Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Business Card

Friday, September 25, 2009

My Online Reputation

By reading through "Managing Your Online Identity" I realize that I have to have a stronger online identity. I want to brand my myself in a positve light and not negitively. There are certain things that I have to be aware of like, what I post on my MySpace page and what I say on my page. There are always things that could come back to haunt me later down the line. I also want to be sure not to say anything about other people that I know that do not want their business out on the internet. I mainly think that it is about common respect.
When it comes to my visual identity, I want to present myself in a professional and appropriate manner. I do not want some party animal picture being posted on the internet for prospective employers to see. I want them to have a professional image to look at and maybe that image will give employers the right representation of what I am about.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ever Changing Workplace

The workplace has changed so much in the last ten years or so. I mean think about it. Who remembers how big and bulky computers were back in the day? You could not even fit one in your car now you could probably fit at least 30. You have to be on your toes and make sure that everything you do is correct or its possible you could get fired. I think that its so much harder to find a job now then it was back in the day. You could walk into a shop and you would be handed a job but now you have to be a bit more professional, have a cover letter, reume and references if you want a good paying job.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Usefulness of Career Inventories

I believe that the usefulness of Career Inventories is invaluable. The inventories help to put you in the right direction of what career you want to do. Understanding what you want to do in life is a challenge for everyone. I do not think that most people know exactly what they want to do. If you take some sort of test maybe you can be "pushed" in the right direction. What better way to put yourself out there than to have a resume, cover letter and references to show someone that might be a potential employer? That just shows that you are "on the ball" when it comes to the things that an employer would want.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Mission Statement

Being a proactive person I sometimes let my environment dictate the way I think, feel and behave; however, I know that I have to change this way of thinking. I have to gain awareness to the things that I CAN help and those that I must leave behind. I have a vision of what I want to be and where I want to be but I have a hard time actually getting there. I am not sure what my roadblock is but maybe if I could define that, I would have an easier time. I do not think that I take time to nurture the relationships that I have. I just kind of take things for granted. I try to have integrity by sticking to my true feelings, values and commitments. Sometimes it is not as easy as just saying that. Very often I find myself saying, "I'm not trying to hurt you but I can not find another way to say this..." Its not that I want to hurt someone. I just want the person to know that I'm not being mean. I don't know how to correctly phrase what I want to say. I attempt to be mature and not hurt any person's feelings. I am so guilty of not actually listening to people. I totally do what the fifth step says-all the time. Perhaps I should step back and take the time to listen and really hear what someone is saying to me. I love being different. That is what makes me, me. I enjoy not being like everyone else. If we were all the same it would be a very boring and lonely place. I do burn both ends of the candle all the time, but I need to take time out for me and relax a bit more. These are some of the things that I would like to do.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Heather Carrier is from Lapeer, Michigan. She is taking Professional writing to expand her knowledge of how to write. She would like to open a restaurant and serve the best food in town, which is why she is attempting to get a Bachelors degree in Business. She loves to make people happy and what better way than to serve food the way people want it? She wants to satisfy the foodies (people that enjoy good food) of the world with wonderful food so that they want to come back again and again. She wants to make a good lasting impression on all of the patrons of her restaurant. She wants to make food the way people want it. She wants to own her own restaurant that serves corn dogs, chili cheese fries, and good home cooked meals. Her intended audience is the people that want good food for a good price.