With nearly 15 million Americans out of work, there is a lot of competition for just about all job postings. Those job seekers who want to learn and develop, are ambitious and have a clear vision of where they want to be in the next three to five years may find that a bottom-rung job may be their leg up the ladder. Even in those so-called “dead-end” jobs, you will learn something and develop some new skills, that is, if you don’t carry around a load of resentment.
For myself in particular, I hated to read for fun during school. Of course there were always the reading assignments everyone dreaded. On a more positive note, one of my favorite books during those high school years happened to be one of those "requirements." While reading To Kill a Mockingbird, my imagination played out the book as I read.
Thinking about this brings to mind those students in every class who couldn't read and even those who couldn't read well. I can't help but wonder how they made it or did they give up and not even try.
“Soaring tuition and student debt, the rise of high-tech alternatives, and a persistently sluggish economy have provoked a startling question: “Is college worth it?” It’s a question that raises many others: Must I go to college to learn skills I’ll need for my career? Is just getting a degree — any degree — the key to my future prosperity?
Well yes, there is etiquette that you should practice when you send email. Very few people seem to be aware of this but it can make you stand out from the crowd in a good way. We do know that all caps is considered shouting, but that is about it. Here are a few email dos and don’ts that you may want to consider.
Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the Social Media class that we offer in Workforce Programming to see what I could glean from an expert about this alluring online marketing that we all feel compelled to participate in.I was most intrigued by the instructor, Sarah Benoit, shifting the focus from marketing to creating a relationship.I viewed social media as a way to lure prospective clients to one’s business.
There’s no Place like Home said L. Frank Baum, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
So are the days of the house call over?
Increasingly they are coming back in fashion as more patients become more informed about healthy living and how to manage their own health care. Because of the new advances in remote monitoring, patients can be monitored and coached to health anytime and anywhere.
Almost all of us will have and do have a boss, or supervisor, as I will call them. But, what happens when you have a supervisor that doesn’t supervise – they prefer to avoid conflict. This is a prevalent workforce issue lately.
If the names sound familiar, they should! Not only are all of these companies located in Buncombe County, they’re all manufacturers either expanding their built environments, their product lines or both. The net result: they’re all hiring!