Resumes in the Job Search!

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One of the first things you need to do in the job search is creating a resume. It’s used to put all your information for employers in one spot. All job applications require one, and they are easy for the employers to see if you are a good fit for the position. It helps them see your job history, and if you have had a stable job and dependable. It’s also required for a lot of professional jobs like office jobs, and even retail jobs. They are essential for the job search, and necessary. However, it can be time-consuming putting it together luckily there are a ton of free resume templates you can use. A lot of word processing software have resume templates built right in, and all you have to do is fill in the blanks.

Creating a resume is easy! First, choose a template you like in Microsoft word. You can even make it a fancy one if you want. I did at one point create mine with a red frame and it was easy since it was broken into sections.The name goes at the top, followed by email, phone number, and address.

The first thing to fill out is your work information. Title, store and address and the dates you worked followed by the description. Don’t forget to have a consistent font and theme. Bold the job title and make everything else normal.Put the most recent job first then go down the list.  Then comes the education part to put your degree in bold followed by the school, and the location. Then underneath that is the dates you attended.

Then comes the skills. Some job applications even let you put in the skills and how much experience you have with them. You can even put links to your social media profiles, and website links. My class had us create a portfolio of all the work we published. And even depending what it is some of the journalism ones have you create a website. I had to anyway since I’m writing books, and I wanted all the links to them in one place. There is even a spot for publications too. And you can even include your awards and certifications too. After the resume is done and polished then you are ready to search for jobs. It can be hard to wait after you have sent an application in, and it doesn’t hurt to check in either. I hope you have found this article helpful and good luck on your resume! I hope you find the job of your dreams.

 

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How to Ace That Job Interview! And Job interview tips!

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Job searching is something everyone does period since you need a job to make money. And since I’ve been out of school that is what I’ve been doing. I was lucky with my first job since it was given to me after I shadowed a lab for girl scouts, and I worked there for two years until I got laid off for lack of grant funds. It was hard since I was unemployed for 6 months. And then I got lucky after filling out job apps and got the first job that I’ve had for 6 years while I was in school. Recently, I’ve had to look for something better since I’ve been out of school since December. I’ve had to send in job application after job application.And got some interview out of it, and they both have led to me landing the job. One of them I didn’t like the hours, and the other I took since it’s full time. Job interviews are easy too since they are pretty much talking about yourself, and your recent experiences. It’s easy to answer the questions, and yes it can be nerve-wracking. But getting a call back is easier than filling out applications and waiting for the interviews.

Here are my top ten tips:

  1. Dress nicely this is an interview after all.
  2. Think about the questions they ask and answer honestly.
  3. Be friendly since they are the ones who picked you for it.
  4. Be confident.
  5. Make sure to come prepared with questions.
  6. Ask about the hours, pay and benefits.
  7. Take the job if they offer you a good pay rate and good hours.
  8. Don’t take less than you deserve.
  9. Be positive.
  10. Show them you can do the job!

These tips will definitely help you succeed in your interview, and good luck!

I hope you enjoyed the post, and in the meantime, I’m working on AngelWitch edits. Also, I’ve been doing research on book promotion since it’s a step you have to take after you publish the book.

Why I left Kindle for one book, and AngelWitch is done! Life After College!

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School is over leaving me to focus on finding a full time job, and it also means I can focus on other projects. AngelWtich rough draft is also done, and since it was by hand I have to put all the changes in the word doc. I also pulled Tales from Behind the Counter from Kindle Unlimited and I left The Killer Contract Agency there since it might do better. I’m at a cross roads in my life since I’m out of school it gives me time to focus on the stuff I want to do. I’m also uploading gameplay videos to a separate Youtube channel then my author one. My plan is to write books full-time and make Youtube videos full-time too, but those take time.

 

Life after college is way different when you are used to going to school. You now have the option of just working and that is it. It’s also hard to get a job right out of the gate too. In the meantime I’m just applying places and hoping something comes up. The other thing going on is my boyfriend Chris and I are doing gameplay videos together. I play hidden object games, horror, and roleplaying ones. Even a few first-person shooters like Bioshock.

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI3Ymy1sVC1SYeRYvalbJWQ

 

Here is the link to my author one: https://www.youtube.com/user/jdsamuels25

 

I have time to do more Youtube videos thanks to school being done, and time to read and review my favorite books. I also sent A Witchy Beginning to readers to see if it really does need to be new adult instead of young adult, and they said it doesn’t need to be changed. I won’t and when I get the feedback I will go over it again. It may actually be closer to publication then I thought. I’ll update my blog more, and let you know the progress of my books. I’ll also tell you the story behind AngelWitch too.

