I am taking a break from cleaning after camping, to let you know of a great website. Yes, I am still cleaning. I decided that I would also purge and organize each room as I get to it.
First, my friend Marni texted me yesterday about a great Youtube video about this guy named Salman Khan. He created a site called Khan Academy as a learning tool for children. It is a way for your children to learn what they want at their own pace. It emphasizes that not everyone masters a topic in the 30minutes that the teacher discusses it. Children naturally learn and develop at their own pace. Unfortunately, many schools do not acknowledge this. The site is full of over 2400 videos covering a multitude of topics, and practice exercises. There is a knowledge map that your child or you can follow. The possibilities are endless. The absolute best part is it is FREE. After going through this site, I would pay a monthly fee for it. It is that amazing. My 8 year has some difficulties in math, and I cannot wait for her to watch some of the videos. I cannot wait to develop a knowledge map for myself. I am a science geek, and would like to refresh. I could talk about this site for forever, but I want you to check it out here. I promise you will not be sorry! It just further emphasizes the fact that I need an iPad in the house for my children’s education.
After you have educated your mind from childhood though adulthood, you now have to put all that education to use. It is time to look for a job. Not just any job, but that job that is going to help you change the world! I wanted to be a doctor, but took the MCAT, and decided it probably was not for me. Plus, I new how badly I wanted to be a wife and and a mommy. I became a nurse, and have never been more happy with my decision. I am a wife to a wonderful man and the mommy to three beautiful little girls, and am leading the life that God has intended for me to lead. Isn’t it funny, I always thought my life would take a different path than it has taken.
Resumes have been tweaked, and the interviews are rolling in. Your one thought should be is… What do I wear? Yes, I truly believe that you can sell yourself with your appearance. Smarts go a long way, but the time you take to present yourself can make a world of a difference.
When I was in high school and looking for a job, my mother always made me wear a dress or a skirt. Business attire was always required. I see people walking into places of business in blue jeans and sneakers, and I am appalled. Now, I know that not everyone can afford business attire, but I go the goodwill on a weekly basis to look around, and I always see business attire clothes. I think people carry themselves differently when they are dressed for success.
Imagine how fierce you would feel walking into a job interview looking like this! The shoes alone say this job is mine!
So if you are in the process of tweaking your resume and looking for that perfect job, remember that you are a whole package, and how you are wrapped can speak more words than what comes out of your mouth.