Never under estimate your intelligence. When you have a great thought or idea write it down! Carry a small notebook or journal and keep all your innovative ideas close at hand. This is the most amazing of times because there are so many outlets where you can take your innovative ideas and develop them. Think in terms of programs like Shark Tank and http://www.Inventions.org . There are also many other programs that work with inventors to help take the idea to product while using sponsors money to help with cost.
Where ever there is a task that needs to be done there is an opportunity for a business. If you get a trade such as welding, construction, plumbing, computer science, sheet metal work, you open up even more possibilities for yourself. There is nothing like the satisfaction that comes from being able to say “I built that or I helped build that”. When you can say something like that you are leaving a legacy for yourself. Never undervalue the ability that you have to build with your hands.
There are many other services that can lead to a business you can start. My Uncle Bill made a lot of money when he started a janitorial business in New Orleans cleaning office buildings. He started by cleaning the offices himself. He did such a great job that he began to be overwhelmed with referrals. He had so much business that he had to hire other people to help. Later he took the role of marketing and shopping for jobs while running the business with hundreds of employees. This can be you.
If you offer a service that is dependable and run with honesty and integrity your business will have the potential of going from a one or two person enterprise to as large a company as you want it to be. This could be a janitorial business, a dog walking business, a shopping for the client business, a laundry business, a tech business helping people with their computers, a urban farming business, a companion business. Where do your talents lie? What do you have to offer? What service can you offer that will meet the needs of others? What job can you do for people that they dread doing themselves? Make a business of that.
When I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1980, to be a manager or head nurse a person needed a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. The Diploma Nurse was a nurse that had graduated from a nursing school that was part of the hospital where the nurses trained. These nurses had received most of their training on the job in the hospital under the teacher and other nurse’s supervision. They had much more practical knowledge and were well trained as nurses when they graduated. They were now being grandfathered out and their schools were being closed.
When I started nursing school training had been moved to the college level. The majority of the training was done in the classroom with very little practical training in the hospital. When I graduated with an Associates Degree in Nursing I had a lot of head knowledge about diseases and treatments, but I had very little practical training in the hospital with hands on nursing. I really had to learn all the hands on nursing while on the job after graduation. I learned how to start intravenous therapy while on the job by following the intravenous therapy nurse around for a day starting IV’s.
I believe this change in educational experience was not to create better nurses because it did not do that. Rather I believe it was to make more money for the colleges to the detriment of the practical training for the nurses.
The head nurse at the hospital I worked for had her bachelor’s degree and it was a well known fact to be in management it was required for a nurse to have their Bachelor’s Degree in any major, not necessarily nursing.
Now to be in management it is necessary to have at least a Master’s Degree. Preferably this degree will be in nursing. Often the person will have a lesser degree in nursing and then their Master’s is in either business or management. The trend is that the more people get their bachelor’s degree then the requirements are moved up to have your Master’s degree to be in management.
Now that more people are getting their Master’s Degree I expect the requirement will move up for people to have their Doctorate Degree in order to qualify to be in management. This is the way the elite stay elite and they attempt to keep the common man down. If the common man is getting a higher degree, then the elite must stay one step ahead by staying one degree ahead. The person with the highest degree is the one to win the prize. It has nothing to do with that person having the most practical experience.
There is no replacement for practical experience when it comes to knowledge. Tell that to the elite and the colleges that they fund and keep in business. Many older workers with years of experience on the job have seen young people come in to the workplace with degrees and no practical experience at all and then become supervisors or managers. The older workers have to train the young “bosses” with the degrees on how the business runs. Why not promote from within and get managers that actually know the job and business to run the business instead?Does that just make too much common sense?
Maybe we need to reevaluate the way we educate our young. Let us go back to having vocational schools to train our young people for careers instead of worrying about keeping our colleges funded. What are our priorities? Our young people and their well being or keeping colleges in business? Let us make our young people and their well being the priority. Let us train people for the jobs that we need filled to run society and keep our people working. This is how we will make our country strong.
Robots are being used in not only manufacturing but also in police work. The robots go in to an area with cameras before the police enter. This is a means of gathering data but also protecting the police officers in their duties. The robots are known as “Swat robots” which is a very fitting name for a robot that leads the swat team into what can be a very dangerous location.
The study of robotics can not only pay well but can be a fun and exciting job. If you are the kind of person that has always enjoyed tinkering with machines, robotics could prove to be an excellent choice of careers. It could be a career that might represent child’s play at first glance but is a serious career that could aid you in much success in the satisfaction of the job as well as great pay. Read more in the following article by Clarke Canfield:
Team,We will be sponsoring a hiring event for M&M MARS Chicago & Burr Ridge locations. The hiring event will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Illinois workNet Center-Oak Forest, 15900 South Cicero Avenue, Building B, 2nd Floor, Oak Forest, IL 60452, commencing at 10:00AM – 1:00 PM (Forklift Drivers, Machine Operators, & Picker-Packers).
All the candidates would have to complete an Online Application as well as Skills Test. The entire process should take 60 minutes or less. After completing the application and the Skills Test, the recruiter will interview candidates in 10 – 15 minute intervals. We will schedule approximately 20 – 25 candidates with recruiters by invitation only who have been confirmed. Please forward any candidates who you deem qualified.
The positions that are available for both sites are the following:
1. Forklift Driver (Burr Ridge Location) – 1 year experience with sit-down reach truck including stacking and removing materials from 4-5 tiers
2. Forklift Driver (Chicago Location) – 1 year experience with sit-down reach truck, push and pull slip sheet truck including stacking and removing materials
3. Machine Operator (Chicago & Burr Ridge) – 1 year experience operating and production machinery including changing and installing wrapper roll for product.
