Category Archives: General living

On-line job seeking platforms

Finding a new job in any industry or field is challenging today with the use of online applications and competition. Utilizing tools such as CareerBuilder can help to gain the exposure necessary to be considered as a potential candidate for any position you are interested in with the right experience and qualifications. CareerBuilder is one of the largest online job-seeking platforms that assists individuals in finding the right placement in most industries available today.

Upload and Save Resumes

Using CareerBuilder is an ideal tool for uploading and saving different versions of your resume. When you are applying for different positions and want a customized resume for each position using the tool is a way to expedite the process of submitting your entire application to a potential employer.

Store Cover Letters

Having another location to store cover letters is also possible with the use of CareerBuilder. Storing additional cover letters is a way to ensure you are sending the right message to hiring managers each time you submit your job application for any available position. Utilizing multiple cover letters allows you to guarantee you are implementing the proper keywords and phrases for each type of position you are interested in, regardless of industry.

Receive Job Alerts

A benefit of using CareerBuilder regularly when seeking out new jobs is the ability to sign up for newsletters and job alerts that are customized to your own needs in terms of careers. Receiving job alerts directly into your inbox is a way for you to have the ability to apply for positions quicker than competition, increasing your chances of receiving an interview request. Getting job alerts delivered directly to your inbox is a way to save time when searching for new available job openings near you. Using the job alert function gives you more insight into the industry you are working in along with the type of positions that are most in-demand regardless of your field.

Search for Positions by Keyword and Industry

With the use of CareerBuilder it is possible to search for positions and job openings that are relevant to your own qualifications and personal and professional experience. Seeking out positions by keyword and industry helps to save time when you are looking to apply for multiple jobs in one sitting. Finding Kool Smiles jobs and positions along with various companies you are interested in within the same field is all possible with the use of the search engine available directly on CareerBuilder.

Apply Directly On CareerBuilder

A major advantage of using CareerBuilder online with an account yourself is the ability to apply directly for the positions you desire without leaving the actual site itself. Submitting applications with CareerBuilder is a step-by-step process, allowing you to add cover letters, resumes and additional information separately from each application you complete. Taking the time to ensure all information is relevant and accurate for potential employers individually increases your chances of standing out and making a solid impression.

Learning how to put CareerBuilder to use for you effectively is a way to outperform potential competitors while reaching the right recruiters or employers. Spending time to complete your profile with a variety of cover letters and resumes drastically increases your chance of being selected by the right company for you and the position you desire most.

I am not happy with Mr. Groundhog today

Apparently Mr. Groundhog has seen his shadow and the “experts” say that means a late spring. First of all, I don’t believe it. Second of all, if I were hibernating and was rudely awoken to “forecast” when spring is coming, I’d predict a late spring all of the time just to “tick-off” the folks that had so rudely awakened me! And, I’d be biting someone’s hand, too!

Fabulous Feathers

Feather boa centerpiece (free clip art)

Feather boa centerpiece (free clip art)

If you think feathers are for the birds, think again. The following are just a few of the ways you can bring the natural beauty of feathers into your life:
Fashion

Today feather boas are enjoying a renaissance in the fashion world. In addition to their use as costumes in the performing arts and in period clothing, boas are finding their way into weddings and onto runways. Of course they are still popular fixtures in Halloween costumes and bachelorette parties, but the availability of high quality feathers such as coque, chandelle, ostrich and peacock is making the boa a must-have for fashionistas. Feathers are also finding their way onto shoes and into earrings, hair extensions, hair pieces and fascinators.
Crafting

If you’re the DIY type, feathers can be perfect for making jewelry, accenting clothing, and even scrapbooking. Feathers are also ideal for decor ranging from photo frames to stunning object d’art. Need a little light in your life? Take a clear mason jar and place a plastic, non-flammable tea light in the bottom. Fill the jar with feathers of your choice and voila! You now have a beautiful decorative light perfect for a romantic dinner or quiet evening in.
Function

Feathers aren’t just beautiful, they’re also functional. Consider these uses:
• Quills. Long before there were ball point pens, people wrote with ink and quills made from turkey, peacock or guinea feathers. Channel the spirit of Shakespeare and write your next missive with a quill.
• Placemats. Available in peacock, pheasant and guinea, feather placemats add elegance and sophistication to any table.
• Flies (for fishing). Feathers aren’t just for frivolity. Fly fishermen (and women!) use feathers to make their own lures. Rooster, duck and guinea are popular feathers used for fly tying.

No matter how you use them, feathers are a soft, sensual, beautiful option.

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Sparks flying

Over the years I have owned several dogs. I think that the first dog that I bought was when I was around the age of twenty-two. At the time I lived in an apartment that did not allow dogs or pets, but there had been an incident where a person had broken into my apartment and since I lived alone and was in the apartment at the time I pleaded with the property manager of the apartment complex to allow me to get a dog. Since I had been an ideal tenant for several years by then the apartment manager agreed to let me have a small dog if I took it to obedience classes.

Thus began my life with dogs. I love dogs. Many of my dogs I obtained as puppies, and I was able to have a lot of control over how they were socialized and trained. More recently, however, I have joined the crusade for rescuing abandoned pets from animal shelters, and those dogs have always presented a more challenging time to get them to learn what is and is not acceptable in my house. For example, I had recently fostered a couple of dogs that I was told were already several years old and were house pets. Why, then, when I turned on my heating pad to warm my feet this morning did sparks fly and the circuit breaker blow? Upon closer inspection, the cord had been chewed during the course of the night. I’m just really glad that nobody was hurt and the house did not burn down!

2015 Concerts and Tours Heating Up

rock concert (free clip art)

rock concert (free clip art)

The way your favorite artists sound on your computer or music player is nothing compared to the way those artists sound in person. While some blanch at spending money on expensive concert tickets, going to those shows is a simple way to support your favorite artists. Some of the top artists of today will join together for some of the hottest shows of the upcoming year. Whether you’re a traditionalist who loves classic rock, or you prefer the more popular music of today, now is a good time to learn more about the hottest tours and concerts of 2015.

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac gained a new legion of fans after an episode of the television series “Glee” centered on the band’s music. Singer Stevie Nicks later brought more attention to the band after appearing and singing on “American Horror Story: Coven” before coming back to the band. Fleetwood Mac now features the same original lineup that recorded a series of hit songs years ago. Though the band went on tour in 2014, their fans clamored for more. After selling out venues across the country, Fleetwood Mac announced plans to go back on tour.

Billy Idol

Jordan Kurland and others who appreciate the sounds of the late 1980s and early 1990s can look forward to seeing Billy Idol back on tour. Best known for songs like “White Wedding” and his white blonde hair, the singer will hit the stage in 2015 for a concert that many believe might sell out. Though Idol performed throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s, he also took some time to focus on his family and his personal life, but the singer is now back with a vengeance. Opening up for Idol are the bands Tropical Depression and Little Man.

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks is the top selling country music artist of all time. He recorded a series of hit songs and set records that artists like Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift have yet to break. After trying to cross over into the pop music world, he returned to country and spent several years recording before retiring to spend time with his wife, fellow artist Tricia Yearwood, and his family. Jordan and anyone else who has a fondness for country music will see Brooks tour the country in 2015. Garth Brooks, Billy Idol and Fleetwood Mac represent some of the top concerts and tours for the upcoming year.