Category Employment

Podcast #82 Saying Good Things About Yourself

 Published in the category Employment, General Practice

I’m an extremely dependable person. I’m a person you can depend on.   If I say I’m going to get something done, I do it. Whatever I say I’m going to do, I do.   I’m a good listener. I’m good at listening to others.   I care about people. I’m an empathetic person.   [...] Read More

Podcast #43 Looking for a Job

 Published in the category Employment, General Practice

Conversation between William and Andrew. W: Hey, Andrew, how have you been? A: To tell the truth, not great. I lost my job four months ago and I’m looking for work. W: I’m sorry to hear that. What happened? A: My company laid off about 20% of its employees. W: How are you doing with [...] Read More

Podcast #27 Job Application

 Published in the category Employment, General Practice

I’m filling out an application for a new job. I’m not sure who to give as a reference. They usually get in touch with at least one reference. So you want references to say good things about you. But a reference on an application shouldn’t be just a friend. References on applications should be people [...] Read More

Podcast #9 Retirement

 Published in the category Employment, General Practice

In the old days, you were employed by one company your whole working life. In return for your loyalty, the company paid you a pension when you retired at age 65. The combination of the company pension, social security payments from the government, and personal savings enabled many to have a reasonably comfortable retirement. Those [...] Read More

Podcast #5 Changing Jobs

 Published in the category Employment, General Practice

Susan heard about a new opening in her company. Susan heard about a position opening up in her company. Susan heard about a job opening where she works. She read the job description. She read through the job description. She went over the job description. She thought the job sounded good. The open position appealed [...] Read More

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