What Is Your Calling?

This morning I watched this video.  The video made me think about many of you who are undecided about your career path. Some of you are stressed, just thinking about your options.  I am here to tell you, don’t stress… I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.  🙂   Seriously, it’s okay if you haven’t narrowed down a specific career. You have plenty of time.

This is not a video that you must sit and watch, so plug your ear buds into your phone or other device, follow the link below and listen to the talk. Enjoy! 🙂

Seasonal Sales Positions

Brooks Brother’s Factory Store

Sales Associate – Retail sales experience necessary
Apply in store – To apply, you must be at least age 18.

Chaps – Coming Soon!

All positions being filled – applications available at the store
Apply in person.  The minimum age requirement has not yet been confirmed,
so I recommend applicants 16 or older apply.

Lane Bryant Outlet

Sales Lead & Key Holder Positions
Apply online at http://www.LaneBryant.com\careers
or apply in store. To apply, you must be at least 18.

Michael Kors

Seasonal Sales Associates
Send resume to: MKO.00152@michaelkors.com
Attn: Rafael & the position you are applying for
To apply, you must be 18 or older.

G by Guess

Seasonal Sales Associates needed for the holidays
Minimum age to apply is 18.
Apply in store.

Tips For Applying To College

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

I know, I know, it is only September.  However, at the blink of an eye, seniors, you  will be receiving your high school diplomas. Juniors, you’ll be amazed that in two months, you will begin your senior year.  The rest of you, get ready!

Many of you have dreams about getting accepted into your dream college.  Some of you know exactly where you want to pursue your post-secondary education, while others are still deciding.

Whatever your situation, I am asking you to read the link below on avoiding mistakes when applying to college and watch the video on what goes on behind the scenes at Harvard’s admissions office. I read and viewed the video online this morning. Both may help you with your college plans.  I also ask that you share the information with your parent/guardian as well.  The more informed you are; the better off you will be on your college journey.

If you have questions, don’t be afraid to talk to you high school guidance counselor; they are trained in this area and can help guide you and your parent/guardian to make the best choice for you.

Mistakes to avoid when applying to colleges.


Spring Job Fair

Spring Job Fair

Youth 17-21 years of age are invited to attend

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“All Wars Memorial Building”
(Soldier’s Home)
1510 Adriatic Avenue, Atlantic City

Participating Employers include:

~ AC Line ~ AtlantiCare ~ Atlantic County One Stop Career Center ~Golden Corral Grill & Buffet ~ KMart ~ Kelsey & Kim’s Southern Cuisine Restaurants ~ McDonalds ~ Taja Construction ~ US Army ~ Wawa ~ and more!

Below are a few tips to guide you:

If you want to be taken seriously, you must dress appropriately.  Meaning you should not wear jeans, hats, hoodies, scarves, sneakers, or have visible electronic devices.  Your clothes should fit your properly— pants should cover your behind & your underwear ARE NOT visible to others.  Your hair should be neatly styled.

Avoid speaking in slang!  “Yes sir, Yes Miss, Yes ma’am, etc…”  Bring the name & phone number of at least three (3) professional references.  They should not be related to you.   Ask your teachers, a coach, a club advisor your guidance counselor for permission to use them as a reference.  Bring your own pens (not pencil) with you.

You should conduct yourself in a friendly manner.  Smile and greet others with “Good Morning” or “Good Afternoon.”

Go to bed early the night before so that you wake up early, rested, and refreshed.  You will do better when rested.

Sample interview questions are available on this page.  Select the “interview” tab and read through the questions.

The job market is tight.  You are competing with adults for employment.  For you to successfully compete with adults, you must step up your game and show potential employers that you have what it take.  Oh, one last thing.  If you have a résumé, bring extra copies.

Mark your calendar and good luck!



Geek VS Jock

I don’t remember from whom or where I picked this up from, but I thought it was interesting.  Read on..

Michael Jordan makes over $300,000 a game (before retiring).
That’s $10,000 a minute, an average of 30 minutes per tame.  With $40 million in endorsements, he makes $178,100 a day, working of not.  If he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 every night while visions of sugar plums dance in his head.

If he goes to see a movie, it will cost him (around) $7.00, but he will make $18,550 while he is there.  If he decides to have a 5 minute egg, he will make $618 while boiling it.  He makes $7,415 per hr. more than minimum wage (whenever this was calculated).  He will make $3,710 while watching an episode of friends.

If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX ($90,000) it would take him a whole 12 hours.  If someone were to hand him his salary and endorsement money, they would have to do it at the rate of $2.00 per second.

He will probably pay around $200 for a nice round of golf, but will be reimbursed $33,390 for that round.  Assuming he puts the federal maximum of 15% of his income into a tax deferred account (401k), he will hit the federal cap of $9,600 at 8:30 a.m. on January 1st.

If you were given a penny for every $10 he made, you would be living comfortably at $65,000 a year (as a single person).  He will make about $19.60 while watching the 100 meter dash in the Olympics.  He will make about $15,000 during the Boston Marathon.

While the common person is spending about $20 for a meal in his trendy Chicago restaurant, he will pull in about $5,600.  This year (the year this was created-unknown), he will make more than twice as much as all U.S. presidents for all of their terms combined.

Amazing isn’t it?  HOWEVER, if Jordan saves 100% of his income for the next 250 years, he will still have less than Bill Gates has today.

Game over. Geek Wins!

Have a fabulous day!!  🙂