kids until we were in our 30's or 40's - I still have 3 kids to get through college.
2. Many of us refinanced our homes to pay for college, and are now upside down on these "investments."
3. Lots of us bought 2nd homes or invested in condos in Florida. Good luck with those for the next 10-15 years.
4. Personally, I have no interest in driving a Winnebago. I don't want to beep when I back up.
5. Retirement account? What retirement account?
6. I never enjoyed golf.
7. Mall walking is not very appealing, either.
8. Traveling has lost its romance: Having to partially disrobe and get scanned, find everything you've just placed in little plastic dishes, and then sit in an airline seat retrofitted for munchkins, has no relationship to enjoyment.
9. Yes, I've planned my retirement.
10. It will happen when I drop dead.…
ompany name is Professional Search, i get calls all the time from folks who want me to find their ex-husband or their missing kid. When i explain that we don't do that kind of search they ask me what i do. When i tell them we find people for companies i had one say, "Well i didn't know that companies used private detectives to find people." I told her we were not private detectives we were recruiters. She sez, "oh so you work for the military finding people who have gone AWOL.
I looked real quick and gave her the number for a P. I. it was obvious we were not on the same page and were not going to get there any time soon.
P. S. The site is doing some crazy stuff. I am getting emails for multiple comments from people that are not showing up on the site then they do but the emails are duplicating. Jason is aware that something is jumping around so keep the faith.…
tes for employment consideration.
Among other discussion points regarding approach and preparation--I use them as exhibit A, B and C to point out flaws in their image, approach and preparation--or lack there of.
Job Fairs, by their nature, focus on face-to-face meet and greets--which is pretty straight forward. The innovative aspect comes into play in how certain employers recruit beyond just standing in front of their booths waiting for the ideal candidate(s) to come by.
I have plenty to share and do so regularly (see commentary on Abbott Laboratories photo and others).
In this particular photo, the lack of any visual other than the word “SPRINT” printed on yellow plastic background suggests the Sprint folks felt they would invest in sending their “crack recruitment team” of decision makers to represent their BRAND and recruiting interests…or not.
What do you think? Did Sprint pull it off? If you are Joe or Jane college graduate—among the 250-300 employers at a career fair—would Sprint by high on your list of an employer to spend precious time with?…
and my legs when they stuck to the car seat." "When they asked me what i thought my negatives were i had to fight not to say, "Well i was dumb enough to fry my butt on the way to this interview does that count as a negative." She is funny and i think we will have an offer by Monday.
@Tino We have bug spray, send the 70 degrees. It's so dry here that they won't live long anyway. One of my charismatic friends mentioned to me the other day that maybe this was the end of days based on all the predictions. The only thing i could think of to say was, "Well if that is what it is, i hope your friend gets it over with pretty quick because in my belief system if this isn't purgatory i may straighten myself up pretty quick.
Public Service Announcement. If you are in Texas don't forget that your animals are stressed by heat. Be sure they have shade and water. Plastic swimming pools make good dog spas in this kind of weather.…
st red flag that you are worried about your age that you can wave unless you wear a t-shirt that says, "nobody will hire me cause i'm over 50 and i'm terrified."
We are who we are. We have worked as long as we have worked. We can not change our age or experience. We may be able to fool a few people once in a while and get an interview because somebody glances at a resume and thinks our first job was in 1990. We still have to walk through the door and interview. Most people do not like being tricked. The philosophy that if we can get the interview we can overcome age is ridiculous. If someone is not going to us because we are too old they are not going to hire us. We probably can't prove it and we sure put ourselves behind the eight ball by waltzing in at age 60 after presenting a resume that made us look like we were 42.
Be real and sell reality of experience and maturity. That's what we have unless we are willing to have plastic surgery, fasify our birth certificate and kill our two oldest children…
lso makes a strong impression
In July 2003, the consortium of Arup, architecture firm PTW, the CSCEC (China State Construction and Engineering Corporation) and the CSCEC Shenzhen Design Institute (CSCEC+DESIGN) won the international design competition for the National Aquatics Centre for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The competition, which was judged by a panel of international architects, engineers and pre-eminent Chinese academics, commenced with submissions from ten international consortia and also involved a public exhibition and vote.
The Water Cube looks set to be ready in October 2007. Both the concrete and the steel structure have been completed, and 500 m² of prototype cladding was installed in April, 2006. The next phase is to install all of the cladding and then follow on with de-propping the internal structure and completing the interior.
The building's structural design is based on the natural formation of soap bubbles
To arrive at the building's structural design, which is based on the natural formation of soap bubbles to give a random, organic appearance, we used research undertaken by Weaire and Phelan (professors of physics) into how soap bubbles might be arranged in an infinite array.
To bring the design to life, the individual bubbles are incorporated into a plastic film and tailored like a sewing pattern. An entire section is pieced together and then put into place within the structure. There are interior and exterior films, and the film is then inflated once it is in-situ. It will be continuously pumped thereafter.
The actual pumping has been sub-contracted, and once the installation is complete the operator will be responsible for both the operation and maintenance of the facade for ten years. This was a key component of the brief and in the choice of contractor.
The project is an opportunity for us to offer our expertise in sustainable services. The building will use solar energy to heat the pools and the interior area, and all backwash water is to be filtered and returned to the swimming pools.
The scheme and design for the project was developed in Australia. The project has now been handed over to a team in Beijing who are taking care of the construction.…