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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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Choosing the Right Career

Choosing the right career can be difficult. Job seekers are motivated to work for so many different reasons. One should select which career drives them the most. Each of us possesses our uniqueness, and we all have individual goals. Listed are a few common reasons some people choose specific careers, find your motivation, and choose the right job!1. Income, Money2. Working Conditions3. Demands of the Job4. Staff5. Available Opportunities6. Creativity7. Goal Accomplishments8. PrestigeOr you motivated by the type of …

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Do You Know Where You Are Going?

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 …

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Developing Your Master Plan

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. So …

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