Let the Pros Handle It

Written by Myrtis Smith


When it comes to looking for a job, most people takerepparttar Lone Ranger approach. They rely on themselves to figure out what they want to do, write their resume, prepare for interviews, and create a job search strategy. And while in repparttar 101879 Information Age, it is possible to do all these things on your own;repparttar 101880 real question is "is it smart?"

There are many career specialists available to assist you withrepparttar 101881 various aspect ofrepparttar 101882 job-hunting process. Below, we highlight career coaches, resume writers, and headhunters.

Career Coach ---------------------

What do they do? A career coach can be your partner inrepparttar 101883 job search process. They can help you decide what it is you want to do, work with you to create an action plan, and assist you with practice interviews. Career Coaches are great accountability partners if you are struggling to set and maintain goals. In addition, a career coach can stay with you find a job to create a plan for success in your new role.

Should you hire one? If youíre asking yourself "What's next in my career?" and you donít have an answer, a career coach may be a good resource for you. If you are able to create an action plan but have trouble following through, a career coach can create accountability and examine potential reasons why you aren't achieving your goals.

What to look for? There are lots of people calling themselves coaches. When looking for a coach, find someone associated with a professional organization or training institute for coaching (Coach U is one ofrepparttar 101884 more popular ones). Also, only work with a coach who will give you at least 1 complimentary session; this will give you an opportunity to see if your personalities "click."

Professional Resume Writer -----------------------------------------

What do they do? A professional resume writer will take information you provide about yourself and your previous work experience to create a top-notch resume. They have excellent writing skills and are familiar with what key words recruiters look for when reviewing a resume.

Learning to Shop Wisely - The Rule of 3!

Written by Nikki Willhite


When I was taking my Interior Design classes in college, in one of my classes I was given a special project. We were to go downtown shopping. We were to buy something for a small amount of money. It could be anything, but it had to be able to serve 3 purposes.

It was interesting to see allrepparttar different objects people purchased, and their explanations on how they could be used. Most of all, it was a great lesson in creativity and versatility.

I call itrepparttar 101878 Rule of Three. If you can find three uses for something you want to buy, it will never be wasted.

Our pioneer ancestors, who had to be frugal by necessity, followed this rule. Everything in their home was used, worn out, or recycled, and served as many purposes as possible.

An example of this is their eating table. It was called their Harvest Table. The wood was only finished nicely on one side. They did this so that inrepparttar 101879 fall, whenrepparttar 101880 crops came in, they could takerepparttar 101881 table outside, turn it over, and place their precious bounty of crops on it for sorting and cutting.

We do not facerepparttar 101882 same challenges as our ancestors. However, we have our own obstacles to rein in our spending. We are bombarded from every direction with temptations to overspend and go into debt.

One ofrepparttar 101883 easiest ways to waste money is inrepparttar 101884 needless, or impulse spending on clothing. Our society is extremely visual. We place far too much importance on our looks and clothing. Trying to keep up with fashion is very expensive.

However, with proper planning, we can keep this expense down. A few well-chosen clothes can go a long way. For instance, if you buy a dress, there is not a lot of versatility. However, if you buy a sweater, you can find many uses for it. You can wear it casually with pants, or dress it up with a skirt. It can also just be worn for warmth. It meetsrepparttar 101885 Rule of Three.

An object like a glass bowl has many uses. You can use it for food, either serving or preparation. You can fill it with fruit and use it decoratively on your countertop or table. You can fill it with potpourri. You can even throw up in it when you are sick!

Same thing for a simple basket. I'm sure you could come up with a dozen uses, from yarn to bills, magazines to food, floral arrangements to endless storage ideas. What could be more versatile?

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