Importance of your job search!Written by Paul Debognies
Importance of your job search by Paul Debognies More Details at: http://www.career-builder-information.com
Importance of your job search Copyright 2004 by Paul Debognies / Career Builder Information So that you can decide just how critical your job hunt is in your total life scheme, let's put a kind of frame around importance of effort ahead. Reflect on it. A job is not just a job. Half of you waking hours are devoted to it. Its quality ramifies through all other aspects of your life. It determines your productivity and how far you will go in achieving full self-realization. It governs your happiness, happiness of your family, where you live, and how well. The quality of job you land now will inevitably affect quality of your next one. It will even determine kind of education and opportunities your children will have and, consequently, their future prospects. Not to mention whether your retirement years will be beautiful or bleak. With all that and so much more hanging on outcome, good sense says you should proceed with your job-finding campaign as though your life depends on it. In fact, most of it does. When you get right down to it, aiming for a really good job doesn't require more effort than setting your sights on a poor one. And aiming high leaves you in far better control of outcome. Consequently, it is plainly your duty - your duty to yourself, your family, your new employer, even to society – to proceed with your job search in ways that will produce work as close as possible to peak of your abilities and at highest possible pay. Yet, few job seekers – even though their careers, their lives, are on line – sense that such urgent considerations require a carefully planned approach. And, unhappily, it is generally not in interest of people who know better – employment agencies and other applicant services – to show them a better way. So that you will know what to avoid and strong advantage you will have if you plans your approach, it is important to understand this: Most people – and that includes others who want job you want – do a very poor job of job finding. In absence of adequate guidance, their only alternative is to cast about in job market while painfully learning lessons by trial and error that have already been painfully learned, at least in some small parts, by tens of millions of applicants before them – at a great cost of time, money, morale, and employment. Virtually all make critical – and entirely avoidable – mistakes, mistakes that delay day when they are hired. Now perhaps you are one of many recent unfortunate who have been downsized by their company, or maybe you are beginning a job search so you can enhance your career. Which ever case may be, looking for employment in today's highly competitive job market is not easy. There are so many good candidates competing for same position today, that landing your "dream job" is becoming more and more difficult. That being case, when an opportunity arises where you are called to go on job interviews, you need to be ready, and fully prepared. The employment interview is by far, single most important step in landing a job. So, you have to be sure that you do well when answering tough interview questions, because if you don't, you will not get a second chance.
10 Reasons to Appreciate TeachersWritten by Susan Dunn, MA Psychology, Emotional Intelligence Coach
For National Teacher Appreciation Week, and every other week of year, here are ten reasons why I appreciate certain teachers I had.
If you appreciate a teacher, let him or her know!
1. Mr. Thompson, my first-year Latin teacher.
He taught me to question! To use my brain and not allow myself to be spoon-fed. He told us verbs were conjugated one way on Monday, and then introduced other way on Tuesday, saying, "And now you're saying, 'My teacher has lied to me.' Well, they do!" It kept me on my toes, so to speak, and brought me into real world where rules don't always apply and tricky things can happen.
2. Dr. Drake, my third-year Latin teacher.
Taught me how much I respect someone who stands for something and enforces it. The students had been picking on a girl I'll call Clara. Dr. Drake sent her from class one day on an errand, and gave us a lecture about how people were going to be treated in her classroom. I can still see her pacing floor, making her point. Things changed for Clara after that ... and for me.
3. Mrs. English, my high school English teacher.
She cared enough to notice I was goofing off and called me on it, teaching me to respect myself. She refused to accept half-a**** paper I had turned in, saying it was nowhere near what I was capable of producing, and told me to do it over.
4. Dr. Harriet Sheridan, college professor who taught me Principles of Teaching.
Dr. Sheridan gave me a role model for how a woman can live a balanced life. At time, few women were working outside home. She had a Ph.D. and taught full-time at college, and also had 2 children. She invited us to her home often enough for me to see she was excellent at both.
5. Dr. Owen Jenkins, college English professor.
Taught me how to reason. And also that when you have self-confidence you can be warm and funny. Brilliant, he was also very funny. He taught senior Logic Seminar. No quarters!