There are many ways to pitch in around your community. It is important that we all do our part to contribute to make the towns and cities we live in the best that they can be.
Volunteer: Set up a time to do something good for your city whether it be at a hospital, library or a local business. Delegate some time each month to give back to those who do so much every day.
Serve: Homeless shelters are always looking out for helpers willing to serve food. You can contact a homeless shelter in your area to schedule a time to help out.
Donate: Many people out there are without basic necessities like clothing, shoes and food. There are also those in need of things like books and toys. Find a local donation bin and instead of throwing out your gently used items, give them to someone who truly could benefit from them.
Teach: One of the most valuable and essential skills that contributes to succeeding in the modern world is reading. Take it upon yourself to set up a program where you can teach the children of your community how to read.
Plant: Contribute to making your city or township as beautiful as it can be. Plant flowers in areas that could use an extra burst of color. Always ask for permission before planting on public land.
Clean: If you see some trash around your neighborhood, throw some gloves on and pick it up! Rubbish can make areas look unattended for and uncleanly. It is amazing what a little clean-up can do.
Mentor: Be a role-model to the youth in your community. Team up with local representatives to raise key issues and bring awareness to current events.
You can say positive things all you want, but you have to think positive and act positive for there to be a positive outcome. But how is one supposed to possess an upbeat attitude when things aren’t going their way? That is when it matters the most. Having an optimistic outlook does not translate to denial of your situation, it assists in putting you in a headspace to rise above whatever it is that may be weighing you down. With the right state of mind, you will begin to notice that issues lead to finding solutions and solutions lead to opportunities for growth. Those with a hopeful and confident point of view have the ability to deal with stress more easily. By intentionally increasing the quantity of affirmations in your daily life, the negativity will subside and gradually make its way out of your life.
So keep this in mind as you move forward. You can overcome any obstacle, mind over matter!
This is key! Do not show up empty handed to an interview. Even if you submitted a copy online, be sure to bring a paper copy with you.Handing the employer something tangible will resonate more with them than just a virtual resume. Have a standout resume and be sure it is free of grammar and punctuation errors.
Cultivate a list of questions for the interviewer:
This shows that you care about the position enough to inquire. Not asking any questions at all will make the potential employer think that you are not proactive. They want to hire someone
proactive who takes initiative. This also demonstrates your overall knowledge of the company.
Prepare to answer the question “Why should we hire you?”:
Do not be afraid to talk about yourself and your great qualities that make you stand out above the rest. This is your time to shine. List out three major “Selling Points” about yourself.These are three reasons why this particular employer may potentially see value in you. If you are interviewing for Administrative Work, letting them know that you are extremely efficient and organized.The more you relate your skill set to the job you are applying for, the more likely the employer is to see your value.
Remain cool, calm confident and collected:
Treat all questions as an opportunity to showcase your skills and prove your abilities.There is nobody that can better speak about your work experiences than YOU. This is your time to shine and really show your worth and how qualified you are. Be mindful of how you present yourself and speak articulately
Be sure to have a positive closing statement:
Always end on a good note. You want them to remember you in the best way possible.Don’t be afraid to let the interviewer know that you want the job.You can tell them you were excited initially, but after this interview you are more convinced than ever that this is the perfect fit for you.Let them know why your abilities make you the ideal candidate for the position!