Does Retirement Fit Into Your Busy Schedule?

Written by David Richter

Why do you work?

Stop and think about it. Other thanrepparttar income you derive fromrepparttar 136745 various tasks and responsibilities you perform onrepparttar 136746 job, are there any other reasons you get up every morning beforerepparttar 136747 birds do, drive your car in rush-hour traffic, get intorepparttar 136748 office and go to several meetings throughoutrepparttar 136749 day that have yet to change life as we know it, and sit at your desk going through allrepparttar 136750 things you need to go through that are a part of whatís been called, work?

Youíve been doing this for a long time. Youíve been putting up with office politics, with a lot of grief from your supervisors, peers and direct reports, and then coming home a bit less energized than when you left twelve hours earlier, only to face other issues onrepparttar 136751 home front. Other thanrepparttar 136752 money, what has been motivating you all these years?

Hopefully, you have been able to derive a measure of satisfaction from doing those things that have tapped your creativity and utilized a good percentage of your talents, capabilities and unique gifts. Hopefully, you have followed your passion overrepparttar 136753 years and associated yourself withrepparttar 136754 types of jobs and careers for which you have felt a lot of enthusiasm, and from which you have been able to experience tremendous fulfillment.

If you are reaching retirement age, it may be time for you to look at a retirement calculator, assess your finances, and review allrepparttar 136755 things that have produced your fulfillment. If you are financially positioned to retire, should you? It seems like a silly question, but thereís more to it than meetsrepparttar 136756 eye. I donít recommend retirement to anyone.

Learn How To Succeed At Career Fairs

Written by Nathan Newberger

This career article will give you some great tips on successfully navigating thru career fairs. This issue will quickly coverrepparttar following:

A) Purpose of Career Fairs B) How To Best Prepare C) Tips & Strategies During The Fair D) Career Fair Follow-Up

A) PURPOSE OF CAREER FAIRS ========================== Career fairs are designed to provide job seekers a way to explore career opportunities within a variety of companies at one location. Job seekers should take advantage of these fairs to be better informed aboutrepparttar 136712 job market. Career fairs must be a part of your overall job search process. Itís a great way to learn about job openings, research companies and practice your interviewing and networking skills.

B) HOW TO BEST PREPARE ========================== Its important to makerepparttar 136713 most of your time at career fairs. There will be many employers and even more job seekers vying for attention so its critical that you prepare in advance of setting foot intorepparttar 136714 career fair.

Here are 5 tips that can help you be well prepared:

#1 - PRIORITIZE Find out what companies are going to be attending prior torepparttar 136715 day ofrepparttar 136716 career fair and identify and prioritizerepparttar 136717 top companies that you definitely want to visit.

#2 - RESEARCH Spend a little time researching these companies;repparttar 136718 more you knowrepparttar 136719 better. Userepparttar 136720 Internet, library, etc. Employers love talking to candidates who are familiar with their company and business. It also makes you look smart. Candidates who are knowledgeable about a company come across as intelligent and interested.

#3 - YOUR RESUME Create and/or refine your resume and bring many, many clean, crisp copies to handout. This is very imporant!

#4 - APPROACH Create a one-minute introduction that summarizes your skills, goals, experience, etc. Practice this until you are comfortable using this as your opening. The career fair will present many mini interviews and you need to be prepared for this. Anticipate interview questions and practice your responses.

#5 - APPEARANCE Dress professionally Ė donít wear shorts and sandals. Use good judgement in what you wear and project professionalism. Bring a nice folder to carry your resumes and a notepad and pen for taking notes.

C) TIPS & STRATEGIES DURING THE FAIR ==================================== Follow these tips below and you are on your way to a more productive career fair.

- Relax and plan on spending time atrepparttar 136721 fair. Career fairs are not that frequent so plan your time well. Try to avoid standing in long lines. Go early if possible becauserepparttar 136722 first hour is usuallyrepparttar 136723 slowest.

- Always request business cards or at least get an email address so that you can follow-up and pursue leads.

- When you get to actually talk to a company representative Ė remember to shake hands firmly and introduce yourself. This is your chance to makerepparttar 136724 best first impression.

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