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Entries for July, 2017

From NSPRA – Tips to help staff connect with more parents

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] From the National School Public Relations Associations comes these suggestions: Hold an in-service training session on working with single parents Work with your staff to schedule parent meetings and parent-teacher conferences at times convenient to parents Insist that all staff practice good customer service Encourage staff to give parents a chance to […]

A potpourri – From ‘USA Today’

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Some “USA Snapshots” from USA Today. It gets full credit. 41 percent of Americans cannot tell the difference between secure and unsecured Wi-Fi, but still take questionable actions (Norton by Symantec survey of 1,002 consumer One in 14 computer users fall for phishing — being tricked into following a link or opening an […]

Making your resume ATS (applicant tracking system) – friendly

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] BY MATT TARPEY (From the Courier-Post – Sunday, July 16, 2017) CAREERBUILDER When looking for candidates to potentially fill an open position, the majority of employers use something called an applicant tracking system (ATS) to find, collect, organize and screen all of the applications they receive. This means your resume will likely need to […]

Recovering from a bad interview

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] CareerBuilder.com’s Sarah Sipek writes in detail about interview follow-ups.  Look for the entire article online or visit the Courier-Post Sunday, July 9 edition, page 16 C. In addition, http://larrylitwin.com/handouts.html contains many “handouts” on resumes and interview techniques. Here are Sipek’s key points: Send a thank-you note Ask for a second chance Don’t grovel Reflect Conduct mock […]

Henry Clay Eulogy

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Read by Larry Litwin on behalf of the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association at Henry Clay’s funeral on July 7. First I’d like to acknowledge your late pastor Reverend Britt Stargell. I miss his advice, counsel and friendship. When I got the call last Saturday, the news of Henry’s passing hit me like […]

Firework safety tips

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Do not allow children to light fireworks, even sparklers, without parental supervision. Do not allow young children to handle sparklers at all — certainly not those younger than 5, says Jefferson Hospital surgeon Randall W. Culp. Do not pick up firework debris. It might still go off. Avoid buying fireworks wrapped in […]