Employment

“National Able Network was the springboard for everything.” – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Daryl Parker was in full job search mode. He went to a job fair in an interview outfit, fully prepared and fully hoping to find his career destiny. “I was unemployed and my wife is retired, and we were struggling financially,” says Daryl. He was extremely motivated to get back into the workforce. At this job fair he met with a recruiter who thought Daryl could be the perfect candidate in the commercial driving industry. However, Daryl would need his…

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4 Tips to Make Your Resume Better Than Ever – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Mapping out the perfect resume is easier said than done. There are tons of different ways to approach writing out your CV, and experts have a variety of opinions on what can make or break your application. The challenges behind a good resume are twofold: first, you have to be able to list out your relevant experiences and accomplishments, and second, you have to be able to stand out from the crowd. CareerBuilder found that over 42% of hiring managers…

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In Praise of Generalists | @work: a career blog – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Which are you: a generalist or a specialist? Generalists tend to know a little about a lot of things; specialists tend to know as much as possible about just a few things. I believe that we’re hard-wired to be one or the other. We either gravitate toward exploring many topics and integrating knowledge into a broad view of the world, or we gravitate toward exploring one topic we care passionately about until we become an expert. Which style does the…

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What Are Apprenticeships and Why Are They Important? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

When most people think of an “apprenticeship,” they tend to think about industries, like construction or manufacturing. And while these industries certainly use apprentices, the apprenticeship model can also be adapted successfully into other sectors, like information technology (IT). Under a typical apprenticeship model, a job seeker can obtain paid employment, education, and industry-recognized credentials. This is all usually accomplished at the same time or in short succession. The apprenticeship model has several advantages over traditional employment models because it…

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Tips To Land Your First Job When You Graduate College – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

When you graduate from college, the next thing on your agenda is often to get your first job. The job market is fairly strong right now and employers are looking for top talent and often having a hard time finding it. That puts you, as a job-seeker, in a good position in many instances, particularly depending on what you studied while in school.  Of course, when you graduate, it’s not necessarily just about finding employment. You may want something that’s…

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The Dog Ate My Homework and Other Lame Excuses – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

He’s not feeling that great either I never told a teacher that the dog ate my homework in grade school. It would not have worked for me because a.) I usually had my homework done and b.) we did not have a dog. But somewhere along the line, it must have been used by some enterprising student who felt safe because the dog wouldn’t talk. Because of loyalty, of course, and because…dog lips. The adult equivalent of the dog ate…

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Program officer leaps into new creative career – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Andrea DeBerry, an experienced program professional, found herself burnt out and seeking a career change. She connected with National Able Network to determine what path she would choose for her new career. Upon applying for and being accepted into the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program, she chose to enhance her skillset with creative technology. Andrea successfully completed training in programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML5 and more! We got in contact with Andrea to learn a bit more…

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4 Effective Ways to Improve Your Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

If you expect to uncover your maximum potential, career management should be a must in your life. Most likely, you are already working at least 40 hours a week and the least you can do is make the most out of those working hours, in order to ensure your financial stability and invest in your future. Developing your skills and taking advantage of the opportunities that come along the way are only a fraction of what you can do to…

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