.

1) Get a cover letter together! Something nice and generic- there are online examples.

2) You are shotgunning your resume everywhere and are seeking quantity over quality. So, this is a tricky one because actually I am not against submitting your resume for a job you totally don't fit. Here's why- because anytime you apply to a position, they store your resume in there resume bank, and down the road they will do a keyword search for a position you may fit. The downside is that you will probably get calls and emails for jobs you don't fit. But that's ok- what you want is activity. Example- I am a remote recruiter who works out of my house. I apply to CareerBuilder for a remote job and CareerBuilder has this cool feature that pops up that allows you to post to 'similar' positions. Sometimes with a click of a button I can then apply to 50 jobs! HOWEVER, a lot of those jobs aren't remote and I end up getting a lot of emails and calls for onsite positions. Oh well- no big deal- it only takes a minute to get off the phone when I tell them I only want remote- HOWEVER, my resume is now in their system! But I can't believe in my heart that that was 50 good applications and be let down if they don't pan out.

3) Follow up! This somewhat ties into the above. Here is the deal- today's online jobs are getting swamped with everything! The good, the bad, and the ugly. To sift through all of this takes time. Help them and you! So, do this- when you apply to a position that you feel is a good fit, always write down the position number (if they have one), send your cover letter/resume, and Google the local number if there is a local office or the Corporate number and write all this down. Call them that day a couple hours later or the next day at the latest- you want to show them you have a sense of urgency. When you call them you will get their front desk person- tell them you were trying to reach HR period- don't say why! If the person who posted their job has their name at the end of the job, even better- ask for them. When you get someone on the phone or have to leave a message, tell them you are responding to the job # 12345 and the name of the position where you had applied to and believe you are a great fit. That you wanted to check with them in regards to their interview availability!! If leaving a message of course leave your number- speak SLOWLY when leaving number and repeat it. For some, this part is a little scary but don't be scared- you are just making a phone call- it's not like they are going to come and arrest you! :)

4) Re-follow up! Make a call list of who you did not reach yesterday and call them today. So, everyday you wake up you know you have people to call. Call them EVERY DAY for at least 2 weeks and maybe 3 before dropping them. LISTEN TO THIS POINT- in 20 years I have never not given someone a job because they followed up too much but I have not given someone a job because they never followed up- it's hectic, I'm busy and sometimes people 'fall through the cracks'- don't be that person!

5) Where should I post my resume and apply? The most effective sites are CareerBuilder, Indeed, Monster, DICE (if you're technical), and LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter (these are the core ones I can think of. However, more is always better if you find others). You should post your cover letter and resume to all of these sites! After you post your resume; make sure you cruise the site at least once a week- and here's why- recruiters can see behind the scenes when you were last active- keeping your resume fresh and on top of the pile. Then start searching for what you want. Always keep in mind the 80% rule- if you are an 80% fit- APPLY! or as recruiters say- 'when in doubt, send it out'!! Then go back to rule #3!

This should increase your odds substantially! Please email me with any questions. Sorry it's so long and any grammar mistakes.

Happy hunting!

Todd Tolford

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John Huang
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Hi Todd Tolford ! Love this post and it is amazing to hear from a recruiter for an inside perspective. This is such a tough challenge for so many job seekers and I hope to see more posts from you about it. Thank you!

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Sophia Ritter
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Thanks Todd, I am 55 and been out of the work force for a long time, your information has been very helpful, and has given me the guidance and push I needed to move forward with my job search.

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A stressful #TMKIPSCO day

Estuve teniendo problemas en acomodar el shoulder en la linea #3 del lado A

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Terminated

I was terminated after 4 yrs of working for going to get a personal hygiene product out of my car, afterwards someone asked the manager responsible for termination what I could've done to avoid termination and he said#1 after I cleaned myself up I should've found him explained what happened, #2 APOLOGIZED, #3 promise it would never happen again...how exactly does one apologize for starting their period? How does 1 go to the eeoc about this?

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Hi Laura Burpo I am so sorry that happened!! I am also very upset to hear this and shocked/angry I believe that is 100% illegal to fire you based on taking a moment to get something ANY woman would need. You can read [this article] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/ga-woman-said-she-was-fired-for-leaking-during-her-period-at-work-the-aclu-is-suing-for-discrimination/2017/09/08/50fab924-8d97-11e7-8df5-c2e5cf46c1e2_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2cc87bf212a8) about a woman who faced a very similar situation as you. Find comfort and strength in it. No matter what you did NOT deserve what happened. My thoughts are with you. The important thing now is to move forward. You could consider speaking to a lawyer, but you also need to begin applying for new jobs and taking care of yourself! Please feel free to send me a private message if I can help!! You are strong and you WILL get through this.

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Edward "The Howitzer" Alexander
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE...! (Take Charge of How You Live.) [IBYC]

READ THIS WITHOUT HESITATION...This can change your life!!!

SUBMITTED BY SPECIAL REQUEST!

SIX (6) MAJOR DON'Ts FOR 2019:

Don't do it...Don't do it...Don't do it.

