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Turning Misery to Melody

Since Justin Larkin hasn’t been able to perform publicly because of the pandemic, the singer-songwriter has been writing new material. Larkin says he’s excited to be creating new music in his …

Kirk Baumann, team member experience manager with O’Reilly Hospitality Management says social media can make or break your career. He says they Google applicants names to see if they are a good fit …

Katherine Trombetta with the Missouri Job Center says if you’re looking for a specific job, don’t put your search on hold because of the pandemic. She especially encourages applicants looking for …

Toni Robinson, president of Springfield NAACP says they have to prioritize things in their life. Self care, time in nature and other daily practices help them stay balanced. Robinson is one of Springfield …

Speaker, coach and writer Erika Gerdes left a twelve year career at Google because she felt something was missing in her life. Gerdes says she had to be honest with herself about what she wanted from …

Katherine Trombetta with the Missouri Job Center says they normally offer workshops on resume tips, career exploration and interview skills. With the coronavirus pandemic making those interactions …

Katherine Trombetta with the Missouri Job Center says they’ve been using social media to try to help people with their job search during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Job Center will host several …

Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says there are analogies between being deployed in the military and current events. Ollis says he learned some tricks of the trade during his three, seven …

Jamie Thomas, vice president of Prosperiti Properties, says she spent years worrying that she’d miss opportunities if she put her family first. “The minute that I was brave enough to say, I’m a …

Tim Potthoff, project manager with Nabholz, says the construction industry needs skilled tradesmen. He says getting certified in a trade pays as well as most four year degrees without accruing as …

Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms, says most of their apprentices and interns are searching for a career more in line with their values and interests. Millsap says they greet potential …

When Martha Cooper, owner of Cafe Basilico, moved back to Springfield, she had trouble finding a job because job requirements had changed for surgical technicians. Though she had previously owned a …

“If you’re not doing what you love, then change what you’re doing. It’s simple as that, because again, life is too short. There’s something out there for every one,” says Janice Goocher, …

Ashley Fletcher, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, says when you’re dealing with someone you perceive as unreasonable, take a step back and understand there is probably a reason for their behavior. …

“I don’t care what position you’re in, you need to have someone else who’s been there and done that… to bounce things off of, talk about your mistakes,” says Paul Long, Vice President …

“Even though I knew that aspect of the bank, I didn’t get to experience it one on one,” says Judy Hadsall, President and CEO of Multipli Credit Union. Hadsall had previously worked for a large …

Wayne Dipper, Chief Operating Officer and co-owner at KPM Technology, says you must remember that anything you post to social media can come back to haunt you. “I know for a fact that before I ever …

In a tight employment market “I think the first thing is really being more open to hiring someone who struggles with literacy,” says Kristy Frans with the Council of Churches. “Just because …

Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks, says, “How do we pair you up with something you’re passionate about, but that you have the skills for also?” Burris recommends David …

“So the worst has happened. You’ve been told that you’re going to be let go, and now you wonder how am I going to position myself to get my next position or move on in my career so that I’m …

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