Doing a Little Extra | Serviam Partners – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I have been cutting grass ever since it was one of my chores back in middle school.  After I mowed my lawn this past Saturday, I did my usual edging, weeded the flower beds, trimmed the hedges and blew the dirt and grass clippings off my driveway.  I paused and smiled when I finished as I remembered my father’s constant nudging when I was a kid to always do the “little extra things” that made our yard stand out from…

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Two-Time Cancer Survivor Transitions from Job to Career – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Jennifer Edwards, a 44-year-old single mom, had been successful in the import business for more than 20 years, but she felt that her career had reached a plateau. “I’m a two-time ovarian cancer survivor,” says Jennifer, “So when I had to stop working and then try to get back in the field, I thought ‘I can go back to this job and just pay the bills but not go anywhere, or I can get a career where I can go…

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“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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There’s No Proselytizing in Spiritual Direction – Spiritual Article

Spiritual directors are not preachers, missionaries or evangelists. There is no place for proselytizing in this practice. Our ethical standard goes even beyond the Golden Rule: Do to others as you would have done to you. Spiritual directors are to treat clients as they wish to be treated. Our clients, companions, directees (all those names fit) are to be seen as mature, whole people who are on their own spiritual journey — if that’s what they want to call it…

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7 Steps to Take Before You Quit Your Job – Personal Development Article

Face it. You will eventually quit your job. It may be this year. It may be next. It may be ten years from now. But it’s inevitable. It’s only a matter of time. The only real question is: How do you pivot (professionally) without burning your bridges? After all, you may want to come back. I left one company, Thomas Nelson, and eventually returned and became the CEO. You never know. At the very least, you may need a reference. Unfortunately,…

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Sitting with a Choice: Discernment Through Ignatian Examen – Spiritual Article

Here’s a simple spiritual practice you can do when sitting with a choice you need to make. It’s based on the ancient practice of the Ignatian Examen, a prayer where you take a reflective look at where you are most spiritually energized and where you are least energized (and that’s just one way to do it — there are hundreds of variations, but this one is helpful for discernment). Crafting the Question Let’s say you are trying to decide whether…

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Top Tips to Improve Your Job Search – Margaret Buj – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Job searching can be extremely stressful for multiple reasons such as keeping track of where you have applied, going to interviews and worst of all – dealing with rejection. Although it’s the time that everyone dreads, there are ways in which you can you make the stress of finding your dream job just that little bit easier. Follow these tips to ensure that you have the best chances of success in your search. Get your CV Up to Scratch One…

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8 Ways To Thrive At A Stressful Workplace – – Happiness Article

I hear you. Your job ain’t easy. Your tasks are endless. Your boss is not just strict, but already discouraging and humiliating you. Co-workers gossip about you. Worst, your closest fellows started to keep their distance from you. You begin wondering whether you lied to yourself that you’re fit for the work, or if those things are just “challenges” along the way. Here are 8 things you can do to not just survive, but thrive, in your job. 1. Think…

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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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