 

Until next time,

 

Wolfdreamer25

20 Things to do on a Snow Day!

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Snow is on the ground up to your boots and you can’t go to work since the roads are iced over. What is a person to do? Simple a lot can be done at this time since snow days are a perfect time to catch up on things, and here are 20 things to do on a snow day!

  1. Catch up on fun reading since snow days can be used to catch up on books you meant to read but didn’t have time for.
  2. Watch a show to catch up on or a movie you haven’t seen yet since snow days are catch up days.
  3. Eat snacks since it’s something to do especially while you watch said movie.
  4. Catch up on video games since snow days can be used to play video games you meant to beat.
  5. Write a novel since you have been meaning to do something fun especially the one you need to work on…
  6. Organize room since it’s something you have been meaning to do for a while.
  7. Delete old school files especially if you have graduated like me, and don’t need it again.
  8. Go through old school papers and throw out the ones you never need again.
  9. Write in a journal since getting thoughts out is important.
  10. Catch up on the mobile games you love to play since it’s a fun way to pass the time.
  11. Sleep catching up on sleep is important.
  12. Youtube videos since snow days are a good time to catch up on your favorite youtubers.
  13. Blog posts since writing them during snow days can be a fun way to pass the time.
  14. Catch up with family and friends since it’s a time to be stuck anyway.
  15. Plan a goal for the new year since the new year just started.
  16. Bake cookies since the snow sucks and cookies help.
  17. Play with pets in the snow and even build a snowman since it can be fun to throw snowballs at each other.
  18. Make soup since it can help to combat the cold.
  19. Laundry since people need to wear clothes, and sometimes you can catch up on it especially if you have fallen behind.
  20. Dishes since your family is urging you to catch up on chores.

There is plenty to do during a snow day, and it can be needed after a stressful work week. Sit, relax, and enjoy it if you can. If the roads are horrible then don’t travel unless you need to especially if you can’t drive in snow!

 

Youtube and my journey:

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I started my Youtube channel in 2012, and my first video was me recording my guinea pig eating at the time. I didn’t post an intro video till 2014, and that is when I’ve been more active on Youtube. I didn’t come up with a consistent schedule either. And to this day I have 56 subscribers not that much. And lately I’ve been doing so much research that I want to film more videos, and become successful with it since I love gaming I created a gaming channel. I made a Youtube banner, and even created a logo with the logo making software. So far I’ve filmed 68 videos about my books, author stuff, and I was even in the Giant Authortube Collab last summer! I first started out with my HP laptop, and used the webcam built in. I used the program Youcam to film videos, and adjusted everything. I upgraded to a Logitech Webcam, and I still use Youcam to record. I put all the footage in Cyberlink Powerdirector, and then upload it to Youtube once it’s an MP4 video. I even got a gaming headset for my gaming channel videos, and got the program Bandicam to record gameplay. Of course, if you have Steam and use a controller it allows you to record gameplay by just hitting the middle button on the controller.

 

Here is the link to the  gaming channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI3Ymy1sVC1SYeRYvalbJWQ

 

Intro Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGwv5JXFgqQ

 

I also completed my first walkthrough for Haunted Halls and finished the game, and added it to a playlist here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuS5IxmADTI_kVo9tOxmzwiZO-G-KMEjE

 

My Youtube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn2LUoqPcFHmkV3pQFVFFDQ

 

I will add more videos to both channels, and upload more regularly. I am planning on talking about the journey to publication and the self-publishing process on my author channel as well as doing videos on my favorite books. I also plan on filming more hidden object game walkthroughs for my gaming channel.

 

The Killer Contract Agency is republished, and I’m almost done with the rough draft on AngelWitch.

 

I’ll keep you updated on everything since school is over. I might even talk about my college experience too on my authortube channel.

 

Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25

Things Retail Workers Are Sick Of Hearing From Customers and News!

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Pretty office manager isolated on whiteDon’t ever say these things…
I’ve been working retail for way too long to the point where I hate it when a customer says these phrases. They aren’t funny anymore some of them, and I can’t laugh either at it. Don’t ever say these again, and I will tell you why.

Oh, it doesn’t scan so it must be free right? Ha…Ha…Ha…But not funny at all since I’ve heard it way too many times. It’s not funny anymore since it’s a lame joke. It costs something since nothing is free. And it’s even more annoying when they say back in my day they would give it to the person free. I don’t care what they did back in the day since it’s different now.

