Advice For Job Seekers

Have you ever been searching for a new occupation and questioned:  “What exactly could I change to improve my resume and make it more special than everyone else’s”?   If you searched for the word “resume”, you would clearly understand that there is a ridiculous amount of information floating about. It is difficult to pick out what the correct and helpful advice is, but this blog post today is to make it easy for you to understand. I have it on good authority (someone who has scanned more than fifty thousand resumes and that talks to job hirers – including Monster.com) that regardless of how experienced you are, or what job you are trying to get, these are the rules that you need to know:

    1. “One ring to rule them all” may be true in Lord of the Rings, but “one resume to rule them all” is not. Having a cookie-cutter resume is not going to fly in a job market that is always looking for specific skills. You should have multiple variations of your resume – each one tailor fitted to the job you are sending it in for.
    2. Do not fret about how good your “objective” field looks. Most employers pass over this and don’t acknowledge – which is usually for the better. Sometimes the objective may even cost you the job (if it’s not what they want to hear)!
    3. List the most important information first, and do not waste any real estate. Put your awesome skills at the forefront of the resume, and include special experiences and outstanding results of your work. You don’t want to be too skimpy on the details, but sometimes having less is better than cramming every last space with words. Take a look at this cv format for a better understanding. 
    4. Don’t get too fancy with the fonts or design. You may think you are standing out by making your CV read completely in a fancy cursive writing, but I can assure you that many employers will be completely annoyed and turned off. They don’t have time to sit there and make out the words. They like the basic fonts. Also, many job listings are now submitted online. With many of these, there is an online ATS (application tracking system) that has to scan and read the document easily. Your fancy text may not be easily readable by the robot and may be translated with a bunch of errors.
    5. Show proof of your achievements whenever it is appropriate or possible. A lot of the time it isn’t that good to just say “I increased sales” anymore. People want to know the exact figures – “month A without me was $200 a day, month B with me was $2,000,000 a day!”
    6. There must be absolutely no typos in your resume! I’m sure you’ll be able to find some in this article – but I’m not the one trying to get a job! Check and double check for misspellings or improper grammar. Make sure everything is formatted correctly – get a CV design template if you are in doubt. Have someone else proofread and review it if possible. Even one error can be very costly.
    7. Get rid of any unnecessary, or possibly controversial topics – this includes your sexual orientation, your religion. or your political beliefs. Employers are absolutely not allowed to ask this information (it is illegal) and it is absolutely not relevant to the job you are applying for.
    8. Like we said before, but we will repeat here: Be mindful of how long your resume is. Don’t make it the size of a Harry Potter book, but we also need more than a couple sentences. Nobody wants to spend all day reading your resume. It should be one or two pages, depending on how much experience you want to list.
    9. Do not forget to add your contact information! How else are you going to get the job! Make sure you leave a phone number and an email address at the very minimum. It is simply unacceptable to not have an email address in this day and age.

Hopefully you have some newfound confidence and feel like you can get that job you’ve always wanted. I wish you nothing but the best of luck in being chosen as a finalist for your dream job.

Again – good luck! Hopefully the pay is nice! :)

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The Benefits of Healthy Meal Delivery Services

Do you ever feel like saying “I just don’t feel like cooking tonight”? Perhaps you should look into using the services of a good meal delivery service. This type of service helps people in four different areas. It reaches the elderly who choose not to cook (out of lack of knowledge or laziness), anyone who cannot drive anymore, the disabled, and those who are too busy working. There are many elderly out there who are not going to put the effort into cooking. Financially they feel like they can’t afford to make fresh meals and they fool themselves into thinking that the frozen food meals are just as good. I know of one individual like this that believes that just because the frozen meal has potatoes, vegetables, meat, and in some cases a dessert, that you can get the same health benefits as fresh food. The fact that she really believes this about frozen meals is beyond belief to me, she has deceived herself in this. The person I am talking about does not drive anymore either, and relies on others to take her to the grocery store.

