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posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: shlaw
And now your response in the Titanic thread makes perfect sense! I wish I could work with my hands but they are only good at messing things up.

Hmmm, that is a hard one. One thing you might think about...house flippers. If you lived in an area where a lot of that was going on you might be able to help restore the furniture and it would put you into a trade niche.




posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: Martin75

Well unlike shlaw I don't have a specialty. I've worked in a bakery cleaning dishes and selling product, and at Target pulling in the carts XD and I don't think I'm gonna start pulling in revenue from my writing anytime soon



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: LucidWarrior
That's ok. You are your specialty. We just need for employees to see that too. You just need to be a little creative on those resumes, something that will make it stand out.



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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So for a bit, I was doing repairs and assessments
for a large furniture chain that sold lower end
furniture (but charged a lot for it).

Anyway, a fair bit of the job was assessments, not
repairs, and some of those were mattress assessments.

During training, I go with another tech to do a
mattress. The client takes the sheets off and there
is a huge stain right in the middle. I mean huge.

There's nothing off about the home- messy, etc, and
the client looks groomed and everything, so it was
a surprise.

His five year old boy walks in and says, "Daddy, what
are they doing?"

He says, "They're here to see what's wrong with our
mattress."

The kid goes, "Daddy, you peed on it."

Embarrassed, he laughs, and says, "No..."

And the kid insists, "Yes, you peed on it!"

There was a lot of these type of encounters, but
this was one of the funniest.





posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: Martin75

Hmm. Any examples?



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: shlaw
And now your response in the Titanic thread makes perfect sense! I wish I could work with my hands but they are only good at messing things up.

Hmmm, that is a hard one. One thing you might think about...house flippers. If you lived in an area where a lot of that was going on you might be able to help restore the furniture and it would put you into a trade niche.



There is a demand for repair contractors, and they make a lot,
but the amount of work is sporatic. Where I am there is only
three or four that can do high end work and they are well
established. Sadly, there's also a franchise that hires people
that can do only low end work, get paid low end, but the franchise
owners charge top dollar for the work and keep the difference.

Franchises. I hate'em.






posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: LucidWarrior
That's ok. You are your specialty. We just need for employees to see that too. You just need to be a little creative on those resumes, something that will make it stand out.



Yep. The resume is the most important part.
I've seen so many bad resumes, I really started to hate
reading them. Out of fifty, there might be one or two
that stand out- like the person actually paid due care
and attention while making it.



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: LucidWarrior
OK pulled this off the net but it's really about making it look great!


In his book The Overnight Resume: The Fastest Way to Your Next Job, career expert Donald Asher suggests writing a letter to a family member about your job accomplishments as a way to rethink your resume. (Go ahead, brag a little.) Then he suggests turning this into a resume draft by removing most personal pronouns ("I" and "we"), taking out articles ("a," "an" and "the") and cutting transition words like "and" (unless doing so would distort meaning).

Thinking of your resume as a letter or a story (in which you're the hero), or some other medium, is a great way to start making it fresher, more personal and more effective.


I think this is a great way to look at it. I would also change your font! It sounds simple but everyone uses the standard so if you pick something else, you stand out. It is very simple things like that, that put your resume on top. NOT always that they are better for the job.



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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Have to run. Sorry I couldn't help you guys.

I love you all so much and will be thinking of you! Hugs and kisses!!!!!!!




posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: shlaw
So for a bit, I was doing repairs and assessments
for a large furniture chain that sold lower end
furniture (but charged a lot for it).

Anyway, a fair bit of the job was assessments, not
repairs, and some of those were mattress assessments.

During training, I go with another tech to do a
mattress. The client takes the sheets off and there
is a huge stain right in the middle. I mean huge.

There's nothing off about the home- messy, etc, and
the client looks groomed and everything, so it was
a surprise.

His five year old boy walks in and says, "Daddy, what
are they doing?"

He says, "They're here to see what's wrong with our
mattress."

The kid goes, "Daddy, you peed on it."

Embarrassed, he laughs, and says, "No..."

And the kid insists, "Yes, you peed on it!"

There was a lot of these type of encounters, but
this was one of the funniest.



OMG! I would have LOVED to have seen his face. Hahahaha! Yeah I work in a hospital, people do some very strange things....and we will leave that there!



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: LucidWarrior
OK pulled this off the net but it's really about making it look great!


In his book The Overnight Resume: The Fastest Way to Your Next Job, career expert Donald Asher suggests writing a letter to a family member about your job accomplishments as a way to rethink your resume. (Go ahead, brag a little.) Then he suggests turning this into a resume draft by removing most personal pronouns ("I" and "we"), taking out articles ("a," "an" and "the") and cutting transition words like "and" (unless doing so would distort meaning).

Thinking of your resume as a letter or a story (in which you're the hero), or some other medium, is a great way to start making it fresher, more personal and more effective.


I think this is a great way to look at it. I would also change your font! It sounds simple but everyone uses the standard so if you pick something else, you stand out. It is very simple things like that, that put your resume on top. NOT always that they are better for the job.




Good stuff!

I would add that a cover letter specific to the business you
are applying to is critical. No owner/manager wants to feel
like you're just papering the whole area.

Edit to add: This can get you into jobs you may not think you
have a chance at imo.
edit on 26-5-2017 by shlaw because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: Night Star
And we miss you already!



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: Night Star
And we miss you already!




There she goes...



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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I'm headed home will check in later.



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: Martin75
I'm headed home will check in later.


okay!




posted on May, 26 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Martin75

Bye Jess!



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 02:00 PM
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Totally forgot to post this - my apologies, Sheddites!

Posted another episode of Falling today - Taarvaes begins the narrative of how Gaalen got a couple of those scars. As always, you can use the link in my signature to get to the beginning of the story, or you can use this link to go directly to the new post: Falling: An Epic Fantasy - Delay.



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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Meanwhile by the shed while Night Star is away.




posted on May, 26 2017 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: LookingForABetterLife

LOL! I'm Toad!


Or Funky Kong.



posted on May, 26 2017 @ 02:43 PM
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I wanted to be Funky Kong! lol



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