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Dalllas Hermanson
8 days ago

So "Mr." works in any situation (well, in the US at least), but "Mrs." (missus) and Ms." (miss) are dependent on if the person is married or not. Kind of archaic and doesn't really reflect our current societal norms or values, but that's a whole other conversation.

So if you want to be polite in an interview or phone call, and you're not sure which to use, which is the default to which you typically fall back? Ma'am works of course, but not if you want to include their name when addressing them (it's a great subtle way to form a connection and be more personal after all).

A quick google search returns this as the top answer: "Use “Ms.” when you are not sure of a woman's marital status, if the woman is unmarried and over 30 or if she prefers being addressed with a marital-status neutral title." That might be a convention set down by someone at some point in history, but it seems like a potential landmine to me...you never know what a person finds offensive for whatever reason they might have.

Any thoughts or opinions on the matter?

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Nina McCoy

Always Ms.

Always Ms.

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Steven Ransom

It's funny that Dalllas Hermanson brought up this issue and not once in his replies to anyone of the women who responded, has he used the terms "Mrs. or Ms." 🤔 and these too are people he doesn't know.

It's funny that Dalllas Hermanson brought up this issue and not once in his replies to anyone of the women who responded, has he used the terms "Mrs. or Ms." 🤔 and these too are people he doesn't know.

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Esther Pascal
over 6 months ago

You don’t need to get recertified to apply for a medical assistant position, but make sure you have valid excuse as to why you have not worked in the medical field. Employers will be understanding if a family member was sick or you were furthering your education. The skills you previously attained as a medical assistant are still relevant, so it’s easier for employers to focus on training you for a specific department. There are a lot of other high paying entry level medical jobs available, too.

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Stephanie Tillman
over 6 months ago

I'm in a bit of a pinch. My freelancing work has been great for me, but it's not consistent enough right now.

I have a lot of health issues, but they are unlikely to get me on disability, particularly because of my age since I'm not even 30 yet.

Can we brainstorm on this?

I can't stand still for more than 20 minutes at a time. I can move around and walk for a few hours, but standing aggravates my scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, and Fibromyalgia. These same issues cause fatigue and occasional muscle weakness, so I can't do things that require consistent lifting more than 30 pounds.

I'm not interested in driving as a job (such as Lyft, UPS, etc.), because I hate driving.

My shining talent is with editing and creative writing. I can proofread and edit pretty much anything, catching stuff that no one else sees.

I'm on 10 different job boards (Indeed, CareerBuilder, etc.) and still haven't landed anything after searching and applying most of this year. I've got some freelance clients, but I feel like I'm just treading water in terms of my funds.

My fatigue (especially when my insomnia kicks it up a notch) and muscle pain are my biggest roadblocks. What kinds of jobs are there that are full-time and can accommodate my issues? I've been applying to admin assistant jobs and similar things to that (secretary, receptionist, etc.).

I really need to work on my nest egg, but I'm not getting anywhere. Please help if you can think of anything!

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shonda samuel
over 6 months ago

I would like to join the walmart team.

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robert chaparro
over 6 months ago

I've been working for mbd for over three years an i would like to know how can i get on board with the paint workers

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Samantha Nace
3 months ago

I have a bachelors degree in ABA and I’m working on a masters in other psychology. But what else can I apply my bachelors of science to? Because it doesn’t earn me anything in ABA anymore and I don’t want to do ABA now anyway. I love the ABA concept but I don’t like the way it is used and I’d love to apply it to another place. #jobsearch #advice #careerchange #education #healthcare #careeradvice #ABA #psychology #bachelors

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William Sherry

Ask @John Biddle as he is all knowing

Ask @John Biddle as he is all knowing

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Angelina Elliott

Hi Samatha, Well, I can understand where you are coming from; I also studied ABA in the past and practiced as a behavioral analyst technician in the space. As you know, in ABA, you get a vast knowledge of the learning theory. So depending on where you see yourself and find the most fulfilling is key. Navigate further into healthcare, special needs teaching, even in government sectors, as an FBI analyst. Also, if you are still in school, reach out to your advisor, and I'm sure they can help you source some significant additional roles where you can still take the concepts you learn and know and apply them in a different space, along with learning even more. Best wishes moving forward!

Hi Samatha, Well, I can understand where you are coming from; I also studied ABA in the past and practiced as a behavioral analyst technician in the space. As you know, in ABA, you get a vast knowledge of the learning theory. So depending on where you see yourself and find the most fulfilling is key. Navigate further into healthcare, special needs teaching, even in government sectors, as an FBI analyst. Also, if you are still in school, reach out to your advisor, and I'm sure they can help you source some significant additional roles where you can still take the concepts you learn and know and apply them in a different space, along with learning even more. Best wishes moving forward!

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Matt Bornhorst
over 6 months ago

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Marlan Campbell
over 6 months ago

Im trying to get into the oil field i have experience on a work over rig was floor lead man and worked in the deric need help geting on somwhere can anybody help me out

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Yolanda Lastiee
over 6 months ago

Does anyone have any suggestions on a legitimate work at home companies?

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over 6 months ago

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