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where I learned all about medications. We studied their chemical structures, uses, interactions, how to compound them, dosages, and many other details. We also studied a great deal of medical subjects, such as diagnostic and treatment criteria. Legally, pharmacists are not allowed to diagnose, but laws are changing and we may one day have the power to prescribe, so school had to prepare us for that as well. I wanted to be a pharmacist because I love science and medicine, and I also love helping people! I have been successful because I work hard, study hard, and because I was given a great deal of support from my family, friends, and community. The Choctaw Nation has also provided me with a great deal of financial assistance and encouragement, which definitely made a huge difference. My advice for pharmacy students is to study hard and not panic about the NAPLEX because it is not as difficult as you imagine."
 

 

 






No Credit History?  You can still buy a car 

Eileen St. Pierre, The Everyday Financial Planner

 

It can be frustrating. You know you need to start building a credit history, but no one will give you a loan because you have no credit history. Where do you start? Many people begin with a car loan. Here are some tips to help you get your first car loan.

Pull your credit reports
You can get a free credit report every 12 months from each of the three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) at www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling
1-877-322-8228. Even if you do not have a credit history yet, it's a good idea to check your reports and look for errors. You
will want to correct them before applying for a car loan.
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June 2014                      choctawcareers.com 

These are the jobs employers are desperate to fill 
Martha C. White / June 3, 2014
 

Are you a skilled tradesperson? A teacher? Even a waiter or waitress? If so, you're in luck: These all came up on ManpowerGroup's newest annual Talent Shortage Survey as occupations employers around the country are scrambling to fill.

 

Overall, 40% of U.S. companies responding to ManpowerGroup's survey saying they're having trouble filling positions, just one percentage point more than last year.

 

There are some notable differences, though: The biggest reason companies cite is a lack of technical skills, but the percentage of companies who say that's a culprit has dropped a little bit since last year. Meanwhile, employers are more likely to say this year that they can't fill positions because workers want more money than they're willing to pay, they can't find people with the right experience or there's a lack of applicants entirely.

 

"Talent shortage is clearly having a negative impact on employers' abilities to drive value for their customers," says Rebekah Kowalski, principal consultant with Right Management, a ManpowerGroup company. Read more.

 

  

 

 

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It can be FRUSTRATING!

You know you need to start building a credit histroy, but no one will give you a loan because you have no credit history.  Where do you Start?


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Don't Let That Criminal Record Dampen Your Job Search 
  by Florence Lewis/April 22, 2014

 Finding a job was stressful enough, and now if you have a criminal record it becomes all the more difficult. Irrespective of whether you have been in prison or have had just a minor brush-through with the law, employers get reluctant to hire you the moment they discover there is any kind of criminal record involved. What other's do would not be in your hand, but what is in your hands, is how you carry the record, and how you look for a job. With the right persistence and perseverance, finding a job, even if you have a criminal record may not be as impossible as it seems.

 

Be aware of your rights

You don't have to let all the cats out of the bag, and you legally have a right to do that. Suppose your arrest is currently pending, or you are going through a pre-trial adjudication for an offence that is not criminal by statute, or you have had a minor drug offence and quite some years have passed since the conviction, or you have been able to erase your offence by obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation (or any other similar legally valid document). The same also would apply if you had been accused by a juvenile court and have now matured into a full-fledged adult citizen of the country. In this case, you may have to get your juvenile records sealed or expunged.

Getting offences expunged or sealed

Not only if you are juvenile, you could get your offences sealed or expunged even if the offence was committed as an adult. Get in touch with your attorney, parole/probation officer or public defender if this could be done so that the next time somebody asks you the conviction question, you can legally say 'No'.

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