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Izobel Puig
over 6 months ago

Any female drivers out there??

I can't be all alone! I have loved my experiences with Lyft so far and I have even driven at like 3 in the morning. NONE of my friends will even try it. I think they're scared. They tell me I am nuts. Here's the thing........you have to be smart no matter what in life and know that in your car, at the grocery store, on a train, etc. someone COULD harass you. Don't forget women harass women too. It;'s a sad truth, but this is life. I have been free from that but I am prepared to handle myself if and when someone decided to go that far no matter where I am. We shouldn't let our fear ruin a chance at a job we might love. I really enjoy mine! So any ladies with me???

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Jeanine Wilson
3 months ago

Creative Learning to Master Elementary Objectives

Children will learn if it is an interest to them and to make personal connections. There are so many ideas I can share that will make your child want to learn to be Successful! #education #nowhiring #inspiration #tips #tutor #teacher #youcan

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Jannet Barraza
over 6 months ago

Never give up

Its a little troubling when you have to look for a new job, and its daunting to have to wait for companies to call back, nerve-racking waiting to find out if you made it in or not, bit don't ever give up and always keep looking forward with a smile, because everything happens for a reason and the sun always brightens the day

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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
over 6 months ago

Are you looking for a job?

Check out the following tips to help you land a job this holiday season!

- Don’t slow down It's important as the holidays draw near NOT to put your job searching on pause. Employers are hiring NOW more than ever and there may even be less competition from other job seekers this time of year. Check out these [8 companies who are hiring] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/7e70975b-5775-5592-a21d-8d5e75f572c4).

- A perfect time to network If there is a holiday party or event when you can connect with people who can help your job search, make sure to attend! Don’t be shy either. Many people will be pleased to have the opportunity to pay it forward by helping you, especially during the season of giving. Consider making a [business card] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/cb795458-c78b-5403-abca-08908c09d94e) with your contact info so you can give it to the people you meet at networking events and holiday parties. You can even print this information on a piece of paper and cut it out. It doesn't need to be fancy to be impactful! Also be sure to have your [elevator pitch] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/b7253760-b4f7-5094-b148-b567e55aaaf4) ready so you can quickly share information about your experience and background!

- Consider sending a greeting card Who doesn't love receiving a card this time of year? Send a simple "Happy Holidays" greeting card to your networking contacts, recruiters, and to employers, you have interviewed with. It’s a great personalized way to reconnect with those who can help with your job search and say "Hey, remember me?" You never know when a position may have opened up, so why not? Make sure to slip your contact info in as well as tell them who you are.

Best of luck with your job search and remember to stay positive, and don't those holiday blues get you down! If you are feeling alone during your job search check out the great advice in Anthony Harrington's [post] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/8fe940b7-2617-59d8-b409-2b0b43c890c0)

Need some help or want to share your own job search tips?

Reach out by commenting, we are listening!

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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
over 6 months ago

Sorry, you have no experience

Have you ever been told this before OR felt that you couldn’t apply for a job because you weren’t experienced enough? It's time to change that!

Check out these tips on how to gain more experience:

1- Get trained Identify educational programs or courses that are reputable, respected, and more importantly offer instruction and learning that translates into real-life situations. This could be at a local college or even online! Lynda.com is a great online learning platform that I have used myself, and you can even try it for a month for free and take the courses that interest you. There are many others in addition to Lynda.com as well, just be sure to find the best fit for you. Online courses are a great way to learn something brand new or even brush up on your skill set!

2- Volunteer Not only is it fantastic to give back, but hiring managers LOVE to see you have selflessly given your time to a cause. It shows you are committed, you care, and most importantly you want to make a difference! It will also potentially help you gain experience in that field and build connections.

3- Shadow someone in your field Unfortunately, businesses do not always have the time or money for official internships, but some will allow you to shadow someone for a week or two to learn how things work in their particular business or industry. Send emails to prospective businesses. Make sure to let them know your intentions and that your presence will not be disruptive. Tell them you want to learn from the best ; ) Shadowing someone in your field of interest will allow you to build connections and potentially open the door to new opportunities.

4- Consider an internship Although you will be working for free for a little while, the experience you will gain (and later add to your resume) is invaluable! You can even look for internships on Jobcase. Simply go [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/jobs/search) and add your location and the word “internship” to find an opportunity near you! An internship could lead to future jobs within that company, so make sure to put your best foot forward while you are there!

I hope this was helpful : )

If you would like to read future tips and tricks please feel free to [follow me here] (https://www.jobcase.com/p/ashley.waterman8) on Jobcase.

Have questions? Comment and I will be glad to help!

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Leonard Williams
over 6 months ago

Just got a job

Just got a job at a company that I have been applying for for a long time, had to look through my paperwork what the job is. Im enjoying every minute of it so my advice is to stick with it and don't lower your standards.

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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
over 6 months ago

She found her job at 75 years young!!

Jean Miller is a cloakroom attendant at the Vidal Sassoon hair salon, drives the 25 miles from her home to get there, and is 92 years old with no plans to retire anytime soon! Here is her story from The Guardian.

"When I first came here, I thought, 'What on Earth am I doing in among this young crowd?' But I’ve been here 17 years now and I love it. They are quite a cheeky lot sometimes. There was a rule made: 'Don’t swear in front of Jean.' Half the time now, I don’t hear what they’re saying, but when they say, 'Oh, sorry Jean,' but I know.

My husband Johnny was the district manager for a household supplier, and I was a sales representative there for 29 years. I retired at 60, in 1993, but I couldn’t stand it. I now work three days a week, from 9am to 4.30pm. I am included on all the nights out. They are absolutely hectic. It starts off nice and calm, and before the end of the night everybody is swinging about. I’ve been at every night out they’ve had since I started.

Lots of people say I am youthful. I don’t know about that, but I have looked after myself. I take cod liver oil tablets every morning. I had bowel cancer 10 years ago and the surgeon said to me I had five years. I said to him: “Five years! I am expecting to live much longer than that.”

If you’ve got an interest in people, that’s what gets you out to work. I know I will need to stop some time, but it will be when I really have to. There’s no way I am sitting in a chair."

Go Jean!!! Remember, age is just a number.

-Would you rather be actively working at age 75 OR be retired?

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Natasha Stavros
over 6 months ago

Your attitude YOUR choice!!

We can either be positive or negative, miserable or happy, thoughtful or selfish. YOUR attitude in 2018 determines where you want to be and what happens next. Only you can make the choice, so make it a good one.

#Mywordsofwisdom

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Lynn Miller
over 6 months ago

Positive

Even though it may seem like you are going on many interviews and fiing out many applications, dont give up. Keep tour head up and keep positive. I was lucky enough to find a job after 10 years of looking for the right opportunity, I now have been working at Family Dollar for 4 months and have earned my position as an assistant manager position. It is all about staying positive and never giving up.

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Anne Moore
over 6 months ago

You’re doing an amazing job!

Sometimes it’s nice to remind ourselves that yes, I AM amazing. Maybe an employer hasn’t seen that yet or even said it to you, but it doesn’t mean that you aren’t. For me, I know I am amazing because I am an awesome mother and wife, a great friend and a pretty good singer...but mostly in my shower. We each have something inside of us that makes us great. Don’t forget it, even if NO one tells you, know that you are.

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