#1. DON'T...allow others to use YOU without significant meaning! #2. DON'T...allow others to waste your precious time in life! #3. DON'T...allow others to drag your self-esteem through the mud! #4. DON'T...allow others to dampen your spirit of enthusiasm! #5. DON'T...allow others to cheapen your self-worth!. #6. DON'T...allow others to steal your joy from your heart!

The best life to live, is the one you're living NOW!

Live a Purposeful Life...then, you'll have less regrets when tomorrow comes.

I Believe You Can...!

Target Audience: 3,000

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Susana Andrade
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Thank you so much! :)

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Find Your Future Original Content Series Post #3: How To Follow Up After An Interview

Our 3rd post in Find Your Future's original content series is here!

Following up with an employer after an interview is very important. Not only is it business etiquette, but it also shows that you continue to be interested in the position.

In this quick guide, we give you some do's and don'ts for writing thank you / follow up emails and notes. We also give you some tips on what to do if the employer said they would have a result by a certain date, but miss the date or forget to reach out to you.

The guide is here: https://bit.ly/2ZlQWsS

Follow us on Instagram using the link above, and follow our Twitter @FYF_LA

#interview #followup #follow #employment #jobs #hiring #recruitment #jobsearch #job #work #career #nowhiring #education #careers #recruiting #jobhunt #business #cv #youth #training #entrepreneur #findyourfuturela #fyfla #jobcase #resume #employmentopportunities #jobseeker

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Thank you for sharing Find Your Future LA !

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Edward "The Howitzer" Alexander
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ARE YOU SETTING YOUR FOUNDATON? (5 - Steps To Make Things Stick) [IBYC]

Millions of people fall-short over the minor things which prevents them from reaching the major things in life. (This is related to the job market.)

You have to set your foundation when you really want a job in this competitive job market. Here are five TIPS you can consider in setting a proper foundation:

5 - TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR EFFORTS: #1. Do you have a competitive resume? #2. Have you consulted an industry expert? #3. Are you doing your due diligence? #4. Have you evaluated your feedback? #5. Are you operating with a broad or narrow scope?

Let me know where you stand. because "setting your foundation" can be evaluated by what you're putting in place (as in the illustration below.)

Follow-me, let's change your results.

I Believe You Can...!

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Jennifer Silver
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Thanks for sharing

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Edward "The Howitzer" Alexander
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IS GETTING A JOB HARD? [IBYC]

I'm telling you the truth...

THOUGHT: Getting a job can be comparable to lifting weights. When you develop your perspective is to win, guess what? You'll win. Everything depends on your perspective in life.

THRUST: Here are four UNDENIABLE TIPS to consider if you want to win:

#1. You must be in the right position. #2. You must place yourself in demand. #3. You must be able to tell your story. #4. You must be willing to lift yourself your circumstances.

Yes, getting a job can be hard, sometimes you have to lower weights, stand-up straight and step-out smartly toward your goals.

I Believe You Can...!

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Elyssa Duncan
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Great tips! Thanks for posting, Edward Alexander

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Edward "The Howitzer" Alexander
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5 - DON'Ts TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE! (IBYC)

I'm telling you the truth... #Inspiration for Life

Each day you will either "walk by faith" or "crawl by sight." One will lift you higher, while the other will bend you down.

5 - DONT'S YOU SHOULD AVOID

STEP #1. Don't let your feet touch the floor In the morning until you say: Thank You! STEP #2. Don't accept the mood swings, develop your mood change when the chips are down. STEP #3. Don't take anything for granted, act like the little things matter. Because they do. STEP #4. Don't look in the rearview mirror of life, rather, look through the windshield of faith. STEP #5. Don't worry about what you didn't do yesterday, start doing great things today.

When you change, everything around you must change.

I Believe You Can...!

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Ana Hicks-Mckenzie
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Very good advice, thanks. This cannot be done with our own strength. For every don't listed, we need to ask God to give us the confidence. Discipline and strength to be successful .

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Edward "The Howitzer" Alexander
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Ana... This is so true. No matter how many other people we've asked in life and perhaps they tried their best. You don't lose anything by asking God for "cutting edge advice."

What's your thoughts?

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More and more employers are looking for the whole person in an interview situation. Nicolle Lamb of Lane Marketing shares advice on how to be “all you” at the job interview in the edition of Career Tips in Five: It’s All You!

Tip #1 Be Genuine – Everyone can see and sense when you are overcompensating and you think you need to bring some other energy to the table. Just bring yourself. Be genuine.

Tip #2 Share Appropriately – This is a tough balance. You have share enough so the employer can see who you are, but not overshare to give us red flags.

Tip #3 Show Confidence – How you come into the room, who you are and how you shake a hand. If you don’t have confidence in yourself then why should I?

Tip #4 Prepare for the commonly asked questions – do your homework. Answering those easy questions. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are you really good at?

Tip #5 Body language is key – Wearing things that build confidence, sitting up in your chair, and how you present yourself.

For More Career Advice Watch Episodes of Career & Networking Center at NCTV17.com.

#motivation #interview

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