Why Do You Do Your Work? You May Be in Love!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hi, thank you for stopping by to read my blog post. What day and time is it? If you are “at work” or “on the clock”, I want to know something right now that’s rather personal. Do you love your job? Was that an easy answer? Let me ask again, do you love what you… Continue reading Why Do You Do Your Work? You May Be in Love!

Lifting at Work and the Power of an Ant! Need a Job Analysis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the past I’ve blogged about when my father managed a Culligan Soft Water branch. I remember watching the workers (like Gary and Big John!) move the 150# water softener tanks from the regeneration area onto the big trucks for the next step which is to drive to their customers’ locations. Growing up, we (my… Continue reading Lifting at Work and the Power of an Ant! Need a Job Analysis?

Job Analysis ~ It’s All About the Job, Not the Person, Dummy!

Reading Time: 3 minutes A job analysis is a process that will identify and determine in detail the particular job functions and activities, interactions within the physical environment, work conditions, requirements for a particular job, expected or desired productivity, vocational qualities, and the relative importance of all these factors combined. Whew!  To continue on, the process of a job… Continue reading Job Analysis ~ It’s All About the Job, Not the Person, Dummy!

Client or Customer? Both are Equally Valuable!

Reading Time: 3 minutes I consider the individual as the client, and the business entity (eg: an employer,  or a service provider, or a law firm) as the customer. In the case of providing job placement services, the client typically is a person who has already worked for a number of years in the workforce and is now on… Continue reading Client or Customer? Both are Equally Valuable!

My Brother Lived in Florida and Worked in Canada! Need to Highlight Your Client’s Vocational History?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Back when I wrote the I Changed My Mind post, I started to blog about my brother Steven John Patrick Henry Murphy Fred George John Prochnow.  Okay, aka Steven, Steve or even SJP. My brother Steve loved the 4th of July.  He sure loved the holiday activities and the fireworks! Water skiing was one of… Continue reading My Brother Lived in Florida and Worked in Canada! Need to Highlight Your Client’s Vocational History?

A Job Analysis Would Help You Win a Prize!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you been to the Williamson Pumpkin Paradise? We visited on a beautiful October Sunday afternoon and I was in awe at the creative produce! After wandering around in the fields for a time and looking at plenty a pumpkin looking for a home, we selected one. As I’m writing this, I realize I’m not knowledgeable about… Continue reading A Job Analysis Would Help You Win a Prize!

Happy 19th Anniversary Vocational Resources Plus

Reading Time: 5 minutes Vocational Resources Plus LLC Celebrates the beginning of 19 years in business! September is a special month for me. My birthday is on September 15 and I started my own business on September 15…back in 1963 and 1999 respectively! Please read on for information on Vocational Resources Plus LLC. I offer life care planning as… Continue reading Happy 19th Anniversary Vocational Resources Plus

Empathy Vs Sympathy. A Good Counselor is Empathetic

Reading Time: 3 minutes I blog about my experiences and thoughts on emotional intelligence from time to time and want to point out an important element which has to do with empathy. ~ Empathy ~ The capacity to recognize, understand and to some extent, share feelings (such as sadness or happiness or frustration) that are being experienced by another person. I’m sure… Continue reading Empathy Vs Sympathy. A Good Counselor is Empathetic

Being Nosey, Opinions and I Make My Point Clear! Job Placement is Hard Work!

Reading Time: 3 minutes One summer while I was walking around Gray’s Lake, I eaves dropped over a conversation two young women were having about tap water throughout the city. I was right behind them, ready to make a fast pass around…and interested in their subject! I’m not like Gladys Kravitz all the time! One thought Urbandale water was… Continue reading Being Nosey, Opinions and I Make My Point Clear! Job Placement is Hard Work!

Transferable Skills! Where to Apply Them Today?

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the context of careers and employment, “skills” are broadly defined to include a broad range of abilities and talents, as well as technological expertise. One could focus on skills related to communication skills (writing, presentation, etc.), computer skills, analytical skills, and any number of other attributes – some easily measurable and some more a… Continue reading Transferable Skills! Where to Apply Them Today?