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1/17/11 6:49 P

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It is certainly one of the toughest markets in a long, long time out there!

But having a good handle on what it takes to float one's boat and have a job that really fits in nicely with a SPARKED lifestyle is a worthwhile thing to work toward!

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

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1/17/11 6:39 P

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I am really trying to find something that either helps me to be home when my son home comes home from school so he doesn't need to be in daycare or hire someone to take care of him til my husband or myself get home. I am also trying to find something where I can have enough time off so when my son is off I can be off, excluding the summer. I am just looking to do something I will really enjoy and still have a lot of family time. I would really like to try grant writing which I did years ago..but it is slim pickings right now it seems.

As my Father used to say, "You only live once, so do it all!"


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1/9/11 12:33 P

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Keep plugging away...you'll find your niche!

Check out "What Color Is My Parachute?" to prepare yourself...great book for self-reflection / assessment!

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

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1/9/11 8:56 A

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I can't believe its been 4 months since I was laid off. I've had 3 or 4 phone interviews and have my first face to face interview Wed. I am not panicked anymore. I know we can make it on what DH can bring in. I am now looking for the BEST job for me, rather than ANY job. Its a big change in attitude.

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1/6/11 12:27 P

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Good for YOU to take charge of your health! While there are MANY factors beyond our control re: employment, health factors such as healthy food and working out ARE under our control!

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

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1/6/11 12:13 P

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Neat article.

I haven't even managed to update my resume yet, but then I only got laid off 2 days ago. I'm still sitting in the depressed/feeling sorry for myself/angry fog that's been stuck in my head for two days.

I'm kinda wanting to wait til the 14th though, since I will be getting a letter of recommendation from my former boss with my last check. That might make things a little easier in the job search front, even if everyone just finished laying off all their holiday workers. :(

Just got to keep my fingers crossed and see what happens. And work out as much as I can. Now that I have the time, might as well take advantage of my gym membership while I can still afford it.

"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?"
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1/4/11 9:56 A

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"See how you can get a career that lets you choose how you work.
By Yahoo! Education Staff

Around this time of year, it's natural to think about ways you can improve your life. For a lot of people, that means transitioning to a better job.

If this sounds like you, take a moment to figure out what kind of relationship you want to have with your work.

Some careers give telecommuting or freelancing options, allowing you to gain more control over your schedule.

Other careers offer time off around holidays and summers.

Still others have set hours and work that you can "leave at the office."

If you want to achieve work-life balance, check out these careers that let you choose when, where, or how you work."

education.yahoo.net/articles/find_wo
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How is everyone doing revving up your job / career search in 2011? What goals do folks have?

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

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