Top Three (Practical) Things To Do Today as an Active Job or Talent Seeker

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Yeah, we’ve all seen the top ten and twenty lists that dominate trending blog and news articles. This, though, is a top three. Three: it’s a good number. It is manageable and therefore more likely to help people in getting done whatever needs to be done. Life is chaotic; information is everywhere and ever-present; it’s hard to get a good sense of direction sometimes, and it’s normal to feel the need for help. Here’s just a little something to get your feet back on the ground:

1) Set Reasonable Goals

A big part of procrastination is the uncertainty of what will happen if we do, in fact, decide to do something. If a goal is too complicated, it will immediately become more difficult to accomplish. You can start easy by setting the goal to cook dinner and then clean up the kitchen afterward. “What’s specifically involved?,” “How might it look if I were to do this?,” “How might I feel after if I’ve reached the goal?” Then, with practice, you set more and more meaningful and significant goals using the same principles as you would with simpler goals.

2) Think of Specific Tasks

Fear and/or change can dominate a person’s motivation to do something. Remember a few key things when it comes to setting and achieving goals: motivation follows action, you can never truly predict how something will go so there’s nothing to lose by giving it a try and seeing what it looks like, and this whole topic is highly sensitive and emotionally charged. Emotions are triggered by thoughts, not the other way around.

3) Complete Tasks Systematically

As with doing anything, some kind of organizational system helps. There’s no magical prescription for what that looks like, but people generally start with lists and then determine what tasks need to be completed in order for the next task to be ready for completion until the goal is reached. Start small, and then once you see that there’s nothing to fear about experience, testing, positive modification and success, you can go bigger and bigger based on what you are really after.

What are you really after?

Contact the LEHC if you are a job seeker or business in London Ontario seeking more detailed and useful specific tactics and strategies in making progress toward your personal, professional, or organizational goals and growth.

Stay tuned for the Top Three (Big Picture) Things to Do Today as an Active Job or Talent Seeker!

Ontario Disability Benefits: Stay Ahead of the Winds of Change

Next Tuesday, December 3, 2019, representatives from the LEHC and Family Services Thames Valley will host an information session for those interested in learning about the upcoming changes to ODSP in Ontario. See below for the details!

ThenOntario Disability Support Program is Changing. Stay Ahead of the Curve with this Valuable Info Session: Tuesday, December 3, 209 from 6:30-8:30 at BEacock Branch Library, 1280 Huron Street London ON

This will be highly valuable for those currently applying for, living on, or appealing ODSP. The LEHC also offers no-cost advocacy services to provide legal support to those within the ODSP system.

Join us at the Beacock Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Doors at 6).

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No-Cost Seniors Basic Dental Care

Are you a low-income senior citizen in London ON and area?

Dentists are expensive. Retirement’s getting harder and harder by the day. If you need basic dental care, are a senior citizen living alone ($19300 max income) or a couple ($32300) the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility will cover your basic dental costs if you are not already covered!

The Ontario Conservative Governmnet offers no cost basic dental care for low-income seniors ($19300 for an individual, $32300 for a couple wthout existing coverage)

You can read the Ministry news release here and find out how to access this coverage here

If you need assistance applying online, contact or visit the LEHC!

 

 

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On the Eleventh Hour, On the Eleventh Day, On the Eleventh Month…

Today, Canada Remembers. The World Remembers.

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Whatever your philosophical or moral beliefs, the historical fact is that many Canadian men and women sacrificed their lives for victory in the First World War. Today, we celebrate the armistice that marked the end of the bloodiest and biggest war in history at the time, but we also mourn. We mourn for the faceless soldiers that gave everything so we could live freely today. Today is about more than a symbol or a poem, or an evidence-based history; it is about sentiment. The sentiment to gratefully remember the brave individuals that made the ultimate sacrifice, the sentiment to respect and honour all of the fallen, this is what today is truly about. We do not need to limit this sort of gratitude to one day a year, either. Still, there are injured, disabled, or ill veterans that do not have access to the basics. There are families of veterans that continue to go without. Whatever it is that you do today to honour these courageous souls, take a minute to reflect on all that there is to be grateful for, and the miraculous beauty of this world.

“In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders Fields.” – John McCrae

Rest in Peace, now and forever.

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The Amazing Accenture Learning Exchange Platform

Are you interested in shorter-term, blended training options? Would you like to hone your soft skills, or be better than you already are?

Sample Courses:

Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviews, Networking, Digital Literacy, Leadership Skills, and so much more!

Accenture's Learning Exchange is all about Community Collaboration

Look no further! Contact the LEHC today and we’ll hook you up with lots of great courses at no cost!

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The 2019 United Way Stairclimb, November 7, 2019

Today, the wonderful Employables team of the London Employment Help Centre rocked to the top of One London Place to raise funds for local community supports and poverty reduction initiatives. Thank you to all the donors, the other teams, United Way Elgin Middlesex, Scotiabank, the sponsors, and the community at large for making this a success! Together, we can work to reduce poverty and support productive livelihoods for the unseen, marginalized individuals of society. Most of all, this goes out to you, those with lived experience in poverty and disadvantage. Thank you!

The wonderful, super, extraordinary Employables, the London Employment Help Centre's Stairclimb 2019 Team

From left: Tricia Dalton, Edward Pugliese, Emma Ferguson, Geoff Hume, Tammy Brooks, Elena Shkolnikov, Rob Spencer

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Team Stats at a Glance:

9 Climbers

24 Donations

$840 raised (and counting), surpassing the $500 team goal by at least 168%!

We’ll see you next year!