Oh, I just printed it today…Said when they give me a hundred dollar bill. Not funny when you have heard it so many times. I get it that is the only thing you have, but come on? Do you think you are funny when you say that? You aren’t, in fact, I want to hear something new. I even had a customer joke about printing a penny of all things….Come on…

Do you work here? I wear the vest, name badge, and uniform I do work there, and common sense will tell you I do especially since I’m behind a counter with the keys. I also get annoyed when I’m putting up items, and I’m asked if I work in this department…I do since I have the keys…Come on…Same goes if I’m stocking stuff in the area. 

Do you have this item in the back? No, we don’t especially if the spot is empty and there is no shelf tag. We don’t keep anything in the back except full items…Stop asking that since we don’t keep the good stuff there.

You had this a few years ago at a different store…Then we don’t have it since products change every year. Different stores carry different products. Duh. Not every store is the same. I’ve had a customer think I wasn’t telling the truth because I told her we don’t carry it at this store. We don’t the product was at another store. Then a customer asked if we had a product in stock. We don’t then they ask me when I’ll get it in, and guess what I don’t know since they never tell us when things come in. The lady asked if I worked there long. I do the product she was looking for was at another store in another state. Of course, we don’t have it…

I saw you have it online…And it’s different in store. In store and online are different and carry different products. Shoving your phone in my face won’t make me want to help you find it either. Just because we have it online does not mean we have it in store. Don’t blame me for it either…I don’t have any control of it…

Can I get a discount? No, since you are not entitled to anything. I hate it when customers ask me this. Hell, one guy asked for a discount just for checking out at my register. You are not entitled to a discount just because you ask for it. What makes you so special? I’m sorry to say this but you aren’t better than everyone else. Yes, you spend money, but it doesn’t mean you are entitled to a discount.

You look like you are doing nothing, and need something to do…We are always doing something such as cleaning up after you. One time an employee said it while I was taping up stuff and repeated it twice like I was doing nothing and that I can size her finger. I mean come on no need to be rude about it. 

They did it for me at the other store…then go there especially if you want to be rude about it.

I think you get the point. I can go on and on about this, but retail workers are people too. I get asked the stupidest questions, and I hate it when people act like they can ask something like these questions and think they can get away with it. Just don’t say these ever since retail workers have heard it all, and it gets old…

In other news Tales from Behind the Counter is now an audiobook! Here is the link and especially pick it up if you loved this blog post!  http://amzn.to/2D7XjrC

And The Killer Contract Agency now has a new cover, and I spent 4 hours reformatting it. So when I get the full finished cover I will be republishing it again!

Hey retail workers what are you sick of hearing from customers?

Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25

15 Interesting Moments Of Resident Evil 7

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Welcome to an immersive and scary game unlike any other….

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard was groundbreaking since it was in the first person, and you can even play it in virtual reality too. It’s dark with an eerie setting, and the atmosphere is creepy. 

It took a day of playing it to beat the game, and a few of the times a strategy guide was my best friend to help find out what to do next. Play it in the dark with the sound up, and you will be immersed in a world full of horror. Here are 15 of the best moments of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard.

1.When the wife goes crazy and attacks Ethan. Ethan finally found his wife, but then she loses it and goes after him instead. It was a scary and intense battle.

  1. Learning the Baker family has lost their minds especially when it looks like they are eating people. Ew.
  2. Daddy Jack comes back just when you think he is dead he comes back to life scaring you.
  3. Jack is defeated in an intense battle again, and you can roam the main house without the fear of being attacked.
  4. The Molded creatures seem to come out of nowhere and jump on you when you least expect it.

6.Old lady Grandma shows up in random places and stares at you when you are going the right way.

7.Random flashbacks happen at the end reminding you of the crazy beginning. The telephone also rings at random times in the game to tell you stuff moving forward.

  1. Random puzzles needed to be completed to move into different rooms. Wood figure needed to have the shadow match the picture. You need to get items to complete the burner and the serum for the cure.

9.The little girl hums a creepy tune and shows up to scare you when you least expect it.

10.The bosses are hard to beat at times, and they surprise you when you least expect it. Also intense and scary.

11.Finding tapes and playing them which makes you part of the scene. And finding out it was all Mia’s fault.

  1. Watching the story reveal itself as time goes on, and exploring different areas that are creepy and immersive.
  2. Using medkits that heal your wounds by splashing it on your hands.
  3. Reading notes about the virus and what happened to the missing people as the story goes on.
  4. Seeing the final ending and being amazed at how it all ended.

I loved the immersive world and the graphics were awesome. It was a good but creepy game to play in the dark. The story was full of jump scares and puzzles with someone chasing after you forcing you to hide at certain points. Overall a good game for survival horror fans.