Websites For The Week of March 18th

March 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Health, Weekly Readings | 2 Comments
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This week’s theme may be one that’s tough to face, especially for the women out there.  Gaining weight while unemployed is very common.  I was on NutriSystem for about 9 months before losing my job.  I lost 23 pounds.  Not only did I gain that weight back, but more.  It made me start to research the correlation between unemployment and weight gain.  I’ve also looked into diets that are a lot more inexpensive. I’ve included both insightful and helpful sites this week.

That’s it for this week.  If you choose to start a weight loss plan, good luck and stay healthy!
See what you like here. I’d love to hear from you about it. This week’s list is on a subject that I really think people can contribute to. Remember you can submit a website for the Sunday Readings on my How-To/Forum page.

Websites For The Week of February 12th

February 12, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Posted in Job Search, Weekly Readings | Leave a comment
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I’ve noticed recently that I’m having more and more problems with job scams as I continue my search.  I don’t like the idea that people take advantage of others that are getting desperate to find income. So this week’s theme is about avoiding those scams and recognizing fraud.

  • Career Builder as a great page about job scams along with the reminder: “If it seems to good to be true,then it probably is”
  • Check out your privacy rights and how to avoid having them infringed upon by job scammers.
  • There’s nothing like examples to help you recognize the scams, see them here.
  • Many of the scams involve work at home schemes, recognize them here
  • And finally, the Federal Trade Commission has many resources about job and job hunting scams.

This week’s meditation

That’s it for this week. See what you like here. I’d love to hear from you about it. This week’s list is on a subject that I really think people can contribute to. Remember you can submit a website for the Sunday Readings on my How-To/Forum page.

 

 

Websites For The Week of February 5th

February 5, 2012 at 10:07 am | Posted in Resume, Weekly Readings | Leave a comment
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Change sometimes can be a very good thing, especially these days.  This week’s theme is about career change.  Administrative Assistants have a variety of skills that can be transferred to another career.  I’ve actually thought about being a professional organizer lately.  These sites may help to satisfy your curiosity and get you started down another road.

The first step is to answer some questions and evaluate what change will mean.

Maybe the career change isn’t just for economic reasons, but as you look for work you realize that your current job doesn’t ‘fit’ anymore.  Find one that fits your personality better.

If you can stay optimistic and want to build your own business, read about entrepreneurship.  (*This is the Mind Tools website.  I get the newsletter and have the iPhone app from them.  It is a wonderful resource, set up a personal toolkit and explore on the site.)

Then you’ll need advice on how to write a resume for a career change.

If you’d like to look at information, courses, assessments, and tips just for women making career changes, try here.

Finally, there is a set of Field Guides to New Careers available in a series at amazon.

This week’s meditation

That’s it for this week. See what you like here. I’d love to hear from you about it. This week’s list is on a subject that I really think people can contribute to. Remember you can submit a website for the Sunday Readings on my How-To/Forum page.

Websites For The Week of January 29th

January 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Posted in Job Search, Mental Health, Positive, Weekly Readings | Leave a comment
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This week’s theme focuses on the job search and the winter blues. I know it’s been unseasonably warm here in Maryland, but even so we still all get those Winter blues.  Those of us job searching it can feel worse.

  • For just plain old resources for beating the winter blues check out this article.
  • There’s a step by step guide on Forbes magazine’s site.
  • More tips in a shorter form are here.
  • How to bust those blues in general in between filling out those applications.
  • Get some general tips for taking care of yourself if you have the job search blues, no matter the season are here
  • Since you’re more than a person looking for a job, if you have the winter blues or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) there’s lots of info on WebMD

 

Finally, here’s a picture to meditate on to remind you that winter isn’t forever.

That’s it for this week. See what you like here. I’d love to hear from you about it. This week’s list is on a subject that I really think people can contribute to. Remember you can submit a website for the Sunday Readings on my How-To/Forum page.

Websites For The Week of October 9th

October 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Posted in Mental Health, Weekly Readings | Leave a comment
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As the weather gets cooler and the holidays draw closer I wanted to have a theme on making your home cozy and free from the worries of the outside world while unemployed.
My home is very important to me as I’m sure it is to everyone.  I pride myself in creating a sanctuary for my husband and myself.  It’s important to have a place that’s welcoming to friends and family all the time and especially during holidays and bad weather.
The theme for this week’s post will hopefully help you in maintaining all this and make for one less thing to worry about.

  • Actually budgeting plans and worksheet are always helpful, there are several to choose from at this site.
  • Decorate the household with almost no money and have fun with the kids at the same time.
  • Another nice gift that doesn’t cost anything but love and time are coupons for chores etc.  Get free printable ones here.
  • To explore aroma, flavor, texture, and sound in your cozy home on a budget
    To do quick,easy, and spruce ups all under $75
  • The worry about money is always stressful, especially during the holiday, which are already stressful enough.  Check out some ideas to de-stress during the holidays at either of these sites. . 1: Real Simple   2: Urban Balance

That’s it for this week. See what you like here. I’d love to hear from you about it. This week’s list is on a subject that I really think people can contribute to. Remember you can submit a website for the Sunday Readings on my How-To/Forum page.

Websites for the Week of September 4th

September 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Posted in Weekly Readings | Leave a comment
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I’m doing a theme again this week.  I like the idea and will probably do this from now on.  If you have an idea for a theme, or any suggestion for a website you can send them along here.
This week, I’m focusing on my fellow administrative assistants.  Below are some of the better sites, other than mine of course, that help unemployed admins.
I am assuming that most you have done what you need to do on Linked In, Indeed, CareerBuilder, other job boards, and temp agencies.  This may help you go one step further.

  • If you need to make a change.  As an administrative assistant, you may have skills you’ve never thought of.  You may have many more career choices than you realize.
  • If you want more admin resources.  A simple site full of links to resources, professional organizations, and career links.
  • If you want to replace all those tools in your toolbox with just one.  This site helps whether you’re employed or not. Skills, resources, trainings, and creativity are all covered here. Plus there’s an iPhone app that includes all the information on the site.
  • Just when you think you’ve looked at all the job sites.  This is not only an employment sight, but a great community. It’s called the administrative arts, it makes me feel better whenever I visit it.

That’s it for this week. See what you like here. I’d love to hear from you about it. This week’s list is on a subject that I really think people can contribute to. Remember you can submit a website for the Sunday Readings on my How-To/Forum page.

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