Monthly Archives: June 2013

NC believes that cutting unemployment benefits will push people to find work faster

Rep. Julia Howard expects that cuts to unemployment benefits “will push people to find work faster…”   Ms. Howard doesn’t understand the current job market.  It is easy for the employed to criticize those who can’t find work.  Many unemployed … Continue reading

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A week in review: the job search

I applied for 14 positions this week.  Of those 14 positions, one of them is a scam and I received one immediate rejection email for an entry level position. I did some networking at the beginning of the week with … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: The artist’s eye

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/daily-prompt-art/comment-page-1/#comments Sometimes I get fixated on a photo or a painting and can’t think of anything else until I find something else to get obsessed about. I remember taking my stepfather to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York … Continue reading

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The STAR interview

A disadvantage of working for one company for many years is that it is difficult for the employee to keep up with employer trends in hiring.  I have had only two interviews with recruiters who asked STAR (Situation, Task, Action, … Continue reading

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Heat wave

Monday was a nothing day.  There are few jobs to apply for on a Monday.  I ended the day sitting on the front porch with my cat Alex and chatting with my neighbor.  Yes, Alex is still holding on with … Continue reading

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Intern insurrection: Editorial

Friends have suggested to me that I offer my labor for free – or on a volunteer basis – in hopes of landing a job.  I’ve volunteered before. When I volunteered to join the Navy, I was paid a basic … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Morality play

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/daily-prompt-morality-play/ I can’t say that I’ve derived my morals from one source.  I’m happy that Mom and Dad sent my brother and me to church when we were children.  They didn’t attend church but knew it was important that we … Continue reading

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