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Silly Rabbit…

Easter is this weekend and during this time we all look forward to warmer weather and blooming flowers, sunny skies and spending time with family and friends. Not to mention bright colors in new fashion. Easter is the kick off to spring and we’re so excited for what’s to come!

Easter eggs have always been hailed as a symbol of life and new beginning in most cultures. They have been buried with royals as a blessing into the afterlife. Easter eggs have been used to symbolize the resurrection of Christ and the Passover Sacrifice. The Easter egg had been also offered as gifts among family and friends.

The offering of Easter eggs as gifts have made coloring eggs a huge part of this holiday. Coloring eggs has become family traditions around the world. Coloring started as a way to adorn eggs with bright colors and religious symbols to be offered as gifts but now it has moved away from this type of coloring to a more modern less religious theme. They now are using all types of mediums to achieve the different color and designs. This has ways proven to be a great way to involve children.

Of course the most popular tradition surrounding Easter is what else? The Easter Basket! On Easter morning there is no greater sight than a brimming basket of shiny plastic eggs (sort of like Christmas but way more pastel). For bonus points ditch those chintzy wicker baskets and use a Caboodle instead! Share your Easter Caboodle creations on Twitter @RealCaboodles & share on Instagram.com/RealCaboodles 

HAPPY EASTER!

~Donita

Ummm… best mail day EVER. Big thanks to our friends at @lifewaykefir for all of these probiotic goodies! #lifewaykefir #lifeway #kefir #omnomnom  (at k101 Agency)

Ummm… best mail day EVER. Big thanks to our friends at @lifewaykefir for all of these probiotic goodies! #lifewaykefir #lifeway #kefir #omnomnom (at k101 Agency)

Hey Chicago, we didn’t sign up for this. #aprilshowersmyass

Hey Chicago, we didn’t sign up for this. #aprilshowersmyass

Get A Job

Gone are the days of getting dressed in your best to pound the pavement and land your dream job. We now log on to computers, fill out online applications and upload resumes as we sit with our fingers crossed hoping  to be a part of the lucky draw. With so many applicants, you might wonder how to stand out. If you’ve been in the job market for a while of your just entering there are a few things you should know.

There is a system in place to weed out applicants known as an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). It works by scanning resumes for key words to identify skills required for the job. I advise you to understand the job description, locate key words used and incorporate them in the summary of your resume (helpful LINK). Making the summary speak directly to the job description is what employers look for. YES!!!! This takes a lot of time!!!! You will likely need to tweak your resume multiple times during this process.

Formatting your resume is high up the priority list. There are two types of formatting used in resumes. The first is what we were taught in high school, the chronological resume that list Jobs and education in chronological order. There is also a functional resume that focuses more on accomplishments, skills and experience. A functional resume is typically used by job seekers who are changing careers or who have gaps in their employment history. This may all seem a bit overwhelming, but don’t fret, being gainfully employed will take the stink away soon enough. Happy job hunting!!!!!       

~Donita

k101 watchdog on duty (at k101 Agency)

k101 watchdog on duty (at k101 Agency)

#dailyinspiration

#dailyinspiration

The breakfast club met for detention 30 years ago today. #thebreakfastclub #johnhughes

The breakfast club met for detention 30 years ago today. #thebreakfastclub #johnhughes

#pink #cupcakes (at Sweet Mandy B’s)

#pink #cupcakes (at Sweet Mandy B’s)

Kicking off #marchmadness with #privatebank (at Cubby Bear)

Kicking off #marchmadness with #privatebank (at Cubby Bear)

Cookies are so smart sometimes #dreams #fortunecookie

Cookies are so smart sometimes #dreams #fortunecookie