4. Picker-Packer Positions (Chicago & Burr Ridge) -no experience required.
SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
· Must be 18 years old; Able to stand on feet 8 – 12 hours per day; Must be able to lift 50 lbs
· Must be able to pass Pre-employment Background Check and Drug Test (e.g. employer will check for FELONIES and misdemeanors)
· Must have reliable transportation for Burr Ridge location(Public Transportation or Metra Stations ARE NOT NEAR the facility)
· The positions are full time
RATES OF PAY
Burr Ridge Facility-
· Forklift Driver – Up to $11.75 – 10 positions
· Machine Operator – Up to $11.75 – 10 positions
· Picker Packer $08.50 – 20 positions
· Facility-Forklift Up to $11.25 – 10 positions
· Machine Operator Up to $11.25 – 10 positions
· Picker Packer/Production Worker – $8.25 – 20 positions
NOTE: Applications will be distributed and completed at the time of the interview. The shift times and rate differentials will be discussed with each individual candidate.
Sewer Pipes to be used for a $1.5 billion upgrade project in the Middle Tennessee area.
There are big construction needs coming up in Tennessee in the near future. There is a $1.5 billion dollar project to upgrade sewers and storm water infrastructures that will bring massive jobs to the Middle Tennessee area that will last for at least a decade or more. This is a mandated Federal Project. The training is for anyone who is willing to work hard and grow in knowledge. The opportunity is especially attractive to anyone in the state of Tennessee who would like to find a job close to home and family instead of having to relocate. If this is something that interests you then you can find out more by reading the following article by Joey Garrison:
We talked about this before but here I come to you again to talk to you about the cost of unemployment. When I come to you with these articles I do so to show you that I am not just coming to you with my opinion but also with the facts.
I was in Nashville last night and picked up The Tennesseean which is the local paper. I was intrigued when I found the following article about unemployment. It was found that there is fraud in the state of Tennessee to the extent that even dead people have been getting unemployment benefits! They even had state employees receiving unemployment!
I am not really surprised because where ever money is involved there are thieves not far behind. If this is happening in Tennessee I am sure it is happening all over the country. The country sports debt in the billions of dollars yet we have fraud in the millions of dollars as well. Instead of raising taxes on the hard working people of America, why not crack down on the thieves that are stealing our tax money instead. This includes not only individuals but the corporations and banks that have been shown to steal tax payers money.
You can read the details in the following article by Nate Rau:
North Dakota is where business is booming and the unemployment rate is 1.7%, the lowest in the country. This is happening because of the oil boom in the area. The workers are moving into the area but there is not enough housing for all of them. There is a need for construction workers, teachers, police officers, store keepers, and the people that work in the oil business as well. Where ever there is a boom in business there is a boom in all other services. People are moving in the area to fill the need in the oil industry. When there is a growth in population there is a growth in all areas that pertain to people. Not only will they need more houses. They will also need more roads, more grocery stores, more schools, more of every kind of speciality shop, more coffee shops, more entertainment venues, more doctors, more nurses, and more lawyers. You name it and they will need more of it. Consider moving to North or South Dakota and you will most certainly be lucky in finding a job of your choice. Read more in the folioing article by Kris Hudson:
There are an over abundance of law students without jobs, but rural America is without enough lawyers. Have you ever thought about living the simple life in the country? You could be a big fish in a small pond. The cost of living is more affordable in the country or a small town. Often property tax is much less as well. Your pay may be less, but it will not cost you as much to live as it would in cities like New York, Chicago, or any of the other urban area. Life is slower in a small town. There might not be as much stress. Most of all you would meet a need and would be valued. It would be a change of culture but you may learn to love it. Consider moving to Nebraska or South Dakota if you are a lawyer without a job. Find out more in the following article by Ethan Bronner:
Age of The Railroad Returns. It Just Might Be A Great Place For You to Work.
Trains are coming back in popularity! They never left popularity in places like Chicago. But now their value is being realized again the world over. Why? Because they are more inexpensive as a means of shipping then are trucks at this time. They are becoming more efficient and with the cost of fuel they save companies money in shipping. My husband, the train nerd, will be thrilled because trains are going to continue to be around a long, long time. They are calling it the “revival of the railroad age”. Read more in this great article by Betsy Morris.
Liberal Arts degrees were first established to give the wealthy the opportunity to get a general well rounded education so they could have intelligent knowledgeable conversations with each other. It gave them appreciation for the arts. It was never designed to help anyone get a job.
Later on every child was urged to get a college education. Often when that young adult graduated from high school and it was time to begin college they would not yet know what they wanted to be when they would grow up so they started with liberal arts.
Now a college education is too expensive to just “play around” with taking classes till you decide what you want to do with your life. Though there is value in knowing someone will finish what they started by getting even a liberal arts degree. It is of little value to that graduate when it is time to get a job. That is why it is important to instill in our children to have a direction in what they want to be when they grow up by the time they finish high school. That way they can go to school with purpose taking the courses that will get them to their goal of getting a job when they graduate.
There will always be time to learn the liberal arts for all of their lives. The fact is that we should be learning and growing every year. Get a degree that will help you get a job. Go to vocational school so that you will have a trade when you graduate. Then continue your education for the rest of your life by reading, taking classes at a university or online, watching the history channel or discovery channel and learn the other things that make our lives so rich and rewarding like the liberal arts.
You can read more on this subject in the following article by Mary Beth Marklein: