How to Conquer the Job Market After High School

Congratulations, high school graduate! You have finally completed one of the most challenging stages of your life and are now ready to tackle the world that lies ahead. However, with the job market becoming increasingly competitive, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out how to succeed on your own. This is where I come in, your wise and witty guide, ready to give you the three must-have tips you need to set yourself up for success in the job market after high school. Buckle up, it’s going to be a fun and informative ride.

Build A Solid Resume
Your resume is your first impression, and it needs to be a good one. Start by ensuring that your contact information is current and easily accessible. Next, tailor your resume to fit the job you are applying for. Highlight your experiences and skills that closely match the job description. Don’t forget to include any volunteer work, internships, or extracurricular activities that could make you stand out. Lastly, proofread, proofread, proofread! Making silly grammatical errors on your resume can be a huge red flag for potential employers.

Network, Network, Network
People often say, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” and that couldn’t be truer in the job market. Networking is the key to unlocking job opportunities and gaining valuable insights into your industry. Attend job fairs, join professional organizations, and even connect with former teachers or alumni who are already working in your field of interest. You never know who could be a valuable connection down the road.

Don’t Be Afraid of Rejection
Let’s face it, rejection is inevitable. You could have the best resume and perfect interview skills and still not get the job you want. Remember, this is not a reflection of your worth as a person. Learn from the experience, ask for feedback, and keep trying. Persistence is key, and eventually, the right opportunity will come your way

Achieving success in the job market after high school graduation may seem daunting, but with these three tips, you are now well on your way to standing out in a competitive market. With a solid resume, an extensive network, and the power of persistence, you are equipped to take on any challenge that comes your way. So go out into the world, young grasshopper, and make your dreams a reality.

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Ford CEO Warns Employees About Possible Layoff – How does this affect you?

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The CEO of Ford Motor Company, Jim Farley, recently warned employees about the possibility of layoffs as the company navigates the challenging automotive industry and strives to remain competitive. This news has left many Ford workers and their families concerned about their future and their financial stability.

It’s important to understand the current state of the automotive industry and the reasons behind Ford’s decision to consider layoffs. The industry is facing numerous challenges, including a shift towards electric and autonomous vehicles, as well as increased competition from new entrants like Tesla. To remain competitive, companies must invest heavily in research and development and make significant changes to their operations. This often requires reducing costs and restructuring the workforce.

As a Ford employee, it’s understandable to feel anxious about the possibility of layoffs. However, it’s important to remember that this is a common reality for many workers in industries undergoing transformation. It’s also important to keep in mind that the automotive industry has a long history of resilience and innovation. Companies that have successfully navigated these challenges have emerged stronger and more competitive in the long run.

While it’s natural to worry about the future, there are steps that employees can take to prepare for the possibility of layoffs. First, it’s important to keep up with industry news and understand the reasons behind Ford’s decision. This can help employees make informed decisions about their own career and financial planning. We also have a Layoff Rejuvenation Workshop to help employees going through similar changes coming in March 2023.

Second, employees should take advantage of any resources that the company offers to help them transition to a new job, such as resume writing workshops, interview skills training, and job placement services. If Ford or other companies conducting layoffs do not have those services available, then the Layoff Rejuvenation Workshop covers all those transitional assistance and more! They should also consider reaching out to professional organizations, such as their union, for additional support.

Third, employees should start considering alternative career options and building their professional network. This could involve exploring other industries or considering a change in career direction. It’s also a good idea to reach out to friends, family, and former coworkers to see if they know of any job openings. This networking with people you already becomes a vital part of what we assist with in the Layoff Rejuvenation Workshop as well.

In conclusion, while the news of possible layoffs at Ford is unsettling, it’s important to remember that the automotive industry is undergoing significant change and that companies like Ford are taking necessary steps to remain competitive. By staying informed, taking advantage of resources, and proactively planning for the future, employees can increase their chances of successfully navigating this challenging time.

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What is Overemployment? How It Can Help You!

If you’re one of the millions of Americans out there searching for a job, you’ve probably come across the term “overemployment”. But what is overemployment, and more importantly, how can it help you? Keep reading & watching to find out!

According to Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of overemployment is 1: excessive employment or use in his case the overemployment of the dash seems appropriate — Journal of Accountancy. 2: a condition in which the demand for labor in a country or region exceeds the available supply
overemployment caused by inadequacy of labor and other resources compared with all the work needing to be done. but…we know have another meaning according to the website Their definition states, overemployed is a community of professionals looking to work two remote jobs, earn extra income, and achieve financial freedom. Be free from office politics and layoffs. Instead, improve your mental health and negotiate a severance.

Being overemployed can be a good thing. What is overemployment? It simply means working more hours than what is considered full-time for two separate full-time jobs. Usually, this is working more than 40 hours per week. You may be thinking that this doesn’t sound like a good thing, but hear me out. Working more hours can actually help you in several ways.

First, it can help you make more money. This is obvious – the more hours you work, the more money you’ll make. But this can be helpful if you’re trying to save up for something specific, like a down payment on a house or a new car. Every extra hour you work is one step closer to your goal.

Second, working more hours can help you learn new things. If you’re in a position where you can learn new skills, take advantage of it! The more skills you have, the more valuable you are as an employee. This can lead to better job opportunities and salary increases down the road.

Finally, working more hours can simply give you a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment to meet your financial and economic goals. If you’re feeling motivated, why not get overemployed?

That’s right, overemployment can help you! It just takes a little effort, strategic planning to find the right opportunity. If you have any questions, feel free to connect with me here or email me at I would be happy to chat with you and see how overemployment could work for you. Thanks for watching and reading!

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Career ReVamp 3.1 – Entrepreneurial Track

This episode of a career revamp series touches on the areas of business ownership and ultimate freedom in the marketplace. It should not be taken lightly Due to the self development it will require of you.

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Career Revamp Series – 1. Know Where You Are Now

I understand that some of you are dealing with some difficult circumstances with your finances right now. I want you to know something…you are in control of your own career and your income. If so, it may be time to revamp your career. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to do this, and you don’t necessarily have to go back to school or start from scratch. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Find a new job in the same field. If you’re unhappy with your current position, look for another job in the same field. This can be a great way to get a fresh start without having to learn entirely new skills or switch fields entirely. Sometimes, the best way to revamp your career is to switch fields entirely. If you’re not happy with your current industry, look into other options. You may be surprised at what you find.

3. Consider entrepreneurship. Are you the type of person who likes to be in control? If so, entrepreneurship may be the perfect way to revamp your career. This option allows you to be your own boss and set your own hours, giving you the freedom to work on something you’re passionate about.

4. Go back to school. If you want to make a complete career.

In the series, we will explore several phases of the career revamp. We will start off assessing where you are now.

1. What are your current skills?
2. What is your knowledge base?
3. Do you have experience with one or several industries?

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Why Personal Credit is Vital in Your Career

You hear people talk about #personalcredit all the time in books, social media and business environments. Why is credit such a big part of success driven conversations? It affects what type of career & business opportunities you have access to and the ability to live in a decent environment.

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Keep Going!

No matter how much effort, time & quality you put into your work, sometimes it is no recognized as much as you would like….KEEP GOING!

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Your Payrate is NOT your only Compensation

I want to make sure you understand all the ways you can be compensated in the job market, not just your #payrate. You can be #compensated through #stockoptions #companyshares and other #benefits when looking for your next #career venture.

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Successful Careers – No College Degree Required (Part 2)

For Part 2 of Successful Careers without a College Degree, we are targeting administratively strong careers with business ownership opportunities.

No college degree required but some start-up capital is REQUIRED…

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