Posts Tagged 'Equality'

How to Set SMART Goals in 2022 

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What goals did you set for 2022? Do you find yourself struggling to accomplish your goals? Or maybe you’re someone who didn’t make goals for the new year because you’re still trying to achieve your goals from last year. One thing that is certain, we’ve all recently experienced enough “different” to last us a while. Covid-19 has brought many changes upon the world. People are taking it one day at a time simply because they aren’t sure of what tomorrow ...

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10 Fastest-Growing Professions

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We are living in times where things are constantly changing. Change can be scary; it can make us feel uncertain. However, we hold the power to seek the good within the bad. One of the major changes happening now is in peoples’ professions. As we begin to heal from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, we start to notice the long-term effects caused by it. 

We all remember when unemployment skyrocketed. Companies big and small found themselves having to shut ...

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Strategies for Employee Career Development

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Are you currently at a loss regarding how to develop the techniques to use for career development? Or are you presently feeling trapped and unappreciated within your organization? Do you no longer derive any feeling of meaning or purpose from what you do for a living?  

Within the practice of human resources, we have often observed and counseled, questioned, and helped employees in and similar situations with requisite career advice. Human resource practitioners have developed strategies that can assist employees within ...

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IT’S NATIONAL HIRE A VETERAN DAY

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Good morning all, especially our courageous veterans. Today is National Hire a Veteran Day. Polishing the Professional would like to encourage every able company to offer veterans employment on this day.

Here at Polishing the Professional, we understand the obstacles veterans may face entering back into the workforce. We have a special program specifically for helping military professional that ensures the support of preparing them to enter the workforce. PTP will also help them find employment. Register at Polishingtheprofessional.com ...

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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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Developing Your Master Plan

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Identifying what interest’s you is key to achieving a successful job search and a successful career plan. It is essential to start narrowing down what you could envision yourself doing every single day. There are many fresh ways to map out your long-term strategy by honing in on your interest or hobbies.

For example, you like to sing and want to be a recording artist. That may be your ultimate goal, but not immediately available because you need money. ...

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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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