This type of service also helps those who no longer drive anymore; whether elderly, disabled, or for any other reason. Some are perfectly able to cook but can’t get to the store on their own because of a medical problem. Let’s pretend that they have epileptic seizures that are not controlled by medication. For some with epilepsy this is a fact of life for them. If the seizures are not controlled, then legally they are not allowed to drive. Face it; people don’t always want to rely on others to help them get around.That’s just human nature. There are other medical reasons out there, but I just chose to talk about epilepsy. These great healthy delivery services would be a “God send” to those who cannot drive anymore. There are disabled people that need help in meal preparation. They may or may not be able to get out of their homes to purchase groceries. Some of the disabled have kitchens set up to where they can reach the stove easily. Being able to do things on their own gives them a sense of freedom, which in of itself, is priceless.

Then there are those who work outside of their house and get home late. Others get home at 5 pm and may not have the energy let alone the desire to cook. For those who do not mind planning their weeks grocery in advance, there is online shopping. In some cases they still have to stop at the grocery to pick up their purchases. When it comes to picking your provider of weight loss food delivery, make sure it meets your needs in providing meals throughout the week (some only deliver 2 or 3 times a week), and that they deliver the food directly to your home. You also want to make sure they offer a wide variety of ingredients and recipes. You’ll get to save money (on gas), plus time and money at the grocery store. Especially money that you spend on poor choices. Their services should also be flexible for your dietary needs, i.e. low salt, organic, gluten free, or whatever is important to your health.


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Mom’s Know Which Pawn Shops to Choose

Pawn brokers, such as Motor City Pawn Brokers, are a business that gives loans that are secured to individuals who need them. They will use any item of value as a collateral. The name comes from “pawn” meaning “to pledge”. Pawn shops can be a very important local business.

If something is loaned as a pawn, then the person who pawned it has a certain amount of time that they can get it back – plus interest. The amount of interest and time depends on the policies of the store and/or local government. If the person does not pay off their loan in the allotted amount of time, the pawned item is now the property of the shop and they may sell it to a different customer. As a benefit for the pawner, they will not take a credit hit for not paying off this loan. Customers can also choose to simply sell their item to the store.

The process of pawning starts when the individual presents their item into the store. Usually these items are electronics (video games, video game consoles, computers, cell phones), jewelry, watches, instruments like guitars and pianos, garage tools (lawn mowers, chainsaws), and valuable collectibles. Many states allow customers to pawn guns and firearms as well. Gold, silver, and platinum are among the most common items that get pawned. Rolex’s, Breitling’s and the like are very popular staples at pawn shops on 8 mile.

The broker takes on the full risk that the pawned item was potentially stolen. The buyer is protected though, if doesn’t know that it was stolen. If it is discovered that the object was stolen, the pawnbroker is required to identify the person who sold it to them through photo ID or driver’s license.

The laws usually stipulate that the pawnbroker proves this person came through the store, whether thru a video surveillance camera or signed document. Sometimes they are required to give away the stolen item and take the loss if it is proven to be the product of theft. A lot of police departments recommend to robbed victims to visit local pawn ships, as there is a decent percentage that their missing items will turn up there.

When presenting an item to sell to the shop, they will generally view all possible variable items of the item and determine its market value. This can be done through their own knowledge, helpful pricing books, or most commonly now – using the internet as a meter. You can easily check what almost anything is going for by viewing the completed auctions on sites like eBay and Amazon. Of course any damages or flaws in the item (like scratches of cracks) are taken into account and the price is adjusted accordingly.

It also depends on the locale of the pawnshop, and how in demand the item is in that area. For example, an 8 mile pawn shop will accept a very different variety of items than a Hawaiian one would (if there even are an Hawaiian pawn shops).

Another deciding factor is the stock of the pawn shop. If a store is already holding hundreds of television sets, they are not likely to spend top dollar to get another one in their possession.  Pawn shops can often times refuse an item if it is not of quality, or if it is seen to be too hard to sell.  Other times they will reluctantly offer a very low price for these items if the individual desperately needs money. Owners also have to take into account the depreciations of the items they buy.

