Congratulations to my Beautiful Daughter….She Starts a New Job Today!

Reading Time: 3 minutes As I mentioned in last week’s post, Arin was in interviewing mode. She found success! Today she starts her training at the Des Moines Public Library. My daughter, a librarian aide! I love it. She is so excited! It’s a part-time position, which the library does for all aides, that pays pretty good! She will… Continue reading Congratulations to my Beautiful Daughter….She Starts a New Job Today!

Alison is a Nice Name ~ Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alison stands for Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online. Alison is an online open source educational website that provides over 500 high-quality, certified, multimedia courses, free to individual learners and groups of learners. Open source learning is exciting! Alison helps the user to develop essential workplace skills. There is a plethora of choices. You can chose from… Continue reading Alison is a Nice Name ~ Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online

Reference Letters are Golden Nuggets!

Reading Time: 2 minutes A reference letter can provide potential employers or consulting prospects with an idea of someone else’s understanding of who you are and what qualifications and characteristics you bring to the table. Reference letters are like golden nuggets because not many job seekers use them!  As I wrote about in a recent blog on retirement from writing for… Continue reading Reference Letters are Golden Nuggets!

What a Week, Weekend, Life! Be Safe.

Reading Time: 2 minutes What a week! Mom celebrated her birthday on Friday; and my niece Taylor did on Sunday. Our friend Megan Sims had a high school gradation party (and she’s going to Drake!). Most of what happened over the past week was very good……but something happened on Sunday (Mother’s Day) evening that was very very bad.   Can… Continue reading What a Week, Weekend, Life! Be Safe.

March is Women’s History Month…Thanks Good Boys!

Reading Time: 3 minutes March is Women’s History Month. The theme this year is women in science, mathematics, technology and engineering.  My husband thinks he is his school historian, so here’s his take….and my additions. It took women more than 72 years of arduous struggle to win the vote (called woman suffrage) from the Seneca Falls Convention on women’s… Continue reading March is Women’s History Month…Thanks Good Boys!

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!