30
May
2012

3 or 4 Easy and Lazy Ways to Job Search

What are the 3 or 4 Easy and Lazy Ways to Find a Job in the 21st Century? Job Boards (digital), Newspapers and Networking, Unemployment Office,Know Thyself. Are you looking for a job? Do you know someone that is looking for a job? I bet you know someone right now that is either between jobs and/or is looking for a job opening to change jobs. Maybe that person is actually you!

I happen to be an expert on this topic. Not because I have any advanced schooling or certifications, but because I have lived through job changes and job dismissals and job reinventions many--many times over the last few years. I am actually a magna cum laude graduate of the school of job-searching Hard Knocks. My purpose is to pass on some of the knowledge and experience that I’ve gained from this. Maybe I can help someone, that you know, with their job search journey.

A few years ago I started going through this job search process. I decided to record my thoughts and experiences via a website. That website is www.eResumes4Vips.com and it was there that I started not only creating content for the general public but also started to use my own advice. Many times I refer back to the website when it comes to questions of how-to-interview, what to wear or eat during an interview, and how to get my resume out there to people that I want to connect with.

What I found was that connecting and networking in the 21st century was nothing like what I went through in the in the 90s as well as in the 80s. It was a totally different animal. Sure, of course we’ve got job boards Monster.com, and CareerBuilder.com and all those other giant websites. But it’s almost harder than ever now, to touch or get intouch with people. In many cases not only are people busy but they also concerned about their own careers as well. Many people have insecurities and are afraid to even share their knowledge with others because they believe that by sharing that will deplete them of the resources that they need for continued success in their own careers. How silly and absurd…Right? I found this job board tip information via a podcast on iTunes. Their podcast is called CAREER TOOLS. They also have a free membership site, www.manager–tools.com and the people that run the show and the site is Michael Auzenne and Mark Horstmann. It’s a very good site. I thought all job boards were the same, but I had no idea. I learned a lot by listening to their episode topic about job boards. The other job boards out there are called Aggregates because they pull in information from other sites. The Big Two are Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com. I learned that we need to create profiles on these search engines so that recruiters can find us. I did one profile creation yesterday…it took me two hours. The next piece takes us into a really nice smooth transition because there is another job board is out there called LinkedIn.com.

Today, Andre the EncouragentGuy! discusses easy and lazy ways to find a job the 21st century. If you enjoy the show, please write a review on iTunes or email me, Andre@Encouraging-People.com.

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27
May
2012

The True Meaning of Memorial Day

What does it mean to celebrate Memorial Day? We celebrate Memorial Day in America at this the end of May...annually at this time of year. Memorial Day has a dual meaning. We remember our deceased loved ones; we also remember our War Dead.

For a moment, let's focus upon the ultimate sacrifice as rendered by our Veterans that gave all in the pursuit of freedom. Many served as as a result of a National Call to Serve...the Draft. Some volunteered.

Many of our War Dead are interned in National Cemetaries. Arlington and Margraaten are two to name a few. During this time of relative peace and prosperity, it's hard to imagine the horrors of war--much less the answering of a call-to-serve.

Many of our War Dead are interned in National Cemetaries. Arlington and Margraaten are two to name a few. During this time of relative peace and prosperity, it's hard to imagine the horrors of war--much less the answering of a call-to-serve.

A few years ago, I got a small taste of the experience of the solemness of honoring U.S. Military hereoes that died in battle. The U.S. Army produced a traveling exhibit dedicated to Arlington National Cemetary. I captured the exhibit via Video camera and posted it to YouTube.

Please take a few moments to view this powerful video. Click here to view this powerful video---> http://youtu.be/uNAJNe8yN3k

To our War Veterans: Thank You for Your Ultimate Sacrifice!

24
May
2012

Following Directions Ain’t an Easy Thing to Do

Ever tried to put together a toy, chair, bicycle, or anything DIY? I have...directions were invented for 5th Graders. I hate directions--don't you. This radio episode is my rant about a 20 minute put-together that took 6 hours. Just like playing it safe and following directions with product stuff, Life Directions also is fraught with twists, turns, misaligned holes, and plans gone amiss. Listen to this short (12 minute) episode; email your thoughts and takeaways to Andre@Encouraging-People.com

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18
May
2012

Having a Fear of FEAR

FEAR...is 4-letter word. Perhaps one of the most Powerful four letter words in the English language. All have experienced fear -- some more than others. I recently had a fearful experience while crossing a bridge on my way to New Orleans. Fear like I had never known -- a genuine Phobia. Fear can be paralyzing; but we can adapt and overcome fear with the right tools (notice I didn't say Conquer fear). Tune in as Andre the EncouragementGuy! talks about his recent bout with handling fear.

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1
May
2012

Why the Trevon Martin Shooting is Personal

The Florida shooting of Trevon Martin, by the hand of George Zimmerman, is a National Tragedy. Not only do we have a young (unarmed) man killed in a flask of a moment, we also have a cold reality that racial justice and equality in America is an unrealized dream. This is a polarizing and defining moment in which all races of American citizenship should self-examine what's really going on here.  Bottomline: 'It's [almost] OK to kill black youth in Florida if they wear a hoodie.  Listen in while I talk about how Trevon Martin's murder affects me personally.

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