This is a short intro on the pawn shop. To learn more, read this helpful article from Wikipedia to learn what a pawnbroker does. Thinking about how these stores can be very instrumental to a community, and burglary victims shows how beneficial they are. These stores are often overlooked, and they should not be.

I hope you enjoyed this informative article. Please stay tuned for more!

Thank you for reading!

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Bouncy Birthday Fun

So your favorite kid’s birthday is rapidly approaching, what should you do to make this year special? Well, there are quite a few things you can do to spice up the usual boring birthday festivities. Instead of buying a cheap cake and letting your kid make a wish, why don’t you make that wish come true? You can do this by renting an inflatable device that throws the party into high gear.

What you’ll need:

  1. a large yard, a large area of space
  2. an inflatable device that makes the kids go crazy
  3. a sense of fun
  4. supervision of the adult variety
  5. an open mind
  6. (optional) good weather

So now that you know what you need, you need to decide what type of fun you are going to have. You can rent many different types of things for your little tykes to jump on. There are the most popular things, like bounce houses (also known as a moonwalks). You can find bounce house Sterling Heights MI at that link. It is the best place in the area to rent bounce houses for sure. Other things that are often popular are water slide inflatables that come in different sizes and make the party on that hot summer day fun and wet. The best things in life are wet.

Also available in many different sizes are the very unique obstacle courses that you can have a great time with. Have guests run through, climb up and try to beat each other’s time in a series of challenges. Once they get gassed you can serve them with refreshments from the concession stand that you also rented. It truly is a great idea.

Honestly though, if you are not sure what to get, go with the tried and true inflatable house. Some people call them bouncy castles, or even inflatable castles. It really does not matter what you call them, because the kids have fun in what ever the itinerary calls it. Bounce house Macomb MI is an extremely popular way to go.  You will truly have a great time with any of the interactive inflatables, but that one seems to be the one that gets the kids (and adults) most excited. It is extremely safe, so you do not need to worry about that as an issue. 

A more unique way to go are to choose the carnival themed games that stay fresh and unique. If you love those side games at carnivals you will absolutely love hosting them. You can even offer prizes to those who do the best. It really can be a ball for everyone involved.

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Pantomime the Panto

Pantomiming is no easy business. Let me put it to you straight, I need to type out these words in full before I fall asleep. It is three thirty here in the Eastern section of America (the United States that is) and I need to get to sleep. Something that makes it easier to sleep are drugs. Drugs can be very helpful, yet very treacherous indeed.

Sometimes it feels like your eyes are on fire, and you can’t see straight. It’s like you got hot sauce on your hands and fingers, then used your fingers to rub your eyelids. The pain is excruciatingly bad. It’ll flay your eyelids and you’ll feel as if you’re going blind. It is truly a terrifying experience. Let us not dwindle on useless situations though.

To soothe the pain you just wait. Use ice cream or milk if you will, but at the end of the day, nothing works like time. Time and drugs, that is. The best drug currently on the market is pantoprazole sodium. That is a magically ingredient that many people actually use for acid reflux. Or acid reflex, whichever floats your boat.

So just in case you are deciding to spell it one way or another, just do it with grace. There is no reason not to follow life with this general principle. Also, that being said, you should really watch what you put into your body. Your stomach is not a machine, it needs help. Stop eating all that crap. Pantoprazole sod can only help so much before you need serious help. Take it from someone who has been there: “Cut it out”. Just like the dude from Full House would say.

It was not funny then, and it is not funny now. They are even trying to reboot it but we know better – it will not have the same magic as before. I digress, we need to talk about stomach acid and GERD. Actually, no we do not. This is my blog and I will do as I please. Look at me type this at a million words a minute. I would like to tell you to CLICK HERE for GERD.

Now that you have read that link at WEBMD I’m sure you think that you have it. Relax. I’m here to tell you that you do not have it. Unless, you actually have it. Then I’m sorry to hear that. But hey, that’s what they make pantoprazole for – so you’re in luck. Amen.

