Polishing the Professional


What is a Trial Work Period?

The anticipation of rejoining the workforce can be frightening. You may be concerned that you will not be able to keep up with your coworkers or that your disability won’t allow you to perform in a way that shows you are excelling at the position.

It is essential to take a chance and see what you are capable of accomplishing. You may surprise yourself!

The best part of beginning the Trial Work Period …

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Alyse Tatevosian Joins Davina Douthard Inc. as the Public Relations & Marketing Assistant For Corporate Brands

Alyse Tatevosian, Public Relations & Marketing Assistant, Davina Douthard Inc.

Davina Douthard Inc. has appointed Alyse Tatevosian as the Public Relations & Marketing Assistant for the corporate brands and products, including Polishing The Professional, Mass Appeal Magazine, The Job Search Buddy, The Image Cartel, and Davina Douthard Foundation.

“This year marks our 30th year in business, and we have so much to celebrate. Not just our tenure, but our ability to survive economic …

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To Work Remotely, or Not To…That is the Question?

Working remotely has beyond exceeded our expectations about the impact of a global pandemic on our professional life. Some companies find out that working remotely increases productivity by up to 15% while reducing absenteeism by 25%.

While many employees are finding it beneficial to work from home, others not-so-much.  According to a recent survey, 88% favor working remotely as they realize the flexibility and freedom to make their hours.

Do you have what …

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Denise Gardiner Appointed As Career Specialist To Help Build National Network of Talent To Serve Clients Across U.S.

Denise Gardiner, Career Specialist, Polishing The Professional

Davina Douthard Inc. has appointed Denise Gardiner as the new Career Specialist for the companies employment program, Polishing The Professional.

“Helping struggling consumers and businesses during this pandemic to find economic relief through employment is central to our work. Strong leadership for Polishing The Professional has never been more necessary,” said Davina Douthard, CEO of Davina Douthard, Inc. “Denise Gardiner brings the right mix of experience …

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Wage Reporting

It is the beginning of a fresh, new year—time to wash our hands of 2020 and all its misfortunes. Most people spend the first week of a new year deciding on what their New Years’ resolution is and how they plan to implement it into their life. But don’t forget! If you are currently employed and receiving SSI or SSDI, one of the most important tasks to accomplish within the first six days of each month is reporting your …

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The Number One Reason Why You Probably Did Not Get the Job

The number one reason why you probably did not get the job is:LACK OF PREPARATION!As a Recruiter, one of the first few questions I usually ask a potential candidate is:“What do you know about the position you are applying for?”“What do you know about the company?”“Why do you want to work for the company?”

The typical answers that I usually get are generic responses, such as:“Well, I don’t know a lot about the position. Can you …

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Finding Your Passion At Work

It has been said that if you find a hobby that you enjoy and turn it into a career, you will never work a day in your life! Well, while that sounds blissful, that’s not entirely true. BUT, you will have a work life that is more enjoyable than what most people experience in their lifetime. Finding work that you love and are passionate about makes the days that are hard, easier to bear. In addition, you will be …

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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 and …

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Finding Work In A Competitive Market

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. …

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Employers Are Our Customers Too

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 well …

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