WORKING: NINE-TO-FIVE NEWS
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty
Some Mistakes Are Too Much Fun To Make Only Once.
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind
of Life You Have Lived.
Love What You Do: Do What You Love.
The New York Stock Exchange had its origins as a group of brokers met under
a tree on Wall Street. The date: May 17, 1792.
People who are happiest and most successful have one key thing in common:
If they take an emotional hit, they don't ball up in the fetal position and give up. Amanda Woerner
Closing a Credit Card Acount:
Did You Know ? 78% of Americans mistakenly think that closing a credit card
account harms their credit score ? NOT TRUE ! If it is paid off, it actually ex-
-pands your credit line. (Now You Know.) Better Homes & Gardens 3-2017
Do Not place security freezes on your credit reports UNTIL AFTER you sign up
for credit monitoring, says Identity Theft expert Steven J. Weisman, Esq. In the
wake of a major data breach at Equifax, in which the financial and personal info
of nearly 150 Million Americans was stolen, many consumers have decided to
initiate freezes on their credit bureau accounts at the three major bureaus and sign
up for free credit monitoring offered by Equifax.
But the order in which you initiate freezes and monitoring is important. Because
not only do freezes prevent thieves from opening credit accounts in your name…
freezes also prevent credit-monitoring services from monitoring your credit---
unless you sign up for monitoring before the freezes.
If you have already initiated freezes on your credit bureau accounts, you will have
to un-freeze them (lift the freezes temporarily) in order to initiate credit monitoring
--and then re-freeze them. A freeze or re-freeze typically costs $3-$10 for each of
the big three bureaus-Equifax, TransUnion and Experian, although Experian has
suspended its fee. (The blundering idiots should do a lot more than that !)
BottomLinePersonal 11-1-2017 byline: Steven J. Weisman, attorney in Amherst,
Mass. Author of Identity Theft Alert and founder of the scam-info website
Making a Career Change ?
Changing careers, whether you are 25 or 65, is rarely easy, but it doesn't have to
be difficult once you understand the process involved. Answering these ques-
-tions in a real and honest way: What are my skills, what type of career suits my
personality and what skills can I transfer from my previous work experience?
It is risky changing careers, but you can minimize the risk by taking time to plan
and conduct research.
According to Princeton Creative Research, Eugene Raudsepp identified eight crucial traits that determine how successful you will be at changing careers. Use
these traits as a checklist along with self-insight to determine if you are ready to
Self-confidence-The feeling you can cope with problems and overcome obstacles
Personal esteem-The belief you have about yourself directly influences your
actions and determines the outcome of your plans.
Persistence and Perseverance- The staying power needed to face failure is critical. This trait is more important than talent or a special skill.
Enthusiasm-An enthusiastic attitude often sees the possibilities in opportunities
in a much greater way.
Good Luck-- Being lucky is often being ready to seize opportunities, with the will-
-ingness to take advantage of situation.
Your Response to Failure-Seeing problems as temporary setbacks that must be
overcome will help you increase the odds that failure won't prevent you from
succeeding. You see failure as a chance to learn from the experience.
Flexibility: A mindset of welcoming change will help you stand out from those
who often seek the status quo of staying safe instead of looking for the rewards of
change. It is never too late to look at other types of jobs, as you may take a
temporary cut in pay, but the joy of being in a career that makes use of your best
skills and strongest interests is priceless. (Go For IT !)
Houston Chronicle 10-19-2017 byline: Kimberly Thompson
Between Jobs Ministry:
The Spring-based Northwest Bible Church created Between Jobs Ministry 23 years ago; a small group that helped the church's unemployed members transition back into the workforce. Today, the group has grown to include job seekers who are not formal members of the congregation, including many residents of Spring and Klein, NWBC pastor Roy Farmer said.
The organization has help place more than 13,000 people in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, retail and manufacturing. The Christian-based
group provides free job-hunting assistance for the nearly 400 job seekers who attend the ministry's five-hour seminar every Wednesday. The weekly session covers topics such as networking, financial planning and tips on dressing for work. 'We teach God first, your family second and work third,' said pastor Roy Farmer . 'We teach them how to be helpers.'
Northwest Bible Church, 281-376-1110, 5503 Fellowship Ln. Spring, TX.77379. Community Impact Newspaper 12-2015
Job Search Program : John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda
Dunes, Houston. Near Champions. Joel Bates: 281-444-5757, Bob Gillespie:
281-537-2606. Church office: 281-444-2112. Program is 7 weeks. No Charge.
AARP Foundation Services: WorkSearch Initiative, AARP Benefits Outreach Program, this and more are available to you and me. 1-888-our--aarp or visit: aarp.org/foundation to learn more.
AARP's New Work & Jobs Website: aarp.org/work .
Free: Senior Living and Care Guide for Houston area. 1-800-820-3013.
Retirement & Assisted Living Communities, products and services. Map.
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