As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: September 13th, 2010Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
The scenario repeats itself over and over. You read a job listing and with each qualification they desire you become increasingly more excited - this one is in the bag. So you send off your resume and wait with hopeful anticipation that quickly morphs into self-doubting anxiety when that response fails to come. At times it may feel like your resume just sinks to the bottom of a never-ending pile, regardless of how perfect you are for the position. In actuality, however, your resume might not have even made it through the computerized screening process employers utilize, never reaching human eyes. And if it has, it may be one wrong word that landed yours in the recycle bin.
Posted on: May 12th, 2010Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
Have you ever Googled your own name? That may not be a question you hear often, but when you take the time to do so, you may be surprised by what you find. Believe it or not, most employers Google the names of perspective employment candidates to see what they can find, and you do not want them to find your Purim pictures on Facebook.
Posted on: April 14th, 2010Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
Ever since ISROYAL started the VIP service for travel to Israel, I have signed on for every flight. Every time I land in Israel, someone is waiting for me as I disembark from the plane, to take my bag and whisk me away to passport control and collect my suitcases. And then off to Jerusalem I go. If my suitcases are not held up by the baggage handlers, the whole process from start to finish is less than 30 minutes. The VIP service really makes one feel like royalty.
Posted on: January 15th, 2010Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
Dear G-d, As a mourning Yesoma sadly left behind I’ve been turning things over and over in my mind And have resolved to speak directly to You, my Creator For who better to understand us – there is none greater It’s You who can comfort us and wipe away our tears It is […]
Posted on: January 13th, 2010Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
Educational degrees in both teaching and administration abound. But when it comes to managing schools, few universities offer courses devoted to helping school principals and other administrators learn the management skills necessary to successfully run a school - specifically, a Jewish school.
Posted on: June 17th, 2009Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
Who are all these ladies with the gray hair and/or sheitels? We are all looking into each other's faces for a glimmer of recognition. Thank goodness everyone has a nametag; it makes it so much easier to identify each person.
Posted on: May 20th, 2009Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
Dear Young and Not Pressured: I am responding to your letter from two weeks ago. I take issue with both your general message and with many of its specifics. The general message you sent is to put your energy and focus into whatever intrigues you, i.e. your career, socialization, etc. And then when your […]
Posted on: May 14th, 2009Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
Now that you know how to research companies before an interview, the next step in the process is to present the proper image and be fully prepared for the face-to-face meeting.
Posted on: May 6th, 2009Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
I've long been familiar with the saying "Man proposes and G-d disposes," but the depth of its meaning was recently brought home to me suddenly and unexpectedly.
Posted on: May 6th, 2009InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
On any given week, one can hear Aaron Klein's voice on the radio or read his articles online or in print media. Now, this investigative Jewish Press columnist, WorldNetDaily.com Jerusalem bureau chief, and author of Schmoozing With Terrorists has completed his second book with the provocative title The Late Great State of Israel. He recently spoke about his new book with The Jewish Press.
Posted on: March 26th, 2009Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
Before you begin preparing for an interview - a word of caution. If you went through this process easily in the past, don't expect a repeat performance. Moreover, if you're still following the advice of gurus like John Crystal and Jeff Allen; don't. Their advice is obsolete. In 2009 there is a new reality, and unless you are mentally and emotionally prepared for it, you're in for a rude awakening.
Posted on: March 16th, 2009Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
If you are old enough, you may remember how your job search was predicated on getting a head start on the Sunday editions of the New York Times and the New York Daily News and making a list of all the places you would call and all the resumes you would mail out on Monday morning.
Posted on: March 11th, 2009Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
Advanced technology allows information to flow instantly 24/7/365, which is why job boards have become larger and more sophisticated. But before you boot up your computer, you need to know which boards to use.
Posted on: February 27th, 2009Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
This past week the national unemployment rate reached 7.5 percent, and many of you are wondering, "How do I find a job in these turbulent times?" There is no quick fix solution; however, I can share with you what people who are conducting successful job searches are doing.
Posted on: February 25th, 2009Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
Imagine yourself a business owner who provides an incredible service; however the market is saturated with your Competition. What's more, customers have no clue about the value of what you have to offer; it's as if you don't exist.
Posted on: January 2nd, 2009Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
Lilly Friedman doesn’t remember the last name of the woman who designed and sewed the wedding gown she wore when she walked down the aisle over 60 years ago. But the grandmother of seven does recall that when she first told her fiancé Ludwig that she had always dreamed of being married in a white gown he realized he had his work cut out for him.
Posted on: November 7th, 2008Sections → Magazine → Potpourri
"Mama Rachel, I missed you!" I half-sob. "Mama Rachel . . . how could I have waited so long to visit you?!"
Posted on: October 22nd, 2008Sections → Magazine → Archives
Question: For whom will you be voting in next month's presidential election?
Posted on: September 24th, 2008Sections → Magazine → Archives
Question: What are your hopes and wishes for the new year?
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