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    Easy Way To Get A Strong Personal Reference - October 1, 2015 by admin

    Having to get letters of recommendation can be a stressful thing to do.  You may not always feel comfortable going up to someone and asking them to write a letter on your behalf.  Here is what needs to be done to make this process easier.

    Build a strong relationship with the person from the start!!

    Whether it be your boss, professor, whoever keep this in mind from the beginning.  At some point you will probably need to use that person as a reference.   It’s best to start from the beginning building a strong relationship with that person.

    I’ll use a college professor for example. During thefirst day of class, make it a point to have yourself stick out in this person’s mind, even if its not necessary.  For example, stay after class and just talk to your professor about the class for a while.  Simple small talk like this will help you build a strong relationship with your professor.  Once a week make it a point to have a conversation with them.  When the time is ready, it will be no problem for you to ask them for a reference since over the course of time you have put in the effort to build your relationship with you professor.

    This pays off with the reference too.  This person can now truly elaborate on  how you may be an easy person to get along with, or how you stayed after class for help.  A strong reference can be the difference in getting a good internship, job, whatever it may be.  The key point here is to start from the beginning, and follow thought with building and maintaining a strong relationship.

    Job Seekers, Beware of This Scam! - September 26, 2015 by admin

    “The money’s the same, whether you earn it or scam it.” – Bobby Heenan

    This is most likely the motto of Exam Services, a company that recently scammed me. (I DID get my money back!) We all know scams are out there and most of us don’t think we will fall for them. I personally had never been scammed before but that is exactly when you are most susceptible to a scam , when you are least expecting it. Here’s what this slick little scam is.

    I’m sure everyone has been out of a job at some point in their life and decided to browse through the Sunday classified in search of some job openings. Well if you happen to see a lucrative ad for Post Office job claiming to pay over $50,000 per year with full benefits, STAY AWAY! The ad lists a 1-800 number which when you call is really Exam Services. Here is what happened to me when I called the number.

    I was on hold for roughly five minutes when an operator came on and quickly said welcome to exam services this is so-and-so how many I help you. Now if you are not listening intently you will not hear the welcome to Exam Services comment because you were on hold so long and likely were not paying attention. This is your ONLY clue you are not with the Post Office, so if you miss that you may be out around $120. While talking to the operator I asked several questions specifically related to the Post Office job, all which were answered with the impression I was talking to a Post Office employee. During the entire conversation I was being given a pitch that jobs were available and that I would need these study materials to pass the exam. This is where they try and get you to fork up $120 to pay for these “study materials.”

    What the “study materials” really are is a worthless, but expensive study guide. You definitely do not need this to become a Post Office Employee. I do not know how this advertising technique used by Exam Services is legal but it somehow is. It is purposely misleading solely for the purpose of making poor, unemployed people pay money for something they DO NOT need.

    To sum up my adventures, I filed a complain with the BBB. After a few weeks I was contacted and informed I was entitled to a refund. So people please, beware of post office ads in the newspaper because I know they are out there, and spread the word of this sleazy scam!