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?

Employability, Hireability and Placeability ~ Got Ability? Need Proof?

Reading Time: 5 minutes To continue on with my post on getting level during divorce, I’m offering working definitions of 3 of my favorite ability descriptors which are: Employability, Hireability and Placeability Although my vocational assessment and evaluation assignments span a variety of jurisdictions and are designed to meet referral needs, the concepts of Employability, Hireability and Placeability remain… Continue reading Employability, Hireability and Placeability ~ Got Ability? Need Proof?

Employment Discrimination and Help With a Litigation Fix!

Reading Time: 4 minutes As a vocational expert, I can help sort out the consequences of employment discrimination cases in many ways and from “both sides of the fence”.  To me, this phrase means I will be fully instrumental to help serve your client without falling off and hurting the case because I have a full grasp of what… Continue reading Employment Discrimination and Help With a Litigation Fix!

Get Level During the Divorce Process With an Earning Capacity Evaluation!

Reading Time: 4 minutes As an Attorney, do you work with divorcing couples? If so, have you utilized vocational expertise to help level out the uncharted territory for your client?  My company, Vocational Resources Plus LLC, offers vocational consulting services, and specifically, an earning capacity evaluation will benefit parties in a divorce in many ways. Whether employed, unemployed or… Continue reading Get Level During the Divorce Process With an Earning Capacity Evaluation!

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

Vocational Evaluators: 3 Roles in 1. Germs, Competitors, and a Shredder Help!

Reading Time: 3 minutes In my Iowa State Days and into the Fall of 1994, one course I recall quite well was Microbiology. Here I am, a new mother, messing around in a laboratory with germs. Okay, microbiology is better defined as “The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms.” Luckily I… Continue reading Vocational Evaluators: 3 Roles in 1. Germs, Competitors, and a Shredder Help!

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!

The Skills of a Football Player and a Fantasy!

Reading Time: 4 minutes [Original Post Date: Oct 8, 2012] Randy and I got back from Kansas City last night, after spending the weekend in Missouri. Once again, in comparison to the people we encountered in Chicago a few weeks ago, I found locals clad in red to be quite friendly! We went to yesterday’s Chiefs game.  It was… Continue reading The Skills of a Football Player and a Fantasy!

I Agree, Whatever Makes You Happy You Put in Your World! How About a Chocolate Long John!

Reading Time: 4 minutes As I wrote about last week, Randy received the 2015 Alternative Educator of the Year! At the April 21, 2015 Des Moines Public School District Board Meeting he received recognition. Randy endured quite a bit of silliness and a lot of congratulations from his co-workers at Scavo High School about this “award” but all in all, be… Continue reading I Agree, Whatever Makes You Happy You Put in Your World! How About a Chocolate Long John!

Creative Cover Letters Entice Your Reader

Reading Time: 3 minutes I decided from my last blog (so many choices!) to write about me looking for temporary work…. Last year, I applied for a temporary part-time academic counselor position at DMACC. The position was focused on young “at-risk” students. I share my cover letter (which wanted the applicant to address certain characteristics or skills in the cover… Continue reading Creative Cover Letters Entice Your Reader