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Best Stickers for the Army and the Like

Being the concerned mother of four that you are, you love and adore your children. Like the mother in the popular film directed by Stephen Spielberg – Saving Private Ryan, you want all your children to live a long life. Unfortunately, that is a bigger fear when one of your children is enlisted in the United States military. Considering the difficult tasks that they may be presented with, it’s not easy to guarantee safety in those situations.

So, being the great mom that you are, you want to show your support for not just them, but the military that they are fighting for. What easier way to do this is there than to show it on your car or motorcycle? The best place to buy military decals is the website at that link. It’s a no brainer really. They offer military stickers and decals for all branches of government. This includes the great army, air force, navy, marines and coast guard.

Say what you will about the coast guard, as they do get a lot of flack for just watching the shores. But that is a very important job. I for one feel very safe when I sleep because I know that no crazy terrorist is just going to swim up to our mainland.

The army is probably the coolest and old fashioned aspect of the military. These are the foot soldiers that alter the battle scape. They get into the nitty and gritty of it all, and unfortunately they are potentially the highest risk, as they are on the ground.

Lets not forget about the awesome air force though. These are the cool guys that fly in (literally) and drop the bomb on everyone (literally). We’re not trying to be cool with those puns, they just landed that way. Okay, that one was on purpose. Regardless lets move on.

What makes Nostalgia Decals amazing is that they offer an entire section that offers decals that encourage the supporting of our troops overseas. The brave women and men that are fighting for your rights deserve to be honored, respected and glorified.

Whether you believe what we are fighting for or not, it is your duty as an American citizen to stand up for what you believe in.

Proudly display these stickers on your vehicle, or your motorcycle, or truck or whatever your motor vehicle may be. They also work great on walls and doors. Post them around the office, or your school place. Show no shame, be proud.

So whether you are a mother or a father, a brother or a sister, a grandma or a grandpa, a son or a daughter you should show support. Everyone has a friend of a friend who knows someone in the military, so go ahead and pull the trigger. Er, not literally on that one.

You know what we mean, and we know that you mean well. All 50 states should come together every year and support the troops. Although it is a very nice notion when sports teams have military members come in for special treatment.

As always, I would like to take a moment to thank all my dear readers for reading my blog. Thank you.


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Joe the Realtor – a short biography


Today is a very special post as I’d like to talk about my son, Joe. Joe is probably the greatest guy I’ve ever met, known, or mothered. In fact, he is the only man I have mothered, but don’t let that take away from the fact that he is an extremely upstanding gentlemen. You’d be hard pressed to find a man with better character, or fortitude, than my man Joe.

Three cheers for my Joseph is not nearly enough, you should lead the cheer for much longer – just don’t become a cheerleader! Luckily for us, Joe is not a pansy cheerleader manboy. He is an upstanding member of the real estate community, also known as real estate agents. Personally, as a mother of 12, 1 boy and 11 girls, I’d rather use the term realtor. My own son found us all our dream 13 bedroom, 7 bath home to live in. As unbelievable as that may sound, just know that it is true. If you read something on the internet, it is impossible for it to be a lie.

Now, I actually am pulling your leg in several spots here. The main takeaway though, the real truth to this entire article, is that Joe is a great realtor. The best in fact. If you are in the market for new baltimore mi realtors or even macomb township real estate agents, then consider your realty needs met.

I’m not trying to upsell you here either, it’s just not in my nature. I’m a mother of twelve, not an idiot amongst thirteen – which we all know is an extremely unlucky number. From condos to apartments, I’ve been in all of them. In and out of halfway homes, it’s not a fun journey. All that you need to inform yourself of is that Joseph will take care of your needs, through and through.

Keep it real Detroit, because as you know, it’s Detroit versus Everybody.

Before we wrap this whole shindig up, let us take a moment to be thankful to all realtors in all areas of the real estate market. The stock market brought the housing market to a halt, and it can be no fault of the real estate agents and families affected. Unless you want to blame the greedy ones, in which case it is okay. After all, nobody really cares about those stock market tycoons who make living hard for everyone else.

That was my real estate advice, I hope you really enjoyed it. Buy and sell, that’s my motto.

