Tag Archives: #careers

Start Your Job Search with a Personal Mission Statement

A mission statement is a powerful tool for job seekers. It can guide your career path and help you stay focused on your goals. A well-crafted mission statement can facilitate clarifying your purpose, values, and ambitions, and communicate them effectively to potential employers. A powerful mission statement  can make you stand out from the competition. Everything you do that’s connected with your job search should be tested against your mission statement to make sure you’re laser focused on achieving your career goals. Continue reading Start Your Job Search with a Personal Mission Statement

Should You Post Your Resume on LinkedIn?

Having a LinkedIn Profile today is not the option it was in the early 2000s. To not have one in 2023 is declaring yourself out of touch. To not be active on it is a professional shortcoming. While it is unlikely that LinkedIn will ever replace document or file-based resumes in the foreseeable future, it may not be the best place to post your resume. And here’s why. Continue reading Should You Post Your Resume on LinkedIn?

Job Search and Career Lingo

When I produced and hosted DINERS for Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and wrote Classic Diners of Connecticut for The History Press, I immersed myself in diner lingo, the light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek and even sometimes risqué phrases could be heard in wide use in busy diners during the 1920’s continuing on well into the 1970’s. Diner lingo was a spontaneously developed mnemonic means of making orders easier to hear and remember above the conversational din of the busy diner.

But, did you know that the career marketplace has a language all its own, beyond such terms as resume, cover letter, LinkedIn Profile, and job application? See how many are familiar to you: Continue reading Job Search and Career Lingo

Shoreline Diner Partners with Career Coach to Help Job Seekers

GUILFORD — Diners have left a huge impression on Garrison Leykam’s life.  As an Army brat growing up, Leykam remembers the first time he stepped into a diner in New Rochelle, New York, where his family had decided to set down roots after his father left the military. He has always seen them as centers of the community. “I immediately fell in love with diners,” he said, because these cozy restaurants always helped him feel at home during his years working as a salesperson and being on the road.

It was for that reason, Leykam said, that he decided Shoreline Diner, at 345 Boston Post Road in Guilford, was the perfect place to hold a free career presentation, which will take place June 24 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

His goal is to help people looking to change careers, find a new job in their field, get promoted, or find work after being unemployed during the pandemic. Continue reading Shoreline Diner Partners with Career Coach to Help Job Seekers