What does your credit union resume look like?

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Is the Traditional Credit Union Resume Obsolete?Is the old-fashioned, printed resume an anachronism in the age of Linkedin and personal websites? Not in the least, according to staffing firm The Creative Group. In fact, an old-school resume can be your secret weapon.The company recently polled advertising and marketing executives, and found that nearly eight in 10 said they would rather receive traditional CVs in Word or PDF format from candidates applying for creative roles at their company.In fact, far fewer executives favored online profiles (14%) and video or infographic resumes (3% each) as their format of choice.These executives say they go through stacks of resumes, spending just seconds on each one. They’re looking for specific qualities in the applicants, and say that the traditional form of resume is what works best. continue reading »last_img read more

Derek Miedema: Euthanasia hurts families

first_imgNational Post 16 June 2014My brother, who is severely handicapped, was once admitted to the hospital for pneumonia. During the few hours my family was not with him, a “do not resuscitate” bracelet was attached to his arm. My mother found out about it by accident when she asked what the purple bracelet was for.I can imagine the assumption: he’s so severely handicapped that we should let the pneumonia kill him. To have my brother die this way would have been absolutely devastating to our family.Bill 52, which ushers in doctor-assisted suicide in Quebec, has been discussed a lot by now. However, no one has addressed how arguments over life and death for loved ones can have lasting effects on family relationships and radically alter family dynamics.My brother survived. Not such a happy ending for Tom Mortier, whose mother was killed by euthanasia in 2012. She was clinically depressed and had cut off contact with her son, contrary to his wishes. Tom found out his mother was dead only when he was called to make arrangements for her body at the morgue.http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/06/16/derek-miedema-euthanasia-hurts-families/last_img read more

Spanking Children Might Not Be That Harmful, Stetson Professor Finds

first_imgFlorida Daily 13 December 2018Family First Comment: We already knew that, but his comments are interesting…“A new study that says spanking is not as bad as previously reported may not be all that well received by his peers. Ferguson admits that there is a liberal bias amongst his peers in the clinical psychology field, saying there has been a moral push in academia for the elimination of spanking. He pointed out that while he is no advocate for spanking children, the numbers were just too narrow for academia to go as far in its conclusions as had been done in the past.”New research out of Stetson University suggests spanking children is not as bad for them as other research projects in the past have shown.Dr. Chris Ferguson, a clinical psychologist at Stetson, has looked a multiple studies on spanking, especially ones that claimed that the spanking of children is predictive of them becoming violent in the future. He said the research is simply lacking.“If you control for other variables like whether the kids had pre-existing behavior problems, or whether their family environments had problems of neglect or abuse, when you control these other things is there any predictive value left over for spanking? The simple answer is no,” he said.Ferguson conducted his own study as well and found, for the most part, spanking children is not a big deal in determining whether or not they will be violent or damaged from it in the future.“There is really no effect that parents need to be worried about for the most part,” Ferguson insisted.Ferguson researched multiple studies done on the effects of spanking children and found several problems with them. The biggest problem was a lack of control for factors other than spanking that would be even more predictive of a violent future than whether or not a child was spanked. This included whether or not the child had behavior problems long before the first spanking and if parents abused the child, going beyond just spanks. Research indicates spanking is more effective for younger children than older children.“Part of it is genetics of course,” Ferguson said. “What we tend to find is the evidence suggests that there is usually a culmination of a pre-existing genetics risk coupled with a harsh environment. We are really talking about neglect, emotional harshness, kids who are told they are not loved by their parents.”READ MORE: https://www.floridadaily.com/spanking-children-might-not-be-that-harmful-stetson-professor-finds/last_img read more