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Wisey Thompson
 

Wisey Thompson recently completed her Medical Assistant program from Allied Health Careers in Texas. She is currently employed at Dr's Boyd office and loving it! When asked what worked of encouragement Ms. Thompson could give to others pursuing their dreams, this is what she had to say:

"I have come to find, no matter how old you are, it's never too late to follow your dreams. Go in with a  positive 'can do' attitude. If you ever get discouraged try and remember all the positive reasons you were wanting to better your life in the first place. I'm 31 years old and a single mother of one, and I graduated with a 4.0 GPA, I received an 'A' on my externship and my school is starting a student of the month". And 2 days after I finished my extern hours, I landed a great job with great pay. So when times get hard, just keep your chin up and remember why you're doing this in the first place. If I can do it, anyone can. But, you have to want it, and you definitely have to work for it. Stay determined. Don't give up."

Online Education:  6 Frequently Asked Questions
By Greg Scott Neuman 
 

Online degree and certificate programs are now common, but many students want to know more about them before enrolling. 

And rightly so. Education can be expensive, so it's smart to do plenty of research prior to spending your money (or worse yet, your lender's money).  Halfway through the semester is the wrong time to figure out you've chosen a program that's not the right fit. Read more.

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Sept 2013                              choctawcareers.com

Upcoming Job Fairs


 

Sept. 12:                Tulsa Metro Urban League Career Expo, 3727 E. Apache, Tulsa, OK - 10a-3p

 

Sept. 12:                DHS Job Fair, Eufaula Community Center, 121 High St., Eufaula, OK - 1p-4p

 

Sept 20 & 21:         Am. Truck Training--Truck Driver Hiring Event, 3200 Aluma Valley Dr., OKC - 10a-7p on Fri / 9a-1p on Sat. (1-800-Trucker for questions)

 

Sept 26:                 OESC Fall Job Fair - Eastgate Metroplex, 14002 E 21st St., Tulsa, OK - 10a-2p

 

Oct. 2:                   OK City Community College Career Fair, 7777 S. May, OKC - Gen. Employers 10a-2p & Health Employers 12p-6p

 

Oct. 10:                 Texoma Regional Career Fair, 99 Waldron Dr., Durant, OK - 10a-2p (Information: 580-380-7361)

 

Oct. 17:                 Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Comm. Job Fair, 1028 E 6th St. Tulsa, OK - 9a-3p (Information: 918-704-2200)

 

Oct. 22:                 Choctaw Career Development Job Fair, Idabel, OK (Information: 866-933-2260 - Stacy)

 

Nov. 7:                  Choctaw Career Development Job Fair, Poteau, OK (Information:  866-933-2260 - Bryan)

 

Find more Job Career/Fairs in OK.  

 

 

5 ways poor manners can sink your job search

By 
Robert Half International

 

Manners aren't just for weddings, fancy restaurants and older relatives. Proper etiquette is essential in every professional interaction, and it's indispensable when looking for a job. 

 

 

Even if you think you have good manners, a small slipup or two could be enough to derail your job hunt. Here are five ways poor manners could sink your job search and easy strategies for coming across with class.

 

1. Only being nice to 'important' people. You're on your best behavior for the hiring manager, but what about everyone else? In a survey by OfficeTeam, 61 percent of executives described their assistant's opinion as important when evaluating job candidates. Read more.


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Employment Spotlight

Found a job you like?

Once you've accepted a job, whether it's your dream job or just a small step on your career ladder, it's important to know how to keep that job!   CareerOneStop.org lays out a formula that you can follow keep your career moving forward:

1.     Know and meet your employer's expectations. Make sure you're clear about what your employer expects in terms of schedule, dress, attitude, and the amount and quality of your work. To understand your workplace culture, read the employee manual, ask your boss directly, and listen and learn from co-workers.

2.     Be a good communicator. Don't be afraid to discuss issues with your boss, but always ask first when a good time would be.

3.     Take advantage of your performance reviews. Stay calm. Learn from them. Ask how you can improve. Most supervisors appreciate employees who are concerned about performance and finding ways to improve. Your job success is also their success.

4.     Continue to learn. Professional development is a key part of career advancement. Take any job-related classes available to you and keep records of the ones you've completed. Talk to your employer about the skills and knowledge your job requires. Ask about on-the-job training. Since it generally costs much more to hire a new employee than to retrain a current one, employers are usually happy to provide training to the right employee.

Remember that your job is where your skills, experience and knowledge meet your employer's needs. To compete in today's global market, companies and individuals need to innovate. Keep looking for ways you can be the kind of person your employer needs.

Get more information on how to keep your job:

 

 

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