Thursday, December 31
A Time to Give - Knowledge
Wow, this was a wonderful holiday season and it's not over yet! Today is New Years Eve! It really didn't totally slip my mind. But I went about the day as if it were any other day. If you all didn't know I started my search for a job in mid-December and it is going pretty good. I registered with a few employment services and I have a few interviews next week... ahhh, I'm nervous.
Anywho, there is a point to that. I have been attending some seminars and training, if you will, classes as well as going to see employment specialists about jobs that might match what I'm looking for. For a few days there were some girls there who were just loud mouths and I found out there were there because they had to be. Well, it was a bit aggrivating. We were there listening to a lady who was helping us and giving us interviewing tips and techniques. I was very interested as were a majority of the people who were there. These girls, ladies actually, kept asking questions which really didn't pertain to the subject or just questions that really didn't need to be asked. Another grown lady was asking about looking for community service and if some of these techniques would apply there as well (she was applying for college and wanting to do community service as it would look good on a resume). She also asked that if working at a family restaurant or helping her grandma (paint the house) would also count as community service. Well, these two ladies laughed AT her and said that if that were true, everyone would write that on their applications! I was appauled that this was happening. I was grinding my teeth. I'm sure others didn't mind, but I could tell there were atleast two other people, not including the speaker, were also getting a bit aggitated. The older lady kept on asking questions and saying that she was there out of her own will to find a job and get into college. Anywho... i'll get to the point now....
After the seminar finished I walked up to the lady and aplauded her on going back to college and told her that I did lots of community service when I was going to college and still do. We got into a conversation and I answered lots of her questions. One she was glad to get an answer to was that if this training could go on a resume. I told her of course! I asked her how many and what "training" she had done and she listed lots of things. I told her she could add that as job training. That would look awesome to both college and in her career resume because they know they wouldn't have to train her too long.
I was glad to offer her some information. I also let her know that the Census Beurau would be hiring and probably is currently hiring. She gladly accepted the information and we both went to apply for the job together.
She was a lovely lady. I found out that she has four kids, all grown up and in college themselves and she cloth diapered all of them. How did we get to talking about cloth diapers?? I have no idea.
If you like my story and idea about how to give, head on over to Jen's blog; Saving and Giving, and maybe even join her next week on her weekly post, "A Time To Give."
Thanks for stopping by, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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