Importance of your job search!

Written by Paul Debognies

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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 aroundrepparttar importance ofrepparttar 109371 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,repparttar 109372 happiness of your family, where you live, and how well. The quality ofrepparttar 109373 job you land now will inevitably affectrepparttar 109374 quality of your next one. It will even determinerepparttar 109375 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 onrepparttar 109376 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 ofrepparttar 109377 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 torepparttar 109378 peak of your abilities and atrepparttar 109379 highest possible pay. Yet, few job seekers even though their careers, their lives, are onrepparttar 109380 line sense that such urgent considerations require a carefully planned approach. And, unhappily, it is generally not inrepparttar 109381 interest of people who know better repparttar 109382 employment agencies and other applicant services to show them a better way. So that you will know what to avoid andrepparttar 109383 strong advantage you will have if you plans your approach, it is important to understand this: Most people and that includes others who wantrepparttar 109384 job you want do a very poor job of job finding. Inrepparttar 109385 absence of adequate guidance, their only alternative is to cast about inrepparttar 109386 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 delayrepparttar 109387 day when they are hired. Now perhaps you are one ofrepparttar 109388 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 everrepparttar 109389 case may be, looking for employment in today's highly competitive job market is not easy. There are so many good candidates competing forrepparttar 109390 same position today, that landing your "dream job" is becoming more and more difficult. That beingrepparttar 109391 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,repparttar 109392 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 Teachers

Written by Susan Dunn, MA Psychology, Emotional Intelligence Coach

For National Teacher Appreciation Week, and every other week ofrepparttar 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 introducedrepparttar 109370 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 intorepparttar 109371 real world whererepparttar 109372 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 pacingrepparttar 109373 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 acceptrepparttar 109374 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. Atrepparttar 109375 time, few women were working outsiderepparttar 109376 home. She had a Ph.D. and taught full-time atrepparttar 109377 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 taughtrepparttar 109378 senior Logic Seminar. No quarters!

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