Posts Tagged 'disabilityemployment'

Finding Work In A Competitive Market

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LOOKING FOR A JOB IS A DIFFICULT JOB! It requires one to work day in and day out to find work. It is called the “Competitive Market” for a reason. There is an enormous amount of competition, even for entry-level jobs. Recently, McDonald’s had a national hiring day to employ over 50,000 new associates. Hundreds of thousands of people showed up to get these jobs. Most were not managerial positions, but crew member positions and the competition was enormous. There ...

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Employers Are Our Customers Too

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FOR MORE THAN 14 YEARS, we have made and developed relationships with many employers throughout Los Angeles county. Our relationships are why we can produce 200 placements in two years, while similar programs could only achieve between 8 to 12 placements in a year. We are not gloating about our success, but we are VERY PROUD of the work we do.

In the past, some job-seekers have had a hard time keeping a job. That’s because many were not ...

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Do You Know Where You Are Going?

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When starting your career planning strategy, the first thing we explain to our clients is, to begin with, the end in mind. You cannot get to where you are going without a clear understanding of where you are heading. Think about where it is you want to be in five or perhaps ten years. Once you have a clear vision of what your career and life should look like in that time, you can begin to implement the steps needed ...

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National Forgiveness Day

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July 7th was National Forgiveness Day so let’s make an effort to always forgive the offenses of others and ourselves. July 7th and everyday throughout the year, many struggle with forgiveness in our personal or work life, it’s difficult. Polishing the Professional would like to leave you with the words of MLK, “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

Forgiveness comes in all different forms. If you are harboring negative feelings toward yourself about failing to take ...

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4th of July

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The Fourth of July is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Polishing the Professional hopes you all had a safe and celebratory weekend.  The state of our country has enforced limited gatherings so we hope you all had a fun-filled day full of food, safety, and quality time with friends and family. Also, a moment to pay homage to those who sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for our freedoms.


While spending time with ...

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Answering Difficult Questions

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If you are one of the millions of Americans who have a criminal record, a sketchy work history, or have ever been terminated from an employer, you will undoubtedly be faced with answering questions about your past. The critical question is, how do you successfully answer questions without jeopardizing your ability to get hired?

1. The first step is understanding what questions an employer can legally ask you.

2. Next, know how to best approach the answer based ...

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FIVE Resume Tips To Get Call Backs

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Your resume is the first thing an employer sees before they call you in for an interview. If it’s not appealing, you will never get that call.

1. Make sure your resume is focused on the positions you are applying for. A good resume should clearly present the skills and experiences you have that are most relevant to the job for which you are applying. You may have to draft several resumes for different skill sets and focuses.

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National Military Appreciation Month

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The month of May is National Military Appreciation Month. At Polishing the Professional, we are honored to recognize and appreciate those who served and continue to serve our country. Honoring the brave men and women of the United States military, and the family members who support them.

It’s an honor at Polishing the Professional to have helped veterans and reserve members, as well as military and veteran spouses reach their career goals. We ensure they recognize the value ...

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