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Psychology: It’s a Hard Knock Life

Have you ever heard that the mind is purely a psychological entity? It is absolutely true, and you should never forget it. How could you, if not psych then what?

On our way to self discovery we often find that our paths must cross some truths we are not ready to encounter. It can be very disastrous, but we carry on. No rivers can come between the fiery rage that some of you experience when coming under panic. It’s like the devil came to rise and he wants your heart. It can be a scary experience, but fortunately it is not incurable.

Now even Kanye used to say that “how could you be so?”. It’s actually a very deep and profound quote, and it could only come from the type of genius that Kanye is. You should never end a sentence with a preposition, but who even follows the rules anymore?

Somewhere on this beaten path he lost what he calls his soul, and he has the galls to call you the man without a heart.

Regardless of the psychobabble that I’ve written above, you need to know that your anxiety attacks can actually come to an end. The best way, simply put, is to read this website telling you so: it’s called headshout.com. Check it out if you want to have a better life, or a chance at least. It truly is a great read.

What that lovely site will do is inform you exactly what to do to get rid of anxiety, short and sweet, once and for all.

Do not just listen to my empty words, it’s like Britney Spears told us, “don’t be so toxic”. Too bad she’s not still around, and yet she is. Uh oh, we’re ending the sentence incorrectly again. No matter, this is not an English lesson. What I was going to say was that Spears had her own psychological problems. Something toxic definitely developed into her mind.

Apparently she has gotten over her demons, though I don’t quite buy it. I think that she is more of a puppet now than she has ever been in her career. She’s not as successful now (though how could she possibly reach those heights again?). I’m not saying that I feel bad for her because she’s not as popular, but I feel sympathetic to her puppet ways.

She’s in her own fairytale type setting, asking herself if she’s a real girl. How could she possibly marry an obvious loser, with his own head problems. Talking about a headshout, surely I am. The song “Blue” fits his life post-Brit.

Hopefully you got the point of this article, and visit the site that I’ve linked to multiple times. It might just save your life.

Thank you for the read, as it was pretty good.

PS: I’ll stop leaving “PS’s” as soon as I figure out what the point of them is. By the way, this new key board feels great. You guys are the best readers man, thank you so much.

This must’ve been a great thing to peruse. Hit me up if you want more.

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Late Night Eating Habits: Stop Snacking!

We’ve all been there: It’s 3 o clock in the morning and you are still awake. And to make matters worse you’re bored. You decide to roam around the kitchen for a late night snack to chow on. Bad mistake. You don’t need those extra calories in the day. You’re ruining what would have otherwise been a very productive and healthy day for you.

Stop eating at night. I’m not saying you should stop at like 6pm, or 8 pm like some programs say you do. That’s ridiculous. But you shouldn’t be feasting in the hours after midnight. You don’t need that fourth meal at Taco Bell.

If you’re expecting to lose weight, you need to think like a champion and play like one too. Losing weight is hard enough to do without you cheating. If anything, cheating should mean doing something that makes it easier for your weight loss, not harder. Ever wonder why that word makes so little sense in this context? I have.

Regardless, to quickly lose weight for women is a harder thing than many think. But it’s still easier said than done.

For example, just last night I was rummaging around the pantry when I noticed that someone had purchased and ate half a bag of barbecue potato chips. I absolutely love BBQ chips and I haven’t had them in years. With half the bag there, ready to be eaten while I watch a late night talk show – that sounds like a match made in heaven!

But then you think about how bad it is, and how it sets you back. N0thing is worth it. Not even that temporary joy. Also, in the back of my mind I knew how terrible I would feel (both mentally and physically) after eating that bag of chips.

And at the end of the day, to quickly lose weight for men in a different way is also a very real possibility. Eat the chips but run hardcore and go ham at the gym. It can all be done in different ways. But for it to happen, you need to get up off your feet and stop making excuses for yourself. Get motivated and get going!

Just look at Taylor Swift and her body if you want to lose weight. Whether you’re a man or a woman, she is a skinny one. On second thought, that may be too skinny. Yes – there is such a thing as too skinny. You don’t want to see bones protruding from your skin. Keep it looking good and healthy.

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