If You’re in High School or College – Read This!!

It was a long time ago, like 1999, long time ago when I graduated from high school.  I really can’t believe it’s been that long.  But, if there is one thing I want to stress to all of those in high school or college is the importance of interning.

You may have started to apply for jobs by now and if not, you will notice quickly that experience is always a prerequisite.  You will think to yourself, well how can I gain experience if I can’t get the job to get experience?  Here is where the importance of interning comes in and it can truly help you if you use it to your advantage. Continue reading

Surviving Layoff in the 21st Century

It was one year yesterday since I started my new job!  It went by fairly fast, if you ask me.  It was a major career change that I was somewhat forced to do which initially made it a little harder for me.  When I first started I felt overwhelmed because everything they did was different from what I had done in previous working environments.  I honestly didn’t think that I was going to make it BUT I’m happy to say that I’m still there, things are going exceptionally well, and I’m exceeding in all areas.  It took a little time though.  I basically had to grab a hold of  how they processed their work and adapt to new changes.  Change can sometimes be difficult but I’m a very fast learner so that’s always a plus!  Happy Work Anniversary to me!!!!!
Now…………..What some of you may or may not know is that I’ve worked in the insurance industry for 10 years (now banking) and in 2014 I was laid off due to the company outsourcing overseas. The company I was working for had been doing

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