Happy Veterans Day! Thank You for Serving Our Country!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Happy Veterans Day to my dad Dick, my father-in-law Jim, and all the Vets I’ve worked with in the past and in the present!  My dad was in the Army during the Korean Conflict; and my father in law was in the Air Force. Thank you for serving our country. Over the weekend Randy (this post… Continue reading Happy Veterans Day! Thank You for Serving Our Country!

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!

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

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!

Randy’s Jobs….and Quitting Okoboji for Good!

Reading Time: 2 minutes December 30, 2012. Perhaps a meaningful day in Randy’s work history. The day he “officially retired” from Okoboji Grill as a food server. In a previous blog, I wrote about working in a restaurant. Okay, he quit again, making this the 3rd or 4th time over a course of 20 years working at the restaurant that… Continue reading Randy’s Jobs….and Quitting Okoboji for Good!

Interview Motivation & My Daughter The Hulk!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Original Post dated: 11-2-2012 In this week’s writing, I’m enhancing my blog from last week about job interviewing  and encourage you, if you are seeking a job, to study certain traits to create a positive image during an interview (or for any type of communication with a human)! But first, I want to congratulate my… Continue reading Interview Motivation & My Daughter The Hulk!

Your Presence is Key to Landing a Job…It Ripples!

Reading Time: 2 minutes The key to landing a job is how well you present yourself during the interview. Study these traits to create a positive image!  Presence ~ Your first impression is very important. In fact, it ripples through the entire interview. Do what you can to create a positive presence through manners, wearing the appropriate clothing to… Continue reading Your Presence is Key to Landing a Job…It Ripples!

Help Wanted. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Reading Time: 3 minutes A local business was looking for office help. They put a sign in the window, stating the following: “HELP WANTED. Must be able to type, must be good with a computer and must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.”   A short time afterwards, a dog trotted up to the window, saw the… Continue reading Help Wanted. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Can You Make Money? Save Money? Solve Problems? Yes! Then You’re Hired!

Reading Time: 3 minutes When I stay out of town or I can tell in a second if the water I’m showering in or drinking is hard. Hard water feels different (icky) and tastes different (ucky). When the quality of your water is soft, the soap you use in your bathtub, shower, sink, washing machine, dishwasher, and on your… Continue reading Can You Make Money? Save Money? Solve Problems? Yes! Then You’re Hired!

What is Job Placement? It’s a Professional Procedure!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Job Placement Can Be Viewed as a Professional Procedure The goal of the procedure is to facilitate the job search to locate a position that matches the person’s knowledge base, skill set, attributes, work capacities, interests, aptitudes and physical abilities. Location, work scheduling, level of earnings, benefits, opportunities for growth plus more are identified. Job… Continue reading What is Job Placement? It’s a Professional Procedure!