Prepare To Answer Job Interview Questions

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Humble

  1. How do you feel about this opportunity?
  2. What work experiences have you had that prepare you to be successful in this position?
  3. What do you see as your three greatest strengths?
  4. What do you think is your biggest weakness?
  5. How do you learn best? How would you describe your learning style?
  6. You’ve obviously accomplished a great deal. To what do you attribute that success?
  7. We all make mistakes. When you discover that you have made one, how do you handle it?

Honest

  1. Do you think that telling a “white lie” is ever justified “for the greater good”?
  2. If things go wrong with a project, what obligation if any do you feel compelled to share with your boss?
  3. If someone else has wronged you in some way, how do you deal with the situation?
  4. Can you tell me about a recent situation where you had to share bad news with someone? How did you handle it?
  5. Have you ever been in a situation where you had to make good on a commitment that you wished you hadn’t made?

Hungry

  1. Are you satisfied with what you have accomplished in your life so far?
  2. Where do you see yourself in three years?
  3. What are your biggest personal goals? career goals?
  4. Would you consider yourself a reader? What kinds of things do you like to read?
  5. What was the last book you have read? What are you reading now?
  6. How do you make sure that you follow-up on your assignments? Do you have a system?
  7. How do you typically prepare for meetings?

Smart

  1. How well did you do in school? If you had to do it over again, how would you have done it differently?
  2. What do you wish they had taught you in school that they didn’t?
  3. Do you consider yourself a smart person? If so, why?
  4. What’s your general approach to problem-solving?
  5. How would you describe your learning style?
  6. What are some of your interests outside of work?

This Horse Has a Powerful Message for You

“I live near many neighbors who own horses. While in the store the other day I talked with neighbor Karen in the store. She proudly showed me pictures of her three horses. She has one show horse Sabrina, another named Tahoe and the miniature horse Delilah who will never grow any taller (pink blanket). Karen rescues horses that are neglected and abused. Wow! That’s her calling and passion in life.  We all have different callings.

horse story KarenI realized in some ways that I rescue people who want to give up or who have lost their faith and passion for life. The small miniature horse had never seen over the wall because of her size. Once Karen rescued her, Delilah has seen so much more and spends her days with healthy and cared for horses. She was confined and limited physically and visually. I thought about people who are not around healthy people. There are so many who have never SEEN “over the wall” of their fears, abuse, poverty, small thinking, addictions, family dysfunction and broken hearts.
That short encounter standing in line at the Dollar Tree Store with Karen and hearing about Delilah reminded me why I do what I do.  After 30 years on my path of speaking, teaching and rescuing others with limited vision, I think God knew I needed some affirmation and a divine push so I wouldn’t give up. I want to inspire others to climb, leap and see over their walls. I want to inspire people NOT to have a limited and miniature size faith. There is so much more of life to experience. My joy and purpose is to inspire people to have the courage, faith and perseverance to overcome the walls that THEY BUILD themselves AND the walls the enemy, the haters, the critics or society builds to limit them.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor, http://www.DoNotGiveUp.net
“With you I can charge into battle; with my God I can leap over a wall.” Psalm 18:29

How to See Your Possibilities More Clearly

  “I remember laughing with one of my beloved spiritual Mothers about her vision. She told me that after finally removing her corrective glasses from her cataract surgery, she thought someone came in and repainted her home.  She said everything looked so bright and new.
     That’s what happens when we get our vision corrected.  We begin to see life differently.
     If you have no vision for your future, everything will seem dark and gloomy.  The word of God tells us that, “A man without vision will perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)
 how we see things    Let me encourage you to get a new vision for your life this year.  Get clear about your priorities and goals to overcome blurry vision.  Begin to SEE your possibilities and abilities to create the life you want to live.  Begin to SEE that you do not have to allow your past to become your identity.  Begin to SEE that there is life after a break up, divorce, death of loved one, lay off or setback.  Begin to SEE that you can overcome the darkness of depression and hopelessness.  Begin to SEE that you are worthy and courageous enough to take action toward your goals and dreams.  Begin to SEE with your spiritual vision the car, home, graduation, health, loving relationship, recovery, business, ministry, etc.  Begin to SEE your beauty, strengths, gifts and talents.  Begin to SEE that God’s grace and power are within you.  God’s promise over life never changes.  Once you change how you SEE your life, everything will look bright and new.  It is a choice to correct your spiritual vision.    Jewel Diamond Taylor, www.DoNotGiveUp.net

Divorce Survival Tips

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Divorce can be a very messy, costly and stressful time.  I just wanted to share some helpful strategies for those in this dilemma from  experienced civil and family attorney Areva Martin  who offers her tips for how to protect yourself if you’re getting a divorce. Know your rights when it comes to spousal support, child support and marital assets — you’re not as powerless as you may feel.

