Friday, August 30, 2013

Great Quote to Practice and Keep In Mind

It's from a couple comments from an article talking about how a climber shattered the Matterhorn speed record.

I love what Casey said. It rings true and is something I should keep in mind when I catch myself starting to feel judgmental about someone else.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Some Words of Wisdom to Keep In Mind As I Begin to Look For an EMS Job

The following is such as well written piece by Dr. Phil, describing exactly the mentality needed to find a job in our time of economic strife.

"If someone started looking for a job today, there is no way of knowing how long it will take. You have to make looking for a job a job itself. It needs to be a 24-hours-a-day, seven-day-a-week, 365-days-a-year job...

Looking Online Is Not the Answer

The number of people who find jobs online is between 2 percent and 5 percent at most. We don't even know if those facts are accurate because no one can define what finding a job online means. It's very hard to define the term, but the odds are stacked against you.

Sixty-nine percent of people only do two things when they go to look for a job: People either call their friends or look on the Internet.

People have to call every person they know, every contact they have. People have to make a passionate approach. Call friends, neighbors, relatives, previous employers, former colleagues, frat brothers, sorority sisters, friends of friends, or whomever.

People assume if they call their church or their friends to ask for help, it's begging, and it's beneath them. It's a matter of picking up the phone and really putting in a lot of effort in talking to anybody who will listen.

People confuse activity with productivity. They update their résumé and keep hitting the send button.

Making Calls

After you send your résumé, you need to pick up the phone, and call and introduce yourself to a supervisor.

If you apply to State Farm Insurance, you call every office in your area. You call the owner, franchise manager, etc.

Ninety-eight percent of companies in the U.S. have fewer than 100 people working for them. Calling one of those managers is not that hard to do."

Reading Bear Grylls' autobiography, Mud, Sweat and Tears has also really given me the motivation to put myself out there face to face with supervisors and managers, all to find an EMS job that I want during my last year as a nursing student, which as of today, with clinical orientation, has begun.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bear Grylls' Mission Everest

Such an awe-inspiring story of perseverance, determination, courage, heart, and love. Such Respect for this man, as well as Gilo, his flying partner.