Blue Collar Skills

Blue Collar Skills  While some assume that “unskilled” or “low-skilled” labor jobs also referred to as blue collar jobs, don’t have any skill requirements, as implied by their title, this could not be farther from the truth.   Today, I asked a blue-collar business owner what he looks for in a hire, and his straightforward answers may surprise you. Keep reading for the five things blue-collar employers look for in a hire.   Blue Collar Workers  I come from a family of blue-collar workers. My...

Core Resume Message

CORE RESUME MESSAGE One of the most common mistakes people make when searching for a job is not being selective and intentional about what information they put on their resume, and not having a core resume message.   Instead, they list every experience they've had and end up drowning out the relevant information that a specific job may require. The problem becomes the lack of a central focus. DETERMINE YOUR CORE RESUME MESSAGE  Your resume must paint a clear picture to prospective employers....

Companies Still Hiring

With millions of Americans filing for unemployment last week, it may be a surprise to you that many companies are still hiring right now – some are even hiring more than they were pre-pandemic!  Let’s explore some of the companies that are still hiring.  Communication and Distance-Meeting Companies  Zoom, Slack, and Microsoft are all hiring right now in efforts to keep up with the surge in online meetings and schooling.  Childcare  With many working parents now faced with finding childcare as children are out...

Objectives and Goals

You may think that objectives and goals are different words for the same concept, but there is a distinct difference.   Goals include your primary ideal outcome, and they tend to be broader in scope, and not specific in action planning.  Like goals, objectives are also results that you aim to achieve, but they encompass the strategies that you'll use to reach your broader goals. Objectives take into account the resources that you have at your disposal, add a time-specific element, and...

Determine Your Worth

This month at Vision to Purpose, we’re talking all about knowing your worth, and I can’t stress enough how important of a topic this is. There are so many lies and opinions out there that shape our sense of self-worth, and I’m here to tell you which voices you should ignore, and to which you should listen. WHO Does Not Determine Your Worth Before I tell you who determines your worth, I’d like to take a moment to list who does...

COVID19 and Your Future

COVID19 and Your Future: Where Will You Be 30-60-90-120 Days From Now? Do you have extra time right now? Being in lockdown as a result of COVID19 can certainly feel strange, and the temptation to binge on Netflix is compelling. But don't forget about your future. Where will you be 30-60-90-120 days from now? COVID 19 and Your Future What will your career reality be when the world starts up again? Will your career come back strong, or will you find yourself struggling...

Mindset & Job Search

Mindset Is an Important Part of Getting a Job I'll be the first to admit that many factors are entirely out of our control when it comes to the job search. Instead of discussing things we can't change, I want to discuss something that is completely within your control – your MINDSET. Positive vs. Negative Mindset Your mindset is the lens through which you see the world. When you have a positive mindset, you tend to react to situations positively and are...

Work & COVID-19

How to Successfully Transition to Working from Home during COVID-19 Work and COVID19? The current global pandemic of COVID19 is something most of us have never seen the likes of before in our lives. This situation brings with it fear, anxiety, and a healthy dose of cabin fever. Many of us are working from home for the first time. Adding to that already stressful transition, many of us have children home from school and spouses working from home also. While we're...

Rearview Mirror?

Are You Living in the Rearview Mirror? This month at Vision to Purpose, we’re focusing on personal growth. Many wise people before us have observed that personal growth requires self-reflection. Self-reflection allows us to observe and analyze how we’ve done in past situations. However, we’ve noticed that self-reflection can all too easily turn into an unhealthy dwelling on the past. Today, we ask you, “Are you living in the rearview mirror?” meaning, are you focusing so hard on your past that...

Easier is Not Better

Easier is Not Always Better When It Comes to Finding a Job! Online Job Search: How many of you have applied for a job online? There is no doubt that the Internet has made it easy and convenient to apply to several jobs at one time. However, easy is not always better. Did you know that Monster.com proudly promotes that they receive 29 resumes a minute? You can see their stat here: https://www.monster.com/about/. I am not a mathematician, but I do know...