Divorce proceedings are like war in most cases. You need to be prepared for the battle.
Before you even consider filing, consult with at least three attorneys in your area to find out upfront fees, etc. Seek good advice early on. Most cities have legal aid societies, and many lawyers offer free 30-minute consultations. Also, meet with your accountant to understand tax consequences and other issues related to valuation of property, retirement plans, stocks, etc.
Consider the timing of your divorce. If your spouse is due a bonus or raise, wait until it is paid out before filing, to avoid any claim that its not marital property. If you have been in long-term marriage, stick it out to the 10-year mark. This will help you get more of your spouse’s social security. Once you decide to get a divorce, file first. There are some advantages in a divorce proceeding for the person who files first.
Make yourself indispensible. Make sure your name is on all bank accounts, investment accounts, deeds of trust, utilities, etc. and that joint signatures are needed. This will prevent your spouse from raiding your bank accounts.
Make copies of all documents (tax returns, bank statements, credit card bills, W-2 forms, mortgage statements, loan agreements, etc.)
Track down the assets. You need to know where every penny is. This includes bank accounts, stocks, bonds, jewelry, etc. In a divorce, each spouse has to disclose all assets, but often individuals are less than forthcoming. Know what is out there as half, or some portion of it, is yours.
Protect your credit. You will need your credit to start your new lifestyle. Don’t co-sign for your spouse.
Stash some cash. You need to start saving your money well before you file. Your spouse probably already has money tucked away.
Try to negotiate temporary support payments. If you and your spouse are able to talk, try to negotiate temporary alimony and child support payments that will tide you over until divorce is final.
Separate your money. Take half of the money out of your accounts so that you will have some money to live on and so that your spouse won’t beat you to it.
Dust off your resume. Even though you may be entitled to alimony, it’s discretionary, and it won’t last forever.
Custody is decided by the courts when contested. It’s better to try to work something out before getting the courts involved. The courts have an obligation to determine who is in the best position to care for the children and what is in the best interest of the children. In most cases, assuming both parents are fit, the court will award joint custody, as law assumes children need both parents.
Don’t put the kids in the middle. Keep your kids out of it. Don’t involve them in the decision to get a divorce or any of the particulars. It’s bad for the kids, and it makes you look bad in a custody battle.
Don’t alienate your children from your spouse. Judges hate this, and it’s bad for the children.
Child support is mandated by law ” don’t worry. If your spouse has a job, and you have the kids, he or she will pay child support, and it can be garnished from his or her wages.
Document any type of abuse.
Decide who to confide in. During this planning stage, keep your discussions limited to one or two people you can trust and who you know won’t talk to your spouse.
Don’t fall for the hype. Don’t let your spouse convince you that you will end up with nothing, or you will be kicked out of the house. Your spouse doesn’t make these decisions, the judge does. Half of everything your spouse owns belongs to you.

5 Bold Ways to Stand Out and Land Your Dream Job

Doing your homework is one thing, but an excellent resume doesn’t cut it in a crowd of equally strong resumes. Instead, start thinking, planning and creating. As long as you’re prepared for a bit of hard work, you can find ways to stand out from the crowd.

Click this link below to read the entire article by Ron Stewart

http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2014/10/27/5-bold-ways-stand-land-dream-job/

If you need a spiritual boost in your prayer life for a new job, visit

http://www.DoNotGiveUp.net/JobPrayer

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Making Better Decisions (2014)

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Your daily decisions shape your destiny. Make up your mind that your thoughts, words and actions will break cycles of frustrations and failure.  Make up your mind that you will invest in your success, health, faith, abundance, relationships and purpose.

Train your mind to SEEK opportunities.  SEE opportunities.  SEIZE opportunities.  SEE that you are worthy, willing and courageous.

There are no guarantees. Certainly you can never know in advance whether a decision will be correct, therefore, you must be prepared to take risks.  The more courage you show in making decisions, the more you improve your skill.

Look for the opportunities. If you make a mistake, view it as an opportunity to learn what didn’t work and why. Many times decisions are reversible and you can change your mind.

Hindsight is 20/20.  You might discover in hindsight situations that may have affected your decision had you known about them earlier.  This is normal and typical but should not stall your decision-making process.

Don’t make hasty and emotional decisions especially when you just received a large amount of money from gambling, the lottery, job bonus, family inheritance, insurance settlement or when you are hungry, angry, lonely or tired.

The habit of avoidance and procrastination is costly (financially, physically, your relationships and your peace of mind).  Listen to my CD on Procrastination to learn the power of making decisions and taking action.

Do not get stuck and do nothing. If you’ve done everything you can to make a good decision and still can’t make up your mind, do not delay making an important decision for fear that you don’t know enough or will make the wrong choice.  Make decisions with confidence and courage.

Don’t let fear stop you. Sometimes people become so paralyzed with the fear of making a wrong decision that they panic and lose sight of what they’re trying to accomplish.  This hinders making any decision.  Don’t assume the worst or allow other people’s opinions to cloud your judgement and faith.  Don’t second-guess yourself and talk yourself out of action, momentum, breakthroughs and peace of mind.

When all is said and done, all you can do is the best with what you have to work with. Do not underestimate the power of intuition, intelligence, ideas and instincts.

Scripture suggestions about making decisions:

Proverbs 3:5-6, James 1:5, Jeremiah 33:3

Big Important Tip for Your Success

Writing down your goals and intentions will force you to clarify what YOU want.  Imagine going to the airport with no particular destination, time or date for departure or return?  You will get no where until you are specific and clear.  Your life is more critical than a trip.  Your life needs focus, intention and clarity.

writing down goals 2Writing down your goals forces you to select something specific and decide what you want for your life journey or simply your daily tasks.   Write down your goals as if you were placing an order for your goal to be manufactured in a factory or is if you were planning your ideal vacation. Writing down your clear and measurable goals (e.g. what, when, where, why, who) and revisiting them regularly will help you to stay on track.

If your goals are out of sight, they are out of your mind.  Keep your written goals visible and review them often.  Read my e-book “The Main Thing is to KEEP the Main Thing, The MAIN THING. $8..99  

No, you may not achieve all your goals in life, but you certainly increase your chances of achieving your small or big goals, if you write them down. So watch out for the distractions, doubt and procrastination. Stuff happens in life, so don’t be easily discouraged.
Life can be challenging and bring a lot of obstacles.  If you are not seeing progress in your life, it can be depressing.  So remember the habit of writing down your goals which allows you to see your progress and celebrate as you check off each mini-goal achieved.

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