Monthly Archives: December 2017

How To Choose And Launch The Career You’ll Love

I took a chance looking up what a school district had to offer for jobs. My image of a school was that it was only for teachers, cooks, and custodians. But to my surprise there were all kinds of jobs that fit many areas such as psychology, communications, computer science, speech, sports, and languages. And no, these aren’t teaching jobs either. I was amazed at what I found.

Teeth and Dental Care. Don’t let your dental health slide. Your dental health affects your overall health. At home, regular brushing and flossing with regular checkups and cleanings can keep expensive dentistry at bay.

Talk with your advisors and check out your college’s course catalog. There is a lot of information you can find regarding required courses and other major related specifics. Use the resources available to you so that you can remain well-informed throughout the decision making process.

Student jobs in your major are as easy to find as those that do something different. The first place to check is in your campus human resource department. Often they have a variety of jobs on campus that relate to a lot of different topics.

Again, do not recite your answer verbatim. Practice your answer before hand and ask for advice from friends. (Or, you might even ask for advice on an online job search forum.) If you are a college graduate, contact the career center for some job interview assistance. Most will even offer mock job interviews.

Get some advice from the people who are working in the fields that interest you. You could look online for interviews or interview some of these people yourself. Can you relate to these individuals or see yourself in a similar work situation?

TIP: When Mom and dad could not afford the barber we sought out a beauty school or barber college. Students worked on our hair under the watchful eye of licensed stylists. Depending on your income, a shampoo, cut and style can be free or just a nominal charge.

Career Campaigning? Spend Your Dollars Wisely

Lots of companies may opt for advertising positions in the newspaper – instead of the internet – because they won’t get crushed with a pile of resumes that way. Remember, there’s more to research than the internet! Your local newspaper can help you find jobs right in your neighborhood.

4) Travel Expenses -With gas prices today, even an interview nearby home costs some money, and depending on your range of your career campaign, the cost of travel may increase. Don’t discount spending your own money for travel to get the right position.

When you visit and sign up to any online Cal jobs board be sure to set up an email alert of new jobs fitting the criteria you specify, in fact in MPUG you should choose the Job Alerts tab, then fill out the form. The Alert Name allows you to specify a title for a specific type of search alert, such as all jobs in a given locale or that include a particular keyword in the job description. Once you’re done setting up the alert details, click “Create Job Alert.” Each alert will be included in a list that appears at the top of the page.

Update your contact information with email and phone Only use contact information that is completely separate from your companies contact information.

Get Help from Your University – Approach your professor who might have contact with colleagues working in companies relevant to your field of interest. Additionally, drop by the career center in your university. It holds all types of information you might need from available positions in different companies to insights on how to ace a job interview.

Don’t ever forget that you usually get out of something what you put in (that annoying “you reap what you sow” adage that your grandfather might have told you, while he was sitting with straw in his teeth and a spittoon next to the rocking chair). If you go to events on campus, keep meeting new people, attend lectures that aren’t even required (gasp!), and maybe even do some community service, you’ll find the whole experience much more rewarding. You’ll feel like a part of the community, instead of just a student.

We made a decision that if it was something that he had to have surgery for we were going to bring him home, by ambulance if we had to. We are more confident in our hospital and doctors that we are more familiar with here. That would be assuming it was something that could wait. They pretty much ruled out appendicitis too because the pain was not localized.