Thursday, December 15, 2016

First impressions last: Crafting an impressive resume

Everyone deserves a chance at employment, but how will an applicant stand out from the rest? A well-written resume is a way for applicants to impress potential employers even before they step into the office for a face-to-face interview. Here’s how to craft a résumé that can land an applicant their dream job.


Resumes must be kept on a single page unless one has extensive professional experience that is related to the field of work they are applying for. Headings must be organized and prioritized, with the contact information on the top part. Texts can be easily read by neatly placing statements in bullets. For fonts, it is best to go for standard styles like Times New Roman, Candara, Verdana, Helvetica, and other similar-looking styles. Texts should also be at 10 to 12 pt.

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Work objective

After listing one’s contact information (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, contact number) comes the work objective. This must clearly state which position the applicant is applying for and their skills that are related to the job opening. This must be written with sincerity and must support the company’s call for the opening. Everything that comes next in the resume must be written to support the objective.

Academic and work history

Applicants must clearly state their school, degree, major, and graduation date. Other education and courses like exchange programs, vocational training, and certification must also be listed in this part. Work history must be written from latest to oldest.

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List important skills

Skills are the selling point of one’s resume. It must be backed up with convincing evidence. Computer language, lab techniques, and tech skills can be listed here.

As for references, it is not necessary for one to fit it on the first page. Applicants may send it only when it is required. Otherwise, they can put references on a separate page.

Steve Sorensen is a staffing industry expert and businessman. Visit this blog for similar reads.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Getting Onboard: Choosing Your First Boat

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There is a different kind of joy in boating: there's that feeling of adventure when you're sailing or rowing farther offshore; you get to enjoy the serenity of a lake or the ocean in calm weather; you can go fishing, or you can simply relax and bask in the sun on the deck of your boat.

If you've finally discovered this joy and thinking of getting your first boat, there are few guidelines to making sure you get just the right kind for you. There are generally three categories of boats based on activity: cruising, fishing, and water sports.

Cruising boats are primarily for relaxing. Sailboats are a popular choice and come in a range of sizes, hull configurations, and a number of sails.

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For fishing, you can go with center consoles which are usually designed to withstand rough waters; or you can opt for a rowboat for calmer waters such as lakes.

There are specialized boats for sports such as water skiing and wakeboarding. A jet boat is a variation of a bowrider, but the engine is located inside the hull and is more versatile for maneuvering.

Steve Sorensen is a businessman involved in diverse enterprises. He is a shareholder in custom boats company, Gig Harbor Boat Works, which is also run by operations manager John Paulson. Know more about boats by visiting this page.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Planning On The Prairie: Basic Preparations For Cattle Ranching

Cattle ranching is a fulfilling endeavor for those who love the outdoors and taking care of bovines, and probably eating them. Some have even turned it into successful businesses wherein they earn sufficiently to pay for property taxes, keep the herd alive and healthy, and sustain land operations.

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No matter the objective of cattle ranching, there are some elementary preparations needed before the actual purchase of cattle.

Land preparation

A herd of cattle requires healthy, suitable grazing areas, which provide an economical source of feeds.
A study of the pasture needs to be conducted to learn the types of grasses present in the land and whether it is appropriate for the cattle intended to be bought. Asking assistance from local veterinarians and extension personnel can give the ranch owner a better understanding of the available pastures.

Additionally, a good, sturdy perimeter fence of at least four feet in height, should be installed to ensure the animals stay safely within the land’s boundary.

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Resource preparation

The shelter prepared for the cattle need not be sophisticated, but it should be able to provide cattle protection from high temperature, the wind, and precipitation.

The dietary needs of the cattle should also be planned well before the bovines are purchased. Their lineup of food includes dry feed, which they need lots of, forage that they can get from grazing or eating hay, supplements, minerals, and vitamins. Cattle also drink quite a lot, so a plentiful supply of clean water should be provided for them.

Steve Sorensen is a passionate businessman, whose business ventures include being a partner of the Flying V-Bar Ranch, a ranch that operates in Southern Utah, Southern Arizona, and Southern Mexico. Visit this blog to learn more about him, his work, and his interests

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Heeding the Call: Why Mormon Missionaries Proselyte?

Members of the Lord’s Church from around the world are doing missionary work as an answer to their life’s call. There are 6.7 billion people in the world, but there are only about 84,000 full-time missionaries involved in 405 mission stations who reach out to others.

What is the reason Mormon missionaries proselyte? They do it because they do not want the word of God to remain in them. Mormons believe that salvation is not just for a few believers, but is meant for others as well. They are encouraged to be missionaries in their own way, by sharing to others the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a personal way. 

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According to Gordon B. Hinckley, who served as the 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, every member of the church needs “a friend, a responsibility, and nurturing with the good word of God” as stated in Moroni 6:4. These young men and women share their testimonies to introduce the gospel to their family members, acquaintances, and friends who are not Latter-day Saints. 

Missionaries begin serving from the young age of 18 to 19. However, some couples and seniors also serve in missions. Missions last for about 18 months to two years, depending on the need. Mission work is volunteer work. Therefore, missionaries are not paid monetarily for their service. 

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Steve Sorensen is a business leader and an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He has experienced being in the mission field, having served in Tokyo Japan, and is also active in LDS charities and humanitarian services. Visit this Facebook page to learn more about his professional and ministry work.