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A Brief Word of Thanks… Can Turn Life Around

As Thanksgiving draws close, I wanted to give a brief word of thanks, but was unsure what that word would be. While I am grateful for all that I have in my life, I feel the simple act of expressing thanks is something I am thankful for. Let me say why. My daughter has traveled … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Job…

Regularly I send emails to people on my case list to see how they are doing in their job search. A few days ago, I accidentally sent an email to everyone who was ever on my caseload—including those who reported having returned to work. I was surprised to hear back from several of them saying … Continue reading

REPOST: You’re Never Too Old To Become Younger

NOTE: Reposted in honor of National Employ Older Workers Week, Sept. 24-28, 2012. Today I decided was the day to update my Mature Jobseekers Workshop content. Most of the statistics I have in there are outdated and missing vital information, so I set the day aside to update it. On the last slide is a quote attibuted … Continue reading

You’re Never Too Old To Become Younger

Today I decided was the day to update my Mature Jobseekers Workshop content. Most of the statistics I have in there are outdated and missing vital information, so I set the day aside to update it. On the last slide is a quote attibuted to Mae West: “You’re never too old to become younger.” That’s … Continue reading

The Lost Art of Reading

  Yesterday I sent out an announcement to the jobseekers on my distribution list, announcing the topic of an upcoming job club. At the bottom of this two-paragraph note is listed where, when and what time the event is to be held. Half an hour later I get a reply asking where the job club would … Continue reading

Today’s Job Search -OR- We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

I started a new workshop about a month ago. I call it, “Today’s Job Search: -OR- We’re Not in Kansas Anymore!” (SEE my presentation below.) It was a culmination of information I gleaned from discussions with long-term unemployed persons, online research and personal observation of the labor market. The reason I developed this new workshop is … Continue reading

A Brief Introduction (aka. Who’s This Person Anyway?)

A good job seeker explores all available options to expand his or her network. The latest opportunity is online. As a career and employment counselor I should be exploring these as well. What good do I do if I encourage my job seekers to do what I won’t do myself? I classify myself as a … Continue reading

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