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CAMEO’s lead consultant Susan K. Maciak published three career-related or corporate-related non-fiction books: What Are People Skills, Anyway? JOB SHOPPING and The Monster Show. Now, she’s writing fiction for the first time.
First Job Jitters by Susan K. Maciak
Like the 17-year-old main character of her new book, Maciak worked her way through college. First Job Jitters is based on her own experiences as a young woman on her own after high school. The story includes mystery and romance, but it also provides plenty of tips for entering the job market and surviving obstacles to earning enough money to enroll in college.
The stars of the Twilight series, of course. Beneath the First Job Jitters, there’s a sweet, innocent love story between a young girl and a man she admires. A child snatcher, rather than a pack of werewolves, create the conflict, however.
Anastasia gets her first job, solves a mystery, catches a kidnapper and falls in love — all in one weekend.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Out of work? Need a job? Know someone who does?
JOB SHOPPING: Don’t Settle for a Job that Sucks!
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Don’t drown in job-loss sorrows. Regroup and move on. Find another job that capitalizes on your skills, abilities, talents and experience. Go through a CAMEO career analysis and get started on a new job search. Go to www.cameocareer.com Our consultants will analyze your career potential and suggest 20 or more job titles you should consider.
How do employees know what to do unless someone tells them? Too often, an eager young worker starts a job — and is never trained to do it. After a few months, the manager wonders why he is not catching on. The employee is frustrated, the manager is concerned and the company is losing business.
CAMEO Consulting offers more than 30 Do-It-Yourself Powerpoint programs in topics ranging from customer service to communications and creative thinking for the staff of any business or agency. Fall prices are just $29 each.
To order and download your self-training or staff training programs, go to www.cameocareer.com and click on Training Programs for details.
Stop assuming and speak up if you’d like to be promoted in your company. Confide in a few people above you on the career ladder. Tell them what you’d like your next job title to be.
If you’ve worked hard and have a good attitude, they will more than likely want to help you advance in your company. If you’ve been a complainer, critic or slacker, though, you’ll have to change your behavior. People who move up the corporate ladder are usually the hard workers with positive attitudes who want the next position badly enough to ask for help in getting there.
After almost four straight years working with clients desperately seeking work of any kind, a corner is turned in the job market. According to consultants at CAMEO Career & Corporate Consulting LLC more clients are again seeking better jobs, promotions, raises and career changes. This is good news for anyone still unemployed. More jobs will open as employees start climbing up the ladder again instead of just hanging onto their current jobs for dear life.
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