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National Forgiveness Day

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 …

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4th of July

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 loved …

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We Appreciate Our Postal Workers

We appreciate all of our Postal Workers . Polishing the Professional would like to thank both former and current postal workers for their commitment to delivering our mail rain or shine.We especially thank you for your continued services during the pandemic. You’ve ensured the safe delivery of mail while putting your safety at risk. We see you and want to acknowledge you today.If you are looking for work or polishing your soft skills, we are here to help. Click …

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Changing the Perception

Why is it some people THINK that individuals with disabilities can’t work in the professional world? In the working world, everyone must meet the same standards. Individuals with disabilities must present a professional image too!Training with a new client, the first thing we address is reshaping their thinking to understand that they are professionals seeking employment in the professional world. Whether they aim to work in a grocery store or an office, it is a business. Clients must begin …

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Answering Difficult Questions

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 on your own …

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FIVE Resume Tips To Get Call Backs

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.2. Focus on …

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Juneteenth- by CEO Davina Douthard

It’s been approximately a month since the murder of George Floyd. Despite the outrage behind his killing, countless others have lost their lives to racist terrorist. So on Juneteenth, in addition to celebrating, we must continue to fight for equality. I stand with all people who demand justice and profound, systematic change.Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated annually on June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the US. First marked in Texas on June 19, 1865, in the …

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Juneteenth: June 19th, also known as Juneteenth, is a day for African-American’s to commemorate the emancipation of slavery from the state of Texas in 1865. At Polishing the Professional we take this time to recognize the African-Americans who fought and continue to fight for equality and push for change in every avenue of life.Everyday African Americans are faced with discrimination in their personal life as well as the work place. It’s important to celebrate the success of employment while …

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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 Polishingtheprofessional.com. We can help you …

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LGBTQ Equality in the Workplace

America, we are so proud that we have moved another step towards equality for all! Federal law now protects the LGBTQ community from discrimination in the workplace. Last week, Donald Trump signed a Department of Health and Human Services rule allowing doctors, hospitals, and health insurance companies to discriminate against providing their services to the LGBTQ community. The Department of Health and Human Services would enforce sex discrimination protections “according to the plain meaning of the word ‘sex’ as …

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