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Sell Yourself! That’s what author and career counselor Robert Patterson says in Five Steps To CALM – The Next Five Steps to Enhancing “You” the “Product” in Your Career and Life Job Search Management. This career and life management manual provides job seekers with the tools needed for achieving their personal and career goals. It offers strategic ways on how to successfully market yourself in this volatile economy. Pattersons straightforward style puts you on a direct path to ultimate success. His manual is designed to help give you the marketing confidence required when seeking employment. Each chapter provides detailed step by step instructions on: strategies for an effective job search, personal appraisal, career exploration, writing your resume, interviewing techniques, reviewing job offers and much, much more. Visit:

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GBHS Hall of Fame inducts athletes from five decades…By Joel Summer
The second year of inductees into the Gold Beach High School Athletic Hall of Fame includes players and teams from each decade starting in the 1950s through the year 2000. That is 46 years of Panther basketball, baseball, football, track, and wrestling.

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Comments No Comments » – The following tools were developed to help you with your job search & application needs. I hope they help & I also hope there is a Merry-Go-Round somewhere near you… Because there are a lot of fun toys by me, but no Merry-Go-Round to be found! :) Have a great day, and good luck with the Job Hunt! :)

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For this article, I thought I would list five reasons that you should consider homeschooling your children.

Homeschooling is becoming more and more common. Estimates are that there is over 1 million kids being homeschooled in the United States. So what are some of the reasons parents decide to homeschool their children? Let’s take a look at five of those reasons.

Better Education

One of the biggest reasons parents decide to homeschool their children is because they feel they can provide for their child a better education. After all, who is going to know the children more and what they need to learn then their parents? If parents choose to homeschool their children, they can decide what the child should know and keep an eye on their education at all times. A child’s education is one of the most important things in their life, it needs to be top quality.


This can be a heated topic, but many parents choose to homeschool their children so that religion can be brought into the education. Whether you agree that religion should be taught in education or not, it’s up for the parents to decide what their children learn, not any of us. If you are considering homeschooling your children and you want to include Religion, then go right ahead. If you don’t want to use religion, then you don’t have to. It’s your choice! You’re the parent!

Poor Learning Environment

Another reason that parents choose to homeschool their children is due to a poor learning environment at school. Let’s face it, the learning environment at school isn’t usually too great. Classrooms are filled with distractions, interruptions, etc.

I remember one time in sixth grade, right during the middle of class, my sixth grade teacher actually stopped class to run and call into a radio contest show. Was that really necessary? If you homeschool your children, they don’t have to deal with any of this.

Peer Pressure/Safety

Another problem with some schools is the peer pressure from other students and the violence in classrooms. When you send your kids off to school, you just never know who they may interact with and you don’t know what they might be exposed too. Will someone get them to try drugs? Will someone hurt them? Homeschooling your children eliminates that problem.

Family Time

And finally, we come to Family time. This is another reason parents choose to homeschool their children. Life can be busy at times. The kids may be at school during the day, but in the evening, dinner is being cooked, homework is being done, the children are out with friends, etc. How often do you really get a chance to spend time with your kids in the evening? By homeschooling your children, you have the chance to be around them the entire day.

These are just five of the many reasons parents choose to homeschool their children. If you are thinking of homeschooling your children, then good luck with it! I also recommend you check out Professor Homeschool. It is an e-book explaining all about how to begin homeschooling. I went ahead and included the link to this e-book in my author information. It has all the information you need to know to get started. So educate yourself with this information and start homeschooling!

Justin decided to write this article because he was homeschooled since 7th grade and saw the benefits from it. For the complete guide to begin homeschooling, check out: Professor Homeschool – The Complete Guide To Begin Homeschooling Your Children.

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Everyone who is on a job search has different preferences – however, for practical reasons, your job search can’t be longer than what is reasonable. Unfortunately, many job seekers aren’t aware of the intricacies involved in the recruitment process of any organization which can result in longer job search lead times. The second unfortunate thing is that a good percentage of these job seekers have wrong ideas, or worse yet, overestimation of their skills and abilities. This can result in total failure at the prescreening stage.

1. Always Begin With Self-Assessment: This is equally applicable to those seeking subsequent job changes as well as new candidates. Your self-assessment should tell you more about your character type, your job preferences, willingness to take responsibilities and abilities to take risks, as well as whether you are a leader or want to tread a safer path. It should also shed light on your salary needs, in addition to your skill sets and experiences. This includes revelations on your perception of life and your job, the job security you need, ability to multitask and motivate employees.

If you are brutally honest in your self-assessment, it will help you acquire those skills that you lack and target your resume to those jobs that call for matching abilities.

2. Research The Job Market: This is not about just looking at the classifieds in different media, but categorizing them to analyze later as to how many of them match you to about 90-95%. If your tabulation is skewed unfavorably, try and find out the reasons, which could be anything from your ambitious expectation of salary, mismatched skill/age/experience or location preferences. This is what they call the proverbial pin pointing of the problem. Once you identify it, it becomes easier to deal with realistically.

3. Choosing a Career Field: Although this is broadly decided through your education, you need to identify your niche to choose a field and narrow down your job search. Bear in mind that your chosen field probably has prospects and growth potential within the industry to make room for future job changes. For example, choosing to be a cost accountant has a higher scope in every respect than a broad-based job search for an accounting position.

4. Improve Your Job Search Skills: Student counselors and HR counselors assess and guide your job search skills. Being on track and informed keeps you abreast with changes in job market demands. Job search skills include adaptation to circumstances with respect to your resume, interviews, and handling salary issues and behavioral issues effectively. Career workshops are critical to learn what employers’ expectations are, how they are changing and how to handle sticky issues effectively.

5. Job Search Campaign: Begin your campaign with realistic targets for a start date, job position, location and salary. Shorter targets normally mean accepting smaller salaries and organizations. Expanding your network, pursuing advertisements, approaching employers directly, having target cover letters and resumes and being enthusiastic & persistent will pay off handsomely in both the long and short run.

Your job search strategies should address all the concerns of both the employers and yourself. The five tips above lead you on the path to a better job search and are effectively designed to plug the holes on either side.

Heather Eagar is a former professional resume writer who is now dedicated to providing job seekers with resources and products that promote job search success from beginning to end. Grab your free job search tips at

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  • ISBN13: 9781418040505
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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This workbook presents a highly successful, national job-search program with an approach to career development. The Five O’Clock Club job search philosophy educates its members about the entire hiring process and takes the reader from the initial stages of preparing a job search campaign to the final stages of the job search process, whereby members learn how to turn job interviews into offers, and how to negotiate the best possible employment package. Special fea… More >>

The Five O’Clock Club Job Search Workbook

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