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  • Preppers must prepare when unemployment seems likely
    Preppers should prepare when unemployment seems likely
    Although it is important to prepare for disasters that affect many people, it also is important to prepare for individual disasters such as unemployment. This article will discuss strategies to avoid unemployment, or at least to make periods of...
  • Questions about Creation
    Questions about Creation
    People always have questions about something. Some are good questions, others sometimes not so good. In Job chapters 38-41 there is a remarkable series of 77 questions about creation. God asked Job these questions, such as "Where wast thou...
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    How to successfully navigate a performance improvement plan: Part two
    In part one of this article, we discussed ensuring you understand what the performance improvement plan is requiring of you, including the importance of asking clarifying questions and providing your own data points, if relevant. We also talked...
  • In Defense of Job
    In Defense of Job: And Blaming the Victim
    It seems that every time you hear someone talk about the story of Job, they immediately dismiss his suffering with the verse,“For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” Job 3...
  • Know How To Ask For A Raise
    6 tips on increasing your chances of getting a raise
    Many people have a difficult time getting a raise at their job. It can be frustrating to work very hard and never see an increase in your pay. Here are six tips on how to increase your chances of getting a raise.1. Come In Early: Make it a habit...
  • A Job Search Can Be Tough
    7 tips on getting a job with limited work experience
    Many college graduates and young people have a very difficult time in getting the job that they want because they lack the experience for the job. Here are seven tips on how to get a job with limited work experience.1. Determine What You Want To...
  • Avoid or at least shorten periods of unemployment
    Avoid or at least shorten periods of unemployment
    The latest research indicates that extended unemployment causes permanent personality changes of a negative nature. These research findings were surprising because they indicated that personality can be permanently affected by external events such...
  • How to overcome age discrimination during your job search II
    How to overcome age discrimination during your job search II
    Some enlightened employers not only do not practice age discrimination, but also actually appreciate the skills of their retirement eligible employees. They have created government and industry programs that help their retirement eligible...
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    Nine areas of focus that can tell you if it's time to change jobs: Part two
    In part one; we reviewed some questions focused more on the company’s stability versus your own. The next series of questions are more specific and aimed at taking a look at how things are going for you personally in your job and within the...
  • How to travel while working full time
    How to travel while working full time
    You've read all of the blogs and articles written by travelers who quit their jobs and sold everything they owned just to travel full time. They live a nomadic lifestyle, jumping from country to country most of the time without a "home...
  • Negative social media posts can be damaging to your career
    Negative social media posts can be damaging to your career
    Most people know that negative social media posts can be damaging to:1. Job applicants.2. Promotion hopefuls.3. Employees who just want to keep their jobs.Now, as a teenaged female in Texas discovered, there is a new danger that can come from...
  • Teen was to start new job at a pizzeria
    Teen fired from new job on Twitter social media site
    A teenager in Texas got a new job at a local pizzeria. As teens tend to do, she got on Twitter and tweeted that she got the new position, but she should have considered her words carefully. She found herself fired after the owner of a Jet’s...
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    Things to do before you start looking for a job
    Before you embark on your job search, make sure to do the following 4 things:Reach out to your network: Did you know that a friend of a friend can help you find your next great opportunity? Many jobs are found through networking. It's also...
  • Fired
    Nine areas of focus that can tell you if it's time to change jobs: Part one
    Have you ever sat at your desk, contemplating your job and/or company and your future? Do you seem to struggle with knowing when it might be a good time to move on? Or, have you been that person heading home with a box of belongings, wondering in...
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    Why are you leaving your job?
    From my research, January is right up there with December as the months when most employees are fired from their jobs. Take note, my research means there were more than a handful of conversations with people from the company side on how they make...