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Supporting the Children’s Wish Foundation

DBC is supporting the Children’s Wish Foundation by making a monetary donation that will help children who are seriously ill. With the help of sponsors, this foundation provides very sick children with the opportunity to do something they have always dreamed of experiencing. These wishes vary from taking a trip with family and friends to meeting an athlete they idolize. These wishes help the children enjoy time with their family or do something exciting that does not revolve around their illness.

Our company enjoys sponsoring charities like the Children’s Wish Foundation. The combination of our company’s donation and the foundation’s efforts bring a smile to a sick child and provide that family with a memory they will have forever!


 


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Posted by on October 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Ways to Get Your Résumé Noticed

“Because hiring managers are receiving large volumes of applications, job seekers have just seconds to make a lasting impression,” said Jason Ferrara, senior career adviser at CareerBuilder. “55 percent of hiring managers told us they spend a minute or less reviewing a new resume, while another 29 percent spend one to two minutes reviewing one.”

If you’ve been sending out résumés without any response, here are a few ways to get your résumé noticed:

1. Start from scratch
A new year means a new résumé. Even though it might not sound like fun to rewrite your whole résumé (it probably won’t be), give it a try. Obviously, if you didn’t get any bites last year, something was a little off with your current résumé. Rearrange some sections, try a different format and use a different font. Just switch things up a little bit and see what happens.

2. Make your achievements stand out
Many job seekers list their job duties on their résumés, but not their accomplishments. Although your past duties are important, employers care more about your ability to produce results. Try separating your daily functions from your achievements by first listing your job duties in a paragraph format, and then incorporating a bulleted area below that is titled “key accomplishments” to list your successes.

3. Include a summary or objective
Including a summary on your résumé is one of those steps that many job seekers forget to take — and if they do remember, they usually include the wrong information. Employers want to know if you’re a good fit for their organization, so writing something like, “To gain experience in X industry,” doesn’t say much about you or what you can do for the employer. Your career summary should portray your experience and emphasize how it will help the prospective employer. It should be specific and include explicit industry-related functions, quantifiable achievements or your areas of expertise.

By CareerBuilder

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Loving Your Job!

Author and inventor Dewey Sadka came up with four steps to finding a job you love!

Fifty-seven percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job enough to take it seriously, according to a 2008 study by Taleo Corp., a California company that provides talent management software.  How can you do a great job if you don’t give your career 100 percent? Moreover, when you despise the day-to-day workplace grind, you’re not focused on how to better yourself.  No wonder studies have shown that when you love your work, you’re more successful, even less stressed. That’s exactly why it’s so vital, before you invest time and money, to research your best career matches.

Below find the framework of a “career business plan.” Use it to find a career that you will love.

1. Set a goal
· First-time job seeker
: You need experience. Be concerned only with getting it. Discount higher salaries or even somewhat unpleasant duties. Investigate where you can best get on-the-job training. Visualizing opportunities ahead is energizing.
· Career experienced: Expand your list of available jobs and their descriptions. Based on your current experience, explore which recommended careers are best-suited to your career path. Look for a niche that’s not saturated with other applicants.
· Student: As you read about each career, answer the question, “What would you love to do?” Transfer your idea into both a long-term and a short-term plan.  Then, choose a curriculum that will land that first job.

2. Create a success-driven mindset
It all starts with you. When you feel confident about your future, others respond with positive offers of opportunity and support. Here are ways to create a successful mindset:
· Say no to ego-driven goals: Avoid status-driven self-proclamations.  View each career in the light of how much you would enjoy day-to-day tasks. If you choose a glamorous career, be aware that it’s very competitive.
· Link careers: Where do you want to be in five years? Ten years?  Create a career growth plan. For example: secretaryexecutive administrative assistantoffice manager. Success in the real world is a step-by-step process. Build your step-by-step résumé with enthusiasm and doors will open.
· View career choices as an investment: Don’t snub the low-wage occupations or take the highest-paying career choices. Instead look at the long-term training benefits. Where will it take you?
· Seek work that looks fun: Job enjoyment creates competency, and that translates into success and further opportunities. Ask yourself, “Would this career be fun?”  Even if you’ve already worked at a particular job and it didn’t pan out at the time, it might still lead to a great career with another employer.

3. Make a plan
Imagine you are actually working in each listed occupation that’s of interest. Ask yourself, “Would this job be fun and easy to do or learn?” If so, it could be the best path for you.
· Select five short-term jobs:  Be realistic. Which five occupations can you competitively interview for right now, based on your education and experience?
· Select five long-term careers:  Think big. What five careers can you qualify for in five or 10 years?  Don’t form an opinion until you have reviewed all of your options. Assign the highest rank to those job descriptions that are most appealing.
· Select only the high-growth occupations: Getting that perfect career is something of a gamble. Increase your odds of winning by selecting only the high-growth job descriptions.
· Get the facts: Read about each occupation that “appears” to be enjoyable. Then, be totally honest with yourself. Which day-to-day career lifestyle would really suit you best? One place to start is http://www.bls.gov/soc/.

4.  Just do it
Get disciplined and don’t allow self-doubt to keep you from moving forward.
· It’s not personal: Don’t let false pride slow you down. Get your face or résumé in front of every friend or prospective career opportunity.
· Run the numbers: Get as many interviews and résumés sent as possible. Make it fun! Run up the numbers.
· Be proud of every “No“: Don’t fret over rejections; it will only diminish your self-confidence.

 

By Dewey G. Sadka, inventor of The Dewey Color System’s Color Career Indicator 4.0

 

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2010 in Uncategorized