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Lasea Been came to Career Development wanting to start a new career after working as a waitress. With the help of Choctaw Nation's Career Development Program, Lasea graduated from the University of Central Arkansas and is now working as an Occupational Therapist for a rehab facility in Northwestern Arkansas.

She would like to thank Choctaw Nation and the Career Development program for meeting all her needs during her time in college and helping achieve her career goals.

8 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters
If you're emailing a resume, your cover letter will deliver the first impression. These eight tips will help you craft a better email cover letter.
As the saying goes, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. If you're doing a job search or resume submission via email, the first impression any employer will have is from your cover letter.
How should a cover letter look? Some tips for writing a cover letter are standard whether you're e-mailing or snail mailing: Be professional, with correct spelling and grammar, and-very important-
do use them. Other tips pertain only to the electronic medium, and when disregarded, could ruin your chances before your foot is in the door.
Here's what you should you consider when crafting an email cover letter.

Don't waste your subject line

What you write in the subject line can determine whether your letter gets read, according to Lydia Ramsey, business etiquette expert and author of
Manners That Sell. "Don't ever leave the subject line of your email blank and don't waste it by just inserting the job number," Ramsey says. "The subject line should be clear and specific to the job you're looking for." An example: "Bilingual CPA seeks account manager position."
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Great Grilling Tips to Save Money! 
Eileen St. Pierre, The Everyday Financial Planner
They say the official start and end to summer are 
Memorial Day and Labor Day, respectively. Grill 
season lasts much longer in the St. Pierre household. 
It usually starts in early April and lasts until sometime in October. Once it starts, I do not use the oven - period. We'll grill dinner every night, as well as occasional lunches. Our family laughs at us. They know once we "spring forward" we cook outdoors, 
and once we "fall back" Eileen starts using the oven.

Here are some great grilling tips to save you money: 

Grilling helps lower your air-conditioning bill. 
Running the oven during the summer can really heat up the house, especially in early evening during 
the hottest time of the day. We try to pick the last really cool day in spring to run our oven through its 
cleaning cycle with the windows open.their death.   

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Join us on Thursday, May 19 for a virtual financial town hall. Certified Financial Planner Dr. Eileen St. Pierre will answer your financial questions in a webinar format from 3:00 to 4:00. The town hall will "open" for questions at 2:00. Participants can enter their questions in the chat box. Eileen will start answering them at 3:00 in the order they are received. All participants must register for the meeting beforehand. This is necessary so Eileen can follow-up with them afterward if she is unable to fully answer their questions during the town hall. All participants will be emailed a recording of the town hall afterward. 
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Prepping for job market:  College vs. Technical Training  
May 9, 2016  
After training for five weeks to be a truck driver Malachi Hill Bey will take his CDL truck driving test this month. If he passes, he will be making at a minimum, $42,000 a year.

The North College Hill resident, who is taking the training course through Napier Truck Driver Training in Hamilton, will have no student loans and immediate job opportunities, as CDL truck driving is one of he most in-demand jobs both regionally and nationally.

"The earning potential is high and I can travel across the United States," he said. "And if I ever decide to go back to school, I would be able to pay for tuition on my own, given the salary."

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's 2020 Jobs Outlook estimates that the top five fastest growing jobs in Greater Cincinnati will require less than a bachelor's degree.

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