Polishing the Professional


What is a Career Assessment?

A career assessment is a type of test that helps you find a career that fits your skills, interests, or values. The evaluation consists of a series of questions that evaluates your qualities and talents. Once you have determined your strengths and weaknesses, you can now make the most of yourself and your career. There are numerous career assessments online that you can try for free.

Here are some free popular assessments to try:

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What is an Informational Interview?

You just graduated high school or college, and now you are on the job hunt. Scoring an interview can be challenging, but do not let that discourage you. Informational interviews are a networking technique that allows you to connect with people and companies of interest. Rather than dealing with the stress that comes with a typical job interview, the reversed roles are in your favor.

The Benefits of Informational InterviewsThe primary purpose of an informational interview …

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So You Finished Your Education, Now What?

You’ve spent the last few years working hard to earn your educational degree or certificate, and now the pressure is on for you to find work.

You believed that finding a job would be a breeze once you obtained your degree or certificate. However, since you had started your job search nearly a year ago, you’ve come to realize that it’s NOT THAT EASY! You’ve submitted your resume and applications over and over again, only to …

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Did I Make the Right Career Choice?

We often find ourselves at work dreaming of another career.  It’s common to feel like you’ve made the wrong choice.  You aren’t alone.  Know that you don’t have to spend every day just wondering “what if.” Whether it was the right choice at the time, you’re aware of your feelings and know it’s time for a career change. 

Now is the time to do something about it.  Unsure of where to start, register at www.polishingtheprofessional.com.  We …

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Forget Social Media and Get Social Again

Everyone carries around a secret weapon, yet we are unaware that we do most of the time. For many, this secret weapon is known as conversation, or better yet, “The Art of Conversation.” Our daily lives as citizens enable us to come in contact with other people regularly. Whether at the grocery store, waiting on a bus, walking to an appointment, or simply hanging out at a local eatery or mall, potential contact is all around us. Often, we …

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Ways to Spring Clean Your Job Search

Every year, millions of people set out to spring clean their homes and garages. Spring is also the perfect time to clean your job search image. It’s the time for renewal and clarity.

1. Clean Your Workspace AreaClear paperwork piles, file paperwork, discard unnecessary paperwork and organize your workspace.

2. EmailDelete or archive old emails.

3. Dust Off Your ResumeYour resume should reflect your current targeted goals and communicates what …

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Benefits of WISE

If you receive social security benefits, you may have heard of WISE (Work Incentives Seminar Events) webinars. These are free webinars that go over various topics that are beneficial to social security beneficiaries. They cover a wide range of subjects. Last month’s topic was Ticket to Work and the Path to Employment. You can register for this month’s WISE webinar here: https://choosework.ssa.gov/wise/


WISE is known to be held on the fourth Wednesday …

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How to Prepare Your Resume

A good resume is what will help you land an interview for your dream job. If you appropriately tailor your resume, you will hear back from almost every job opportunity. Before you start working on your resume, you need to outline your skills and experiences relevant to the job. Once you have listed all your qualifications, you can prepare your resume for your job application.

Follow These Steps When Drafting Your Resume1. Choose the correct resume …

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Comparing TTW and Regional Center Services

Polishing the Professional offers several different services to help our clients land gainful employment. Two of these services are at no cost to you. These are our Regional Center and Ticket to Work services.

Regional Center

Regional center clients receive work readiness training, job placement support, and long-term support through vocational services.

Work readiness training consists of our pre-employment training program. We make sure our regional center clients know how …

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