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Alright, what’s up you all?

     Today obviously is the first day of April.  I hope you didn’t get tricked too good, but hey, the day isn’t over yet.

     I just wanted to let you, my dear readers know the News Now category on this site is real up to date news.  It’s not traditional in the sense of reading scripts, copy editing, or following narratives, but it’s real and current.  I mean usually I’ll cover some sports, and you’re probably aware it’s mostly Pennsylvania sports.

     Journalism right now is wide open, and truthfully, you can turn on the television, or pick up a news paper and “read all about it,” but I’m coming to you live and direct, which is why we encourage more interaction from readers.  It’s all good.

     There’s so much happening right now.  Who’s on the job hunt?  Are you trying to find a career, or a part time job to make a few bucks?  At this point in my life, I know what I’m bringing to the table when I apply somewhere so my emphasis has really been on the employer and the people I could potentially be working with.

     If you’re bouncing from job to job, it could wear on you.  It could get you down, and the inconsistency could drive you nuts, but don’t let it get to you.  For those who really enjoy working and like making a paycheck, not working can be the worst feeling, and that time in between jobs might feel like an eternity, but shit does happen.  Make sure you’re learning from your mistakes.

     It actually took me a while to start figuring this out, but I’m starting to feel good about the way I shop for jobs.  If you notice an employer losses your application several times and has you reapply, or they say the’ll call you at a specific time on a specific day and don’t, then you need to consider if it’s worth your time.

     Think about it.  You take the time to update your resume, either you make a trip to the place to fill out an application, or complete one on the internet, and you follow all their guidelines for applying.  Don’t forget, you do this with an upbeat and positive attitude.  At the very least, they can hold up their end.  Perhaps, act like they really want to bring in a fresh new hire.  They did say they needed help.

     How about a job or career fair?  Have you tried one lately?  If you haven’t, but you plan on getting to one soon then there’s something you should know.  A career fair is a set up with like thirty or so employers/companies, and from my personal experience there’s two things I want to share.

     The employers/companies have representatives there who have tables with attractive displays.  Some are way better than others, and after making a few rounds, it’s easy to spot who put in the effort, and who just slapped something together, but the idea behind the table displays are to sell their place of business to you, the person who’s looking for a place to work.

     The reps should be positive, upbeat, and want to sell you a job.  They should want to sell you a job.  I approached one table to inquire about a particular place to work, and the rep behind the table told me to complete the application on line.  That shouldn’t be your experience with any company at a job fair.  You shouldn’t walk away from a table feeling like you could’ve gotten more accomplished if you stayed home and applied.

     A career fair is a chance for job seekers and employers to come out from behind the screens, and talk to one another, which is very important considering the way the application process has evolved.

     The second thing is to be conscious that the tables are close together.  If two companies you really want to apply to are sitting next to each other, you might want to speak to them at different times.  If you talk to Company A, and tell them you really want to work for them, and their company is really great, you’re going to look like you’re full of shit if  you repeat the same thing to Company B who just heard what you said to Company A.

Have A Wonderful Night

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