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Posted 7/28/16 at 10:05 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
Ahhh summer. The time of year known for lazy days by the pool or at the beach, family vacations, festivals, and outdoor concerts. But did you know that the summer months are also a great time to focus on your job search?
Less competition. A lot of people stop looking for a new job during the summer months. They may be planning vacations, their kids are out of school, and life just seems to get busier from May-August. So searching for a new job is often put on the back burner. For candidates who continue to make their job search a priority during these months, they may find that there are fewer candidates competing for the same jobs.
More time for the interview process. Summer is a slower time for many industries, resulting in companies having more time to interview. While it is certainly true that industries like construction and manufacturing are often busier in the summer, many others such as accounting, finance, and education are slow during the summer months. With the busy season behind them, managers have the necessary time to interview new employees. They can make hiring decisions and train new employees before their busy season approaches again. FULL POST
Posted 7/28/16 at 9:50 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
My mom’s moving in with us, and yesterday we moved my mom’s furniture to my house, but there’s still a lot of work to be done at her old house. And in all the work I’ve been doing for the last week I seriously threw my back out. So today’s busy–we have to clean out her kitchen and I have an appointment for a massage or I won’t be able to walk.
I don’t have time to write a post where I’ve done a lot of thinking and made a ton of graphics, etc.
So I’d like to just rant for a few minutes, if that’s okay.
Unfiltered. Unedited. Just me mad. Here goes.
The biological family has already had several children removed and adopted out. Now the next set is in care.
The baby is severely traumatized. She doesn’t cry or anything. She buries her head into your chest and won’t look at anyone. FULL POST
Posted 7/28/16 at 9:46 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
I want to tackle that today, but first an update on my mom’s move into our house.
In less than 4 hours my mom has to turn the keys over to the new owner of her home, and we’re all a little overwhelmed. We were doing so well at organizing her stuff–I made it a rule that if a box came into my house, it had to be unpacked and we had to find a place for things or they had to be given away. And it was working! But then yesterday hit, the last day, when we just needed to get those last bits and pieces out of the house. And there were a LOT of bits and pieces (there always are). So we just stuck them all in my front room.
So we still have a lot of work ahead of us! FULL POST
Posted 7/26/16 at 8:02 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
For some time now I been seeing and hearing the term “Prince Of The Lords Church” in reference to the Office of the Bishop. Now that term sounds real good but I always wondered where it came from and most importantly if ts biblical.
Please do understand that I’m not saying the Bishop isn’t Biblical because it is. I am wondering where is term came from and why it’s become so popular over night.
I did my research to find out that the term isn’t Biblical at all. It’s actually a term founded in the Catholic church but yet so many black Churches use it so freely.
This is what I found the meaning to be ….The term Prince of the Church is nowadays used nearly exclusively for Catholic Cardinals. However the term is historically more important as a generic term for clergymen whose offices hold the secular rank and privilege of a prince (in the widest sense) or are considered its equivalent. In the case of Cardinals, they are always treated in protocol as equivalents of royal prince. FULL POST
Posted 7/26/16 at 7:57 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
“Shhh…Nobody Cares!” That was the statement I saw on a T-shirt worn by a young Native American during my last visit to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. For Natives everywhere, they are a forgotten people. They do not have the media spotlight that Black Lives Matter with law enforcement, Hispanics with the immigration issues, and Muslims with refugees and terrorism all have. All of these matters deserve attention, but why not the Oglala Lakota? Why not Native Americans?
It’s no wonder that many Natives feel that no one cares. Pine Ridge, one of the 326 resettlement areas around America that were set aside by the government for Native Americans, and where the Lakota now call “home”. Over the last few decades, it has either been the first or second poorest county in America. They have the lowest life expectancy in America at 48 years old, which is second in North America only to Haiti. Unemployment shifts between 80 to 90 percent, and alcoholism is as high as 80 percent. One of their most secret problems though is domestic abuse,but it’s unknown how widespread it actually is. To this day, Lakota face racism and sometimes violence when leaving the reservation and come into contact with the rest of society. FULL POST
Posted 7/19/16 at 9:33 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
I have been quite passionate about the first group of women on this blog this year, writing about what submission really means; how to deal with a controlling husband; how we shouldnever make women powerless in the name of God.
But today I am angry about the second group. FULL POST
Posted 7/19/16 at 9:28 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
I cannot believe I’m actually writing this post, but it would be a huge miss not to write something that takes advantage of our world’s most recent social phenomenon. Have you heard? The geniuses behind Pokemon have done it again by creating a new app where people from all around the world can capture Pokemon using geo-location and mapping technology that turns the everyday world into a poke-world. Your bedroom is now an enchanted grassland, and your church is now a gym where trainers from all around can battle.
I’d be lying if I said I never played Pokemon as a young kid, and I’d also be lying if I said I didn’t spend an insurmountable amount of allowance money on cards and other dumb trinkets. Let’s just say, those holographics didn’t hold their value like I thought they would. Pokemon was the coolest thing to hit my elementary school since Neo-Pets and Tamagotchis, and It seems that the “Gotta catch ’em all” nostalgia has caught on with millions of people around the world, seeing as Pokemon GO now has more active daily users than Twitter users on the Android platform. That’s huge! FULL POST
Posted 7/18/16 at 11:41 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
Maybe it has been awhile since you looked for a job. Or maybe you’ve been applying to positions and have not heard back from any of the companies. Regardless of your situation, making a few tweaks to your resume can have a drastic change on the impression it makes. Remember, hiring managers and recruiters spend only 6 seconds reviewing a resume, so it needs to be outstanding.
So how can you make the most of those 6 seconds? Focus on making sure the content and layout of the resume are eye-catching and easy to read.
Spending 10-15 minutes refreshing your resume can make the world of a difference, bringing it up-to-date and ready to help get you a new job. For more tips on resume writing, check out our posts here. FULL POST
Posted 7/18/16 at 11:27 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
Interviewing applicants for an open position can be a difficult task. Many times interviewing responsibilities are given to whatever manager is in charge of the department the open position is in, regardless of whether or not they have any formal HR/Recruiting experience or training.
If you’ve been given the task of interviewing candidates, you might wonder where you should even start. The answer is preparation. There are a lot of questions that you are not allowed to ask applicants during a job interview. This is because information revealed from those questions could result in employment discrimination. Before you begin interviewing, make sure you check out which interview questions are illegal to ask.
Illegal: How old are you?
Legal: After hiring, you can ask are you over 18?
Illegal: Do you have children? Are you planning on having more?
Legal: After hiring, you can ask the number and ages of children for insurance purposes only. FULL POST
Posted 6/30/16 at 11:23 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
In fact, summer’s one of the few times that I let myself read novels, because I have this problem: when I start reading a novel, I am incapable of stopping until it’s finished. So if I start reading one at lunch on a day that I’m supposed to be working, nothing will get done that day (including making dinner) until the book is finished.
But in the summer, when I actually have some free time, I let myself indulge!
And I’m thinking that maybe you do, too.
I absolutely love Jane Austen (of course). I love the sweeping historical epics (like Leon Uris or Brock and Bodie Thoene), the thriller books (like Randy Alcorn), the lawyer books (like Robert Whitlow or John Grisham). I like some Jodi Picoult and Kate Morton because they make me think. I absolutely adore any mystery by P.D. James because her characters are just so GOOD. I come away wanting to have more fruits of the spirit! FULL POST